The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer
I'm trying not to include so many sequels in this list--which is hard to do since everything in YA seems to be part of a trilogy these days--but Cinder, the first book of the Lunar Chronicles series, was great! Granted, it didn't resonate with me as much as I thought it would have, it was one of those books that ended with a cliffhanger, so of course I need to know what happens next! Scarlet, in particular, is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and even though fairytale retellings are incredibly overdone, I'm excited to see what fresh, innovative twist Meyer comes up with this time.
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Okay, I admit it: I'm a Dessen fan. But I can't help it!!! The woman writes with so much heartfelt teen candor. If contemporary YA fiction was prom night, she's definitely got my vote as prom queen. Anywho, I'm especially excited for The Moon and More, because like Along for the Ride, the story takes place the summer before the main character leaves for college. It's such a monumental moment in every teen's life, and one that's unusually charged with a lot of emotions, anticipation, and trepidation. Already clearing my favorites bookshelf for this one!
Mind Games by Kiersten White
The premise of Mind Games hooked me from the get-go. It's a story about two sisters with extraordinary powers (and what oddly unique powers they are!) who are trained for "corporate espionage." My response: COOL. Count me in for some corporate psychological thriller!
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
From the author of the Parasol Protectorate series comes a YA steampunk quartet about a Victorian finishing school that trains girls for a different kind of "finishing"--as in finishing... someone of. *HISTORICAL YA FANGIRL MOMENT!!!* Other than the premise, I think I would have picked up this book based on the cover alone. So gorgeous.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
The first sentence of the synopsis: "Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books." Um. Hello!? How is one not hooked by a sentence like that? Mac is a Keeper, whose job is to make sure the Histories--that is, the dead--stays undisturbed; but when chapters in the Histories go missing, it's up to Mac to put everything back to rights. Such a creative concept concerning life and death! I can't wait to see what Schwab does with it
Last but certainly not least...
Detergent* (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth
*title is not yet known.
I know, I know... yet another installment to a trilogy. But this is it!! The LAST book in the bestselling Divergent trilogy! Finally, every twist and turn concerning Tris, Tobias, and co. will be RESOLVED. I'm looking forward to devouring this edge-of-your-seat, action-packed adventure in one sitting. Plus, you gotta respect an author who would jokingly refer to her upcoming book as "DETERGENT."