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The Best New YA Novels of 2019  

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List Rules Vote up the new YA books that have been published in 2019.

Looking for new young adult novels to devour? The first half of 2019 looks to be a stellar year in YA literature. There are several hundred new YA books set to hit the shelves in 2019. In order to help the young reader weed through the volumes, here’s a look at some of the best young adult books released in 2019.

The best new young adult books include almost every genre. There is plenty of romance to be found in the new year with novels like the LGBT opposites attract romance in The Music of What Happens and the meet-cute amour that unfolds on the pages of Field Notes on Love. YA fans waiting for the sequels to Ash Princess and Want will certainly be happy to hear that both follow-ups, Lady Smoke and Ruse will be available long before the calendar turns to spring. Could movie adaptations be in the future?

Check out the best YA novels for 2019. Which ones are you most excited to read? Make your voice heard and vote up all the new YA books you will want to curl up with and read this year.

And if you like these books, check out our list of teen movies based on books.

 

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The Wicked King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Holly Black

 The Wicked King is sequel the to The Cruel Prince

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On the Come Up is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Angie Thomas
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Opposite of Always is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Justin A. Reynolds
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Two Can Keep a Secret is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Karen M. McManus
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The Gilded Wolves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Roshani Chokshi
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Internment is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Samira Ahmed
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
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Bloodwitch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Susan Dennard

Bloodwitch is part of the Witchlands series. 

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Lady Smoke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Laura Sebastian

Lady Smoke is the sequel to Ash Princess.

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Field Notes on Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Jennifer E. Smith
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How to Make Friends with the D... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
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The Music of What Happens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Bill Konigsberg
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The Art Of Losing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Lizzy Mason
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Four Dead Queens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Astrid Scholte
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White Eagle: Awakening is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
ChasWalker added Ellwood Cooper
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Courting Darkness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Robin LaFevers

Courting Darkness is the first book of a duology series.

 

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Girl Gone Viral is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Arvin Ahmadi
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The Weight of Our Sky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Hanna Alkaf
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Famous in a Small Town is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
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The Girl King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Mimi Yu
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What We Buried is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Kate A. Boorman
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Ruse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Cindy Pon

Ruse is the sequel to Want.

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The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Al... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
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Slayer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Kiersten White
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We Set the Dark on Fire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Tehlor Kay Mej