Whether you are looking to get lost in love, dive into another world or solve a thrilling murder, we have something for you. We have rounded up our favourite young adult books in every genre.
1. Fantasy Young Adult Book
Torpor, Kieva McLaughlin
Starting with one of our favourite genres, fantasy, Torpor is a must read. With a fresh and engaging plot, and characters that really draw you in, you will be kept up all night following James and Stevie as they navigate their way through a strange new world, not unlike the one you know, but filled with mystery, magic and a touch of corruption.
2. Thriller/Mystery Young Adult Book
I Am Watching You, Teresa Driscoll
The crux of this book is the disappearance of a teenage girl, Anna, and the search to find out what happened to her. I Am Watching You is nicely written, with well drawn out characters and the gradual revelation of the facts holds your attention and wills you to read on.
3. Autobiography YA Book
Naya Rivera – Sorry Not Sorry
Funny and deeply personal, Sorry Not Sorry recounts Glee star Naya Rivera’s successes and missteps, urging young women to pursue their dreams and to refuse to let past mistakes define them. Warning – As Naya is no longer with us, this book does make the reader feel a mix of emotions, but at the same time, it is a great way to keep her spirit alive.
4. Romance YA Book
If I Stay, Gayle Forman
If I Stay travels back and forth through the protagonist Mia’s history. You are a part of her world and experience every emotion along with her. It is a story of a girl with an incredibly quirky and fun family, a snarky best friend, and rocker boyfriend who represent everything she herself does not believe she is.
5. Coming Of Age Fiction YA Books
Everything Everything, Nicola Yoon
Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realizes there’s more to life than just being alive. The characters in this book are interesting and relatable and it is filled with rich relationships and friendships.
If you liked this blog, and are looking for more great reads, check out our favourite fantasy books here.