YA books that are actually GOOD
We get it! You really, really love the Twilight books!! They're the best books you've ever read and you can't get enough! But here are some really great books you might not know about....
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 2,470,446 ratings
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4.72 of 5 stars 4.72 avg rating — 22,593 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,663,611 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 522,941 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 156,833 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 928,544 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 6,066 ratings
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 883,514 ratings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 459,772 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 23,771 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 116,748 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 51,102 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 14,092 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 133,444 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 20,625 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 21,585 ratings
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 59,219 ratings
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 114,077 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 20,868 ratings
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 84,347 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,693,219 ratings
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 62,523 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 322,553 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 68,240 ratings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 139,687 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 776 ratings
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 84,304 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 155,839 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 320,003 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 15,473 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 371,189 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 238,582 ratings
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 5,816 ratings
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 7,217 ratings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 553 ratings
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 359,254 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,075,590 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 141,445 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 100,456 ratings
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 6,735 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 51,927 ratings
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 181,645 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 39,399 ratings
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 1,100 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 44,424 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 18,093 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 258,395 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 11,913 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 23,329 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 13,196 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 55,124 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 22,653 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 32,445 ratings
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,717 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 163,407 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 117,158 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 5,892 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 71,194 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 382,843 ratings
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 526,875 ratings
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 280,856 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 219,103 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 207,081 ratings
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4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 47,369 ratings
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 28 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 10,832 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 135,084 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 514 ratings
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 2,872 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 249,322 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 41,031 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 18,795 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 6,481 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 577 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 30,871 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,539 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 740 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,192 ratings
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 331,667 ratings
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 4,206 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 25,511 ratings
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227 books · 39 voters · list created January 17th, 2011 by Charlotte (votes) .
Tags: ya
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Charlotte 1686 books
32 friends
Niamh 255 books
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Anya 3065 books
75 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 2648 books
544 friends
Skye 357 books
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Derya 738 books
121 friends
Thom 6023 books
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message 1: by Derya (new)

Derya On the other hand, most of the books on the list are not YA novels. =)


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) But they should be accessible to YA readers, which is the main point it would seem -- and many of them were written in a time when "YA literature" as a genre didn't exist yet! :)


message 3: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Every boook I put on this list is a book I read as a young adult, or that my son read as a young adult. It seems to me that just about every contemporary book on most Goodreads list follow the same theme as the Twilight series - all poorly written romance genre scaled down to a palatably juvenile level. What if you were that age - and just starting to read and had no idea that some really good stuff was out there? What if you were combing through list after list of "great" books that always included Twilight and some other romance/horror combination series.
It just seemed fair to let such readers know there is a world full of good and great reads out there that do not necessarily include vampires.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think everything I put on there is either stuff that is definitely marketed as YA, or I read myself and loved at that age.


message 5: by Lauren (new)

Lauren *rolls eyes, adds Megan Whalen Turner Books to list*
Seriously. How are these not on the list already?!


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