2) Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Beth Revis is a delight, and so is her debut YA sci-fi trilogy about a couple of teens on a generational spaceship travelling to a new home planet who uncover a murderous political scheme. This is the first book in that series.
3) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. This is the first in yet another series that I often recommend, an emotional YA dystopian with unusual style/formatting about a girl who, after being imprisoned for years because of her deadly touch, falls in love for the first time.
5) Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. In my opinion, Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series is the best of her work so far. This is the second book in the YA historical fantasy trilogy, which is about a young woman with unusual powers who gets drawn into a conspiracy amidst the paranormal world of Victorian London.
6) The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. This is a fierce standalone YA fantasy by the force of nature that is Maggie Stiefvater, about a romance between two competitors in a deadly water horse race.
7) Wither by Lauren DeStefano. This book is the first in a YA dystopian trilogy where a disease causes everyone to die in their early twenties, leading to a world where young women are kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to rich young men. It is not for the faint of heart, but it's quite an interesting story.
8) Prized by Caragh M. O'Brien. This is the second in a YA dystopian trilogy about a young midwife living outside the privileged inner city who, after her parents are arrested, decides to find out the truth about why she's forced to send a quota of babies into the city each year. It's got a lot of interesting science and a lovely romance.
9) Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz. The Alex Rider series, a YA thriller about a boy spy working with MI6, is a longtime favorite of mine, and this was meant to be the conclusion to the series--although there's now another new book, so I guess Anthony Horowitz changed his mind. Still, I thought it was a brilliant and heartbreaking conclusion that wrapped up the series quite well.
10) Entwined by Heather Dixon. This YA fantasy is a beautiful retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," where twelve princess trapped in their castle are allowed escape to a dance in a magical world each night--but not without a price.
See you again next week!
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