The first book that I want to make you aware of is a new Star Wars book. It is Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray. If you have loved the Star Wars movies and the story that they portray, you will want to read this book. This is the story of the time after the Rebellion defeated the Empire, and Leia is finding her place as a powerful leader in the move toward peace in the galaxy.
Another new book on the YA shelves is unique in the fact that it includes illustrations. Genius by Leopoldo Gout draws the reader in as a mystery unfolds. The world is about to change and the participants in the game are being pulled in because they have to respond. The players are geniuses, and they are part of a revolution.
Two novels that follow the stories of the rich and famous are The Luxe by Anna Godbersen and The Selection by Kiera Cass. While the two stories are unique, they both reveal the struggle of those who are held up in front of others. The struggle is to get to and stay at the top without losing themselves in the pursuit.