I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been out of the Young Adult book bubble for at least a couple of months now. I’m not saying I haven’t read any YA, because it’s what I automatically go to during a reading slump, however I’m really not up to date on as many books I’d like to be so today’s blog post is all about that: a list of the top YA books on my TBR.
Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 3rd 2016
I’m sure everybody and their mother has read this book by now; but if you’re like me and behind on the bandwagon you probably haven’t had a chance to yet. It’s not just the size of this one intimidating me (it is fucking big) but I have heard that is very… descriptive per se, and I want to make sure I am in the right mood to enjoy this one. I don’t want to read it because I have to, I want to read it when I want to!
Title: The Raven King
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: April 26th 2016
Now, now, no yelling please. I know I haven’t read this one yet but I don’t want you to think that I don’t want to. Boy, do I ever. I want to know what happens to Blue and the boys so badly but I have absolutely zero motivation to pick this up right now. I’ve been hiding in the deep, dark corners of the internet avoiding spoilers for months now and enough is enough. I need to finish this amazing series.
Title: Asking For It
Author: Louise O’Neill
Release Date: September 3rd 2015
Asking For It would have to be one of the best received and most loved books I’ve seen reviewed on Goodreads in a long time. Not only does it sound like a brilliant written story, but by the sounds of it the book deal with very difficult subject matters which is always nice to see in YA novels. This particular book focuses around rape, so I’m assuming there are trigger warnings there, but I am very intrigued to pick this one up and see what I think.`I also picked it up half price – score!
Title: We Are the Ants
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Release Date: January 19th 2016
This is one of the few YA books that has really spiked my interest but I haven’t heard it discussed that much online. This book seems like it deals with everything I like: aliens, to LGBTQIA+ themes, to addiction by the sounds of things?? I’m so excited to read this one, I just hope it does live up to my expectations and doesn’t flop!
Title: Wolf by Wolf
Author: Ryan Graudin
Release Date: November 5th 2015
I’ve spoken about this book a few times on this blog, but I still haven’t managed to get around to actually reading it. This is an alternate World War II re-telling where Hitler wins the war and 18 year old Yael is on a mission to kill him. I recently read Ryan Graudin’s first book, and while I wasn’t overly impressed, this one definitely sounds more promising than The Walled City.
Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: November 10th 2015
This is just another final book in a series that I haven’t begun reading yet. That list just keeps getting longer and longer. Someday I will get through a YA series and not give up on the last book – and I’m really hoping it happens soon! This is the finale of the Lunar Chronicles, fairytale re-tellings by Marissa Meyer. It is definitely one of my favourite YA series and I hope to finish it soon!
Have you read any of these? If so, let me know in the comments! ▲