courtesy of Owlcrate, NetGalley, and my own interests on Scribd.
I am forcing myself to choose only TWO recommendations from this category (insert see-no-evil monkey emoji here), so just know that this year I finally experienced Sarah J. Maas and would recommend you experience her as well...Meanwhile, I choose Heart of Iron and Sky in the Deep as my personal faves for young adult this year!
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young is a story for my soul (due to my slight obsession with medieval-esque settings and fierce females). With essence of Viking and war between clans, I loved the world-building Young did, and there was a Romeo-and-Juliet-like romance that made my heart ache. The ending felt clipped, but I recently found out she's releasing another novel in the same world (which should hopefully tie up some loose ends), so I would most definitely recommend this book regardless!
courtesy of Scribd and GNI recommendations.