Upcoming Releases You Need To Read

Aliza Kazmi, Staff Writer

There’s an undeniably exhilarating feeling that you get when you realize that the book you’ve been waiting for to be published is finally available for you to read. Haven’t felt that yet? No problem. Now you can! Here are four upcoming 2020 releases for you to look forward to.

Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
Although this book is a teenage contemporary, it is way more than a meet cute! Yes, No, Maybe So is about two characters named Maya and Jamie who are both in for a unique summer while canvassing for their local state senate candidate. I think this book would be perfect for anyone who enjoys humorous novels, but don’t mind that it also deals with heftier topics such as politics. Want some other contemporary reads? Try Truly, Madly, Royally or Geekeralla. (At the time of this article’s publication, Yes, No, Maybe So is already out in the world and available for you to read!)

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
This novel is about the usually forgotten sister of Mozart, Nannerl. Her only wish is to be known for her beautiful music, but that is difficult for a young woman in the 18th century, until she is confronted by a stranger who can make her wish come true. Marie Lu is an immensely popular author, but this is her first historical fiction book. It’s chock full of magic and music: perfect for people who love history, but are also drawn to fantasy. Ready to read this but can’t just yet? Read Woven in Moonlight or Night Music while you wait. (Expected publication: March 3, 2020)

The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
If royalty and romance is more up your speed, this is the book for you! The Betrothed is about a girl named Hollis, whom the king is in love with. She’s set to become queen, but realizes that may not be what she really wants. Kiera Cass is known for her fantasy romance books, which makes this new novel even more exciting. Can’t wait to get your hands on this? Read Kiera Cass’s other series, The Selection if you need a little romance in your life. (Expected publication: May 5, 2020)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
This book will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.
Yes…you read that right. We’re getting a prequel to The Hunger Games! The book will tell the story of eighteen year old Coriolanus Snow (read: young President Snow) during his Hunger Games. This book is a must-read for anyone who was a fan of The Hunger Games or loves dystopian novels. Are you on the edge of your seat in anticipation? Try reading This Mortal Coil or The Maze Runner to get your dystopian fix. (Expected publication: May 19, 2020)

(Source: YA Buzz on Instagram)