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A year in books. 2014 Young Adult book releases to look out for


From fantasy and thrillers to real life and books that’ll have you crying with laughter, Maximum Pop! rounds-up the biggest YA releases of 2014 so you never miss your favourite words. Browse the best titles from all the big book publishers and star authors, and click through to amazon.co.uk to pre-order.

MP! BOOK CLUB
Each month we choose one fantastic book and champion it as the MP! Book Club title. Free chapters, author Twitter take overs, reviews and give ways. Plus you can join in too, with You Review. We’ve marked our Book Club titles below.

Book title, author, publisher

JANUARY

  • ‘The Almost Girl’, Amalie Howard, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Shadowplay’,  Laura Lam, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Half My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets’, J A Buckle, Curious Fox

FEBRUARY

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘Unhinged’, Abrams & Chronicle
  • ‘The Finisher’, David Baldacci, Macmillan
  • ‘Speechless’, Mira Ink
  • ‘Black Dog’, Rachel Neumeier, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘The Seers’, Julianna Scott, Strange Chemistry
  • Grace and the Guiltless, Erin Johnson, Curious Fox

MARCH

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘Split Second’, Simon & Schuster
  • ‘Far From You’, Indigo
  • ‘The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare’, M. G. Buehrlen, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Emilie and the Sky World’, Martha Wells, Strange Chemistry

APRIL

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘Rebecca Newton and the Sacred Flame’, Oak Tree Press
  • ‘Hate’, Alan Gibbons, Indigo
  • ‘Echo Boy’, Matt Haig, Random House
  • ‘Deadfall’, Chris Ryan, Random House
  • ‘Promise Not To Tell’, Jennifer McMahon, Indigo
  • ‘Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Greek’, Puffin
  • ‘Bruised’, paperback, Sarah Skilton, Amulet
  • ‘High & Dry’, Sarah Skilton, Amulet
  • ‘Going Over’,  Beth Kephart, Chronicle Books
  • ‘Always Emily’, Michaela MacColl, Chronicle Books
  • ‘Stolen Songbird’, Danielle Jensen, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Under Nameless Stars’, Christian Schoon, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Dangerous’, Shannon Hale, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Goddess’, Laura Powell, Bloomsbury
  • ‘The Geography of You and Me’, Jennifer E Smith, Headline
  • ‘Prisoner of Night and Fog’,  Anne Blankman, Headline

MAY

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘True Fire’, Quercus
  • ‘Where We Are’ paperback, One Direction, HarperCollins
  • ‘Love Lies and Lemon Pies’, Stripe
  • ‘Cuckoo Song’, Macmillan
  • ‘Brilliant’, Roddy Doyle, Macmillan
  • ‘Storm Chaser’, Sheila Rance, Indigo
  • ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, Puffin
  • ‘Breakable’, Puffin
  • ‘Now You See Me’, Emma Haughton, Usborne
  • ‘Feather Bound’, Sarah Raughley, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘The Wizard’s Promise’, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Mutant City’, Steve Feasey, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Poppy’, Mary Hooper, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Alex As Well’, Alyssa Brugman, Curious Fox
  • ‘The Worst Girlfriend in the World’, Sarra Manning, Little Brown
  • ‘Playlist for a Broken Heart’, Cathy Hopkins, Simon & Schuster

JUNE

  • BOOK CLUB: Resistance (Night School 4), Little Brown.
  • ‘City of Heavenly Fire’, Cassandra Clare, Walker
  • ‘One Wish’, Simon & Schuster
  • ‘The Country of Ice Cream Star’, Random House
  • ‘Otherbound’, Corinne Duyvis, Amulet Books
  • ‘Flora in Love – The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby’, Faber Children’s Books
  • ‘Lobsters’, Lucy Ivison, Chicken House
  • ‘Flashes’, Tim O’Rourke, Chicken House
  • ‘Midnight Cravings – Eternal Dead Series Book One’, Strebor Books International
  • ‘Ruin and Rising #3’, Leigh Bardugo, Indigo
  • ‘Pretty Little Liars: Toxic’, Sara Shepard, Harper Teen
  • ‘Graduation Day’, Joelle Charbonneau, Templar
  • ‘Wicked Games’, Sean Olin, Harper Teen
  • ‘License to Spill’, Lisi Harrison, Poppy
  • ‘Sometimes It Lasts’, Abbi Glines, Simon & Schuster
  • ‘(Don’t You) Forget About Me’, Kate Karyus Quinn, Harper Teen
  • ‘Smart’, Kim Slater, Macmillan
  • ‘Lies Like Love’, Puffin
  • ‘Teardrop’, Lauren Kate, Random House
  • ‘Grinder’, Niall Leonard, Random House
  • ‘Web of Darkness’, Bali Rai, Random House
  • ‘Hexed’, Michelle Krys, Random House
  • ‘Essence’, Lisa Ann O’Kane, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Chasing Stars’, Helen Douglas, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Fool Me Twice’, Mandy Hubbard, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Take Back The Skies’, Lucy Saxon, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Wish You Were Italian’, Kristin Raw, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Salvage’, Keren David, Little Brown
  • ‘Boy 21’, Matthew Quick, Headline
  • ‘Witch Hunt’ Ruth Warburton, Hachette Children’s
  • ‘Shut Out’ Kody Keplinger, Hachette Children’s

JULY

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘The Rain’, Virginia, Macmillan
  • ‘The Illusionists – Fearsome Dreamer’, Hot Key Books
  • ‘Dancing Jax: Fighting Pax’, HarperCollins Children’s Books
  • ‘Four: The Initiate: A Divergent Story’, HarperCollins
  • ‘The Mark of Cain’, Random House
  • ‘Only Remembered’, Random House
  • ‘Out of Tune’, Random House
  • ‘Believe Me, I’m Lying’, Random House
  • ‘Silver Shadows: A Bloodline Novel’, Richelle Mead, Razorbill
  • ‘Kalona’s Fall: A House of Night Novella’, Atom
  • ‘Sinner’, Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic Press
  • ‘Anywhere’, Jon Robinson, Puffin
  • ‘My Second Life’, Faye Bird, Usborne
  • ‘Some Fine Day’, Kat Ross, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Flirty Dancing’, Jenny Mclachlan, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Searching for Sky’, Jillian Cantor, Bloomsbury
  • ‘The Winner’s Curse’, Marie Rutkoski, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Shadow of The Wolf’, Tim Hall, David Fickling Books
  • ‘Close to the Wind’, Jon Walter, David Fickling Books

AUGUST

  • ‘Sick’ paperback, Tom Leveen, Amulet
  • ‘Yolo’, Lauren Myracle, Amulet
  • ‘Isla and the Happily Ever After’, Stephanie Perkins, Usborne
  • ‘Delete’, Kim Curran, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Crushed’, Eliza Crewe, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Apple and Rain’, Sarah Crossan,  Bloomsbury
  • ‘Better Than Perfect – A Wild Cards Novel’, Simone Elkeles, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Between the Lives’ Jessica Shervington, Hachette Children’s
  • ‘The Moment Collector’ Jodi Lynn Anderson, Hachette Children’s

SEPTEMBER

  • 100% official One Direction autobiography, One Direction, HarperCollins
  • Keith Richards picture book, Indigo
  • ‘Magisterium’, Cassie Clare & Holly Black, Random House
  • ‘The Manifesto on How to be Interesting’, Holly Bourne, Usborne
  • ‘A Curse of Ash and Iron’, Christine Norris, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Rabble’ by Rosie Best, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Heir of Fire’, Sarah J Maas, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Thirteen Chairs’, David Shelton, David Fickling Books
  • ‘The Boundless’, Kenneth Oppel, David Fickling Books
  • ‘AFTERWORLDS’, Scott Westerfeld, Simon Pulse
  • ‘Oh Yeah, Audrey!’, Tucker Shaw, Amulet
  • ‘Salt and Storm’, Kendall Kulper, Little, Brown
  • ‘The Mission’, Allen Zadoff, Hachett Childrens Book
  • ‘The 100 Society’, Carla Spradbery, Hodder Children’s Books
  • ‘The Witch of Salt and Storm’, Kendall Kulper, Orchard Books

OCTOBER

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘Sick’, Tom Leveen & ‘YOLO’, Lauren Myracle, Abrams & Chronicle, ‘Cure For Dreaming’, Cat Winters.
  • ‘The Spiritglass Charade – A Stoker & Holmes novel’, Colleen Gleason, Chronicle Books
  • ‘In the Shadow of Blackbirds’ paperback, Cat Winters, Amulet
  • ‘It’s a Wonderful Death’, Sarah J. Schmitt, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘An Angel Torched My Homework and Other Lies’, Miche Sipes, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Whisper the Dead’,  Alyxandra Harvey, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Work Experience’, Andy Mulligan, David Fickling Books

NOVEMBER

  • BOOK CLUB: Divergent Series, Veronica Roth, Harper Collins
  • ‘Waterfall’, Lauren Kate, Random House
  • ‘The Fallen Prince’, Amalie Howard, Strange Chemistry
  • ‘Stitching Snow’, R.C Lewis, HYPERION
  • ‘Am I Pretty Enough Yet?’, Julia Armstrong, Matador
  • ‘Shover The Whole Night Through’, Darragh McManus, Hot Key Books
  • ‘Cold Spell’, Jackson Pearce, Hachette

DECEMBER

  • ‘Eternal: Shadow Falls: After Dark’, C.C Hunter, St Martins Press

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