There are lots of new books hitting shelves this fall, and it seems like some much-loved series are coming to a close or beloved authors are releasing new stand-alone titles. Check out the books some Hub contributors are looking forward to reading soon!
What new release in YA fiction are you most looking forward to reading?
I am super excited for the new book by Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here. I love the idea that in the world of the Harry Potters & Percy Jacksons there are regular kids that go to school with the “chosen ones” who are just trying to make it through the day. Plus! The cover glows in the dark! – Traci Glass
I am super excited for Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I love how fanfiction has become such an accepted part of pop culture, and am really interested to see how Simon and Baz stand alone without the world of Fangirl. – Molly Wetta
I can’t wait for the October release of Robin Talley’s new novel, What We Left Behind. I really liked her debut novel, Lies We Tell Ourselves, and after being lucky enough to meet Robin when she visited our school this past spring, I was even more excited to read her upcoming projects! I’m especially looking forward to What We Left Behind because it features several topics that sorely need more coverage in YA lit, including the transition from high school to college, the changing dynamics of a long term romantic relationship, and the diverse experiences of LGBTQ+ young adults–including a genderqueer protagonist! – Kelly Dickinson
Winter, the last book in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, comes out on November 10th! I love fairytale retellings, and this series’ science fiction setting is layered and fascinating. I particularly want to get my hands on the audiobook version. Rebecca Soler has done a phenomenal job as a reader, really capturing the different personalities of each heroine. – Jennifer Billingsley
I’m a huge fan of Marie Lu so I can’t wait until the October 13th release of The Rose Society, the second book in her Young Elites series. I love the fact that the main character Adelina is such an anti-hero. She’s very hard to like – almost villainous – yet despite her serious flaws, you sympathize with her anyway because of what she’s had to endure. Lu really knows how to craft unforgettable characters and an amazing fantasy world. – Sharon Rawlins
What new releases in young adult fiction are you most excited to read? Let us know in the comments!
— Molly Wetta, still reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab