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Best of Young Adult (#3)

I’m not a very adventurous reader. I like to read YA books, and that’s it. Hardly anything else. However, within YA I read (at least I think I do) lots of different genres. So here’s my top five for each YA genre I’ve read from. This is my third one…

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These are based mostly on the world that’s been created, because it was just easier that way. And yes, I know it’s similar to fantasy! 

  1. Maze Runner series by James Dashner. Well, okay, I lie, I loved the writing in this one too. But the world was awesome too. I just need to read the third one!
  2. The Selection by Kiera Cass. Note I didn’t sat THE SERIES. Because book one America – greatest heroine in a long time. Book two? Meh. Book three? GUN, PLEASE. I love the idea of a competition to get the Prince though. Sign me up!
  3. Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. There aren’t enough words for how much I loved this.Chaos Walking The whole idea about being able to read people’s thoughts is amazing. And a world without girls? How did they manage?
  4. Tomorrow When the War Began series by John Marsden. Being a New Zealander, we have a mutual hate with Australians (sorry guys!). But I forgave these characters. Especially Homer. Plus it was one of those books that could actually happen in real life, which I like. 
  5. Bumped by Megan McCafferty. A lot of people didn’t like this. I’m either unique, or read it back when I was less critical. It had flaws, believe me, but it was such a cool idea. Only kids can have babies. These parents are practically selling their children! It’s so interesting

As always, tell me what you disagree with, or what you think I should add. And if you want, tell me what genre to do next!

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I was a book blogger for a while, and I now blog about every little thing in life I can think of. Bear with me while I try all these new posts out... I'm a New Zealand teen who gets angry about the world (but not angry enough for tumblr). I like to capture the world through photos and words, and read in all the moments in nz-squadbetween. I have an overwhelming desire to see every corner of the world I possibly can, and hug the people I love in all those corners. I can't do make up to save myself, and you're more likely to find me buying matching stationary than matching clothes. My nerd hobbies include a new found love of the Avengers, reading YA, watching Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, and every vlogger I can find, and being the last person on the music bandwagons. I have big plans for the rest of my life, including university, teaching, travelling, and having an army of puppies. I plan to blog every second of it!

7 thoughts on “Best of Young Adult (#3)

  1. My favorite YA trilogies will always be Hunger Games and Divergent. Have you read the Delirium series? That is also a good one. For me, the Maze Runner series was just okay. I think the second book was probably my favorite, but it’s not one of my favorite series. Great post!

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    1. Allegiant and Mockingjay weren’t that good, so that let the series down for me. I haven’t read Delirium yet, I really want to! I get annoyed at all the “mystery” around the Maze Trials, but I still find it interesting 🙂

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  2. The Chaos Walking trilogy has been on my to-read list for a couple of years now, and I keep hearing how amazing it is! I really will try to at least start these books this year. I really like your Best of YA features — looking forward to seeing what genre you feature next!

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  3. Wait. There are NO girls in the Chaos Walking series? Please tell me this is not true. I need feminine characters!!!!! Oh boy. I was going to buy this next week…but now I’m not so sure anymore. I agree for The Maze Runner! Such a good book!

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  4. Ohh God. All the series I want to read. I know shame on me why I haven’t read them yet. Thank you for the brief reviews, they’re always helpful. By the way, have you read the Uglies series? I have read them and I’m curious what you think.

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