Top 5 Young Adult Novels of 2020

The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae

This fantasy adventure follows a teenage girl named Zahru who craves adventure outside the kingdom of Orkena. However this burning desire leaves her as the sacrifice in a deadly game between the three heirs of the kingdom to determine which heir wins the crown.

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rowan Roth and Neil McNair are academic rivals since the first year of high school. It is their last day of senior year and both would love to compete against each other one last time. When a senior class game located in Seattle causes them to have a temporary truce and defeat other compressing schools; they soon realize more about each other which creates feelings that go deeper than mere rivals.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

This book takes place in the year 1926 in Shanghai and is a fantastic retelling of the story Romeo and Juliet . Two rival gangs: Scarlet gang and White Flowers, two heirs: Juliette Cai and Roma Montagov, and one monster causing self harm to their gang members. Putting love, betrayal and vendetta aside, they must work together to take down the mysterious monster who is harming their gangs.

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

National book award winning the New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Acevedo creates a new story about loss forgiveness, difficulty, and bonds between two girls named Camino Rios and Yahairo Rios. While overcome with grief for their dead father there are secrets still buried with him and they soon learn of each other’s existence , their lives forever changed.

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Marie Lu is the esteemed author of the science fiction Legend Series. The Kingdom of Back is a historical fiction novel held in the eighteenth century in Europe. Nannerl Mozart, a young woman who has the gift of music, she masterfully plays her music for all audiences to hear. Despite her music abilities she isn’t as successful as her younger brother who has every opportunity at his feet while being a woman in this century limits her. One day a stranger from a magical land gives her an offer of a lifetime that may cost her everything.

I hope these interesting titles grab your attention. Have a happy and healthy New Year!

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