Top Ten Books to Read if your book club likes YA #TTT
When I was deciding what Genre to go with, I immediately thought of UF or Paranormal. But I do lists for that ALL THE TIME. And the genre I read next most is probably YA. So here’s my list, mainly series, instead of just books, and there’s plenty of fantasy/paranormal still on this list!):
- Stolen Empire by Sherry D. Ficklin – This is a trilogy about Catherine the Great of Russia. It’s very fictionalized, but the threads of truth are well used and it’s oh oh so good!
- Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent. This is a series you need to listen to, because it’s narrated by the fabulous Amanda Ronconi. But the story is great so if you read it, that’s fine too. It’s about a Banshee (I forget the technical spelling) and it has reapers and demons to make it tons of fun! The last book in the series was phenomenal! There are like 1 or 2 books with a little more angst than I like but as a whole, it’s fabulous!
- The Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout. If you’ve ever been to a conference with me, you know I ADORE JLA. And I haven’t read half of her stuff because she writes so damn much! But this is one of my favorite series by her about gargoyles and demons. Really cool mythology going on there!
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Seriously if you haven’t picked up this series yet, you really must. It’s retellings of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White, but mixed together into one awesome Sci-Fi/dystopian storyline. Also amazing on audio!
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I’m a little behind on this series, but not because I don’t love it. Just because there’s too many books. I love this epic fantasy world and the kick ass assassin heroine. And the Fae!!
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. The poetic writing in this book won me over immediately. I wasn’t thrilled with the final book, but the rest were so good, it makes up for it for me.
- Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke. Another series I’m behind on. But I just loved the concept of this series – where every decision we make could have changed everything about our life. Those decisions exists in alternate worlds that some people can travel to. Her use of music is amazing in this too.
- Alienated by Melissa Landers. I haven’t read the most recent one yet, but I just love this Sci-Fi series (trilogy now I guess). It’s the story of an alien race and humans trying to get along, in part through an alien exchange program. I love the way it brings to the fore prejudice, hatred, and bullying.
- The Selection by Kiera Cass. Gah I loved the first three books in this series so much. The final two were a little bit of a let down, but really only because I was comparing them to the first three. Loved the dystopian world… it’s a soft dystopian with a bachelor like feel. And yet, I hate the bachelor, so I hate comparing it to that. You just have to read it to get it.
- Uninvited by Sophie Jordan. I almost didn’t put this one on the list because I HATED book 2. However, book 1 is fantastic. Original and fresh. Book 2 is a let down because of that originality. So just read book 1 and say “The End.” Because book 1 really is that good and you can be fine ending it there.
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