We can't wait to get stuck into these exhilarating YA books, due for release in 2017. Some continue an already established series; others are new, thrilling titles, full of fresh adventures and ideas.
Marie Lu has already had an exciting literary career, having written the hugely popular Legend and Young Elites series. She calls her new book, Warcross, "a love letter to all my favourite things". It will combine games, science fiction and robots in one super-charged, action-packed adventure, following two teenage bounty hunters, "hired by a young billionaire to catch a hacker in the world's most phenomenally popular virtual reality video game". This is definitely an exciting one to look out for, perfect for gamers and sci-fi fans.
2. A Court of Wings and Ruin
Sarah J. Maas | A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
In the third book of the awesome Court of Thorns and Roses series, Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's tactics and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. However, she must play a perilous game of duplicity - one slip may spell disaster not just for Feyre, but for her world as well. She must decide who she can trust, and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
3. Carve the Mark
This brand new book from Divergent author, Veronica Roth, is set on a planet where violence and retribution rule, and where everyone develops a "currentgift", a unique ability meant for shaping the future. Most benefit from their gifts, but not Akos and Cyra; their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates and their lives, and readjust the balance of power in the world?
4. History is All You Left Me
When OCD-afflicted Griffin's first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies tragically in a drowning accident, his world crumbles apart. Griffin wants to know more about the person Theo was becoming, and so befriends Jackson, Theo's boyfriend at the time he died, the only person who could possibly understand his heartache. They develop a complex friendship that will have readers questioning Griffin's own version of the truth and what love really means.
5. King's Cage
Victoria Aveyard | Red Queen #3
In this riveting third volume in the bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are challenged on every side. Mare Barrow has become a prisoner, helpless without her lightning, tormented by her own dangerous mistakes. She is now at the mercy of the boy she once loved, now a manipulative and controlling king. War looms, but Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will do anything to bring her back.
Susan Dennard | The Witchlands #3
This thrilling series is set in a continent where some are both with a "witchery", a magical skill that sets them apart. In this third instalment, a shadow man haunts the Nubrevnan streets, leaving corpses in his wake, and then raising them from the dead. Continue the tale of Merik, cunning privateer, prince and windwitch, in this gripping follow-up to Truthwitch.
7. Flame in the Mist
At just 17 years old, young alchemist Mariko is promised to the son of the emperor's favourite consort. But on the way to the imperial city, she narrowly escapes an ambush by the Black Clan, bandits who have been hired to kill her. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate their ranks, but is captured and taken to their secret hideout. Her captors warm to her, however, still believing she is a boy. Mariko subsequently discovers a dark history of betrayal and murder, forcing her to question everything she's ever known.
8. By Your Side
Autumn Collins doesn't think things can get much worse when she finds herself locked in the library for the weekend with Dax Miller, a boy rumoured to have been in a fight and maybe even in juvie. She hopes her almost-boyfriend Jeff will come back for her - but he doesn't. However, over the weekend, Autumn discovers there's more to Dax than meets the eye. Can their growing feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over?