18 YA Books Coming Out In 2015 That I Cannot WAIT To Read!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten 2015 Releases I’m Excited For

So since an upcoming Top Ten Tuesday topic is all about debuts, I chose to only choose authors who have published YA before and also books that had book covers! Annnnd I didn’t choose 10. I chose 18. I AM SO EXCITED I COULD NOT CUT THESE. This list was originally like 50 long so be impressed!!!!

2015 YA Releases Must Haves


Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby: I  loved all 3 Jessi Kirby books I’ve read (Moonglass, In Honor, Golden) and she’s on auto-buy for me so naturally this is on my list. It sounds emotional (like her books tend to be) with a girl seeking out the recipient of her boyfriend’s heart who she lost tragically.

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu: Loved Corey’s Life By Committee this year so DEFINITELY excited for this! Friendship, sisters & romance — can’t wait to see what Corey has in store for us!

The Last Time We Said Goodbye by Cynthia Hand: I really loved Cynthia’s paranormal series (Unearthly is book 1) but I’m really excited for a contemporary from her!  This sounds like a punch-you-in-the-gut sort of story about a girl whose brother commits suicide and she holds the secret of a text he sent that could have changed things.

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller: NEW TRISH DOLLER!!! I love her books (Something Like Normal and Where Stars Still Shine) and I’m excited because this is a psychological thriller! Plus ROAD TRIP!

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma: I can’t even explain what this one is about but it’s supernatural-y and sounds AWESOME and UNIQUE.

Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales: Leila’s This Song Will Save Your Life was one of my FAVORITE reads last year and I am sooooo excited for this one! It’s about a teen girl who has an obsession with a popular blogger and goes to track him down.

A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas: SARAH J. MAAS. NEW SERIES. THAT IS ALL.

Hold Me Like A Breath by Tiffany Schmidt: It is the start of a series of crime family fairy tale retellings. OMG RIGHT? This one is a retelling of Princess & the Pea and the main character’s family is one of 3 families who control the black market of organ transplants.

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway: Love Robin’s books that I’ve read (Audrey, Wait! and Also Known As). Oliver is kidnapped by his dad and taken away from his friends and family — including his best friend Emmy — until they reunite 10 years later when he is returned home.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby: New author to me but this sounds like an interesting mystery kind of book!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen: Even though I haven’t read all her books yet, new Sarah Dessen is always one I look forward to! This one sounds so damn good!

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows: FANTASYYYY FANS. This sounds awesome…make sure its on your list!

A Sense of The Infinite by Hilary T. Smith: I LOVED Hilary’s debut novel Wild Awake and just was so impressed by the prose. Love books that deal with friendship!

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon: Alternate London! Steampunk! The Night Circus meets Pixar!

Every Last Word by Tamera Ireland Stone: This looks good! A popular girl with OCD who fights really hard to hide it and her life changes when she attends a secret poetry club.

All The Rage by Courtney Summers: LOVED Courtney Summers Some Girls Are! This new one SOUNDS AMAAAAZING and she once tweeted about how if we thought the mean girls in Some Girls Are were mean….basically we haven’t seen anything. GAHHH.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver: I always get excited for new Lauren Oliver! This one sounds dark and mysterious and SO SO GOOD.

The Start of You & Me by Emery Lord: You should all known my love for Open Road Summer by now!!! There’s a reason I’m starting this one soon because I’m SO EXCITED I CANNOT WAIT. I KNOW MY HEART IS GOING TO BREAK.


2015 Books I’ve Read:

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski: BOOK 2 IS AMAZING. If you haven’t read The Winner’s Curse…get on that!
I Was Here by Gayle Forman: GAYLE. Enough said. This one hurt my heart. SHE ALWAYS IMPRESSES ME.
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios: HOLY SHIT SO GOOOOOOD. I CAN’T EVEN.
My Heart & Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga: This one was heavy. Took a bit out of me but really good!


So tell me…what books are YOU looking forward to in 2015??? PLEASE SHARE SO I CAN MAKE SURE I KNOW OF THEM!

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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. You are SO my people <3 I was just wondering why I wasn't overlapping much with the other posts I was looking at and of COURSE I come here and see Trish and Corey and Nova and Courtney 😉 I think you're going to *love* THE START OF ME AND YOU, and I just read and loved THE DEVIL YOU KNOW! So excited for SO many of these!

  2. Vanishing Girls sounds soo good. I’m also really looking forward to Winner’s Crime.

    My TTT

  3. I just got really excited to see The Things We Know by Heart at the start of your list because I cut that one off mine but it was SO CLOSE. This makes me even more excited for it! I also have the Gayle Forman and Lauren Oliver books and OF COURSE A Court of Thorns and Roses, and The Winner’s Crime. *sobs* I just need them already! How am I living without them??

  4. Great list! I so can’t wait to read The Winner’s Crime! I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed the first one and I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens! Glad you liked it!
    Here’s my TT: http://betweenyabookends.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-books-were-looking-forward-to.html

  5. Oh my goodness. I have had to add so many books on your list to my TBR list. I can’t wait to read The Start of Me and You. I’m also looking forward to reading Cynthia Hand’s contemporary. I’m excited about Jessi Kirby’s new book as well. I loved Something Real from Heather Demetrios so it’ll be great to read more from her! Vanishing Girls made my list too! 🙂

    • It gives me great pleasure to add to your TBR list 😛 I still need to read Something Real but now I’m EVEN MORE EXCITED!!!

  6. What a great list! I hadn’t heard of Dessen’s new book. Jaw dropping, I’m so reading that. We shared a lot of books in common. Great picks.

    here’s my post

    Thanks! I also have a $30 giveaway going on, so be sure to check that out.

  7. I already got to read The Walls Around Us and I LOOOVED it! I think it’s my favorite by her now.

    A Court of Thorns and Roses seems to be on everyone’s list this week. Mine too. I’m so excited about that one.

  8. I’m so excited about so many of these! Trish Doller! Nova Ren Suma! Cynthia Hand! Sarah Dessen! I can’t wait. I also really need to read Emery Lord’s books. They sound so amazing.

    My Top Ten

  9. Umm there is so much on your list that I’m lol King forward that I can’t list but my number one might just be EVERY LAST WORD. Secret poetry club?! I love poetry (:

    Thank you so much for sharing this (:

  10. So much pretty! I’m not familiar with most of these, but I’ll have to bookmark your list and go back to it when I’m on Goodreads later 🙂

    My TTT

  11. SO many good ones here. So looking forward to The Start of You and Me – plus anything Sarah J Maas writes!

  12. So many great books! I have The Devil You Know, Saint Anything, and The Start if Me and You on my list also!

  13. OMG! So many books to look forward to next year! Excited!

  14. Great picks! You’ve got quite a few on your list that are on my own – A Court of Thorns and Roses, The Orphan Queen, The Start of Me and You and The Winner’s Crime. And some that I forgot to mention – The Devil You Know, Things We Know By Heart and Vanishing Girls especially. 2015 is going to be a great year for books, I can’t wait. I hope you enjoy them all when you finally get to read them 🙂 Here’s my STS.

  15. Great list. There are a bunch I’m going to have to check out.

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  16. I keep finding books on my to read list that I didn’t realize were coming in 2015! I’m also really excited for Illusionarium.

  17. Can’t believe I forgot The Orphan Queen!!! Great list 🙂

  18. Knowing you as I do, I think you should add Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli to this list! It’s my favorite book of 2015 so far! It is like Stephanie Perkins but for gay teen boys. I love love love this book!

  19. Excited for so many of these, especially All The Rage!

  20. Well, you just increased my TBR pile by 22 🙂 I’m also looking forward to Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles. I’m a new reader to your blog and have been going back and reading a bunch of your posts…love it!

    • SORRY NOT SORRY 😛 Will be checking out Read Between the Lines! Never heard of it!! So thank you! And also, your comment made my day. I’ve been having a blah blogging week so that made me smile and feel very grateful. WELCOME TO THE CRAZY THAT IS MY BLOG!! Happy to have you here! <3

  21. All of these books have gorgeous covers! I’m a sucker for a pretty cover.

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  22. I had a feeling our lists would overlap at least a little bit and I was right! Actually I think my list has the most in common with your list. The Orphan Queen, The Devil You Know, Things We Know By Heart, Making Pretty, and A Court of Thorns and Roses are all on my list as well.

    I read both I’ll Meet You There & The Start of Me and You, and I think you’ll love both of them. They seem like they were made for you.

    Here’s my TTT: http://adventuresinreading16.blogspot.com/2014/12/ttt-top-ten-books-im-looking-forward-to.html

  23. Great list! I need to check out Emmy & Oliver – looks intriguing! And I’m totally jealous that you’ve already read I Was Here. I love Gayle Forman, so I’m definitely looking forward to its release.
    Here’s my TTT post.

    • Luckily I Was Here is out in January so not too much longer!! It was so good and honestly different from her other books which I loved!!

  24. I plan on reading all of Kirby’s books when they show up from Book Outlet, and Things We Know by Heart is sitting on my Kindle just waiting for that day!

    I’m also really excited for The Last Time We Say Goodbye – it sound similar to I Was Here, but I think I’m looking forward to Hand’s book more. A Court of Thorns and Roses is a given – I’m pretty sure I’m going to alienate people with how much I talk about it 😛

    • Oooh I can’t wait for you to read her books!! My faves in order: Golden, Moonglass and In Honor!

      I’ll be curious to see how similar it is to I Was Here!! I loved I Was Here but Hand’s sounds amazing too!


  25. You have the right idea going on, because I ended up leaving off quite a few that I’m anticipating, haha. There are simply too many books to anticipate for 2015!! It’s a bit overwhelming being this excited for so many books I question whether I’ll get to read them all! You have a good list!

    • SAME! I kind of want to go back to last year’s most anticipated list and see how many I actually read. Okay actually I’m going to do that lol. It looks like I read 6/10 that I put on my list last year! Not bad!!

  26. I was going to participate in this TTT today but then I realized that since I’ve been going through a big blogging slump for the past few months (and because I’ve been so bad at reading other blogs for like a year now), I really don’t know that many books coming out in 2015. But now I’m going to read other people’s lists and I can find out about all the awesome books coming out next year! Yay!

    Emmy & Oliver and Hold Me Like a Breath sound SO fantastic. I’ve added them (and lots of others from your list) to my TBR! Thanks! 🙂

    • To be honest I’m normally more UP on the 2015 releases than I am right now much for the same reason just like a general slump/blogging slump. Besides the books that were by favorite authors (quite a few) I started scouring catalogs and 2015 lists on Goodreads for this TTT. SIGH. Other people’s lists are DEFINITELY helping me fill in ones I missed!!

  27. I absolutely can’t wait for Vanishing Girls! It sounds like it has a great plot and will be one of those exciting page turners. I guess we will see!

    Here is my list:

  28. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews says:

    How did I not know that Sarah Dessen has a new book coming out? I haven’t read her past two releases, but I will buy anything she writes. Hold Me Like a Breath and Emmy & Oliver look really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    • I feel like it was a really quiet kind of announcement because until I started making the list I totally forgot about it!! Glad you found a couple through my list to add! 🙂

  29. The Orphan Queen!! YES! I cannot wait for WInner’s Crime, it seems to be on everyone’s list today 🙂
    I have to check out some of the others on your list, I have not heard of a couple of them!

    • The Orphan Queen sounds sososo good right? And omg you need to read Winner’s Crime!! BROKEN. I AM BROKEN. I wish I still had my copy or I’d send it to you!!

  30. I’m not going to lie, while making my list I had to do a little “research” because I knew there were books I wanted to read coming out next year, but could not for the life of me think of them. And by research I mean I checked your blog and a few others to remind myself. I really think Hold Me Like A Breath sounds awesome, though I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings. I also really want Illusionarium to be awesome (which I’m sure it will be) because I have been really missed reading anything more steampunk (I went through a phase where I tried to only read steampunk books, but I got picky real fast). You have quite the list, with even more books I plan on looking into and possibly adding to my list. Definitely some I have not heard of. And I had no clue Sarah Dessen had a new book coming out! Time to look into that one too!

    • I had to as well! I knew I had some books by favorite authors but I was kind of blanking at first and then I was like OMGGGGG YES THIS ONE AND THAT ONE I FORGOT.

      I haven’t really read many steampunk books! What ones were your faves?

      • I loved the Levithan series by Scott Westerfield (though, big shocker..haven’t finished it yet). Boneshaker by Cheri Priest is another one I loved (and have not really read more of the series. Seriously, I suck at this). And I also really liked Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger and really need to get on that reading more of that series too.

  31. I’m excited for Things We Know By Heart, Making Pretty, Tonight The Streets Are Ours, A Court of Thorn and Roses, Emmy & Oliver, Saint Anything, A Sense of the Infinite, Every Last Word, Vanishing Girls, The Start of Me and You, and all four books you’ve already read. 🙂 Quite a few of them made my own list.

  32. You are much more prepared for 2015 releases than I am. I can’t even tell you what the big books are supposed to be for the next few months! I do have the Nova Ren Suma galley to read. I am excited about that. I will have to look more closely at the new Lauren Oliver. I had no idea she was publishing another book, and I love her too much to ignore anything she writes.

    • Truthfully I’m not as prepared as I normally am! I just had quite a few that were authors I’ve read and loved before! And yeah, I’m the same with Lauren Oliver. It’s an insta-add for me if she has a new book!

  33. Thanks for the great list. I started a 2015 releases list on goodreads and so far I have 23 books that are 2015 releases that I would like to read. I added a couple from your list.

  34. Of those books you mentioned, A Court of Thorns and Roses is definitely the one I am most excited for. Because Sarah J. Maas. But you’ve given me a great list of books to keep an eye out for!

  35. Can’t believe there’s no throne of glass #4 on here. Absolutely top of my list 🙂

  36. Oh man, I’m going to be broke! I just added 4 of these to my shopping cart. 🙂 I think I’m most excited for Jessi Kirby’s!

  37. I’m also excited for the newest Dessen book because she is Dessen, more doesn’t need to be said.
    I also want to read Gayle’s newest book because after reading and highly enjoying If I Stay I just need more of her books in my life.
    I hope you enjoy all of these!

  38. Great list! I’m jealous that you’ve read I Was Here – it’s definitely my most anticipated book of 2015. I get a little sad every time I see it and remember that I have to wait.

  39. I truly think you’re going to enjoy The Start of Me and You! It’s a great new contemporary from Emery, and she’s managed to write great friendships for the character in this novel yet again. Also, The Orphan Queen was fabulous and I think it’s a fantasy that you’re going to enjoy indulging in! And ACOTAR, oh ACOTAR, well, it’s lush and beautiful and totally got that fairy tale vibe.

    Not going to lie – I’m definitely excited for most of the releases you’ve mentioned in this post! The only ones I hadn’t really heard of were The Walls Around Us, Bone Gap and All the Rage – which I’m going to check out and consider 🙂