Top 8 Young Adult Books for Book Lovers Season™!

August 17, 2022
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Haven’t you heard? Young Adult books aren’t just for teens. This category is increasingly filled with some of the bestselling and most talked-about titles around! From dark and dangerous fantasy realms to epic romances to suspense-driven chillers and reimagined myths and fairy tales, there’s something for everyone in the huge selection of Young Adult books coming out this fall. Our experts have weighed in on the ones they’re most excited about. Check them out below.

1. Kingdom of the Feared

In the steamy conclusion to Kerri Maniscalco's Kingdom trilogy, Emilia and Wrath play a sin-fueled game of deception in order to solve a murder and stop the unrest that's brewing among the witches, demons, shape-shifters, and the most treacherous of them all: the Feared. Maniscalco's lyrical writing, richly imagined setting, and bingeworthy plot make this book—like the two that came before it—impossible to put down.

2. A Thousand Heartbeats

Kiera Cass delivers her most epic novel yet with this standalone romance guaranteed to sweep readers off their feet. Featuring star-crossed lovers and long-held secrets, the story is a testament to the relentless call of love—"a thousand heartbeats happening at the same time."

3. Miss Peregrine's Museum of Wonders

Subtitled as "an Indispensable Guide to the Dangers and Delights of the Peculiar World for the Instruction of New Arrivals," this remarkable handbook takes an extraordinary deep dive into the beloved universe set forth in Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine novels. Fans of the books will be delighted to discover more about the Peculiar World's strange history, curious practices, and fascinating places, along with hundreds of never-before-seen photos and illustrations.

4. Almost There: A Twisted Tale

What if Tiana made a deal that changed everything? That's the question at the heart of this Twisted Tale—an imaginative series that puts deliciously dark twists on classic Disney stories.

5. Five Nights at Freddy's: The Security Breach Files

This book is a must-have for Five Nights at Freddy's fans, offering an in-depth examination of the latest and scariest FNaF game to date: The Security Breach. It introduces new animatronics, helpful maps, and fun Easter eggs so players can jump right in for some pulse-pounding action.

6. The Final Gambit

This nail-biter of a book will have you holding your breath as the clock ticks down toward Avery's fate. With one last puzzle to solve and everything on the line, the trilogy that captivated #BookTok races toward its thrilling conclusion.

7. Blood of Troy

Mythology is back! Retellings of classic myths are popping up all over #BookTok and beyond, and this sequel to Daughter of Sparta is a prime example. Set a year after the previous book's events, Blood of Troy picks up with Daphne haunted by looming threats, complicated feelings for the god Apollo, and a debt owed to the Olympian gods. With war on the horizon, Daphne will face her biggest challenges yet.

8. Cursed

Romance and adventure collide in this haunting reimagining of the classic fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin. Cursed marks the thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's Gilded duology—one that will leave fans spinning.

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