Looking for good young adult books..any suggestions?
2010-08-14 22:42:06 UTC
This Summer I've read the following:
House of Night Series (all 7 books) P.C and Kirstin Cast
Immortal Series (All books released so far, 4 i think?) Allyson Noel
Darkest Powers (All 3 of them) Kelly Armstrong
Evernight? by Claudia Gray (hated it only read a book)
And i might have read like 2 or 3 more but cant remember right now.

Waiting to get Wake by Lisa McMann!!
BUT CANT WAIT TIL SEPTEMBER!! cuz im a book junkie!! lol
Any good books you people can suggest!! of this type? not necessarily about vampire/werewolves but about characters with special powers! like in these books!
Something like these I've read or that you guys think are really really interesting!! PLEASE INCLUDE AUTHOR, TITLE of course, AND A LITTLE SUMMARY.

also, if any of you have read wake by lisa mcmann tell me what you think? is it good?
Twelve answers:
2010-08-14 23:26:02 UTC
The Goosegirl

Enna's Burning

River Secrets

Forest Born by Shannon Hale


Fire by Kristen Cashore

City of Bones

City of Ashes

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Fable haven series by Brandon Mull

The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

(everything by Shannon Hale is awesome!)

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Dragon slipper

Dragon flight

Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard



Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

The Hunger games

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (book 3 comes out 8/10)

No. 1 Ladies detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (10 books in all)

The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale

(funniest book I have EVER read!)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (liked it so-so)


First Day

Reunion by Allyson Braithwaite Condie

The girl who could fly by Victoria Forester

Maximum Ride series by James Patterson (a little slow, but good.)

The Naming

The Riddle

The Crow

The Singing by Alison Croggon



Gone By Lisa McMann (tons of swearing though.)


Blue Moon

Shadowland By Alyson Noel (book 4 comes out summer 2010)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society BY Marry Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Princess of the Midnight Ball BY Jessica Day George

The Summoning

The Awakeing

The Reckoning By Kelley Armstrong

A walk to remember

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

The Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan (If you liked Percy Jackson, you'll LOVE this series!)


Marked series (too much swearing)

Interview with Vampire by Anne Rice (too violent for me)

The ugly series (Book 3 has emo type cutting going on)

Artemis Fowl series (evil genius kid)
Bella B
2010-08-17 03:50:05 UTC
Vampire Academy series (Richelle Mead)

Rose Hathaway is a bodyguard in training to her best firend Lissa a Royal Moroi (Vampire) princess.

Interview with a Vampire series (Anne Rice) and Dracula

Both well known vampire books

Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy (Shiver, Linger & Forever) (Maggie Stiefvater)

Grace has been watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. The yellow eyed one watches back...

Nightworld series (L J Smith)

Vampires, shifters / were and witches make up the Nightworld and the soul mate principle...

South Beach series (Alex Duvall)

A young guy, and his family move from middle America to a gated community in California which is not what it seems...

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, The Saga of Darren Shan / Cirque de Freak series, The Demonata and The City Trilogy (Darren Shan), Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins) and Blue Bloods series (Melissa de la Cruz) I have not read but they have been getting some press som maybe read some reviews...

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Joan Lindsay)

Some teachers and boarders from an all girls school in 1900 go on a St Valentine's Day picnic at Hanging Rock, an extinct volcano and things start to happen...

Meryll of the Stone (Brian Caswell)

A young woman wakes from a coma that killed her parents speaking fluent Welsh. She then ends up with an Aunt and Uncle and cousin she's knows nothing about

Stranger with my face (Lois Duncan)

A young woman who is adopted discovers something about her heritage and what family means...

Looking for Alibrandi (Melina Marchetta) (also try her other books Saving Francesca, Jellicoe Road and Finnikan of the Rock)

Josie Alibrandi is learning to navigate the world - both the outside world and world of her family of old ways and new...
Alynne Braveheart
2010-08-14 23:19:42 UTC
Here's a list of my favorite authors [judged by their books, of course] :

Alice Sebold :

The Lovely Bones

Alyson Noel :

Immortals Series [Evermore ; Blue Moon ; Shadowland ; Dark Flame ; Night Star (Out on 16 November 2010)]

Saving Zoe

Kiss & Blog

Amanda Ashley :

Dead Perfect

Amy Efaw :


Andrew Clements :

Things Not Seen

Cecelia Ahern :

Thanks for the Memories ; P.S. I Love You ; Where Rainbows End ; The Book of Tomorrow ; If You Could See Me Now ; A Place Called Here

Cornelia Funke :

Inkheart Series [Inkheart ; Inkspell ; Inkdeath]

Cyn Balog :

Fairy Tale

Elizabeth Chandler :

Kissed by an Angel Series [Kissed by an Angel ; The Power of Love ; Soulmates]

Elizabeth Scott :

Living Dead Girl ; Perfect You

Ellen Hopkins :



Erin McCarthy :

Ohio's most haunted town Series [A Date with the Other Side ; Heiress for Hire]

Gillian Summers :

Fairy Series [The Tree Shepard's Daughter ; Into the Wildewood ; The Secret of The Dread Forest]

Kerrelyn Sparks [HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!] :

Love at Stake Series [How to marry a Millionaire Vampire ; Vamps and the City ; Be Still my Vampire Heart ; The Undead Next Door ; All I want for Christmas is a Vampire ; Secret Life of a Vampire ; Forbidden Nights with a Vampire ; The Vampire and the Virgin ; Eat Prey Love (Out 28 Sep 10) ; Vampire Mine (Out 29 Mar 11)]

Jessica Day George :

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

Julie Anne Peters :


Lauren Conrad :

L.A. Candy Series [L.A. Candy ; Sweet Little Lies ; Sugar and Spice (Out 5 Oct 10)]

Laurie Faria Stolarz :

Touch Series [Deadly Little Secret ; Deadly Little Lies ; Deadly Little Games (28 Dec 10)

Maggie Stiefvater :

Wolves of Mercy Falls Series [Shiver ; Linger (20 July 10) ; Forever (July 11)]

Mark Haddon :

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Meg Cabot :

Airhead Series [Airhead ; Being Nikki ; Runaway]

Avalon High

Natalie Babbitt :

Tuck Everlasting

Neil Gaiman :

The Graveyard Book

Nicholas Sparks :

Dear John

Piper Banks :

Geek Series [Geek High ; Geek Abroad ; Summer of the Geek]

Sara Shepard :

Pretty Little Liars Series [Pretty Little Liars ; Flawless ; Perfect ; Unbelievable ; Wicked ; Killer ; Heartless ; Wanted]

Stephenie Meyer :

Twilight Series [Twilight ; New Moon ; Eclipse ; Breaking Dawn ; Midnight Sun (Out on ???)]

Stephie Davis :

The Boyfriend Game

Susan Hill :

The Battle for Gullywith

Torey Hayden :

Overheard in a Dream ; Silent Child

Hope these helps :D

I love reading!

p/s I am 13 :D
happy cupcake
2010-08-15 02:25:55 UTC
1. The mortal instruments by cassandra clare

It follows a race of people called shadow hunters who fight demons. They are decendants from an angel called raziel. the series follow a war between the shadow hunters and demons. it is a great series much better than it sounds

2. the chaos waking series by patrick ness

it is set in an alternate world where all the women have died and there are only men left. the men can hear what everyone else is thinking , they call it the noise.

3. hush, hush by becca fizpatrick

it is about a girl called nora who meets an unusual boy called patch he is dark and dangerous.the story is about finding out who and what he is.

4. Shiver by maggie stiefvater

it is about a girl who has watched the wolves by her house for awhile. One with yellow eyes saves her and she meets a boy who reminds her of him. it's a love story.

5.Uglies by scott westerfield

when boys and girls turn 16 they undergo an operation to turn "pretty" until then they are classified as "ugly". they are two separate classes and do not mix. Some people are rebelling this change and leave the city to hide.

6. the hunger games trilogy by suzanne collins

Every year a girl and a boy from each of the 12 districts are chosen to participate in the hunger games, in which they have to kill each other until there is only one victor left.

7.Vampire accademy by Richelle mead

the story is about the moroi( vampires) who are protected by the damphirs half vampire half human. it follows the friendship of a moroi princess vasilisa (lissa) dragomir and her damphir best friend rose. the series is about Rose learning to be a guardian to protect to moroi from the strigoi ( evil vampires)

8. the looking glass wars by frank beddor

it is like a strange and in a way twisted version of alice in wonderland. Alyss heart was taken from wonderland and into the human world at the age of 7 after her parents murder. it is about her growing up in the human world until it is time for her to return to wonderland and take her rightful place as queen

i hope this helped this was all i could think of for now :)
2010-08-14 23:02:48 UTC
Umm... You would probably like Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Also, these aren't about powers, but i like the kind of books you mentioned above, and these 2 books are my favorite reads of the summer:

The Forrest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Lucas by Kevin Brooks

I'm not even finished with Lucas yet but it is an amazing book and i highly recommend those books to everyone, but just to warn you the one by carrie ryan is a horror-romance book, it's kind of scary.

good luck, i hope you find some good books to read=]
2010-08-15 19:56:26 UTC
Beastly - Alex Flinn

Kyle Kingson has it all -- looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity -- and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating "aggressively unattractive" classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school's extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises. Enraged by his horrible and unrecognizable appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only solution to the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is -- a task he considers impossible.
2010-08-16 15:20:22 UTC

House of Night by PC Cast

Anita Blake series by Laurell Hamilton

Morganville Vampires by Rachel Cain

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (not sure what the series is called)

Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

Vampire Kisses

Tantalize by Cynthia Smith

Nighworld LJ SMith

South Beach by Alex Duval

Werewolf stories:

Blood and Chocolate.

Demonata by Darren Shan

Wereling by Stephen Cole



Spy stories (actually very good, although not fantasy. You should still check them out):

Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter

the Specialists by Shannon Greenland.

Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz

Fantasy stories:

Tithe: A modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Wings by Aprilynn Pike

Also the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld is good, but its futuristic.

The Unseen series is really good.

The Mortal Instruments series

The Black Tattoo


Witches (as in Wiccan)

Sweep series by Cate Tierman

Balefire series also by Cate Tierman

Wake by Lisa McMann

-Wake #1

-Fade #2

-Gone #3


Daniel X by James Patterson


Percy Jackson series by Rick Riodan

Daughters of the Moon Series

Sons of the Night Series by: Lynne Ewing

The Gatekeeprs by Anthony Horowitz

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Deadly Little Lies

Immortals by Alyson Noel

Hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
2010-08-15 00:32:54 UTC
Here are a couple you might enjoy:

- Graceling by Kristin Cashore, is the story of Katsa, who has been able to kill people with her bare hands since she was eight. Katsa lives in the seven kingdoms, where very occasionally, a person is born with an extreme skill called a Grace. Gracelings are feared and exploited in the seven kingdoms, and none moreso than Katsa, who's expected to do the dirty work of torture and punishment for her uncle, King Randa. But then she meets a mysterious stranger named Po, who is also a Graced fighter and the first person ever to challenge her in a fight. The two form a bond, and each discovers truths they never imagined about themselves, each other, and a terrible danger that is spreading slowly through the seven kingdoms. (Like the Hunger Games, it has a strong female character, with romance, fantasy, action... And if you're a KP fan (Katniss x Peeta fan in Hunger Games) then you'll love the other KP couple (Katsa x Po in Graceling))

Katsa is a strong female character who knows how to live in the wild, can hunt, feed herself, knows how to use all sorts of different weapons etc. Po is a sweet guy who is there for her when she doesn’t believe in herself, and is also very good at surviving. There’s also a cute romance in it, and jealousy – another guy is in love with Katsa, and he wants to win her back from Po. A very interesting fantasy with a touch of romance!

- Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia. Blurb on the back of the book: There were no surprises in Gatlin County.

We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.

At least, that’s what I thought.

Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

There was a curse.

There was a girl.

And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

This is a very sweet paranormal romance, and the characters are so cute together. Ethan is a down-to-earth guy who wants something more than the country life he has grown up with, and will risk anything to keep Lena safe. Lena is an outsider who has special power and is destined to either turn dark and sinister or the opposite at her birthday, and is terrified that she will lose Ethan if she goes ‘dark.’ Neither want to lose the other, and it seems that their love will be the only thing that can save them. A very charming, innocent love story.

- White Cat by Holly Black. Blurb on the back of the book: Cassel comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love -- or death -- and your dreams might be more real than your memories.

This book is absolutely amazing. The whole fantasy angle is so different from other books, and so intriguing with the spin of magic workers being con-artists and criminals, as workings are illegal, but people still want their touch which brings luck, their curses, their magical killings, their transformations. Cassel’s entire family can work magic, all except him, which makes him vulnerable. He finds out that his family have ‘worked’ him, and must uncover the truth about what they don’t want him to know, and what they have done to him. This book is absolutely brilliant.

Hope I helped!
2010-08-14 23:11:04 UTC
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. In a futuristic dystopian America, two children are chosen from each of the twelve districts to participate in a fight to the death for the entertainment of the Capitol. When Katniss' little sister's name is drawn for the Games, she steps in to take Prim's place in what she considers a suicide mission. It. Is. AWESOME.

The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger. Henry DeTamble suffers from a genetic condition that causes him to spontaneously travel through time. On one of these trips to the past, he meets his future wife, and the book is about their life together. It's rather gritty, and not at all your average gushy love story.

Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld. Sci-fi. Tally Youngblood lives in a world where kids who turn sixteen undergo a total cosmetic procedure that turns them from frumpy little "uglies" into stunningly beautiful "pretties." Pretties get to live in a luxurious little utopia where nothing is off limits and a person's biggest problem is what to wear to the next costume party. But Tally's friend Shay is one of the select few who want to keep the faces they were born with. Epic adventures ensue.

Please, for the sake of your brain cells, don't read Twilight. There are much better ways to spend your time. :)
Finnish Anime Luver ^_^ (FAL)
2010-08-15 08:28:57 UTC
Theories of Relativity by Barbara Hawthorn-Attard

How They Met: and other stories by David Levithan-It's a little collection of love stories. Mostly about gays, lesbians, bisexuals, etc. But it's really good and I loved it.

Right Behind You by Gail Giles- So the main character, Kip, killed a young boy when he was nine I believe. He set him on fire and it took the other kid three days to die. This book is about him living through his life and figuring out how to deal with what he's done.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- Historical fiction that's set in world war two in germany. The main character is Leisel Meminger who is living with foster parents outside of Munich. It's her life from when she was twelve to when she was sixteen I believe. It goes through her life while her parents are hiding a jew in their basement and she finds a love for books and starts stealing them to keep herself sane. She learns to read and shares her books with neighbors during air raids and paints words to practice reading and spelling with the Jew and her accordion playing father. It's a truly spectacular book.

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak- A young cab driver, 19 Ed Kennedy, gets no respect. He's in love with his bes friend but she won't sleep with him because she "likes him too much." One day he stops a bank robbery and becomes a hero by pointing a gun at the robber. Then he starts getting playing cards in the mail. The first is an Ace of Diamonds with three addresses and times on it. He realizes that these are assignments and starts getting more as he completes each task. He turns into a true hero through helping whatever situation he is sent to as best he can. But he still doesn't know who's sending him the cards or why. Another great one from Markus Zusak

Adverbs by Daniel Handler- Another bittersweet collection of short love stories from the man who also brought you The Series of Unfortunate Events. Lots of different love, best friend love, gay love, one-way love, love that's fueled by money, etc. It made me laugh, cry, and smile so hopefully it will for you too.

Crank by Ellen Hopkins- To be honest I tried to read this when I was younger and it didn't work out at all. All of Ellen Hopkins' books are written in verse, so it's an interesting perspective. It's basically about this girl and the dangers of trying the drug "crank" and becoming addicted. It's totally real and I think it's well written.

Slam by Nick Hornby-british author Nick Hornby writes about the life of 16 year old Sam Jones who takes on a lot of repsonsibility when he knocks up his mom's friend's daughter Alicia Burns. She refuses to get an abortion and the longer she's pregnant, the more Sam keeps dreaming about his future as a father. He runs away for a day but realizes that he can't escape reality. It's short but sweet and I really enjoyed this one as well.
2010-08-14 23:16:33 UTC
Hi! you should try....

The mortal instruments series by Cassandra Clare- the first one is called City of bones

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end...

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ( one of my favorites!)

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed( it's a fight to death on live television). When Kanisst's sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.

And.. A great and terrible beauty by Libba Bray

Gemma, 16, has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother’s death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true. Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a girls’ academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. There Gemma is snubbed by powerful Felicity, beautiful Pippa, and even her own dumpy roommate Ann, until she blackmails herself and Ann into the treacherous clique. Gemma is distressed to find that she has been followed from India by Kartik, a beautiful young man who warns her to fight off the visions. Nevertheless, they continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to find a diary that reveals the secrets of a mystical Order. The clique soon finds a way to accompany Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions "for a bit of fun" and to taste the power they will never have as Victorian wives, but they discover that the delights of the realms are overwhelmed by a menace they cannot control. Gemma is left wi! th the knowledge that her role as the link between worlds leaves her with a mission to seek out the "others" and rebuild the Order. A Great and Terrible Beauty is an impressive first book in what should prove to be a fascinating trilogy.

ooh and I read Wake- it wasn't one of my favorites...I just didn't like the story. the plot sounded reallly good but when i read it, it just didn't live up to my expectations at ALL. This is the first series i had to quit :/

P.S. please follow my blog! i review books there!

Hope i helped!
Mireya Cortez
2010-08-14 22:55:07 UTC
You should read the twilight series they are written bu stephenie meyer.

A girl named Bella moves to a small, rainy town called Forks to live with her father. She has resigned herself to a miserable time finishing her high school education in the town when she sees the strange but beautiful family of the Cullens. She is drawn to the bronze-haired one, Edward. He acts very oddly towards her, at first giving her a harsh glare. she learns he is a vampire, and she falls in love with him.

The main theme of the book is that Bella and Edward have a true love, but it is difficult for them because Edward cannot resist her blood.

i hope u like it.

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