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2015 five star YA reads

I tried to do a top ten post but I really couldn't. Instead here are all my five star YA reads of the year. They are all books I adored over the last 12 months. Done in read order because I can't rank them at all.

The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
I loved this book. I read it on one sitting and adored every page. It is truly just a beautiful, yet sad, book which I cannot recommend enough.

We are all made of Molecules
We are all made of molecules is simply brilliant. I love all the characters and it was enough book I devoured in a matter of hours.

Other Girl by Nicole Burstein
I thought this book was brilliant. So funny and it really appealed to my geeky side far more than it probably should have. I loved it.

This is not a love story by Keren David
Above all this book made me want to visit Amsterdam. Or go whole hog and live in Amsterdam. I loved the story and the characters and now desperately want more Keren David's to read.

The Beloved by Alison Rattle
Alison's books are very me. I love the way she tells historical fiction and I devour her books within hours.

Monster by CJ Skuse
Boy I loved Monster. I love boarding school stories and this was twisty and turny and made me want to not put it down for one second as I needed to know what happened next.

Remix by Non Pratt
I love Non. I love her books. I adored this. Funny and heartfelt and generally just brilliant. I want more Non books already.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
This book appealed to my Nashville / Taylor Swift obsession. I loved it. I want to read sequel after sequel for the rest of time.

Lorali by Laura Dockrill
Laura Dockrill is one of Life's wonderful people. I love her outlook on the world and I loved this. It was funny and quirky but packs a punch at the end.

One by Sarah Crossan
This book is told in verse. I didn't think I liked those sort of books but this proved me so wrong. The story is fascinating and it is so so brilliantly told. Truth be told this is probably my book of the year.

The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew
I was worried about this book. I really liked Julie's previous book but was worried that I wouldn't like it because I studied Nazi Germany at Uni and can get cross if alternative history is done badly. Thankfully it was awesome and one of those books you just need to read.

Birdy by Jess Vallance
I really loved this book. It's twisted and creepy and a cracking portrayal of a messed up toxic teen friendship.

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
 I adored this book because of Jack. Jack is wonderful. I couldn't get enough of him and his relationship with Beatrix

The Next Together by Lauren James
If you love historical fiction you'll love this. If you love time travel books you'll love this. I loved every page.

The Lost and Found by Cat Clarke
I love Cat's books and this was as brilliant as I hoped. It's fast paced. It kept me guessing all the way through meaning I didn't want to put it down once.

Unbecoming by Jenny Dowham
Another brilliant read. I loved how it looked at three generations of the same family and delved into the relationships between them all.

Am I normal yet by Holly Bourne
This book is perfect in the way it really highlights the way in which some teens have to deal with mental illness in quite a hidden way. I thought it was brilliantly done.

Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally

Another one which appealed to my Nashville / Swifty obsession. I loved it

All of the above by James Dawson
I adore James's books.This one is brilliant. I love the diversity it portrays and how it explores the fluidity of teen sexuality

Asking For It by Louise O'Neill
Not an easy read by any stretch of the imagination but a really important one. I want to buy this for everyone.

Counting Stars for Keris Stainton
I love Keris's book and this book is fab. It is a perfect example of what I think New Adult should be.

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
I loved this book entirely. It isn't out until 2016 and it is well worth the wait. I loved the friendship portrayed within the story.

Front Lines by Michael Grant
Another 2016 release. Another alternative history done brilliantly well.

How not to disappear by Clare Furniss
Another awesome 2016 release. It is so so so good. I liked it for much the same reasons I like Jenny Downham's unbecoming as it had the same feel whilst being completely different in its own right.

In order to not make this list ridiculous I have left out rereads, Adult five star reads, MG five star reads, Not first book in a series five star reads, Only featured each author once but in case you were interested I also loved Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens, Spotlight on Sunny by Keris Stainton, Pea's book of holidays, Demolition Dad by Phil Earle, In a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware, Oh Obviously by Laura Dockrill, Darkest Night by Will Hill, George by Alex Gino, After the last dance by Sarra Manning, Lily and the Christmas Wish