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What are some good teen books?

I'm a 16 year od girl bookaholic and I need some more books to read!

I usually like to read books in the paranormal, dystopian, and sci-fi genres but if you know any good books that are not in those genres please say them! (I actually want to read a lot more books that aren't what I usually read)

I have asked this question many times on Y!A but people always reply with a list of books I'VE ALREADY READ.

So here is a list of books I HAVE READ that have either been mentioned to me before on here or they're popular. But please DO NOT MENTION THEM. (I apolize for the long list)

1 star means I hated the book

5 stars means I frexing loved it!

The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collions *****

The Gone Series by Michael Grant *****

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riodan ****

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling *****

Divegent by Veronica Roth *****

Legend by Marie Lu *****

Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater ***

Evernight by Claudia Gray ***

The Mortal Instruments & Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare *****

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand *****

The Iron Fey & The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa *****

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead **

The Holow Trilogy by Jessica Verday ****

Delirium & Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver *****

Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl *****

House of Night by P.C. Cast *

Evermore by Alyson Noel *

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr **

Fallen by Lauren Kate *

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld *****

Matched by Ally Condie ****

Across the Universe by Beth Revis *****

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan *****

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber **

Unwind & Everlost by Neal Shusterman *****

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White ****

Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine ***

Graceling by Kristen Cashore ***

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick **

Inside Out by Maria V Snyder ***

Wither by Lauren DeStefano ***

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer ***

Variant by Robison Wells ****

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi *****

Wings by Aprilynne Pike *

The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong *****

The Darkness Rising Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong *****

Maximum Ride & Witches and Wizards by James Patterson ***

Wonderous Strange by Lesley Livingston ***

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer **** (but I hated the last book!!!)

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon **

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting ***

Hex Hall by Rachael Hawkins *****

Need by Carrie Jones *****

The Shadow Children by Margaret Peterson Haddix ***

The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix *****

If you mention any other books i've read, I'll put them on the additional details.


I've read Enclave, city of ember, incarceron, and FOREST OF HANDS & TEETH!

9 Answers

  • Mila
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness

    Any book by Melina Marchetta (Lumatere Chronicles if you want a dystopian)

    Blood Red Road series by Moira Young

    Any book by John Green

    Any book by Markus Zusak

    Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins

    The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    Anything by Gale Forman

    Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

    Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles

    The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han

    The Maze Runner by James Dashner

    The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

    Wake series by Lisa McMann

    The Host by Stephenie Meyer

    The Mediator series by Meg Cabot

    Anything by Simone Elkeles

    Anything by Laurie Halse Anderson

    Anything by Ellen Hopkins

    Hope this helps!

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Blackthorn Winter by Kathryn Reiss ♥

    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ♥

    Impossible by Nancy Werlin ♥

    The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    Night Road by Kristin Hannah

    Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan

    Undone by Brooke Taylor

    The Best and Hardest Thing by Pat Brisson

    Small Town Sinner by Kristin Hannah

    Jumping Off Swing by Jo Knowles

    Faery Tales and Nightmares by Melissa Marr

    Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan

    Dead Is Series by Marlene Perez

    Dead Is The New Black

    Dead Is A State of Mind

    Dead Is So Last Year

    Dead Is Just A Rumor

    Dead Is Not An Option

    Dead Is A Battlefield

    Dead Is A Killer Tune

    The Body Finder Series by Kimberly Derting

    The Body Finder

    Desires of the Dead

    The Last Echo

    Dead Silence

    Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

    Shatter Me

    Destroy Me

    Unravel Me

    Dead Is Series by Marlene Perez

    Dead Is The New Black

    Dead Is A State of Mind

    Dead Is So Last Year

    Dead Is Just A Rumor

    Dead Is Not An Option

    Dead Is A Battlefield

    Dead Is A Killer Tune

    Source(s): Book Lover♥
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  • Alyssa
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    The Tomorrow series by John Marsden (7 books)

    It starts with Tomorrow When the War Began and ends with The Other Side Of Dawn, and then there is a follow up series the Ellie Chronicles which has 3 books in it.

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  • 8 years ago

    It looks like you've hit most of the mainstream books and authors. Have you ever tried any books written by indie authors? Based on your list, I'd recommend checking out The League of Delphi by Chris Everheart. I think it's only available as an ebook right now but I've heard it's coming out in paperback sometime this summer. Great book that I'd guess you'll frexing love!

    And since you are open to trying something a little different than what you normally read, I'd recommend It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini - one of my all time favorites.

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  • b97st
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien

    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

    Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

    The Giver by Lois Lowry

    The Declaration by Gemma Malley

    XVI by Julia Carr

    The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton

    The Maze Runner by James Dashner

    Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

    The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

    Runner by William Dietz

    Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

    Seed by Rob Ziegler

    Feed by M.T. Anderson

    The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn

    Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

    The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

    Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I highly recommend The Chosen One of Allivar by E.W. Greenlee

    It's a fantasy trilogy inspired by The Lord of the Rings, Dante's Inferno, Paradise Lost, and the historical Siege of Masada. There are book trailers available on YouTube and more info at the author's website. Enjoy!

    Source(s): Reader
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  • 8 years ago

    Wow! Great reading list. You have read most of the dystopian novels that I have, but I do have a few you didn't list that are really good.

    The Shore of Monsters by David J. Nix – 2011. Five generations earlier, a horde of monsters nearly obliterated humanity. All males are dead or ruined by a monster plague; words like 'father' and 'romance' have lost meaning. When teenager Sky joins an expedition to the shore that falls apart, she must survive amongst the monsters that roam the ruins. She gets unexpected help from a very surprising source. Mystery, action, and romance follow!

    Blood Red Road (Dustlands Series) by Moira Young – 2012. In a post-apocalyptic future, 18-year-old Saba’s twin brother is stolen by black-clad riders. When tough-as-nails Saba launches a relentless search to recover him, she must fight for her life in gladiator cages, overcome enemies both creature and human, and learn to trust others for the first time. And try as she might, she can’t help but fall for the charming scoundrel Jack, who just may understand her more than she knows. The author tells Saba’s story in a raw first person format that blows you away. Must read for dystopian lovers!

    The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau – 2008. Teenage members of a future society live in a mysterious dark city with a murky past. Life is confining and predictable until the light-generating machinery begins to break down. As the city decays they must solve the puzzle of where they are and the way out before the food and light disappear. Much better than the sequels.

    Enclave by Ann Aguirre – 2011. In a shattered, post-apocalyptic world, 15-year old Deuce’s dream has come true. She has been named a Huntress, trusted by her community to brave the world outside of the sheltering tunnels and the threat of monstrous Freaks to bring meet to the tribe. The assignment is complicated by her pairing with the rebellious and handsome Fade, and a realization that the Freaks are growing more organized and cunning. Deuce and Fade must convince the tribal Elders of the imminent danger before it is too late.

    How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff – 2006. Fascinating novel about the outbreak of a 21st century world war as seen through the eyes of Daisy, a 15 year old American staying with her cousins on a remote England farm. At first utopian, the kid's existence degenerates into horror as the war encroaches on the farm. Through the several month period covered by the story, Daisy grows from a self-centered girl into a determined survivor. This book will leave a mark on the reader for years to come.

    Incarceron by Catherine Fisher – 2007. Incarceron is a prison so vast that it is self-sustaining. Generations of prisoners are born inside, doomed to a life in prison. The novel weaves two story lines: that of 17-year old Finn, who hopes to become only the second person to break out of the prison, and Claudia, the warden's daughter who hopes to escape an arranged marriage. When each discovers a crystal key, they find that they can communicate through the devices, and pledge to help one another. The story lines merge in a fantastic twist you won’t see coming.

    Maze Runner by James Dashner - 2009. When Thomas arrives in the Glade, he remembers nothing but his name, just like the dozens of other teen boys who arrived before him. The Glade, which is surrounded by an impenetrable maze, is closed at night to guard against the creatures that roam the darkness, but open for exploration during the day. Getting caught outside at night is certain death. As the boys try to unravel the mystery of their existence, a complication occurs: the first girl arrives in the Glade. More importantly, she has a connection with Thomas and a message that may determine the fate of all the Glade's inhabitants.

    Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi – 2010. In a near future of rising seas, no oil, and extreme poverty, a teenager works as a shipbreaker - one who salvages rusting ships for parts. When he finds a wrecked super-yacht after a storm, he thinks his days of poverty are over. However, he gets swept into an adventure when bad people come for the one survivor of the wreck - a rich, beautiful girl who owns the vessel.

    Currently reading: The Declaration by Gemma Doyle, about a future where adults live forever through longevity drugs and children are unwanted surplus. Good so far.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    After by amy efaw (Teen pregnancy, a bit graphic at times)

    Touch series by laurie faria stolarz (Deadly little secrets, Deadly little lies, Deadly little games, Deadly little voices, Deadly little lessens) (Last one isn't out yet)

    Same Difference by siobhan vivian

    Breathless, by jessica warman

    Where the truth lies by jessica warman

    Something Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

    The six rules of maybe by deb caletti

    Stay by deb caletti

    North of beautiful by justina chen headley

    Siren by tricia rayburn

    Someone else's life by katie dale

    Hold Still by Nina LaCour

    As always, Jack by emma sweeney (non fiction)

    Here lies Bridget by paige harbison

    Daughters of the sea: 3 books: Hannah, May and Lucy by Kathryn Lasky

    The gallagher girls by ally carter series (Last one isn't out yet)

    Switch by Tish cohen

    little black lies by Tish cohen

    Endless summer by jennifer echols

    Seventeenth Summer by maureen daly

    Winters kiss by jennifer echols (two stories)

    A funny thing about love by erin downing (three stories)

    inkheart by cornelia funke

    Caddys world by hilary mckay

    Flipped by wendelin van draanen

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  • 8 years ago

    The forest of hands and teeth

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