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Initial post: Oct 16, 2011 4:15:39 PM PDT
I thought it might be fun just to see what people are reading. They do this at KindleBoards.com. Reviews/ratings/recommendations are optional.

I recently finished The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (LOVED it) and recently started The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab.

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 4:24:59 PM PDT
no YA right now :( I want to read Lola and the Boy Next Door but my library doesn't have it yet - I might end up buying it and then donating it to them :)

so i'm working on my around the world in 80 books challege (80 books set in 80 different countries)...i'm on a bit of an African safari with some island hopping mixed in right now - I just finished up a book set in the Comoros; have a chapter left in my Madagascar one, and then reading a YA set in the Seychelles

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2011 4:28:12 PM PDT
Yep, I'm planning to buy Lola soon too. Even though I loved Anna and the French Kiss, I keep putting Lola off because I have so many other books in-hand already... o_O

"Around the world in 80 books" sounds like an awesome challenge! Hmm, did you know DoSaB is set in Prague? ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2011 5:23:19 PM PDT
I didn't, but thanks - I haven't hit Czechosolvakia yet...the group doing this is on GR if you are interested, I can send you the link ;) its my second year, so i'm hitting a lot of harder countries

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2011 6:40:56 PM PDT
Thanks, but I don't think I'm ready to tackle something like that yet!

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 6:52:02 PM PDT
TCT says:
I'm reading Silence (Hush, Hush Saga). I'm struggling through it. Such a disappointment. I really like this series.

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 6:56:18 PM PDT
I just finished Heroes of Olympus: Son of Neptune.

I love Percy Jackson. And, can I just say, Rick Riordan is one of the cleverest writers writing. He did a whole riff on amazon.com in Son of Neptune that was subversively brilliant and hilarious.

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 11:28:55 PM PDT
Kribu says:
Right now, not exactly YA (but more than suitable for any young adults - set in a girls' college, and certainly "clean" enough!) - Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey. Enjoying it quite a bit.

In more strictly YA terms, finished Unwind by Neal Shusterman just the other day. Definitely recommended, although it didn't make quite the sort of impression on me that it might have done if I hadn't read Never Let Me Go some time ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2011 11:31:52 PM PDT
Kribu says:
I agree on the whole Amazon thing in Son of Neptune! One of my favourite parts in the book - which I enjoyed quite a bit, but overall, I think it was my least favourite of the Percy Jackson books so far, probably because it felt a bit too much like the whole point of this book was to set up the next one(s).

Still, even as my least favourite PJ book, it was more fun and more enjoyable than most.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 1:30:53 AM PDT
I'll have to read Never Let Me Go - but I really enjoyed Unwind - the next book is supposed to be out in 2012

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 2:13:30 AM PDT
Kribu says:
I'm definitely going to get the sequel to Unwind!

Never Let Me Go was excellent - not the sort of book I can say I "liked" or "enjoyed", but haunting, harrowing, wonderfully written. I suppose it's more literary fiction than YA/genre. It certainly made a powerful impression on me.

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 5:39:56 AM PDT
Ooo, I heard about Unwind from a YA book blog, and I've been wanting to read it. Thanks for the reminder to throw it on my library list!

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 7:56:16 PM PDT
K. Knight says:
I recently finished Vanish by Sophie Jordan (sequel to Firelight) about people who can transform into dragons. I'd recommend it, though it's not one of my favorites. I also recommend Divergent by Veronica Roth (it's amazing!). I have Wildfire by Karsten Knight on my next to read list...I also have Unwind on my list.

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 8:06:02 PM PDT
K. Knight says:
I mentioned Karsten Knight's book as being on my to read list but I'm not related to him at all (despite having the same initials!)...didn't want anyone to think I was promoting myself or someone I knew!

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 11:09:11 PM PDT
TCT says:
I finished Silence. I'm reading an indie book, Elemental for R2R (read 2 review) on Goodreads.

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 5:31:59 AM PDT
Angela says:
I'm working on trying to get through the private series by Kate Brian. I have too many books that its becoming hard to get through them all with out wanting to buy more books

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 6:50:00 AM PDT
I know what you mean. I have to force myself to read one at a time, and to try and tackle my TBR pile before going out to buy or borrow others. I wish I were a faster reader!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 6:10:23 PM PDT
Shirl in DC says:
I just finished book 1, Hunger Games. Love it thus far!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 6:12:43 PM PDT
Shirl in DC says:
I LOVED UNWIND! I'm off to get the second book.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 6:16:40 PM PDT
Gah, so jealous! I wish I could read Hunger Games for the first time again... Are you rushing ahead with the rest of the series? (Just fyi, the second is my fave, but most people like the first the best. The third is necessary and satisfying, but... different. Very emotionally draining.)

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 6:17:24 PM PDT
I just finished The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (a beautifully written although slightly slow-moving story) and am starting The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 7:20:08 PM PDT
Jennifer says:
Saving June by Hannah Harrington which is a lot better than I expected :)

Posted on Oct 23, 2011 8:04:08 PM PDT
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Michaelbrent says:
I'm working on The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner. Fun books, and James is a personal friend of mine, which makes it even better!

- Michaelbrent Collings
author of the bestselling YA fantasy Billy: Messenger of Powers

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2011 8:05:48 PM PDT
Michaelbrent, please remove your signature, as it is in violation of the Amazon TOS. Thank you!

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 12:09:29 PM PDT
Kribu says:
I just finished Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins... I have to say that while I've seen a lot of people say it crosser over to adult audience as well as her Hunger Games does, I'm not sure I agree. It's very much a book for a much younger audience - I don't know what group it's targeted at (middle grade?) but it read more like something I'd have gobbled up at six or seven.

Still, for any YA readers who enjoy children's books, it's definitely a good read!
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