As a former English major, I’ve had the misfortune pleasure of coming
Young Adult fiction is a genre that has teenagers for protagonists, and it’s written and marketed primarily for teenagers between 13 and 18 years old.
Even if – on paper – I’m not a young adult anymore, it doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy YA books too! I think that if the literature is good, everyone who is interested can enjoy it.
Here’s a list of the most popular YA books right now.
Let me know if you’ve read any of them and what your thoughts are!
Written by Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of a teenager, Lara Jean, who wrote to all her crushes letters that she never sent. One day she discovers that the letters have been sent out, and she has to confront all the boys she has loved.
Rated 4.15 stars on Goodreads, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before has also been adapted to a movie available on Netflix.
During the writing of the book, the author also decided to add a second and third chapter to the story, P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever.
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. Read More.
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Leia Stone is the USA Today bestselling author of the Matefinder series, optioned for film, and the Hive Trilogy.
The Fallen Academy is an urban fantasy series of books set in Los Angeles, where the good and the evil, angels and demons, will clash.
When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon gifted or angel blessed.
After wings sprout from Brielle’s back at her awakening ceremony, she’s sure she’s an angel blessed celestial. It’s not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.
Having sold her contract at a young age to save her father’s life means she should be bound for Tainted Academy. That is, until a fallen angel unexpectedly fights for her to be accepted into Fallen Academy, the elite school for those that inhabit Angel City.
She’s immediately matched with her impossibly handsome celestial teacher, Lincoln Grey. Laying eyes on him, her first thought is that her time at the academy might actually be fun, but this theory quickly fades when she and Lincoln clash on day one. To further prove her admission into Fallen Academy is cursed, the entire school is thrown into chaos when an Abrus demon reveals that he knows Brielle’s secret. Now, above all else, Lincoln must fight to protect her.
To his surprise, the only thing more difficult than trying to save her … is trying not to fall for her. Read More.
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Red Queen is a series formed by four books: Red Queen, Glass Sword, King’s Cage and War Storm, to which two spin-offs are added: Queen Song and Steel Scars.
The series had a lot of success; it was a New York Times #1 bestseller and the winner of one of the Goodreads Choice Awards in 2015. Rated 4.07 on Goodreads.
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal. Read More.
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