I suffered from dystopian burn-out a bit this year, but still discovered some fantastic new series.
Near the start of the year I reviewed The Blemished, the first in talented indie author Sarah Dalton's trilogy. I'll have to pick up the other two books at some point soon!
Another fantastic indie author I discovered this year is Samantha Durante, whose Stitch trilogy is a unique combination of dystopian and paranormal elements!
Susan Kaye Quinn imagines a fascinating version of the future in Open Minds, first in the Mindjacker trilogy - a future where mind-reading is normality!
Two more dystopian series which do something different are Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking (I plan to buy the other two books in the trilogy soon!) and Blood Red Road by Moira Young.
In the realm of sci-fi, by far my favourite book has to be All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill - possibly the best time travel YA book I've read!
I also discovered the sci-fi romance novels of Jennifer L. Armentrout, an author I especially admire for publishing an insane amount of novels in a short space of time - and said novels being completely addictive!
And finally, I absolutely loved World After, the sequel to Angelfall. Seriously - of all these books, it's the one I'd definitely say, 'Buy it now!'.