The list author says: "Tiff, Here are a lot of the YA books I've read, and maybe some I am looking forward to (don't know yet, as I haven't made the list! Hope you find some you like, too! Obviously, I'm way older than the target audience, but there is something about these that make them good stories, and quick reads as well! =)"
"Ok, the title just makes this sound lame. But even if they're a little high-school-y, as the books progress, they get a little more complicated, and you get way more engrossed in the characters. The last one, Last Sacrifice, kept me up reading most of the night finishing it. Six books in all."
"A surprisingly intricately woven series about fairies... they all tell the stories of related characters, and the final one, which just came out this month, ties everything together. A little grittier than some..."
"Read these about 2 years ago, so I don't remember all the details, but I do remember putting down the first one and picking up the next one immediately. There is a long-awaited 4th in the series that comes out this week. It has a bit of everything- magic, demons, "shadowhunters," shapeshifters, lovey-dovey stuff, etc."
"I really really liked this book... until the end. Maybe you'll feel differently. It's about a girl growing up in a future society that considers love a disease and the cause of all bad things in the world, and people are cured of it at age 18. There is a sequel, but after the ending, I don't know where it will go. Grrr. I hate that."
"These books are waaay cheesy, but still had an interesting storyline, even if a little too much emphasis was put on the teeny-bopper life of the main character. Involves Fae, shapeshifters, and in later books Norse mythology. (I know, weird, right?) But still fairly entertaining. Book 2- Entice Book 3- Captivate"
"A series of 10 books so far, most of them in paperback with itty-bitty print. Less love story and more vampires-rule-the-town power struggles. There are also ghosts, and other weird things going on. Less teen/YA, more gritty."
"I read this about the same time as I read Fallen (Lauren Kate) and there are lots of similarities. I like this series as well (the main character's name- Patch- is LAME, but oh well...) Book 2 Crescendo Book 3 Silence, out later this year."
"These are definitely Young Adult books, but the storylines and action are much better than one of the adult fiction books of Kelley Armstrong's that I picked up. I didn't even make it through the first couple of chapters on that one. Pretty action-packed."