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5 Spring YA Books Everyone’s Talking About

Let’s talk about some of the hottest YA books coming out in the spring!

5 Spring YA Books Everyone’s Talking About

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When We Collided

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Author: Emery Lord

On Goodreads: HERE

What’s the hype?: Emery Lord has easily become one of the top YA contemporary authors on the scene. When We Collided has an All the Bright Places vibe that seems authentic and raw.

Official description: “Vivi and Jonah couldn’t be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi’s zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there’s something important Vivi hasn’t told him.”

Pub date: April 5, 2016

The Glittering Court

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Author: Richelle Mead

On Goodreads: HERE

What’s the hype?: Richelle Mead has made her mark on the world with her verrrry popular Vampire Academy books. This book has garnered a lot of attention, especially since Mead had a November release (Soundless) as well!

A bit of the blurb: “For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.”

Pub date: April 5, 2016

The Star-Touched Queen

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Author: Roshani Chokshi

On Goodreads: HERE

What’s the hype?: I can personally vouch for this one! It’s a stunning new spin on Indian folklore. My full review to come.

Here’s a little taste: ” Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. But when her father arranges a political marriage, her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes queen to Amar, a man with many secrets.”

Pub date: April 25, 2016


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Author: Amy Tintera

On Goodreads: HERE

What’s the hype?: Early reviews tout this book as action-packed, girl fighting fantasy to love. Plus the romance involves some really great moments. Full review to come.

A little snippet: “Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne.”

Pub date: May 3, 2016

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Storires

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Author: Stephanie Perkins (Editor), Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, Jennifer E. Smith

On Goodreads: HERE

What’s the hype?: With a YA star studded cast, how could one not WANT to pick up this beauty?! There are such amazing talents involved in this one, it’s impossible to resist.

Teaser: “Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.”

Pub date: May 17, 2016

What YA books have you been hearing a lot about?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.