Getting your teen hooked on reading is easier when you know the best new young adult books of the year!
Do you have a teen in the house? Or looking for a gift?
These young adult books are going to be a hit with book lovers and reluctant readers as well.
You can find these best new adult books of 2017 at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Best New Young Adult Books of the Year
Giving books is one of my favorite things — there’s nothing like giving my nieces some young adult books and hearing later how they just ate them up.
Reading has always been a passion of mine.
When my kids were born, I turned that love of literature to children’s books.
But as my boys get older, I’m loving learning and exploring the young adult genre just for myself!
Young Adult Books for Teens
A New York Times Notable Book • A New York Times Critics’ Top Book of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A TIME Best Book of the Year • A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year
In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy…. He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust—and the spy it was intended for finds him.
When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere… All are asking about the same thing: a baby girl named Lyra. Lyra is the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm.
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods.
Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.
New York Times bestseller * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors’ Choice of 2017
Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.
National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Honor. Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner. An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017. A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017.
Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.
Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.
What really went down that night? The only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
In the next installment of the New York Times bestsellingThrone of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.
Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham’s lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important questions about the complex state of US race relations – both yesterday and today.
In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.
New York Times bestseller. #1 IndieNext Pick. Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Entertainment Weekly Best 10 YA Books of 2017. Amazon Best Book of the Year. Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year. BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year.
Welcome to Caraval – Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
A richly imagined fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cinda Williams Chima, The Valiant recounts Fallon’s gripping journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.
A Kirkus Prize nominee! NPR Best Book of 2017. New York Public Library Best Book of 2017.
Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.
A beautiful love story for fans of Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon: two teens find their way back to each other in a bookstore full of secrets and crushes, grief and hope—and letters hidden between the pages.
Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, the New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur.
A rough, rowdy, and darkly comedic young adult retelling in verse, which NPR called “beautifully clever,” Bull will have readers reevaluating one of mythology’s most infamous monsters.
This debut novel by a remarkable new talent explores the relationship between identity and place, the power of being seen, and the speed at which a well-planned life can change forever.
An NPR Best Book of 2017. A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017. A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2017. A School Library Journal Best Young Adult Book of 2017… and more!
The rom-com everyone’s talking about! Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.
Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight.
National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Longlist.
Perfect for fans of The Raven Cycle, Wink Poppy Midnight, and Bone Gap, Samantha Mabry’s luscious prose weaves a breathtaking tale of dread and danger, romance, and redemption.