The 15 Best New YA Books Of March 2018 Will Make The Wait For Spring So Much More Tolerable

Move over, young adult rock stars, because the best YA books of March are really letting debut novelists shine. Keep these names on your lips because they're about to become stars: Tomy Adeyemi and her first book (you know, the one that stole your attention with its drop-dead gorgeous cover) Children of Blood and Bone; Elizabeth Acevedo and The Poet X, drawn from her own experiences as a slam poet; Emily X.R. Pan and her evocative magical realism debut The Astonishing Color of After; Jay Coles' Black Lives Matter-focused novel Tyler Johnson Was Here... and I could go on and on.

That's not to say veteran YA novelists aren't coming to play this month. Gayle Forman returns to young adult lit after her foray in adult fiction. Ava Dellaira follows up her hit debut novel Love Letters to the Dead with a new story that, frankly, outshines her first. Leslye Walton is also following up her shining debut with a darker, magical story that's best read while the weather is still chilly and wet. Oh, and a dozen huge names in YA are joining forces for an anthology that centers on rebellious women in history.

We only have a few more weeks of winter, and these great YA books in March are going to make the wait for spring much more tolerable.