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New Young Adult Books: What's Coming in 2023?

Updated: Jan 6, 2023

Happy New Year! Every year, I love building this list-- scrolling through cover reveals and book blurbs, scouring reader groups for discussion on anticipated titles, checking Goodreads lists, and of course, my own Kindle wish list. So, without further ado, here's YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Addicts official list of 2023's Most Anticipated YA New Releases!

Most Anticipated YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books of 2023

Release Date: January 3, 2023

A runaway queen. A reluctant prince. And a quest that may destroy them both. Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires, with this first book of a captivating new duology.

Release Date: May 18, 2023

The final book in the series! A forgotten princess. A dangerous secret. Will she claim her crown before her rivals claim her life? If you loved the royal court intrigue of Cruel Prince and the sci-fi, interstellar twist of Cinder, the Shadows & Starlight series is for you.

Release Date: May 16, 2023

A fallen goddess cursed for eternity. An undying sorceress sworn to slay her. Only one can be The Lady of Rolika. A story of revenge, sinister magic, and hope amid the darkness, enter The Frostmarked Chronicles’ world of Slavic mythology with this tale inspired by the legend of Kostroma and Kupalo.

Release Date: April 20, 2023

Double the name and double the magic, mystery, and mayhem. Once upon a time, a fairy tale name generator issued a challenge to a group of authors. Volume Two of these quirky stories brings double trouble. A clean YA Anthology.

Release Date: January 31, 2023

James and Cordelia must save London—and their marriage—in this thrilling and highly anticipated conclusion to the Last Hours series from bestselling author Cassandra Clare.

Release Date: January 31, 2023

Trapped, hunted, and stripped of her magic. Can she save the universe from enslavement and her friends from certain death? The final book in The Arch Mage series, if you love Percy Jackson action and portal fantasies to different worlds, this series will suck you in!

Release Date: May 1, 2023

The romance and adventure continues . . . She will sacrifice everything. Even her freedom. But will it be enough?

Release Date: February 19, 2023

In the face of magical and courtly upheaval, heart-wrenching decisions, tested bonds, and sacrifices, Sevelle, Jae, and Liza must take control—of the courts, of the land, of their powers—and triumph, or Faerie may wither and die. The epic battle of the elements, courts, and ruling generations comes to an end in this edge-of-your-seat conclusion to the Light of Faerie series.

Release Date: February 19, 2023

This villainous tale continues the stunningly complicated mother-daughter relationship revealed in The Glorious (Light of Faerie Book 2.5) and explores another side of the events that lead to the conclusion of Brave the Dark (Light of Faerie Book 3).

Release Date: February 7, 2023

The second book in an epic, romantic fantasy trilogy based on Persian folklore. Alizeh is the heir to the Jinn throne and fulfills a long-foretold prophecy of a Jinn sovereign destined to free her people from the half-lives they’ve been forced to live under the rule of humans.

Release Date: August 15, 2023

The sea will consume me, if given the chance… Inspired by The Little Mermaid and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, this stand-alone, fantasy romance is perfect for fans of Danielle L. Jensen, Sarah J. Maas, and Laura Thalassa.

Release Date: February 13, 2023

Heather's parents are vampires, but she's human at least until she turns eighteen. But her world is turned upside-down when she falls in love with a faerie prince. Fae and vampires are mortal enemies. How will she choose between her heart and the immortality that awaits her?

Release Date: July 25, 2023

In a manor by the sea, one sister is still cursed. A modern masterpiece, this is a classic Gothic thriller-fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Erin A. Craig, about doomed love, menacing ambition, and the ghosts that haunt us forever.

Release Date: March 13, 2023

Katie swore off using witchcraft after one of her spells went too far, but now she’s in deeper trouble after an accident at the eighth-grade dance, and magic might be the only thing that can save her. She recruits new members of the coven to help boost her power—including the first boy. And now that they’re online, the coven can coordinate their efforts even better. Will it be enough to repair the damage to Katie’s reputation?

Release Date: August 14, 2023

Heather is human for now, but her heart is torn between two worlds. She always dreamed of marrying Simon, her childhood friend, who is waiting for her to join him as a vampire. But she can’t deny her feelings for Glen, the heir to the Faerie Court. Choosing to love a Fae will mean turning her back on her vampire family and eternal life. Where will her heart take her?

Release Date: April 4, 2023

A stunning series opener inspired by Arthurian legend and fueled by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline! Tamsin Lark didn’t ask to be a Hollower. As a mortal with no magical talent, she was never meant to break into ancient crypts, or compete with sorceresses and Cunningfolk for the treasures inside. But after her thieving foster father disappeared without so much as a goodbye, it was the only way to keep herself—and her brother, Cabell—alive.

Release Date: November 21, 2023

Death claims the living realm. Charge into the fast-paced fourth entry of The Frostmarked Chronicles as gods, spirits, and demons from Slavic myths clash for control of the Three Realms.

Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amelie Wen Zhao

Release Date: January 3, 2023

In a fallen kingdom, one girl carries the key to discovering the secrets of her nation's past—and unleashing the demons that sleep at its heart. An epic fantasy series inspired by the mythology and folklore of ancient China.

Release Date: June 30, 2023

A Sleeping Beauty Retelling featuring Briony Rose from Kiss of the Selkie!

A Dream So Wicked is a complete stand-alone novel set in the same world as The Fair Isle Trilogy.

Release Date: March 15, 2023

A rare fae mage with no magic accidentally sets an evil demon free but he may be the key to unlocking her powers… A thrilling, slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers, closed-door fantasy romance. Perfect for fans of "Throne of Glass" and "Shadow and Bone." Curse of the Dragon Heir is Book 1 in S. R. Breaker’s new fantasy romance series The Dragons of Arcadia.

Release Date: October 3, 2023

A thrilling, slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers, closed-door fantasy romance. Perfect for fans of "Throne of Glass" and "Shadow and Bone." Reign of the Dragon Heir is Book 2 in S. R. Breaker’s new fantasy romance series The Dragons of Arcadia.

Release Date: February 3, 2023

It’s been two years since Ari was taken as prisoner to the troll realm, killing as the troll king’s mercenary. Now she has a chance to end her misery: Unleash the monster she’s buried deep inside, and kill them all. But when her past faces her in the arena, Ari learns true strength comes from unlikely places.

Release Date: March 21st, 2023

Rimduum is Shattered. Stranded on the surface, Clayson Spangler and his friends gather all the strength they can to face the overwhelming power of the mithrium crown. But darksmiths hide around every corner, and Clayson’s final quest will lead him and his friends into deadly territory; a strange forest filled with wraiths, a citiy crawling with living mechcraft, and the dungeon of Clayon’s distant ancestor. The final outcome may well require a terrible cost.

Release Date: June 18th

If you play with fire, you might get burned... Dig into this magical collection of short stories and discover among the embers ten fiery fantasy tales to set your heart ablaze. Sneak past the ancient dragon as you steal from his hoard of gold and escape with the crown jewels. Journey deep into the Salamander Kingdom and follow the wyverns as they help the woodwitch to find the cure. Walk over earth scorched by a post-apocalyptic sun on a quest for survival, and find out why the firebird only eats golden apples. Watch the phoenix rise from the ashes and root for the golden dragon to woo his demigoddess in the Magic Kingdom.

Release Date: March 7, 2023

Ianthe was only six years old when her mother vanished and the strange statue appeared in the river near her home. Now, eleven years later, with her best friend Fintan by her side, Ianthe searches for a lost legend and discovers fantastical dangers, family secrets, and the magic of Ireland. But finding the myth may not be enough to mend the past. And finding the truth just may threaten her future.

Release Date: April 14th, 2023

In this Cinderella retelling, the prince is the villain, the balls are deadly, and Ella has much better reasons to run than coaches turning into pumpkins.

Release Date: March 2, 2023

Shunned by her father and kingdom, Faelyn must learn to accept her fae ears and out-of-control magic. If she can’t take her rightful place in this world, she dooms her people to a tyrannous enemy ruler.

Release Date: February 19, 2023

Life in Aeco-city is hard. No one knows this better than Fernanda, the orphaned half-elf. Shunned by her mother’s people and disowned by her father's, she is left to the bitterest of existences after escaping death. But even the hardiest of pickpockets and shoplifters must have a refuge…

Release Date: January 18, 2023

Half-fae Amberle–a thief–is hired by the king as an undercover spy to enter the bachelor-type competition for the prince’s heart. Her goal is to ensure the right fae gets the crown in return for her father’s freedom. But Prince Orion is charming and stubborn and she just might have her heart stolen instead.

Release Date: Spring 2023

Aria is stuck in the human world with her memories returning. Can she make it back to Faerie and save both Sterling and Tien? Can she save her throne? The fourth and final book of the Raven Court series.

Release Date: July 1, 2023

In the Seven Kingdoms, not all disasters are natural.

After a mysterious electromagnetic disturbance nearly destroys her kingdom, exiled princess Eira hears of faraway islands suffering from strange, violent ocean storms. Now she’s determined to investigate, and her evil stepmother—the Queen—has assigned Eira's insufferable fiancé to join the expedition.

When an unexpected tempest shatters Eira's ship and a beautiful red-haired girl saves Eira's fiancé from drowning, then disappears, he’s left believing that Eira is his savior. Now that he’s falling in love with her for real, Eira can tell him the truth and risk his rage...or she can gain a new ally by allowing him to believe a lie.

But a startling new discovery leaves Eira gasping for breath: the erratic, deadly storms taking place throughout the islands aren't natural, but man-made. Will Eira uncover the villain responsible in time, or will she watch in horror as yet another civilization succumbs to a terrible fate?

If you can't get enough of Grimm's imaginative Fairy Tales and Kiera Cass' The Selection series, then you'll be enchanted by the heart and suspense of Post-Apocalyptic Princesses.

Grab a copy of Girl in the Sea to start the addictively thrilling journey today!

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