Guess who is back with her final two part series of 2019! It’s me and I cannot believe we are nearly in 2020, but 2020 means so many more new books to read! There is so many books coming out in 2020 and so many of them I am beyond excited about. I wanted to do a little two part series all about my most anticipated 2020 releases! Here is part one!The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.”
There is very little we know about this book but let me tell you I am excited more than words can say. The Hunger Games helped me get back into reading after High School and hold such a special place in my heart. To be able to go back to Panem is a dream and I cannot wait to see what this book holds!
Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman
“Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her soul that she could be up there herself one day.
After a huge fight with her parents, who continue to insist she go to school instead, Harley leaves home, betrays her family and joins the rival traveling circus Maison du Mystère. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion and collaboration. But at the same time, Harley must come to terms with the truth of her family and her past—and reckon with the sacrifices she made and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams. ”
I am always excited about a new Akemi Dawn Bowman and I loved this one a lot. I have been lucky enough to read it already and you can find my full review of it on the blog. For now let me tell you this book is magical, a lot of fun and yet another beautifully written Akemi book that I cannot wait to see in the world.
Loveless by Alice Oseman
“Georgia feels loveless – in the romantic sense, anyway. She’s eighteen, never been in a relationship, or even had a crush on a single person in her whole life. She thinks she’s an anomaly, people call her weird, and she feels a little broken. But she still adores romance – weddings, fan fiction, and happily ever afters. She knows she’ll find her person one day … right?
After a disastrous summer, Georgia is now at university, hundreds of miles from home. She is more determined than ever to find love – and her annoying roommate, Rooney, is a bit of a love expert, so perhaps she can help.”
I cannot put into words how excited I am for another Alice Oseman book especially one that is set at university! Alice always writes extraordinary books and I cannot wait to see what Loveless holds!
Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli
“Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics. A year ago, she could barely do a push up as she recovered from a spine surgery, one that could have paralyzed her. And now? She’s made the United States’ gymnastics team with her best friend, Emma, just like they both dreamed about since they were kids. She’s on top of the world.
The pressure for perfection is higher than ever when horrifying news rips the team apart. Audrey is desperate to advocate for her teammate who has been hurt by the one person they trusted most–but not all the gymnasts are as supportive.
With the team on the verge of collapse, the one bright spot in training is Leo, her new coach’s ridiculously cute son. And while Audrey probably (okay, definitely) shouldn’t date him until after the games, would it really be the end of the world?”
I have never really been interested in books about sports and the olympics before but this one seems really interesting for me. I keep seeing so many interesting and positive reviews about it and cannot wait to read it myself.
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.
Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.
Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely.”
This book sounds amazing! Another Becky Albertalli collaboration book yes please! It sounds like a fun book and also a really interesting concept that I am really excited to see play out.
What 2020 YA releases are you excited about? Which 2020 YA books do you think I should really pick up? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to look out for part two of this series coming soon!