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5 YA Debuts You Must-Read This Fall

Ready for a fresh new read from a fresh new voice in YA lit this fall? Look no further than these 5 YA debuts from authors you definitely need to keep an eye on. From prep school drama to race relations and Shakespeare retellings, these YA debuts have got your fall reading covered!

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A Dangerous Year by Kes Trester

17-year-old Riley Collins has grown up in some of the world's most dangerous cities, learning political strategy and combat from her U.S. Ambassador father and his body guard. The one thing they couldn't prepare her for: life at an elite Connecticut boarding school. Full of action, adventure, romance and mystery, Trester's debut is an exhilarating ride that will leave readers captivated from beginning to end.

Speak Easy, Speak Love by Mckelle George

After getting kicked out of boarding school, Beatrice is forced to move in with her uncle at his Long Island estate. When she learns that her cousin, Hero, is running a struggling speakeasy out of the basement, Beatrice must team up with a few unlikely characters to save the place from going under. A retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Speak Easy, Speak Love is a fun and fresh debut, full of 1920s intrigue and charm.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Justyce McAllister is at the top of his class and destined for an Ivy League college. But that future is tested when Justyce and his friend Manny are caught up in the crosshairs of a fallout with an off-duty white police officer. Honest, bold and riveting, Dear Martin needs to be on everyone's reading list this fall.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist whose craft is coveted by the fair folk, immortal creatures incapable of creating it on their own. When she accidentally paints sorrow in the autumn prince's eyes, Isobel is taken away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. A cleverly crafted story with a swoon-worthy forbidden romance, An Enchantment of Ravens is an unputdownable fantasy read for fall.

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Asha, the daughter of the king of Firgaard, is one of the most feared Dragon slayers in the land. But no matter how many dragons she kills, she can't help but feel trapped and used. When she's offered her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon, Asha will stop at nothing to accomplish the feat. A magical tale of deception and darkness, The Last Namsara will leave readers eagerly awaiting the second installment.

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