Best of 2015


Here are my favorite YA reads of 2015 (read in '15 not necessarily published this year):

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Slasher Girls and Monster Boys short story compilation
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveylard
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  • Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry
  • The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
  • Ensnared by A.G. Howard
  • Spelled by Betsy Schow
  • Rogue by Julie Kagawa
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
  • Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
  • The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
  • Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
  • One Death, Nine Stories (an anthology edited by Marc Aronson)
  • Kissing Ted Callahan and Other Guys by Amy Spaulding
  • Devil's Intern by Donna Hoise
  • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
  • This Start Won't Go Out by Ester Earl 
  • Traffick by Ellen Hopkins
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer
  • The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
  • The Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
  • Tease by Amanda Maciel

Favorite graphic novels:
  • Rot & Ruin: Vol. 1, Warrior Smart by Jonathan Maberry
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang 
  • Bob's Burgers, Vol. 1 by Chad Brewster 
  • Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O'Connor
  • Jem and the Holograms: Showtime by Kelly Thompson
  • The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
  • Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang

From my didn't like it list:
  • Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel
  • Modelland by Tyra Banks 
  • Save Me by Jenny Elliott
  • Soundless by Richelle Mead
  • Where the Rock Splits the Sky by Philip Webb 
  • Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  • Conversion by Katherine Howe