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2019 is finally here and that means so many new books! New worlds and stories to be explored 💫📚
Now, today’s post is one I am incredibly excited to be sharing and one that involved fantastic bookish people I’m grateful to have met through this community! 📚❤
I reached out to my book blogger friends asking them what their top 2019 YA release would be 😍📚🎉✨
Thanks so much to each of you for taking the time to do this, your all amazing!!
So, here’s a list of upcoming 2019 YA Book Recommendations From Book Bloggers! (Hoping to have more posts like this is in the future too ♥✨ )
~ Each of these book bloggers are absolutely wonderful and if you aren’t follow them already–you should be! I’ll be leaving a link to where you can find them, so go give them a follow! 😌✨🎉
1.Adriana from BoricuraReads
Adriana recommends: Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Summary: Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat.
But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about. As her college decision looms, Rosa collides-literally-with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?
Why: Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno has been giving me such Jane the Virgin vibes, which is good because that’s one of my favorite TV shows. I’m excited to read a story that focuses on a teenage girl of Cuban heritage that wants to explore her roots and a history hidden due to generational trauma, cultural repression and assimilation. It has family drama which is a core necessity in Latinx households, and a romance I can’t wait to delve into because I’m certain it’s gonna make me swoon and sigh– Adriana
2.Jordan from TheHeartOfABookBlogger
Jordan recommends: Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux (Fierce Reads)
Summary: 10 00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she’s just performed her hit song “Heartbeat” in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She’s about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.
11 00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. She looks kind of familiar. She’s very cute. He’s maybe curious.
12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same.
Why: It’s been pitched as Roman Holiday with a k-pop star and tabloid reporter in Hong Kong, and I am so here for it. I absolutely cannot wait to dive into this swoony rom-com– Jordan
3.Marie from DrizzleAndHuricaneBooks
Marie Recommends: You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman
Release Date: March 5, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Summary: Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray.
Figuring a few all-nighters will preserve his class rank, Ariel throws himself into studying. His friends will understand if he skips a few plans, and he can sleep when he graduates. Except Ariel’s grade continues to slide. Reluctantly, he gets a tutor. Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in Calculus, and Ariel is out of options.
Ariel may not like Calc, but he might like Amir. Except adding a new relationship to his long list of commitments may just push him past his limit.
Why: I adored the author’s debut, Girl Out Of Water and her sophomore novel sounds AMAZING and way too relatable too: it deals with academic pressure, has incredible characters and overall sounds like the book I’ve been needing all my life to read— Marie
4.Sil from TheBookVoyagers
Sil recommends: The Wicked King by Holly Black (Folk Of The Air #2)
Release Date: January 8, 2019
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Summary: The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
Why: Maybe because after reading and finishing The Cruel Prince this year, I honestly needed the second book as quick as possible. I’m always on the search for anti-heroines in fantasy fiction and Jude is one of the best. This queen. She truly deceived us all. And I cannot wait to see what’s next in store. If you’re on the search for a YA fantasy with fae, political intrigue at court and off the court, family and moments where you don’t know what is going on, this series is perfect for you–Sil
Thanks so much to each of you for being a part of this post! I’m looking forward to each of these wonderful YA Releases! 😍✨💖📚
What 2019 YA Book are you looking forward to? 📚✨🎉