A year in books. 2015 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 2015 so you never miss your favourite words. Browse the best titles from all the big book publishers and star authors, and click through to to pre-order.

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


  • BOOK CLUB: ‘Insurgent’ by Veronica Roth, Harper Collins
  • ‘Ensnared’ (Splintered series book 3), A. G Howard, Amulet
  • ‘Talon’ (Talon series book 1), Julie Kagawa, Mira Ink
  • ‘Vendetta’, Catherine Doyle, Chicken House
  • ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It’, Saci Lloyd, Hachette
  • ‘The Here & Now’, Ann Brashares, Hachette
  • ‘Arsenic for Tea’, Robin Stevens, Corgi Children
  • ‘The Storm’, Virginia Bergin, Macmillan
  • ‘The Door That Led to Where’, Sally Gardner, Hot Key Books
  • ‘Captive,’ A.J Grainger, Simon & Schuster
  • ‘Jekyll’s Mirror’, William Hussey, Oxford University Press
  • ‘Soonchild’, Russell Hoban, Walker
  • ‘Scarlet Ibis’, Gill Lewis, Oxford University Press
  • ‘Ratburger’, David Walliams, Harper Collins
  • ‘The New Patrol: Liam Scott’, Andy McNab, Corgi Children’s
  • ‘Department 19: Zero  Hour’, Will Hill, Harper Collins
  • ‘Picture Perfect (Geek Girl)’, Holly Smale, Harper Collins
  • ‘Playlist For The Dead’, Michelle Falkoff, Harper Teen
  • ‘The Last Leaves Falling’, Sarah Benwe, Definitions


  • BOOK CLUB: ‘The Dolls’, Kiki Sullivan, Usborne
  • BOOK CLUB: ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’, Mario Routi, Oak Tree Press
  • ‘Strung’, Joss Stirling, Oxford University Press
  • ‘The Sin Eater’s Daughter’, Melinda Salisbury, Scholastic Press
  • ‘Unspeakable’, Abbie Rushton, Atom
  • ‘Gifted’, Donald Hounam, Corgi Children’s
  • ‘SEEKER’, Arwen Dayton, Corgi Children’s
  • ‘The One Safe Place’, Tania Unsworth, Indigo
  • ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped A Lot’, Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter, Red Fox
  • ‘Infinity Drake: The Sons of Scarlatti’, John McNall, Harper Collins
  • ‘Spook’s: A New Darkness’, Joseph Delaney, Red Fox

MARCH 2015

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘Allegiant’, Veronica Roth, Harper Collins
  • ‘Under My Skin’, James Dawson, Hot Key Books
  • ‘Half Wild’, Sally Green, Penguin
  • ‘Game Changer’, Tom Bowler, Oxford University Press

APRIL 2015

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’, Paige McKenzie, Macmillan
  • ‘Rogue (Talon series book 2), Julie Kagawa, Mira Ink
  • ‘An Island of Our Own’, Sally Nicholls, Scholastic Press
  • ‘A Flash of Blue’, Maria Farrer, Scholastic Press
  • ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’, Jandy Nelson, Walker
  • ‘Othergirl’, Nicole Burstein, Andersen
  • ‘True Face: Be Real. Be Fearles. Be You!’, Siobhan Curham, Faber Children’s Books
  • ‘The Almost King’, Lucy Saxon, Bloomsbury
  • ‘There Will Be Lies’, Nick Lake, Bloomsbury
  • ‘One Thing Stolen’, Beth Kephart, Abrams & Chronicle
  • ‘My Smoky Bacon Crisp Obsession’, J. A. Buckle, Curious Fox
  • ‘Seed’, Lisa Heathfield, Egmont
  • ‘All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully’, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Little Brown
  • ‘The Girl at Midnight’, Melissa Grey, Little Brown

MAY 2015

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘The Talon Saga’, Julie Kagawa, Mira Ink.
  • BOOK CLUB: ‘Second Chance Summer’, Morgan Matson, Simon and Schuster
  • ‘Better Left Burried’, Emma Haughton, Usbourne
  • ‘The Last Summer of Us’, Maggie Harcourt, Usbourne
  • ‘Liberty’s Fire’, Lydia Syson, Hot Key Books
  • ‘Paperweight’, Meg Haston, Hot Key Books
  • ‘This Is Not a Love Story’, Keren David, Little Brown
  • ‘The Lie Tree’, Frances Hardinge, Macmillan
  • ‘The Rise and Fall of the Gallivantars’, M J Beaufrand, Abrams & Chronicle
  • ‘Elena Vanishing’, Elena / Clare Dunkle, Abrams & Chronicle
  • ‘VELVET: A Swoon Novel by Temple West’, Temple West, Macmillan
  • ‘Nowhere but Here’, Katie McGarry, Harlequin
  • ‘City of Fae’, Pippa DaCosta, Bloomsbury

JUNE 2015

  • BOOK CLUB: ‘Finding Audrey’, Sophie Kinsella, Penguin Random House.
  • ‘My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend’, Eleanor Wood, Macmillan
  • ‘Night School: Endgame’, C.J. Daugherty, Little Brown
  • ‘Almost Grace’, Rosie Rowell, Hot Key Books
  • ‘Jessica Cole Catwalk Criminal’, Sarah Sky, Scholastic Press
  • ‘P.S. I Still Love You’, Jenny Han, Scholastic Press
  • ‘Arena 13’, Joseph Delaney, Penguin Random House
  • ‘Fuzzy Mud’, Louis Sachar, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Hello, I Love You’, Katie Stout, St. Martin’s Griffin
  • ‘The Stars Never Rise’, Rachel Vincent, Harlequin
  • ‘There Will Be Lies’, Nick Lake, Bloomsbury

JULY 2015

  • ‘The Accident Season’, Moira Fowley-Doyle, Penguin Random House
  • ‘Poppy in the Field’, Mary Hooper, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Bomber’, Paul Dowswell, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Paper Towns Film Tie-in’, John Green, Bloomsbury
  • ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’, Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls’, Lynn Weingarten, Egmont
  • ‘The Here & Now’, Ann Brashares, Hachette
  • ‘The Young World’, Chris Weitz, Little Brown
  • ‘Landline’, Rainbow Rowell, Orion Books
  • ‘Deceptive’, Emily Lloyd-Jones , Little Brown
  • ‘The Mime Order’, Samantha Shannon, Bloomsbury


  • ‘Never Always Sometimes’, Adi Alsaid, Harlequin
  • ‘Found’, Harlan Coben, Orion Books
  • ‘Sunkissed’, Jenny McLachlan, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Another Day’, David Levithan, Egmont
  • ‘Everything Everything’, Nicola Yoon, Corgi Children
  • ‘Twist’, Tom Grass, Orion Books
  • ‘One’, Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Concentr8’, William Sutcliffe, Bloomsbury


  • ‘The Secret Fire’, CJ Daugherty, Little Brown
  • ‘Tonight The Steets Are Ours’, Leila Sales, Farrar Straus Giroux
  • ‘The Tattooed Heart’, Michael Grant, Egmont


  • ‘The Hunger Games’, Suzanne Collins, Scholastic Press
  • ‘The Bombs That Brought Us Together’, Brian Conaghan, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Miss Petitfours and Her Cats’, Anne Michaels, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Paper Towns’, John Green, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Throne of Glass 4’, Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury
  • ’13 Minutes’, Sarah Pinborough, Orion Books


  • ‘Boy 23’, Jim Carrington, Bloomsbury
  • ‘What We Left Behind’, Robin Talley, Harlequin


  • ‘Apple and Rain’, Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Soulprint’, Megan Miranda, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Conspiracy Girl’, Sarah Alderson, Simon & Schuster
  • ‘Love Bomb’, Jenny McLachlan, Bloomsbury
  • ‘The Winner’s Crime’, Marie Rutkoski, Bloomsbury
  • ‘Dance of Fire’, Yelena Black, Bloomsbury

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