I have read so many wonderful books this year, I think it’s a new record! These books were not necessarily published in 2015, I just read them this year. These are all wonderful and you should definitely pick them up if you haven’t already!
1. Winter by Marissa Meyer
The fourth and final book in the Lunar Chronicles series. It’s the PERFECT conclusion. The first book is called Cinder. These books are fairy tale retellings and take place in a future world; they’re a mixed of sci/fi and Fantasy.
2. Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken
A collection of novellas set in The Darkest Minds universe. Bracken is a wonderful writer so you should definitely go check out her books if you haven’t yet.
3. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
My absolute favorite contemporary I’ve read this year (not that I read a lot of them anyway). It’s a heart breaking story about twins Noah and Jude who are incredibly close at thirteen but rarely even see each other three years later. The story alternates between past and present. It’s a beautiful book. Click here for the Goodreads page.
4. End of Days by Susan Ee
The third and last book in the Penryn and the End of Days trilogy; the first book is named Angelfall. These books take place in a post-Apocalyptic world where angels have destroyed and take over Earth. This is a good series for fans of 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.
5. Fairest by Marissa Meyer
A companion novel for the Lunar Chronicles series. This tells the story of the villain of the series, Queen Levana. Learning her backstory was very interesting (I still hate her though).
6. The Rose Society by Marie Lu
The sequel to A Young Elites by Marie Lu. This takes place in a Fantasy world and follows the journey of Adelina Amouteru, probably the most morally ambiguous YA protagonist I have read about.
7. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
The sequel to the infamous If I Stay. Personally, I prefer the sequel to the first book. This takes place three years after the first book and is from Adam’s point of view.
8. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
This story follows a Pakistani-American girl Naila whose strict, traditional parents take her to Pakistan after they find out she had been dating someone. They force her into an arranged marriage and Naila finds herself cut off from her life in America. I loved this book way more than I thought I would.
9. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
The first book to the Young Elites series. This is a Fantasy series very different from Marie Lu’s Legend series but just as awesome.
10. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them—in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul—they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course… read more in Goodreads
11. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
The first book to the I Hunt Killers series. This series follows Jasper Dent who is the son of the world’s most notorious serial killer. Jasper is brilliant, and these books are action packed and thrilling.
12. Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice? What if you never had to fall? … Read more in Goodreads.
13. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
This story takes place in a world where every person is born with two souls. One of these souls usually “faded” away by the person was around six years old. The people whose souls did not fade were known as hybrids. The main character was a hybrid; both her souls remained in her body though Addie was more dominant than Eva. It was a different experience reading from the point of view of one character who was really two people. Read more in Goodreads.
14. Winger by Andrew Smith
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids in the Pacific Northwest. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy. Read more in Goodreads.
15. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth. Read more in Goodreads.