I just finished reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth. If you’ve maybe been hiding under a rock for the past few years, Allegiant is the third installment in Roth’s Divergent trilogy, a thrilling series set in a dystopian Chicago where all citizens are separated into factions based on their most prevalent personality traits. Aside from causing a seemingly endless stream of tears, reading Allegiant has also gotten me thinking about what other books I’m most looking forward to, particularly in the young adult genre. So here are my most anticipated young adult books to be released (in order of release date, of course!):
- Going Rogue by Robin Benway (Also Known As #2) - January 14, 2014
- Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine #2) - January 14, 2014
- The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (The Fifth Wave #2) - May 6, 2014
- Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - May 13, 2014
- Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (The Diviners #2) - August 5, 2014
All of these books are sequels or, I guess, pseudo-sequels in the case of Isla and the Happily Ever After. It’s just so easy to get caught up in young adult series nowadays. They tend to be fast-paced, exciting, and romantic - a perfect storm to get readers wanting more. It’s hard to say which of these titles I’m MOST excited for, but if forced, I would probably choose Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray, the second book in The Diviners series. The Diviners was released in September 2012 and follows spunky teenager Evie O’Neill as she is sucked into a world of murder, evil, and supernatural abilities in 1920s New York City. I'm really excited to see what happens in Lair of Dreams after Evie goes public with her supernatural ability.
The first releases I'm looking forward to are in January of next year which seems too far off. I can't imagine waiting for August!