Friday, April 28, 2017

15 Best Young Adults Books of April 2017








Here's my top 15 YA books of April 2017 : 



1. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennet

Release    : April 4
Publisher : Simon Pulse





Follows classic movie buff, Bailey ''Mink'' Rydell who has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by ''Alex''. Two coast separate them until Bailey decides to move in with her dad who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush, but Bailey doesn't tell Alex that she has moved to his hometown and life is messier than the movie, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky line between ''love and hate'' that she starting to feel for Porter Roth, the irritatingly hot co-worker at the local tourist museum and her new arch nemesis. As summer goes by, Bailey must decide whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk with Porter, little did she knows the choice is both simpler and complicated because Porter Roth is Alex.. Approximately. 


2. Blacklist by Alyson Noel 

Release    : April 4
Publisher : Katherine Tegen Books 



The second books in Alyson Noel's Beautiful Idols series. Wannabe reporter Layla, aspiring actress Aster, and fledgling musician Tommy joined The Unrivaled nightclub competition for same reason, all of them knew winning it would change their lives. What they never imagined is that somewhere along the way, they'd become entangled in the disappearance of mega starlet, Madison Brooks, they work together to clear their names and vow to dig up the truth. But when Layla, Aster, and Tommy team up with an unsuspected insider they will find that some secrets are better kept in the grave. 


3. Defy The Star by Claudia Gray

Release    : April 4
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers



Noemi Vidal is a 17 year old soldier sworn to protect her planet, Genesis, willing to risk anything including her life. Abel is a machine, he's abandoned in space for years alone and wants only to protect his creator and to be free, to people of Genesis he's an abomination. Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, but when they're forced to work together the stakes are even higher and the more time they spend together, they starts to question everything they'd been taught was true.


4. Geekerella by Ashley Poston 

Release    : April 4
Publisher : Quirk Books


A modern geek-ish fairy tale retelling of Cinderella, follows geek girl Elle Wittimer is a big fan of Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. When she heard about a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she decides to enter and the prize is an invitation to the Excelsicon Cosplay Ball and a meet and greet with the actor who's slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With her savings from her gig at The Magic Pumpkin food truck, Elle's determined to win before her stepsisters get there. Meanwhile, teen actor Darien Freeman who used to live for cons (before he was famous), now they're nothing but autograph and awkward meet and greets. Playing Carmindor is all he ever wanted, but The Starfield Fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As Excelsicon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. 


5. Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr

Release    : April 4 
Publisher : Balzer + Bray 


Follows the complex relationship between two sisters from a broken home, Gem never known what it's like to have an adult she can rely on and feel secure. The only constant in her life has been her sister, Dixie, who she grew up taking care of when no one else could.. Not their careless mother, and definitely not their frequently absent father. Soon, Gem and Dixie grew apart but they've always had each other until their father returns home in years and tries to be apart of their lives, Gem finds herself back into Dixie's life for 3 days in Seattle. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that to save herself she may have to break the one bond she has tried so hard to keep. 


6. Letters To The Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Release    : April 4
Publsiher : Bloomsbury USA Childrens



Juliet Young has always writes letters to her mother, even after her mother's death she leaves it at her grave, somehow this helps her cope with her grief. Declan Murphy is in the midst of his court ordered community service doing landscaping at the local cemetery. When he finds a haunting letter left in Juliet mom's grave, he decides to write back. He shares his and somehow feels like he might be helping Juliet too. Soon, sparks fly between them but their secrets and pasts might tear them apart.


7. Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

Release    : April 4
Publisher : Feiwel and Friends



Finally the sequel to the bestselling YA debut Flawed is here ! Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded '' Flawed'' by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost on the run with the attractive, Carrick, the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground, with tensions building Celestine must decide whether save only herself or risk her life to save all the Flawed, and most important can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed ?


8. The End of Our Story by Meg Haston 

Release    : April 4
Publisher : HarperTeen



Every love story has a breaking point, Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other's lives for years, starting from friendship until they fall in love with each other. But when Bridge betrayed will during their junior year, she shattered his heart along with their relationship. Now, Bridge rushes back to Wil's side after Wil's family suffers a violent loss. As they struggles to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discovers how much things have changed over this past years. Though they knew each other's secrets and trusted each other, they're not the same people they used to be. 


9. Alex and Eliza : A Love Story by Melissa De La Cruz

Release    : April 11
Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers


From witches to Disney's fairy tales comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. Set in the year, 1777 one of New York Society's biggest events, The Schuyler's grand ball. The Schuylers are to be one of their fledgling country's founding families and even prouder of their three daughters, Angelica with her razor-sharp wit, Peggy with her dazzling looks, and last but not least Eliza whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters. Eliza rather be aiding the colonists' cause than dressing up for silly balls, but this time it's different.. Eliza can't contain her excitement when she hears Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel, and General George Washington's right hand man will be attending the ball. And when Alex and Eliza meet that night, it's the beginning of an epic love story that forever change the course of American History.


10. Fireworks by Katie Cotugno 

Release    : April 11
Publisher : Balzer + Bray 


Set in evocative 1990s Orlando, follows the story of best friend Olivia and Dana. It was always meant to be for Olivia, she's a talented singer and training to be a star her whole life. While, Dana is the levelheaded one and always on the sidelines supporting for Olivia as her back-up singer. But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend and a super producer is holding auditions for a new singing group, the two of them decides to audition. And the next thing they know, Dana and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, an endlessly talented boy who's gonna be famous. It should be a dream come true for both of them, but with days of practicing and competition play apart, their friendship starts to shift because there's only one room at top for one girl, for Dana it's a chance to escape a future that seem to be closing in, while for Olivia it's her chance at her dream. 


11. Literally by Lucy Leating

Release    : April 11
Publisher : HarperTeen


From the author of Dreamology comes a YA love story that blurs the line between reality and fiction. Annabelle's life is start with a capital P : Perfect, that's because she's a fictional character that Lucy Keating created and Lucy has a plan for her. But, Annabelle doesn't want a life that Lucy already plotted out for her. Will she find a way to write her own story ? Or will Lucy have the last word ?


12. Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer 

Release    : April 11
Publisher : HarperTeen 



For fans of Sarah J Mass and Leigh Bardugo comes a Sleeping Beauty retelling about half sisters, Isabelle and Aurora both cursed by a mysteriously diabolical faerie queen. Isabelle is blind, while Aurora can't speak and has no sense of touch, but despite their disappearances, these two sisters have always been close. Everything changes after Aurora pricks her finger on a spindle and Isabelle must travel widely, seeking a prince to wake her sister and ally two kingdoms against the faerie queen and her army. 


13. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Release    : April 11
Publisher : Balzer + Bray 


The author's name sounds familiar ? It's because she wrote one of my favorite coming of age book, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Now she's back with another funny contemporary novel about sisterhood, love, and identity. The Upside of Unrequited follows 17 year old, Molly Peskin-Suso who knows all about unrequited love, she can't stand the idea of rejection so she tries to be careful, no matter how her twin sister, Cassie tells her to woman up. When a cute girl enters Cassie's life, for the first time ever she's a lovesick mess which kinda makes Molly feels a bit lonely. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a ''cute hipster boy'' sidekick and Molly plans to win him over. So she'll get her first kiss and her sister back. But there's one problem, Molly's co-worker, Reid.. Who could ruin Molly's plans but that's only if she fall for him, right ?


14. North of Happy by Adi Alsaid

Release    : April 25
Publisher : Harlequin Teen



Carlos Portillo's life has been mapped out for him, he's a dual citizen of Mexico City and The United States. He lives in Mexico with his wealthy family where he attends an elite international school. But he has always loves food and cooking, although his parents see it as just a hobby. When his older brother, Felix who has dropped out of college and tragically killed, Carlos starts to hear his brother's voice giving him advice and pushing him to follow his dream of culinary and rebel against his father's plan for him. Carlos then decides to run away to The United States and secure a job with his favorite celebrity chef and pursue his dream, but when he begins to fall for his boss' daughter which could end his career. Now, Carlos must decide what's the most important to him and where his path really lies. 


15. The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares 

Release    : April 25
Publisher : Delacorte Press


Summer for Sasha and Ray means spending time together on a beach house in Long Island, but they've never met. Sasha's dad was once married to Ray's mom and together they had three daughters, Emma the perfectionist, Mattie the beauty, and Quinn the favorite. But the marriage crumbled and the bitterness lingered. Now there are two new families and neither one will give up the beach house that holds the memories both happy and sad of summer pasts.