Wintry reads for YA fans

The countdown to Christmas - and a glorious break from school, college, or work - has begun! We've put together our list of perfect winter reads that will get you in the mood to cosy up under your duvet and escape the frost outside.


What Light - Jay Asher
Is there a book more perfectly fitted to the festive season than What Light? Set largely on a Christmas tree lot, Jay Asher returns with his first standalone novel in eight years and it's a pure treat. Combining candy-cane-hot-chocolates, pine-scented scenery and snow-dusted romance, this is one to save for Christmas Eve and read in one big satisfying gulp.



I'll Be Home For Christmas - various authors
This brilliant anthology features some of our favourite YA authors, including Holly Bourne, Sita Bramachari, Juno Dawson, Non Pratt and more. Each copy sold means £1 goes to homeless charity Crisis - so you can know that you've done your bit to bring some festive cheer to those in need.


My True Love Gave To Me - edited by Stephanie Perkins
Why have one festive anthology when you can have two? Edited by Stephanie Perkins, My True Love Gave To Me is already becoming a perenial must-read for Christmas time! Twelve short stories feature romances inspired by the winter season, and by a host of authors that you won't want to miss including Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Holly Black and David Levithan. You'll be itching to dip back in between seasonal episodes of Friends


The Road to Ever After - Moira Young
Moira Young is known and loved for her award-winning dystopian series, the Dustlands trilogy, including Costa winner, Blood Red Road. She returns with an absolutely stunning new novel this Christmas - The Road to Ever After is for younger readers but will be loved by her young adult fans equally. A magical adventure about an unlikely friendship and an unforgettable journey, you'll finish this one feeling perfectly warmed.


...And A Happy New Year? - Holly Bourne

We loooooooove Holly Bourne's Spinster Club series and this New Year's novella is no exception. Once you've made your way through your festive pile, this short read perfectly wraps up the story of Evie, Lottie and Amber. One to read the day before getting read for your own New Year's Eve party - the cover alone will make you feel ready to sparkle and shine!




And that's it from us for the year! We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We've had a wonderful year in 2016 with you all, and promise lots more fun, frolics and features on our blog in 2017.