Thursday, May 13, 2010

Top Ten Picks: Favorite Young Adult Novels

Top 10 Picks is hosted each week by Jillian @ Random Ramblings. This week’s topic is books you the top ten worst books you have ever read. *I'm actually a few weeks late in posting this!* Make sure to you stop by to see her list!
This was a particularly difficult topic for me, as YA is one of my top favorite genres! :P

1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Carcia and Margaret Stohl

An original, raw story. This was one book that once I started, I just could not set down! It was rather interesting to read it from a guy's perspective. I highly recommend it! (My review)

2. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

A lovely fairy tale. I just fell into this one and was totally captivated until I reached the last page! I can not wait to read the next book in the series! (My review)

3. Incarceron by Catherin Fisher

I simply could not get enough of this book. The world Fisher created is beyond captivating! I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series! :D (My review)

4. All Unquiet Thigns by Anna Jarzab

This book was recommended to me before I had even heard of it. Such a fantastic book! This one had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! Great for mystery lovers! (My review)

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ok, if you haven't read this one yet, you REALLY need to! Easily in my top 10 of all time! (My review)

6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Ok, now that you have read The Hunger Games, you need to read Catching Fire. These are books that will haunt you for the rest of your life! (My review)

7. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Now you all -knew- that I had to get some Gaiman in, right? This fabulous dark fairy tale is well worth every penny! (My review)

8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

This is one of the first science fiction books that I ever read, like back in 6th grade. It really stayed with me. I finally re-read it last year along with the second book in the series. I still plan on finishing the last 2 books. (My review)

9. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

So, I just finished this not to long ago. However, I knew once I picked it up, it was going to be in my top ten! Just fabulous! I loooove the world Cashore created! I highly recommend this for all readers! (My review)

10. Fire by Kristin Cashore
Another beautifully written story by Cashore! I just love her books! I can not wait until Bitterblue is released! (My review)

11. The Morganville Vampire Series
Number eleven? What?! This is supposed to only be top ten! I said earlier this is one of my favorite I picked 10 books, and one series. It counts, right?! :P Rachel Caine is one of my all time favorite authors. Her Morganville Vampire Series is beyond outstanding. I know I didn't give the last book a stellar rating, but on a whole, I just adore these books. If you haven't already picked them up, you really should give them a try! (My reviews)


  1. I want to read All Unquiet Things. It sounds great.

    Nice list you have here. I am ashamed to admit that I have not read The Graveyard Book.

  2. All Unquiet Things is SUCH a great book! :)

    Thanks for the comment love! The Graveyard Book is also fantastic! I do hope you pick it up! :)

  3. Cool list. You've given me some titles to look in to.

  4. Love the covers of those books. I havent read any of them, but some of them are on my tbrlist. :)

  5. @Juju
    Yay! Let me know what you think, if you decide to pick any up! :)

    Aw, thanks love! Looking forward to your reviews of them! :)

  6. i've read three of your eleven (Beautiful Creatures, Iron King and Hunger Games) with another four of your list on my wishlist or TBR pile.

    i would have to add If I Stay, Luna and The Adoration of Jenna Fox to my list, i think. all of those were very relevant and powerful books that i've come across in the YA genre.

  7. @Little Reader
    Oooh! Which ones are on your tbr list? I agree with The Adoration of Jenna Fox. It alllmost made the list! I still have to read If I Stay. Luna doesn't ring a bell to me...

  8. Well.. it's official: My TBR list is out of control.
    Since I have only read The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, The Graveyard Book, and A Wrinkle in Time. The rest? I've heard so much great things about them, that now I just put them on hold at our local library. Hmm.. so many books, so little time!

  9. @Jillian
    Hahaha!!! I know, my tbr list is crazy as well! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did! :)

  10. Incarceron, All Unquiet Things and The Graveyard book are all on my wishlist.

    i have Catching Fire on my shelf but i'm holding off on reading it until closer to the release date for Mockingjay.

  11. Great list! I've only read 4 books on your list, but I'm dying to check many of the others out!

  12. @Lisa
    I sincerly believe you would enjoy all of those! :) Smart plan on Catching Fire! I am on pins and needles for Mockingjay's release!

    @YA Vamps
    Yay! Let me know what you think of them! :)