24 New YA Fantasy, Science Fiction Book Releases 2024

Get ready to escape into a world of wonder and excitement with the latest crop of young adult fantasy and science fiction books released in 2024! From epic quests to dystopian futures, these 24 titles promise to transport you to realms both familiar and unknown, filled with magic, adventure, and unforgettable characters.

The rise of young adult fantasy and science fiction books in recent years has been nothing short of phenomenal. Once considered a niche market, these genres have now become mainstream, attracting readers of all ages and backgrounds

The success of authors such as J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, and Veronica Roth has helped to establish the genre and inspire a new generation of writers. With the growing popularity of streaming services and social media platforms, it’s easier than ever for authors to connect with readers and build a following.

As a result, we’re seeing a surge in the number of young adult fantasy and science fiction books being published, each one offering a unique perspective on the world and our place within it.

24 New YA Fantasy and Science Fiction books Released in 2024

The Prisoner’s Throne (The Stolen Heir Duology, #2) by Holly Black

Publish Date: January 3, 2023

Return to the enchanting world of Elfhame with Holly Black’s latest duology, featuring a runaway queen, a reluctant prince, and a perilous quest. Eight years have passed since the Battle of the Serpent, but Lady Nore, the ice queen, has reclaimed the Ice Needle Citadel and uses an ancient relic to create monstrous minions.

Suren, the child queen, has fled to the human world, living feral in the woods and freeing mortals from foolish bargains. When Prince Oak, heir to Elfhame, arrives seeking Suren’s help on a dangerous mission, she must confront her past and the boy she once knew. But can she trust him, or will her heart be guarded against the prince she cannot trust? Join us on this thrilling adventure filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires.

Heavenly Tyrant (Iron Widow, #2) by Xiran Jay Zhao

Publish Date: December 24, 2024

Zetian, the fierce heroine of Iron Widow, returns in this highly-anticipated sequel, blending Chinese history and mecha science fiction. Now at the seat of power in Huaxia, Zetian must navigate dangerous politics and team up with a dangerous man to take down a powerful enemy who threatens to control them as puppets. With her loved ones held hostage and political unrest brewing, Zetian must walk a tightrope between justice and vengeance. Can she enact positive change as a fair and just ruler, or will she succumb to her darker instincts? Find out in this gripping sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller!

Children of Anguish and Anarchy (Legacy of Orisha, #3) by Tomi Adeyemi

Publish Date: June 25, 2024

In this exciting young adult fantasy novel, Zélie, a powerful maji, has finally defeated the monarchy and risen to power. But her victory is short-lived, as she is captured and taken aboard a foreign ship, bound for distant lands. Determined to escape and save her people, Zélie teams up with King Baldyr, her captor, and sets out on a dangerous quest to gather allies and defeat their enemies. With action-packed scenes, memorable characters, and a richly detailed world, this book is a must-read for fans of fantasy and adventure.

A Tempest of Tea (Blood and Tea, #1) by Hafsah Faizal

Publish Date: Feb 20, 2024

In the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a mastermind criminal with a secret identity – she runs an illegal bloodhouse for vampires by night. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie must make a deal with a mysterious adversary to save it. With the help of a ragtag crew of outcasts, Arthie plans to infiltrate the glittering vampire society known as the Athereum.

But as the truth behind the heist unfolds, Arthie finds herself caught in a conspiracy that could threaten the very fabric of her world. Filled with action, suspense, and intriguing characters, this book is a must-read for fans of dark fantasy and vampire lore. Don’t miss out on this thrilling tale of danger, deceit, and the power struggle.

All This Twisted Glory (This Woven Kingdom, #3) by Tahereh Mafi

Publish Date: Feb 6, 2024

In the highly anticipated third installment of the This Woven Kingdom series, Alizeh, the long-lost heir to the Jinn throne, finally found her people and crown. But her path to the throne comes at a steep price – marrying the mercurial ruler of Tulan, Cyrus, and ultimately killing him. However, as Alizeh gets to know Cyrus, she begins to question the terrible stories about him and the two become entangled in a web of secrets and forbidden desires. Meanwhile, Prince Kamran arrives in Tulan, seeking revenge and adding fuel to the already volatile situation. With layered tension and heart-stopping romance, this book is a must-read for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sabaa Tahir, and Tomi Adeyemi.

Destroy the Day (Defy the Night, #3) by Brigid Kemmerer

Publish Date: Jan 20, 2024

In the thrilling finale of the Defy the Night series, author Brigid Kemmerer takes readers on a wild ride filled with twists, turns, and heart-wrenching moments. Prince Corrick is held captive by the ruthless Oren Crane, but he’ll stop at nothing to reunite with Tessa. Teaming up with the rebel leader Lochlan, the unlikely duo must carefully strategize their next move.

Meanwhile, Tessa is grief-stricken and lost, but a surprise offer from Rian gives her hope. Can she trust him? In Kandala, Harristan is dethroned and on the run, but he finds unexpected support in his quest to unite the rebels and save his kingdom. Will he emerge victorious? As the stakes rise and time runs out, don’t miss this epic conclusion to the Defy the Night series.

A Fragile Enchantment by Allison Saft

Publish Date: Jan 2, 2024

In this enchanting romantic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Allison Saft, a talented dressmaker named Niamh Ó Conchobhair is commissioned to create the wardrobe for a royal wedding in the neighboring kingdom of Avaland. But as Niamh becomes embroiled in the lives of the royal family, she discovers that the fairytale she imagined is far from reality. The groom, Kit Carmine, is gruff and reluctant to marry, and the kingdom is plagued by unrest among the working class.

Despite their differences, Niamh and Kit form a close bond, but their growing feelings for each other are threatened when a gossip columnist reveals their relationship to the public. To protect their love and their futures, Niamh must decide whether to expose the royal family’s secrets or risk losing everything she holds dear. Set in a Regency England-inspired fantasy world, A Fragile Enchantment is a sweeping romance filled with intrigue, memorable characters, and a love story that will capture your heart.

Heartless Hunter (Crimson Moth, #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli

Publish Date: Feb 20, 2024

In this thrilling start to The Crimson Moth duology, bestselling author Kristen Ciccarelli delivers a high-stakes enemies-to-lovers romance set in a world where witches are hunted and oppressed. Rune, a powerful witch, must hide her true identity and resort to vigilante justice to protect her kind. When she crosses paths with Gideon, a notorious witch hunter, their mutual attraction sparks a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.

As they explore their complicated feelings for each other, they must confront the harsh realities of their world and decide where their allegiances truly lie. With its unique blend of magic, politics, and romance, Heartless Hunter is a must-read for fantasy and romance fans. Don’t miss out on this captivating journey!

Fate Breaker (Realm Breaker, #3) by Victoria Aveyard

Publish Date: Feb 27, 2024

Get ready for the thrilling conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s Realm Breaker series, as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Corayne, the protagonist, must face off against the ruthless Taristan and Queen Erida, who seek to bring forth their demon god and conquer the realm. With the help of her allies, Corayne must use her newfound powers and the legendary Spindleblade to defeat the evil forces threatening to destroy everything.

This larger-than-life finale promises to be an unforgettable adventure, filled with action, suspense, and heart-pumping excitement. Don’t miss out on this epic conclusion to the Realm Breaker series, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin and Leigh Bardugo.

The Poisons We Drink by Bethany Baptiste

Publish Date: March 5, 2024

In this gripping young adult fantasy novel, Venus Stoneheart is a brewer of illegal love potions living in a world divided between humans and witchers. When her mother is killed by an enemy’s iron bullet, Venus is forced to take drastic measures to protect her younger sister and avenge her mother’s death. She strikes a deal with the powerful Grand Witcher to brew poisonous potions that will enslave D.C.’s most influential politicians, but the cost may be higher than she ever imagined.

As Venus navigates the corrupt underbelly of her city, she must confront the blurred lines between magic and power, and learn to trust herself in a world where love and betrayal go hand in hand. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable debut that explores the complexities of sisterhood, self-love, and the deadly consequences of playing with fire.

Wisteria (Belladonna, #3) by Adalyn Grace

Publish Date: Aug 20, 2024

Adalyn Grace’s Belladonna trilogy comes to a thrilling conclusion with a new installment that promises to set readers’ hearts ablaze. Blythe Hawthorn, the strong-willed and independent heroine, finds herself tangled in a web of drama and seduction as she navigates her way through a new romance and uncovers hidden truths about her past. With unexpected twists and turns, this final chapter in the trilogy is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Don’t miss out on this captivating conclusion to the Belladonna series, packed with intrigue, passion, and self-discovery.

So Let Them Burn (The Divine Traitors #1) by Kamilah Cole

Publish Date: January 16, 2024

In this captivating young adult fantasy novel, Faron Vincent is a gods-blessed heroine who must choose between saving her sister or protecting her homeland. With her divine magic, Faron has become a legend to her people and a nuisance to her neighbors. But when her older sister forms an unlikely bond with an enemy dragon, Faron is faced with an impossible decision: kill her sister to break the bond or risk everything to find another solution.

As Faron descends down a dark path and her sister uncovers shocking secrets about their enemies, both must make difficult choices that will shape their lives and the fate of their world. With its rich Jamaican inspiration and strong female protagonists, So Let Them Burn is a masterful debut that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

The Eternal Ones (Deathless, #3) by Namina Forna

Publish Date: February 15, 2024

In the final installment of the groundbreaking Gilded Ones series, Deka is on a race against time to uncover the source of her divinity and defeat the gods who are draining the life force from her world. With her mortal body failing, Deka must make a choice that will determine the fate of her world and those she loves: become a god and lose everything she holds dear, or bring about the end of the world. This stunning conclusion to the series promises to be an emotional and action-packed ride, full of surprises and revelations that will leave readers breathless.

Somewhere in the Deep by Tanvi Berwah

Publish Date: Jan 9, 2024

In this heart-racing South Asian-inspired fantasy, 17-year-old Krescent Dune is forced to battle monstrous creatures in an underground fighting pit to pay off her parents’ debts. When a fight goes wrong, she’s banned from the pits and offered a deal: join a hunting party on a rescue mission deep within the mining caves beneath the island, and have her debts erased.

Trapped underground with her childhood enemy and a company of dangerous strangers, Krescent must navigate treacherous tunnels and fend off mythical creatures to survive. But as the stakes grow higher, she realizes that someone wants her dead, and she’ll need to uncover their identity before it’s too late. Will Krescent emerge victorious or will she succumb to the darkness? Find out in this action-packed page-turner.

What Monstrous Gods by Rosamund Hodge

Publish Date: March 5, 2024

In this romantic and thrilling standalone fantasy, Lia is tasked with killing the heretic sorcerer Ruven and awakening the royal family from their enchanted sleep. But when she succeeds, she finds that her journey is far from over. To save her kingdom, Lia must marry into the royal family and forge a pact with a god, all while being haunted by Ruven’s vengeful spirit. As she embarks on a perilous pilgrimage with Prince Araunn, her betrothed, Lia must navigate dangerous gods and confront her own beliefs.

With tensions rising and loyalties tested, Lia must choose between duty and what’s right, and between the prince she’s bound to and the boy she killed. Don’t miss out on this magical retelling of Sleeping Beauty, perfect for fans of These Violent Delights and The Shadow Queen.

Sky’s End (Above the Black, #1) by Marc J. Gregson

Publish Date: Jan 2, 2024

In this exciting young adult fantasy debut, 16-year-old Conrad is determined to seek revenge against his murderous uncle and save his sister from his clutches. To do so, he must enter the Selection of the Twelve Trades, a brutal competition where participants must fight to the death to gain wealth and status. Conrad is chosen by Hunter, the deadliest of all the Trades, and must endure rigorous training and manipulative peers to survive.

But as he serves in the lowest station and listens to whispers of rebellion, Conrad begins to question everything he thought he knew about the world above the toxic black clouds of the Skylands. With echoes of Attack on Titan and appealing to fans of Pierce Brown, this fast-paced series is a must-read for action-adventure enthusiasts. Grab your copy of Book One of the Above the Black trilogy today!

Celestial Monsters (The Sunbearer Duology, #2) by Aiden Thomas

Publish Date: Sep 3, 2024

In this thrilling conclusion to the Sunbearer Trials series, Teo, Aurelio, and Niya embark on a perilous journey to save their friends and restore the sun to the sky. With the world plagued by darkness and chaos, the three semidioses must face their greatest challenges yet as they battle monstrous creatures and confront their own personal demons. As they race against time to retrieve the Sol Stone and rescue their comrades, Teo and Aurelio’s blossoming romance adds an extra layer of complexity to their already dangerous quest. With the fate of the entire world at stake, don’t miss out on this epic finale to the Sunbearer Trials saga.

The Dangerous Ones by Lauren Blackwood

Publish Date: May 14, 2024

In this thrilling young adult fantasy novel, Jerusalem, a fearless Saint with demigod-like abilities, joins forces with Alexei, an ancient vampire, to change the course of the American Civil War and avenge her family’s murder. Set against the backdrop of slavery and oppression, this romantic historical fantasy follows Jerusalem’s quest for revenge and her desire to secure freedom and equality for Black people. With its unique blend of history, fantasy, and romance, this book is a must-read for fans of genre-bending stories.

Once a Queen by Sarah Arthur

Publish Date: January 30, 2024

Fourteen-year-old Eva Joyce’s unexpected summer at her grandmother’s mysterious manor house leads to a discovery of secrets and magic. With the help of the manor staff, Eva uncovers a hidden world of portals and fairy tales, but her grandmother remains tight-lipped about the past. As Eva digs deeper, she must confront the truth about her family and decide if she, too, is more than she seems. This captivating young adult fantasy novel weaves together themes of self-discovery, family secrets, and the power of imagination. Get along with Eva on her adventure!

Infinity Alchemist (Infinity Alchemist, #1) by Kacen Callender

Publish Date: Feb 6, 2024

Join Ash Woods on his dangerous quest for the legendary Book of Source, a sacred text that grants extraordinary power to its reader. With the help of brilliant and condescending apprentice Ramsay Thorne, Ash navigates a world of magic, danger, and deception, all while discovering his own definition of true power. This young adult fantasy novel features a diverse cast of trans, queer, and polyamorous characters of color, and promises to be an unforgettable adventure.

If you’re a fan of fantasy historical fiction books, we have something in store for you.

Draw Down the Moon (Moonstruck, #1) by P.C. Cast

Publish Date: April 2, 2024

In this thrilling new duology, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast take readers on a wild ride filled with magic, danger, and romance. Wren Nightingale, a seemingly ordinary girl, discovers she has elemental powers on her 18th birthday and is whisked away to a secret magical school on a hidden island. There, she meets Lee Young, a skilled student with a family legacy to uphold.

While navigating the academy’s grueling trials, they uncover a sinister plot threatening the school and their futures. With prophecies, secrets, and murder lurking around every corner, Wren and Lee must choose between following their hearts and fulfilling their destinies. Will they be able to solve the mystery before it’s too late? Find out in Draw Down the Moon, the first book in this captivating new series.

Snowglobe (The Snowglobe Duology) by Soyoung Park

Publish Date: Feb 27, 2024

In a world where the outside is a frozen wasteland, Snowglobe is the last place on Earth that remains warm and habitable. But the price of safety comes at a cost, as the residents’ lives are constantly broadcasted to the outside world, and their every move is monitored and controlled. Chobahm, a young woman who dreams of becoming an actress, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she’s chosen to replace Snowglobe’s biggest star, Goh Haeri, who has died.

However, Chobahm soon discovers that life inside Snowglobe is far from the glamorous image portrayed on TV. As she navigates the complex web of lies and hidden truths, Chobahm must question everything she thought she knew about her world and herself. Winner of the Changbi X Kakaopage Young Adult Novel Award, Snowglobe is a thought-provoking exploration of personal identity and the true cost of safety in a dystopian society.

Castle of the Cursed by Romina Garber

Publish Date: Aug 1, 2024

In this haunting and suspenseful novel, Estela moves to her ancestral Spanish castle, La Sombra, after her parents’ tragic deaths. As she delves into the mystery surrounding their passing, she encounters a silver-eyed boy who claims to be trapped in the castle. Teaming up with Sebastian, Estela’s investigation takes a supernatural turn, and so does her budding romance. But as the secrets pile up, Estela fears that the culprit behind her parents’ deaths has followed her to Spain, and she must confront the darkness head-on to uncover the truth.

Dead Things Are Closer Than They Appear by Robin Wasley

Publish Date: Feb 13, 2024

In this dark and sweepingly romantic novel, Sid Spencer, a painfully average teenager, must navigate a magical apocalypse that upends her life in a tourist trap town built over a fault line that seals magic away from the world. With monsters crawling from the ground, violent vigilantes roaming the streets, and her missing brother involved, Sid joins the remaining Guardians to save her town and close the fault line for good. But how can someone so ordinary survive in such an extraordinary world?

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