Set aside those paychecks and consider forgoing paying your rent this month because you’ll want to spend your dough on these 15 YA novels arriving next month!
The 15 Most Anticipated YA Books Publishing In July 2014
(Most anticipated = most YA books added on Goodreads as of June 24th, 2014 when we collected the data. View the entire list and see how the rankings have changed here.)
1. FOUR: A DIVERGENT COLLECTION by Veronica Roth
Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias’s point of view.
On sale July 8th from Katherine Tegen Books!
2. ON THE FENCE by Kasie West
With three older brothers, Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, has always been more comfortable calling the shots on a basketball court than flirting with the opposite sex. So when her police officer dad demands she get a summer job to pay for the latest in a long line of speeding tickets, she’s more than a little surprised to find herself working at a chichi boutique and going out with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game. Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with her neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden, sitting back-to-back against the fence that separates them. Braden may know her better than anyone. But there’s a secret Charlie’s keeping that even he hasn’t figured out—she’s fallen for him. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.
On sale July 1st from HarperTeen!
3. SINNER by Maggie Stiefvater
4. MIDNIGHT THIEF by Livia Blackburne
Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he is persistent-and darkly attractive-and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.
5. THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson
In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.
On sale July 15th from Henry Holt!
6. DISSONANCE by Erica O’Rourke
7. BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE by Miranda Kenneally
Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind-and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.
8. EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz
Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life.
On sale July 22nd from St. Martin’s!
9. ILLUSIVE by Emily Lloyd-Jones
10. CONVERSION by Katherine Howe
Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?
On sale July 1st from Putnam!
11. STRANGE & EVER AFTER by Susan Dennard
This is the epic conclusion to Susan Dennard’s trilogy that started with Something Strange and Deadly and continued with A Darkness Strange and Lovely. With supernatural forces, epic romance, and a mysterious Egyptian city, Eleanor and her team are set for an adventure they will never forget.
On sale July 22nd from HarperTeen!
12. THE HALF LIFE OF MOLLY PIERCE by Katrina Leno
For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now she’s figuring out why. Now she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led . . . and the love that she can’t let go.
On sale July 8th from HarperTeen!
13. LET’S GET LOST by Adi Alsaid
14. THE VANISHING SEASON by Jodi Lynn Anderson
For Maggie Larsen, the town of Gill Creek is only a stopgap before college and freedom. Until she meets Pauline and Liam. What starts as an uneventful year suddenly changes. Someone is killing teenaged girls, and the town reels from the tragedy. As Maggie’s and Pauline’s worlds collide and change around them, they will both experience love and loss. And by the end of the book, only one of them will survive.
On sale July 1st from HarperTeen!
15. IDOLS by Margaret Stohl
In this riveting sequel to Icons, filled with nonstop action and compelling romance, bestselling author Margaret Stohl explores what it means to be human and how our greatest weakness can be humanity’s strongest chance at survival.
On sale July 8th from Little, Brown!
More great books publishing in July!
What are you most excited to read in July?