Summer is a great time to catch up and delve deep into some of the best recent Young Adult fiction novels on the market. Not sure which one’s for you? We picked some of our favourites and matched them with some binge-worthy shows you’re probably obsessed with…
1. If you like Black Mirror: Heartstream by Tom Pollock
Two gripping and unsettling visions of the near-future can be found in Tom Pollock’s novel Heartstream – about a streaming app that leads a young woman into a horrifying situation. You’ll love this if Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s anthology series about technology gone haywire, is your go-to.
2. If you like Game of Thrones: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare expands her series with Ghosts of the Shadow Market – a collection of short stories set in the Shadowhunter universe. After you’ve read the book, dive into the fun, award-winning Shadowhunters, the TV adaptation of the series that ran for three seasons and one epic two-part finale.
3. If you like Sorry to Bother: I will not be erased by gal-dem
Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays about growing up from gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, created by women and non-binary people of colour. It’s the perfect companion to Boots Riley’s satirical directorial debut Sorry to Bother You, about a young black man who adopts a white accent in order to succeed at his call-centre job.
4. If you like Dear White People: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Powerful and restless, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is both a remarkable novel and a stunning film about race and police brutality in 21st Century America. There’s no way you won’t love this if Dear White People is your favourite TV show.
5. If you like Empire: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
The follow up of The Hate You Give The Come Up, tells a story of similar power, following sixteen-year old rapper Bri who reluctantly becomes an overnight internet sensation. A must for anyone who has binge-watched Empire.