I give additional info (like POC protagonist, LGBT+ characters, disabled characters, retellings, etc.) in brackets behind the title. For some of these books, it’s been a while since I read them and I can’t remember the details. So if I don’t give additional info or no concrete info, I’m sorry for that, it’s my bad memory at work.
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  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  • Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
  • Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
  • Toxic by Lydia Kang
  • Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
  • Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
  • The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

iron widowwinter's orbitthe infinity courts

  • Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (own voices demi MC)
  • This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
  • The extinction trials by S.M. Wilson

YA contemporaries

perfect on paper

NA & adult romance
  • Hot Mess by Lucy Vine
  • My not so perfect life by Sophie Kinsella
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle
  • The Roommate by Rosie Danan

twice shythe roommate

NA & adult fantasy
  • Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  • The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

jade citythe poppy war


foul is fairthese violent delight

enemies to lovers