2016 YA Challenge – Read-To-Finish and Upcoming Releases
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  • January 12, 2016


Hey folks.

I am still playing catch-up from my writing project last month. Frankly, I should have had this post out six weeks ago, but I didn’t, so you get to help me now that we are actually IN 2016. Hoorah!

I’m combining the last two categories because, well…I can. So there.

* winks *

What I need from you, gentle readers, is to vote in each of the two categories for the top five books/series of your choice (even if you haven’t heard of half of them). Please add your votes to the comments below. I plan to read the first (one or two) winners in each category, adding these to my previous 2016 challenge winners.

To that end, let’s vote!


Read All the Books


– Basically, anything I once started that I would like to start again to finish –

Pawn by Aimee Carter (2 sequels – Captive and Queen)

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (5 sequels – City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire)

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (2 sequels – Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess)

A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford (2 sequels – A Touch Morbid and A Touch Menacing)

Matched by Allie Condie (2 sequels – Crossed and Reached)

The Foundling by D.M. Cornish (2 sequels – Lamplighter and Factotum)

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (3 sequels – Crescendo, Silence, Finale)

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (1 sequel – Dance of the Red Death)

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (2 sequels – Demon Glass and Spell Bound)

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (2 sequels – The Madness Underneath and The Shadow Cabinet)

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (2 sequels – Mortal Heart and Dark Triumph)

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (2 sequels – Darklight and Tempestuous)

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (2 sequels – Asunder and Infinite.

* * *Cinder by Marissa Meyer (3 sequels, 1 companion book, multiple short stories – Scarlet, Cress, Winter, and Fairest)

– Edit: Including Cinder is actually a mistake. I made this list up before the end of the year and then I finished the series. Please disregard this entry. –

Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien (2 sequels – Prized and Promised)

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (5 sequels – The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer, The Warlock, The Enchantress)

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (2 sequels – Star Cursed and Sisters’ Fate)

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow (4 sequels – Betrayals, Jealousy, Defiance, and Reckoning)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (2 sequels – Days of Blood and Starlight and Dreams of Gods and Monsters)

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (3 sequels – Pretties, Specials, and Extras)



UPCOMING RELEASES (that excite me)

Flawed by Celia Ahern

Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey

A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

Borderline by Michell Baker

Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Castner

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

The Reader by Traci Chee

Splintergate by Deborah Teramis Christian

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

The Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Front Lines by Michael Grant

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Shades of Darkness A.R. Kahler

Starflight by Melissa Landers

Seven Black Diamonds – Melissa Marr

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

A World Without You by Beth Revis

Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Skylighter by Becky Wallace

Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters


Thank you, once again, for helping me with this. And thanks to all who voted in the past. You are lovely you are, all of you!

I will be announcing all of the winners soon.

Happy reading, all!

– BP

– Follow the Reader –






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2016-01-13 17:45:11 Reply

Reread to Finish:
Strange Angels
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Born Wicked
City of Bones (I’d recommend stopping after the first three. The last two aren’t worth it, IMO)

Upcoming Releases:
A World Without You
Strange the Dreamer
Seven Black Diamonds
Front Lines

Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

2016-01-13 21:41:06 Reply

City of Bones
Hush Hush
Grave Mercy

Front Lines
Rebel of the Sands
Strange the Dreamer
A World Without You