The Best Books of 2017 (so far)

I can't believe it's now fall and 2017 will soon be over. Although we're not quite into 2018, there have already been some amazing new YA releases in 2017. Admittedly, there are SO many books that I want to read from 2017 that I haven't yet managed to read and I'm absolutely positive that they would have made this list. But for the sake of this list, here are the best 2017 releases that I personally have read over the last nine months. 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book is so incredibly amazing, you need to read it, right now! Everyone within the book community, not just the YA book community, has been buzzing about this book and for good reason. Inspired by the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, this story is entertaining, humorous, lovable and heartbreaking all at the same time. This book will absolutely rip you to pieces, but you'll be changed after reading it. 

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Adam Silvera is well known in the YA book universe and this new book is just another shining example of why he is so well loved. Another story that will rip you to pieces, this book follows a young man as he deals with the loss of his first love through a tragic accident. 

Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth
Since the unmissable fame of the Divergent series, I thought it may be hard for Veronica Roth to carve out her place in the world as an author of other stories. However, this book is an incredible new foray into the world of sci-fi and fantasy and it will have you gripped from the very first page. 

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Very early on in the year, we were given this masterpiece by Emily Barr. From mental health to travel to romance to just about anything you can imagine, this book covers it all, and does so delicately and excellently. I would highly highly recommend reading this book from Emily Barr, she's my new obsession. 

Warcross by Marie Lu
I know this is a fairly new release but it deserves to be up there on the best books of 2017. With a slightly Ready Player One feel, Warcross is so incredibly entertaining, you won't want it to end. From the world building to the characters, Marie Lu has really hit the nail on the head with this one. 

If you've read any of these books, let me know your thoughts on them in the comments below, or if you have different 2017 favourite releases to me, give me some recommendations! 

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Christina is a bibliophile and lover of all things geek. A self-confessed workaholic, Christina writes for several websites and is running various projects. She joined YA Love to share her passion for YA literature with other like-minded book lovers.