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The Best Recent Young Adult Books  

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List Rules Books written for young adults only, published within the last five years. Vote up the very best.

Here is the list of the best recent young adult books, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. Popular young adult novels like The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent series are all included, but you will also find new and lesser known YA books on this list. Be sure to vote for the young adult books you like the most, vote down any that you didn't like -- and please, add any that might be missing, but make sure they were published within the last five years. 

The young adult genre has been very popular due to great authors like Veronica Roth, John Green, and R. J. Palacio. Recently, more and more of these YA novels are also being adapted into movies and even film franchises, which only increase the popularity of these bestselling titles. With the success of blockbusters like The Hunger Games, fans of young adult fiction should expect to see more of their favorite books as film adaptations. 

Although young adult books are written for teenagers, the themes covered in these novels  relate to readers of all ages. While YA novels usually involve love, teen romance, and growing up, these books also deal with more serious issues like drug abuse, domestic abuse, and depression. Filled with humor, thrills, and drama, the young adult genre is constantly growing popular with teens.

Vote for your favorite recent young adult book. You can also re-rank this list in any order you want!  

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The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
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Insurgent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-05-01
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P.S. I Still Love You is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
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Wonder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-02-14
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City of Lost Souls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-05-08
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Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2013-01-29
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Cinder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-01-03
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Fangirl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2013-09-10
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The Selection is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-04-24
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Red Rising is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2014-01-28
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We Were Liars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
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Hopeless is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-12-19
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Eleanor & Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2013-02
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Aristotle and Dante Discover t... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
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The Darkest Minds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-12-18
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An Ember in the Ashes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
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I'll Give You the Sun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
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To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
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A Court of Thorns and Roses is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
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The Immortal Rules is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-04-24
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Since You've Been Gone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
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The False Prince is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-04-01
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Under the Never Sky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-01-30
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Obsidian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books
2012-05-08
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All the Bright Places is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Recent Young Adult Books