Jump to content

Young Adult series
That you have loved as an adult


  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#1 LookMumNoHands

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

I've been struggling to read my usual genre of choice lately (crime/thriller) and recently finished the Hunger Games trilogy, which I loved and couldn't put down.

What YA series have you read, loved and would recommend?

I've read the Tomorrow series, Twilight series, City of Bones series and Uglies series.

Thanks!

#2 veggiepatchfamily

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

Anything by Mathew Reily! His an author I just can't put down.
Australian too which I like!

#3 anna_garny

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

I've recently re-read a few old favourites - the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde, and the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.

Also I have been informed in no uncertain terms by my fifteen year old cousin that Skullduggery Pleasant is 'more awesome than Harry Potter' and that I must get onto it.

So there's those...

#4 aryastark

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

Try Delirium by Lauren Oliver. It's a dystopian future novel based on the idea that love is a disease and is "cured" at the age of 18 with, well, basically a lobotomy. It's a trilogy but only the first 2 books are out, so be prepared for some yelling at the end of the 2nd one original.gif 3rd is out in March.

#5 greatwon2

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

I'm ashamed to admit that i both read and enjoyed the house of night series lol It's a teen vampire series be warned that its unfinished at he moment , they seem to be dragging it out ..the cynic in me says they get more money that way lol

I've also heard good things about the vampire academy series but haven't read any myself

Edited to add :

Just did a quick check of my bookshelves , if your into fantasy type books The Bartimaeus Trilogy is a good read as is the Eragon series...i think its called something else but can't remember off the top of my head

Way younger than the young adult genre but i always loved The Rowan of Rin books by Emily Rodda

And older than young adult - my favorite fantasy books are the Bitterbynde Trilogy by Cecilia Dart-Thornton - i have re-read many, many times

Edited by greatwon2, 13 December 2012 - 09:48 AM.


#6 LookMumNoHands

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:01 AM

Thanks for the replies so far  original.gif . I've now got a starting point when I go to the library.

Luna - baby, I've heard of Delirium, and it sounds really good.

#7 Slazer

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

Rangers Apprentice series by John Flanagan

#8 FiveAus

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

Not a series but a stand alone book. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Simply fabulous.
I read it then recommended it to my teen daughter. She stayed up all night because she couldn't put it down. Also recommended to a 60yo friend and she was the same.

#9 Academic

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

The Divergent series by Veronica Roth is quite good. Although the first book (Divergent) is a lot better than the second. Will read the third though to see how it ends.

Not a series, but John Green is a great YA writer.

#10 LookMumNoHands

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for more recommendations  original.gif

#11 Ladeeda

Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

Vampire academy is a great series....one of my faves!

#12 StJerome

Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

For the adult that loves YA books, may I recommend the blog Forever Young Adult. Awesome and very humourous reviews (mostly American based, but are usually available here), I get a lot of my must reads (and buys for work) from here.

My faves aside from those you've mentioned would be Skulduggery Pleasant, The Looking Glass Wars, Trudi Canavan's Black Magician trilogy (and sequel), Obernewtyn series, I could go on really.

#13 pencil

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (Luna-baby @ 13/12/2012, 09:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Try Delirium by Lauren Oliver. It's a dystopian future novel based on the idea that love is a disease and is "cured" at the age of 18 with, well, basically a lobotomy. It's a trilogy but only the first 2 books are out, so be prepared for some yelling at the end of the 2nd one original.gif 3rd is out in March.


There's a mini middling one too, have you come across that? I can't recall the name.

I was going to recommend Uglies.

I've been revisiting ones I liked as a teen. Not so much series, but Monica Hughes, Victor Kelleher, they are dystopian type things.

#14 The Awesome One

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

Another here that recommends Vampire Academy and the House Of Night  original.gif

#15 Tyfle Hour

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

Lately we've loved the Three Doors trilogy by Emily Rodda.  Also I like the look of the Brotherband series by John Flanagan(He wrote Rangers Apprentice series too), but I haven't got to it yet.

#16 CFMummy

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

Anything by Scott westerfeld. he writes some interesting things

#17 SusanStoHelit

Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

Anything by L.J. Smith. She was doing the paranormal / vampire thing way before all the cool kids were, and IMHO did it way better biggrin.gif

#18 ~rollercoaster~

Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

Thank you FivAus for recommending Ready Player One. I bought it as a last minute gift for my 17 year old DD. She started reading it on Christmas Day and loves it. She has already told DS 14 he "HAS to read it"

#19 ~kacee~

Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

The Abhorsen trilogy (actually, i think the official title of the trilogy is The Old Kingdom) by Garth Nix. I also like the Obernewtyn series (mentioned by a pp).

#20 andieinvic

Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

The tomorrow series by John Marsden, its a good young adult series. Interesting and not too much to take on.

#21 ~Panda~

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

The Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout (first book is Obsidian). YA and I am loviing it so far.
Not YA but more adult - read the Fever series. Love, loved LOVED the series. By Karen Marie Moning.
The Vampire Academy was good (by Richelle Mead). Some books are better than others.


#22 Oriental lily

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Ive read the embraced series

http://www.jessicashirvington.com/

By Jessica shirvington (wife of Matt shirvington) and found it a nice easy addictive read.

It's sort of similar to the mortal instrument but probably for a slightly older audience (none explicit sex scenes ect) but it's about angels ect.

Steven spielbergs tv company is turning it in to a series for foxtel.

#23 RockLobster

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

One of my absolute favourites is the 'study' series by Maria V Snyder - Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study. Awesome characters, magical powers, romance, and lots of good fight scenes. original.gif

#24 LeggyBlonde

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

How about Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy.  I have read it and LOVE it.  My SIL's entire family of Mum, Dad and 3 kids all read it on one family holiday!  There was a lot of pressure to finish whichever one you were on and pass it on...

First book is "Northern Lights".

#25 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

Hunger Games, Twighlight and Tomorrow Series all on my good hit list. But of all there is a young adult novel that I reviewed whilst in Uni that I will never forget, so thought provoking and would make such a good movie theme. Called Spare Parts. I've read it a number of times and enjoyed as much every time.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

This mum has donated over 2,000 litres of breast milk

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with hyper-lactation.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Call to teach kids about breastfeeding at school

The aim is to increase breastfeeding rates and reduce stigma.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Paying $2.50 for a babycino? This is why...

Aren't babycinos just a bit of froth? Not so, it seems...

I'm a stay-at-home mum who's an awful housewife

"Hey, come here a second," my mum said as she replaced the book in my hands with a wooden spoon covered in what I prayed was red sauce. Together, we walked into the kitchen and hovered over the skillet like we were peering into a crystal ball. Looking into my future, I saw me eating a lot of take away.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.