It’s July now, which means half of 2015 is up. All I can say is 2015 has been an absolutely fantastic year for YA with a whole bunch of great books coming out. I’ve been shamelessly working my way through them, and I’ve fallen in love with a great proportion of them. But there are some which deserve a special mention.
(Note: This only contains books from the young adult genre that were published for the first time in 2015)
Book: Ember in the Ashes (Ember in the Ashes#1)
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Possibly my favorite book of the year. Gorgeous cover and worldbuilding. Not to mention that the plot is awesome. So glad a sequel’s coming. Not so glad it won’t be here ’til 2016.
Book: Red Queen (Red Queen#1)
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Ooh! Betrayals abound. With awesome superpowers! This book reminds me of Red Rising- possibly better. Too bad I have a thing for the bad guy.
Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
Author: Sarah J Maas
Super hot! Fantasy! Faeries! I don’t know what more to say. Another contender for my favorite book of the year. Read my review here.
Book: The Start of Me and You
Author: Emory Lord
Cry-fest. Amazing friendships! (one that evolves into something more). My role model in relationships. Read my review of it here.
Maybe this is unfair. But I had to tie this category.
Other Book: I’ll Meet You There
Author: Helen Demtrios
This book was so wickedly raw and powerful, I had trouble breathing after i was done. It’s surprisingly powerful and relatable.
Book: Made You Up
Author: Francessa Zappia
This book screwed with my mind. Love the crew in the book and the *ahem* spiciness of the main character. Read my review of the book here.
So those are the books I loved this year. I’m a bit disappointed I don’t have anything for the sci-fi category or for the historical fiction category. Never fear, I have books on my TBR list which (I hope) I will love.
What do you think about the list? Would you replace anything? Do you have any nominees?