Best of 2017 - Top 10 Young Adult Books

Young adult fiction is the genre that never sleeps! 2017 gifted us with so many new books: from YA veterans like John Green and Sarah J. Maas, as well as from newcomers like Angie Thomas, who changed the YA game with her incredible book The Hate U Give.

These amazing books are only more proof that the only way for YA to go is up - check out our top ten picks for 2017 below!

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

 
4/5 Rating 1 Reviews

The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world's greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.

She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning . . .

Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.

Alia is a Warbringer - a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.

To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.

Don't miss the new DC Wonder Woman film coming June 2017.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28/08/2017
14%
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RRP  $18.99 $16.50

Take Three Girls

3 award-winning authors. 1 compelling book.

Ady - not the confident A-Lister she appears to be.

Kate - brainy boarder taking risks to pursue the music she loves.

Clem - disenchanted swim-star losing her heart to the wrong boy.

All are targeted by PSST, a toxic website that deals in gossip and lies. St Hilda's antidote to the cyber-bullying? The Year 10 Wellness program. Nice try - but sometimes all it takes is three girls. 

Exploring friendship, feminism, identity and belonging. Take Three Girls is honest, raw and funny

"This beautifully crafted, lively novel captures the good and the bad of female friendship" Bec Kavanagh Books + Publishing, 5 stars.
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29/08/2017
11%
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RRP  $18.99 $16.95

Renegades

Secret Identities.

Extraordinary Powers.

She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

New from Marissa Meyer, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling series The Lunar Chronicles, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger and betrayal.

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 remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to 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.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14/11/2017
11%
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RRP  $18.99 $16.95

This Mortal Coil

A breathtaking debut about one girl's quest for answers in a genetically and technologically advanced future.

When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta's death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world's leading geneticist, and humanity's best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole's genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine.

Only she can find and decrypt it, if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organization with a stranglehold on the world's genetic tech. But it's too late to turn back.

There are three billion lives at stake, two people who can save them, and one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything.

Reviewed by Olivia at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:

In a time where young adult dystopias have mostly retreated out of the limelight, newcomer Emily Suvada has managed to bring something new to the table in This Mortal Coil, an exciting novel that offers a refreshing take on a YA staple.

In the world of This Mortal Coil, a virus is in the process of leaving humankind devastated and its only hope lies in Caterina Agatta, the only daughter of a mysteriously dead geneticist who must unlock the clues to a cure while battling the malevolent gene-tech society Cartaxus. This book has all the right elements to make it a favourite amongst veteran YA fans: an explosive plot, a plucky main character, fascinating world-building, a sweet romance, and twists that are the farthest thing from cliched. If you’re looking for your next great book, this is it - read This Mortal Coil and discover one of the best YA debuts of 2017!

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30/10/2017
13%
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RRP  $17.99 $15.75

The Hate U Give

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs.

The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer.

Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.

Book Features

  • Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Movie rights sold to Fox 2000 after a heated bidding war. George Tillman Jr is to direct (Men of Honor) and Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star. 
  • To date rights have sold in 12 territories, with multiple-way auctions in the UK and the US.
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01/03/2017
26%
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RRP  $17.99 $13.35

Lord of Shadows

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.

Lord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel.

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands.

Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear before it’s too late.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01/05/2017
  $27.99

One Of Us Is Lying

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high-school whodunit.

On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investi­gators, his death wasn't an accident. On Thursday, he died.

But on Friday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01/06/2017
13%
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RRP  $17.99 $15.75

Strange the Dreamer

A brand new, heart-stopping novel and the first in a thrilling duology from the much-loved author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Laini Taylor.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

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.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28/03/2017
  $19.99

Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn

 
5/5 Rating 1 Reviews

Follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire in this next instalment of the Throne of Glass series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since Aelin shattered the glass castle, since Chaol 's men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

Now he and Nesryn sail for Antica - the stronghold of the southern continent 's mighty empire and of the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme. It 's Chaol 's one shot at recovery, and with war looming back home, Dorian and Aelin's survival could depend on Chaol and Nesryn convincing Antica 's rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover there will change them both and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05/09/2017
13%
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RRP  $17.99 $15.75

Turtles All the Way Down
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaskaand 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.
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
10/10/2017
19%
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RRP  $27.99 $22.75

 

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