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Best YA Books of 2023

70 Young-Adult Books to Add to Your Reading List in June

Best YA Books of 2023
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The genre of YA continues to expand in 2023, spotlighting young people and their unique struggles in refreshing new ways. For the lovers of high fantasy, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black continue their magical series with wondrous new additions. The high stakes of young love come to a peak with new books from Julian Winters, Maya Ameyaw, Elise Bryant, Liselle Sambury, Gloria Chao, and Dahlia Adler.

Most notably, New York Times bestselling author Alice Oseman, whose graphic-novel series, Heartstopper, has taken over our screens and reading lists, is giving readers an intimate peek into Nick and Charlie's relationship as they gear up for the future in "Nick and Charlie: A Heartstopper Novella." Holly Jackson also wraps up her A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series with a prequel novella called "Kill Joy," and Hayley Kiyoko makes her debut as an author with "Girls Like Girls."

Whether you're looking for the next #BookTok star or books serving a niche, you'll have plenty of 2023 YA releases to scope out the next time you hit the bookstore.

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