The Fandom’s Most Anticipated YA Books: December 2017

Listed in alphabetical order.

Ever The Hunted introduced readers to a fantastical(ly corrupt) society on the brink of war, complete with romance, magic, and a mystery to be solved. Britta may have saved the king for imminent doom, but there are still dangerous forces at work against the kingdom, and we can’t wait to see Britta bring them down!

Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.

After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she’d like to, and now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.

Out December 5th. Preorder now via Amazon!

This sweet story feels like it’s ripped straight out of the headlines. It follows Jonny, who’s just received a new heart, and Neve, whose twin brother supplied said heart. When they collide, they’ll discover how to cope with the major changes in their lives together.

Jonny knows better than anyone that life is full of cruel ironies. He’s spent every day in a hospital hooked up to machines to keep his heart ticking. Then when a donor match is found for Jonny’s heart, that turns out to be the cruellest irony of all. Because for Jonny’s life to finally start, someone else’s had to end.

That someone turns out to be Neve’s twin brother, Leo. When Leo was alive, all Neve wanted was for him (and all his glorious, overshadowing perfection) to leave. Now that Leo’s actually gone forever, Neve has no idea how to move forward. Then Jonny walks into her life looking for answers, her brother’s heart beating in his chest, and everything starts to change.

Together, Neve and Jonny will have to face the future, no matter how frightening it is, while also learning to heal their hearts, no matter how much it hurts.

Out December 5th. Preorder now via Amazon!

Sometimes you just need cute and simple and heartwarming! Kasie West never fails to provide those elements in her adorable contemporaries. Plus, this novel is kicking off a series of standalones with crossover characters, so we’ll be able to check in on Abby and Cooper again!

Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings Abby isn’t going to take any chances.

Which is where the list comes in.

Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being. But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems… and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.

Out December 26th. Preorder now via Amazon!

Abelard and Lily are neurodivergent. Abelard has high-functioning autism and Lily has ADHD. Both feel like no one truly understands them, but after a fateful meeting in detention, they begin to connect in the purest way possible: A shared passion of old-timey love letters. We want ALL of this rep and the oodles of cuteness that will come with it, please!

When Lily Michaels-Ryan ditches her ADHD meds and lands in detention with Abelard, who has Asperger’s, she’s intrigued—Abelard seems thirty seconds behind, while she feels thirty seconds ahead. It doesn’t hurt that he’s brilliant and beautiful.

When Abelard posts a quote from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. The two fall for each other. Hard. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?

This hilarious, heartbreaking story of human connection between two neurodivergent teens creates characters that will stay with you long after you finish reading

Out December 26th. Preorder now via Amazon!

How doesn’t love a good mystery thriller? We’re obsessed with them! This story looks particularly dark and gritty, confronting present-horrors and haunted pasts. We also know from the get-go that one of our heroines won’t make it to the end of the novel! *shivers*

Fight or Flight.

All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limit Foods. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving.

All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of life.

But when fate brings Kayla and Betsy together, only one girl will live.

Out December 12th. Preorder now via Amazon!

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary