Highly Anticipated Spring Reads

Hey there, readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Spring is coming, and what better way to enjoy those spring showers than curled up with a good book. So check out which books are coming out this spring!

Below are some of my highly anticipated reads. What titles are you excited about?

1. My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix
by Kalynn Bayron
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / LGBTQ+
/ Horror
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

A teen boy tries to discover the reason behind his best friend’s disappearance―and the arrival of a mysterious and magnetic stranger―in misty Victorian London, in Kalynn Bayron’s My Dear Henry, a gothic YA remix of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, sixth in the Remixed Classics series.

2. Midnight Strikes 
by Zeba Shahnaz
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Romance
Publisher: Delacorte Press

In this explosive fantasy debut, a provincial girl must work with an infuriatingly handsome prince to escape a nightmarish curse that forces them to relive the same night over and over.

3. A Long Stretch of Bad Days 
by Mindy McGinnis
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense
/ Crime
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

From award-winning author Mindy McGinnis comes a thrilling and gripping YA mystery about a small town’s past and the secrets unearthed by way of two teen girls—and a podcast. Perfect for fans of Sadie, The Cheerleaders, and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.

4. The Moonlight Blade
by Tessa Barbosa
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy
/ Action & Adventure
Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Narra Jal is one of the cursed, cast aside her whole life, considered unlucky. But with her mother’s life on the line, she will return to the city where she was born to face the trials: a grueling, bloodthirsty series of challenges designed to weed out the weak, the greedy, and the foolish. Trials to select the next ruler of Tigang.

Narra has nothing. No weapons. No training. No magic. No real chance of leaving with her life. Just her fierce grit and a refusal to accept the destiny she’s been handed. Even the intense, dark-eyed Guardian she feels a strangely electric connection with cannot help her. Narra is on her own. But she’ll show everyone what the unlucky can do.

5. Spin 
by Rebecca Caprara
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Novels In Verse
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

The Song of Achilles and Circe get a sapphic, young adult twist in this gorgeously lush, feminist retelling of the myth of Arachne spun in moving verse.

Sixteen-year-old Arachne is ostracized by all but her family and closest friend, Celandine. Turning to her loom for solace, Arachne learns to weave, finding her voice and her strength through the craft. After the tragic loss of her family, Arachne and Celandine flee to the city of Colophon, where Arachne’s skills are put to the test. Word of her talent spreads quickly, leading to a confrontation with the goddess Athena, who demands that Arachne repent.

But Arachne will not be silenced. She challenges Athena, and a fateful weaving contest ensues, resulting in an exposé of divine misdeeds, a shocking transformation, and unexpected redemption.

6. Chaos & Flame 
by Tessa Gratton, Justina Ireland
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Publisher: Razorbill

From New York Times bestselling author Justina Ireland and Tessa Gratton comes the first book in a ferocious YA fantasy duology featuring ancient magic, warring factions, and a romance between the two people in the world with the most cause to hate one another.

7. Silver in the Bone 
by Alexandra Bracken
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / Arthurian
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lore comes a stunning new Arthurian fantasy—the tale of a teenage girl who seeks her destiny in the cursed ruins of Avalon, driven by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!

8. He Who Breaks the Earth 
by Caitlin Sangster
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wicked Saints meets There Will Come a Darkness in this sequel to the atmospheric, “tightly woven” (Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author) She Who Rides the Storm that follows the four thieves turned unlikely allies as one of their own decides where their loyalties lie.

9. The Song of Wrath 
by Sarah Raughley
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Penny Dreadful meets The Gilded Wolves in this captivating sequel to young adult historical fantasy The Bones of Ruin that follows immortal Iris as she desperately tries to thwart her destructive destiny.

10. This Delicious Death 
by Kayla Cottingham
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Horror
/ Zombies
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

From the author of the New York Times bestselling My Dearest Darkest comes another incredible sapphic horror. When four best friends with a hunger for human flesh attend a music festival in the desert they discover a murderous plot to expose and vilify the girls and everyone like them. This summer is going to get gory.

11. The Iron Vow 
by Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Publisher: Inkyard Press

The extraordinary finale to Julie Kagawa’s New York Times and internationally bestselling Iron Fey series is here…and the fate of the Nevernever and all the world hangs in the balance. Join Meghan, Ash, Puck, Grimalkin, and the entire Iron Fey cast for this final epic journey into worlds where imagination knows no boundaries…

12. Cursed Crowns 
by Catherine Doyle, Katherine Webber
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Romance
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

The second book in the swoony and high-stakes fantasy rom-com series that began with Twin Crowns, about twin princesses separated at birth—from bestselling authors Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber.

13. All the Dead Lie Down 
by Kyrie McCauley
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense / Supernatural
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

The Haunting of Bly Manor meets House of Salt and Sorrows in award-winning author Kyrie McCauley’s contemporary YA gothic romance about a dark family lineage, the ghosts of grief, and the lines we’ll cross for love.

Thanks for joining me! I hope many of you keep a lookout for some of these titles. Now tell me, what are you looking forward to this Summer?

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