YA Novels 2019 - Teen Content, Teen characters (Check the comments)

RULES
- Books MUST be published in 2019
- Main character must be 12-18 years-old.
- Books MUST be a Young adult novel that follows YALSA definition of Young adult books.
- No Spam


Any books with Protagonists that aren't teens and with adult content will be removed of this list.

Kindly inform on the comments if there are any inaccuracies or changes of publication date.

Feel free to add books to help fellow Young adult readers find YA books. Thank you!

This list is about True Young adult books. It's not for books marketed as YA that don't follow the commonly accepted definition of the genre: Teen MC. No erotic content

IMPORTANT: Check the comment section because people are spamming the list with books that don't follow the List rules. I'll have books with more than 5 spamming votes removed.

To vote for books marketed as Young adult books but featuring College-aged characters and explicit sexual scenes vote YA 2019 (admits New adult books marketed as YA and books with explicit sex )


According to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), YA books are those aimed at kids aged 12 to 18 years. In most (if not all cases), the protagonists of the novels fall within those age ranges, and the story is told through teenage eyes.

Don't merge my list with the lists that allow New Adult books. I'll eventually have New Adult titles removed.

Other New adult free lists.
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message 1: by Corinne (new)

Corinne The Kiss quotient is new adult.


Vibin Booklover I think Legacy of Orisha is new adult.


message 3: by Isai (new)

Isai Trip Vibin Booklover wrote: "I think Legacy of Orisha is new adult."

Same for White stag. However I think Miss Bektra should wait until the book is out before removing any of the books.


message 4: by Cherrymakeup (new)

Cherrymakeup The priory of the orange tree is new adult.


Vibin Booklover OcOrOnA503 Why Gamora wrote: "Water fall on page 9 is a 2011 book"

I added that book by mistake. I removed my vote.


message 6: by Vibin Booklover (last edited Oct 22, 2018 07:21PM) (new)

Vibin Booklover I'm asking Mizuki who voted here and is a librarian to remove

Priory of orange Page 2 #141 (shelved as adult)

Ninth House is Page 2 # ?? MC is 20 Years old and it's shelved as NA

Kiss quotient Page 6 #532 (shelved as adult)

Birth of Chaos Page 9 # 809 because it's a 2018 release.

I'd say we shouldn't abuse Mizuki's time, so anyone requesting a removal make sure to ask politely and add the page number and the rank number to make it the removals easy.


message 7: by Vibin Booklover (last edited Oct 22, 2018 07:12PM) (new)

Vibin Booklover Isai wrote: "Vibin Booklover wrote: "I think Legacy of Orisha is new adult."

Same for White stag. However I think Miss Bektra should wait until the book is out before removing any of the books."


I read reviews saying Legacy of Orisha 1 is rather mature in content but not in a pornographic way. White stag is a Wattpad book and I think it doesn't follow the rules as it is now, but there's the possibility that after editing and revision the story will follow Miss Bektra's rules. What do you think Miss Bektra?


Genis Gilermo Ym The King Questioner is 2020


message 9: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra Vibin Booklover wrote: "Isai wrote: "Vibin Booklover wrote: "I think Legacy of Orisha is new adult."

Same for White stag. However I think Miss Bektra should wait until the book is out before removing any of the books."

..."



I think right now we should focus in adding all books listed as YA 2019. Eventually, as reviews pour in, I'll have the New Adult titles removed.

Note: Feel free to add MG with 12-18 years-old MC's.


message 10: by Hateugive H (new)

Hateugive H King of Scars (#6) Ninth House (#503) are New adult books. The Gilded Wolves (#13) is according to the author Upper YA so it's probably NA. Wicked Saints (#35) is currently pitched as appealing to Bardugo's fans so it might be New adult.


message 11: by Hateugive H (new)

Hateugive H Again but better (#3) MC is in college, but I've been told the voice is YA.


message 12: by Janine (new)

Janine Can you please remove Chilling Effect? It's been confirmed by the author that it's an adult novel, not YA.


message 13: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Vortex vision by Elise Kova and Soul in the Darkness by Wendy Higgings might be Adult/New adult.


message 14: by Cherrymakeup (new)

Cherrymakeup On Page 3 Queen of Ruin, Bloodleaf, and a Curse so Dark is Lonely might be new adult because the content.


message 15: by Miss Bektra (last edited Dec 26, 2018 05:01PM) (new)

Miss Bektra Thank you everyone for your votes and feedback. At the moment we're collecting data of all the books that will be published in 2019 as YA. As many of you pointed out, a few (out of more than nine hundred titles) don't follow the rules of the list:

Characters aren't 12-18:
King of Scars, Leigh Bardugo (MC is 20-something) Removed 12-21-18
House, Leigh Bardugo (MC is 20) Removed 12-21-18
The Absence of Sparrow, Kurt Kirchmeier (MC is 11) Removed 12-21-18
Edit 12-05-19 The Miraculous, Jess Redman (MC is 11) Removed 12-21-18
Edit 12-26-19 Rosebud, Fiona Hardy (MC is 11)
Edit 12-26-19 The Red Scrolls of Magic (originally intended as adult, Explicit content) https://ew.com/article/2016/05/26/cas...

Not marketed for teens:
The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon Removed 11-27-19
The Bride test, Helen Hoang Removed 11-27-19
edit 12-05-19Red, White and Royal blue removed 11-29-18 and ,12-21-18 (probably not for teens)


Publication date isn't 2019
Navigating the stars, Maria Snyder (2018) Removed 11-28-19
The King Questioner, Nikki Katz (2020) Removed 11-28-19
12-05-18 Reverie, Ryan La Sala (2020)
12-21-18 29 Dates (2018) Removed 12-21-18
12-26-18 #PhoenixFireBook
I'll have those titles removed soon. Please vote for those books in other lists.


message 16: by Miss Bektra (last edited Dec 21, 2018 04:00PM) (new)

Miss Bektra Other titles were brought to my attention. Some might be closer to a new adult/adult classification than a young adult categorization.

As many authors are still in the editing/revision stages of publication, I'll need back up information (A review, an extract, an author's interview, a tweet, etc) before removing any of the titles in the following list:

Legacy of Orisha
White Stag
Red, White And Royal Blue EDIT★Removed 11-30-19★
Again But Better
The Gilded Wolves
Wicked Saints
Vortex Vision EDIT★Removed 11-29-19★
Soul In The Darkness
Queen of Ruin
Bloodleaf
A Curse so Dark and Lonely
Chilling effect
EDIT 11-27-18★✮ same list as above plus
The Dating Game
Descendant of Crane ★Removed 11-29-19★ Added again by a non-spammer voter
With her Fire on High
The Devouring Gray

EDIT 12-21-18★✮ same list as above plus
Last Girl Lied To

I'm going to read the reviews once the books are published and then make a decision. In the meantime, I would be grateful if you could kindly provide me with information: How old are the MC's? Adult content?


message 17: by Heich (new)

Heich Can you please consider Evermore as a YA 2019 release?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... Publication date says Dec 31st, but it's a January 2019 release.


message 18: by VCTR (new)

VCTR The Dating Game is NA.


message 19: by Tejeda Enoe (new)

Tejeda Enoe Descendant of the Crane, With ther Fire on High, and The Devouring Gray could be NA.


message 20: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra Blackandred04 wrote: "(Please no one attack me)
I don't think it's the age of the protagonist that makes a book YA. Sure, most of the time, it is, but it rely's on the content. It's like 'It'. Would half of it be concer..."


(Please no one attack me, either)

I agree with you. I'm just using age as a parameter for this list as it is part of YALSA definition of YA and what in my personal opinion is YA:

According to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), YA books are those aimed at kids aged 12 to 18 years. In most (if not all cases), the protagonists of the novels fall within those age ranges, and the story is told through teenage eyes.

But I respect your opinion.


message 21: by Miss Bektra (last edited Dec 26, 2018 04:32PM) (new)

Miss Bektra I'm adding a new rule against spam voters.

People who have only voted for one book that doesn't follow the rules (Vortex Visions, Descendant of the Crane among other books that spam their way to the top 100): I notice you're spamming several lists with your votes. I'm going to have those books removed from this list, soon.

EDIT★✮ 11-28-18 and 12-19-18★✮
To remove soon:
Vortex Visions (Spammer votes and NA content) removed 11-28-19
Descendant of the Crane (Spammer votes, Game of Thrones content?) removed 11-28-19 added again by a non-spammer
The summer of 69 (Spammer votes, NA content) removed 11-28-19
The Legends of Eve: A Warrior's Past Removed 12-21-19
Every Moment After Removed 12-21-19

If I'm missing some books with a lot of spam votes, could you please let me know?

Note: If the books follow the rulesof the list voters can add them back, or I'll add them back myself.


message 22: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra Heich wrote: "Can you please consider Evermore as a YA 2019 release?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... Publication date says Dec 31st, but it's a January 2019 release."


Sure.


message 23: by Alexis (new)

Alexis The Miraculous by Jess Redman is a Children's book.


Batmanthebest98 Jormei Could you please check page 8? There's 29 dates (2018) Red, White and Royal Blue (New adult) Last Girl Lied To (Probably adult)


Batmanthebest98 Jormei I meant page 9


message 27: by Dee Dee (new)

Dee Dee (Dee Reads for Food) Pheonix Fire Book has been pushed to 2020


message 28: by Diegowarmadow (new)

Diegowarmadow Page 6 Rosebud by Fiona Hardy is MG


message 29: by Miss Bektra (last edited Dec 26, 2018 05:12PM) (new)

Miss Bektra Heich wrote: "Can you please consider Evermore as a YA 2019 release?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... Publication date says Dec 31st, but it's a January 2019 release."


VCTR wrote: "The Dating Game is NA."

Tejeda Enoe wrote: "Descendant of the Crane, With ther Fire on High, and The Devouring Gray could be NA."


Therealshadman wrote: "https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4..."

Batmanthebest wrote: "Could you please check page 8? There's 29 dates (2018) Red, White and Royal Blue (New adult) Last Girl Lied To (Probably adult)"

Dee Dee wrote: "Pheonix Fire Book has been pushed to 2020"

Dylan Gandalf wrote: "Page 6 Rosebud by Fiona Hardy is MG"

Alexis wrote: "The Miraculous by Jess Redman is a Children's book."

Thank you.


Mariana Flores Vale --yimil The Ruin of Kings contains adult elements.


message 31: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Aren't Jay Kristoff's books Adult?


message 32: by Cindi (new)

Cindi again but better is about a girl in college


message 34: by Payal (new)

Payal Please add this book to the list. Comes out in Jan 2019
https://www.leighbardugo.com/book/kin...


message 35: by Ashlea (new)

Ashlea The Demons Lexicon came out in 2009.


message 36: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Pauline Has anyone else noticed that more YA books feature characters outside of that age range? Like, into their mid-twenties?


message 37: by Minglu (new)

Minglu Jiang The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu has been pushed to 2020.


message 38: by Cindi (new)

Cindi Cindi wrote: "again but better is about a girl in college"

the mc in again but better is 20 and 26 through the novel but it's still here, huh


message 39: by Ari (new)

Ari Clay thanks for the list!
Rise as One is set for release in 2020, not 2019


message 40: by Gretal (new)

Gretal I don't know why you keep removing Descendant of the Crane. There is no erotic content, and the main character is 17.


message 41: by Steph (new)

Steph This is Not a Love Scene has erotic content.


message 42: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra Page 6 #501 Serpent & Dove is New adult.


message 43: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra Gretal wrote: "I don't know why you keep removing Descendant of the Crane. There is no erotic content, and the main character is 17."

I erased it because at the time there were too many spam votes, not because the content. I allowed a real Goodreads member to add the book back.


message 44: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra Ari wrote: "thanks for the list!
Rise as One is set for release in 2020, not 2019"


I'll have it removed


message 45: by Miss Bektra (last edited Jan 15, 2020 11:26AM) (new)

Miss Bektra Cindi wrote: "Cindi wrote: "again but better is about a girl in college"

the mc in again but better is 20 and 26 through the novel but it's still here, huh"


I wasn't here, but it was removed by someone who obviously wanted to give more visibility to the list that promotes New adult titles as YA. I'm not complaining, just let's abandon the pretense that literary agencies and publishers aren't interested and actively participating in these lists by sending people to vote in them and to acquire librarian status.


message 46: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra GretalGretal updated a list:
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Apr 17, 2019 03:30PM (#152395623)
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Dec 21, 2018 07:56PM (#145839100)


Thank you for your edits.


message 47: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra Payal wrote: "Please add this book to the list. Comes out in Jan 2019
https://www.leighbardugo.com/book/kin..."


New adult, vote here instead
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 48: by Miss Bektra (last edited Jan 15, 2020 11:41AM) (new)

Miss Bektra Marielayil wrote: "https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..."


Yes, I agree, everything by Wednesday Publishing is New Adult, right? I'll have those books removed.


message 49: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra Minglu wrote: "The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu has been pushed to 2020."

It was removed.


message 50: by Miss Bektra (new)

Miss Bektra Steph wrote: "This is Not a Love Scene has erotic content."

I'll have it removed.


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