6 Young Adult Books for Fans of Samantha Shannon

21 Apr 2023

6 Young Adult Books for Fans of Samantha Shannon

If you love the fast-paced, beautiful prose of Samantha Shannon, you’ll love these new Young Adult releases! Check out the latest works from authors Dennis Batchelder, Eileen Schnabel, Actus, Meagan Church, F.T. Lukens, and Margarita Engle. Enjoy!


by Dennis Batchelder

Release Date: March 2, 2023

Seventeen-year-old Zelly is a self-proclaimed computer geek growing up in present-day Seattle. She’s also one of the last three reincarnated leaders of Soul Identity, an ancient organization that promises to pass people’s fortunes and memories to their future selves. Along with her two closest friends, she’ll ascend to power when she turns nineteen…if she lives that long.

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Kep Westguard: Rebel Spy

by Eileen Schnabel

Release Date: April 18, 2023

Kep arrives in 1777 just days before the crucial Battle of Saratoga, a stunning American victory that turned the war in their favor. He infiltrates the British camp as a rebel spy and discovers his grandfather and British General Burgoyne have cooked up a secret plot to tip the balance in the Brit’s favor. To unlock the mystery, Kep needs to steal a letter from Burgoyne’s courier and deliver it to the American camp. If he’s caught as a spy, the punishment is hanging. How much will one teenager risk to ensure American Democracy succeeds?

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Advent of Eternity

by Actus

Release Date: April 11, 2023

The Gods can be tricked. They can be defeated. They can die. To most, seeking the head of a goddess would be the actions of a madman. To Knell, it is an inevitability. Together with his loyal crew, he will use his deadly cunning and grow strong enough to claim his revenge – no matter the cost.

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The Last Carolina Girl

by Meagan Church

Release Date: March 28, 2023

For fourteen-year-old Leah Payne, life in her beloved coastal Carolina town is as simple as it is free. Devoted to her lumberjack father and running through the wilds where the forest meets the shore, Leah’s country life is as natural as the Loblolly pines that rise to greet the Southern sky. When an accident takes her father’s life, Leah is wrenched from her small community and cast into a family of strangers with a terrible secret.

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Spell Bound

by F.T. Lukens

Release Date: April 4, 2023

Edison Rooker isn’t sure what to expect when he enters the office of Antonia Hex, the powerful sorceress who runs a call center for magical emergencies. He doesn’t have much experience with hexes or curses. Heck, he doesn’t even have magic. But he does have a plan—to regain access to the magical world he lost when his grandmother passed. “With mystery, magic, and mega-cute rivals-to-lovers vibes, Spell Bound cast a spell that had me flipping through the pages at lightning speed! — Jason June, New York Times

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Wings in the Wild

by Margarita Engle

Release Date: April 18, 2023

Winged beings are meant to be free. And so are artists, but the Cuban government has criminalized any art that doesn’t meet their approval. Soleida and her parents protest this injustice with their secret sculpture garden of chained birds. Then a hurricane exposes the illegal art, and her parents are arrested. Soleida escapes to Central America alone, joining the thousands of Cuban refugees stranded in Costa Rica while seeking asylum elsewhere. There she meets Dariel, a Cuban American boy whose enigmatic music enchants birds and animals—and Soleida.

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