48 Highly Anticipated YA Novels for the Rest of 2020

Posted by Cybil on August 10, 2020


Magic and myth, getting real and standing up for what’s right, love and longing, growing up and falling in love. Get ready for some of the best young adult novels of the year, all coming right up. From Where Dreams Descend’s dangerous games to a ghost who conjures up some serious complications in Cemetery Boys, YA fantasy’s pull remains strong this fall. Meanwhile, contemporary YA will keep your heart racing with stories of an aspiring singer whose big break goes horribly wrong in Grown and a teen who sees her summer of discovery shaken by her father’s sudden departure in Breathless

To create our list of buzzy new young adult novels publishing between now and the start of 2021, we focused on what Goodreads members can’t wait to read. How do we measure that anticipation? By taking a look at how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. We also factored in the reaction (and reviews) of early readers. 

Which of these upcoming releases are making their way onto your Want to Read shelf? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
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Which upcoming YA novels are you most anticipating? Let us know in the comments!


 

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message 1: by Sabina (new)

Sabina so many interesting books that i want to read now!!


message 2: by TMR (new)

TMR I want to try them for sure.


message 3: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Could you please stop making posts like this?? Like, I've got enough books on my tbr as it is, I don't need 48 more books to read. *adds 20 new books to tbr*


message 4: by Klain (new)

Klain Sabina wrote: "so many interesting books that i want to read now!!"

same


message 5: by a.d. (new)

a.d. nox the serpent's curse isn't coming out this year tho


message 6: by M (new)

M literally want all of these


message 7: by FlutteryG (new)

FlutteryG Haha Sam I can totally relate @Miranda. 😂


message 8: by Angel (new)

Angel A great list! I added so many books to my TBR. I'm especially looking forward to Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. I can't believe its the last one 😢


Jo 'kittykat' Tortitude This is the best YA list I've ever seen on GR.


message 10: by Katy (new)

Katy There's some good books on here, gonna have to add more to my TBR!

I understand it's all based on algorithms and Want to Read lists but man I wish Iron Heart by Nina Varela was on here.


message 11: by Sehrish (new)

Sehrish  (سحريش) wow! Can't wait. Such an awesome list.


message 12: by Brielle (last edited Aug 10, 2020 10:07AM) (new)

Brielle so excited for majesty and the cousins!!!


Sushie || "Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted." -Jules Renard Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer is honestly my favorite to-read on this list and I really can't wait. I love all of Meyer's books and I'm just so pumped!


message 14: by Tam (new)

Tam SKYHUNTER


message 15: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Literally all of these covers are beautiful... I want them ALL!


message 16: by Arthur (new)

Arthur Jeon If you're interested in a YA novel that also informs... Snowflake A Climate Thriller by Arthur Jeon


message 17: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Boyer-Kelly Miranda wrote: "Could you please stop making posts like this?? Like, I've got enough books on my tbr as it is, I don't need 48 more books to read. *adds 20 new books to tbr*"

I just added so many more books due to this!


message 18: by spiderboox (new)

spiderboox Super keen for Marie Lu and Karen M McManus!! :D


message 19: by Fathima (new)

Fathima Nuzha I want to read them all, but I've got my finals in 2 months😢 mom won't let me to read


message 20: by S (new)

S M This is really interesting for anyone who wants to find a new YA novel or series to read. I have found a few that I am dying to read!!!!

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix


message 21: by Tayyaba (new)

Tayyaba Noor Waiting for 'A Court of Silver Flame' by Sarah J. Maas to come out next year, January. Boy, am I excited for that or what🤩


message 22: by Rumeysacyt (new)

Rumeysacyt Omg!!!! Literally!!


message 23: by Kriti (new)

Kriti Talwar Somebody buy me these 😭 I am broke


message 24: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Weston Xander Chase 2


message 25: by Brittney (new)

Brittney I cannot wait to get all of these...


message 26: by Lottie (new)

Lottie I'm really anticipating Dear Justyce and The Cousins! I can't wait for these!


message 27: by Christine (new)

Christine overwhelmed and excited by all these new YA books!!


message 28: by Shijia (new)

Shijia I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling until this book is in my hands haha. And I NEED Gloria Chao's new book NOW NOW NOW 😍


message 29: by Eva (new)

Eva B. Shijia wrote: "I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling until this book is in my hands haha. And I NEED Gloria Chao's new book NOW NOW NOW 😍"

I'm so excited for These Violent Delights! I'm also super excited for Ruinsong, and (of course) How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories <3


message 30: by Nasha (new)

Nasha Wow so many amazing reads to add to my tbr (like I dont already have a giant pile).


message 31: by KnotAnOwl_4238 (new)

KnotAnOwl_4238 Eva wrote: "Shijia wrote: "I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling until this book is in my hands haha. And I NEED Gloria Chao's new boo..."

I know! I can't wait for How the King Of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories too! I wish my friend could read the series already so I wouldn't be alone in my agony!


message 32: by Eva (new)

Eva B. KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "Shijia wrote: "I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling until this book is in my hands haha. And I NEED Gloria Ch..."

And it's going to have illustrations too!


message 33: by KnotAnOwl_4238 (new)

KnotAnOwl_4238 Eva wrote: "KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "Shijia wrote: "I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling until this book is in my hands hah..."

I know! It's being released just in time for my birthday!


message 34: by Eva (new)

Eva B. KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "Shijia wrote: "I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling until this book is in ..."

Ooh nice! I hope you get it!


message 35: by KnotAnOwl_4238 (new)

KnotAnOwl_4238 Eva wrote: "KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "Shijia wrote: "I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling..."

Thanks!


message 36: by Shijia (new)

Shijia Eva wrote: "Shijia wrote: "I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling until this book is in my hands haha. And I NEED Gloria Chao's new boo..."

yeessss i can't wait for all of these! Also need to read the wicked king and catch up with the series😭


message 37: by Shijia (new)

Shijia KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "Shijia wrote: "I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling until this book is in ..."

omg what a great birthday present haha😁


message 38: by Liam (new)

Liam Ward Aww. Goodreads now remove comments that say someone won't be purchasing these overly promoted books XD all about the money as usual.


message 39: by KnotAnOwl_4238 (new)

KnotAnOwl_4238 Shijia wrote: "KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "KnotAnOwl_4238 wrote: "Eva wrote: "Shijia wrote: "I need ALL OF THESE!! These Violent Delights is my most anticipated book of this year so I'm literally crumbling..."

I know, thanks! I need to read the rest of the series so I remember when everything is...


message 40: by Eva (new)

Eva B. I can't wait to see these covers in person, especially Star Daughter, Where Dreams Descend, and Oculta!


message 41: by Emma (new)

Emma For the record, I read the sneak peek of Cemetery Boys and it is just *chef's kiss*

So looking forward to that one, Star Daughter, and Grown particularly!!


message 42: by Emma (new)

Emma Eva wrote: "I can't wait to see these covers in person, especially Star Daughter, Where Dreams Descend, and Oculta!"

Isn't it beautiful? It looks like it's going to be a solid read too, I'm excited.


message 43: by Eva (new)

Eva B. Emma wrote: "Eva wrote: "I can't wait to see these covers in person, especially Star Daughter, Where Dreams Descend, and Oculta!"

Isn't it beautiful? It looks like it's going to be a solid read too, I'm excited."


It's gorgeous! I should be getting a copy by the end of the month and I can't wait!


message 44: by Eva (new)

Eva B. Emma wrote: "For the record, I read the sneak peek of Cemetery Boys and it is just *chef's kiss*

So looking forward to that one, Star Daughter, and Grown particularly!!"


I'm so excited for those three, especially Cemetery Boys. It sounds like a perfect autumn read!


message 45: by Emma (last edited Aug 11, 2020 01:01PM) (new)

Emma Eva wrote: "Emma wrote: "For the record, I read the sneak peek of Cemetery Boys and it is just *chef's kiss*

So looking forward to that one, Star Daughter, and Grown particularly!!"

I'm so excited for those ..."


Right? It's a perfect October book I feel. and I haven't seen much trans boy rep before in YA fantasy, much less Latinx trans boy rep, so I feel like it's going to be really interesting in that regard! It's really just many things that I'm very on board with all mixed together.


message 46: by Eva (new)

Eva B. Emma wrote: "Eva wrote: "Emma wrote: "For the record, I read the sneak peek of Cemetery Boys and it is just *chef's kiss*

So looking forward to that one, Star Daughter, and Grown particularly!!"

I'm so excite..."


I haven't really seen much trans boy rep (and especially Latinx trans boy rep) in general, I can't wait to read it!


message 47: by Kris (new)

Kris Just finished reading #Find Layla by Meg Elison. Great book!


message 48: by Ipina (new)

Ipina Read Can anyone recommend a great book or series for a 12 year old? My daughter is an avid reader... next one i have put on hold for her is The Knife of Never Letting Go... I'd rather stay off the romance themed books though please....
TIA


message 50: by 'Sade (new)

'Sade Outandoutng Very exciting list...looking forward to reading some of these with my children!


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