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.
I picked up Immunity, by Erin Bowman, as soon as I finished the first book in the series, Contagion. The conclusion to this duology offered everything I loved about the first book, plus the addition of a more typical young adult character arc for the main characters.
Contagion, by Erin Bowman, is a 2019 Edgar Award nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery. When it made its way to the top of my To Be Read pile and I read the jacket copy, I was excited to start. I could hardly put it down before I finished.