Whether it be hitting the beach or curling up by the fire, you definitely need a good book in hand to help you get through the day! We’ve rounded up some great new Young Adult book releases from a new spin-off series to the Mara Dyer trilogy, a new book by Marissa Meyer, plus much more!
Read on to discover our picks and tell us in the comments below if you have read or will be reading one!
The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads
In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after. Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string. They’re wrong. Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future. He shouldn’t. And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart. They’re right.
The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis | Goodreads
Adam Hawthorne is fine even though his mother and older sister left while Adam now spends his nights watching self-curated porn video playlists. When a family friend discovers Adam’s porn addiction, he’s forced to join an addiction support group: the self-proclaimed Knights of Vice. The honesty of the Knights starts to slip past his defenses and combine that with his sister’s out-of-the-blue return, the attention of a girl he meets in an AA meeting, and all the work Adam has put into being fine begins to unravel. Now Adam has to face the causes and effects of his addiction, before he loses his new friends, his prodigal sister, and his almost semi-sort-of girlfriend.
Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler | Goodreads
When magic returned, but greed and thirst for power caused mankind’s downfall instead. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters have the power to fight back in the unending war, using the same magic that ended civilisation in the first place. Tenn is a Hunter and he becomes singled out by a seductive Kin named Tomás and the enigmatic Hunter Jarrett, Tenn realises he’s become a pawn in a bigger game. One that could turn the tides of war. But if his mutinous magic and wayward heart get in the way, his power might not be used in favour of mankind.
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi | Goodreads
A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore. Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear. (NOTE: More so middle grade, but still a great read!)
The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody | Goodreads
Over the course of one chaotic night stranded at the Denver airport, Ryn confronts her shattered past on New Year’s Eve thanks to a never-ending blizzard on the one-year anniversary of her best friend’s death. When Ryn and a boy named Xander accidentally swap phones, they are thrust into the chaos of an unforgettable all-night adventure, filled with charming and mysterious strangers, a secret New Year’s Eve bash, and a possible Illuminati conspiracy hidden within the Denver airport.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer | Goodreads
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they are a symbol of hope and courage…except to the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. Closing in on her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.
Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga | Goodreads
Taliah Abdallat never thought she’d ever really meet Julian Oliver, but one day the famed rock star shows up on her doorstep because Julian Oliver is Taliah’s father, even though her mother would never admit it to her. He asks her to come with him to Oak Falls Indiana to meet her grandfather who is dying and she’s torn between betraying her mother’s trust and meeting the family she has never known, goes. With her best friend by her side, she embarks on a three-day journey, but Julian isn’t the father Taliah always hoped for.
Blood Oath by Raye Wagner and Kelly St. Clare | Goodreads
More than anything, I crave adventure. But in the disease ridden land of Verald, life is mapped out much like the well-established rings of our kingdom. At the very heart reigns our vicious king and Lord Irrik, an invincible dragon shifter, at his side. Their power poisons the land and the people, leading to a steadily mounting number of enemies. But change is coming. When the rebellion surges, the king strikes back. Captured by Lord Irrik, I’m suddenly embroiled in a deadly game. One where I’m desperate to understand the rules. Because I’m not only fighting for my life…but also a love that could be the very key to my freedom.
Fence by C.S. Pacat | Goodreads
Fence follows the rise of 16-year-old outsider Nicholas in the world of competitive fencing at an elite boys school. “It’s all about the world of fencing,” said Pacat. “The elegance, the danger, the high stakes of what’s essentially a combat sport.”
The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen | Goodreads
It’s time to go back to—and beyond—the treasured tales you thought you knew: The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and many more. A girl blown away from Kansas returns as a sophisticate with unusual gymnastic abilities. A talented apprentice, forging her first sword, is suddenly left to the mercies of Merlin. Alice’s infamous nemesis has jaws and claws, but also lacks the essential: a sense of humour.
Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell | Goodreads
Midnights is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year’s Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time… Kindred Spirits is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan. Midnight was previously published as part of the My True Love Gave to Me anthology, edited by Stephanie Perkins and Kindred Spirits was previously published as a World Book Day title.
Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne | Goodreads
When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill. Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he’ll do anything to free them from Amparan rule—even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.