Check It Out

So, apparently, I only read young adult novels now. It started with the Harry Potters and the Twilights, but it's moved on from there. I know I'm an "adult", or whatever, but something about these books as really been drawing me in .Thankfully, I look like I'm 16 most days, so I don't look quite as weird checking armfuls of YA novels out at the library. I highly encourage you to check out books that aren't written just for adults.

Like chick lit and/or romance? Sarah Dessen's there for you. She has a bunch of teen romance novels, with outcast, lonely girls and wounded, sad boys that you just want to save. They're sweet in their innocence and simplicity.

Like action/adventure? The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is excellent. I was flipping through the pages as quickly as possible to see what happened next. I read most of the series in a week. I can't wait for the movie.

A fan of Twilight? Try the Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater. It's about werewolves, not vampires, and the quality of writing is a lot better (no murmuring) but a similar compulsive readability and love-at-first-sight plot line.

But nothing has prepared me for the sheer amazingness of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. They're about a dystopian North America, where the government pits young people against each other in a televised last man standing competition. I didn't expect to love these as much as I did. I've never even seen an episode of Survivor. But these books are so freaking good, I couldn't put them down. There's a great love triangle (I love Peeta. LOVE), awesome, breathtaking action, and fascinating look at what the future could hold. I can't wait until August when the third and final book comes out.


I'm doing this again because I love it:

Copied from Avitable:

1. Go to the "Random Article" link on Wikipedia. Write down the title of the article. This is the name of your band.

2. Go to “Random Quotations” and the last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3. Go to Flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days”. The third picture will be your album cover.


Robin said...

I hated Twilight, so I guess this one is a no for me?

Amanda said...

Robin- Well... maybe. It has a better quality of writing, and not nearly as many adjectives. But it is still about a plain girl and a beautiful supernatural being who love each other for no clear reason

Avitable said...

Hunger Games is awesome and I can't wait to read the rest. Teen fiction has gotten so much better than I remember it being.

I love your album.

Sarcastica said...

You should read the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlene Harris - loved them, way better than Twilight and totally amazingly funny.

I know what you mean, I can't get enough of YA either haha.

Amanda said...

Avitable- I don't know if it sucked when I was a teen, or I just wasn't paying attention

Sarcastica- I've read them! I had been reading the series as it's come out but I got the boxed set for my birthday and re read the series