The Best Books of Young Adult - PasteThese are the books that captivated us this year. Ranked in no particular order. What it's about: Janie and Micah have been best friends since elementary school. But when Janie disappears, Micah is left with more questions about the person he thought he knew. This gorgeously written YA contemporary — told over a nonlinear timeline — will keep you engaged with Zhang's beautiful storytelling and compelling plot. Buy it here. She's to marry Amar and become queen of Akaran, but uncovers dark secrets that lead to more questions, all while beginning to discover her own path.
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Here there be magnificent debuts, swoony, promise-keeping series finales, and bolts from the blue; books that enchant, provoke, and break hearts. Add to Bag. To an outside observer, intrepid Victorian heroine Faith may seem boring and subservient, but beneath her dull exterior lies a mind bursting with curiosity, intelligence, and passion. See our full review here. Lucy and Linh , by Alice Pung Read an excerpt. But who, exactly, is her new husband, and what darkness lies behind the chilly beauty of her new home? Chokshi weaves a mystical fantasy that drips with lush enchantments, pushing past the tropes and older tales it nods toward to walk a fresher, more perilous path.
But the 30 books on this list are some of my favorites. Her YA historical novels Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon transport readers to the s and s, introducing diverse characters and plots that keep you hooked. But with her latest, Lee writes less about history and more about love—with a bit of magical realism tossed in the mix. Well, she uses her sensitive sense of smell to mix love potions. So what happens when Mimosa wants to fall in love? Does she sacrifice it for her gift, or follow her heart? This warm and totally sweet novel is all about discovering the courage to make your own choices.
In it, he follows a girl named Anna and an enigmatic stranger she calls the Swallow Man across the European countryside as they attempt to stay safe in a deeply threatening environment. Writing with humor and empathy, Spangler traces the twisty contemporary romance between two teens who feel betrayed by their bodies: Dylan, whose size and hairiness overshadow his smarts, and Jamie, a talented transgender photographer he meets in group therapy.
Twenty-year-old Emily Ables' love of reading made her Instagram-famous. Her account, blueeyedbiblio , currently has over , followers, who turn to Emily for her unique mix of insightful reviews and gorgeous book pics. Grab a blanket and cozy up with one of these amazing page-turners! Salt to the Sea tells the stories of four teenagers with four different perspectives who cross paths as they attempt to flee the conflict on a refugee ship. In this realistic portrayal of the teens' desperate struggle to survive, Sepetys does not hold back. Salt to the Sea is brutal and will absolutely break your heart.
Bardugo, Leigh. Six of Crows. ISBN: Presented an offer too lucrative to refuse, gang leader Kaz Brekker and his team of convicts, runaways, and thieves set out to smuggle an imprisoned scientist from an impenetrable Fjerdan fortress, only to face treachery and betrayal along the way. Brooks, Kevin. The Bunker Diary.
It seems many years there's one huge stand-out book that outshines the rest, whether in mass popularity or critical acclaim or for the true unicorn, both! This year, however, we had so many outstanding young adult novels that it's incredibly hard to pick a best young adult book of So, we didn't. Instead we picked 30 stand-out books that if you haven't yet read, you totally need to. Johnston, A. King, John Corey Whaley, Sabaa Tahir, and more — and newcomers who are already making their mark on the young adult world.