The Must-Have YA Books of Spring

Posted by Marie on March 11, 2018
Get excited, young adult fans. There's a new wave of heroes, rebels, and dreamers in town—plus, some beloved fan favorites that will be making a triumphant return.

For this season's list of must-haves, we took a look at the YA books that Goodreads members have been dying to read. This was measured by how many times a book has been added to members' Want to Read shelves. From there, we narrowed down our list to only include books that were rated at least four stars by early reviewers. If you're curious about how to read and rate prepublished books, check out our book giveaways.

Which of these must-haves will you be adding to your Want to Read shelf? Share them with us the comments.


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Most-Anticipated Sequels

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Buzzworthy Standalones

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message 1: by Maddy (new)

Maddy Gillett Children of Blood and Bone, Furyborn, Leah on the Offbeat, A Court of Frost and Starlight, Dread Nation, Ace of Shades, On the Come Up, The Beauty That Remains, Tyler Johnson Was Here and Save The Date


message 2: by S. Umar (new)

S. Umar I'm so excited for Leah on the Offbeat. Cannot wait to read it!


message 3: by Brooke (new)

Brooke On the Come Up, Tyler Johnson Was Here and The Astonishing Color of After.


message 4: by Janet (new)

Janet Levis Obsidio! I’ve been waiting


message 5: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Cox What's your favorite YA book of all time?

Mine is: This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof
Have tissues on hand if you choose to read it. #sogood #cryfest #sosweet


message 6: by DJ (new)

DJ Court of Frost and Starlight, Leah on the Off Beat, Reaper at the Gates Save the Date and On the Come Up!!! So pumped!!!!!!


message 7: by Anum (last edited Mar 12, 2018 10:25AM) (new)

Anum A Court of Frost and Starlight, Reaper at the Gates, War Storm, Children of Blood and Bone, Furyborn, Dread Nation, Ace of Shades


message 8: by Brielle (new)

Brielle I'm excited for Save the Date (because I LOOOOVE Morgan Matson's books) and Leah on the Offbeat (I'm starting Simon's book this week!)


Heather Codename: ♕Duchess♕ Court of Frost and Starlight ftw.


message 10: by Kayla (new)

Kayla In order of excitement!!!!:

A court of frost and starlight
A reaper at the gates
The burning maze


message 11: by Red_Queen_Lover (new)

Red_Queen_Lover oooo..... I see War Storm up there...... 🤩


message 12: by CARISSA (new)

CARISSA E I cant wait to read Leah on the off beat!!!!


message 13: by Caila (new)

Caila Maria I'm so excited for Leah on the Offbeat!!!!


message 14: by Rikke (new)

Rikke A. So excited for ACOFAS 😍😍😍


message 15: by Whitney (new)

Whitney Terrell I am looking forward to reading "Children of Blood and Bone", "A Court of Frost and Starlight", "Obsidio", "On the Come Up", and "My So-Called Bollywood Life". My Spring and Summer reading list is going to be amazing!!!!!!!!


message 16: by Beatrice Longbottom (last edited Mar 12, 2018 03:27PM) (new)

Beatrice Longbottom From this list, I'm most excited for Leah On The Offbeat and The Beauty That Remains.


Also, The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen can't be missed! It comes out on June 5th.


message 17: by Ketty (new)

Ketty Reflection

First book I have been excited for in a long time.


message 18: by Jeanette (new)

Jeanette A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT!!!


message 19: by Aparna (new)

Aparna Didn't "A Crown of Wishes" come out a year ago, though?


message 20: by LL (new)

LL FAMILY OF THE FOX by F.M.ISAACS. Everyone who read it seems to LOVE it! Children AND adults!!!


message 21: by Susana (new)

Susana Aparna wrote: "Didn't "A Crown of Wishes" come out a year ago, though?"

Yes it did. What is going to be released this year, is this one Star-Touched Stories (The Star-Touched Queen, #2.5) by Roshani Chokshi


message 22: by Brooke (new)

Brooke M Definitely Obsidio, and War Storm!


message 23: by Brooke (new)

Brooke M Andrea wrote: "What's your favorite YA book of all time?

Mine is: This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof
Have tissues on hand if you choose to read it. #sogood #cryfest #sosweet"


Mine would definitely be "All the Bright Places," by Jennifer Niven.
All the Bright Places


message 24: by Leila (last edited Mar 13, 2018 05:38AM) (new)

Leila SO MANY NEW RELEASED. I CANT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ACOFAS AND OBSIDIO AND SMOKE IN THE SUN AND ACE OF SHADES AND I COULD GO ONNNN....................


message 25: by Gabby (new)

Gabby Undead Girl Gang!


message 26: by Yasmine (new)

Yasmine I can't believe ACOTAR books are still categorized as YA...


message 27: by Jennifer Kellogg (new)

Jennifer Kellogg The Tukor's Journey
just finished this one and loved it. The Tukor's Journey by Jeannine Kellogg


message 28: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Ooh some of those look amazing!


message 29: by Amber (new)

Amber Maldonado Can’t wait for A Court of Frost and Starlight!!!!


message 30: by Aparna (new)

Aparna Susana wrote: "Aparna wrote: "Didn't "A Crown of Wishes" come out a year ago, though?"

Yes it did. What is going to be released this year, is this one Star-Touched Stories (The Star-Touched Queen, #2.5) by Roshani Chokshi"


Ohhh, thanks for telling me


message 31: by Maira (new)

Maira Im most excited about sequel of Caraval. The first part of novel was just amazing. The thrill and intrigue instilled by story was quite refreshing. Second comes A court of frost and starlight; I think my spring would ever be incomplete without reading a piece of Sarah.


message 32: by Rose (new)

Rose  A Court of Frost and Starlight!!! Sarah J. Maas is absolutely the best but I have found a lot of new series to read from this list!


message 33: by Robert (new)

Robert I am reading Armstrong and Charlie. So good!


message 34: by Abbey (new)

Abbey I can't wait for acofas, Leah on the off beat and burning maze all written by absolutely amazing authors


message 35: by Karyn Ann (new)

Karyn Ann Reaper at the Gates 100%


message 36: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Walker Andrea wrote: "What's your favorite YA book of all time?

Mine is: This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof
Have tissues on hand if you choose to read it. #sogood #cryfest #sosweet"


Definitely The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Runner-up is The Serpent King


message 37: by Penny (new)

Penny B I am soooooooo looking forward to War Storm!


message 38: by Sabrina (new)

Sabrina The release date for On The Come Up by Angie Thomas was pushed back to February 2019.


message 39: by Jacob (new)

Jacob White Book 2 of Creators of six series is coming out soon as well.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 40: by Cali_BookWorm (new)

Cali_BookWorm I am excited for War Storm and the Reaper at the Gates. CANT WAIT!!


message 41: by Udytein (new)

Udytein A court of frost and starlight!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait!


message 42: by Jum (last edited Apr 05, 2018 04:09AM) (new)

Jum Woaahh!
Those all in 2018???
Oh so many!!!!

Hell, i'm dead.


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