Young Adult (YA) fiction has become increasingly popular over the years, and it’s no surprise that 2015 had its fair share of amazing novels. From dystopian worlds to coming-of-age stories, these YA novels have captivated readers of all ages. Here are some of the must-read YA fiction novels of 2015.
1. “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard
In a world divided by blood, Mare Barrow is a Red living in poverty until she discovers she has a powerful ability that could change everything. “Red Queen” is a thrilling blend of fantasy and action.
2. “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death and Violet Markey is living for the future. When they meet on the ledge of their school’s bell tower, they save each other in more ways than one.
3. “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir
In a brutal world inspired by ancient Rome, Laia, a slave girl, and Elias, a soldier, must fight for their freedom against corrupt leaders and dangerous enemies.
4. “The Rose Society” by Marie Lu
Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever and gained incredible powers in return. But as she becomes more ruthless in her quest for power, she risks losing everything she fought for.
5. “The Wrath & The Dawn” by Renée Ahdieh
In this retelling of “One Thousand and One Nights,” Shahrzad must uncover the secrets behind Khalid’s monstrous reputation or risk losing her own life.
YA fiction fans were treated to some amazing novels in 2015 that tackled complex themes such as power struggles, mental health issues, and societal inequalities while still being entertaining reads. From Victoria Aveyard’s fantastical world-building in “Red Queen” to Renée Ahdieh’s captivating storytelling in “The Wrath & The Dawn,” these novels showcase the power of YA fiction to spark imagination and empathy in readers. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, these must-read novels are sure to make you fall in love with the genre all over again.