Thursday, December 13, 2012

Book Recs: Young Adult Part 2

Last week I talked about ten young adult books that I love. This week I'm going to talk about seven more.

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he's found his other half until he blows it and realizes he has to get Noah back while everything is falling apart. It's a quick read with amazing voice and beautiful characters.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
In Beatrice's world everyone is divided into five factions, each with their own focus: Amity (peace), Abnegation (selfless), Dauntless (bravery), Erudite (intelligence), and Candor (honesty). When Tris turns sixteen it's time for her to decide where she wants to spend the rest of her life and the choice she makes surprises everyone, including herself. This is the first book in a trilogy and it's absolutely brilliant.

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
When Kendall's classmates start disappearing she has to push her problems aside and help to find her missing friends, even if it means teaming up with the one boy she shouldn't get close to. This is a beautifully written book with great characters, a real romance, and a huddle-under-the-covers creepy plot.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 
When Tessa crosses to England to find her brother, she's kidnapped by the Dark Sisters and is thrust into a world of Downwolders and Shadowhunters. Chased by the Magister because of a rare ability -- the power to transform into another person at will -- she takes refuge with Shadowhunters and finds herself torn between Jem and Will. Cassandra Clare is known for rounded characters, sizzling romances, and amazing plot twists. This book is no exception. It's the first in the Infernal Devices trilogy which may be my favorite series by her once Clockwork Princess comes out in March.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is the heart-wrending story of Lis, a young girl growing up in Nazi Germany. It's one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. 

Wake by Lisa McMann
For Janie, stepping into other people's dreams is a normal occurrence and one she's thoroughly sick of. Until she steps into a dream more terrifying than any she's seen before and she becomes more than an observer; she's a participant. This is the first book in the Dream Catcher trilogy. All three are absolutely brilliant. They're beautifully written books that grab hold and don't let go.

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
When Auden goes to spend the summer with her dad and his new family, she doesn't expect to find the life her overbearing mother has never allowed her to have or a kindred spirit in Eli, a fellow insomniac who lets her into his nighttime world. This is a very sweet book with a great romance and wonderful characters. It's a relatively quick read and a great book to curl up with on a rainy day.