A new year means new books, and January has some great offerings! From updates on classic tales to love stories to a suspenseful survival story set at a juvenile detention center, here are four great queer YA books released this month.
Two sisters search for the truth about their mother’s mysterious death in this contemporary spin on Lizzie Borden’s story. This psychological thriller explores the depths of human grief and delivers a messy ending you won’t see coming.
BY KYRA LEIGH
'Cyrano de Bergerac' gets an LGBTQ twist in Roasek’s debut about two best friends who fall for the same girl. With two bisexual women as leads, the story tackles the difficulties of growing up and navigating social media in this update to a classic.
BY RACHEL ROASEK
Raised on Sabres hockey, A.L. Graziadei uses that knowledge in their debut novel, Icebreaker, to make the game exciting and easy to understand. Add to that Mickey and Jaysen’s rivals-to-lovers story, and you have an irresistible YA debut.
BY A.L. GRAZIADEI
The teens exiled at The Hope Juvenile Treatment Center face trouble when the guards don’t show up. They learn an infectious disease is spreading outside. No one is watching, but the young people inside the gates have to learn to survive.
BY MARIEKE NIJKAMP