YA Novels of 2021

YA due to release in 2021!

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885 books · 2,586 voters · list created June 23rd, 2017 by Day (votes) .
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message 1: by Fatih (new)

Fatih Turgut Untitled (Sandcastle, #2) is apparently most likely released 2021 but on the page it writes 2023. Apparently the contract / plan had changed or something. Can someone please change the date on the page... Thank You.


message 2: by A. (new)

A. Anderson Fatih wrote: "Untitled (Sandcastle, #2) is apparently most likely released 2021 but on the page it writes 2023. Apparently the contract / plan had changed or something. Can someone please change the date on the ..."

Hmm... yeah that's kinda true. The first book was originally planned for 2022 but they pushed In forward to 2020 with the second book from 2023 to 2021.


message 3: by Fatih (new)

Fatih Turgut A. wrote: "Fatih wrote: "Untitled (Sandcastle, #2) is apparently most likely released 2021 but on the page it writes 2023. Apparently the contract / plan had changed or something. Can someone please change th..."

Don't worry I've told the goodreads libarians group. They'll deal with it.


message 4: by Fatih (new)

Fatih Turgut Can someone please remove Untitled (Sandcastle, #3). It's due to release 2022.


message 5: by rachel ☾ (new)

rachel ☾ #4: Done.


message 6: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Removed Bridge of Clay, as it releases 2018.


message 7: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Unfortunately, this list was attacked last night, and it looks like dozens of books were deleted. There is a log if you check the edit history, so we should be able to add them back.

For anyone not following the situation, there are more details here....

https://www.goodreads.com/list/commen...


message 8: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart For those who are interested in helping rebuild the 2019 list, which was totally lost, a new list was just created...

YA Novels of 2019


message 9: by rachel ☾ (new)

rachel ☾ @rainbowheart: thanks for letting us know. i'll help however i can


message 10: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks, Rachel. The new 2019 list is looking pretty good so far. We're at 586 books, and I think we were at 630 on the original list, so that's some good progress.


message 11: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Plain Bad Heroines. Turns out it's actually adult literary fiction.


message 12: by Janine (last edited Nov 09, 2019 08:03AM) (new)

Janine The Madness Blooms and Bright Raven Skies are 2020 releases.

The Crier's War is a 2019 release.


message 13: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up, Janine. I removed those three.


message 14: by Dahlia (last edited Nov 19, 2019 08:56AM) (new)

Dahlia The Bonds of Brass series by Emily Skrutskie is adult, and DATE ME, BRYSON KELLER! is 2020.


message 15: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks, Dahlia. I removed those two, along with The Cousins, which got an earlier 2020 release.


message 16: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed African Town. This is a 2022 release.


message 17: by Colette (new)

Colette Rainbowheart wrote: "Removed African Town. This is a 2022 release."

Can you please remove Among Thieves by MJ Kuhn? This is an adult fantasy. #173


message 18: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up, Colette. I removed Among Thieves.


Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews Enchantee is a 2019 release.


message 20: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up! I removed that one along with The Three Privileges and A Sky Beyond the Storm, which are 2020 releases.


message 21: by Hannah ♥️ (new)

Hannah ♥️ Hopefully we'll be out of quarantine by 2021...


message 22: by Célia (new)

Célia Cross ACOTAR Book 5 doesn't come out in 2021.


message 23: by Lynne (new)

Lynne #339 Anxious People is adult


message 24: by Lynne (new)

Lynne Also #341 & #351 The Evening and the Morning... On twice and adult


message 25: by Célia (new)

Célia Cross Chain of Thorns doesn't come out until 2022 probably.


message 26: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth To Sleep in a Sea of Stars came out in 2020.


message 27: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up! It's also adult fiction as well as 2020, so I removed it.


message 28: by Célia (new)

Célia Cross A Court of Silver Flames is not YA anymore.


message 29: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Sarah J. Maas should not be removed from this list unless the publisher or author specifies that the series is no longer YA.


message 30: by Célia (last edited Oct 22, 2020 12:20PM) (new)

Célia Cross Rainbowheart wrote: "Sarah J. Maas should not be removed from this list unless the publisher or author specifies that the series is no longer YA."

I emailed Bloomsbury last night and they confirmed that A Court of Silver Flames is classified as adult.


message 31: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Is that information available to the public? Librarians should not delete books unless there is confirmation directly from the author or publisher.

We had a censorship brigade come through a few years ago and create a lot of trouble, which is why books are not to be deleted unless they are totally miscategorized. Any Librarian who removes books due to personal dislike will have their Librarian privileges revoked by Goodreads and possibly their entire account deleted. They are very strict on that.


message 32: by rachel ☾ (new)

rachel ☾ oh dear, tell me it's not starting again


message 33: by Célia (last edited Oct 23, 2020 04:08AM) (new)

Célia Cross Rainbowheart wrote: "Is that information available to the public? Librarians should not delete books unless there is confirmation directly from the author or publisher.

We had a censorship brigade come through a few y..."


I didn't know that, but I swear on all of my books that I love the ACOTAR series. However, I read it in fifth grade, and I don't want other young girls to make the same mistake. The content was really mature for my age, and I don't think it is something someone in 5th grade should be reading.

But I read it, thinking it would just be sunshines and rainbows in YA, but I found out (very quickly) that I was waaaaaay off. That's the only reason I think it should be removed - so others don't make the same mistake I did.


Bianca (The Ultimate Fangirl) Isn't the ACOTAR series NA? Why is it still on the list?


message 35: by Hannah ♥️ (new)

Hannah ♥️ Bianca (The Ultimate Fangirl) wrote: "Isn't the ACOTAR series NA? Why is it still on the list?"

This problem came up a little while ago, look at the comments above.


message 36: by Célia (new)

Célia Cross Bianca (The Ultimate Fangirl) wrote: "Isn't the ACOTAR series NA? Why is it still on the list?"

I thought so too, but there is no evidence of it, so they won't remove it.


message 37: by rachel ☾ (new)

rachel ☾ we all have different interpretations of what content is 'suitable' for young adults & teens so to keep it fair we can only go off the official stance of publishers. i hope you can understand that.


message 38: by Eva (new)

Eva B. Anxious People (#252) is a 2020 adult release


message 39: by Maren (new)

Maren The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Page was released on Nov 3, 2020


message 40: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up, guys.

I removed Anxious People and The Ravens.


message 41: by Eva (new)

Eva B. #514 Untitled (Anna K. #2) by Jenny Lee is already listed as Anna K: Away (#273)


message 42: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks, Eva. I ran a check, and the duplicate should be gone now.


message 43: by J (new)

J Removed Ivory Key as the release date has been moved to 2022


message 44: by Rozette (new)

Rozette Uhhh, I would remove A Court of Silver Flames from this list- it is adult, not YA. Sarah has said on multiple occasions how this book deals with some pretty adult themes. They've even moved the other books in this series to the adult fantasy section of the bookstore.


message 45: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Reminder that Sarah J. Maas should not be removed from this list unless there is *direct confirmation* from the author or publisher that her book is not being released as YA fiction.


message 46: by Eva (new)

Eva B. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (#123 ) was an adult 2020 release.


message 47: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up, Eva. I removed The Once and Future Witches.


message 48: by Gretal (new)

Gretal A Court of Silver Flames is priced at 28 dollars. That is an adult price. It is no longer being released as YA. In fact, if you go on Edelweiss, the book has a banner that reads "The bestselling series moves to Adult!" I personally would consider that direct confirmation from the publisher.

https://www.edelweiss.plus/#keywordSe...


message 49: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart I won't quarrel with that assessment since it looks like it's coming direct from the publisher.


message 50: by Kay (new)

Kay The Crown of Gilded Bones (173) is adult. The first book in the series won last year's adult romance goodreads choice category.


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