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New York Times Bestselling Young Adult Titles, With Alternative Picks Week of 11/26/23

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 of the young adult novel Murtagh
1. NEW THIS WEEK
MURTAGH
by Christopher Paolini
Knopf
Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn, must find and outwit a mysterious witch.
1. Seraphina: A Novel  by Rachel Hartman
2. The Books of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin
3. Fireborn by Rosaria Munda


Cover of the young adult novel Nightbane
2. NEW THIS WEEK
NIGHTBANE
by Alex Aster
Amulet
In this sequel to "Lightlark," Isla must chose between her two powerful lovers.
1. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
2. The Queen's Assassin by Melissa De La Cruz 
3. The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

 
Cover of the young adult novel Powerless
3. NEW THIS WEEK
POWERLESS
by Lauren Roberts
Simon & Schuster
Forbidden love is in the air when Paedyn, an Ordinary, and Kai, an Elite, become romantically involved.
1. Lightlark by Alex Aster
2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
3. The Luminaries by Susan Dennard


Cover of the young adult novel The Way I Am Now
4. NEW THIS WEEK
THE WAY I AM NOW
by Amber SmithMargaret K. McElderry
Eden and Josh decide to give their relationship another chance despite the emotional baggage they both carry.
1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
2. Exit, Persued by Bear by E.K. Johnston
3. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp


Cover for the YA novel Divine Rivals
5. 21 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 the young adult novel What the River Knows
6. 2 WEEKS ON THE LIST
WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS
by Isabel Ibañez
Wednesday
Inez Olivera sets sail to investigate the mysterious deaths of her parents in 1884 Egypt.
1. The Rightous by Renée Ahdieh
2. Sing Me to Sleep by Gabi Burton
3. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton



7. 50 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 young adult novel A Study in Drowning
8. 8 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


Cover of the young adult novel The Hunting Moon
9. NEW THIS WEEK
THE HUNTING MOON
by Susan Dennard
Tor Teen
Winnie Wednesday is the only one who knows of the new threat to Hemlock Falls, the Whisperer
Sequel to The Luminaries
1. The Buried and the Bound by Rochelle Hassan
2. Lucha of the Night Forest by Tehlor Kay Mejia
3. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Cover of YA novel Curious Tides
10. 6 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

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