14 Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2015

By Lilian Calix
December 29, 2014
Hamilton Grange Library

With the New Year come many new book releases. Here are some recommendations of some YA and adult books coming soon: 

I  Was Here by Gayle Forman will be released January 27, 2015. I Was Here tells the story of Cody and Meg  two best friends. Cody believed she knew Meg very well until Meg drinks a of industrial strength cleaner ending her life. Cody is set with the task of going to pick up Meg's belongings. As Cody packs Meg's things she learns a lot about her friend she never knew and attempts to sort through her own feelings of lost. 

Ignite by Sara B. Larson is the second book in the Defyseries. In Defy we meet Alexa Hollen a Seventeen-year-old girl who's parents are murdered by a sorcerer. Alexa disguises herself as a boy enrolls in the army  and earns a spot on Prince Damian's elite guard. One fateful night Alexa , along with the prince and, and her fellow guard, Rylan are kidnapped by an evil sorcerer and taken into enemy territory. In their captivity Alexa's secret comes out. She also learns that she is not the only one with secrets in the group. The story continues in Ignite will published ending this month on December 30, 2014 .

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell is a Cinderella retelling that will be published August 4th 2015. Mechanica tells the story of a girl named Nicolette who is called Mechanica by her evil step sisters because she is an aspiring investor. Mechanica finds a workshop in the cellar and with that the opportunity to change her future. Nicolette is determined to create something for the technological exposition and royal ball...there she must meet and impress the prince and other inventors and open the doors to a happy ending for herself... 

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare which will be released in September 2015. In the Lady Midnight is a a story set five years after the events in The Mortal Instruments and centers around shadowhunter Emma Carstairs.  

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey which will be released April 28th 2015. The Girl at Midnight Echo is a human girl who can see the Avicen and ancient race of people of have feathers for hair. Echo is caught in a centuries old war. The Avicen are the only family she has ever known and she wants to protect them. There are rumors that the war will end if a mythical entity called the Firebird is found. Echo sets out the find it unaware of the power destroy that the Firebird truly possesses.

An Ember in the Ashes  is the debut novel of Sabaa Tahir which will be released April 28, 2015. A great story about a soldier named Elias, who fights for his freedom and an orphan named, Laia who fights for her family. As Elias and Laia meet and their choices begin to change the future of the empire. 

The forth book in the Throne of Glass  series by Sarah J Maas series is entitled Queen of Shadows and it will be released September 10, 2015. Throne of Glass tells the story of a young assassin named Celaena. Celaena has been sentenced to a life of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier for her crimes until she is pulled out of the Salt Mines by Prince Dorian who offers her an opportunity to win her freedom if she represents him as his champion in the kings tournament.   

The Rose Society  is the second book in the The Young Elites series by Marie Lu. The book will be published October 6, 2015. The Young Elites tells the the story of Adelina Amouteru. Adelina like many others survived the Blood fever and was left physically scared by it. Some even found themselves given with very strong and rare powers. Adelina runs away from her evil father and joins The Young Elites, a secret society of very powerful and blood fever survivors.

The currently  untitled third book in The Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancey will be published August 2015. The Fifth Wave tells the story of Cassie Sullivan a survivor of the alien invasion. Cassie is on a mission to rescue her younger brother who was kidnapped by the enemy. 

P.S. I Love You by Jenny Han is the second book in the To All the Boys I've Loved Before series which will be released June 2, 2015.  To All The Boys I've Loved Before  tells the story of Lara Jean. A girl who writes love letter to all the boys she likes in secret. One day the letters are taken from her secret hiding place and mailed to all the boys. Lara Jean finds that good things can come from such an awkward situation as she is confronted by the boys she loved before. 

Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne is the second book in the Midnight Thief series. The book will be released August 5, 2015. Midnight Thief tells the tale of Kyra and Tristam. Kyra is a strong young girl who joins an assassin society and Tristam is a young knight. Kyra is hesitant to join the assassins guild but she eventually does charmed by their leader. Tristam is fights Demon Riders after they killed his best friend. In a raid Kyra and Tristam meet and realize they might be each others only change at surviving the horrible event. As they begin to work together they learn a secret about Kyra's past that can change everything. 

I am very eager to read A Court of Thorns and Roses the first novel in a new series by Sarah J. Maas. The novel began as a Beauty And The Beast retelling that became its own original tale along the way. A Court of Thorns and Roses tells the epic story of nineteen year old Feyre. Feyre kills a wolf in the woods and a beast-like creature arrives to claim revenge. In retribution, Feyre is taken to the to the land of the fae where the beast-like creature named Tamlin. There Feyre's hatred begins to change and turn into love for him. As an evil shadow grows over the fae land Feyre must find a way to stop it and save Tamlin and the fae world.  

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard will be released February 10, 2015. The Red Queen  novel tells a story of a land divided by blood, Red blood and Silver blood. The Silver bloods are elite warriors with god-like powers, while the Red bloods are the commoners of the land. Mare Barrow is a Red blood girl that works for the Silver Palace. Mara believes that things will never change for the Red blood people. Until she discovered that she possess a dangerous power that can take the power away from the Silver bloods.  To cover that impossible fact that a Red blood can have power the king takes Mara and hides her as a Silver blood princess who is engaged to a Silver blood prince. In secret Mare helps the Red Rebellion rise.

Lastly, I can't wait for anything new that John Green creates in 2015. The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines , Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Co written with David Leviathan) and Let it Snow ( which consist of three holiday romance stories that intertwine together written with Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson) are all wonderful books. 

Other YA books I can't wait to read: Six YA Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2015.