It’s no small feat to tackle both adult and YA fiction, so today we are highlighting some beloved YA authors who are diving into the waters of adult fiction and making a big splash.
Make sure to check out these must-reads including a dark fantasy featuring shadows, a twisty thriller, a love story about finding yourself, the next installment in a bestselling fantasy series, and a romance that turns quarantine into comedy.
RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins
“Revisiting the class divides that drove her best-selling THE WIFE UPSTAIRS (2021), Hawkins twists revenge, madness, and an increasingly menacing setting into a cleverly plotted nightmare in paradise. A must-read for fans of Ruth Ware.”–Booklist, starred review
YERBA BUENA by Nina LaCour
“Though its characters are faced with incredible trauma and adversity, Printz Award–winner LaCour’s adult debut is lyrical and ultimately hopeful. Yerba buena—the ‘good herb,’ which is also the name of the restaurant where Sara and Emilie meet—carries the reader through the pain and symbolizes a better future.”–Booklist, starred review
HOUSE OF SKY AND BREATH by Sarah J. Maas
“With a twist that will leave readers breathless (if those steamy love scenes don’t), HOUSE OF SKY AND BREATH is a sequel that continues to be an action-packed, page-turning urban fantasy romance which readers will devour…Maas’ YA series, Court of Thorns and Roses, has a devoted readership who followed her to the adult market for HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD, and they have anxiously awaited this sequel.”–Booklist, starred review
BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black
“Bestselling YA author Black (THE CRUEL PRINCE) conjures a dark world filled with crime, betrayal, and power in her atmospheric adult fantasy debut…The many mysteries keep the suspense sizzling as Charlie guides readers through this slippery world. Black’s adult fans and readers looking for dark urban fantasy will be thrilled.”–Publishers Weekly
LOCKDOWN ON LONDON LANE by Beth Reekles
“Reekles (THE KISSING BOOTH) pioneers Covid-19 romance in this all-too-realistic Love, Actually–style look at relationships in quarantine…Reekles’s capable plotting toggles between apartments and keeps readers wondering what’s next. The result transforms the harsh realities of quarantine into rom-com enchantment.”–Publishers Weekly
RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins; 9781250274250; available now.
YERBA BUENA by Nina LaCour; 9781250810465; 5/31/22.
HOUSE OF SKY AND BREATH by Sarah J. Maas; 9781635574074; available now.
BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black; 9781250812193; 5/3/22.
LOCKDOWN ON LONDON LANE by Beth Reekles; 9781989365854; available now.