December 2020 YA Book Releases

Here’s a peek at December’s upcoming YA book releases.


Sabaa Tahir’s epic Ember in the Ashes fantasy series will come to a close next week with the publication of A Sky Beyond the Storm, which is due on shelves Dec. 1.

Tahir told Bookstacked in 2016 that she had hoped to see story elements come to fruition in future novels (at the time only two books had been picked up from her publisher).

“I had planned out everything and seeded things in Book One that I could maybe one day use,” she said at the time.

Apart from the conclusion of Tahir’s blockbuster series, YA fans will also have an anthology from We Need Diverse Books to look forward to. A Universe of Wishes, edited by author Dhonielle Clayton, will feature writing from V. E. Schwab, Zoraida Córdova, Libba Bray and many others.

Author Anna Meriano is also set to take flight in December with her novel This is How We Fly, a timely Quidditch-themed spin on the classic Cinderella tale. You’ll be able to hear Meriano in conversation with Bookstacked writer Chelsea Regan on the Bookmarked YA book podcast — the interview drops Dec. 11.

Here’s a full look at December’s other YA book releases.

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December 1

  • A ​Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir
  • Admission by Julie Buxbaum
  • The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
  • Admission by Julie Buxbaum
  • A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha
  • Heiress Apparently by Diana Ma
  • Day One by Kelly deVos

Purchase A ​Sky Beyond the Storm and any other YA book on this list from Bookstacked’s BookShop storefront.

December 8

  • A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology edited by Dhonielle Clayton
  • Watching for Comets by Jordon Greene

December 15

  • This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano
  • For Better or Cursed by Kate Williams
  • Warmaidens by Kelly Coon

Purchase This is How We Fly and any other YA book on this list from Bookstacked’s BookShop storefront.

December 19

  • The Dark Archive by Genevieve Cogman
  • Black Canary: Breaking Silence by Alexandra Monir
  • Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg

Which titles are you hoping show up in your stocking this season? Which release are you looking most forward to?

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Saul Marquez founded Bookstacked in 2014 and serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief. He primarily covers news for Bookstacked. He also co-hosts Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast.

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