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Michelle's YA Book Shopping Guide

If you love YA books or you know someone who does and are looking for suggestions, I put together a list of great books to check out. I paired some up that go together and I also gave suggestions based on what you may have already read or what you like...

Michelle's YA Shopping Guide
Be someone's hero! Buy them some books!

Books that go together (Best of the Best):

For Anyone(Michelle's Picks):
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Team Jacob:
Dark Guardians Series by Rachel Hawthorne
Need by Carrie Jones
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Team Edward:
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block

Team Angel:
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Meridian by Amber Kizer

Team Faery:
Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Wings by Aprilynn Pike

Team Witch:
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Wicked Series by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
Three Witches by Paula Jolin

Team Ghost:
Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
Dead Girl Series by Linda Joy Singleton

Team Zombie:
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Generation Dead: Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters
Never Slow Dance With a Zombie by E. Van Lowe
You Are SO Undead To Me by Stacey Jay
Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

Team Human:
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen

Cute, Sweet and Magical(A perfect match):
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors

For the True Original:
Another Faust by Daniel & Dina Nayeri
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor
The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger

For the Independent Spirit (Strong Female Characters):
Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.Lockhart
Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King

For the Theater Lover:

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

For When Love Never Dies:
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Evermore by Alyson Noel
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Shadowland by Alyson Noel
Raven by Alison van Diepen

Books For Guys:
Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz (Book 8: Crocodile Tears JUST RELEASED!)
Candor by Pam Bachorz
Chronicles of Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer (Three books so far)
Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Petterson
Doom Machine by Mark Teague
Gone by Michael Grant
Hunger by Michael Grant
In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith
Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Maze Runner by James Dashner
Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Night Runner by Max Turner

Scary, Scary!!
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
Bonechiller by Graham Mcnamee
Devoured by Amanda Marrone
The Devouring by Simon Holt
Soulstice by Simon Holt
Sleepless by Thomas Fahy

If you Liked The Hunger Games, Read:
Candor by Pam Bachorz
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Maze Runner by James Dashner
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Winter's End by Jean Claude Mourlevat

If you Liked City of Bones:
Devil's Kiss by Sarwatt Chadda
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Betrayals by Lili St. Crow

If You Liked Wicked Lovely:
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

If You Liked A Great and Terrible Beauty:
Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle
Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen

If You Liked 13 Reasons Why:
**If I Stay by Gayle Forman** (One of my favorites!)
Crash Into Me by Albert Borris
Everafter by Amy Huntley
Hold Still by Nina LaCour

If You Like Fantasy:
Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Looking Glass Wars Series by Frank Beddor
Rampant by Daina Peterfreund

On Love and Loss:
Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley
Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell
September Sisters by Jillian Cantor
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Southern Gothic Stunners:
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Ruined by Paula Morris
Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore



( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 28th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
Nice choices! Do you care if I link this up on my book blog?
Nov. 29th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
That would be great. Thanks, Amber!

I'm thinking of making it a meme - highlight the ones you've read. I think Michelle would win, lol.
Nov. 29th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
No problem!

I went through and counted and I've only read 13 out of the list. And there are 15 books listed that I own, but haven't read yet, lol
Nov. 29th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
No problem! That would be awesome :) I did this because I ended up saying ALL of this to the people I was helping in the store. It's so much easier to have a list handy!

Oh, and I added a few more. I forgot TEAM ZOMBIE...How could I do such a thing?
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
That is a fantastic list. Thanks.
Nov. 29th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Wow what a great list. I have only read 11 and can you believe it I don't own over half of this list. It surprised me. After the Holiday's I am going to have to really pick up my speed in reading. So many good books, so little time.
Nov. 29th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
As fast as I read, I STILL feel like I need to read faster! I have a ton of sequels to catch up on, a whole bunch of new books to read and a MASSIVE pile of ARCs, too!! I'm currently reading 3 at a time. But not at the SAME time, that would be silly.
Nov. 29th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
I really don't know where all of my time has gone this month. I think alot of it was getting my room ready for the new windows which still are not in or have a date. So reading has been put on the back burner. I was reading at lunch but now I have someone that sits with me so we talk so there goes that reading time.
Nov. 29th, 2009 06:24 am (UTC)
I'm so stoked about this list. I barely read any of these. I've been reading some stuff that came out the past couple of years and since there is NO English book store near me I live for lists like this. Thank you Amazon for your beautiful gift of kindle.
Nov. 29th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
I'm so glad I can help! I tried to pick books that people may not know about, you know, something different. I hope you enjoy the books!
Nov. 29th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Great lists!!! I've read many of them and plan to read more. I also just read LEVIATHAN which was very different and intriguing with great art drawings.
Nov. 29th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
This list is absolutely fabulous! I've only read 8 on this list so far - can't wait to add these for my 2010 reading challenges!

Heather @Ms_Blingammm on twitter
Nov. 30th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
You give the BEST YA recs eva! I never buy a YA without checking your blog anymore.
Jan. 14th, 2010 08:07 am (UTC)
i know this post is super old, but i still go by it today.
i go back to it for new reads and i finally finished if i stay.
i just wanted to say ty for putting it up here. if it werent for you, i wouldnt have discovered such a phenomenal book.
tyvm. take care! <3
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