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The Best New YA Novels of 2019 

Sammy Leary
Updated October 1, 2019 1k votes 148 voters 4.1k views 29 items

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.

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White Eagle: Awakening ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
ChasWalker added Ellwood Cooper

First Published: 2019

Genres (Book): young adult, adventure, fantasy, coming of age, family

2
The Wicked King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Holly Black

First Published: 1/8/19

Genres (Book): Young Adult

 The Wicked King is sequel the to The Cruel Prince

3
On the Come Up is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Angie Thomas

First Published: 2/5/19

Genres (Book): YA Fiction

4
Opposite of Always is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Justin A. Reynolds

First Published: 3/12/19

Genres (Book): YA Romance

5
Two Can Keep a Secret is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Karen M. McManus

First Published: 1/8/19

Genres (Book): YA Thriller

6
Ghosts of the Shadow Mar... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

First Published: 6/4/19

Genres (Book): Fantasy Collection

7
The Gilded Wolves is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Roshani Chokshi

First Published: 1/15/19

Genres (Book): YA Science Fiction

8
Internment is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Samira Ahmed

First Published: 3/19

Genres (Book): YA Fiction

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

First Published: 2/5/19

Genres (Book): YA Fantasy

Lady Smoke is the sequel to Ash Princess.

10
Bloodwitch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Susan Dennard

First Published: 2/12/19

Genres (Book): YA Epic Fantasy

Bloodwitch is part of the Witchlands series. 

11
Field Notes on Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Jennifer E. Smith

First Published: 3/5/19

Genres (Book): YA Romance

12
How to Make Friends with... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Kathleen Glasgow

First Published: 4/9/19

Genres (Book): Fiction

13
The Music of What Happen... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Bill Konigsberg

First Published: 1/26/19

Genres (Book): YA Romance

14
The Art Of Losing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Lizzy Mason

First Published: 2/19/19

Genres (Book): YA Fiction

15
Four Dead Queens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Astrid Scholte

First Published: 2/26/19

Genres (Book): YA Fantasy

16
The Girl King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Mimi Yu

First Published: 1/8/19

Genres (Book): YA Fantasy

17
Ruse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Cindy Pon

First Published: 1/12/19

Genres (Book): YA Science Fiction

Ruse is the sequel to Want.

18
Courting Darkness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Robin LaFevers

First Published: 1/5/

Genres (Book): YA Fantasy

Courting Darkness is the first book of a duology series.

 

19
Girl Gone Viral is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Arvin Ahmadi

First Published: 5/21/19

Genres (Book): Fantasy, Science fiction

20
The Weight of Our Sky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Hanna Alkaf

First Published: 2/5/19

Genres (Book): YA Fiction

21
Famous in a Small Town ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Emma Mills

First Published: 1/15/19

Genres (Book): YA Romance

22
Death Prefers Blondes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Caleb Roehrig

First Published: 1/29/19

Genres (Book): YA Mystery

23
Nyxia Uprising is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Scott Reint

First Published: 4/16/19

Genres (Book): Science fiction

Last book of the Nyxia Triad

24
What We Buried is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Kate A. Boorman

First Published: 1/26/19

Genres (Book): YA Thriller

25
Slayer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New YA Novels of 2019
Kiersten White

First Published: 1/8/19

Genres (Book): YA Science Fiction