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Best YA of the Year (So Far) Giveaway

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Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

This has been an excellent year for young adult books, and we want to give you $500 of 2018’s best, hand-picked by our own former YA librarian Associate Editor Kelly Jensen. To enter, just sign up for What’s Up in YA, our twice-weekly newsletter about YA and YA news, new releases, and reading recommendations, also written by Kelly! See the full prize list below!


Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevado

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Save The Date by Morgan Matson

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Furyborn by Claire LeGrand

Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

The Radical Element edited by Jessica Spotswood

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

The Girl in the Grove by Eric Smith

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

White Rabbit by Caleb Rohrig

All Out edited by Saundra Mitchell

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi

For Every One by Jason Reynolds

Votes for Women by Winifred Conkling

How I Resist edited by Maureen Johnson

Just complete the form below to enter. Entries are open to residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories) and will be accepted until 11:44:59 pm, July 31st, 2018. Winner will be randomly selected. Complete rules and eligibility requirements available here.

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