Publisher’s Weekly Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016: YA

And here are YA books to look forward to, according to Publisher's Weekly.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury, Sept.) - Maas brings readers back to the world of Aelin Galanthynius, formerly known as Celaena Sardothian, in this fifth addition to the bestselling series that began in 2012 with Throne of Glass. In this installment, Aelin works to regain the throne that is rightfully hers, but looming war won’t make this an easy quest for the onetime assassin.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel and Friends, Nov.) - Now that Meyer has finished giving fairy tale characters futuristic transformations in her Lunar Chronicles series, she turns her attention to another well-known figure from literature: the Queen of Hearts. Envisioned as a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Meyer’s standalone novel imagines the future queen’s life before any heads begin to roll.

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte, Nov.) - Yoon’s debut novel, Everything, Everything, arrived in 2015 to critical acclaim, and plans for a feature film based on the book are well underway, with casting news recently announced. Like that book, Yoon’s sophomore novel also centers on a “can this work?” romance, this time involving a girl whose family is threatened with deportation and a boy who has always toed the line.

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs (Dutton, Sept.) - Riggs’s first novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, heads to the big screen on September 30 in an adaptation directed by Tim Burton. For readers ready to further immerse themselves into Riggs’s world of strange and exceptionally talented individuals, this collections of stories of “peculiar” legend and lore should fit the bill.

What Light by Jay Asher (Razorbill, Oct.) - This is Asher’s first book since 2011’s The Future of Us, co-written with Carolyn Mackler, and his first solo novel since the phenomenon that was/is Thirteen Reasons Why. This story, a romance between a girl whose family runs a Christmas tree farm and a boy who has made some past mistakes, might be an ideal read for the holidays, though Asher’s fans may not opt to wait that long.

The link above also includes PW’s anticipated lists for Fall 2016 in picture books and middle grade.

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