Do you love Young Adult Fiction? Are you look for Good Books for Young Adults? Check out our list of Best Young Adult Books.
BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOKS
I love to read. Reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies…but lately I feel like I have no time for it. I am busy with the kids and their activities, work and projects and just life in general. If I do find some time to read, I usually end up falling asleep because I just can’t keep my eyes open…which is a problem if you are trying to read.
Today I want to share with you my favorite Good Books for Young Adults. I love Young Adult fiction even though I am quite a bit older than a young adult…haha! You can find some great books that are clean reads that you can enjoy right along with your kids. Not all Young Adult books are clean, so you need to be careful if you are concerned about that. I have read so many YA novels and today I am sharing the best young adult books that I have found with you!
BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Matched by Ally Condie
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
YOUNG ADULT BOOK REVIEWS
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (first book in the Lunar Chronicles Series)
- Book 1: Cinder
- Book 2: Scarlet
- Book 3: Cress
- Book 4: Winter
- Book 5: Fairest
The story is set in a futuristic city, New Beijing, when the countries of the world have re-organized to form various new empires and alliances and the moon has been colonized. Asia is now an emperor ruled country known as the Eastern Commonwealth. Letumosis, a disease started by the Lunars and nicknamed the “Blue Fever,” is raging throughout the world and the cure is unknown. The protagonist, Linh Cinder, is a cyborg who operates a mechanic stall at a local street market in New Beijing. Follow along the adventure as Linh Cinder fights the evil Queen of the Lunars.
The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
- Book 1: Divergent
- Book 2: Insurgent
- Book 3: Allegiant
- Book 4: Four
The society of the trilogy defines its citizens by their social and personality-related affiliation with five different factions, which removes the threat of anyone exercising independent will and threatening the population’s safety. Beatrice Prior, who later changes her name to Tris, an Abnegation-born and Dauntless transfer, must figure out her life as a Divergent, while concealing her true nature, and living with the danger of being killed if it is discovered by the Erudite and Dauntless leaders.
Graceling Realm Series by Kristin Cashore
- Book 1: Graceling
- Book 2: Fire
- Book 3: Bitterblue
The series tells the story of Katsa, a young women with a “Grace”, or power, which enhances her fighting skills and makes her a highly efficient killer. It takes place in a world where Gracelings, or people with special powers, are identified as children by their eye colors and put in the service of the king. Katsa has been in the service of her uncle, King Randa, since she was a child, and soon finds herself in the fight of her life against the evil King Leck.
The Matched Series by Ally Condie
- Book 1: Matched
- Book 2: Crossed
- Book 3: Reached
This series takes place in a tightly-controlled society in which young people are “matched” with their life partners at the age of 17. The main character is seventeen-year-old Cassia Reyes, who is Matched with her best friend, Xander Carrow. However, when viewing the information for her Match, the picture of another young man – Ky Markham, an acquaintance outcast at her school – is flashed across the screen. As Cassia attempts to figure out the source of the mishap, she finds herself conflicted about whether her Match is appropriate for her – and whether the Society is all that it seems to be.
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
- Book 1: Hunger Games
- Book 2: Catching Fire
- Book 3: Mockingjay
The Hunger Games universe is a dystopia set in Panem, a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and 12 districts in varying states of poverty. Every year, children from the districts are selected to participate in a compulsory annual televised death match called The Hunger Games.
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (first book in the Ascendance Trilogy)
- Book 1: The False Prince
- Book 2: The Runaway King
- Book 3: The Shadow Throne
In the Ascendance Trilogy, an orphan named Sage is revealed to be Prince Jaron, the missing Prince of Carthya. After Jaron ascends to the throne, he has to lead his nation through a destructive war.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
After the death of Liesel’s young brother on a train to Molching, Liesel arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, distraught and withdrawn. During her time there, she is exposed to the horrors of the Nazi regime, caught between the innocence of childhood and the maturity demanded by her destructive surroundings. As the political situation in Germany deteriorates, her foster parents harbor a Jewish fist fighter named Max Vandenberg.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (first book in Percy Jackson & The Olympians Series)
- The Lightning Thief
- The Last Olympian
- The Titan’s Curse
- The Sea of Monsters
- The Battle of the Labyrinth
Always trouble-prone, the life of teenager Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) gets a lot more complicated when he learns he’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon. At a training ground for the children of deities, Percy learns to harness his divine powers and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime: he must prevent a feud among the Olympians from erupting into a devastating war on Earth, and rescue his mother from the clutches of Hades, god of the underworld.
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (first book in The Books of Bayern Series)
*A series book but each book in the series can stand alone.
- The Goose Girl
- Enna Burning
- River of Secrets
- Forest Born
Crown Princess Ani of Kildenree doesn’t seem to have a happily ever after. She is sent to Bayern to marry the prince because she is…different. Her own mother wants nothing to do with her because she has a special power to speak to animals and listen to wind. Brought up to be a princess and care for her people, Ani must stand up to fight for her identity, her reputation, and her new kingdom as well as her new love and her friends. Will her happily ever after come true or will greedy Selia win it all?
The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
- The Selection
- The Elite
- The One
- The Heir
- The Crown
In a dystopianfairy-tale world where society is divided into castes. Ones are the most propserous, consisting of royals and elites. The prince of Illéa, Maxon Schreave, announces that he is following his father’s footsteps by holding the Selection, a competition for the prince’s hand and a crown. America, however, doesn’t care, because she loves entertaining, especially with a violin. That is until she finds herself in the middle of the Selection.
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