A Trove of YA Books

This winter, the place where I work held a YA reading challenge for staff. I didn’t take notes or write reviews on most of the books I read, but I thought I could include them here, ranked and broadly categorized. A few of these, I have already reviewed or will review in the future.

5/6: seek this book out

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – 5/6 (couple-focused, supernatural)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth – 5/6 (coming-of-age)
Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick – 5/6 (poetry)
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – 5/6 (supernatural, action)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – 5/6 (couple-focused, supernatural, action)
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare – 5/6 (couple-focused, supernatural, action)

4/6: worth reading

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – 4/6 (supernatural, action)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater – 4/6 (supernatural, action, couple-focused)
Partials by Dan Wells – 4/6 (dystopian, action, SF) 
Fragments by Dan Wells – 4/6 (dystopian, action, SF)
Ruins by Dan Wells – 4/6 (dystopian, action, SF)

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini – 4/6 (coming-of-age)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – 4/6 (couple-focused, supernatural, action)
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney – 4/6 (poetry, coming-of-age, graphic fiction)
Panic by Lauren Oliver – 4/6 (coming-of-age, mystery)
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler – 4/6 (dystopian, SF)

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare – 4/6 (couple-focused, supernatural, action)
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare – 4/6 (couple-focused, supernatural, action)
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare – 4/6 (couple-focused, supernatural, action)
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare – 4/6 (couple-focused, supernatural, action)
Trickster edited by Matt Dembicki – 4/6 (graphic fiction)

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – 4/6 (couple-focused, action, SF)
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater – 4/6 (couple-focused, supernatural)
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios – 4/6 (couple-focused, supernatural)
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – 4/6 (couple-focused, action, supernatural, SF)
The Originals by Cat Patrick – 4/6 (mystery, couple-focused)

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – 4/6 (coming-of-age)
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater – 4/6 (couple-focused, supernatural)
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater – 4/6 (couple-focused, supernatural)
Divergent by Veronica Roth – 4/6 (couple-focused, dystopian)
Legend by Marie Lu – 4/6 (dystopian, couple-focused, action)

Prodigy by Marie Lu – 4/6 (dystopian, couple-focused, action)
Champion by Marie Lu – 4/6 (dystopian, couple-focused, action)
A La Carte by Tanita S. Davis – 4/6 (coming-of-age)
Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl – 4/6 (comedy)
Isolation by Dan Wells – 4/6 (dystopian, action, SF)

Killer Instinct by S.E. Green – 4/6 (mystery, horror)
Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin – 4/6 (children’s)
The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari H. Sutherland – 4/6 (children’s, action)
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – 4/6 (supernatural, action, couple-focused)
The Night She Disappeared by April Henry – 4/6 (mystery, couple-focused)
El Deafo by Cece Bell – 4/6 (children’s, graphic fiction)

3/6: more good than bad

The End Games by T. Michael Martin – 3/6 (action, horror)
Dragon on Trial by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari H. Sutherland – 3/6 (children’s, action)

below this line, I would not recommend the book

47 by Walter Mosley – 3/6 (coming-of-age, supernatural)
Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George- 3/6 (mystery)
Fallen by Lauren Kate – 3/6 (couple-focused, supernatural)
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa – 3/6 (supernatural, action, couple-focused)

2/6: many problems

Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon – 2/6 (action, supernatural)

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