Most Anticipated YA Books of 2016

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 | 2 comments

I’m sure many more books will be added to my ‘most anticipated’ as 2016 goes on — especially as there aren’t many debuts on my radar yet — but for now, here are the titles I’m excited about. Let me know your most anticipated releases in the comments!




Never Evers

Never Evers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivision

I adored Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivision’s debut, Lobsters, and have already picked up a copy of their next release. It promises to be funny and full of heart, and is getting great reviews.



Judged by Liz de Jager

The final book in The Blackhart Trilogy. Loved the first two books and can’t wait for the last instalment. They’d be worth buying for the covers alone! I’m lucky enough to be interviewing Liz de Jager on the Author Allsorts blog in a couple of weeks, so watch out for that.





How hard can love be

 How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

Am I Normal Yet? was one of my favourite books of 2015. How Hard Can Love Be? is book two, and I’ll be grabbing it ASAP. The third Spinster book is out in August — hooray for 2016!


Radio Silence

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Alice Oseman’s 2014 debut, Solitaire, was hugely popular, with a really unique voice. I’m excited for her second book. Another one blessed by the cover gods.





Jolly foul play

Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens

Fourth book in Robin Stevens’s charming and excellently-written Wells and Wong murder mystery series. These books are great — you must read them if you haven’t already!


Wink poppy midnight

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Loved, loved, loved April Genevieve Tucholke’s first two books, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and Between the Spark and the Burn. I expect I will love her third book too (no pressure, April!).



Desolation by Derek Landy

Derek Landy has fast become a favourite author. Looking forward to the second instalment in the Demon Road series.





The Raven King


The fourth and final book in Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle series is probably on a lot of people’s most-anticipated list. This series is magical, layered, and intelligent, and I’m curious to see how it ends.





places no-one knows


I’m a big Brenna Yovanoff fan, and will buy everything she writes. Places No One Knows is about strange dreams and a complex romance.




I really enjoyed Kat Ellis’s debut, Blackfin Sky, and Breaker sounds just as mysterious and thrilling. I read the words ‘serial killer’ and ‘murdering ghosts’ in the synopsis, and was sold. Kat Ellis has another novel out this year, too, called Purge, which also sounds really good. Go, Kat!


Square root of summer

The Square Root of Summer by Harrier Reuter Hapgood is tipped to be one of the big YA books of 2016. A romance complicated by rips in the space-time continuum, this sounds really original.

The Last Year


The Last Star is the final book in The 5th Wave trilogy. I loved the first book (the film of which is releasing early 2016), had lots of questions after the second book, and am eager to find out how it all ends.







Feathers is Rose Mannering’s second YA fairytale retelling. Rose’s debut was filled with beautiful writing and great world-building, and I’ll happily read more.





The Creeper Man

Dawn Kurtagich’s The Dead House was one of the most unique books I read in 2015, and definitely the scariest. The cover of The Creeper Man suggests it’s going to be another to read with the lights on!





Fear the drowning deep


Set on the Isle of Man, and about a strange evil in the sea, Fear the Drowning Deep intrigues me on so many levels. One of my *most* most anticipated of the year.





The Last Beginning by Lauren James

I loved Lauren’s The Next Together, and honestly can’t wait to see where the story goes in the second book.



Two other books I’m excited about but don’t yet have release dates (as far as I know):


Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery

About a girl on death row in a future where social media determines whether she’ll be executed or not, Cell 7 sounds incredible. The premise alone gives me shivers. Set to publish sometime in Autumn.


Truth or Dare by Non Pratt

It’s a Non Pratt novel. Of course I have to read it!


  1. I didn’t realise Radio Silence is out so sooon. And I must pick up a copy of Never Evers! Lobsters was fantastic.

    • I finished Never Evers last night, and it was adorable! And I know, so many exciting books will be out before we know it.

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