A couple of days ago I posted a little post that included a few 2019 YA releases I think are must-reads! This was part of a two part post and this is going to be part two! I have even more 2019 YA releases that I want to recommend! You can find part one of this little two-part series here. For now, here is part two of must-read 2019 YA releases!All the Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman
“16-year-old Mehreen Miah’s anxiety and depression, or ‘Chaos’, as she calls it, has taken over her life, to the point where she can’t bear it any more. So she joins MementoMori, a website that matches people with partners and allocates them a date and method of death, ‘the pact’. Mehreen is paired with Cara Saunders and Olivia Castleton, two strangers dealing with their own serious issues.”
There is always going to be a book that you remember flying through, for me this is that book. Yasmin has written a beautiful debut novel that needs to be read by so many people. I cannot praise this book enough. I wrote a full review of this book which you can find here.
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
“Simone Garcia-Hampton is starting over at a new school, and this time things will be different. She’s making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles, the guy who makes her melt every time he walks into a room. The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she’s HIV-positive, because last time . . . well, last time things got ugly.”
This is another book that I flew right the way through. It is also another debut novel that is well worth reading. Camryn discusses so many important topics in her debut novel and it is such an eye-opening story. I did a full review of this book which you can find here.
Alex in Wonderland by Simon James Green
“In the town of Newsands, painfully shy Alex is abandoned by his two best friends for the summer. But he unexpectedly lands a part-time job at Wonderland, a run-down amusement arcade on the seafront, where he gets to know the other teen misfits who work there. Alex starts to come out of his shell, and even starts to develop feelings for co-worker Ben… who, as Alex’s bad luck would have it, has a girlfriend.”
What an adorable book! As soon as I started reading this book I was completely invested in Alex’s story. It is such a perfect book to read over the summer months. Simon James Green has done it again and written an adorable and incredibly heart-warming book that is a must-read. You can find my full review of this book here.
I Hold Your Heart by Karen Gregory
“When Gemma meets Aaron, she feels truly seen for the first time. Their love story is the intense kind. The written-in-the-stars, excluding-all-others kind. The kind you write songs about.
But little by little their relationship takes over Gemma’s life. What happens when being seen becomes being watched, and care becomes control?”
This book is one that I wish I had read in my teenage years because even it my 20’s it has helped me so much. So many teenagers and adults are sadly in Gemma’s position and don’t know what to do. This book is extremely eye-opening as to what a controlling partner can do to you. I wrote a full review of this book which you can find here.
Birthday by Meredith Russo
“Born on the same day, at the same time, in the same place. They’ve always shared this one day together, but as they grow up they begin to grow apart.
Everyone expects Eric to get a football scholarship, but no one knows he’s having second thoughts.
Former quarterback Morgan feels utterly alone, as she wrestles with the difficult choice to live as her true self.
Both of them are struggling to be the person they know they are. Who better to help than your best friend?”
This is such an amazing and eye-opening novel that is set over a number of years. I had never read anything quite like this before and I am hoping more books like this are released in the future. I have recommended it to so many people since reading it and I will continue to do so.
What 2019 YA releases do you recommend reading? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to check out part one in this series for even more 2019 YA releases you need to read!