Most Anticipated YA Books of 2023!

As the final page on 2022 arrives to a close, what better way to celebrate the new year than sharing a list of my most anticipated YA Books releasing in 2023, that I’m eager to share with you! There’s truly something special in the excitement in awaiting all the wonderful books, full of possibility and delight in stories that’ll bring us joy, tears (hopefully happy ones) and force us to take atleast 7-10 business days to process our emotions because of how incredible they are.

Without further ado, here’s a list of 15+ Young Adult Books I’m eagerly awaiting & will be reading in 2023 (during the first half of the year). Please share below if your looking forward to these as well or any other ones not mentioned here, let’s celebrate together! ࿐˚ ༘♡˚ ₊˚ˑ༄ؘ ༘❀

*Now, it was tough to include *ALL the books here, but be sure to keep an eye out for more YA Book-related lists on 24hr.YABookBlog in the coming weeks and on my book news site The Booked Shelf

Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman

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❥ YA Fantasy ― January 3, 2023

Summary: Twin sisters, both on the run, but different as day and night. One, a professional rogue, searches for a fabled treasure; the other, a changeling, searches for the truth behind her origins, trying to find a place to fit in with the realm of fae who made her and the humans who shun her.  Iselia “Seelie” Graygrove looks just like her twin, Isolde… but as an autistic changeling trying to navigate her unpredictable magic, Seelie finds it more difficult to fit in with the humans around her. When Seelie and Isolde are caught up in a heist gone wrong and make some unexpected allies, they find themselves unraveling a larger mystery that has its roots in the history of humans and fae alike. Both sisters soon discover that the secrets of the faeries may be more valuable than any pile of gold and jewels. But can Seelie harness her magic in time to protect her sister, and herself?

It’s quite rare, in the publishing landscape to see fae stories centering Latina heroines, perhaps that’s why I felt so drawn to Housman’s debut and having a twin myself I’m so intrigued to see the dynamic between Isela and Isolde. Plus there’s a treasure hunt, a heist gone wrong and a mystery between the world of human/fairies?? SIGN ME UP! (Expect an ARC review of this one…soon <3)

Breakup From Hell by Ann Dávila Cardinal

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❥ YA Paranormal / Supernatural Romance ― January 3, 2023

Summary: Miguela Angeles is tired. Tired of her abuela keeping secrets, especially about her heritage. Tired of her small Vermont town and hanging out at the same places with the same friends she’s known forever. So when another boring Sunday trip to church turns into a run-in with Sam, a mysterious hottie in town on vacation, Mica seizes the opportunity to get closer to him. It’s not long before she is under Sam’s spell and doing things she’s never done before, like winning all her martial arts sparring matches—and lying to her favorite people. The more time Mica spends with Sam, the more weird things start to happen, too. Like terrifying-visions-of-the-world-ending weird. Mica’s gut instincts keep telling her something is off, yet Sam is the most exciting guy she’s ever met. But when Mica discovers his family’s roots, she realizes that instead of being in the typical high school relationship, she’s living in a horror novel. She has to leave Sam, but will ending their relationship also bring an end to everything she knows and everyone she loves?

Ann Dávila Cardinal always delivers on such fascinating premises for YA horror & paranormal novels, eager to see what this one is all about! Very intrigued to see how Miguela handles this supernatural surprise that shakes up her small-town life!! And, that cover, WOOW!

This Book Kills by Ravena Guron

Available through The Book Depository
❥ YA Mystery-Thriller ― January 5, 2023

Summary: “I’ll make it clear from the start: I did not kill Hugh Henry Van Boren. I didn’t even help. Well, not intentionally.” When Hugh Henry Van Boren, one of the most popular and richest kids in Jess Choudhary’s school, is found dead, the student body is left reeling and wondering who the murderer could be… Jess, a student under strict instructions to keep her record clean or risk losing her scholarship, finds herself at the centre of the investigation when it’s revealed that Hugh died in the exact same way as a character in a short story she wrote. And then Jess receives an anonymous text thanking her for the inspiration. With time running out, Jess knows if she doesn’t solve this mystery she’ll finally have something in common with Hugh Henry. She’ll be dead too.

Okay this premise? NEED! Jess wrote a short story and when a murder of a fellow boarding school classmate leads to the true culprit thanking her for the inspiration, she’ll have to find the killer…before its too late! I love teen sleuth stories and the elite boarding school setting, plus it sounds like there’ll lots of page-turning twists, this sounds right up my alley.

Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim (Spice Road Trilogy #1)

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❥ YA Fantasy ― January 24, 2023

Summary: Raised to protect her nation from the monsters lurking in the sands, seventeen-year-old Imani must fight to find her brother whose betrayal is now their greatest threat. In the hidden desert city of Qalia, secret spice magic awakens affinities in those who drink the misra tea. With an affinity for iron, seventeen-year-old Imani wields a dagger like no other warrior, garnering her the reputation as the next greatest Shield for battling the dangerous djinn, ghouls, and other monsters that lurk in the sands beyond city limits. Her reputation has been overshadowed, however, by her brother who tarnished the family name after he was discovered stealing their nation’s coveted spice – a tell-tale sign of magical obsession. He disappeared soon after, believed to have died beyond the Forbidden Wastes, and leaving Imani reeling with both betrayal and grief. But when Imani uncovers evidence her brother may be alive and spreading their nation’s magic beyond the desert, she strikes a deal with the Council to find him and bring him back to Qalia before he can reveal the city’s location. Accompanied by Qayn, a roguish but handsome djinni, and Taha, a powerful beastseer whose magical talents are matched only by his arrogance, they set out on their mission. Imani will soon discover there are many secrets that lie beyond the Forbidden Wastes – and in her own heart – but will she find her brother before his betrayals endanger the fate of all of Qalia?

Its tough to admit, but I’ve been terribly behind on fantasy releases but as soon as I read the summary for Ibrahim’s debut it instantly sparked that interest again, so now I obviously have to read this. I’m a nerd when it comes to fantasy world-building and what has intrigued me about this novel is not only the hidden desert city but magic and other underlying details about this setting, alongside the mc Imani’s journey to find her brother!

The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

Available through Bookshop
YA Historical Fiction ― January 31, 2023

Summary: The Davenports are one of the few Black families of immense wealth and status in a changing United States, their fortune made through the entrepreneurship of William Davenport, a formerly enslaved man who founded the Davenport Carriage Company years ago. Now the Davenports live surrounded by servants, crystal chandeliers, and endless parties, finding their way and finding love—even where they’re not supposed to There is Olivia, the beautiful elder Davenport daughter, ready to do her duty by getting married . . . until she meets the charismatic civil rights leader Washington DeWight and sparks fly. The younger daughter, Helen, is more interested in fixing cars than falling in love—unless it’s with her sister’s suitor. Amy-Rose, the childhood friend turned maid to the Davenport sisters, dreams of opening her own business—and marrying the one man she could never be with, Olivia and Helen’s brother, John. But Olivia’s best friend, Ruby, also has her sights set on John Davenport, though she can’t seem to keep his interest . . . until family pressure has her scheming to win his heart, just as someone else wins hers.

I’m not much of a historical fiction reader, but this premise drew me in with the opulence, romantic stakes and life during 1920’s Chicago and its inspired by the real-life of one of the first black owners of an automobile empire in 20th-century America.

Reggie And Delilah’s Year Of Falling by Elise Bryant (HEA #3)

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❥ YA Contemporary ― January 31, 2023

Summary: Delilah always keeps her messy, gooey insides hidden behind a wall of shrugs and yeah, whatevers. She goes with the flow—which is how she ends up singing in her friends’ punk band as a favor, even though she’d prefer to hide at the merch table. Reggie is a D&D Dungeon Master and self-declared Blerd. He spends his free time leading quests and writing essays critiquing the game under a pseudonym, keeping it all under wraps from his disapproving family. These two, who have practically nothing in common, meet for the first time on New Year’s Eve. And then again on Valentine’s Day. And then again on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s almost like the universe is pushing them together for a reason. Delilah wishes she were more like Reggie—open about what she likes and who she is, even if it’s not cool. Except . . . it’s all a front. Reggie is just role-playing someone confident. The kind of guy who could be with a girl like Delilah. As their holiday meetings continue, the two begin to fall for each other. But what happens once they realize they’ve each fallen for a version of the other that doesn’t really exist?

The HEA or Elise Bryant-verse is one I’m thrilled to have dived into, the journeys her characters go on are so endearing and I love how she builds a great slice-of-life charm to her plots that build up her heroines & their stories! Reggie and Delilah it seems, are both hiding versions of themselves they find difficult to face while magically meeting at every holiday, slowly falling for one another. I deeply love how Bryant delves into the artistic hobbies of her characters this time D&D gaming + singing, overall super excited about another YA romance! Elise also gets the cutest covers ever??!

Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson

Available through Bookshop
❥ YA Contemporary / Romcom ― February 21, 2023

Summary: Leila is crushed when Dev, her boyfriend of four years, breaks up with her right before graduation. Just when she’s thinking she wasted her entire high school experience on a dead-end relationship, her best friend Bree reminds her that Last Chance Dance is just around the corner. A high school tradition, the Last Chance Dance gives all the students one last opportunity to find love before they graduate. All Leila has to do is submit three unrequited crushes to the dance committee and if any of her crushes list her too, they’ll get matched. Presto: new relationship, just like that. To her utter amazement, Leila is matched with all three of her choices—and with someone she never expected, Tre Hillman, her chemistry partner and low-key nemesis. Though at times skeptical, Leila embarks on her Last Chance Dance mission—trying out her matches and going on dates. If Dev wasn’t her true love—then maybe someone else is. She knows it’s definitely not Tre, even though he seems more and more determined to convince her he’s right for her. But as graduation and the dance approaches, and each date seems to change her mind (and her heart)—Leila must figure out what—and who—she really wants. It’s her last chance, right?

The Last Chance Dance is Leila’s chance to find love when her boyfriend of 4 years breaks up with her during senior year! The premise of this sounds so fun, so the students can write a list of potential dates / crushes and if they are matched up, voila– a partner for the dance! But things get a bit complicated when Leila’s paired with all her crushes, plus chemistry class nemesis Trey. This sounds like a super fun YA romance and yes, the cover is gorg!!

The Family Fortuna by Lindsay Eagar

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❥ YA Fantasy / Dark Fantasy ― March 7, 2023

Summary: Lindsay Eagar’s dazzling YA debut welcomes us backstage at the Family Fortuna circus, where wonders lurk in wait to steal your breath away. You won’t believe your eyes! Beaked. Feathered. Monstrous. Avita was born to be a star. Her tent sells out nightly, and every performance incites bloodcurdling screams. She’s the most lucrative circus act from Texas to Tacoma, the crown jewel of the Family Fortuna, and Avita feeds on the shrieks, the gasps, the fear. But when a handsome young artist arrives to create posters of the performers, she’s appalled by his rendering of Bird Girl. Is that all he sees? A hideous monster—all sharp beak and razor teeth, obsidian eyes and ruffled feathers? Determined to be more, Avita devises a plan to snatch freedom out from under the greased mustache of her charismatic father, the domineering proprietor and ringmaster. But will their fragile circus family survive the showdown she has in mind? By turns delightful and disturbing, bawdy and breathtaking, horrific and heartfelt, this electric and exquisitely crafted story about a family like no other challenges our every notion of what it means to be different—subject to an earful of screams—and to step out of the shadows and shine anyway.

What drew me in was of course the unique premise and I don’t read many circus-themed books but centering around a bird girl and a mysterious artist? It sounds magical and captivating. Avita’s journey to find freedom and from what I can tell, establish her own identity, has got me so fascinated, also we need more monster-girls in YA fantasy imo [recently got an ARC of this one from the publisher & the cover, woah even more gorgeous in person!]

Midnight Strikes by Zeba Shahnaz

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❥ YA Fantasy / Time-Loop Fantasy ― March 14, 2023

Summary: In this explosive fantasy debut with a time-loop twist, a provincial girl must work with a roguish prince to stop an attack on the royal family and escape a nightmarish curse that forces them to relive the same night again and again. Seventeen-year-old Anaïs just wants tonight to end. As an outsider at the kingdom’s glittering anniversary ball, she has no desire to rub shoulders with the nation’s most eligible (and pompous) bachelors—especially not the notoriously roguish Prince Leo. But at the stroke of midnight, an explosion rips through the palace, killing everyone in its path. Including her. The last thing Anaïs sees is fire, smoke, chaos . . . and then she wakes up in her bedroom, hours before the ball. No one else remembers the deadly attack or believes her warnings of disaster. Not even when it happens again. And again. And again. If she’s going to escape this nightmarish time loop, Anaïs must take control of her own fate and stop the attack before it happens. But the court’s gilded surface belies a rotten core, full of restless nobles grabbing at power, discontented commoners itching for revolution, and even royals who secretly dream of taking the throne. It’s up to Anaïs to untangle these knots of deadly deceptions . . . if she can survive past midnight.

A time-loop fantasy? Don’t think I’ve ever read one of those, everything about this summary has me so eager to read this right now! It follows a girl named Anaïs whose an outsider to the lavish kingdom and would rather be elsewhere than the royal ball, but when she gets stuck in time-loop, she learns of an attack and has to team-up with the roguish Prince Leo to put a stop to it! Sounds like an incredibly fun, possibly romantic and equally emotional read, I am so here for this!

I Will Find You Again by Sarah Lyu

Available through Bookshop
❥ YA Thriller ― March 14, 2023

Summary: Welcome to Meadowlark, Long Island—expensive homes and good schools, ambition and loneliness. Meet Chase Ohara and Lia Vestiano: the driven overachiever and the impulsive wanderer, the future CEO and the free spirit. Best friends for years—weekend trips to Montauk, sleepovers on a yacht—and then, first love. True love. But when Lia disappears, Chase’s life turns into a series of grim snapshots. Anger. Grief. Running. Pink pills in an Altoids tin. A cheating ring at school. Heartbreak and lies. A catastrophic secret. And the shocking truth that will change everything about the way Chase sees Lia—and herself.

Its sapphic, a thriller and there’s a disappearance, plus more importantly, written by SARAH LYU? that’s all I have to know, after reading her 2019 debut THE BEST LIES, she became a new favorite author and honestly, made me fall in love with YA Thrillers, so no surprise this is a must-read for 2023!

The Witch And The Vampire by Francesca Flores

Available through Bookshop
❥ YA Fantasy / Retelling ― March 21, 2023

Summary: Ava and Kaye used to be best friends. Until one night two years ago, vampires broke through the magical barrier protecting their town, and in the ensuing attack, Kaye’s mother was killed, and Ava was turned into a vampire. Since then, Ava has been trapped in her house. Her mother needs her: Ava still has her witch powers, and Eugenia must take them in order hide that she’s a vampire as well. Desperate to escape her confinement, Ava needs to reach the vampires that live in the forest and to stop her mother’s plans for the town. When there is another attack, she sees her opportunity and escapes. Kaye, now at the end of her training as a Flame witch, is ready to fulfill her duty of killing any vampires that threaten the town, including Ava. On the night that Ava escapes, Kaye follows her and convinces her to travel together into the forest, while secretly planning to turn her in. Ava agrees, hoping to rekindle their old friendship, and the romantic feelings she’d started to have for Kaye before that terrible night. But with monstrous trees that devour humans whole, vampires who attack from above, and Ava’s stepfather tracking her, the woods are full of danger. As they travel deeper into the forest, Kaye questions everything she thought she knew. The two are each other’s greatest threat—and also their only hope, if they want to make it through the forest unscathed.

YAY for more latine fantasy stories!! Sounds like such a unique take on Rapunzel and I’m so intrigued to see what Flores has delivered with a vampire & witch duo trekking through a cursed forest!

Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker (Blood Debts #1)

Available through Bookshop
❥ YA Contemporary Fantasy / Mystery ― April 4, 2023

Summary: Thirty years ago, a young woman was murdered, a family was lynched, and New Orleans saw the greatest magical massacre in its history. In the days that followed, a throne was stolen from a queen. On the anniversary of these brutal events, Clement and Cristina Trudeau—the sixteen-year-old twin heirs to the powerful, magical, dethroned family—are mourning their father and caring for their sick mother. Until, by chance, they discover their mother isn’t sick—she’s cursed. Cursed by someone on the very magic council their family used to rule. Someone who will come for them next. Cristina, once a talented and dedicated practitioner of Generational magic, has given up magic for good. An ancient spell is what killed their father and she was the one who cast it. For Clement, magic is his lifeline. A distraction from his anger and pain. Even better than the random guys he hooks up with. Cristina and Clement used to be each other’s most trusted confidant and friend, now they barely speak. But if they have any hope of discovering who is coming after their family, they’ll have to find a way to trust each other and their family’s magic, all while solving the decades-old murder that sparked the still-rising tensions between the city’s magical and non-magical communities. And if they don’t succeed, New Orleans may see another massacre. Or worse.

In this contemporary fantasy, 16-year-old twins (brother and sister) who were heirs to magically-dethroned family must find a way to trust one another again when their family’s magic is in danger…and also solve a decades-old murder set among a magical New Orleans! Okay I’ve got to know more, there’s magic, mystery, family drama, this sounds so intriguing!

Promposal by RaeChell Garrett

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❥ YA Contemporary / Romance ― April 4, 2023

Summary: High school senior Autumn Reeves has been waitlisted at her dream school. Determined to move to the top of the list, she must find a way to stand out. When a promposal she planned for a friend has half the senior class asking for her help, a brilliant business idea that will look great on her application is born: Promposal Queen. Autumn has no clue how to start a business, so she joins the Young Black Entrepreneurs group and finds herself face-to-face with Mekhi Winston, the boy whose unexpected freshman-year kiss—a kiss that meant everything to her and nothing to him—cost Autumn her best friend. He’s the only person with the experience to help her, but how can she possibly trust him? With her dreams on the line, Autumn’s willing to risk it. After all, Mekhi could be a good business partner without being a guy she would ever let near her heart again. But when working with Mekhi jeopardizes her only chance at rekindling a friendship with her ex–best friend and long-buried secrets threaten to ruin Promposal Queen, another broken heart may be the least of her worries—her entire future is on the line.

Set during prom the story follows senior Autumn Reeves who wants to stand out among the waitlist for her dream school, so her plan? Start a Promposal business of course! After joining a Black entrepreneurs group, she’s faced with her freshman-year kiss and boy she no longer trusts, Mekhi Winston. Now stuck as business partners, Mekhi may jeopardize everything Autumn’s worked hard for! This sounds like such a fun, exciting YA romance and I love the prom business side of it as well, cannot wait to read.

Venom & Vow by Anna-Marie McLemore and Elliot McLemore

Available through Bookshop
❥ YA Fantasy ― May 16, 2023

Summary: Two enemy kingdoms are forced to work together to break a curse in this lush YA fantasy, featuring a transgender prince and a bigender dama/assassin in the lead roles. Keep your enemy closer. Cade McKenna is a transgender prince who’s doubling for his brother. Valencia Palafox is a young dama attending the future queen of Eliana. Gael Palma is the infamous boy assassin Cade has vowed to protect. Patrick McKenna is the reluctant heir to a kingdom, and the prince Gael has vowed to destroy. Cade doesn’t know that Gael and Valencia are the same person. Valencia doesn’t know that every time she thinks she’s fighting Patrick, she’s fighting Cade. And when Cade and Valencia blame each other for an enchantment that takes both their families, neither of them realizes that they have far more dangerous enemies.

Look it would not be a complete list without Anna-Marie McLemore and being their first foray into YA high fantasy, not a surprise that this is at the top of my 2023 TBR! A trans prince, bigender assassin, have no idea they are falling for each other but at the same time may have to destroy one another? What more can I say but, the wait and anticipation for this book is too real, you’ll find me “patiently” waiting for this May release!

Rubi Ramos’s Recipe For Success by Jessica Parra

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❥ YA Contemporary / Romance ― May 16, 2023

Summary: Graduation is only a few months away, and Rubi Ramos’s “recipe for success” to get into prestigious Alma University is already off track. When Alma waitlists Rubi’s application, Rubi will need to be distraction-free to make the grade and keep her parents—who have wanted this for her for years—from finding out. Which means falling for her cute surfer-slash-math tutor, Ryan, definitely won’t work. And neither will breaking her mother’s ban on baking—her parents didn’t leave Cuba so she could bake just like them. But some recipes are begging to be tampered with. When the First Annual Bake Off comes to town, Rubi’s passion for baking goes from subtle simmer to full boil. Add to the mix her crush on Ryan may be turning into a full-fledged relationship and Rubi’s life is suddenly so different from what it was. She’s not sure if she has what it takes to win the Bake Off, or where the relationship with Ryan is going, but there’s only one way to find out—even if it means going against her parents’ priorities. Now Rubi must differentiate between the responsibility of unfulfilled dreams she holds and finding the path she’s meant for.

Another one of my most-anticipated YA romances of 2023, I was already hyped for this because *hello latina-authored YA and its about baking, but I’d recently discovered the author is also half-Guatemalan which just made me the MOST HAPPY seeing more authors with Guatemalan backgrounds in publishing, means everything. Rubi’s waitlisted at prestigious university and needs math tutoring, which leads her to a surfer math-genius Ryan tutoring her. Yet, her parents own a bakery and Rubi’s always dreamed up new recipes and has always been obsessed with baking. Its not in her parent’s plan but when a Bake Off makes its way to town, Ruby will have to figure out whether it means renouncing her baking ban and find her path! Oh yes, I will be reading this, you can guarantee that, this sounds like such a fun romance giving me major Salt & Sugar vibes!!

Always Isn’t Forever by J.C. Cervantes

Available through Bookshop
❥ YA Contemporary-Fantasy ― June 6, 2023

Summary: Best friends and soul mates since they were kids, Hart Augusto and Ruby Armenta were poised to take on senior year together when Hart tragically drowns in a boating accident. Absolutely shattered, Ruby struggles to move on from the person she knows was her forever love. Hart can’t let go of Ruby either…. Due to some divine intervention, he’s offered a second chance. Only it won’t be as simple as bringing him back to life—instead, Hart’s soul is transferred to the body of local bad boy. When Hart returns to town as Jameson, he realizes that winning Ruby back will be more challenging than he’d imagined. For one, he’s forbidden from telling Ruby the truth. And with each day he spends as Jameson, memories of his life as Hart begin to fade away. Though Ruby still mourns Hart, she can’t deny that something is drawing her to Jameson. As much as she doesn’t understand the sudden pull, it can’t be ignored. And why does he remind her so much of Hart? Desperate to see if the connection she feels is real, Ruby begins to open her heart to Jameson—but will their love be enough to bridge the distance between them?

Okay this summary?? I’m already sobbing. I know this will probably make me cry but I’ll be reading it anyways, while I have yet to finish Cervantes previous YA novel what drew me in was how character-driven it was plus the blend of contemporary life with a bit magic / fantastical elements. This book sounds like it’ll emotionally wreck me, but also build me back together at the same time!?

All Alone With You by Amelia Diane Coombs

Available through The Book Depository
❥ YA Contemporary / Romance ― July 25, 2023

Summary: HBO Max’s Hacks gets a romantic twist in the vein of Jenn Bennett in this swoon-worthy novel about a standoffish teen girl whose loner status gets challenged by a dynamic elderly woman and a perpetually cheerful boy. Eloise Deane is the worst and doesn’t care who knows it. She’s grumpy, prefers to be alone, and is just slogging through senior year with one goal: get accepted to USC and move to California. So when her guidance counselor drops the bombshell that to score a scholarship she’ll desperately need, her applications require volunteer hours, Eloise is up for the challenge. Until she’s paired with LifeCare, a volunteer agency that offers social support to lonely seniors through phone calls and visits. Basically, it’s a total nightmare for Eloise’s anxiety. Eloise realizes she’s made a huge mistake—especially when she’s paired with Austin, the fellow volunteer who’s the sunshine to her cloudy day. But as Eloise and Austin work together to keep Marianne Landis—the mysterious former frontwoman of the 1970s band the Laundromats—company, something strange happens. She actually…likes Marianne and Austin? Eloise isn’t sure what to do with that, especially when her feelings toward Austin begin to blur into more-than-friends territory. And when ex-girlfriends, long-buried wounds, and insecurities reappear, Eloise will have a choice to make: go all in with Marianne and Austin or get out before she gets hurt.

I’m making it a goal of 2023 to catch up on Coombs novels because from what I’ve read they balance romance with fantastic exploration of characters navigating mental health & has positive representation of it throughout her novels. I love the whole grumpy girl x sunshine boy vibe its got going on and I’m so interested to see how the romantic storyline develops. This looks so fun!

Lucero by Maya Motayne (Nocturna Trilogy #3)

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❥ YA Fantasy ― 2023

No specific plot details for this book are known yet, but OF COURSE this book will be my absolute must-read for 2023 because this series has my entire heart! Across Nocturna and Oculta, the setting of Castallan felt like home with so many political, magical threads that built up the story but also the stars of the series: Prince Alfie and thief Finn! Alfie and Finn are such treasures to follow and I trust Maya will have a conclusion full of adventure, witty banter + all the fantastic things Maya has built up across each novel. May do a post where I share my theories on book 3, but for now I’ll say I’m so happy / eagerly awaiting to see where things are headed!!

What 2023 YA Books are you looking forward to for the first half of the year? Any favorite book covers you’ve seen?? 📚🎉

5 thoughts on “Most Anticipated YA Books of 2023!

  1. YES YES yes Amelia Diane Coombs’ books are excellent and I can’t wait for her upcoming one!! I can’t wait for you to read them all 🙂 And The Davenports and This Book Kills sound SO good, can’t wait for these either.
    Lovely list!

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    1. I’m beyond excited to read Amelia’s novels, the premises really caught my attention especially with her debut. Started the first few pages & may need to gush with you about them, its been so fun! 😄💗 Thanks so much for reading Marie!!

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