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New York Times Bestselling Young Adult Titles, With Alternative Picks Week of 10/29/23

We have all been there. A new popular book comes out, and we put our names on the hold list. Even the digital copies can have a wait time of a few weeks. What do we read in the meantime? Below you will find New York Times YA Best Sellers list, with alternative titles from our collection to tide you over while you wait. All of these alternate titles were selected using the Novelist Plus library database, and the list was pulled from the New York Times Young Adult Hardcover bestseller list.


Cover for the YA novel Divine Rivals
1. 15 WEEKS ON THE LIST
DIVINE RIVALS
by Rebecca Ross
Wednesday
Two young rival journalists find love through a magical connection.
1. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
2. The Girl who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
3. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


Cover of YA novel Curious Tides
2. 2 WEEKS ON THE LIST
CURIOUS TIDES
by Pascale Lacelle
Margaret K. McElderry
Emory develops new magical powers after a ritual gone awry leaves some of her friends drowned in a forbidden cave.
1. Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
2. Legendborn by Tracy  Deonn
3. The Novice by Taran Matharu


Cover of YA novel Night of the Witch
3. 2 WEEKS ON THE LIST
NIGHT OF THE WITCH
by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis
Sourcebooks Fire
Otto, working undercover among witch hunters, and Fritzi, a witch, must work together to vanquish a common enemy.
1. The Stolen Heir by Holly Black
2. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


Cover for the YA novel This Winter
4. 6 WEEKS ON THE LIST
THIS WINTER
by Alice Oseman
Scholastic
Siblings Tori, Charlie and Oliver deal with life challenges over the holiday season.
1. What if it's Us by Becky Albertalli
2. Bloom by Kevin Panetta
3. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki


Cover for the young adult novel A Study in Drowning
5. 4 WEEKS ON THE LIST
A STUDY IN DROWNING
by Ava Reid
HarperTeen
Dark forces try to thwart Preston and Effy's efforts to unravel the mysteries of author Emrys Myrddin's Hiraeth Manor.
1. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
2. Dread Nation by Justine Ireland
3. The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith



6. 31 WEEKS ON THE LIST
LONG LIVE THE PUMPKIN QUEEN
by Shea Ernshaw
Disney
Sally, the new Queen of Halloween Town, must save her town from a sleeping curse.
Go the Distance by Jen Calonita
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber



7. 46 WEEKS ON THE LIST
FIVE SURVIVE
by Holly Jackson
Delacorte
Six friends on a spring break road trip in an R.V. are the target of a sniper.
1. All Fall Down by Ally Carter
2. That Weekend by Kara Thomas
3. These Deadly Games by Diana Urban


Cover for the YA Novel Solitaire
8. 24 WEEKS ON THE LIST
SOLITAIRE
by Alice Oseman
Scholastic
Tori Spring is determined to find out who's behind the blog called Solitaire, which has caused serious pranks at her school.
1. When We Were Magic by Gailey, Sarah
2. Factory Girls: a Novel by Gallen, Michelle
3. A Beginners Guide to Murder by Stopps, Rosalind


Cover of the YA novel The Scarlet Veil
9. 3 WEEKS ON THE LIST
THE SCARLET VEIL
by Shelby Mahurin
HarperTeen
Célie investigates a series of murders in which the victims are drained of their blood.
1. In Every Generation by Kendare Blake
2. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
3. Hunter by Mercedes Lackey


Cover for the YA Novel The Spirit Bares Its Teeth
10. 5 WEEKS ON THE LIST
THE SPIRIT BARES ITS TEETH
by Andrew Joseph White
Peachtree Teen
Silas Bell can hear the ghosts of missing students at Braxton's begging for help.
1. Howl by Shaun David Hutchinson
2. The Honeys by Ryan La Sala
3. She is a Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran​
 

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