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Most Anticipated January 2021 YA Reads

January 2021, the time for new goals and resolutions, oh, and of course, NEW BOOKS! After the year we had, it’s time to start fresh with new authors and new, diverse YA literature. Here are just a few of the amazing books on my to-be-read list that are hitting the shelves this month. 


Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

Tessa never sees herself reflected in the romance novels that she reads, so she writes them herself for an audience of one, her best friend. When Tessa is accepted into a creative writing program, she is finally able to show her work…only, she can’t remember why she enjoyed writing. Follow Tessa and her best friend as they try to create the perfect real-life love story. 


Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

Pitched as Project Runway meets Comic-Con, this queer romance follows Raffy, who has a passion for the art of creating dazzling outfits. When he chooses to enter a cosplay competition for a chance to win an art scholarship, there’s nothing stopping him…besides his biggest competitor, his ex-boyfriend. Will being forced to work together bring them closer together or further apart?


One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite

When a teen activist is killed under suspicious circumstances, her life becomes immortalized as a victim of police brutality. She is remembered as ‘one of the good ones.’ Told from her sister’s perspective, she questions what deems a person worthy of being missed?


The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson

With her sister’s wedding coming up, Mia is tasked with finding her own date. Problem is, Mia is not the rom-com type and has no options. Her friends, however, have another plan: to plan the perfect meet-cute and find her romance. 


A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson

What happens when you fall asleep on Earth, only to wake up and find yourself on a ship trapped in space, about to explode? To make matters worse, you find others who have no memory of how they got there. Follow along as two boys try to find their way home, without falling in love first. 

Now, if you are looking for more amazing releases, you can follow this link here which will show you the rest of this month’s books!

Carly Coombe is currently in her last year of Teacher's College for P/J, additionally with an Honour Bachelors Degree in English and History. When she’s not busy balancing school and work, she often volunteers her time as a Girl Guide leader for a local unit or is working on her small business, which has taken off since quarantine. She will always be found with her nose in the latest book, sometimes even ones that have not been published yet. She aspires to earn her TEFL degree and become an English and History high school teacher.
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