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10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

Just like everything else we do in this world, the hardest thing to do is to take the first step. To start. To begin. 

It is the same when it comes to reading.

Yes, a few years ago, YA genre might only cater to teenagers or people in their early 20s. But these days, even adults read Young Adult books. There are so many different sub-genres in YA genre that it caters to almost everyone. Especially for those of you who doesn’t have a habit of reading before this and worry that you will get easily bored, be rest assured that YA books will almost always keep you engaged. 

If you see me now, based on my blog, you will know that I am a big reader. However, that has not always been the case. Why did I bring this up, you wonder? Because it is the Young Adult genre that opened my eyes into a whole new world, and eventually got me falling head over ass in love with reading.

With that said though, YA genre being so popular these days, dozens of YA books are being published left and right every month. It is definitely going to be difficult to determine which one is worth the read, and most importantly, your time. Which is why in this post today, your girl is going to help you out – I got your buttocks ladies and gents *wink* –  by trimming down many of the popular YA books into a compact list of must reads.

So without further ado, let’s dig in. 

 

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

1. An Amber in the Ashes ( An Amber in the Ashes #1)

 

Genre : Fantasy, Romance. Dystopia, Young Adult 

Type   : Tetralogy ( 4 books) 

Status : On-going Series 

 

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Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
 
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
 
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
 
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
 
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

2. The Lighting Thief ( Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

 

Genre : Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult 

Type   : Pentalogy ( 5 books) 

Status : Completed Series 

 

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Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

3. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)

 

Genre : Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampire, Romance, Young Adult 

Type   : Hexalogy ( 6 books) 

Status : Completed Series 

 

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Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies . . .

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever . . .

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

4. Clockwork Angel ( The Infernal Devices #1)

 

Genre : Fantasy, Paranormal, Steampunk, Romance, Young Adult 

Type   : Trilogy 

Status : Completed Series 

 

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In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Timesbestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

5. The Bad Beginning ( A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)

 

Genre : Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 

Type   : 13 books

Status : Completed Series 

 

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Dear Reader,

I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

6. Six of Crows ( Six of Crows #1)

 

Genre : High Fantasy, Fiction, LGBT, Young Adult 

Type   : Trilogy

Status : On-going series 

 

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Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

7. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe ( ADDSotU #1)

 

Genre : Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, LGBT 

Type   : Duology

Status : On-going series 

 

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Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

8. Ender’s Game (Ender’s Game #1)

 

Genre : Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction 

Type   : Tetralogy ( 4 books ) 

Status : Completed series 

 

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Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. The result of genetic experimentation, Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast.

But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. While Peter was too uncontrollably violent, Valentine very nearly lacks the capability for violence altogether. Neither was found suitable for the military’s purpose. But they are driven by their jealousy of Ender, and by their inbred drive for power. Peter seeks to control the political process, to become a ruler. Valentine’s abilities turn more toward the subtle control of the beliefs of commoner and elite alike, through powerfully convincing essays. Hiding their youth and identities behind the anonymity of the computer networks, these two begin working together to shape the destiny of Earth-an Earth that has no future at all if their brother Ender fails.

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

9. Coraline 

 

Genre : Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror, Fiction 

Type   : Standalone 

Status : Published 

 

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The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring….

In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it’s different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.

 

 

10 Young Adult Novels For People Who Wants To Start Reading

 

10. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood #1)

 

Genre : Young Adult, LGBT, Contemporary, Romance 

Type   : Duology 

Status : Completed series 

 

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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

 

 

 



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