17 Amazing YA Books Coming Out Winter 2021

17 Amazing YA Books Coming Out Winter 2021

17 Amazing Books You Need to Read Coming Out Winter 2021

It took me so long to post this that the title probably should read, “Books You May Have Missed From Winter 2021.” I’m still trying to find my normal after a miscarriage right at the end of the year, so many of my best laid plans have just not come about. Not going to lie– it was rough, and some days I’m still overwhelmed thinking about it.

Having new books to celebrate and look forward to has helped, though. I’m excited to talk about a few of my favorites here, and I hope you’ll check them out.

You can find a complete list of these books on Bookshop, a site which helps fund local bookstores, so please feel free to browse and buy there!

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You Have a Match by Emma Lord

You Have a Match by Emma Lord

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What you need to know: I laughed. I cried. I needed this book about sisters and finding the courage to be your true self.

Available January 5, 2021 | My Review


Every Single Lie by Rachel Vincent

Every Single Lie by Rachel Vincent

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What you need to know: A small town packed with secrets. A dead baby found in a school locker room. Hailed as a must-read for fans of SADIE.

Available January 12, 2021


Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer

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What you need to know: One of my favorites so far this year! I sat on the edge of my bed and started reading page one just to get a feel for the book and didn’t stop to get comfortable until page forty-something.

Available January 12, 2021 | My Review


Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

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What you need to know: Takes place seventeen years before THE HATE U GIVE and follows Starr’s dad as he wrestles with how to finish school, help his mom, and take care of his new baby.

Available January 12, 2021


We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

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What you need to know: The fantastic conclusion to the Sands of Arawiya duology and follow-up to WE HUNT THE FLAME. Packed with barely controlled magic, undeniable love, and a desperate quest to free a kingdom from evil.

Available January 19, 2021


Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibanez

Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez

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What you need to know: A companion novel to WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT, which was one of my favorites last year! Inspired by Bolivian history and politics. Adventure, magic, and romance in the jungle. So much fun!

Available January 26, 2021 | My Review


A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

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What you need to know: The final book in the Cursebreakers trilogy. I’ve been holding my breath waiting for this one!

Available January 26, 2021


The Project by Courtney Summers

The Project by Courtney Summers

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Two sisters. One lost to a cult, the other desperate to find her. I couldn’t stop reading this one until the very last word.

Available February 2, 2021 | My Review


All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Second in the All the Stars and Teeth series. A queen with a curse in her bloodline. A boy who holds half her soul. A mythical artifact that could save her kingdom– if she can find it.

Available February 2, 2021


The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: New adventures with your favorite mischief-maker Puck. This book is the first in a new Iron Fey series that promises loads of fun.

Available February 9, 2021 | My Review


amelia unabridged ashley schumacher

Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: This is the book I wanted so many other books to be. I loved every minute of it, from the friendships, banter, and tiny Michigan town to the raw grief, tender first love, and daring hope.

Available February 16, 2021 | My Review


Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson

Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: From Goodreads: In Love Is a Revolution, plus size girls are beautiful and get the attention of the hot guys, the popular girl clique is not shallow but has strong convictions and substance, and the ultimate love story is not only about romance but about how to show radical love to the people in your life, including to yourself.

Available March 2, 2021


Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

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What you need to know: A magic-gifted medic must cure a mysterious illness to prevent her people from going to war. Part fantasy, part mansion mystery, and part swoony romance. This is a must-read for sure!

Available March 2, 2021 | My Review


Can't Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

Can’t Take that Away by Steven Salvatore

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What you need to know: Genderqueer theatre kid. Swoony romance with a guitar player. A group of kids who come together to push back against prejudice.

Available March 9, 2021


Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora

Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora

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What you need to know: A genetically engineered boy on the run must make a terrible choice: to work for a terrorist organization or face his own death with the boy he loves.

Available March 9, 2021


The Last Secret You'll Ever Keep by Lauria Faria Stolarz

The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz

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What you need to know: A kidnapping survivor hunts for clues to prove what happened to her. A girl with a similar story disappears, leaving the survivor wondering if she’ll be next?

Available March 16, 2021


Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: The second in the King of Scars duology which follows Nikolai (remember him from the Shadow and Bone series?). This comes out just in time to get us through the final weeks of waiting for the Shadow and Bone Netflix series which comes out in April.

Available March 30, 2021


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About Kasey Giard

I'm a mama, reader, and writer. Passionate about peppermint (it's not just for Christmas, okay?!), fly fishing, and movie night.

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