READ: The YA Genre is no longer JUST for young adults!

I found this article on Ebay. I’ve read many of these series. Even though I’m 51 and waaay out of the target audience range, these YA books were wonderful for me. The Maze Runner, Divergent, Hunger Games, Life As We Knew It, The Mortal Instruments–I’d recommend them all to anyone who likes to read. As far as the ones below I haven’t yet read…I’m going to rectify that as soon as possible! ~ Angie
I am anxiously waiting for the UPS man to drop off book three in the Lunar Chronicles series. The series, which starts with Cinder, takes classic storybook fairy tales and turns them end over end . In the first book you meet Cinder, party cyborg, part human, but the story is far from a Cinderalla fairy tale . . .

Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

My kids can hardly wait for th  Maze Runner movie. Done in the popular post-apocalyptic style, the Maze Runner series starts out slow but quickly picks up speed with a first-book ending that will have you wondering what the heck just happened. The first three books are great reads but the jury is still out on the fourth.

Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

You’ve probably seen the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent, the first book in the Divergent Series. If not, let me fill you in: “one choice can transform you.” A dystopian tale about choices, their powerful consequences and what appears to be a perfect society. But of course, appearances can be very deceiving.

Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Another book-turned-movie, the Hunger Games trilogy follows Katniss, a 16-year-old from District 12, as she takes her sister’s place in the annual Hunger Games, an event in which a boy and girl from each district are sent to fight to the death on live TV. Katniss becomes a serious contender and a symbol of hope for the districts.

Michael Vey Series by Richard Paul Evans

The Michael Vey series actually spans young adult and junior fiction–kids of all ages love Michael Vey.
The series featires 14-year-old Michael Vey, a high school student who suffers from Tourette’s syndrome and amazing electric powers. He soon finds out he’s not the only one with mysterious powers. The series follows Michael and his friends as they try to prevent a dangerous organization from achieving global domination.

Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

Yes, another dystopian novel but the Matched trilogy has a bit more romance and a lot more hope. The series features a tightly-controlled society in which young people are “matched” with their life partners at the age of 17. Cassia is Matched with her best friend but when reviewing the information for her Match, the picture of Ky, an outcast at her school, flashes across the screen. Cassia soon finds herself conflicted about her Match  the Society is all it seems to be.

Last Survivors Series by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life As We Knew It from the  Last Survivors series is written in journal style as Miranda, a sophomore in high school, documents the catastrophic events that happen when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. As her family struggles to survive, Miranda struggles to keep hope alive.

Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld

This Uglies series is one of the first young adult fiction series I read as a grownup and I inhaled them. Uglies starts off with Tally living in a world where all that matters is how you look. Society is made up of  perfect-looking who have no need–or desire–to think for themselves. But Tally’s having none of it. And that’s where the fight to take down the social infrastructure begins. But how will it end and who will reap the consequences?

The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

From the first book,  City of Bones, in The Mortal Instruments series, you’ll be hooked as you discover–and get sucked into–the secret world of the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. The books are entrancing and gritty and addictive. Be prepared to read them all.

Pillage Trilogy (Pillagy) by Obert Skye

The  Pillage Trilogy is all about dark family secrets, the destructive nature of greed and how important it is to have the courage to make things right. And don’t’ forget a surprise ending! My 8-year-old son is currently reading this series and absolutely loves it. Recommendation enough for me!

About angieabk

"I'd like to think of myself as a blended mix of Southern charm and humor. What I really am is a hot mess of sin and sass. Jesus loves me either way."

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