The Best Young Adult Books of September
A time-travel heist on the RMS Titanic, an all-out revolution at a Texas high school, and a kingdom of snow on the brink of a magical war…
Welcome to the world of irresistible young adult fiction! Every month, our team takes a look at what books are being published—and how early readers are responding to them. We use this information to curate a list of soon-to-be-beloved favorites, from contemporary tales set in the suburbs to fantasy epics in realms of mystery and mischief.
For September, we've got two buzzy debuts, plus a heartbreaking LGBT romance from the author of More Happy Than Not. Add the books that catch your eye to your Want to Read shelf and let us know what you're reading and recommending in the comments.
They Both Die at the End
by Adam Silvera
After getting the dreaded call from Death-Cast (a company that knows the day every person will die), strangers Mateo and Rufus meet up for a final adventure.
If There's No Tomorrow
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Lena's perfect senior year is falling apart. Barely coping with guilt over a night gone wrong, she tentatively turns to Sebastian, her childhood best friend.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass (DEBUT)
by Melissa Bashardoust
A princess created from snow and a stepmother with a glass heart fight for power and peace in this dark and imaginative retelling of the Snow White fairy tale.
by Jennifer Mathieu
Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment, Vivian starts a feminist zine—and then an all-out "girl revolution"—at her Texas high school.
by Ryan Graudin
Time flies when you're plundering history! After flunking his final time-travel exam, Farway goes rogue and joins a dangerous heist on the sinking RMS Titanic.
Black Bird of the Gallows (DEBUT)
by Meg Kassel
As an epic battle between good and evil takes over her town, Angie realizes the brooding athlete she's falling for may just be the harbinger of death.
Plus we've got fan Q&As with Warcross author Marie Lu and One Dark Throne author Kendare Blake as well as an exclusive excerpt from Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, one of the hottest debuts coming out in October.
What recent YA book would you recommend? Share it with us in the comments!
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