With a new year, new books arrive. 2017 is going to be a stellar year for Young Adult novels. From intimate stories of friendship and romance to coming of age tales, we love YA novels, because they tell the truth. They remind us of our most vulnerable selves and continue to become big hits. We’ve compiled a list of YA novels to expect in 2017. Start making your reading lists!
1) The Shaw Confessions #1 (title to be revealed) by Michelle Hodkin
Expected sometime during 2017
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From the author of the Mara Dyer series comes a new novel from the view of Dyer’s love interest, Noah Shaw. After Noah’s father dies, he starts to learn secrets about his and Mara’s abilities. The struggle between good and evil ensues.
2) One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Blake is the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, which is going to be adapted to the screen by Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer! This will be the second book in Blake’s Three Dark Crowns series, where 3 siblings must fight each other to the death for the royal crown.
3) Once and for All by Sarah Dessen
Even if we haven’t read Sarah Dessen, we all know her name from her numerous New York Times bestselling books. From Dessen comes a new story about Louna, who’s the daughter of a famed wedding planner. Luna’s views on love are less than spectacular, but when serial dater, Ambrose, appears, he makes Louna his next target.
4) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The debut novel from Angie Thomas tackles the issues of police violence and racism. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Thomas tells the story of Starr Carter who witnesses the murder of her friend by a police officer. Starr must take the stand at the trial, but will she tell the whole truth?
5) History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Griffin’s ex-boyfriend, Theo recently passed away, and he’s having a difficult time coming to terms with the loss. Griffin inevitably turns to Theo’s most recent boyfriend to cope, but realizes that the only way to deal with the loss is to confront his past.
6) RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
Rune has been cursed by her own voice and is sent to Paris to stay at a music conservatory. Once she arrives, strange things start to happen. In RoseBlood, Howard gives us a haunting retelling of the Phantom of the Opera.