New Young Adult Books for Fans of Angie Thomas

23 Feb 2023

New Young Adult Books for Fans of Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas’s debut novel, The Hate U Give, quickly became a must-read for anyone interested in social justice and contemporary issues. If you’re looking for more Young Adult books with social commentary, diverse characters, and thought-provoking action, check out these new releases from authors Jennifer Haskin, Brooke Skipstone, Edward Underhill, Melissa de la Cruz, Gloria Chao, and Tahereh Mafi. 

Hierarchy of Blood (The Five Colonies Book 1)

by Jennifer Haskin

Release Date: January 27, 2023

“The Selection meets The Hunger Games in space.” Instead of a beauty contest to find the prince’s bride, sixty girls are forced to battle for him—to the death. But Marishel is just a seamstress who can’t fight. Now, she has only one month of training to find a way to survive … and falling for the leader’s handsome son would complicate everything.

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The Queering

by Brooke Skipstone

Release Date: January 19, 2023

An emotionally thrilling romance roller coaster of love lost, new relationships found, and what it costs to live your truth, all set in conservative Alaska. A seventy-year-old closeted lesbian writer faces her past in Brooke Skipstone’s intense, decades-spanning LGBTQ+ novel The Queering-a book about love, courage, and solidarity.

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Always the Almost

by Edward Underhill

Release Date: February 14, 2023

A trans pianist makes a New Year’s resolution on a frozen Wisconsin night to win regionals and win back his ex, but a new boy complicates things in Edward Underhill’s heartfelt debut YA rom-dram, Always the Almost.

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Going Dark

by Melissa de la Cruz

Release Date: January 31, 2023

In this ripped-from-the-headlines Gone Girl meets A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz weaves a white-knuckle thriller about a beautiful young influencer who vanishes after going on vacation with her boyfriend.

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When You Wish Upon a Lantern

by Gloria Chao

Release Date: February 14, 2023

Acclaimed author Gloria Chao creates real-world magic in this luminous romance about teens who devote themselves to granting other people’s wishes but are too afraid to let themselves have their own hearts’ desires—each other.

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These Infinite Threads (This Woven Kingdom Book 2)

by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: February 7, 2023

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller! Full of explosive magic, searing romance, and heartbreaking betrayal, this breathtaking sequel to This Woven Kingdom is from the award-winning and bestselling author of the Shatter Me series and is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sabaa Tahir, and Tomi Adeyemi.

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