Sweet YA Sequels to Check Out


YA readers, there are plenty of exciting sequels to keep an eye out and pick up this winter. Between January and March look for the second books to your faves. These 10 YA sequels will make you excited to continue following the characters you love.

Misfit In Love by S.K. Ali

In the sequel to Saints and Misfits, Janna Yusuf is excited for her brother getting married and reuniting with her mom. Nuah’s arriving for the weekend too, and the last time she saw him, Janna wasn’t ready to reciprocate his feelings for her. Now she’s ready. But the weekend isn’t going as planned with her family, Nuah’s treating her differently, and two newcomers have made Janna more confused than ever.

Shadow City by Francesca Flores

In the sequel to Diamond City, Aina Solís never has to fear losing her home and returning to life on the streets again—except Kohl, the man who tried to ruin her life, will do anything to get his empire back. She sets out to kill him before he can kill her. But Alsane Bautix, the old army general who was banned from his government seat, is working to take back power by destroying anyone who stands in his way. Now Aina must team up with Kohl to stop Bautix’s incoming weapons shipments and his plans to take back the Tower of Steel.

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

In the sequel to We Hunt the Flame, Altair may be captive, but Zafira, Nasir, and Kifah are bound for Sultan’s Keep, determined to finish the plan he set in motion: returning magic to all of Arawiya. As the zumra plots to overthrow the kingdom’s darkest threat, Nasir fights to command the magic in his blood to wield against the Lion of the Night and his father. Zafira battles a very different darkness festering in her through her bond with the Jawarat—a darkness that hums with voices. In spite of the darkness enclosing ever faster, Nasir and Zafira find themselves falling into a love they can’t stand to lose. 

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

In the prequel to The Hate You Give, Maverick Carter knows that a real man takes care of his family. Mav helps his mom who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison by dealing for the King Lords. Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control – until he finds out he is going to be a father. It’s not easy to take care of baby Seven, sling dope, and finish school, so when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. But loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez 

In the sequel to Woven in Moonlight, Catalina Quiroga is a Condesa without a country after losing her people’s loyalty, her best friend, and the throne. Banished to the perilous Yanu Jungle, Catalina knows her chances of survival are slim, but that won’t stop her from trying to escape. It’s her duty to reclaim the throne. But when the son of her formal general rescues her, she forms a plan to strike an alliance with the Illari people who are facing a mysterious blight. As a seer, Catalina should be able to help, but her ability to read the future in the stars is as feeble as her survival instincts. While searching for the Illari, Catalina must reckon with her duty and her heart to find her true calling, which could be the key to stopping the corruption before it destroys the jungle completely. 

All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

In the sequel to All the Stars and Teeth, Amora Montara has conquered a rebellion and taken her rightful place as queen of Visidia. But no one can know about the curse in her bloodline. No one can know that she’s lost her magic. No one can know the truth about the boy who holds the missing half of her soul. To save herself and Visidia, Amora embarks on a desperate quest for a mythical artifact that could fix everything―but it comes at a terrible cost. As she tries to balance her loyalty to her people, her crew, and the desires of her heart, Amora will soon discover that the power to rule might destroy her.

Everything that Burns by Gita Trelease

In the sequel to All that Glitters (or Enchantée), Camille Durbonne gambled everything she had to keep herself and her sister safe. But as the people of Paris starve and mobs riot, safety may no longer be possible when she lives for the rebellion. In the pamphlets she prints, she tells the stories of girls living at society’s margins. But as her writings captivate the public, she begins to suspect a dark magic she can’t control lies at the heart of her success. Then Louis XVI declares magic a crime and all magicians traitors to France. As bonfires incinerate enchanted books and special police prowl the city, the time for magic—and those who work it—is running out.

Namesake by Adrienne Young 

In the sequel to Fable, Fable and its crew were set to start over. But that was before she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems. As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception she learns that her mother was keeping secrets, and those secrets are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani

In the sequel to Thorn, children have been disappearing from across Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her friend’s sister is snatched, Rae knows she can’t look away any longer – even if that means seeking answers from the royal court, where her country upbringing and clubfoot will only invite ridicule. Yet the court holds its share of surprises. There she discovers an ally in the foreign princess, who recruits her as an attendant. Armed with the princess’s support, Rae seeks answers in the dark city streets, finding unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges street thief with secrets of his own. But treachery runs deep, and the more Rae uncovers, the more she endangers the kingdom itself. 

Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon

In the sequel to Of Curses and Kisses, Caterina LaValle is determined to show she’s still the queen of St. Rosetta’s Academy even after her ex-boyfriend, Alaric, cheated on her. Rahul Chopra knows that moment he shared with Caterina LaValle at the winter formal meant something. When Caterina finds out Alaric is taking a supermodel to the upcoming gala, she knows she cannot arrive without the perfect date. The solution? Sweet-but-clueless Rahul Chopra and a mysterious pot of hair gel with the power to alter the wearer into whatever his heart desires. When Rahul tries it, he transforms instantly into RC—debonair, handsome, and charming. But as Rahul enjoys his new social standing, the line between his two personas begins to blur. 

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