Over the past few months, I’ve been incredibly lucky to get a sneak peak at some of the debut novels coming out in 2016. And I can tell you now, this year is going to be an amazing one for YA books. I’ll likely be shouting about my favorites for months to come. Here are just a few I’ve loved so far:
THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye
This is a lush historical fantasy that takes place in 19th century Russia. Once I started reading, I finished in just a little over 24 hours. The author weaves a richly imagined world full of love, heartbreak, and impossible choices. I adored this book.
THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD by Emily Henry
A gorgeous love story that defies space and time. The author’s prose is exquisite and her characters are unforgettable. THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD is a stunning debut full of depth and heart. (And it’s out later this month!)
TELL ME THREE THINGS by Julie Baxbaum
Reminiscent of You’ve Got Mail, this is a funny, sweet, heart-wrenching story that kept me turning the pages late into the night. You’ll be rooting for the characters from the first page to the satisfying, fabulous finish.
BLACKHEARTS by Nicole Castroman
If you like Poldark, you’ll love this rich, wonderful historical fantasy. The author’s writing evokes Bristol so clearly, you’ll swear you can smell the salt in the air. And BLACKHEARTS has a slow burn love story that will have readers who love a little romance on the edge of their seats.