Tuesday, November 8, 2016

YA Fiction Sampler: SK Picks, Round 3

I'm a YA fiction enthusiast and wish more adults would read YA. Whether you're already in complete agreement (and you're checking this to see if there's something you've missed), or you've recently decided you'll sample some books pitched for younger audiences, or you want to pin this for later, here's another selection of "YA" titles I recommend for adults.  

You can also check out the last two samplers: Round up 1 ~ Round up 2

Science Fiction 
Z for Zachariah, Robert C. O'Brien Post-apocalyptic survival
The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker Wicked world-build, magic in the mudane
Spinning Starlight, R. S. Lewis Inter-world travel and romantic retelling 
In the After, Demitria Lunetta * Survival against another species

Historical Fiction 
Number the Stars, Lois Lowry Concise, elegant and moving

Straight-up Fantasy
The Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale Sophisticated world-build and classic feel
Throne of Glass, Sarah J Maas *^ Steamy BA heroine romance in magical realm
The Book of Pearl, Timothee De Fomelle  Translation; different and magical

Urban / More Modern Fantasy
Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater * Werewolves, romance and good jokes
The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater A little Gaiman-esque, scary and subtle all at once

Fantasy: Fairytale Retellings   
Tiger Lily, Joni Lynn Anderson Lyrical and dark adventure
Cruel Beauty, Rosamund Hodge * Dark romance

Fantasy: Short Stories
Lips Touch, Laini Taylor Imaginative

Fantasy: New Zealand Author
Winter of Fire, Sherryl Jordan Enchanting

Contemporary Fiction
The ACB with Honora Lee, Kate De Goldi Simple, direct, amusing and raw

Historical Fiction as Fantasy Retelling 
My Lady Jane, Hand, Ashton and Meadows Hilarious tongue-in-cheek

Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery * Timeless and funny

* There's more than one book published in this world / with these characters
^ There's more coming written in this world / with these characters

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