Sign Language, by Amy Ackley. Y Ackley.
Teenaged Abby must deal with her feelings about her father’s cancer and its aftermath while simultaneously navigating the difficult problems of growing up.
Populazzi, by Elise Allen. Y Allen.
When awkward, socially inept Cara moves to a new school just before junior year, her best friend urges her to seize the opportunity and change her life using “The Ladder”–a concept that will allow her to climb to the top of the social order by transforming herself into the perfect girlfriend for the most popular boy in school.
Ultraviolet, by R.J Anderson. Y Anderson.
Almost seventeen-year-old Alison, who has synesthesia, finds herself in a psychiatric facility accused of killing a classmate whose body cannot be found.
Absolute Midnight, by Clive Barker. Y Barker.
Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, is the only person who can stop the evil Mater Motley who, now that the hour of midnight has come, is prepared to unleash the end of the world.
Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake. Y Blake.
For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father’s work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.
Lie, by Caroline Bock. Y Bock.
Told in several voices, a group of Long Island high school seniors conspire to protect eighteen-year-old Jimmy after he brutally assaults two Salvadoran immigrants, until they begin to see the moral implications of Jimmy’s actions and the consequences of being loyal to a violent bully.
Bronxwood, by Coe Booth. Y Booth.
Sixteen-year-old Tyrell, accustomed to being the man of the family, has mixed feelings when his father comes home from jail, but he knows he cannot just go back to being a little boy, especially after losing his younger brother to foster care, getting involved with drug dealers, learning about his mother’s infidelity, and developing a relationship with Jasmine.
The Slayer Chronicles, by Heather Brewer. Y Brewer.
The summer before ninth grade, when Joss sets off to meet his uncle and hunt down the beast that murdered his younger sister three years earlier, he learns he is destined to join the Slayer Society.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson. Y Carson.
A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
Destined (House of Night, Book Nine), by P.C. Cast. Y Cast.
Zoey, safe at home with her guardian warrior Stark, confronts new forces at work in the House of Night, including Aurox, a devastatingly handsome teenage boy, created by Neferet as her greatest weapon.
Shelter, by Harlan Coben. Y Coben.
After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be.
Crossed (Matched, Book Two), by Ally Condie. Y Condie.
Cassia, having arrived in the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, learns he has escaped from the Society and follows a series of clues he left, which result in rebellion, betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander.
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three), by James Dashner. Y Dashner.
As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.
Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, Book Six), by De la Cruz, Melissa. Y Delacruz.
Schuyler Van Alen and her love Jack Force go their separate ways after their trip to Florence, Italy, with Schuyler going to Egypt to fulfill the Van Alen legacy, while Jack returns to Manhattan to face his twin sister, Mimi, but things get even more complicated when Mimi jets off to Egypt while the Coven threatens to fall apart around her.
You Against Me, by Jenny Downham. Y Downham.
When eighteen-year-old Mikey’s younger sister claims to have been raped and he seeks to avenge the crime, he meets Ellie, the sister of the accused, and befriends her, complicating the situation considerably for all of them.
The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles, Book One), by John Flanagan. Y Flanagan.
Hal, Stig, and the other outcasts do not have the size and strength of the Skandians, but when they face off against the Wolves and the Sharks in an ultimate race for survival, they hope that their courage and cunning are enough to help them win in a game that everyone seems to think is a matter of life and death.