Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Ash and Huntress by Malinda Lo
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
The Impostor Queen and The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine
Bonus: I’m never really sure what genre A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith is, but Fantasy’s one of the ones I juggle, so, let’s put that here
Double Bonus: Coming in 2018, Garden of Blood and Dust by K.K. Pérez
One of the most frequent questions I get on Tumblr is about books with polyamorous relationships, and to the best of my knowledge, this is one of the first (and only) YA books to contain one. Well, to be clearer, the polyam part really comes together in the sequel, Inheritance, but you gotta start somewhere! Plus, this sci-fi’s got a bi MC, a diverse cast, and a premise even not-usually-sci-fi readers can latch on to!
Reese can’t remember anything from the time between the accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: She’s different now.
Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded.
Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David are in Arizona when it happens. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won’t tell them what happened, where they are—or how they’ve been miraculously healed.
Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction—and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.
Buy it: IndieBound | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | Google Play | Kobo
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Proxy by Alex London
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak
Willful Machines by Tim Floreen
(Bonus: Coming October 25, 2016: Boy Robot by Simon Curtis)
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Adaptation and Inheritance by Malinda Lo
Sound by Alexandra Duncan
Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
Bonus: Coming in 2017, 27 Hours by Tristina Wright
Huntress by Malinda Lo (B, Chinese)
Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler (L, Korean)
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace (B, Chinese)
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (L, Chinese)
A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith (B, Japanese)
Bonus: out in 2017 – It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura (L, Japanese)
Double bonus: graphic novel – Skim by Mariko Tamaki (Q, Japanese)
Using “classics” fairly loosely here, but whatevs!
Great by Sara J. Benincasa (Contemporary The Great Gatsby)
As I Descended by Robin Talley (Paranormal Macbeth)
Marian by Ella Lyons (Fantasy Robin Hood)
Beast by Brie Spangler (Contemporary Beauty and the Beast)
Ash by Malinda Lo (Fantasy Cinderella)