Lately I’ve started to really enjoy reading YA again, so here’s some of my favourites from both now and a few years back.
1. Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1) – Rachel Caine
I used to go mad over this series. It definitely played a massive role in my life and is my absolute top series.
Claire Danvers goes to college in Morganville – a quiet college town. She thinks her main problem is the bullies in the college, she never thinks that there’s something more sinister.
It’s more of a YA buddy series which is why I love it so much. It’s like being surrounded by friends every time I read one of the books, so I often find myself returning to it.
2. Flawed – Cecelia Ahern
This is where I originally discovered Cecelia Ahern, and I’m so grateful I picked this one up. Celestine is Perfect. She’s never stepped out of line, never done anything that even caused people to look at her. But then she helps a Flawed man, and finds herself in a battle. By attempting to help this man, an innocent act has made Celestine a Flawed. She must fight to try and carry on with her Perfect Life. Flawed is a YA Dystopia with a little bit of everything. It’s gripping and full of suspense and a brilliant read.
3. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
It’s been a few years since I read this but it’s still memorable.
Cath and Wren are sisters both going to university together. Cath is shy and spends most of her time writing fan fictions. Wren is the party-girl who loves going out and having fun – the exact opposite of Cath. Cath must learn how to live alone without always having her sister by her side and make her own friends.
I love that there’s bits of Cath’s fan fiction in here which later turned into the spinoff Carry On.
4. I Was Here – Gayle Forman
I’m a massive fan of Gayle Foreman so I had to include one of her books.
Cody’s best friend has committed suicide, and causes Cody to stumble through the following months. She learns more about her relationship with Meg, and gains an understanding of life and love.
This ones a very deep read for YA and it’s very serious. But I loved the take on mental health and it was one of the first mental health books I had ever read.
5. Paperweight – Meg Haston
This is the only book I’ve ever read that includes an eating disorder.
Stevie knows she’s struggling, but she hates that she’s been sent off to a clinic to get better. She is forced to recover while racing her past.
This one made me cry so much but it’s absolutely brilliant. It’s definitely worth reading.
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What are your favourite YA novels?