58 Young Adult Books to Add to Your Reading List in May
The genre of YA will continue to expand in 2023, spotlighting young people and their unique struggles in refreshing new ways. For high fantasy lovers, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black continue their magical series with wondrous newcomers. The high stakes of young love reach their peak with new books by Julian Winters, Emma Lord, Elise Bryant, Liselle Sambury, Gloria Chao and Dana Schwartz.
Most notably, New York Times bestselling author Alice Oseman, whose graphic novel series Heartstopper has swept our screens and reading lists, gives readers in “Nick and Charlie: A Heartstopper Novel.” Holly Jackson is also finishing her series A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder with a prequel novella called Kill Joy, and Hayley Kiyoko makes her writing debut with Girls Like Girls.
Whether you’re looking for the next #BookTok star or books that cater to a niche, you’ll have plenty of 2023 YA releases to check out next time you hit the bookstore.
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