YA Books Booktok Says You Need to Read

If you’re not adding Booktok recs to your TBR, you are missing out! Don’t worry, we’ve curated a list of the hottest YA titles going viral on TikTok. Plus, check out a few fun author TikToks you should definitely be following.

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places Movie Tie-In Edition

All the Bright Places Movie Tie-In Edition

By Jennifer Niven

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

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@emmyslibrary‘because she smiled at me’ #fyp #booktok #allthebrightplaces #allthebrightplacesbook #bookish #foryoupage #bookworm #books♬ medicine – solartunne

Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao

Blood Heir

Blood Heir

By Amélie Wen Zhao

Ana’s ability to control blood has long been kept secret, but when her father, the emperor, is murdered, she is the only suspect. Now, to save her own life, Ana must find her father’s killer. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is one where corruption rules and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of Ana’s world.

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@ameliewenzhaoThe only thing my readers want #bloodheir #booktok #booktokclub #readersgonnaread #yafantasy #yafantasybooks #enemiestolovers♬ original sound – best clips

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones

The Gilded Ones

By Namina Forna

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs.

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On Sale 01.11.22

@treofpaperbacksobsessed! @getunderlined @namina_forna #TheGildedOnes #GetUnderlinedPartner #sponsored #fyp #booktok♬ Exploration (Coraline) – Joel Poe

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

By Holly Jackson

Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town.

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@abbbieisamessA good girl’s guide to murder! 5/5⭐️ ##bookreview ##yabooks ##yathriller ##criminalsminds ##booktok ##hollyjackson ##agoodgirlsguidetomurder ##bookrecs ##books♬ cantina band ~ star wars lofi – Closed on Sunday

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows

House of Salt and Sorrows

By Erin A. Craig

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother. Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.

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@erynsarchiveHouse of Salt and Sorrows book review!!! ???????????? #bookreview #erinacraig #houseofsaltandsorrows #booktok #bookrecommendations♬ original sound – Colm McGuinness

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee

A Lesson in Vengeance

A Lesson in Vengeance

By Victoria Lee

It’s Ellis Haley’s first year at Dalloway. A prodigy novelist at seventeen, Ellis is eccentric and brilliant, and Felicity can’t shake the pull she feels to her. So when Ellis asks Felicity for help researching the Dalloway Five for her second book, Felicity can’t say no. And when history begins to repeat itself, Felicity will have to face the darkness in Dalloway—and in herself.

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@ryantheroomLOOK WHAT I GOT EARLY!!!!! @sosaidvictoria omgmgmg #fyp #alessoninvengeance #booktok #authortok #darkacademia #queerliterature♬ UCKERS – Shygirl

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

By Karen M. McManus

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

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@marianasreadsread it before the show come out! #Booktok #fyp #book #reading #bookaesthetic #yabooks #oneofusislying♬ nonstop – favsoundds

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Six Crimson Cranes

Six Crimson Cranes

By Elizabeth Lim

Shiori’anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted. But it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother. A sorceress in her own right, Raikama banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes. She warns Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die.

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@lizzzysmithmy first #arc review: #sixcrimsoncranes which comes out in July #fyp #booktok #bookrec #bookish #fantasy #spinthedawn♬ original sound – li????y (she/her)

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Spin the Dawn

Spin the Dawn

By Elizabeth Lim

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.

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@maibooks#greenscreen #booktok #bookish #bookrec #bookrecommendations #aesthetic #spinthedawn #mulan #books #read #reading #book♬ like real people do – favsoundds

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star Movie Tie-in Edition

The Sun Is Also a Star Movie Tie-in Edition

By Nicola Yoon

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

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@therainydayreaderI loved this book ##thesunisalsoastar ##nicolayoon ##BookTok ##bookish ##bookrecs ##read ##bookworm ##foryoupage ##4yp ##trending♬ Yellow – Coldplay

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

By E. Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.

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@alifeofliteratureIf anyone asks you what happens at the end, just LIE ???? #wewereliars #books #booktok #booker #ya #bookclub #bookworm #fyp #4u♬ everybody wants to rule the world – okhun

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