2023 Best Fiction for Young Adults

The members of the 2023 Best Fiction for Young Adults Blogging Team are: Coordinator, Elizabeth Webster, Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI; Stephanie Burdic, Millard North High School, Omaha, NE; Matthew Clark, Bayview Glen Upper School, Toronto, Ontario; Jillian Girardeau, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA; Krista Hutley, Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL; Nicole Johnson, Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, Ishpeming, MI; Allison Riggs, Schaumburg Township District Library, Schaumburg, IL; Courtney Waters, Missouri River Regional Library, Jefferson City, MO; Emily Williams, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, OK.


*Denotes Top Ten


A Magic Steeped in Poison. By Judy I. Lin. 2022. 384p. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillian, $18.99 (9781250767080).

Ning’s sister is in danger of dying after drinking poisoned tea, the same that killed her mother. Ning enters the competition to find the kingdom’s greatest shennong-shi–masters of the ancient and magical art of tea– to win a favor from the princess, her only chance to save her sister.


A Scatter of Light. By Malinda Lo. 2022. 336p. Dutton Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780525555285).

Aria Tang is sent to California to spend the summer with her grandmother after compromising pictures of Aria are shared. She befriends Steph, her grandmother’s gardener, and is welcomed into the working-class queer community that Steph is a part of. 


A Thousand Steps into Night. By Traci Chee. 2022. 384p. Clarion Books/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780358469988).

After a mysterious incident with a demon causes Miuko to start becoming a demon herself, she is forced to flee her home and seek out a way to reverse the curse. It's not long, however, before she starts to wonder if she really wants her old life back.


African Town. By Irene Latham and Charles Waters. 2022. 448p. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780593322888).

African Town tells the story of a West African community kidnapped by a rival king, sold to black market slavers and brought to Alabama in 1859. After the Civil War, the community worked together to build a town of their own.


Ain't Burned All the Bright. By Jason Reynolds. Illustrated by Jason Griffin. 2022. 384p. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Simon & Schuster, $19.99 (9781534439467).

A Black teen tries to find space to breathe during the summer of 2020 with a father in quarantine, a mother glued to the news, and siblings coping in their own ways in this illustrated verse novel.


*All My Rage. By Sabaa Tahir. 2022. 384p. Razorbill/Penguin Random House, $19.99 (9780593202340).

Pakistani-American teens Salahudin and Noor have been best friends since childhood, but a fight drove them apart just when they needed each other the most. Now it's a tragedy that brings them back together.


All of Us Villains. By Amanda Foody and C. L. Herman. 2021. 400p. Tor Teen/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250789259).

Once every generation, the seven great magickal families of Ilvernath send one of their own to compete in a tournament of death to gain control of the rare and powerful high magick supply. This tournament, however, will be unlike any other in its history.


All That's Left in the World. By Erik J. Brown. 2022. 352p. Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780063054974).

After a deadly pathogen kills off much of the population and everyone they care about, Andrew and Jamie find each other when they need it most and band together to undertake a dangerous journey to search for civilization.


Alone Out Here. By Riley Redgate. 2022. 400p. Disney-Hyperion, $17.99 (9781368064729)

When a planet-destroying event occurs ahead of schedule, a group of teens from around the world board and launch the prototype generation ship, Lazarus, before realizing that their supplies are severely limited and that there are no adults on board to take charge.


Bitter. By Akwaeke Emezi. 2022. 272p. Knopf Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House, $17.99 (9780593309032).

Black teen Bitter has come to find a safe haven at Eucalyptus, a home for vulnerable teens. When Bitter's talent of bringing her own art to life spirals out of control, she must find a way to stop what she has unleashed or risk destroying her entire town.


Dark Room Etiquette. By Robin Roe. 2022. 512p. Harper Teen/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780063051737).

Rich and privileged 17-year-old Sayers Wayte is kidnapped by a man who tells him that he is his real father. As time passes, Sayers becomes increasingly confused, exhausted, and traumatized as he tries to decide what to believe and how to escape.


Foul Lady Fortune. By Chloe Gong. 2022. 528p. Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, $21.99 (9781665905589).

Set in 1931 in the same world as Gong’s These Violent Delights duology, this thrilling series opener pairs supernaturally-enhanced assassin Rosalind Lang and Nationalist spy Orion Hong on a mission to stop the grisly murders causing unrest in Shanghai.


Four For the Road. By K.J. Reilly. 2021. 288p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster, $19.99 (9781665902281).

It's been over a year since Asher's mother died and Asher is not okay. He plans a road trip to confront the drunk semi driver that hit his mother and who better to bring along than his new friends from his bereavement groups?


Gallant. By V. E. Schwab. 2022. 352p. Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780062835772).

A mysterious letter summons white, British orphan Olivia Prior to Gallant, her estranged family's estate, where she uncovers the dark family legacy that her late mother tried to protect her from.


*Gideon Green in Black and White. By Katie Henry. 2022. 385p. Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780062955739).

When Gideon Green was younger, he was an obnoxious boy detective. Now retired, but still obsessed with film noir, Gideon must put on his fedora again to help his former best friend, Lily.


Hollow Fires. By Samira Ahmed. 2022. 416p. Little, Brown Young Readers, $18.99 (9780316282642).

Indian American Safiya investigates the murder of a local Iraqi refugee, 14-year-old Jawad, who had previously been wrongly arrested and labeled a terrorist. It’s told through the dual POV of Safiya, and Jawad’s ghost, transcripts, news articles, and other media.


Home Field Advantage. By Dahlia Adler. 2022. 304p. Wednesday Books/Macmillan, $19.99 (9781250765840).

The cheerleader and the quarterback is a total cliche, but what if the quarterback is a girl? Amber, cheerleader and closeted lesbian, tries to hide her feelings for Jaclyn “Jack” Walsh but when a plot to undermine all that Jack has worked for is revealed, Amber must decide where her loyalties lie.


Hopepunk. By Preston Norton. 2022. 416p. Little, Brown Young Readers, $18.99 (9781368057851).

Hope’s sister Faith ran away to avoid being sent to a facility designed to "cure" homosexuality. Now her friend Danny is getting kicked out of his house for being gay, so she decides to stake a stand by moving him into her house and starting a punk band with him.


Hotel Magnifique. By Emily J. Taylor. 2022. 400p. Razorbill/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780593404515).

Jani barely makes ends meet taking care of her sister Zosa in the coastal town of Durc. When a magical traveling hotel appears, they manage to gain employment and think their problems are solved-- when they're really just beginning.


How to Survive Your Murder. By Danielle Valentine. 2022. 304p. Razorbill/Penguin Random House, $17.99 (9780593352014).

Alice is about to testify at the trial of her sister’s killer when she’s knocked out in the courthouse bathroom and wakes up a year earlier on the night her sister was murdered, giving her a chance to change the outcome.


How You Grow Wings. By Rimma Onoseta. 2022. 226p. Workman Publishing, $18.99 (9781643751917).

Nigerian sisters Cheta and Zam dream of leaving home and their mother's abuse. Zam's dream becomes reality when their rich aunt invites her, but not Cheta, to live with them. While Zam struggles to adapt to a privileged life, Cheta turns to a darker path to engineer her escape.


I Kissed Shara Wheeler. By Casey McQuiston. 2022. 320p. Wednesday Book/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250244468).

Chloe Green’s world was turned upside once - when her moms relocated from the actual beach in California to False Beach, Alabama. But Chloe found her purpose - becoming valedictorian and beating the school’s golden girl, Shara Wheeler. What’s Chloe to do when Shara disappears before graduation? Find her, of course.


*I Must Betray You. By Ruta Sepetys. 2022. 336p. Philomel Books/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9781984836038).

Seventeen-year-old Cristian is forced to become an informant for the Romanian Securitate in order to help save his ailing grandfather but under Ceausescu's totalitarian regime, spies are everywhere and no one is safe.


I'm the Girl. By Courtney Summers. 2022. 352p. Wednesday Books/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250808363).

Sixteen-year-old Georgia is thrilled to land her dream job at the exclusive resort, Aspera. When she discovers the body of a thirteen-year-old girl nearby, she agrees to help her sister Nora investigate Aspera’s elite–but she’s too dazzled by what she finds to realize the danger.


Icebreaker. By A. L. Graziadei. 2022. 320p. Holt/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250777119).

During his freshman year of college, Mickey James III navigates the pressure of becoming the NHL’s top draft spot while dealing with mental illness, keeping his grades up, and falling for his rival and teammate, Jaysen Caulfield.


If You Could See the Sun. By Ann Liang. 2022. 352p. Inkyard Press/Harlequin, $18.99 (9781335915849).

Shortly after Alice’s parents tell her that they can no longer afford her tuition at her elite boarding school in Beijing, Alice develops an uncontrollable ability to turn invisible and begins spying and divulging the secrets of her classmates for a hefty price.


In the Serpent's Wake. By Rachel Hartman. 2022. 512p. Random House Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9781101931325).

In this multifaceted fantasy, sequel to Tess of the Road, Tess sails in search of the last World Serpent to save her dying friend. Their high-seas adventure runs into the volatile political situation in the Archipelagos, where indigenous nations have been subjugated by colonizers.


Into the Sublime. By Kate A. Boorman. 2022. 368p. Holt/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250191700).

Four thrill-seeking teenagers explore an unmapped cave system in search of a legendary lake, the Sublime, rumored to have the power to change things for those brave enough to face their fears. When only three return, it’s up to Amelie, the group’s planner, to tell their tale to the police.


Iron Widow. By Xiran Jay Zhao. 2021. 400p. Penguin Teen Canada/Penguin Random House, $17.99 (9780735269934).

Zetian becomes a concubine-pilot, the other half of a yin-yang pair able to pilot a giant mecha Chrysalis in an endless war, in order to kill the celebrated male pilot responsible for her sister’s death in this gripping queer, feminist SF retelling of Chinese history.


Iveliz Explains It All. By Andrea Beatriz Arango. Illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez. 2022. 496p. Random House Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House, $16.99 (9780593563977).

After the death of her father, 12-year-old Iveliz is left reeling with no one to turn to as she struggles to manage her mental health.


Jumper. By Melanie Crowder. 2022. 336p. Viking Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (978059332696).

Blair is a 19-year-old wildland firefighter who works hard alongside her best friend to prove herself in a male-dominated field for a chance to become a smokejumper, but she is hiding a secret that could change everything.


Kiss & Tell. By Adib Khorram. 2022. 384p. Dial Books/Penguin Teen, $18.99 (9780593325261).

As the only out gay member of the Canadian boy band, Kiss & Tell, white teen Hunter is used to dealing with scrutiny but even he is unprepared for pressure when his ex-boyfriend leaks revealing texts to the press right in the middle of Kiss & Tell's tour.


Lakelore. By Anna-Marie McLemore. 2022. 304p. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250624147).

Two non-binary teens, Bastian Silvano and Lore Garcia, are pulled into a magical world under a lake - but can they keep their worlds above water intact?


Live, Laugh, Kidnap. By Gabby Noone. 2022. 336p. Razorbill/Penguin Random House, $17.99 (9780593327296).

Welcome to Violet, Montana - home of a once thriving now barely surviving cult and now also home to a mega-church. Also home to a lot of other people just trying to live. Zoe, Genesis, and Holly are three teens caught up in it all and take matters into their own hands.


Love Radio. By Ebony LaDelle. 2022. 320p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster, $19.99 (9781665908153).

Can Prince, aka DJ LoveJones, convince Danielle, the girl he’s been crushing on since middle school, to fall in love with him in three dates? She doubts it but she agrees to let him try - especially once she gets to know the guy behind the smooth talking radio voice.


Loveless. By Alice Oseman. 2022. 432p. Scholastic, $18.99 (9781338751932).

White 18-year-old Georgia has never been in a relationship or even kissed anyone. So for her first year at university she's determined to find someone-  a pursuit that is complicated by Georgia's growing realization that she may not be attracted to anyone.


*Man Made Monsters. By Andrea L. Rogers. 2022. 320p. Levine Querido, $19.99 (9781646141791)

A collection of horror short stories following a Cherokee family over generations as they encounter monsters and fantastical creatures ranging from vampires and werewolves to creatures drawn from Cherokee oral tradition.


No One Is Alone. By Rachel Vincent. 2022. 432p. Bloomsbury YA/Bloomsbury, $17.99. (9781547609192)

Michaela's mom dies suddenly and she is forced to move in with her father-- who has an entire family in the next town over that she never knew about, including a teenage daughter her own age.


Nothing Burns as Bright as You. By Ashley Woodfolk. 2022. 288p. Versify/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780358655350).

Woodfolk captures the intensity of female friendship growing into first love in this fast-paced verse novel. Taking place over the course of a single day, flashbacks intertwine with the present day aftermath of a fire set on school grounds that sparks the end of a relationship.


Nothing More to Tell. By Karen McManus. 2022. 368p. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House, $19.99 (9780593175903).

Four years ago, three teens found the body of their teacher in the woods behind the school. Now, teen journalist Brynn has moved back to town and is investigating the cold case for her true crime internet show internship. She is not prepared for what she is about to find.


One for All. By Lillie Lainoff. 2022. 336p. Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan, $18.99 (9780374314613).

When her ex-Musketeer father is murdered, Tania, who suffers from a chronic illness is sent to a boarding school that secretly teaches a select group of girls to wield swords and spy on treacherous nobles in order to protect France as a new, clandestine branch of the Musketeers.


One True Loves. By Elise Bryant. 2022. 320p. Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780062982865).

Lenore is having trouble committing to a path after high school, despite her parents’ pressure. She's also not a hopeless romantic like her BFF Tessa (of Happily Ever Afters). She’s too pragmatic for grand swooping love–until she embarks on a European cruise and meets insufferable Alex Lee.


Our Crooked Hearts. By Melissa Albert. 2022. 352p. Flatiron Books/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250826367).

A series of increasingly unsettling incidents leads white teen Ivy to suspect that her mother may be harboring dangerous and magical secrets from her past.


Queen of the Tiles. By Hanna Alkaf. 2022. 304p. Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9781534494558).

Najwa Bakri is ready to return to competitive Scrabble after she watched her best friend, Trina Low, suddenly die at a tournament. Najwa has spent the past year dealing with her grief which she thinks is under control until someone starts posting from Trina’s Instagram…what if Trina’s death wasn’t natural?


Rust in the Root. By Justina Ireland. 2022. 448p. Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780063038226).

In an alternate 1937 suffering from environmental disaster, Black mage Laura joins the Bureau of the Arcane’s Conservation Corps to combat the Blight, hoping to get her own mage’s license. On her first mission, she discovers strange new powers--and that the Blight isn't what it seems.


Scout's Honor. By Lily Anderson. 2022. 416p. Holt/Macmillian, $18.99 (9781250246738).

Prudence Perry was a Lady Bird Scout, sworn to protect an unsuspecting populace from interdimensional monsters, but she's been retired for three years. Thus it is with reluctance that she agrees to train a new trio of Scouts to face the horrors that caused her to leave the Lady Birds.


Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions. By Navdeep Singh Dhillon. 2022. 304p. Dial Books/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780593109977).

Sunny decides to spend Prom night making only rash decisions, in honor of his beloved brother, who recently died. He shaves off his beard, stops wearing his turban, and befriends rash-behavior-expert Mindii, who promises to help. What follows is a wild night of fun, drama, romance, grief, and possibility.


The Agathas. By Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson. 2022. 416p. Delacorte/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780593431115).

Alice and Iris, both with secrets of their own, team up to solve the mystery of a missing fellow high school student using Agatha Christie’s mystery books as a base for their detective work.


*The Door of No Return. By Kwame Alexander. 2022. 432p. Little, Brown Young Readers, $17.99 (9780316441865).

In 1800’s Ghana, Kofi’s peaceful village life is disrupted when his brother accidently kills a man in a wrestling match. Disaster follows when, despite the warnings of his elders, Kofi leaves the safety of his village to swim after dark.


The Drowned Woods. By Emily Lloyd-Jones. 2022. 352p. Little, Brown Young Readers, $18.99 (9780759556317).

Mer is a magical water diviner who agrees to assist a former spymaster, along with a few other unique characters, on a dangerous heist that will help her finally escape the clutches of the corrupt prince.


*The Getaway. By Lamar Giles. 2022. 400p. Scholastic, $19.99 (9781338752014).

In the near future, Jay works in Karloff Country, “the funnest place around,” where the rich and powerful come to escape the crumbling outside world, but when things turn sinister at the resort, he and his friends must fight to survive.


*The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea. By Axie Oh. 2022. 336p. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250780867).

In this retelling of a classic Korean folktale, sixteen-year-old Mina sacrifices herself to the Spirit Realm and begins her quest to wake the Sea God and stop the storms that are destroying her homeland.


The Honeys. By Ryan LaSala. 2022. 352p. Scholastic, $18.99 (9781338745313).

After their twin sister’s violent death, genderfluid teen Mars takes her place at the prestigious Aspen Conservancy Summer Academy to expose the camp’s dark secrets–but the truth is scarier and more dangerous than they ever expected.


The Last Laugh. By Mindy McGinnis. 2022. 384p. Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780062982452).

In this dark sequel to McGinnis’ Poe-inspired thriller, The Initial Insult, Tress Montor succumbs to guilt over murdering her friend, though still committed to finding the truth about her parent’s disappearance, while Ribbit Usher plans his own fiery revenge on the bullies who humiliated him.


The Last Mapmaker. By Christina Soontornvat. 2022. 368p. Candlewick/Penguin Random House, $17.99 (9781536204957).

Twelve year old Sai is assistant to Mangkon's most celebrated mapmaker. When they set out on a journey to chart the seas, she has no idea that the ship may actually be heading to the fabled Sunderlands, a land thought to be guarded by dragons.


The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School. By Sonora Reyes. 2022. 400p. Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780063060234).

Yamilet is dealing with a lot: fallout from being outed, keeping her brother out of trouble, and navigating a new school. The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of a smart, funny, and cute classmate, who also is openly queer. But that is exactly who Bo is. 


*The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen. By Isaac Blum. 2022. 224p. Philomel Books/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780593525821).

When fifteen-year-old Hoodie Rosen and his Orthodox Jewish family move to a new town, Hoodie is shunned for hanging out with a non-Jewish girl while anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in town.


The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin. By Kip Wilson. 2022. 416p. Versify/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780358448907).

Amidst poverty, hunger, and the rise of the Nazi Party, 18-year-old orphan Hilde finds work, acceptance, and love in a queer cabaret in 1932 Berlin.


The Name She Gave Me. By Betty Culley. 2022. 416p. Harper Teen/HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780063157835).

In this novel in verse, Rynn searches for her birth mother but ends up connecting with a younger sister that she didn't know existed.


The Ogress and the Orphans. By Kelly Barnhill. 2022. 400p. Workman Publishing, $19.95 (9781643750743).

Stone-in-the-Glen used to be a lovely town, but it’s a mean and miserly place. When an incident involving one of the children from Orphan House leads to suspicion stoked by the Mayor concerning the Ogress living near town, the orphans take it upon themselves to unmask the true villain.


The Red Palace. By June Hur. 2022. 336p. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250800558).

1758, Joseon, Korea: 18-year-old palace nurse Hyeon becomes embroiled in the investigation of four dead women when her beloved mentor is arrested for the crime in spite of the mysterious posters around town accusing the Crown Prince of the same murders.


*The Summer of Bitter and Sweet. By Jen Ferguson. 2022. 384p. Heartdrum/HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780063086166).

Metis teen Lou finds her final summer before college upended by the return of a former best friend and the unexpected release from prison of her rapist biological father.


*The Sunbearer Trials. By Aiden Thomas. 2022. 416p. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250822130).

Teo, seventeen-year-old trans son of Quetzal, goddess of birds, is one of the ten semidioses chosen to compete in The Sunbearer Trials, an event held to determine who will be sacrificed to light the temples of Reino del Sol.


The Weight of Blood. By Tiffany D. Jackson. 2022. 416p. Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780063029149).

In a town with segregated proms, racial tensions are simmering right below the surface. Maddy Washington, a bullied girl who has been pretending to be white, goes to the first integrated prom with the star quarterback and all the town’s racial tensions come to an explosive confrontation. 


The Year I Stopped Trying. By Katie Heaney. 2021. 256p. Knopf Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780593118283).

After accidentally missing an assignment, Mary, a straight-A student, finds herself in the midst of an existential crisis and makes a conscious decision to see what happens when she stops trying altogether.


Thirst. By Varsha Bajaj. 2022. 192p. Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Random House, $17.99 (9780593354391).

Twelve-year-old Minni lives in the poorest part of Mumbai with limited access to water. Minni dreams of finishing school and getting a good job, but after witnessing thieves stealing water, she has some hard choices to make.


This Vicious Grace. By Emily Thiede. 2022. 448p. Wednesday Books/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250794055).

Alessa is the Finestra, gifted divine power to protect her island from demons, paired with another chosen capable of withstanding her deadly touch. When she is almost assassinated, Alessa hires street fighter Dante to be her bodyguard until she can find her fated partner and save the world.


Undercover Latina. By Aya de León. 2022. 320p. Candlewick/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9781536223743).

Fourteen-year-old Latina Andréa spies for The Factory, an international organization protecting people of color. On her first solo mission, she joins a new school and passes as white Andrea Burke to befriend Kyle, the estranged son of a white supremacist suspected of plotting a deadly attack. 


Valiant Ladies. By Melissa Grey. 2022. 384p. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250622204).

Proper ladies by day and sword-wielding vigilantes by night, best friends Kiki and Ana face their biggest challenge when Kiki's brother is murdered on the same night that Kiki's engagement is announced to high society in 17th century Potosi.


Very Bad People. By Kit Frick. 2022. 416p. Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, $19.99 (9781534449732).

Years ago, Calliope and her sisters survived a car crash - their mother didn’t. Questions have swirled around that day ever since. Now Calliope will attend the boarding school her mother went to, leaving her family and idyllic town behind. Will she gain answers or will secrets surface that should stay buried?


Vinyl Moon. By Mahogany L. Browne. 2022. 176p. Crown Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780593176436).

Forced to move from California to Brooklyn, Angel can't shake the feeling that everything that led her here is her fault. With the help of her new classmates and connecting with literature and music, Angel begins to rebuild her confidence, sense of identity, and relationship with her family.


We Weren't Looking to be Found. By Stephanie Kuehn. 2022. 320p. Disney-Hyperion, $18.99 (9781368064101).

Two girls from different backgrounds staying at a mental health treatment center overcome their assumptions to forge a supportive friendship, while struggling to break out of self-destructive cycles of depression, anxiety, and addiction.


What We Harvest. By Ann Fraistat. 2022. 336p. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780593382165).

After a blight spreads through the farms in Wren's rural town, ruining their famously magical crops and turning people into monsters, Wren and her ex-boyfriend must uncover the secret of the town's magic to stop the blight from taking everyone.


When You Get the Chance. By Emma Lord. 2022. 320p. Wednesday Books/Macmillan, $18.99 (9781250783349).

Millie Price is dead set on becoming a Broadway star but her introverted dad doesn't want her to leave home. When Millie finds her dad's LiveJournal from 2003, she decides to finally find out who her birth mother is.


You'd Be Home Now. By Kathleen Glasgow. 2021. 400p. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House, $18.99 (9780525708049).

Emory’s brother, Joey, is an addict but no one finds out until the night of a fatal car accident. Now that Joey is home from rehab, Emory finds herself struggling to help her brother maintain sobriety while also navigating her own issues.