Alright y’all, I said I might do it… and guess what? I’m doing it! Here we are with part two of my “Most Anticipated Ya Books 2020”. There were just too many goodies to not talk about. 😍
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Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power. Now, I haven’t read anything by this author… yet. But from what I’m reading, her creepy novels just might be the next thing I pick up and read! She is praised for her originality and beautiful, creepy story-telling. All I know about this book is that there are some secrets in the main character’s past, and her family roots are dug down so deep in mystery, it might be a fight for her own life. Just… yes, yes please, I’ll take a copy stat!
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller. Okay, you know your girl is a big Levenseller fan. My first two books that I read by her are Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen and I was a huge fangirl for both. Levenseller has an amazing way and creating characters, and her main character for that story, Alosa, is one of my favorite characters from a YA book; she’s feisty, sarcastic, and a boss babe, a perfect combination. This book seems to follow a similar character arch, with Alessandra ready to take the king’s position and rule over his kingdom in a total unforgivable way. Oh yeah, I’m ready for it.
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace. Let’s keep up with the fantasy/magical creatures trope. I’m a big fan of mermaid stories, we need more of them. And it looks like Adalyn Grace delivered. This book is set to be a duology, so I’m super stoked for that. It looks like we have some magical forces to contend with, some monster’s heads to bash in, and mermaids who are determined to come after the main character Amora after the demonstration of her own magical powers failed. Oh, and a sexy, mysterious pirate named Bastian, just to throw that out there. Excuse me while I find the nearest copy!
The Upside of Falling by Alex Light. Who else needs a little bit of contemporary romance in their life? Usually, I’m not a fan of these types of books, I seem to find myself reading some love triangle between a princess and the prince and a stable boy or something like that. But I think my opinion on YA love stories are slowly changing, especially after reading my review of If I’m Being Honest. This seems like a cute, sweet story that I believe would be perfect for all ages. (Moms, Dads, do your research first though. Some YA stories get a little too hot and heavy, if you know what I mean.)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. HOLD THE PHONE. HOLD THE FLIPPING PHONE. I’m so excited!! We get a new novel for the Hunger Games series, and you know for damn sure I will be reviewing it. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will take place 64 years before we get to know Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, at the Tenth Reaping. Not much else is known about the book, but that’s okay, I’m stoked to read it.
Man, 2020 is shaping up to be a great year for books. As you can tell, I’m super excited to read these guys, I hope you are too! I feel like I can make a part 3, a part 4, and onwards of all the goodies we have to look forward too, but for now, I’m going to try my hardest at staying with these two lists. But really, if you guys want more recommendations from me, TELL ME. I will happily make these lists over and over!
I will be making some more lists in different genres, probably in non-fiction and adult fiction, since those are my other two favorite genres. Leave a comment and tell me what you are looking forward to reading in 2020. 🥳