Today we have the amazingly talented C.J. Redwine here to talk about her Top Ten YA books that she's read this year. I have to agree with a lot of these and now there are a few more for me to add to my TBR pile. Make sure to follow the whole tour on Mundie Moms and enter the GIVEAWAY below!!
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Top Ten YA Books I’ve Read This Year
1. Fracture by Megan Miranda: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/11108-fracture
I love this book (and the hero Decker) so much. Truly brilliant and un-put-downable. It has mystery, tension, romance, heartbreak and did I mention Decker? Yes. Decker. Go read this.
2. The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/15679-the-bitter-kingdom-fire-and-thorns-3
Have you read THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS yet? If so, then you already know the absolute magic of this trilogy. If not, then what are you waiting for? This trilogy has heart, depth, and the kind of sweeping epicness that made all of us fall for Game of Thrones. Plus, this series has a heroine who is AWESOME, mostly because she doesn’t think she is, and because she has to work to rise to the occasion. Also, this series (and especially this book) have Hector. Trust me. You want to read this.
3. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/13896-if-you-find-me
I can’t even with this book. I just can’t. I don’t think there are words to convey how heartbreakingly brilliant it is. A story of hope and survival against overwhelming odds told by a girl who sounds like backwoods Tennessee meets old English poet. I just … if this book doesn’t win awards, I’m going to go into mourning.
4. Infinityglass by Myra McEntire: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/15652-infinityglass-hourglass-3
Funny, witty, swoony, action-packed … what more do you want? This is a real page-turner and a fabulous finish to a thoroughly entertaining series!
5. Splintered by A.G. Howard: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/13910-splintered
I loved this return to Wonderland book! It’s topsy-turvy, dangerous, and slightly mad, just as a book set mostly in Wonderland should be. And it does an excellent job of taking the mythology of Wonderland and pushing it into the modern world. So well done.
6. Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/15162-the-eternity-cure-blood-of-eden-2
If you love dystopians and vampires, but you figured you were done with those genres? Think again. Kagawa does the near impossible and makes a vampire dystopian feel fresh and exciting. I loved this second installment in the series, and can’t wait to get my hands on the third!
7. Asunder by Jodi Meadows: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/12622-asunder-newsoul-2
Another second book that cemented my love for a series. Asunder takes the lovely romance, the fascinating world, and the atmospheric tension in Incarnate and kicks it up a notch. I was thoroughly captivated! (Also? I’ve read the third book, the one that comes out in January, and wow. Just … wow.)
8. Rootless by Chris Howard: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/13416-rootless
Post-apocalyptic literature done right! Vivid worldbuilding, tons of action, lovely writing, and a narrator who reminded me of Sawyer from Lost. Oh, yes. You’re welcome.
9. Reboot by Amy Tintera: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/14234-reboot-reboot-1
I loved this book so much, I blurbed it. Such an action-packed futuristic dystopian with a heroine like none you’ve ever met. And a hero who will give you all the feels. I promise. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
10. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/13544-the-madmans-daughter
As a fan of classic gothic novels, I fell head over heels for this book. It’s got everything I love about classic gothics (atmospheric tension, surreal settings, and the feeling that the heroine is spinning increasingly out of control through no fault of her own) but with characters that are more relatable to the modern reader. It’s a brilliant gem of a book.
A rich, postapocalyptic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Graceling and Tamora Pierce, this sequel to C. J. Redwine's Defiance continues the story of warrior Rachel Adams and her love, Logan McEntire. With their city-state ravaged, their lives under constant threat from rival armies, and a band of survivors looking to them for leadership, Rachel and Logan must work to forge a new future for them all.
Abandoning the ruins of their home to take their chances in the Wasteland, the group soon realizes their problems have only begun: an unknown killer—possibly inside their ranks—has begun picking off the survivors one by one. And Rachel and Logan must question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.
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