Ready for a whole new year of more books to read, new releases, and book tours? If so, here are some Young Adult books coming out this year that you just might be interested in.
1. People Like Us by Dana Mele (February 2018)
Synopsis: Kay Donovan has reinvented her life to be perfect, running the private school she attends. When a dead body shows up in the lake, Kay is left with clues to solve and her life piece by piece rips at the seams. When Kay gets involved in the murder investigation, she does anything to survive. But at the school she attends, Bates Academy, the truth is never crystal clear it's always what you make up.
2. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (March 2018)
Leigh Chen Sander's mother died by suicide, and Leigh believes her mother is a bird now. She travels to Taiwan to uncover the past, learn about her family, and more. Through grieving, she also has to deal with the fact that she kissed her best friend and crush, Axel, the day her mother took her life. In this story magic, reality, the past, and family, lead Leigh to discover herself.
3. Happiness by Aminatta Forna (March 2018)
Through a chance encounter in London Jean and Attila meet and their lives are changed. Jean studies urban foxes and Attila is a Ghanaian psychiatrist and their jobs are what brought them to London, or could it be more? Forna uses this story to convey how interconnected people are in the world, and how what happiness is.
4. Protogenesis by Alysia Helming (April 2018)
Helene loses her mother and has to move to Greece. A series of clues cause her to believe her mother is still alive. In her journey, she discovers the magic of a place that shows her Greek mythology. Is everything as it seems? Can things go back to what they once were?
5. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (May 2018)
Mara and Owen are twin siblings who are very close. Mara's friend Hannah says that Owen has raped her, but Mara would never believe her brother would do something like that. Mara also knows Hannah wouldn't lie about something like this. On top of all of this, Mara has to deal with the grief from a breakup with her girlfriend Charlie. Can Mara handle all of this? Who knows the truth?