10 Exciting Young Adult Books Coming Out in March 2015
Spring is swiftly approaching (hopefully). For those stuck in parts of the country where the remaining snow has been reduced to a sludge lining every shopping mall's curb, it seems that there'll eventually be a weather-win, right? For now, as that awkward in between approaches, why not distract yourself with some of the amazing YA titles that are coming out this month? There's nothing like a good book to transport you to warmer thoughts.
These are just a few of the great titles coming out this March, filled with mysteries, murders, romance and everything in between.
Check out 10 of this month's exciting YA below!
With similar vibes to Smith's 2014 novel, Grasshopper Jungle, The Alex Crow interweaves three bizarre storylines that somehow manage to connect in a way that will slowly blow your mind. The book's central figure Ariel (Ahh-riel) is a 15-year-old transplant from a war-addled area of the Middle East, who is brought into an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia. On the one hand, there's summer camp, and brotherly bonding from Ariel's journey - normal stuff for the young adult genre. On the other hand, there's also biological experiments and a depressed reincarnated crow. Smith's weaving of the weird and the average are just as impressive as his ability to intertwine his other two stories into that of Ariel's. Definitely a must-read for those looking to escape their normal YA bubble.
At first, it's hard to be sold on the premise of We All Looked Up: Four teenagers, all from very different areas of the senior-year high school food chain, are forced to think about the present, instead of the future when -- wait for it -- an asteroid hurtling towards Earth threatens to take out all of humanity. This book has so much potential to fail and be a cheese-fest of preachy moments about living life to the fullest. However, it's much more likely to be a worthwhile and insightful take on classic tropes and themes. Just trust me on this one, OK?
Nova Ren Suma also made our 15 Authors to Watch in 2015 list, primarily because The Walls Around Us is just such an exciting release. The suspenseful, supernatural novel is told from two seperate points of view: Violet. a dancer with dark past, and Amber, whose life consists of being stuck in a Juvenile Detention Center. Through Voilet and Amber, we hear parts of Orianna's story and just what happened to her. Haunting? Yes. Something to look forward to? Definitely.
The followup to last year's Dorothy Must Die, which made our 10 Best YA of 2014, will hopefully give some resolution to the humungous cliffhanger Paige left us with last year. Amy Gumm's journey into the magic-drained Oz in the last book was filled with terrifying revelations, and vibrant characters. Now that Amy has her footing in the magic wasteland, and knows (mostly) who she can and can't trust, we're expecting a killer book No. 2.
Max and friends Preston and Parvati start up Liars, Inc. a service that can provide anyone in their high school with anything from a forged permission slip to a cover story. But when Preston requests his own cover story, and then never comes back, Max is quickly suspected as his murderer. This high school mystery provides a believable viewpoint from a not-so conventional character and heartwarming relationships. What else could you want from a YA thriller such as this?
This upcoming release from the New York Times best selling author (Before I Fall, The Delirium trilogy, and more) is already garnering plenty of buzz for this psychological thriller. When Nick's sister Dana disappears, she thinks her once-beautiful sibling with the scar across her face is just playing around until a young girl also goes missing, and Nick can't help but pile up similarities between the two disappearances. Nick's hunt to find her sister is exhilarating, and full of gorgeous mysteries that'll grip you in only a way that only Oliver's stories can.
David Arnold's compelling young adult novel tells the story of Mim Malone, who's dragged from northern Ohio, to the backwoods of Mississippi, and then back to Ohio again when she learns of her sick mother in the Buckeye state. The novel tell's Mim's journey via Greyhound bus between the two states, and all of the quirky, zany travelers she meets along the way. A must read for anyone going through a serious case of wanderlust.
This cyber-thriller follows computer hacker bad boy Brandon. While the Brandon on the outside is a forced, fabricated image of fast cars and inked-up skin, the Brandon on the inside starts seeing a small fragment of the mirror moving on it's own, and soon enough, he isn't his usual self anymore. Filled with twists, turns, and a great romance along the way Duplicity will hack it's way into your reading list.
This spinoff of Will Grayson, Will Grayson made our 15 Most Anticipated YA of 2015 list (along with a few other March releases worth checking out!). Although the biggest con is that John Green didn't contribute to it, Hold Me Closer also has one huge pro: The story of Tiny Cooper, Will Grayson's breakout character, is told entirely in the form of a musical. Musical theater geeks, rejoice!
Now, this final one is especially exciting. Everything That Makes You tells the story of Fiona Doyle, but two different Fiona Doyles. One Fiona, if an accident that left a huge scar on her face had actually happened, and the Fi Doyle that would have come about if the accident hadn't happened. This humungous "What if?" story will have you wondering about the forks in your own paths and just how much they've shaped in your life.