YA Books Out in 2017 That We Can’t Wait to Read

YA Books Out in 2017 That We Can’t Wait to Read

Forever Geek (Geek Girl) – Holly Smale (March)

The FINAL book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series is here! Is the fashion world about to turn ugly for GEEK GIRL? It’s time for Harriet to face the future. Time to work out where her heart lies. To learn how to let go…

The Width of the World – David Baldacci (March)

David Baldacci is back with The Width of the World, the third book in the Vega Jane series. Vega Jane continues her quest to understand her history and travel beyond her known world into a dangerous realm full of magic and mysterious beasts.

Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare (May)

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the second novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. 

Traitor to the Throne – Alwyn Hamilton (Feb)

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruelest manner possible. 

Margot and Me – Juno Dawson (Jan)

 Life on the farm is tough and life at school is even tougher, so when Fliss unearths Margot’s wartime diary, she sees an opportunity to get her own back. But Fliss soon discovers Margot’s life during the evacuation was full of adventure, mystery …and even passion. 

Fall Boys & Dizzy in Paradise – Jandy Nelson (Oct)

Nelson follows a trio of siblings—two boys and a girl—whose father disappeared years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The story takes off when an enigmatic girl shows up and turns their lives into tumult.

The One Memory of Flora Banks – Emily Barr (Jan)

The new YA sensation you won’t be able to forget. THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS is an incredible page-turner of a novel, full of twists and turns, against the backdrop of obsessive first love. It will appeal to fans of WE WERE LIARS and readers of all ages who enjoy gripping thrillers. 

King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard (Feb)

In this breathless new novel from the bestselling author of the Red Queen series, blood will turn on blood and allegiances will be tested on every side. If the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Caraval – Stephanie Garber (Jan)

Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father. When the sisters’ long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. 

Perfect – Cecelia Ahern (April)

The thrilling, shocking and romantic sequel to the bestselling YA debut FLAWED is finally here. When we embrace all our flaws, that’s when we can finally become PERFECT… 

Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth (Jan)

When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive – or to destroy one another.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder – Sara Barnard (Jan)

Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say. Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen. Their love isn’t a lightning strike, it’s the rumbling roll of thunder.

We Come Apart – Sarah Cossan & Brian Conaghan (Feb)

YA rising stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break readers’ hearts in this contemporary story of star-cross’d lovers. 

History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera (Feb)

OCD-afflicted 17-year-old, Griffin, has just lost his first love – his best friend, ex-boyfriend and the boy he believed to be his ultimate life partner – in a drowning accident. In a desperate attempt to hold onto every last piece of the past, a broken Griffin forges a friendship with Theo’s new college boyfriend.

The Potion Diaries: Going Viral – Amy Alward (Aug)

Surely it’s time for Sam to have a good, long rest? And maybe, just maybe, a date with her boyfriend Zain? But now that Evelyn is married and showing symptoms of the Gergon illness, it looks as though Sam’s adventures are just beginning… 

The White Hare – Michael Fishwick (March)

When Robbie’s mum died, everything changed. Suddenly upped and moved to Somerset to play happy families with his dad’s new girlfriend, Robbie can’t settle. He doesn’t want a new life, he wants his old one back. 

Alex, Approximately – Jenn Bennett (April)

Bailey “Mink” Rydell has met the boy of her dreams. They share a love of films and talk all day – Alex is perfect. Well, apart from the fact that they’ve never actually met… and neither of them knows the other’s real name.

A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J Maas (May)

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

Now I Rise – Kiersten White (June)

The highly anticipated sequel to Kiersten White’s AND I DARKEN. As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.

Legion – Julie Kagawa

The legions will be unleashed. No-one can stand against the coming horde. After witnessing a powerful sacrifice, Ember Hill knows that nothing she was taught by dragon organisation Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she’s capable of doing and feeling. 

The State of Grace – Rachael Lucas (April)

Fifteen-year-old Grace is funny and plain-spoken. Just because she has Asperger’s doesn’t mean she’s great at maths (she’s not) or can draw the Eiffel Tower from memory (she can’t).

Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor (March)

A brand new, heart-stopping novel and the first in a thrilling two-book series from the much-loved author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Laini Taylor. 

One of Us is Lying – Karen McManus (June)

On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investi­gators, his death wasn’t an accident.

Heartless – Marissa Meyer (Feb)

From New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer, comes a vision of Wonderland like none you’ve seen before, telling the untold story of the girl who would the notorious Queen of Hearts.

Becoming Betty – Eleanor Wood (April)

Boring Lizzie Brown is going to become Betty Brown the Bass Player and there’s nothing Lizzie can do about it …Told with Eleanor Wood’s trademark warmth and hilarity, Becoming Betty is the story of one girl’s journey to being cool, and learning what’s on the other side.

Windfall – Jennifer E Smith (May)

Alice doesn’t believe in luck, Alice believes in love. Mostly that she’s been in love with her best friend, Teddy, for the last three years. When she buys him a lottery ticket for his birthday and he wins 32 million dollars, they are thrown together with the world at their feet. 

Who Runs the World? – Virginia Bergin (June)

It’s pretty much everything you could imagine a world run by women would be. It’s lively, it’s creative, and life really is pretty good – if you’re a girl. It’s not so great if you’re a boy, but 14-year-old Lily wouldn’t know that. Until she met Mason, she thought they were extinct.

What I See – Brooklyn Beckham (May)

WHAT I SEE, the first book by Brooklyn Beckham, is a series of snapshots of his life. Each chapter tells a different story through pictures by and of Brooklyn, accompanied by captions and passages of text in his own words

If Birds Fly Back – Carlie Sorosiak (June)

When Linny witnesses the return to Miami of a cult movie star long presumed dead, she is certain it’s a sign. Surely Álvaro Herrera, of all people, can tell her why people come back – and how to bring her sister home?

Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be – Gemma Cairney (March)

Along with practical advice from a range of experts and gorgeous illustrations, this bright and colourful book also has space for readers to personalize and make it their own, making Open a treasured resource to return to whenever advice is needed.

They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera (Sept)

Set in a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, the novel follows teens Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio, who meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli (April)

17-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love – she’s lived through it 26 times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J. K. Rowling (March)

A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling and an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle.

Hold Back the Stars – Katie Khan (Jan)

Adrift in space with nothing to hold on to but each other, Carys and Max can’t help but look back at the well-ordered world they have left behind – at the rules they couldn’t reconcile themselves to, and a life to which they might now never return.

How to be a Bawse – Lilly Singh (March)

From actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) comes the definitive guide to being a BAWSE – a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side

The Pavee and the Buffer Girl – Siobhan Dowd & Emma Shoard (March)

With Kit and the reading, Jim seems to have found a way to exist in Dundray, but everyday prejudice and a shocking act of violence see his life uprooted once again.

See How They Lie – Sue Wallman (March)

When Mae is caught breaking the rules, the response is severe. She starts to question everything about her highly controlled life. And at the Creek, asking questions can be dangerous

Ink – Alice Broadway (Feb)

Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see him remembered forever. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.

Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee – Mary G Thompson (March)

Cousins Amy and Dee were kidnapped by a stranger as children. Now, 16-year-old Amy is back with her parents. As Amy struggles towards a normal teenage life, her family – and the police – press her for information. How did she survive? How did she escape? And what happened to Dee?

Always and Forever Lara Jean – Jenny Han (May)

While Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter.

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