Anticipated YA Books of 2021

Happy New Years! Here’s a list of some of the most anticipated YA books for 2021, so keep an eye out this year!

Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas Concrete Rose (9780062846716): Thomas, Angie: Books

In this prequel to The Hate You Give, Angie Thomas tells the reader more about Maverick Carter and his life before Starr was born.

Tales from the Hinterland – Melissa Albert

Tales From the Hinterland by Melissa Albert

Delve into some enthralling stories from Althea Proserpine’s Tales from the Hinterland, where a woman spends a night with Death, and an enchantress is killed twice but still lives.

The Girls I’ve Been – Tess Sharpe The Girls I've Been (9780593353806): Sharpe, Tess: Books

This thriller follows Nora O’Malley, who is the daughter of a con-artist, as she is held hostage during a bank heist.

The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks – Mackenzi Lee

The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee

Adrian Montague, who was diagnosed with hysteria when he was younger, has a breakdown at his engagement party, which causes everyone to think he is unable to run the family estate. In order to avoid this, Adrian goes to the Caribbean to find the last of his mother’s possessions, and along the way, he learns he has two siblings – Monty and Felicity – who disappeared over a decade ago.

Pumpkin – Julie Murphy Pumpkin (9780062880451): Murphy, Julie: Books

Set in the same universe as Dumplin’, this story follows Waylon Russel Brewer, who is fat and openly gay, and stuck in Clover City, a small Texas town. In order to get out of Clover City, Waylon sends an audition tape to his favorite drag show, but when the tape is leaked, he is nominated for prom king as a joke. He decides he might as well go along with it and make his senior year fun.

Have a wonderful start to the new year!! Happy reading!


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