Good Teen/young adult/adult books?

Alright so I love reading if it's a good book and right now I'm stuck on a few kinds of books.

Dystopian romance (my favorite of this genre is matched)

Vampire books (good ones live the southern vampire mysteries)


sad books like the thirteen reasons why

I don't care if they are teen young adult or adult but I want to find one in one of those categories and preferrebly a not to old novel or series and if it's a series preferably a finished one.

10 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    These are my favorite dystopian romances:

    Across the Universe by Beth Revis - 2011. When 17-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo on a spaceship, she expects to be thawed 300 years later upon arrival at a new planet. However, her world turns upside down when she is awakened fifty years too early and finds herself embroiled in the mystery surrounding the attempted murders of frozen passengers. Her life endangered by Eldest, the tyrannical leader of the ship's maintenance population, she turns to her only ally: Elder, the young man destined to take Eldest's place as leader. As they solve the mystery together, romance blossoms between Amy and Elder, complicating an already complex situation.

    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.

    Delirium by Lauren Oliver – 2011. In the tightly controlled society of a future America, love is forbidden, classified as ‘deliria’ by authorities. Three months before her 18th birthday and a mandatory procedure to ‘cure’ her deliria, Lena meets Alex, who sends her heart aflutter. As love blossoms between the two, Lena questions what she has always been told about love, and begins to consider the unthinkable: not submitting to the cure, and choosing deliria instead. Beautifully written, but a little slow.

    Divergent by Veronica Roth – 2011. In a future dystopian Chicago, each 16-year old must choose to belong one of five factions, each of which represents a dominant personality trait. For most the choice is easy – simply follow the results an aptitude test. For Beatrice, however, the choice is not simple. Her test indicates three aptitudes. In addition to complicating her life, this fact makes her dangerous to the community for reasons she does not know. What she decides promises to put her in danger, and possibly tilt the entire balance of society.

    The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – 2010. Seven generations have passed since the Return, a plague that reanimates dead humans into creatures that feed on the living. Teenager Mary lives inside one of the last enclaves of uninfected, protected by a chain link fence that surrounds her village. When the fence is breached, Mary flees the village with a small band of survivors. Their flight toward an uncertain salvation is both harrowing and revealing, as they try to determine if they are humanity’s last hope.

    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.

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – 2009. In a future America where twelve impoverished colonies are ruled by a rich, totalitarian Capitol, teenager Katniss struggles to feed her mother and sister. Everything changes when Kat becomes a contestant in the Hunger Games, a death match between 24 teens representing the 12 colonies. Winning means glory and extra food for the colony. Losing means death. As Katniss survives against the odds, her selfless approach to the game make her a symbol of revolution - and a target of the Capitol. If she survives the games, she may not survive those who control it.

    Matched by Allie Condy – 2010. In Cassia’s society, officials determine everything for you: what you will eat, what job you will have, and who you will marry. When Cassia is matched to her best friend, Xander, at a matching ceremony, she believes Society has made a good choice. However, a ‘glitch’ causes another face to be briefly revealed to her: that of a boy named Ky. Haunted by the face, Cassia begins to consider the unthinkable: of rebelling against the predetermined path of her life and choosing for herself.

  • 7 years ago

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

    A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

    The Host by Stephenie Meyer(nothing like twilight, trust me..this book is amazing just get through the first part of it- its kinda boring then but its worth it!)

    The Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong

    The Maze Runner ( really good book) by James Dashner

    Maximum Ride by James Patterson

    The Mediator series by Meg Cabot

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago


    The Hunger Games

    Harry Potter

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Jez
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    The Hunger Games. His Dark Materials. The Vampire Academy Series (and It's spin-off, the Bloodlines series), Annie On My Mind, The King's Shadow, The Host, A Great and Terrible Beauty (I particularly think You'd enjoy that), Lisey's Story

    My, this list could go on and on.

    You could also try this site:

    It generates suggestions based on books you've already read and enjoyed.

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  • 7 years ago

    The thirteen reason why freaked me out. Lol. But you should try reading hunger games and my personal favorite birth marked. I read birth marked for two days and that's a record for me because I get bored easily and put down the book and return to it a month later. It was an amazing book. You will want to know more and more and you won't want to put it down. Well I didn't want to. But you should check those two books out.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    The Blacker House by Nicole Mulloy. Just finished it. Really fun romance / ghost story on e-reader.

  • Alice
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Try Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole and its sequel Nokosee & Stormy: Love & Bullets. Both are contemporary "pre-dystopian" books where the world is on the tipping point of environmental collapse written from a 17-year-old girl's POV. They come with lots of action and adventure and Stormy Jones, the girl in the stories, is a tsundere character (as is Nokosee) that will stick with you for a long time. She's far from perfect but she's real enough to want to love her and pull for her during her life on the run with Nokosee.

    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 writers having taught at Harvard and currently teaching as the Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University. It's a book every teen girl should read. If the opening paragraph doesn't do it for you, nothing will. On June 5, 2012, she released her first music CD as a co-writer with Rodney Crowel called "Kin."

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

    Jennifer Miller’s just released debut novel The Year of the Gadfly is a tale of prep school scandal and secret societies starring a very precocious 15-year-old young lady named Iris Dupont, whose best and only friend is the chain-smoking ghost of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. If it sounds weirdly wonderful, it is – Iris would kill us for using a cliché here, but we can’t help but call the novel compulsively readable, and it feels a little something like a cross between The Secret History and Gossip Girl, although with significantly more masturbation scenes than the former and more dusty tomes than the latter. As reviewed by Emily Temple, Flavorwire

    The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. A moving story inspired by true events about the suicides of five teenage sisters as told from the viewpoint (for the most part) of randy teenage boys who try to explain it all.

    I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg. A critically appraised and touching semi-autobiographical story of a 16-year-old girl battling schizophrenia in a mental hospital.

    The Adults by Alison Espach is the "defining novel for recovering debutantes from Connecticut. The novel is narrated by Emily, a high school freshman, who grows up in the privileged world of investment bank commuters and desperate housewives. Her padded life suddenly unravels when she wakes early one morning after a sleepover, and looks out her kitchen window to witness her neighbor’s suicide. Meanwhile, her classmates provide anything but comfort (i.e. The fat girl in class gets nicknamed ABOB, which stands for “Annie The Bird or Bear” because nobody can decide if her nose makes her a bird, or if her fat makes her a bear). Satire, obviously. But amidst the byzantine cruelty only privileged high schoolers are capable of, grace is found in the secret, illicit relationship that develops between Emily and her English teacher. Espach never excuses the relationship, but she never indicts it either. Amidst a world of cheese platters and art auctions, their relationship simply surfaces as something real while everything else in Emily’s world just seems sterilized... (This is) white girl fiction.” by Geoff Max for Flavorwire.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Try the hunger games, awesome books!

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    You could try Free Ebooks Daily. There is a bunch of books on there and they're free

  • 7 years ago

    Shift - Jennifer Bradbury

    Two friends set out on a cross-country bike trip. Only one arrives in Seattle. What happened?

    Project 17 - Laurie Faria-Stolarz

    When six high school students sneak into an abandoned mental institution to make a film about their night there, they do not expect the inexplicable and terrifying events that keep occurring within the crumbling, maze-like building, causing them to question themselves and, ultimately, to make different choices about the course of their lives.

    Story of a girl - Sara Zarr

    After she is caught with her brother's friend in the back seat of his car, Deanna has to deal with a ruined reputation.

    Wait for me - An Na

    When Mina falls in love with a young coworker at her parents' dry cleaners, she struggles between her mother's dreams for her and true love.

    Someone like Summer - M.E. Kerr

    When Annabel, daughter of a contractor, and Esteban, a Latino immigrant, begin a relationship, they are at odds with many of the supercilious residents in the resort town of Seaview.

    More than friends - Katherine Spencer

    After her brother dies, Grace finds herself falling for his best friend Jackson, who has some serious problems of his own.

    Enthusiasm - Polly Shulman

    Fans of Jane Austen's novels, Julie and Ashleigh decide to imitate their heroine and try to discover True Love in high school.

    Undercover - Beth Kephart

    A quiet girl writes love notes for the people in her school, but her feelings for one student may change her.

    The Market - J.M. Steele

    When Kate finds out that someone is rating all the girls in her class, she is determined to make sure her score rises, no matter what it takes.

    The It Chicks - Tia Williams

    Tangie and her friends juggle romance, classes, and the arts with their friendship as the "It Chicks".

    Good enough - Paula Yoo

    Patti is trying to get into an Ivy League school to please her parents, but this Korean-American teen also wants to have fun.

    Divine Confidential - Jacquelin Thomas

    After she moves from Hollywood to Georgia, Divine still wants to live her life as a diva and find romance.

    A higher geometry - Sharelle Byars Moranville

    In the late 1950s, Anna feels she must choose between the traditional role her parents expect of her and her dream of going to college to study mathematics.

    Every crooked pot - Renee Rosen

    Nina uses makeup and different hairstyles to hide her birthmark over one eye, in hopes of fitting in.

    Maggie Bean stays afloat - Tricia Rayburn

    Maggie has changed, through Pound Patrollers diet and exercise, but can she attract Peter Applewood and still keep her old friends?

    Cures for heartbreak - Margo Rabb

    After her mother dies and her father becomes sick, Mia deals with growing up and finding love.

    Mistik Lake - Martha Brooks

    Odella yearns to know the answers to family secrets that have affected three generations of women in her family.

    Off-Color - Janet McDonald

    A white girl and her mother are suddenly forced into public housing, where she struggles for acceptance while also discovering she's biracial.

    So not the drama - Paula Chase

    Mina is determined that she will be as popular in high school as she was in middle school.

    The rules of survival - Nancy Werlin

    Teens deal with their viciously abusive mother.

    What happened? - Peter Johnson

    Drunk driving turns into a night of fear and lame excuses.

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