YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers.
The Raven Boys
By Maggie StiefvaterScholastic, 416 pp.: $18.99, for ages 13 and up
The kickoff to “The Raven Cycle,” a new four-book series from the “Shiver” trilogy author, is a supernatural mystery about prep school boys and a psychic’s daughter.
By Libba BrayLittle, Brown, 608 pp.: $19.99, for ages 15 and up
In this paranormal, historical thriller, a young woman moves to New York during the roaring ‘20s, only to find herself embroiled in an occult-related murder mystery.
The Edge of Nowhere
By Elizabeth GeorgeViking, 448 pp.: $18.99, for ages 12 and up
Bestselling novelist Elizabeth George makes her young-adult debut with a coming of age story about a teenage girl who hears other people’s thoughts.
By Fiona PaulPhilomel, 448 pp.: $17.99, for ages 14 and up
Set in Renaissance Venice, a young woman stumbles upon a murdered body and is drawn into a world of secret societies, courtesans and killers.
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
By James Patterson and Maxine PaetroLittle, Brown, 384 pp.: $19.99, for ages 12 and up
Patterson applies his thriller template to the young adult genre with a new series about a teenage girl who becomes the prime suspect in her wealthy parents’ murder.
By Jeanne RyanDial, 304 pp.: $17.99, for ages 14 and up
A teenage girl joins an anonymous game of dares that is broadcast live online. Paired with a boy and urged to perform riskier dares with higher stakes, she eventually learns her life is on the line.
By Jessica KhouryRazorbill, 372 pp.: $17.99, for ages 12 and up
A young woman, who was created to be a new breed of immortal, escapes from a secret lab deep in the Amazonian rain forest and discovers the truth about her origins.
By Francine ProseHarperTeen, 256 pp.: $17.99, for ages 13 and up
A modern retelling of “The Turn of the Screw” for teens, a young man spends the summer on a private island far from civilization and its technological amenities.
Carnival of Souls
By Melissa MarrHarperCollins, 320 pp.: $17.99, for ages 13 and up
Billed as “Game of Thrones” for teens, the new series from the “Wicked Lovely” author follows a boy and girl who are forced into battle for a chance to join the ruling elite.
The Warrior’s Heart
By Eric GreitensHoughton Mifflin, 288 pp.: $16.99, for ages 12 and up
In this YA adaptation of “The Heart and the First,” Greitens weaves his personal experience as a Navy SEAL with second-person narratives about serving with one of the most elite military outfits in the world.
By Miranda KenneallySourcebooks Fire, 256 pp.: $8.99, for ages 13 and up
A troubled teen gets caught up in a student-teacher romance.
The Other Normals
By Ned VizziniBalzer + Bray, 400 pp.: $17.99, for ages 13 and up
A 15-year-old boy obsessed with a role-playing game gets sent by his parents to a summer camp where he’s forced to interact with “normal” kids in the real world.