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A tad late, but here are what we believe to be the best books of 2017.

Thousands of books pass through the hands of YA readers each year, but only a handful rise above the rest. These are last year’s best YA books, as selected by the Bookstacked Team.

The Best YA Books of 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas’s debut is emotional, powerful and relevant. Perhaps the most important book of the year, it offers a profound glimpse into black culture in America.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

This final book in Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses Trilogy could not have been done better. Intrinsically beautiful and unbelievably heartbreaking, Wings and Ruin delivers a strong finale.

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Warcross by Marie Lu

Marie Lu’s new series is packed with fun action and refreshingly diverse heroes. Exciting twists thrill readers throughout — it’s a solid start to what is sure to be a great new series.

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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Pullman returns to the world he introduced over 20 years ago in the His Dark Materials Trilogy. La Belle Sauvage evokes the beautiful language and the complex characters of a traditional fantasy story.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Clare’s work is at its best here, raising the personal stakes between characters as well as staging an epic conflict that expands and deepens the world of the Shadowhunter Chronicles.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately hearkens back, not just to classical films, but to classical YA in its love story with a twist. A re-telling of ‘You’ve Got Mail’, Alex is a book we recommend.

Honorable Mentions

Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

In a world where war is their norm, the heart of this story lies within the characters and their hope for a better life. Read Our Review

Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne with Rowan Coleman

Delevingne explores friendship and betrayal in this thrilling mystery revolving around a group of friends in a band.

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Aveyard adds complex layers to her wide cast of characters in King’s Cage, leaving fans shocked and eager for the final installment.


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