The 2019 YA Holiday Gift Guide

Celebrate the joy of reading this holiday season with the perfect book for everyone on your list! Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!

American Royals

American Royals

By Katharine McGee

The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. New York Times bestselling author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded—and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.

Pet

Pet

By Akwaeke Emezi

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

The genre-defying new novel by award-winning author Akwaeke Emezi that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?

Wilder Girls

Wilder Girls

By Rory Power

A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you’ve read before.

Blood Heir

Blood Heir

By Amélie Wen Zhao

This hot debut, perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and An Ember in the Ashes, is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father’s murder.

Jackpot

Jackpot

By Nic Stone

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin—which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give, called “a must read”—comes a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life.

Skyward

Skyward

By Brandon Sanderson

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the Mistborn trilogy comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity’s future.

House of Salt and Sorrows

House of Salt and Sorrows

By Erin A. Craig

Get swept away by the New York Times bestseller that Melissa Albert, author of The Hazel Wood, calls “eerie” and “lovely.” As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with…

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults)

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults)

By Bryan Stevenson

The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy—soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and now the subject of an HBO documentary feature! In this very personal work, acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom.

Proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson’s important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken U.S. justice system.

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (HBO Tie-In Edition)

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (HBO Tie-In Edition)

By Philip Pullman

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller hailed as one of the best books of all time, is now the basis for an HBO original series, starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.

The Book of Dust:  La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

By Philip Pullman

“Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen-year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them.” —The Washington Post

Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of His Dark Materials to expand on the story of Lyra, “one of fantasy’s most indelible heroines” (The New York Times Magazine).

 

 

One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

By Karen M. McManus

Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (EW.com) in this “flat-out addictive” (RT Book Reviews) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

Aurora Rising

Aurora Rising

By Jay Kristoff

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch. And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. NOBODY PANIC.

Who Put This Song On?

Who Put This Song On?

By Morgan Parker

In the vein of powerful reads like The Hate U Give and Girl in Pieces, comes poet Morgan Parker’s pitch-perfect novel about a black teenage girl searching for her identity when the world around her views her depression as a lack of faith and blackness as something to be politely ignored.

The Guinevere Deception

The Guinevere Deception

By Kiersten White

A new fantasy series set in the world of Camelot that bestselling author Christina Lauren calls “brilliant," reimagining the Arthurian legend…where nothing is as magical and terrifying as a girl.

Scars Like Wings

Scars Like Wings

By Erin Stewart

Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience—the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

By Christopher Paolini

A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. The internationally bestselling fantasy sensation is back, with brand-new stories set in the world of Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle!

 

Two Can Keep a Secret

Two Can Keep a Secret

By Karen M. McManus

The New York Times bestselling “must-read YA thriller” (Bustle) from the author of One of Us Is Lying!

Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. And the longer she’s in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous—and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay

By Markus Zusak

This unforgettable, New York Times bestselling family saga is from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller The Book Thief. It's the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.

Nicola Yoon 2-Copy TR Pbk Boxed Set

Nicola Yoon 2-Copy TR Pbk Boxed Set

By Nicola Yoon

This stunning boxed set makes a perfect gift and includes Nicola Yoon’s #1 New York Times bestsellers, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING and THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, both of which are now major motion pictures!

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