Gift cards are the greatest, they are like free money. Think of all the books you could be getting with all that free money! BUT WAIT. Don’t spend that ca-ash just yet. Hoard those gift cards, book lovers, because there are a lot of great YA books you’ll want to save your money for.
The best part about this list is these are all either standalone novels or debut series. No sequels, prequels or threequels here!
1.Red Queen by Victoria AveyardBuy it from Amazon
If the cover alone isn’t enough to make you pre-order then the premise will: Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?
2.Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliBuy it from Amazon
“Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda masterfully explores and challenges identity in a way that’s wildly funny, universal, and grammatically correct. My only gripe is that I wish this book had been published when I was a teen in need of the guidance found in these pages. Simon Spier for President!” —Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not
3.An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirBuy it from Amazon
Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.
4.A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasBuy it from Amazon
This is a sexy and very mature new series from the author of Throne of Glass that blends the Beauty and the Beast tale with faerie lore!
5.Vanishing Girls by Lauren OliverBuy it from Amazon
We are obsessed with all things Lauren Oliver. We got hooked on Before I Fall, then fell in love with the Delirium series and our eternal love was solidified with Panic. Now we can’t wait for the world to read Vanishing Girls! In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.