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The Most Anticipated YA Books of 2023

Happy almost New Year, everyone! We can’t believe that it’s almost 2023!

There are so many amazing YA books releasing in 2023. Below, you can find the top 20 books we’re most excited to read this upcoming year. We have high hopes for our picks. Let us know your most anticipated books for 2023 in the comments.

Did you miss our favorite books of 2022? Click here to check our recent favorites for some reading inspiration!

Again, happy almost 2023 to all of our readers. Thank you to everyone who has read our blog this past year. It means a lot to us that our blog has grown so much over the course of 2022.

FYI: Not all covers have been revealed yet. We plan to update this post as soon as they become available.

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The Top 10 YA Books of 2022

It’s that time of year again! The time of year where we share our favorite book releases. We had a hard time choosing our favorites because there were so many amazing young adult books released in 2022. Keep on reading to discover our top ten picks and honorable mentions. What was your favorite book of 2022? Let us know in the comments.

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The Best YA Books to Read Before Halloween

Halloween season is the best time of year to bring out your favorite mystery, thriller or horror books. Sitting under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and reading by candlelight on a chilly night is the perfect way to spend an October night. We have some recommendations for our readers, both old and new YA books, to make this month one full of fright. keep reading…if you’re brave enough.

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Reviews

Review: Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus

Brynn Gallagher never thought she’d have to return to Sturgis, Massachusetts, her dumpy hometown. But when her dad tells her they’re moving back, Brynn and her sister Ellie realize they have to attend to Saint Ambrose School, a local private school where Brynn’s favorite teacher was murdered four years ago.

To help her journalist career, Brynn applied for an internship at Motive, a true crime network. When she pitched the idea that the show covers her former teacher, William Larkin, she never suspected for her superiors to go for it. But now that Brynn is back, she’s determined to know the truth. Three students found Mr. Larkin, including Brynn’s former best friend Tripp Talbot.

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Books on Our Summer 2022 TBR

We’re so excited for all the amazing YA books releasing this summer. We came up with a list of the seven book we want to read ASAP. From twisty thrillers to sweet romances, we think there’s a book for everyone. Grab some iced coffee, a pair of cute sunglasses and get ready to read this summer.

What are you reading this summer and which releases are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments!

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Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Book Tag

Thank you to Past Midnight for nominating for this blogger award! Go check out her blog for more bookish content. We’re excited that is the second time we’ve been nominated!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to their blog
  • Answer their questions
  • Nominate other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions
  • Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog
  • List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo
  • Provide the link of the Award creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger award as Rising Star from: https://idealinspiration.blog
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Karen McManus’s YA Books Ranked

If you read our blog, you know we love Karen McManus’s YA books and have read all of them. She is one of our auto-buy authors and we can’t wait to read more of her mysteries/thrillers. We plan on updating this post when McManus releases her next book! Are you a McManus fan? Let us know your rankings in the comments!

1. The Cousins

Milly, Aubrey and Jonah Story have never met their grandmother. Years ago, she disinherited their parents and cut off all contact. Out of the blue, she sends them letters inviting them to stay at her resort on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Only, it’s a lot more complicated than that. When they arrive on the island, nobody seems to expect them. Their grandmother keeps them at arms length, but the more time the cousins spend on the island, the more they learn about their family secrets. 

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Review: You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen McManus

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Three former friends are having a pretty crappy day so far. Ivy Sterling-Shepard lost student council election to idiot Boney Mahoney. Mateo Wojcik is exhausted from working two jobs and taking care of his mom. Cal O’Shea-Wallace needs to cheer up after his crush stood him up for breakfast. The three run into each other in the parking lot before school and decide to skip today. After all, it’s senior year and what could they possibly miss?

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Our 2022 Blogging and Reading Goals

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1. Read 50 Books

While we actually read 66 books in 2021, it’s impossible to know if we can repeat it this year. We hope to read even more books, but we have to balance it with other life responsibilities. To get a sneak peek of what we’ll be reading, check out our most anticipated books of the year. There are lots of great books coming out in 2022 that we cannot wait to share with all of you!

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