Best New Young Adult Novels

The best New Young Adult Novels of this year are going to be a hit.

Have a teen in the house?

Or looking for a the right gift for a high school student? Look no further!

Be sure to check out even more best new books from the present and past years!

Find these best new young adult novels of 2015 at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.

Best New Young Adult Novels of 2015. Perfect reading for teenagers in high school.

Best New Young Adult Novels of 2015

I love giving books as gifts, particularly to my nieces.

I often have to laugh — sometimes they open the gift and give me a sweet smile, but I know they were expecting something splashy.

But the next time I see them, all they can do is gush about how much they loved the book and ask what they should read next!

Best New YA Novels

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0312642989″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Winter (Lunar )[/easyazon_link]

Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling [easyazon_link identifier=”1250131588″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Lunar Chronicles series[/easyazon_link].

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[easyazon_link identifier=”159474758X” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children[/easyazon_link]

The adventure that began with [easyazon_link identifier=”1594746036″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children[/easyazon_link] and continued in [easyazon_link identifier=”1594747350″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Hollow City[/easyazon_link] comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls.

Blending thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0062310631″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Red Queen[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_link identifier=”0547258305″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Graceling[/easyazon_link] meets

[easyazon_link identifier=”0062651633″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]The Selection[/easyazon_link]

in debut novelist [easyazon_link keywords=”Victoria Aveyard” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Victoria Aveyard’s[/easyazon_link] sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace.

Will her power save her or condemn her?

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1627792120″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Six of Crows[/easyazon_link]

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price — and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker.

Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams.

But he can’t pull it off alone…

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. 

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1595148035″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]An Ember in the Ashes[/easyazon_link]

Amazon’s Best Young Adult Book of 2015 * People’s Choice Award winner – Favorite Fantasy * Bustle’s Best Young Adult Book of 2015

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom.

It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0553496646″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Everything, Everything[/easyazon_link]

Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between.

It’s an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. 

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0553499114″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Illuminae (The Illuminae Files)[/easyazon_link]

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents — including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more.

lluminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1619634449″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]A Court of Thorns and Roses[/easyazon_link]

Perfect for fans of [easyazon_link keywords=”Kristin Cashore” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Kristin Cashore[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link keywords=”George R.R. Martin” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]George R.R. Martin[/easyazon_link], this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0399171614″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]The Wrath and the Dawn[/easyazon_link]

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by [easyazon_link identifier=”1521066906″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]A Thousand and One Nights[/easyazon_link].

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1596439521″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War[/easyazon_link]

2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner * A 2015 National Book Award finalist* A 2015 Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon book * A 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature finalist

From [easyazon_link keywords=”Steve Sheinkin” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Steve Sheinkin[/easyazon_link], the award-winning author of [easyazon_link identifier=”1250073499″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]The Port Chicago 50[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”1250050642″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Bomb[/easyazon_link] , comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed “the greatest story of the century.”

A story of how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into “the most dangerous man in America” and risked everything to expose the government’s deceit.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0062348671″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda[/easyazon_link]

William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist

Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story — wrapped in a geek romance — is a knockout of a debut novel by [easyazon_link keywords=”Becky Albertalli” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Becky Albertalli[/easyazon_link].

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0316405124″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Wolf by Wolf[/easyazon_link]

From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.

[easyazon_link identifier=”1423152883″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Code Name Verity[/easyazon_link] meets [easyazon_link identifier=”0316070351″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Inglourious Basterds[/easyazon_link] in this fast-paced novel from the author of [easyazon_link identifier=”031640506X” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]The Walled City[/easyazon_link].

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0062327186″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Dumplin'[/easyazon_link]

The #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year — about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0553507869″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B[/easyazon_link]

Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, this understated and wise novel explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness and healing.

Perfect for readers who love [easyazon_link identifier=”1250012570″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Eleanor & Park[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”0385755910″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]All the Bright Places[/easyazon_link].

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0553536516″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Finding Audrey[/easyazon_link]

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the [easyazon_link keywords=”Shopaholic” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Shopaholic[/easyazon_link] series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”045147077X” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Mosquitoland[/easyazon_link]

Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0553496867″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]We Are All Made of Molecules[/easyazon_link]

In this hilarious and deeply moving story, award-winning author [easyazon_link keywords=”Susin Nielsen” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Susin Nielsen[/easyazon_link] has created two narrators who will steal your heart and make you laugh out loud.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1616955600″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]More Happy Than Not[/easyazon_link]

Editors’ Choice by the New York Times

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut, [easyazon_link keywords=”Adam Silvera” locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Adam Silvera[/easyazon_link] brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx. 

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0545668344″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]The Game of Love and Death[/easyazon_link]

Not since [easyazon_link identifier=”1101934182″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]The Book Thief[/easyazon_link] has the character of Death played such an original and affecting part in a book for young people.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0547927711″ locale=”US” tag=”generationikid-20″]Mechanica[/easyazon_link]

Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee.

When she discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday, Nicolette starts to imagine a new life for herself.

The timing may be perfect: There’s a technological exposition and a royal ball on the horizon.

Determined to invent her own happily-ever-after, Mechanica seeks to wow the prince and eager entrepreneurs alike.

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One Comment

  1. I LOVE that these books are all so INCLUSIVE – about size, shape, ability, ethnicity (sometimes in sci-fi guise).

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