I cannot believe 2015 is here ! 2014 was not the year of books for me, but with my new found interest in the romance genre and a new audiobook project I’m working on I hope this will be the year of the book. Here are some books that are on Kat and I’s TBR list this year !
1. Boy In The Black Suit by Jason Reynolds (January 6, 2015)
Reynolds sophomore YA novel is the story of a boy who works at a a funeral parlor and meets a girl who has learned to deal with too much. I’m really curious to read about the funeral industry aspect. – Jess
2. Fairest and Winter by Marissa Meyer (January 2015 and November 2015)
The Lunar Chronicles is my favorite Sci-Fi/Dystopian YA series and this year we get double the Lunar Chronicles; one novella plus the final book in the series ! – Jess
3. When by Victoria Laurie (January 15, 2015)
This is the YA debut from cozy paranormal mystery writer Victoria Laurie. It follows a girl who can see death dates on people’s foreheads. She uses her ability to make money, but what happens when a client go missing ? I can’t wait to get caught up in this mystery. – Jess
4. Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius (November 2015)
A contemporary YA interpretation of the relationship between Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII ? So. . . is he going to cut off her head ? – Jess
5. The Winner’s Crime (March 3, 2015)
So, even though the Winner’s Curse wasn’t a winner for me, I want to give this book a second chance. This time I’m thinking audio. – Jess
6. New Adult
I’ve been really getting into romance and now I want to connect the YA and romance bridge and try some New Adult. This year I’m hoping to read some of the favorites like J. Lynn, M. Leighton and Colleen Hoover. – Jess
7. Because You’ll Never Meet Me (June 2, 2015)
I’m going to say it, there’s a lot of sicklit going on this year, but this story has an interesting angle; a boy with an electric pace maker is best friends with a boy who is allergic to electricity. – Kat
8. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen wrote a new novel. That is all. (although this book sounds a lot like The Truth About Forever)- Kat
9. When I Wake by Elizabeth Norris
This book exists in an alternate universe where prohibition was never repealed. I get White Cat vibes with its focus on a girl tangled up in organized crime.
10. Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn
I discovered Kheun in 2014 and her twisty, psychological books put my head through a blender. I’m so excited for her new book. It follows three teens who are uncovering dark secrets. In interviews Kuehn has described this books as more like thriller.
11. The Raven Boys #4
Why must it end ????
12. Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
I binged five season of Sons of Anarchy last year, but had to stop because of the And I Must Scream and I’ve been hankering for more motorcycle club romances to fill the void. I really hope there is less misogyny since this is YA
13. Hello, I Love You (June 2015)
I’ve been following Katie Stout’s book blog since I started blogging and am excited to see her first book coming out. It’s about an American girl who attends boarding school in Korea where sparks fly with her roomate’s brother–a Korean popstar.
14. None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio (April 2015)
A high school homecoming queen discovers she’s intersex, meaning despite appearing female on the outside she is genetically male. This is something I’ve never seen addressed in a YA book and I’ll be interested in learning more about what intersexuality means. Plus, I.W. Gregorio is kind of awesome; she’s the VP of Development for We Need Diverse Books and a surgeon ! – Kat
15. Under The Lights by Shannon Stacey (May 2015)
This isn’t YA, but a romance that kind of centers around high school. This new series about the golden boys of a championship football team returning to their town 14 years later. The first one is about a former player coming back to help his old coach only to start falling for the coach’s daughter. – Kat