If was the year of diverse representation in YAthen was the year that brought the unique and wide-ranging voices in young adult fiction to a whole new level, with marginalized people at the forefront. Just one look at Bustle's 25 Best YA Books of reveals well-crafted and crucial tales that run the gamut from empowering fantasy to heartfelt contemporary to spooky tales. No matter their genre, all these books delve into important topics: identity, love, family, faith, personal power and our complicated connections to wider humanity.
Even if the age range on the book jacket implies that you were"supposed" to have graduated from young adult novels long ago, YA books are an addicting reading pleasure for both the young and the adults. After all, there are no rules to reading; all ages are welcome any time, any where. So from mysterious thrillers to cultural statements and the creative world of fantasywe've found engaging storylines that represent the best of young adult novels in —so far.
From time traveling romances to heists with drag queens, these 19 stories deliver our favorite YA reads of so far. Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash. More college-aged YA, please.
The Amazon editors got together and picked our very favorite young adult reads--you can see all not in any particular order here. You can also check out our young adult book clubwhere we'll have a monthly book pick and chance to ask the author questions. Skip to main content. Every Day.
With so many great titles slated for publication, YA lovers will be happily turning pages all year long. From the author that captivated readers with One of Us Is Lying comes a new YA thriller about a small town, sinister secrets, and a doomed homecoming. With enough plot twists to leave you reeling, this captivating mystery will keep you glued to the page.
Kids today do not have it easy. Racism, climate change, school shootings, threats from global superpowers and neo-Nazism are just a few of the clouds hanging over their heads. On top of all of that, they still have to go to school, deal with friends, social pressure, classwork and the dreaded required reading.
It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed. And now, the final results are in.
Young adult books are literally the future. By that, I mean two things. First, they explore some of the most important themes we'll face in our lives: love, loss, mental health, activism and sexuality to name a few.
Need a break from binge-watching a new show or just want to dive into a whole new world that you've probably wouldn't otherwise get to visit? These new books are perfect for anytime you just need a good read. Mary E. Pearson continues to grow the world of the Remnant Chronicles with the sequel to Dance of Thieves.