As you probably already know, I’m not a very big Young Adult reader. That’s what I have associate reviewers for! 😉 There’s just something about reliving high school and crushing on a fictional guy that’s half my age that feels wrong. Plus, it’s difficult to get my smut fix from YA. LOL So this week I’m asking you to recommend your favourite YA books to me because there are some great ones out there, I just need to find ’em!
That being said, lately I have been reading more Young Adult books than usual; I even gave a New Adult novel a try (go me) and I’m not afraid to admit it, I LOVED IT! I’m talking about Alpha Girl by Kate Bloomfield in case you’re curious. Anyway, this post is supposed to be about YA not NA so this week, my Young Adult recommendation to you is…
I’m not a big YA reader either but here are a few I’ve read and enjoyed.
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole – LOVED! (can’t wait for the 2nd book in Oct)
Shade trilogy by Jeri Smith-Ready (still need to read the last one)
I’m currently reading Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep.
I watched the first Hunger Games movie; does that sound? 😉
I actually really liked the gothic Dark Companion by Marta Acosta and The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder and Scarlet) by Marissa Meyer.
Cool, thanks for the recommendations!
I have Cinder and Scarlet on my library audio wish list. I hear they are great listens.
I agree with Jennifer, you need to check out Poison Princess by Kresley Cole and I really like Darynda Jones’ Darklight series. I have A.G. Howard’s Splintered downloaded but haven’t started it yet.
I’ve heard really good things about Poison Princess so maybe I’ll give it a try and I listened to Splintered earlier this year (it’s really good!).
I’m very picky with my YA choices. I also loved Vampire Academy and Poison Princess (I hear audio is amazing) and I will add the following:
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
The Program by Suzanne Young
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Seems like Vampire Academy is today’s go-to recommendation. Another one of the list…
Since you love Kelley Armstrong you should definitely check out her YA series. I’m going to have to look at your Goodreads to see what other ones you’ ve read.
I have a bunch of her YA books on my shelves; how horrible is that? I haven’t even read my fav author’s YA titles. Bad Carmel!
The Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine is right up your alley, no werewolves, but the non stop action and suspense make the the books impossible to put down. Great audio-books Let me know when you’re ready, I’ll send you the first book 🙂
You always make awesome recommendations so I most definitely will be e-mailing you in the future about the first book! 🙂
Another series on my library audio wish list.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor is probably my YA favourite! Hvam narrated it, and she did a super job.
I’m enjoying Hvam narration of the Jane Yellowrock series so this would be great for me. Thanks!
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Between the Lines series by Tammara Webber
Shade series by Jeri Smith-Ready
All fantastic with electric romance!
Dully noted, thanks! 🙂
I’ve seen Alpha Girl around the place. It looks really good.
If you’re still looking for YA, try the Spellbound trilogy by Nikki Jefford. She’s an awesome author.
I was surprised by how much I liked it. When I read student/teacher relationship in the blurb I was like eew? But, it actually wasn’t as crazy as I thought it’d be.
My book BFF keeps making me borrow her YA books and I keep getting surprised by how much I actually enjoy them.
Definitely the VA series. It was a little confusing at first and I hated the main character, but she eventually matured and I fell in love with the series.
Cinder by Marrisa Meyer
I really enjoyed Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer, but I haven’t read the rest of the series yet.
I’ve also heard amazing things about the Lux series (my friend pretty much devoured the books in a few days), but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.
You’re shaping up to be quite the YA connoisseur! Thanks for the recommendations.
For YA I tend to gravitate toward more fantasy/action stories rather than straight romance. Partials by Dan Wells is great, so is the 5th Wave!
5th Wave is all over the internet; I’m surprised that no one recommended this one sooner!
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – It’s YA but definitely intended for an older YA audience.
Thanks! If I’m going to read YA, I definitely prefer it to be fairly mature.
Grave Mercy, Dark Triumph, 5th Wave, Sea of Tranquility, Shatter Me Trilogy
That’s quite the list! Thanks Kinda! :p