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Initial post: 11 Apr 2012 16:28:34 BDT
N. J. H. says:
Can anyone recommend relatively new young adult novels? I've exhausted so many already, including the Hunger Games, Divergent, Enclave, Ashes, Matched, Possession and Mortal Instruments - all of which I really liked and recommend to anyone.

I was just wondering if I'd missed any really good ones or anything new that's recently been released? I've liked some of the well known vampire-type books like the House of Night series and Twilight as well if this helps.

Thanks in advance :)

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 16:46:45 BDT
Fee fee says:
Not new but well worth a recommendation
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Tithe by Holly Black
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Magus of Stonewylde by Kitt Berry
These are all the first in each series.

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 16:54:37 BDT
N. J. H. says:
Thank you! I've just looked and they all sound great! I've read Wicked Lovely and thought that was fantastic. I've avoided the Maximum Ride series so far thinking it might be a bit too young for me but I think I'll give it a go now.

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 17:04:01 BDT
Fee fee says:
The Maximum Ride series is ever so good. It is aimed at young adults, I really enjoyed them and I'm in my 40s! I hope you enjoy them too.

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 17:17:16 BDT
N. J. H. says:
I've added them to my basket so it's looking rather full now :D Let me know if you think of any others.

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 17:39:16 BDT
Fee fee says:
How about the Eden Maguire books..Beautiful Dead etc..? Also Robin Mckinley's Sunshine is a good one off vamp book.

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 19:49:11 BDT
N. J. H. says:
Wow Sunshine sounds fantastic, I'll definitely give that one a read.

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 19:50:49 BDT
JoeyJoeJoe says:
Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, Book 1)

Not usually my thing but I enjoyed this, currently at my favourite price too :)

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 20:50:29 BDT
Did you mean mortal engines? (the quartet is brilliant)

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 21:00:23 BDT
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Kirsty says:
I have just read I Hunt Killers, which is classed as a YA, but was actually much more gritty than I was expecting. It is my fave book of the year so far.

You could also pre-order The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden), which is a brilliant start to a new YA vampire series by the author of the Iron Fey books.

Paranormalcy,
The Demon Trappers: Forsaken,
The Summoning (Darkest Powers),
Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires),
The Book of Shadows (Wicca) and
The Mediator 1: Love You To Death: No. 1 (don't let the cover put you off this one!)

Hope this helps! Check them out, I loved all of them :)

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 13:04:33 BDT
N. J. H. says:
Thanks everyone for your suggestions - please keep them coming!! Mr.S.Merrill, no mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare but the Mortal Engines you mention sounds good!

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Posted on 12 Apr 2012 15:58:10 BDT
Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman is excellent, and I have read the first 2 Mortal Engines books which I loved as well, can't wait to read the rest. Not so new, but His Dark Materials are a must read for me.
Isabel Allende has written 3 YA books - City of Beasts, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon and Forest of Pygmies which I enjoyed.
Joanne Harris also has a couple of YA books - Runemarks and Runelight. I loved Runemarks, and looking forward to Runelight coming out in paperback!
Also recommend the werewolf books by Maggie Steifvater, not read any of her others though.

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 16:57:31 BDT
N. J. H. says:
Thanks Karen, a friend has just leant me Malorie Blackman's series so I'm looking forward to that. I loved Maggie Steifvater's werewolf series! I can also recommend her other novels, particularly "The Scorpio Races" which is absolutely brilliant. Runemarks looks great! I'll definitely give that a try.

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 22:55:44 BDT
Jen Errik says:
I've just posted in another thread about these, but I'll mention them again here. You might really like Maureen Johnson's 'Name of the star' about an American who moves to boarding school in England and after a near death experience can see ghosts. She then gets involved in a Reurn of the Ripper murder case. (It's well I don't write blurbs - that sounds awful, but it's a good read - I went straight from the last page to Amazon to see if the next was available yet. Sadly not.)
I also really enjoyed Patricia Wrede's first two Frontier Magic books, though they're maybe a little different from the others you mention.

Another favourite author is Sarah Rees Brennan - and I can't recommend it, because I haven't read it, but it might be worth keeping an eye out for her new book in July: 'Team Human'. I've liked her other stuff, and I just like the tag line for this one: 'Friends don't let friends date vampires.'

Posted on 15 Apr 2012 14:06:14 BDT
Sue says:
You might like The Super Spud Trilogy by Michael Diack - funny, original and worth a look. The Super Spud Trilogy

Posted on 15 Apr 2012 15:43:44 BDT
Wistman says:
'Death Watch' by Ari Berk. It's different and I (aged 72) found it fascinating. I'd better confess that Ari is a friend of mine. Had it not been for that I would not have read the book and I would have missed a great experience.

Posted on 15 Apr 2012 17:06:03 BDT
N. J. H. says:
Thanks everyone - keep 'em coming please!

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 10:16:30 BDT
Luke Robbins says:
I recommend Retribution Falls: Tales of the Ketty Jay (Tales of the Ketty Jay 1) by Chris Wooding. My favourite book series for a long time. Fast paced, action packed and funny. It has fighting, a little gore, a big helping of comedy, I couldn't put them down.

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 11:54:36 BDT
I recommend The Mediator series by Meg Cabot, as well as her Airhead series and Abandon. They are some of my favourite books. Across the Universe by Beth Revis is also good (I'm reading the sequel right now). Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a retelling of Cinderella set in the future, which I really enjoyed. Legend by Marie Lu fits in nicely with the other dystopian novels you mentioned too. You said the Mortal Instruments series, but have you read the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare?
Anyway, I hope I helped :)

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 12:46:08 BDT
Again, not new releases and you may have already tried them, but I would recommend 'Delirium' by Lauren Oliver which is the first part of a trilogy- a YA dystopian novel.

Also, the 'Uglies' quartet by Scott Westerfeld is quite good, as is 'Numbers' by Rachel Ward- though I've only read the first in the trilogy so far.

Hope this helps! :)

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2012 15:31:59 BDT
I take it you have read the classis vampire book by Bram Stoker...thnk it's called 'Dracula'.I read it in my teens -a long time ago.

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Posted on 17 Apr 2012 14:30:27 BDT
angelao says:
What about Wither by Lauren Destefano? Not vampires, but men only live to 25 and girls to 20 due to an incurable disease.
Girls are abducted and forced into marriage to keep the human race going. Really enjoyed it and the next Fever is out now.
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