Young Adult

Young-adult fiction (often abbreviated as YA) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 13 to 21.

Young-adult fiction, whether in the form of novels or short stories, has distinct attributes that distinguish it from the other age categories of fiction. The vast majority of YA stories portray an adolescent as the protagonist, rather than an adult or a child. The subject matter and story lines are typically consistent with the age and experience of the main character, but beyond that YA stories span the entire spectrum of fiction genres. The...more

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
I'll Give You the Sun
Falling into Place
Illusions of Fate
The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles, #3)
Made for You
Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn, #3)
Anatomy of a Misfit
The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending, #1)
Lies We Tell Ourselves
The Vault of Dreamers


  • Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe
    Earth & Sky
    Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But d…more View Details »
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  • A New Beginning by Diana Lawrence
    A New Beginning
    Maggie is everything you would expect of a young woman in her position. She is upstanding, reserved, charitable and knows how she should behave. But s…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2014
    3 copies available, 252 people requesting
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  • The Fire Seekers by Richard Farr
    The Fire Seekers
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    The time of our immortality is at hand.

    An undeciphered language in Crete. A rash of mysterious disa…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 08 - Nov 04, 2014
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  • The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)
    Eleanor & Park
    We Were Liars
    Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
    City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
    The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
    The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)
    Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
    Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
    Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
    Legend (Legend, #1)
    Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
    The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie MeyerThe Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanThe Giver by Lois Lowry
    Best Young Adult Books
    9,046 books — 57,593 voters
    City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareForever by Maggie StiefvaterSilence by Becca FitzpatrickDivergent by Veronica Roth
    YA Novels of 2011
    1,277 books — 6,805 voters

    The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyLooking for Alaska by John GreenSpeak by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Best Teen Books About Real Problems
    1,744 books — 9,692 voters
    City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra ClareThe One by Kiera CassCress by Marissa MeyerIgnite Me by Tahereh MafiDreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
    YA Novels of 2014
    1,416 books — 6,819 voters

    Divergent by Veronica RothThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingGraceling by Kristin CashoreCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare
    Original Stories . . . a Breath of Fresh Air
    2,754 books — 5,053 voters
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTwilight by Stephenie MeyerCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareThe Truth About Forever by Sarah DessenJust Listen by Sarah Dessen
    Young Adult Romance
    2,304 books — 7,228 voters

    Popular Young Adult Books

    The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
    Divergent (Divergent, #1)
    Twilight (Twilight, #1)
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)
    Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
    Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
    The Giver (The Giver, #1)

    Sarah Dessen
    Sarah Dessen Along for the Ride
    Her Favorite Young Heroines: In honor of strong, fascinating female characters, Dessen shares her favorite books with young heroines.
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    William Shakespeare
    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines, And too often is his gold complexion dimm'd: And every fair from fair sometimes declines, By chance or natures changing course untrimm'd; By thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, When in eter...more
    William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets

    Suzanne Collins
    We could do it, you know." "What?" "Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it.
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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