1. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Any book that is billed as Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast immediately goes to the very top of my TBR list. We don't even have to talk about how beautiful the cover is. It's right there, you can see it for yourself.
2. Infinite (Newsoul #3) by Jodi Meadows
The final book in the Newsoul trilogy. Only own the first one, still need this one and the second one.
#3. Unhinged (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard
Yet another YA series retelling the classic children's story, Alice in Wonderland. This one looks worth the read, however, if only because of the magnificent covers.
#4. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hayley Kincain has been on the road for the past five years with her father, Andy, who struggles with PTSD after he served in the Iraq war.
#5. No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
A YA mystery that is said to be like the film Fargo in book form.
#6. Defy (Defy #1) by Sara B. Larson
A YA fantasy that follows a girl who must disguise herself as a boy to serve in the king's army. Kind of sounds like Mulan, which I love.
#7. I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe
A historical novel that follows a woman who disguises herself as a man to fight alongside her husband in the American Civil War.
#8. On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee
A science fiction novel written by a critically-acclaimed literary great.
#9. Evertrue (Everneath #3) by Brodi Ashton
The last book in the Everneath trilogy, a series based on the Hades and Persephone myth.
#10. All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
A Canadian novel about a powerful bond between a boy and a bear cub. (A lot of Canadian fiction features bears. Don't ask me why.)
#11. Dreams of the Golden Age (Golden Age #2) by Carrie Vaughn
The second book in a sci-fi series that features superheroes.
#12. Pandemic (Infected #3) by Scott Sigler
The conclusion to Sigler's Infected trilogy, about an alien infection that destroys humanity.
#13. A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor
In a not-too-distant future, where giant fast-food corporations rule the world, one Neetsa Pizza employee is forced to go outside. And that's where the trouble starts.
#14. Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!: A World Without World War I by Richard Ned Lebow
It's a little hard to categorize this book. Historical fiction? Alternative history? Anyways, no matter what you call it, a book that speculates what the world would be like if there was no First World War has gotta be interesting.
#15. The Emperor's Blades (Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley
The first book in a new high-fantasy series that is said to rival Game of Thrones.
#16. Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
Ishmael Beah's 2007 memoir, A Long Way Gone, was a harrowing account of his years as a child soldier. This is his first novel.
#17. Indexing by Seanan McGuire
An urban fantasy that features an agency that protects the world from fairy tales. Sounds like a mix between Once Upon a Time and Fables.
#18. A Darkling Sea by James Cambias
Alien cultures collide in this first-contact science fiction novel.
#19. Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh
Set in a future dystopian New York City, a garbageman named Spademan decides to become a hitman. Man.