Riot Recommendation

35+ of Your Favorite YA Books of 2017

S. Zainab Williams

Executive Director, Content

S. Zainab would like to think she bleeds ink but the very idea makes her feel faint. She writes fantasy and horror, and is currently clutching a manuscript while groping in the dark. Find her on Twitter: @szainabwilliams.

This giveaway is sponsored by The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get…

This year has been a spectacular one for Young Adult fiction. Our 2017 reading lists were graced with books like Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch, and Erika Sánchez’s I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. We asked you to tell us your favorite YA book of 2017, and you answered!

Here are more than 35 of your favorites:

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

The Book Jumper by Mecthild Glaser

The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Want by Cindy Pon

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Watch Me Disappear: A Novel by Janelle Brown

A Million Junes by Emily Henry

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

The Reader by Traci Chee

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

The Victoria In My Head by Janelle Milanes

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Scythe by Neal Shusterman