I was drawn to read Cinder, by Marissa Meyer, because I loved the concept of reimagining the classic Cinderella fairy tale in a science fiction/fantasy realm. It’s the first book in the four volume Lunar Chronicles series.
All Your Twisted Secrets, the debut by Diana Urban, is one of the books I was most looking forward to in 2020. Although it doesn’t come out until March 17, I was privileged to have been chosen by Harper Collins to receive an advance copy. This is a fun, twisty thriller that slowly reveals secrets and complicated relationships across two timelines.
Instead of listing my favorite books of 2019, I decided to put together a selection of my most anticipated YA books of 2020. I finished well over 100 books in 2019. Most of the books I’m looking forward to most in 2020 are by authors whose novels I loved in 2019.
People Like Us, by Dana Mele, starts strong. High school friends at an elite boarding school find a classmate’s body in a lake. Mele keeps the reader trying to guess whodunit straight through to the end.