Fall 2020 Most Anticipated YA Releases

The time has come for my favorite most anticipated releases season of the year. I always find fall release season so exciting because my all-time favorite books of the year often come out in September, October & November. As always, I am still clinging on to these final weeks of summer. It’s interesting this year especially because normally this would be my first week back to school as an undergraduate, but this college graduate is now home and taking most of her graduate courses remotely while student teaching. But don’t worry, I’ll be breaking out the pumpkin spice coffee soon. 

Today I’ll be sharing my most anticipated young adult releases of the fall, in order of their release date. Next week, I’ll be sharing my most anticipated adult releases for the fall. I decided to separate my YA anticipated releases from my new adult and adult ones just because there were so many exciting releases out in 2020. 

Majesty (American Royals #2) by Katherine McGee | Release Date: September 1

I am so excited that my most anticipated YA release of the fall comes out on the first fall Tuesday! I’ve basically needed Majesty in my life since I first read its predecessor, American Royals, last summer. If you’re someone who loves contemporary royalty books, you need to read this YA series about the American monarch ASAP. 

Recommended for You by Laura Silverman | RD: September 1

I’m sort’ve cheating with Recommended For You personally because I was very fortunate to have read an ARC earlier in August – my review is coming to the blog in 2 weeks! I recommend saving Recommended For You for the latter half of the fall as we get closer to the holiday season, as the book takes place at a bookstore during the holiday season as Shoshanna and Jake compete to sell the most amount of books.

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam | RD: September 1

I think Punching the Air is going to be such a big hit this fall – I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy and plan on diving into this novel told in verse following a  teen who is incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit next week.

Iron Heart (Crier’s War #2) by Nina Varela | RD: September 8

Crier’s War was one of my favorite fantasy reads of 2019, and I’m really looking forward to reading its sequel, Iron Heart! I think fans of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer would especially love this series. 

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson | RD: September 15

Grown is another of my most anticipated YA books of the fall that I was again lucky enough to receive an ARC of and I devoured this book in less than 24 hours. It has such an addicting, yet very difficult to read story for its content (warnings for sexual abuse and drug use), but I think Grown will ultimately be one of the biggest YA books of the year.

Shine by Jessica Jung | RD: September 29

Shine has been pitched to me as a mix between Gossip Girl and Jenny Han with its own K-Pop inspired story of course. 

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Lauren Taylor Namey | RD: October 6

I absolutely adored Lauren Taylor Namey’s debut last fall, The Library of Lost Things, so I am very much looking forward to her sophomore novel, A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow. I am always up for any book following a character who loves baking, as Lila dreams of taking over her Cuban family’s Miami bakery. Her dreams are put on hold when after facing some hardship at home, Lila is sent to England for the summer to spend time with her family there and help out their inn kitchen. 

Fangirl, Vol.1 The Manga by Rainbow Rowell & Sam Maggs and illustrated by Gabe Nam | RD: October 13

I’ve never read manga before, but you better believe I will read the manga version of my favorite YA contemporary novel! This Fangirl adaptation will be the first of four volumes. Rainbow Rowell has also worked with Sam Maggs on the script to include some new scenes, dialogue, and Simon Snow things! 

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett | RD: November 10

I will forever spend my YA book blogging life trying to get everyone to read ALL of Jenn Bennett’s books including her upcoming release, Chasing Lucky. I read a review copy of Chasing Lucky back in February and this YA contemporary romance is hands-down a 2020 favorite of mine. 

Love & Olives ( Love & Gelato #3) by Jenna Evans Welch | RD: November 10 

Love & Gelato is one of my all-time favorite YA companion series, and I can’t help but fall in love with Love & OlivesMamma Mia-inspired synopsis. The book follows Liv’s trip to Greece to help her estranged father with a documentary project and gets to explore Santorini along with her family’s past. 


What YA books are you looking forward to this fall? Any that I mentioned? Any recommendations for me? Share in the comments! 

7 thoughts on “Fall 2020 Most Anticipated YA Releases

  1. I feel your pain about being stuck at home instead of at school – I just graduated too and wow it’s been a transition! Hope you’re doing well (:

    Ugh I need Majesty ASAP too! I’m kinda nervous because I’ve heard some not-so-great reviews, but also seen some people really like it so fingers crossed! Also, that cover for A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow is absolutely gorgeous! Hope you love all of these reads! ♥

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    • Thank you, as much as this is such a weird time, very grateful for everything in my life right now! Hope you are doing well too!

      I keep seeing mixed reviews for Majesty too, but I’m holding out hope because I love American Royals and her books so much! I also can’t wait for A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow. Thanks for reading!

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