Full of humor and references to great movies, this book will speak to readers who enjoy realistic fiction and smart, funny, honest characters.
The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge
This book is an interesting blend of historical fiction and fantasy, and it makes you think about how restricted women were not so very long ago.
This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
For fans of The Walking Dead and those who like psychological thrillers as much as they like scary stories. If you like zombie books, you might also try Rot & Ruin (and its sequels) by Jonathan Maberry and the Forest of Hands and Teeth (and its sequels) by Carrie Ryan.
With winning characters, particularly the delicious love interest, Jack, a focus on art, and San Francisco in the background, this is my favorite YA romance read of 2016 (so far).