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NYPL’s Most-Anticipated YA Books of 2018

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Our young-adult specialists are eagerly anticipating a flurry of upcoming releases this year! Check out the books and graphic novels that have them the most fired up.

Thanks to the fabulous YA book experts who contributed to this list: Lauren Bradley, Amber Certain, Crystal Chen, Caitlyn Colman-McGaw, Frances Collado, Asuncion Cora, Melissa Crotti, Grace Dwyer, Kathleen Fais, Kaitlin Frick, Jeffrey Katz, Dhariyah Luqman, Jordan Mangual, Nanyamkah Mars, Chelsey Masterson, Leshawn Mcfarlan, Katrina Ortega, Izabela Owusu-Ansah, Joseph Pascullo, Anne Rouyer, Benjamin Sapadin, Hannah Spratt, and Shyiesha Watson.

Which books are you most looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments.

January

january covers

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Let's Talk about Love by Claire Kann

Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer, art by Stephen Gilpin
 

February

february covers

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby

Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

 

March

march covers

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Tyler James Was Here by Jay Coles

Moonstruck by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

And She Was by Jessica Verdi

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

 

April & May

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Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli

Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Antsey

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Ship It by Britta Lundin

Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

 

June & July

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Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

How We Roll by Natasha Friend

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Spill Zone, vol. 2 by Scott Westerfeld, art by Alex Puvilland

 

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A Story of War, A Story of Peace by Tanya Lee Stone

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

The Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

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Staff picks are chosen by NYPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We'd love to hear your ideas too, so leave a comment and tell us what you’d recommend. And check out our Staff Picks browse tool for more recommendations!

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