Young Adult Recommendations

 
 
 

To All the boys I've Loved Before

Written by: Jenny Han, Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

That's what happens to Lara Jean Song. 

The story on its own, is a great one. But Lara (not Lora) Jean is the epitome of all things innocent, naiive, and lovely. If this story would have been written about any other character it would have been good. But Lara Jean makes it GREAT. The series in its entirety is fantastic. Clear your weekend and read them all. Better yet, listen. Laura Knight Keating does a fantabulous job capturing the voice of our beloved heroine, but also her little sister, Kitty, and all the boys Lara Jean has loved before. 

Seriously, why are you still here? Go read it. 

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Series: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Geekerella

By: Ashley Poston, Narrated by: Eileen Stevens and Tristan Morris

Cinderella and Prince Charming fall in love over anonymous text messages

We've all read a Cinderella re-telling before, so why bother with another? For one thing, Geekerella is a story all on its own. The love story between Darien and Elle is one much more relate-able than a peasant meeting her prince. Sure, Darien is a famous actor and Elle is just a step-daughter, but they meet the way many couples meet now--behind a phone screen.

Other Books by Ashley Poston:

Heart of Iron

Radio Hearts Duology

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Lena Wise makes one decision that will change her life forever. 

Jennifer knows how to write the boy next door, that's for sure. I'd like to see a throw-down between Sebastian, Carson, and Daemon. I can't choose. Sebastian would pull his weight though, he doesn't always do or say the right thing, but he more than makes up for it with his dedication, late-night visits, and love.

Other Stand Alones by The Magnificent Jennifer:

The Problem with Forever

Dead List

Don't Look Back

Cursed

Make sure you read everything by Jennifer

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By: Kerri Maniscalco, James Patterson Narrated by: Nicola Barber

Audrey Rose trades in her fine silks and impractical shoes for a pair of trousers and a scalpel so she can solve the mystery: Who is Jack the Ripper?

Streets of London in 1888 is no place for a lady to walk about looking for danger, but Audrey Rose does it anyway. She and Thomas, smart, arrogant, handsome Thomas, dress to blend in so they can catch Jack in the act and remove suspicion from her dear uncle. 

This series:

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Hunting Prince Dracula

Escaping from Houdini (September, 18 2018)

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Narrator: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Across the Universe

By: Beth Revis Narrated By: Lauren Ambrose (Book 1) Tara Carrozza (Books 2 & 3)

Amy wakes up fifty years too early from her frozen slumber, far, far away from home.

New society:

Everyone on Godspeed has brown hair, brown eyes, and dark skin. Except redhead Amy. 

The series:

Across the Universe

A Million Suns

Shades of Earth

Other books by Beth:

The Body Electric

A World Without You

The Turing Test

The Girl & the Machine

Star Wars: Rebel Rising

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Narrator: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mythos Academy

By: Jennifer Estep Narrated By: Tara Sands

Gwen goes to Mythos Academy, where everyone has wicked-cool gifts, and she sees history with just a touch

 

Favorite Character: Gwen's dagger. He's blood thirsty.

The Series:

Touch of Frost

Kiss of Frost

Dark Frost

Crimson Frost

Midnight Frost

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Lunar Chronicles

By: Marissa Meyer Narrated by: Rebecca Soler

Cinder is a cyborg with an android side-kick in New Bejing, trying to save her step sister from a lunar disease and not fall in love with the prince.

Retold fairy-tales:

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White

The Series:

Cinder

Scarlet

Cress

Winter

Bonus Books:

The Fairest

Stars Above

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Kricket Series

By: Amy A. Bartol Narrated by: Kate Rudd

Kricket learns her parents gave her more than pale hair and purple eyes before they left her to the foster system.

 

The men:

Trey Allairis goes beyond his duty to bring Kricket to his planet safe and sound.

 

Kyon Ensin understands Kricket's gifts better than her, and won't take no for an answer.

 

The series:

Under Different Stars

Sea of Stars

Darken the Stars

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐✰✰

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The Sweet Trilogy

By: Wendy Higgins Narrated by: Erin Mallon

Good girl Anna Whitt falls for Kaidan Rowe, the most tempting bad-boy of them all. 

 

Her Temptation:

Drugs and Alcohol

 

His Temptation:

Anna Whitt

 

The series:

Sweet Evil

Sweet Peril

Sweet Reckoning

Bonus: Sweet Temptation

 

More from Wendy

See Me

Remember Me

Eurona Duology

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Soul Screamers

By: Rachel Vincent Narrated by: Amanda Ronconni

Its hard to fit in when you're a Banshee and classmates are dropping dead left and right, Kaylee Cavanaugh would know.

Favorite Character:

A reaper

Hate-to-love Character:

A mara

Love-to-hate Character:

An incubus

The Series:

My Soul to Take

My Soul to Save

My Soul to Keep

My Soul to Steal

If I Die

Before I Wake

With All My Soul

Bonuses:

Last Request

Never to Sleep

Niederwald

Reaper

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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By: Jennifer L. Armentrout Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld

Layla wants nothing more than to kiss her life-long crush, but can't risk sucking out his soul, and Zayne's soul is beautiful. She can kiss Roth, however. Why? Because he doesn't have a soul to take.

Is it hot in here, or is it just me? It's amazing how steamy a no-kiss scene can be.

 

The series:

Bitter Sweet Love

White Hot Kiss

Stone Cold Touch

Every Last Breath

Just read everything by Jennifer

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Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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By: Richelle Mead Narrated by: Emily Shaffer

Yes, the spinoff is even better than the original, proving each book is better than the last.

 

But...but...Adrian He's baaaaaack. And thank St. Vladimir he didn't stick with Rose, because he's perfect for Sydney

 

Who Else? Jill, Eddie, Angeline, Sonya, Rose, and *sigh* Dimitri

The series:

Bloodlines

The Golden Lily

The Indigo Spell

Silver Shadows

The Fiery Heart

The Ruby Circle

Also Read:

Vampire Academy Series (Read First)

The Glimmering Court

The Midnight Jewel

The Emerald Sea (Release Date: June 26th, 2018)

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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By: Richelle Mead Narrated by: Stephanie Wolf (Book 1), Khristine Hvam (Books 2 & 3), Emily Shaffer (Books 4-6)

So much more than a vampire book. Throw your judgement away , and just read it.

 

The people: Even minor characters come to life.

Number of times I've read the series: Six.

Romance: Rose and Dimitri are meant to be together. Duh. But...but...Adrian...

The series:

Vampire Academy

Frost Bite

Shadow Kiss

Blood Promise

Spirit Bound

Last Sacrifice

Other Books By Richelle:

Bloodlines Series

The Glittering Court

Midnight Jewel

The Emerald Sea (Release Date: June 26th, 2018)

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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By: Jennifer L. Armentrout Narrated by: Justine Eyre

Daemon is the best "book boyfriend" ever, so what if he's an alien.

 

Katy is just like us: She reads a lot and thinks book boyfriends are so much better than dealing with the idiocy of real guys. Until she meet Daemon.

 

Electric: No electronics are safe when Katy and Daemon get hot and heavy.

 

The Series:

Obsidian

Onyx

Opal

Origin

Opposition

Oblivion (Daemon POV)

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Written by Kendare Blake, Narratied by Amy Landon

Three sisters, one crown. A magical fight to the death to get it.

Mirabella: Elemental. 

Katharine: Poisoner.

Arsinoe: Naturalist.

Series: 

Three Dark Crowns

One Dark Throne

Two Dark Reigns (Release Date: September 4th, 2018)

Book One: ⭐⭐⭐✰✰

Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐✰✰

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