The young adult fiction genre has gained immense popularity in the recent past. With its captivating and relatable characters, plot twists, and emotional storylines, it has become a favorite among readers of all ages. 2018 saw the release of some fantastic young adult fiction books that have left a lasting impact on their readers. In this article, we’ll take a look at some must-read young adult fiction books of 2018.
1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This book is a West-African inspired epic fantasy that follows the story of Zelie Adebola as she tries to bring back magic to her people.
2. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
This book is a sequel to the popular young adult novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. It follows Leah Burke’s journey through senior year as she navigates her confusing relationships with friends and family.
3. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
This novel tells the story of Xiomara Batista who finds her voice through slam poetry despite being told to stay quiet by those around her.
4. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X
R.Pan – This book explores themes of grief and mental illness while following protagonist Leigh Chen Sanders on a journey to Taiwan in search of her long-dead mother.
5. Sadie by Courtney Summers
Sadie tells the story of a girl hunting down her sister’s killer while also exploring themes such as child abuse, poverty and addiction.
Young adult fiction has seen an upsurge in popularity in recent years with many fantastic books being published. Some must-read young adult novels from 2018 include “Children of Blood and Bone,” “Leah on the Offbeat,” “The Poet X,” “The Astonishing Color of After,” and “Sadie.” These novels explore themes of identity, loss, love, and more. These books are worth checking out for anyone looking for an engaging read!