7 Of December's Best New Young Adult Books

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New Young Adult Books Out This December

Young adult is wildly popular among both teenagers and adults. In fact, according to The Atlantic,, around 55 percent of YA readers are 18 or older.

Why would adults read books written for teenagers? Well, young adult is publishing some of the best and most diverse fiction today! They also often have universal themes we all experience and can relate to. And the great news? New YA books are getting published all the time!

We've found seven new young adult books released in December 2019. Between a few sequels, retellings, and original stories, along with contemporary tales, fantasy, and historical--a little something for every reader to enjoy!


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1. The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi

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Viking Lena's sister dies and she is unable to let it go and won't rest until she uncovers just what killed her and why. And how to bring her back to life. Her plan leads her to Hela, goddess of death, and she strikes a deal that ultimately lands her in the middle of a plot to bring about Ragnarök, the end of the world.

2. Reverie by Ryan La Sala

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Reverie is a queer magical realism novel about Kane Montgomery who, after an accident, loses his memories and finds reality altered. He doesn't know who to believe or trust and gets dragged into and strange, warped worlds, leading Kane to believe that perhaps nothing happens by accident.

3. Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

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The second book in the Legacy of OrÏsha series, Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Virtue and Vengeance picks up where the first novel left off. Thanks to Amari and Zélie, magic has returned to Orïsha, but with the maji, the monary, and the military all threatening to bring civil war to the land, it's up to Zélie to hold Orïsha together or watch it crumble before her eyes.

4. Beautiful Beast by Dayle A. Dermatis

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In Dayle A. Dermatis' queer retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Annabell Moss, a teen pageant contestant, loses her in a car accident. Gwendolyn Wentworth, a former pageant contestant herself, takes Annabelle in and offers to coach her. Gwendolyn's daughter Taryn doesn't get along with her mom and doesn't get along with Annabelle in the beginning, but as their world darkens, things between them begin to change.

5. Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen

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With her family soon to be destitute, Lady Victoria Aston must marry. Everything she knows about society she's learned from Jane Austen and uses this knowledge as she enters society for her first season. Sadly, Jane Austen isn't a whole lot of help when there are three men vying for her attention and mysterious accidents keep happening around her.

6. The History of Us by Nyrae Dawn

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Bradley Collins came out a year ago and though he doesn't know any other queer people, he's fine with his life. Enter cute guy TJ who, after flirting with him, makes Bradley flip out a little. TJ tells him about a road trip to film a documentary interviewing LGBTQ people and, along the way, Bradley learns to truly accept who he is and fall in love in the process.

7. Endless Water, Starless Sky by Rosamund Hodge

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Endless Water, Starless Sky is the sequel to Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, the dead are still rising and Lord Ineo orders Juliet to sacrifice her family the keep the end of the world at bay. She and Runajo must go down a dark path to protect Viyara. Romeo discovers his love is alive but has the the knowledge his actions destroyed her family. Now, he will die to save who is left.

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