36 Recent and Upcoming YA Debuts to Discover

Posted by Sharon on September 23, 2021

There's something so special about each class of debut YA authors; after all, young adult fiction is all about the hopefulness of new beginnings and finding your place in the world! And for readers, supporting a first-time author can lead to a rewarding years-long relationship filled with many more stellar books. Now that's what we call a win-win.

We took a peek at our data to find out which debut YA books from the second half of 2021 you should add to your Want to Read shelf. Some of these titles are already the buzziest books around, while others are still flying a bit more under the radar. But they all share an average rating of 3.5 stars or above from early readers, and they were all penned by authors writing young adult fiction for the first time.

So whether you've got a penchant for paranormals, a hankering for historicals, or a craving for contemporaries, hover over the covers below to learn more about each book and—we hope—discover a new favorite author or two!

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Which 2021 YA debuts are you loving or looking forward to reading? Let's talk books in the comments!

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message 1: by Sofia (new)

Sofia So many of these I need to read, but Spin Me RIght Round is what I'm looking forward to the most!

message 2: by Lucynda friend (new)

Lucynda friend How many is your book please

message 3: by NotoriousGOT (new)

NotoriousGOT Yes! Love Fresh!!! Fresh by Margot Wood

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