YA books are more than just digestible, easy reads. They're often filled with rich scenery, involving characters, and inspiring quotes. This past year, we got a whole new crop of YA treasures from authors like Julie Murphy and Lauren Oliver. There are thrillers, romances, mysteries, and stories of friendship and loss. Before you look ahead to next year's reading list, make sure you've checked out the best YA novels of 2014, and don't forget to check out the best books of 2014 and all our best of 2014 lists!
— Additional reporting by Laura Marie Meyers