This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the The YA Book Prize, which recognises great books for teenagers and young adults and aims to get more teens reading and buying books.

It is the first prize in the UK and Ireland to specifically focus on fiction for young adults. Organised by book trade magazine The Bookseller in partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival, the shortlist is selected by a team at The Bookseller and the winner is selected by a panel of expert and teenage judges, who are asked to pick the book they believe is the best-written and that they would be most likely to share with young adults.

The ten shortlisted titles are:

Gwen & Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher
LoveReading4Kids reviewer Lily Lindon says, "We absolutely ARE all in love with this delightful medieval queer romcom"

How to Die Famous by Benjamin Dean
LoveReading4Kids reviewer Amy McKay describes this novel as "An addictive, dark, queer thriller full of drama" 

Girl, Goddess, Queen by Bea Fitzgerald
"A Hades and Persephone fantasy romance from a growing TikTok superstar"

This Book Kills by Ravena Guron
"Set in an elite boarding school, this un-put-down-able murder mystery dazzles with whodunnit suspense and witty depth." says LoveReading4Kids reviewer Joanne Owen.

This is How You Fall in Love by Anika Hussain 
Joanne describes this books as "Cute, complicated and entertaining, this will-they-won’t-they? page-turner sees an endearing British-South-Asian teenager write her own real-life romcom script"

The First Move by Jenny Ireland
Another of Joanne's reviews describes this LoveReading4Kids Debut of the Month as "Romance, grief, mental health, living with a long-term condition - this romantic YA charmer has tremendous heart and depth"

Yours From the Tower by Sally Nicholls
"Set in the late nineteenth-century, this magnificent epistolary novel explores female friendship and social context with uplifting, thought-provoking verve" says LoveReading's Joanne.

HappyHead by Josh Silver
Reviewer Amy McKay says,"Happiness comes at the ultimate cost in this tense dystopia"

Every Exquisite Thing by Laura Steven
A feminist YA horror-thriller-romance retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Murder on a School Night by Kate Weston
Amy's review names this suspenseful thriller, "Midsummer Murders for the Netflix generation"

Last year's prize was won by When Our Worlds Collided by Danielle Jawando which was described by LoveReading4Kids reviewer Joy Court as "A powerful yet tender coming of age novel that unflinchingly tackles racism in justice and education"

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