Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Top Ten Tuesday-YA books that adults will enjoy 2

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/top-ten-tuesday/

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I'm doing a second week of my look at YA/NA series that adults might like as again, the topic doesn't really suit me. 

1) Suzy Turner-Raven
A teenager is sent to relatives in Canada where she discovers her shifting abilities and a new sense of family and community. I loved the characters and the mythology but have yet to read the whole trilogy.

2) James Todd Cochrane-Max and the Gatekeeper
Max doesn't want to spend the summer with his grandfather but discovers that his grandfather is a gatekeeeper to another world and can move between them. Max discovers that evil people are out to gain control of the gate. Loved the story and an OAP hero was great!

3) Eoin Colfer-Artemis Fowl
Evil child genius Artemis is in all kinds of trouble when he kidnaps a fairy cop. Great characters and a lot of humour. Am I wrong to like this guy? His sidekick Butler is great and you just have to love Foaly.

4) Suzanne Collins-The Hunger Games
Children from each district are chosen to take part in a brutal fight to the death game televised for the rich and bored. This was one of my favourite ever reads and I still haven't watched all the films yet.

5) Sarah Dalton-My Daylight Monsters
Mary has visions, can communicate with ghosts and can see what is wrong with people. It has led to her being trapped in a medical facility with mentally ill teenagers who are all at risk from a killer. Great prequel, loved the characters and look forward to the series. 

6) JK Rowling-Harry Potter
What can I say? Magic, great world building, danger and a lot of laughs.

7) Ambelin Kwaymullina-The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf
Tribe leader Ashala has been betrayed by a friend and captured by their enemy who wants to destroy her illegal homeless group. This was a clever story with lots of twists and I keep meaning to look for sequels.

8) Mark Walden-HIVE
Otto took revenge on the PM by making him moon at journalists and ending his career. It earned him a one way ticket to a school for evil geniuses but all Otto wants to do is escape. Great characters, fun and action scenes.

9) Dave Ferraro-Dark Genesis 
Alyssa awakes with amnesia in a strange world of magic and monsters and has to rely on new friends on a dangerous quest to find a way home. Lots of action with fantasy and steampunk elements.  

10) AZ Green-Beasthood 
Jaz is kidnapped and awakes in a compund far from home, told that she is a shifter. Trying to adapt to her new reality and pack, she discovers that betrayal and pack wars could be the death of her. Excellent and different shifter novel.

Sorry for the short and not very exciting descriptions-I've had computer issues for two days and this has taken forever to compose. Look up the books on Goodreads or similar!

16 comments:

  1. I have read a few o my these like Harry Potter hunger games and Artemis fowl. Some are new to me. I am an adult who mostly reads ya so I like a lot of ya books.

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    1. I liked that these books didn't just go into love triangles or have the whiny teen characters. That's the issue I have with reading YA these days!

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  2. You evil enabler...I have to have those Sarah Dalton books now!

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    1. If I'm going down under a pile of books, I'm bringing all of you with me!

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  3. Great list! I've only read three of these YA, but I'm very tempted to try Raven and Dark Genesis. :)

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    1. I need to finish the Raven series as I really enjoyed the first one. I also want to reread Dark Genesis when time allows...

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  4. I love the Artemis Fowl books - I should really do a reread.

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. I've read half the series-not sure why I haven't finished it but a complete reread is probably in order!

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  5. I loved Hunger Games and Harry Potter.

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  6. Besides Harry Potter, I haven't heard of any of the other books on this list. Thanks for the new discoveries, I'm definitely taking notes!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  7. yes, HP is always a winner. I haven't read The Hunger Games but I loved the movies

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    1. I love The Hunger Games books. I still need to watch the films though!

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  8. YES to The Hunger Games and Harry Potter. I’ve heard good things about Artemis Fowl, but I don’t know if I’ll ever have time to read that series.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. That's the book lover problem-too many great books out there and not enough time to read them. This is why I envy vampires!

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