The Best New YA Novels of 2019

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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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  • The Wicked King
    Holly Black
    73 votes
    • First Published: 1/8/19
    • Genres (Book): Young Adult

     The Wicked King is sequel the to The Cruel Prince

  • On the Come Up
    Angie Thomas
    68 votes
    • First Published: 2/5/19
    • Genres (Book): YA Fiction
  • Two Can Keep a Secret
    Karen M. McManus
    62 votes
    • First Published: 1/8/19
    • Genres (Book): YA Thriller
  • Opposite of Always
    Justin A. Reynolds
    61 votes
    • First Published: 3/12/19
    • Genres (Book): YA Romance
  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market
    Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
    58 votes
    • First Published: 6/4/19
    • Genres (Book): Fantasy Collection
  • The Gilded Wolves
    Roshani Chokshi
    55 votes
    • First Published: 1/15/19
    • Genres (Book): YA Science Fiction