Anticipated Young Adult Book Releases of 2016

Anticipated Young Adult Book Releases of 2016

Eva Kung-Bi

2015 was a GREAT year for Young Adults books, with the release of Sarah J. Mass’ Queen of Shadows, Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On, Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows, and the wrap-up of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles Quartet, Winter. 2015 was a fabulous reading year, but I have almost complete faith that 2016 will be even better. Here are 10 super anticipated book releases coming out in 2016.

Quick disclaimer, these release dates may change.

  1. Heartless, by Marissa Meyer
    Scheduled release date November 8, 2016
    This book is another retelling by Marissa Meyer. In this one we explore the world of Alice and Wonderland, and follow the Queen of Hearts BEFORE she became the Queen of Hearts.
  2. Stars Above, by Marissa Meyer
    Scheduled release date February 2, 2016
    This book is a novella bind-up of several short stories, all surrounding the Lunar Chronicles Quartet, and includes; The Little Android, a retelling of The Little Mermaid, set in the Lunar Chronicles world. Glitches: A prequel to Cinder, in which we see the effects of the plague on Cinder’s daily life. The Queen’s Army: A prequel to ScarletCarswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: A fun short story involving 13 year old Carswell Thorne. The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Cronicles, featuring a young Scarlet and Princess Selene, coming into the care of Michelle Benoit. After Sunshine Passes By: A prequel to Cress, in which we explore how Cress ended up alone in a satellite, spying on earth.  The Princess and the Guard: A prequel to Winter The Mechanic: We see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s prospective.  Something Old, Something New: An epilogue to Winter!
  3. Throne of Glass #5, by Sarah J. Mass
    Scheduled for release fall 2016
    This book doesn’t have a title yet, or a cover, but it is the latest installment in Sarah J. Mass’ epic fantasy series about a female assassin that might be something more…….. This series is supposed to be 6 books, and this will be the 5th installment.  
  4. A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Mass
    Scheduled for release May 3, 2016
    A Court of Mist and Fury is the companion novel to Sarah J. Mass’ loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast,  A Court of Thorns and Roses.
  5. Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare
    Scheduled for release May 8, 2016
    Lady Midnight is the start of a new series (The Dark Artifices) set in the Shadowhunter world. In the 4th or 5th book in The Mortal Instruments series, a side character named Emma Carstairs is introduced, but is not really utilized or doesn’t seem very important, but The Dark Artifices gives Emma her own series and takes place 5 years after City of Heavenly Fire ended. Reading The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series before reading this book aren’t necessary, but they’re recommended.
  6. The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater
    Scheduled for release April 26, 2016
    This book is the fourth and final book in The Raven Cycle series, and is supposed to have HUGE plot points that the author has been building up to for months on social media.
  7. Glass Sword, by Victoria Aveyard. Scheduled for release February 9th, 2016. Glass Sword is the companion novel to Red Queen, which left off on a VERY large cliffhanger, leaving fans DYING for a sequel.
  8. The Crown, by Kiera Cass
    Scheduled for release May 3rd, 2016
    This book is the 5th Selection novel, that takes place after the ending of The Heir.
  9. The Fever Code, by James Dashner
    Scheduled for release September 27th, 2016
    As second prequel to the worldwide phenomenon The Maze Runner series, The Fever Code will explore more of Thomas and Teresa’s loyalties, Group B, and how WICKED found the gladers.
  10. A Torch Against the Night, by Sabaa Tahir
    Scheduled for release August 30th, 2016
    A Torch Against the Night is the second novel to An Ember in the Ashes. An Ember in the Ashes was a fabulous novel and left readers with a SERIOUS craving for the next installment.

So there you go! 10 fantastic novels to look forward in 2016!