Best of 2016

I think we'd all agree that 2016 has been a bit of a whirlwind year.  Here's a list of my notable favorite teen reads:

  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J Maas
  • Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • Paper & Fire  by Rachel Caine
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
  • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  • Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Surprising Gems:
  • One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
  • The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
  • The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman
  • What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
  • Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep
  • The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas

These missed the mark for me:
  • Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
  • Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Last Star by Rick Yancey
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Radical by E.M. Kokie
  • Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige