Best YA Books of 2017

14 Dec 2017

Whether you are a young adult, or are just a fan of young adult fiction, there is something for everyone to love in this “best of” collection. From relevant modern day struggles to wondrous fantasies, follow these protagonists as they overcome insurmountable odds. In case you missed them, here are the best YA books of 2017.

 The Best YA Books 2017

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

Release Date: March 28, 2017

Starr Carter navigates between the poor neighborhood where she grew up and her elite suburban prep school. The balance between her two worlds is shattered when her best friend Khalil is fatally shot by a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. As national headlines spin him as a thug and drug dealer, protesters take to the streets in Khalil’s name. The local drug lord and even some local cops try to intimidate Starr and her family. She is the only one that knows what really happened that night and what she reveals or keeps hidden could upend her community forever and put her life at risk.

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Dreamland Burning

Jennifer Latham

Release Date: February 21, 2017

Rowan Chase has just found a skeleton on her family’s property. When she digs further into it she uncovers it was the result of a centuries-old murder. 100 years earlier, Will Tillman is propelled into a racial firestorm. Living in a country full of violence against blacks and a segregated hometown, he must make hard choices and face his inner demons. Dreamland Burning is told via interwoven alternating perspectives and raises questions about the state of US race relations.

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Words In Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

Release Date: June 6, 2017

The day before Rachel moved away, she tucked a love letter in Henry Jones’ favorite book in his family’s bookstore. She waited for her crush, but he never came. But after the death of her brother, she returns to her hometown and to the bookshop. She doesn’t want to see him again but needs a distraction. As they work alongside each other, surrounded by books and love stories, they find hope in each other and the possibility of a second chance emerges.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Mackenzi Lee

Release Date: June 27, 2017

From the bestselling author of This Monstrous Thing, Mackenzi Lee has brought us a tale of a young bisexual British Lord as he embarks on a Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend and secret crush. Destined to take over his family’s estate on his return, Henry is determined to turn his adventure into one last quest for pleasure and vice. But one reckless decision from Percy makes him question everything he knows about the boy he adores.

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Turtles All The Way Down

John Green

Release Date: October 10, 2017

John Green, the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars, once again captivated us with his new release… Aza never intended to look into the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett. But thanks to her eager and fearless best friend, Daisy, and a hundred-thousand-dollar reward, they decide to investigate. Together they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, David.

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Stephanie Garber

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Scarlett has never left her tiny island, where she lives with her sister and cruel father. Her dreams of one day seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance, are shattered when her father arranges for her to be married. But then an invitation arrives and a mysterious sailor takes her to go see it. As they arrive her companion Tella is kidnapped by the Caraval’s mastermind. This year, it seems the show will revolve around Tella, and whoever finds her will be the winner.

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