New Teen Books 2020

If you want the latest and greatest young adult books for your teen reader, then we've got you covered. Stay up-to-date with the hottest new releases in teen books and prove that you know what's trending on the bestseller list. It can be difficult to get teens to read for fun, especially when the books assigned in school are older than they are. But these interesting reads are hot off the presses. And studies have shown that reading for fun can have a positive impact on teens' reading comprehension and college readiness. So check back here often, because we'll update this list every week with the most recently published reviews at the top. For more great reads for teens, try out our lists of Award-Winning Books for Teens and Teen Romance Novels

 

And for the hottest books of summer 2020, check out our Summer Reading List!

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Punching the Air Book Poster Image
Jailed teen finds his voice in poignant novel in verse.
By Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
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Night of the Dragon: Shadow of the Fox, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Overstuffed finale has lots of blood, sacrifice, and heart.
By Julie Kagawa
(2020)
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Blood & Honey: Serpent & Dove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Witchy sequel enchants yet has serious stumbles.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2020)
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The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Shadowhunter spin-off loses momentum while fighting demons.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
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As the Shadow Rises: The Age of Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Love, religion, and magic mix in twisty, satisfying sequel.
By Katy Rose Pool
(2020)
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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Book Poster Image
Funny story of immigrant teen facing culture shock in U.S.
By Ben Philippe
(2020)
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Igniting Darkness:  Courting Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Historical fiction series end bogs down in palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2020)
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Where Dreams Descend: Kingdom of Cards, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Dramatic tale of female magician in dangerous competition.
By Janella Angeles
(2020)
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We Are Totally Normal Book Poster Image
Compelling but uneven tale of teen exploring his sexuality.
By Rahul Kanakia
(2020)
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Darius the Great Deserves Better Book Poster Image
Captivating tale of teen's first love, friendships, growth.
By Adib Khorram
(2020)
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Star Daughter Book Poster Image
Vivid, unique fantasy highlights friendship, family.
By Shveta Thakrar
(2020)
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Geese Are Never Swans Book Poster Image
Gritty take on teen swimmer fueled by grief and anger.
By Kobe Bryant, Eva Clark
(2020)
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Lobizona: Wolves of No World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Compelling Latina hero, rushed storytelling in deep fantasy.
By Romina Garber
(2020)
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Midnight Sun Book Poster Image
Same Twilight story, but from Edward's brooding perspective.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2020)
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Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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Love, Creekwood Book Poster Image
Short, sweet LGBTQ romance as friends start college.
By Becky Albertalli
(2020)
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Juliet Takes a Breath Book Poster Image
College student navigates identities in funny, moving tale.
By Gabby Rivera
(2020)
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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Book Poster Image
West African folklore powers lively fantasy debut.
By Roseanne A. Brown
(2020)
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I'll Be the One Book Poster Image
Body-positive teen seeks K-pop stardom in cute romcom.
By Lyla Lee
(2020)
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Seasons of the Storm, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Solid, darkish, myth-based fantasy has some violence.
By Elle Cosimano
(2020)
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We Didn't Ask for This Book Poster Image
Thought-provoking tale of eco-protest at elite high school.
By Adi Alsaid
(2020)
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The Damned: The Beautiful, Book 2 Book Poster Image
More angst and romance in series' twisty middle installment.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2020)
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I'll Be the One Book Poster Image
Body-positive teen seeks K-pop stardom in cute romcom.
By Lyla Lee
(2020)
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The Henna Wars Book Poster Image
Page-turner romcom takes on race, faith, queer love.
By Adiba Jaigirdar
(2020)
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Burn Book Poster Image
Absorbing, violent fantasy brings dragons into the 1950s.
By Patrick Ness
(2020)
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Burn Our Bodies Down Book Poster Image
Teen uncovers fiery family secrets in page-turning thriller.
By Rory Power
(2020)
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The Empire of Dreams Book Poster Image
Girl of Fire and Thorns spin-off offers a new fab girl hero.
By Rae Carson
(2020)
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The Alcazar: The Cerulean, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Intriguing world-building powers delightful space fantasy.
By Amy Ewing
(2020)
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The Loop Book Poster Image
Teen prison inmates plan escape in intense sci-fi thriller.
By Ben Oliver
(2020)
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Faith: Taking Flight Book Poster Image
Fun superhero origin story is body and LGBTQ+ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2020)
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Girl, Unframed Book Poster Image
Teen faces danger and sexual awakening in uneven thriller.
By Deb Caletti
(2020)
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Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Book Poster Image
28-day program for teens, families to become anti-racist.
By Layla F. Saad
(2020)
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Parachutes Book Poster Image
Powerful tale of immigration, privilege, and rape culture.
By Kelly Yang
(2020)
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Again Again Book Poster Image
Engaging tale of love, possibility, and addiction recovery.
By E. Lockhart
(2020)
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Rules for Being a Girl Book Poster Image
Teen finds her voice after sexual assault in moving tale.
By Candace Bushnell, Katie Cotugno
(2020)
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A Song Below Water Book Poster Image
Emotional fantasy about two girls who seize their power.
By Bethany C. Morrow
(2020)
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Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed Book Poster Image
Teen hero protects refugees in timely graphic novel.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2020)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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Clap When You Land Book Poster Image
Moving novel in verse about grief, family, and forgiveness.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(2020)
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The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea Book Poster Image
Epic romantic fantasy adventure is poetic and violent.
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
(2020)
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Ruthless Gods: Something Dark and Holy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Thrilling, chilling sequel in Slavic gothic fantasy trilogy.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2020)
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Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Book Poster Image
Thought-provoking tale of smart Latina breaking down walls.
By Jennifer De Leon
(2020)
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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Book Poster Image
Charming story mixes art history and teen romance in Paris.
By Samira Ahmed
(2020)
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We Are Not from Here Book Poster Image
Haunting and unforgettable story of fleeing teen refugees.
By Jenny Torres Sanchez
(2020)
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Crave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Just like Twilight, but set in Alaska with more swearing.
By Tracy Wolff
(2020)
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Forged in Fire and Stars Book Poster Image
Girl seeks her destiny in so-so fantasy adventure.
By Andrea Robertson
(2020)
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The House in the Cerulean Sea Book Poster Image
Beautifully written tale of magic and transformation.
By T.J. Klune
(2020)
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Time of Our Lives Book Poster Image
Teens try to balance duty and dreams in road-trip romance.
By Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
(2020)
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Kent State Book Poster Image
Powerful novel-in-verse tells story of university shooting.
By Deborah Wiles
(2020)
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Tigers, Not Daughters Book Poster Image
Grieving sisters find strength in enchanting, ghostly drama.
By Samantha Mabry
(2020)
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Gotham High, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Teen Batman heroes, villains clash in taut high school tale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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Incendiary, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Intricate fantasy blends violent court intrigue with magic.
By Zoraida Córdova
(2020)
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Verona Comics Book Poster Image
Teens from feuding families fall in love in dramatic novel.
By Jennifer Dugan
(2020)
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The Electric Heir: Feverwake, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Intense, romantic sci-fi tackles mature issues.
By Victoria Lee
(2020)
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The Lightness of Hands Book Poster Image
Bipolar teen tries to help struggling dad in charming tale.
By Jeff Garvin
(2020)
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This Boy Book Poster Image
Poignant, funny look at being a straight, suburban teen boy.
By Lauren Myracle
(2020)
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Red Hood Book Poster Image
Clever feminist spin on fairy tale honors power of women.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2020)
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All Your Twisted Secrets Book Poster Image
Twisty tale of teens trapped in deadly locked-room thriller.
By Diana Urban
(2020)
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Deathless Divide: Dread Nation, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Engaging, occasionally uneven finale to a great story.
By Justina Ireland
(2020)
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Be Not Far from Me Book Poster Image
Harrowing survival tale of teen lost in the mountains.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2020)
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The Perfect Escape Book Poster Image
Charming romance highlights communication and integrity.
By Suzanne Park
(2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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Between Burning Worlds: System Devine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Action-packed, exciting sequel heads to new moon and planet.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2020)
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The Phantom Twin Book Poster Image
Twin teens face sideshow life in haunting graphic novel.
By Lisa Brown
(2020)
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Anna K: A Love Story Book Poster Image
Lots of sex, drugs, partying in update of Tolstoy classic.
By Jenny Lee
(2020)
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The Midnight Lie Book Poster Image
Same-sex love story drives compelling Winner's spin-off.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2020)
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Book Poster Image
Teen detective "unsolves" murder in riveting thriller.
By Holly Jackson
(2020)
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Chain of Gold: The Last Hours, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Shadowhunters fight poisoning demons in exciting spin-off.
By Cassandra Clare
(2020)
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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Girls with Razor Hearts Book Poster Image
Girls grapple with their value in exciting thriller.
By Suzanne Young
(2020)
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Layoverland Book Poster Image
Teen searches for truth in funny, poignant afterlife story.
By Gabby Noone
(2020)
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The Night Country: The Hazel Wood, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Tough teen battles dark magic in inventive fantasy sequel.
By Melissa Albert
(2020)
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Yes No Maybe So Book Poster Image
Engaging blend of activism and cross-cultural romance.
By Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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Bent Heavens Book Poster Image
Girl seeks revenge for father's abduction in tense thriller.
By Daniel Kraus
(2020)
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Don't Read the Comments Book Poster Image
Heartfelt tale tackles sexism and racism in gaming industry.
By Eric Smith
(2020)
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Not So Pure and Simple Book Poster Image
Hilarious tale of teen sexual and romantic drama.
By Lamar Giles
(2020)
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Shadow of the Batgirl Book Poster Image
Teen assassin atones in sensitive tale of redemption.
By Sarah Kuhn
(2020)
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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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Foul Is Fair Book Poster Image
Dark, violent revenge tale is a teen update of "Macbeth."
By Hannah Capin
(2020)
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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Book Poster Image
Unforgettable memoir in verse shows healing power of words.
By Nikki Grimes
(2020)
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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(2020)
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Nameless Queen Book Poster Image
Clever heroine drives appealing fantasy of politics, magic.
By Rebecca McLaughlin
(2020)
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Saving Savannah Book Poster Image
Teen leaves bubble of privilege in exciting historical tale.
By Tonya Bolden
(2020)
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A Heart So Fierce and Broken: Cursebreaker, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Riveting tale pits love and magic against cruelty and gore.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2020)
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Echoes Between Us Book Poster Image
Teens haunted by more than ghosts in contrived romance.
By Katie McGarry
(2020)
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The Conference of the Birds:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 5 Book Poster Image
Fifth in creepy series delivers chills and suspense.
By Ransom Riggs
(2020)
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The Hand on the Wall: Truly Devious, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Boarding school mystery finale is a twisty paget-turner.
By Maureen Johnson
(2020)
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Jane Anonymous:  A Novel Book Poster Image
Gripping, harrowing tale of captivity and recovery.
By Laurie Faria Stolarz
(2020)
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Loveboat, Taipei Book Poster Image
Taiwanese American teen finds love and freedom in fun tale.
By Abigail Hing Wen
(2020)
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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come Book Poster Image
Young woman finds independence in compelling saga finale.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(2020)
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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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Children of Virtue and Vengeance: Legacy of Orisha, Book 2 Book Poster Image
African fantasy keeps up suspense in battle-heavy sequel.
By Tomi Adeyemi
(2020)
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Just Breathe Book Poster Image
Gentle, quirky hospital tale will appeal to romance fans.
By Cammie McGovern
(2020)
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One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
Truth or Dare turns deadly in fun but formulaic mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2020)
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Chosen: Slayer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Demon-slaying sequel has more wit and angst.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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Infinity Son: Infinity Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Diverse cast, complex characters shine in superhero fantasy.
By Adam Silvera
(2020)
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19 Love Songs Book Poster Image
Emotional collection explores love from all angles.
By David Levithan
(2020)
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