selection of books flagged for younger readers that I have thoroughly enjoyed and recommend for adults. If you're not sure about all this, perhaps start with a genre you're already comfortable in -- if you don't usually like soppy romances, for example, you probably shouldn't measure Young Adult fiction on the back of a YA romance. If you're already a delver in the ways of YA, perhaps there's one on this list you haven't devoured yet -- huzzah!
Straight-up Science Fiction
Spark, Rachael Craw ^
Science Fiction: Post Apocalyptic
The Maze Runner, James Dashner *
Reboot, Amy Tintera *
The Chimes, Anna Smaill (NZ author)
Blackbringer, Laini Taylor *
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (technically "adult" but with a mature YA feel)
The Selection, Keira Cass *
On the Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta
Wonder, R. J. Palacio
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
New Zealand Fiction
The 10pm Question, Kate De Goldi
Mortal Fire, Elizabeth Knox *
*There's more than one book published in this world / with these characters
^There's more coming written in this world / with these characters
I completely understand.
You must swing by Stella's place, because she has also posted her second round of YA pics
today. You should know: more than one of the titles listed in my second round of
recommendations? From Stella's first round. Yup. Get over there.
Missed the Round 1 Sampler? Check it out here.
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