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Aug 31

YA Reads: What You Might Have Missed

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 12:14 PM by Elizabeth Land

York County Library system has a fantastic, continuously-growing YA collection that is sure to interest teens and adults alike. With the influx of new material, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices. Here are eight titles from the past eight months that are can't miss reads. Check them out today!

  • Book cover for Flame in the MistFlame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
    The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko is targeted by bandits who wish to stop her arranged marriage, a situation that compels her to infiltrate the gang, disguised as a boy, to track down the person responsible for the target on her back.
  • Solo by Kwame Alexander
    Seventeen-year-old Blade endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past to navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father's addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.
  • Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali
    Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin—a holy star in the Muslim community—attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.
  • Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
    Seventeen-year-old Bailey moves to California to live with her father and, perhaps, finally meet an online friend and fellow film buff, but soon finds herself attracted to an annoying co-worker.
  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
    Vowing to make his yearlong escapade across Europe his last hurrah before taking over the family estate, Henry "Monty" Montague and his best friend Percy find themselves in the middle of a dangerous manhunt involving pirates and highwaymen.
  • Book cover for I See London I See FranceI See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
    Best friends Leela and Sydney embark on a month-long trip through Europe, where Leela encounters her cheating ex-boyfriend and Sydney juggles the stress of her mother's spiraling mental health and the attentions of a new boy.
  • Grace and The Fever by Zan Romanoff
    Still obsessed with the boy band Fever Dream long after her friends lose interest, Grace unexpectedly meets band member Jes and embarks on an unlikely romance that leads her to confront complex truths about herself and the realities of stardom.
  • Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
    Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she's worked for begins to crumble.

For more young adult books, visit our online catalog. To get a customized list of book recommendations straight from our librarians, fill out our online Looking for a Great Read? survey.