Monday, March 2, 2015

YA Fiction Sampler: SK Picks, Round 2

I am not an authority on this matter, but I am an enthusiast.  If it is high time you dabbled in s'more YA, here's another 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)

Fantasy
Blackbringer, Laini Taylor *
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (technically "adult" but with a mature YA feel)

Dystopian Romance
The Selection, Keira Cass *

Contemporary Fiction
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

Want moooore?
I completely understand.
You must swing by Stella's place, because she has also posted her second round of YA picks 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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