;D asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 10 years ago

What Young Adult books can you recommend?

I like fantasy, romance (especially), adventure, horror, and classics. No Vampire/Werewolf Books Please!

Here's some I've already read:



-Blue is for Nightmare


-All of Jane Austen's books

-All of Sarah Dessen's books

-Great Expectations

-Artemis Fowl

-Maximum Ride


-All of Stephen King's books

-lovely bones


*Sigh* I asked for no Vampire books, and I still get Twilight and Vampire Diaries. Oh well, thanks for the other suggestions!

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Perfect Chemistry- Simone Elkeles:

    At Fairfield High, everyone knows that south siders and north siders aren’t exactly compatible elements. So when cheerleader Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes are forced to be lab partners, the results are bound to be explosive.

    Falling For Romeo- Jennifer Laurens:

    John can have any girl he wants. Jennifer's never been kissed. Everybody thinks he's perfect. She's got issues with pride and jealousy. They were best friends-once. Now, they're playing Romeo and Juliet. Virgin lips Jennifer must have her first kiss on stage with John, the guy every girl in school wants. The pressure and tension build along with each staged kiss. Both are shocked when feelings bloom. Can either tell which kisses are real and which are for show?

    Shiver- Maggie Steifvater:

    For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again.

    Hush, Hush- Becca Fitzpatrick:

    For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

    The Last Song- Nicholas Sparks:

    Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.

    Fallen- Lauren Kate:

    There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

    Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

    Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

    Dark Visions Series- LJ Smith

    Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider in her small hometown. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a witch: She's a psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can have a fresh start and study with other psychic teens.

    Learning to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, Kait discovers the intensity of her power -- and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is kind and athletic, and heals people with his good energy. Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious, a telepath concealing his true nature as a psychic vampire, feeding off of others' life energy. Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces threaten the group's stability.

    Then one of the experiments traps the five teens in a psychic link. A link that threatens their sanity and their lives. And Kaitlyn must decide whom to trust...and whom to love.

    Noughts and Crosses- Malorie Blackman:

    Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society.

    Sephy is a Cross -- a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought -- a "colourless" member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that's as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don't mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum -- a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?

    In this gripping, stimulating and totally absorbing novel, black and white are right and wrong.

    Vampire Dairies- LJ Smith

    A Love Triangle of Unspeakable Horror...


    Searching for the ultimate thrill, she vowed to have Stefan.


    Haunted by his tragic past, he struggled to resist her passion.


    Driven by revenge, he hunted the brother who betrayed him.

    The terrifying s

  • 10 years ago

    Kissed By an Angel-Elizabeth Chandler (Romance) BEAUTIFUL~

    A Map of the Known World-Lisa Ann Sandell (Romance) INSPIRING!!!

    Out OF Focus-Margaret Buffie (Romance, and like realistic fiction)

    Hunger Games trilogy (Adventure, Action and Romance)

    Marie, Dancing (Historical Fiction)

    if you havent read the first two, you've missed out on so much!

    hope this helps:)

  • Lisa K
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    Check out "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. It's written by "Death" and takes place in Nazi Germany. It's about a girl named Liesel Meminger who steals books, she has a boy best friend named Rudy who loves her, and her adopted parents are hiding a Jewish man in the basement. It's a really great book - totally interesting and unique - different than anything you've read before - but I think you'll like it! Check out the reviews on Amazon :)

  • Alice
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole by Micco Mann. It has the defiant voice of a 17 year old girl who manages to overcome everything thrown at her in the course of the novel which is a lot-- and she does it in a way that would make all girls proud-- not in a superhuman way or through the assistance of some heroic act of a man but via her own means.


    Cherry by Mary Karr. A memoir about teens, sex, drugs and growing up in rural Texas as told through the gritty, beautiful prose of one of America's best authors.


    The Liar's Club by Mary Karr. Another moving memoir recounting her earlier years (you should probably read this one first and then Cherry).


    The King Must Die by Mary Renault. Set in ancient Greece it follows Theseus on a journey of discovery while painting a vivid picture of the times. Loved the descriptions of young uninhibited Greeks running buck naked up hills and through forests and making love among the flowers. The scenes of naked teens jumping bulls cries out for a cinematic interpretation. Ms. Renault's written a series of historical novels set in this period and all of them are so worthy.


    Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg. Re the book, Stephen King says, "Terrific...One of a kind...I've never read anything remotely like it." Otto Penzler of the New York Sun considers it to be "the single most original private eye novel ever written." I can't vouch for that because I'm not a private eye buff but it is one of the most suspenseful and original books ever written for sure.



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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I think that all of the Twilight Saga is a good suggestion..you can really get caught up in them. Another good book is Premonitions by Jude Watson..that book was one of my favorites.

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