Friday, December 26, 2014

2 Top 10 Books We're Looking Forward to in 2015

Happy Boxing Day! Or as I (Martina) prefer to call it, Happy Reading Day! Today is the day that everyone in my family traditionally curls up in the family room together to read or play games. We sometimes get to a movie as well, but more often, it's all about the printed page and the old-fashioned board games that actually get us talking. It's a day where I traditionally take the gift cards that I received and apply them to pre-ordering books for the coming year, because that way the gift cards bring happy surprises all year around.

What do you normally do today? Any great traditions?

In case you're looking for something to spend your gift cards on, Adventures in YA Publishing is proud to present our own list of Top Ten of 2014! This awesome event is originally hosted on Two Chicks on Books!


2015 is going to be a great year for YA novels and I can say that this is probably the hardest category for me to pick. Too many great books! I think I'm going to have to go with SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli. This one sounds like a great LGBT and I have been obsessed with reading it since the deal was first announced!


There are already so many books I can't wait to read in 2015! I am really looking forward to reading BLUE VOYAGE by Diana Renn. An international mystery set in Turkey, involving an ancient cursed treasure, a flawed main character, and a political scandal - what's not to like?


Ooh, I love Erin's pick. Can't wait to read something set in Turkey, my husband's home country. But for myself, I'm going to pick Lisa Gail Green's SOUL CROSSED. I love her concept of a romantic conflict between and angel and a demon battling it out over control of a soul, and the cover - WOW! So glad I won't have to wait long to read it.


I’m really looking forward to reading SOULPRINT by Megan Miranda because of its intriguing premise, in which science can perform soul-fingerprinting. This means a soul can be traced from reincarnation to reincarnation, and in the case of the heroine, she’s held prisoner because of the crimes committed in her past life. Such a cool jumping off point for a story that’s sure to be thrilling!


Obviously, I have to say PERSUASION, the sequel to COMPULSION, because I'm going to be focusing on that until it comes out in October, and because it gets seriously magical with the addition of a couple new characters, the hunt for Cassie's treasure, the quest to discover what the Fire Carrier wants, and the continuation of Eight and Barrie's romance. Beyond that I truly can't wait for the world to get its collective grubby mitts on SOUL CROSSED. There have been angel/demon books before, but the fast-pace, subtle humor, and delicious romance in this book will have everyone turning pages as quickly as they can. I can't wait for BLOOD AND SALT by Kim Liggett, and for, of course, the final installment in the Raven Cycle books by Maggie Stiefvater. There are so, so many incredible books coming out in 2015, I'm already so over-budget in pre-orders that it's ridiculous!


  1. Great list, there are so many amazing reads coming out in 2015!
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  2. Great choices I'll have to keep my eyes out for these. Happy New Year!


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