It's 2019, book nerds. And there are so many amazing books coming out this upcoming year. From epic fantasies to gush-worthy rom-coms, we picked nineteen of our most anticipated YA books. Check out the full list below.
And, if you're a teen, be sure to stick around until the end to find out how you can interview some of these authors as part of our weekly #BeyondTheBio series.
TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET By Karen McManus
Release Date: January 8th
Perfect For: Fans of Riverdale and Pretty Little Liars What Others Are Saying: "THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD OMG... Karen McManus is a plot twist genius." - Sabaa Tahir, bestselling author of An Ember In The Ashes
Random Fact About The Author: Whenever she leaves her house, Karen tells her dog, “It’s OK. I’ll be right back.” This is a lie. Preorder by clicking here.
THE VANISHING STAIR
Release Date: January 22nd
Perfect For: People who need answers What Others Are Saying: "All I want is for The Vanishing Stair to be released so I can piss off everyone I know by talking about that instead of talking about Truly Devious." - Jill the librarian (@jillberry33)
Random Fact About The Author: Maureen recently told the President to eat farts. It is unclear if he did as she suggested. Preorder by clicking here.
KING OF SCARS
Release Date: January 29th
Perfect For: Those of us who’ve been begging the Grishaverse for more Nikolai and Nina What Others Are Saying: “Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure.” - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series
Random Fact About The Author: At the beginning of her writing career, Leigh worked in Hollywood, doing makeup and special effects. Preorder by clicking here.
DEATH PREFERS BLONDES
By Caleb Roehrig
Release Date: January 29th
Perfect For: Drag queens and those of us who wish we had their confidence
What Others Are Saying: “Roehrig has given us not just one queer James Bond, but five, each with a unique relationship and pride in their own queerness. And that's not to mention the heists, fights, flirting, drag queens and death-defying leaps.” - L. C. Rosen, author of Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts)
Random Fact About The Author: Caleb once hung around a frozen cornfield in his underwear. He was paid for this activity. Preorder by clicking here.
THE FEVER KING
By Victoria Lee
Release Date: February 1st
Perfect For: Fans of V.E. Schwab What Others Are Saying: “My kind of sci-fi: sharp, smart, and political, with something important to say about our own world. Lee offers a fresh twist on magic that makes The Fever King feel totally new and unique. I was absorbed in Noam’s world from the first page—and was dreading leaving it by the last.” —Natasha Ngan, bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire
ON THE COME UP
By Angie Thomas
Release Date: February 5th
Perfect For: Fans of Cardi B & Tupac What Others Are Saying: “This honest and unflinching story of toil, tears, and triumph is a musical love letter that proves literary lightning does indeed strike twice.” - Kirkus Reviews
Random Fact About The Author: Angie had a brief rap career and went by the moniker Young Short-A. Preorder by clicking here.
WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
Release Date: February 26th
Perfect For: The revolutionary What Others Are Saying: “We Set the Dark on Fire simmers with political revolution and forbidden love between two powerful young women. I couldn’t put it down.” - Audrey Coulthurst, author of Of Fire And Stars
Random Fact About The Author: As if Tehlor wasn’t already talented enough, she plays guitar and sings too. Why do some people have all the talent? Preorder by clicking here.
CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE
By Tomi Adeyemi
Release Date: March 5th
Perfect For: Burners, tiders, reapers, healers, burners, winders, grounders, welders, lighters, cancers, healers, and tamers. (Seers and connectors, on the other hand, have already used their power to tap Tomi’s brain and find out the secrets it contains.) What Others Are Saying: “The epic I’ve been waiting for.” - Marie Lu, bestselling author of Warcross
Random Fact About The Author: Tomi wrote her first story at the age of five. It featured a main character named Tomi. Preorder by clicking here.
DEALING IN DREAMS
Release Date: March 5th
Perfect For: Fans of Mad Max: Fury Road What Others Are Saying: “This book will have you up late, turning pages frantically to find out what happens next. It is a marvelous achievement.” - Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Shadowshaper
Random Fact About The Author: She’s constantly blasting music from singer Bad Bunny. Preorder by clicking here.
By Samira Ahmed
Release Date: March 19
Perfect For: The Resistance What Others Are Saying: “A powerful and poignant exploration of a nightmare made real. It's a testament to Ahmed's writing then, that the heart of the story is one of hope. Read Internment. Raise a fist.” - David Arnold, bestselling author of Mosquitoland
Random Fact About The Author: Samira’s OTP is Jo and Laurie from Little Women. Preorder by clicking here.
A PLACE FOR WOLVES
By Kosoko Jackson
Release Date: April 2nd
Perfect For: Fans of historical fiction What Others Are Saying: “A Place for Wolves captivated me from its very first page, and with it, Kosoko Jackson has established himself as a talent to watch. A relentlessly compelling, beautifully written and heartfelt debut.” - Courtney Summers, author of Sadie
Random Fact About The Author: Kosoko’s barber gives shots of whiskey after hair cut. This explains a lot. Preorder by clicking here.
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW
By Maurene Goo
Release Date: May 7th
Perfect For: The BTS ARMY What Others Are Saying: “The perfect rom-com for dreamy spring afternoons.” - Bustle
Random Fact About The Author: She’s a sucker for Buffy The Vampire Slayer Preorder by clicking here.
LOVE FROM A TO Z
By S. K. Ali
Release Date: May 7th
Perfect For: The romantic What Others Are Saying: “An essential read about growing up as a Muslim in America, about life with multiple sclerosis, and about the redeeming power of love.” - Bustle
Random Fact About The Author: Her favorite word in the English language is “wee.” Not like the urine kind, but the itsy bitsy kind. Preorder by clicking here.
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE
Release Date: May 14th
Perfect For: Anyone who's read the adorably awkward companion novel, When Dimple Met Rishi What Others Are Saying: “There's something about the way Sandhya Menon writes love stories. I'm head-over-heels for this charming, funny, romantic, life-affirming book.” - Becky Albertalli, bestselling co-author of What If It’s Us?
Random Fact About The Author: She lives for Nutella. Preorder by clicking here.
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST
By Mason Deaver
Release Date: May 28th
Perfect For: People who need a little more hope and joy in their life What Others Are Saying: “I Wish You All the Best is a beacon of hope in a broken world. We all need this book.” - Nic Stone, bestselling author of Dear Martin
Random Fact About The Author: Mason wants you to watch Brooklyn 99. If you care about your own happiness, you should want this too. Preorder by clicking here.
PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING
By Randy Ribay
Release Date: June 18th
Perfect For: People who judge a book by the cover. Because that cover is awesome. What Others Are Saying: "To say I want to read this book is the biggest understatement of 2019.” - Melanie Parker, book blogger at meltotheany.com
Random Fact About The Author: When he’s not writing, Randy’s a high school teacher. Preorder by clicking here.
TECHNICALLY, YOU STARTED IT
By Lana Wood Johnson
Release Date: June 25th
Perfect For: Your awkward-ass self. What Others Are Saying: “A magical, beautiful, fluffy tale that you're going to be heart eyes over.” - Kosoko Jackson, author of A Place For Wolves
Random Fact About The Author: Lana likes to play Magic: The Gathering. Preorder by clicking here.
THE REVOLUTION OF BIRDIE RANDOLPH
Release Date: August 20th
Perfect For: Fans of Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour What Others Are Saying: “I'm never sad when I read a Brandy Colbert book, except when I am finished and know I'll be waiting another year for her next. ” -Kelly Jensen, BookRiot
Random Fact About The Author: Brandy loves watching cooking shows, even though she’s a vegetarian and can’t eat most of what they’re making.
Preorder by clicking here.
By Camryn Garrett
Release Date: September 10th
Perfect For: Anyone who wants to read a YA book that’s not just about teens, but actually by one
What Others Are Saying: “The kind of bold, fresh and inclusive YA that we have been waiting for. ” - Emma Jones, Penguin Random House
Random Fact About The Author: Camryn was selected by MTV as one of “8 Inspiring Teens Using Social Media to Change the World.”
This book is not currently available for preorder, but you can follow Camryn on Twitter by clicking here.
That's it for today's list, but if you're a teen who'd like to interview one of these authors, click here to find out how we can help make that happen.