Dread Nation by Justina Ireland successfully takes real and raw historical events and merges them with fantasy in a way that's intense, gripping, and at times plain old heartbreaking.
Emergency Contact so perfectly captures the sheer awkwardness that is being a young adult, with the added awkwardness that can be falling in love in the age of technology.
What If It's Us combines the writing styles of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, who are pros at creating a warm, sob-worthy love story on the page and leaving you flailing with emotion.
In Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson, Mary's life is undoubtedly a reflection of many. This YA novel is full of poignant moments that are so very important.
By the time I had finished The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk, I was already ready to dive into the story all over again.
Christina Lauren have done it again with Roomies, which is a glorious combination of realism, wit, and romance.
If you're looking for a well-written young adult romance with wit, charm, and a beautiful message about acceptance and love, Autoboyography is it.
Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz is a deeply emotional and relevant story that is a must-read.