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#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 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

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

#15 SisterMaryElephant

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 pumpkin89

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 cattivo lupo

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE (pencil @ 15/12/2012, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's a mini middling one too, have you come across that? I can't recall the name.



It's called "Hana:  A delirium short story"


I've been reading the Hex Hall books, I got a recommendation off a school library website (I'm studying social media over the summer).  Very readable, not a lot of depth, but quite good fun.  The first one stars off in a school for delinquent magical teenagers who can't control their magic in the real world, so all get locked up together until they are 18.  Werewolves and shapeshifters and witches and fairies.

#25 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".




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