Winter is coming—and I don’t mean in a terrifying Game of Thronesway, but in a grab-your-hot-chocolate-and-let’s-cozy-up-in-front-of-the-fire-and-get-to-reading kind of way. Because I don’t know about you, but winter is one of my favorite seasons for reading. I don’t know if it’s the shorter days or the fact that cold weather makes me even more of a blanket-burrito hermit than usual, but either way, there’s nothing better on a cold winter’s day than a good book. And there are so many great books coming out in the next few months. So grab your hot cocoa and your favorite blanket, because these 10 winter YA books are definitely going to keep you busy—and entertained.
1.STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL BY ARWEN ELYS DAYTONBuy it from Amazon
Genetic manipulation and life extension—how do we create the perfect human specimen? These six interconnected short stories explore the lengths humans might go to remake ourselves and push the very definition of humanity to the brink.
2.IN AN ABSENT DREAM BY SEANAN MCGUIREBuy it from Amazon
The fourth book in the Wayward Childrenseries is all about Lundy, the eternally young therapist at Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. But how did she get to be that way? A doorway to a magical world built on logic and lies might seem like paradise at first, to a young girl who wants much more than to just become a housewife. But there is always a price to be paid at the goblin market, and as her time is running out Lundy makes the kind of deal that will cost her dearly.
3.BLACK ENOUGH: STORIES OF BEING YOUNG & BLACK IN AMERICA, EDITED BY IBI ZOBOIBuy it from Amazon
A new anthology edited by Ibi Zoboi, the bestselling author of American Street and Pride, about the experiences of black teens in America. Featuring stand out authors like Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles), Justina Ireland (Dread Nation), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), and Nic Stone (Dear Martin).
4.THE GIRL KING BY MIMI YUBuy it from Amazon
A tale of war and sisterhood. Lu and Min are heirs to their father’s Empire, but when he declares their male cousin as future Emperor instead, it sets the sisters down a path that could win back the throne…or cement them as deadly enemies. Because as Lu sets out to gather an army and Min is left behind to discover forbidden powers within herself, they are both pursuing the same goal. And ultimately, there can be only one Emperor.
5.ECHO NORTHBY JOANNA RUTH MEYERBuy it from Amazon
This fairy tale reimagining draws on the Norwegian tale “East of the Sun, West of the Moon,” and is set in a world inspired by 19th century Russia. When sixteen-year-old Echo makes a deal with a wolf to save her father, she finds herself living in a strange house below a mountain with her captor. She discovers an enchanted library and a stranger named Hal trapped inside it. But there is more to the wolf than Echo ever realized, and if she doesn’t find some way to solve the mystery, she, Hal, and the wolf may be lost forever.