Hi everyone! Iâ€™m back with Part 2 of some of my favorite YA reads this year. Iâ€™m
always so nervous about these lists because I undoubtedly find new favorites in
the middle of writing them or immediately after, while weâ€™re still in the same
year. Just in the two weeks since Part 1, Iâ€™ve already found
another book or two
I love. As fun as these lists are, this is a solid reminder that even if youâ€™ve
already read these or donâ€™t see any to your taste, other fabulous books are
In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured
assassin in this sizzling dystopian thriller.
No one reads the fine print.
The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we
were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game,
thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card
application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls
going through to Valor voicemail, theyâ€™re unleashing a wave of anarchy across
Patsy didnâ€™t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house
threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy
agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own
Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten
names. Each name on Patsyâ€™s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the
spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them
personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own. Since yarn bombing is
the only anarchy in Patsyâ€™s past, sheâ€™s horrified and overwhelmed, especially as
she realizes that most of the ten people on her list arenâ€™t strangers. Things
get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a
hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsyâ€™s list. The
two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them
closer to an impossible choice.
Delilah S. Dawson offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just
steps away from oursâ€”a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes
from start to finish.
Who needs a wedding ring when you can pick up a sword? A remarkable and
utterly inventive novel from Sharon Cameron, author of THE DARK UNWINDING, which
USA Today called "spellbindingly imaginative."
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once
Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for
those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in
their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?
A new series of global proportions -- from master of intrigue,
York Times bestselling author Ally Carter.
Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:
1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.
As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her -- so
there's no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful
ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the
Russian boy next door, who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither
likes nor understands.
Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking
out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can't control Grace -- no more than
Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come
back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn't stop it, Grace isn't the only one who
will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like
dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.
My name is Ivy Westfall. I am sixteen years old and a traitor. Three months
ago, I was forced to marry the president's son, Bishop Lattimer-as all daughters
of the losing side of the war are sold off in marriage to the sons of the
winners. But I was different. I had a mission-to kill Bishop.
Instead, I fell in love with him.
Now I am an outcast, left to survive the brutal savagery of the lands outside
of civilization. Yet even out here, there is hope. There is life beyond the
fence. But I can't outrun my past. For my actions have set off a treasonous
chain of events in Westfall that will change all of our fates-especially
And this time, it is not enough to just survive...
I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY
SLAVE. THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I
HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME. IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF
YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOW AND I WILL
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow
their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and
the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with
her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the
Empire's impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They've
seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia's brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a
decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother,
she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire's greatest
There, Laia meets Elias, the school's finest soldierâ€”and secretly, its most
unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he's being trained to
enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwinedâ€”and
that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.