Best young adult books 2014
The 17 Best YA Books OfBy Martin Chilton , Culture Editor online. Marcus Sedgwick's beguiling novel about human longing, The Ghosts of Heaven, contains four separate stories. A triumph. Read our review of The Ghosts of Heaven. Matt Dickinson, who has climbed to the top of Mount Everest, has written a dramatic and thoughtful thriller.
Best YA Books of 2014 (so far)
The 17 Best YA Books Of 2014
From dystopian to romance, these young adult books stole our hearts in Amazon Review : 4. The Lunar Chronicles is a wonderfully addictive series, and the third installment does not fall short. Each book focuses on a fairy tale and a new character, and this is about an isolated genius girl named Cress Rapunzel. The stories are all interconnected and all three girls Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress find themselves fighting together against the Lunar Queen. The book is thrilling and utterly captivating, keeping us impatiently waiting for Winter.
A challenging read that pays big dividends as it explores themes of connection, betrayal, and redemption. Suffused with empathy, this honest examination of the far-ranging effects of PTSD follows year-old Hayley as she tries to preserve her relationship with her father, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who is suffering mentally and physically from his tours of duty. Hey, kid, want to give yourself nightmares? Look no further than this profoundly chilling collection of comics, five stories in all, that combine lavishly illustrated historical settings with terrifying visions of otherworldly and psychological terrors. A gritty, unsettling story featuring flawed characters who are all the more human for their mistakes and destructive decisions. In this deliciously imagined contemporary fantasy, debut novelist Johnston crafts a version of Earth in which dragons are a persistent and very real threat.
The best books of , picked by the editors of Publishers Weekly. Best books in fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, nonfiction, memoir, children's books, .
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100 Sideways Miles by Smith Andrew, September 2
With school in full gear, you probably have a stack of textbooks two feet deep on your desk and a billion English assignments due before the midterm…which means now more than ever you need a few just-for-fun novels to remind you that reading doesn't have to be a drag. We've rounded up the best new YA releases hitting shelves this fall. Proceed with caution, though—these books are all exceedingly awesome, so you can't blame us when you "forget" to do your class reading assignments. If you read Smith's last hilariously heartbreaking novel Winger , you're not going to want to miss this one. And if you didn't , well, looks like you have a bunch of reading to do. Go ahead and pick this one up first—it'll make you laugh really loudly and it'll also make you feel super sad it's fine—emotions are good! In other words, the best kind of book.
As the movies adaptations of YA books like The Fault in Our Stars and Maze Runner became big blockbuster successes, the We Need Diverse Books campaign began an important dialogue about seeing more diversity in children's publishing, and as every year debut and veteran authors released dozens of spectacular new titles. See also: 9 writers on the inspiring books that shaped them. This best-of list features historical fiction and fantasy, topical novels and literacy fiction, proving YA has something for every reader. The only young adult novel to make the top 20 in Amazon's Top Books of list, E. Lockhart's We Were Liars tells the story of privileged, broken Cadence Sincliar as she reunites with her three best friends for a summer at her grandparent's estate.