Give the young adults in your life great books this holiday season! With many series like Isla and the Happily Ever After, the Mara Dyer Trilogy, and Pretty Little Liars wrapping up this year, now is the perfect time to catch up on everything you’ve missed. From popular picks like The Young Elites to a collection of holiday stories in My True Love Gave to Me, there’s something for every teen on your list!
Atlantia follows Rio—a girl who lives in the underwater city of Atlantia, but desires to live Above. Her plans are stopped, however, and she formulates a new plan that leads to treacherous questions.
For: Fans of all things fantasy and under the sea.
The novel follows Candace and her cousins Johnny and Mirren who meet a stranger while summering with their family on a private island off of Martha’s Vineyard. After Candace suffers and accident that leaves her with amnesia, she returns to the island to figure out what happened.
For: Teens seeking a slightly dark mystery.
Stephanie Perkins collaborated with authors including David Levithan, Rainbow Rowell, and Gayle Foreman to give readers twelve delightful holiday stories.
For: The ultimate YA fan who is looking for a little holiday magic.
After an illness swept through Adelina Amoutera’s nation, she was left with strange markings and powerful gifts that make her part of the Young Elites. Believing the Young Elites will destroy the nation, the king has set out to destroy them first and Adelina will have to figure out who the true enemy is.
For: Adventure and fantasy lovers alike who are looking for a new spin on the genre.
YouTube star Zoella’s first novel follows Penny—a young blogger who anonymously blogs as GirlOnline. After she meets Noah in New York City and blogs all about her “Brooklyn Boy”, one secret threatens to ruin Penny’s cover.
For: Fans of Zoella and anyone who has had mishaps while blogging.
The third and final novel in Stephanie Perkins’ trilogy follows Isla as she falls in love with Josh—another student at the School of America in Paris. After meeting up for their senior year, they confront challenges like college and the very real possibility of being apart.
For: Teens who love a sweet and romantic love story—especially one that takes place in New York, Paris, and Barcelona.
This unique novel is told both from the perspective of Jude and Noah—twins who grow up close until something happens to wreck their relationship.
For: Teens who are fans of solid literature.
The best-selling book about Louis Zamperini’s riveting story after crashing into the Pacific Ocean during World War II has now been adapted for a young adult audience. The new version includes over 100 black and white photographs and “In Conversation” with Zamperini and Hillenbrand.
For: History fans—specifically World War II.
The conclusion to Sara Shepard’s thrilling Pretty Little Liars series covers the trial of Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily for the murder of Ali DiLaurentis. While they know they’ve been framed, they still have to figure out how to beat Ali at her own game.
For: Teens who love a good mystery…and girl drama.
Mara Dyer wakes up in the hospital after being in a car accident that killed her friends. She can’t remember anything and somehow escaped unharmed. The gripping conclusion to the Mara Dyer series finally reveals the truth.
For: Teens who crave the supernatural and mysterious book.