My top 13 Young Adult Novels of the 2010s

To say Young Adult books have had a spectacular decade is an understatement. Coming down from the high of Twilight and thundering past The Hunger Games craze, the leap into 2010 saw YA lit explode.

As this decade wraps up, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite YA novels This list includes novels published between 2010 and 2019. I hope you enjoy this list of books and that you are inspired to start the next decade off with a good book.

13. The Cruel Prince
(The Folk of the Air series) by Holly Black

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

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12. City of Halves by Lucy Inglis 

London. Girls are disappearing. They’ve all got one thing in common; they just don’t know it yet…

Sixteen-year-old Lily was meant to be next, but she’s saved by a stranger: a half-human boy with gold-flecked eyes. Regan is from an unseen world hidden within our own, where legendary creatures hide in plain sight. But now both worlds are under threat, and Lily and Regan must race to find the girls, and save their divided city

11. A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)by Deborah Harkness

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research.
Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.
Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell

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10.The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

 

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9.Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

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8.Moon Tortured by McKenzie Hunter

Death should be the end of your life— not the beginning.

Sky Brooks’s life started with a death—her own. Sky’s spent the first twenty-three years of her life unaware of this, among other things. She always thought she was just a shapeshifter until she wakes up in a strange house in rural Illinois—battered, bruised, and with only vague memories of her mother’s death at the hands of vampires.

At the request of a powerful witch, Sky is put under the protection of the Midwest Pack. But she isn’t sure she can trust them, especially after she meets the dangerously sexy Ethan, a pack member, who’s known for being more ruthless than altruistic. After she’s attacked by a necromancer, a mercenary, and the vampires who killed her mother, she has no choice but to accept the pack’s help.

The Midwest Pack aren’t quite what they seem—but then again, neither is Sky. As they form an uneasy alliance to search for the reason behind the vampires’ vicious attacks, it becomes clear that Sky possesses magic no one has ever seen—and it all started with what happened at her birth


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7.Caraval by Stephanie Garber 

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless, she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic.

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 6.Freeks by Amanda Hocking

 In a world of magical visions and pyrokinesis, Mara just wants to have a normal life. But is that possible?

Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future.

She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town that’s threatening the lives of her friends. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she had in order to save everyone she cares about—and change the future forever.

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5.The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire by Abigail Gibbs

The addictive, enthralling debut by online sensation Abigail Gibbs. The sexiest romance you’ll read this year. One moment can change your life forever…

For Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth – of beautiful mansions and lavish parties – where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no escape… no matter how hard Violet tries.

Yet all the riches in the world can’t mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn.

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4. Wicked(A Wicked Trilogy #1)by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

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3.  There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car.

Shortly after, she and her mother will leave the hospital and set out on a winding journey toward the Grand Canyon.

All Shelby knows is that they’re running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the more Shelby questions everything about her past—and her current reality. Forced to take advantage of the kindness of unsuspecting travelers, Shelby grapples with what’s real, what isn’t, and who she can trust . . . if anybody.

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2. Akarnae (The Medoran Chronicles #1)by Lynette Noni

With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Jennings’s world changes—literally.

Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities. Desperate to return home, she learns that only a man named Professor Marselle can help her… but he’s missing.

While waiting for him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora’s boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. She soon starts to enjoy her bizarre new world and the friends who embrace her as one of their own, but strange things are happening at Akarnae, and Alex can’t ignore her fear that something unexpected… something sinister… is looming.

An unwilling pawn in a deadly game, Alex’s shoulders bear the crushing weight of an entire race’s survival. Only she can save the Medorans, but what if doing so prevents her from ever returning home?

Will Alex risk her entire world—and maybe even her life—to save Medora?

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1. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

There have been so many amazing books over the past 10 years and i am excited to see what the next 10 years will bring.
Happy New Year and Happy reading.

Confessions of a Book Nerds

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As the year grows to an end, and indeed another decade goes bye. We have asked our fellow book nerd to share seem of there deepest book secretes.

Book Confession:
I’ve never read the cruel prince or any Cassandra Clare books 🤭

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Book Confession:
I didn’t care for the Cruel Prince, but I love the Shadowhunter series! I’ve been reading them for so long tho, I’m not sure I would pick them up now if I hadn’t since there are so many books in the series! 😆

Book Confession:
I love reading The Twilight books 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 and I dislike the Black Dagger Brotherhood books

Book Confession:
I didn’t read To Kill a Mocking Bird. I failed that whole section in my English class.

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Book Confession:
I’ve never read any Cassandra Clare books, I tried with the mortal instruments but, no I couldn’t… (I loved the shadowhunters tv show btw)

Book Confession:
I haven’t read an actual physical book in years. All of my books are ebooks that I read on my phone.

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Book Confession:
I’ve never read any Sarah J Maas books, even though I own all of them in physical copies.

Book Confession: I don’t have an issue with books that I don’t like or are damaged being used to cut letters into or hidden holes. Things like that. But if it’s a book I like or love they have to be pretty much perfect condition to be on my selves or it goes through me. I have boxes of books that are worn from use for friends to borrow or have that are doubles even triples of my favorites.

Book Confession:
Although I LOVE all of JLA Characters Seth is my least favorite. I’m pretty sure I could go on and on with my confessions but I’ll end it here.

Book Confession: I’ve never read the wicked series nor the titan series (I do own the first two books though).

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Book Confession:
I refuse to read certain things just because they’re too popular, i.e. The Fault in Our Stars or Divergent

Book Confession:
I can’t stand reading books written in the third person, it drives me crazy so I always read the first page of the book to see if it’s in first- person.

Book Confession:
One of the first books I ever decided to buy because I’d didn’t want to wait for it to be ready in the library was Allegiant by Veronica Roth (last book in Divergent series). Waste of money. Was a hard copy too. Will always regret giving money to her. WHO ENDS A SERIES LIKE THAT.

Book Confession:
I actually never have read Harry Potter…

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Book Confession:
I don’t care for Sarah J Maas books. I try but I get so enraged about halfway through a series I quit.

Book Confession:
Thanks to Kindle Unlimited I discovered that I actually enjoy reading *some* Paranormal Reverse Harem Academy books. I will say I’m picky about the ones I read. I have DNFed a few 😂

Book Confession:
Sometimes I stop reading books completely because I get so annoyed by certain main characters…the After-Series for example. I couldn’t even finish the first book 🙄😝

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Book Confession:
It took me 5 years to finish Opposition because I was so mad at Daemon and what was happening in the book but I finished it this summer and was glad I did

Book Confession:
(back story is that I have a library in my house and I LOVE BOOKS.. they are my friends) I never use a bookmark unless I am borrowing a book, I have chucked 4 books across the room because of characters being stupid, and I impersonate the characters i.e they bite their lip, I bit mine lol….. I’m a dork

Book Confession:
I buy a lot of books that I haven’t read yet.

Book confessions:
all of Jennifer l Armontrout books are written in such a way that I can’t read any other books if they aren’t similar to her style of writing or I get annoyed and don’t read the rest of the story

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Confessions of a book nerd

COMING SOON

With the new year approaching i am going to sharing book confession fron my friends in the book world.
Do you want to make a confession DM me or if your brave you can post in the comment ?

I would love to hear your confessions.

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Review The Queen of Nothing

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black

Synopsis

He will be the destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy

Review

The queen of Nothing by Holly Black is the epic conclusion two Folk of the air series.Picking up where we left off Jude is now exiled and living in the mortal Realm. Powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal, but Jude does not spend her time pining for her lost King she’s planning her return.Her Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn. But can she be trusted?Returning to the faerie court has its own risks and not just because she is exiled. Elfhame is not as she left it. War is fast approaching. The situation becomes more complicated as Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.In a realm were power is easy acquired. The question is who will be left holding the crown.This is a magical conclusion to the series. Though i do home that we might get to see a little more of our favorite royals.

Book a day challenge Day 📚 The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Book a day challenge Day 📚

The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

New year, new you! Don’t miss this monster of a New York Times bestseller, a stunning and dark reimagining of Frankenstein that internationally bestselling author Stephanie Garber raves is “exquisitely disturbing.”Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness. #bookaday #bookstagram #instabooks #bookish#booktube #booklover #ya #flipthatbook #literature#fantasy #library #lovebooks#youngadult #yalit #bibliophile #instagood #bookworm #yabook #f4f
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