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Give the Gift of Reading: YA Shopping List

November 24th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

Thanksgiving is almost here and we are all starting to think about what to buy as gifts for everyone for the holidays.  Why not buy a book?

After taking submissions from book lovers around the world there were over 140 YA books that were suggested as favorites if you are looking for gifts for young adults or young at heart. Here are the top picks. Download a printable version here.   See what other bloggers had to say about some of the top picks.
Full list of suggestions.

Angels & Demons

Fairies

Ghosts

Vampires

Werewolves

Other Paranormal

Contemporary YA

Fantasy/Sci-Fi

  • Graceling (Book1 of The Seven Kingdoms) by Kristen Cashore
  • Fire (Book 2 of The Seven Kingdoms)by Kristin Cashore

Historical YA

Dystopians/Utopians

Other YA

What do other bloggers have to say?

Click on their blog link to see their full review.

The Iron King:
There are tons are books and series out there about Faeries, but I assure you that Julie Kagawa’s are completely original. If you pick one Faerie series to read or gift make it The Iron Fey! They are a treat.
-Lori from Pure Imagination

High fantasy that appeals to even the least likely of fantasy fans, the Iron Fey series mixes otherworldly political intrigue, romance and the power of magic to create a dramatic and fast paced story.  Forces of good and evil mix it up in an effort to sway one human girl’s power to their advantage until she makes a stand on her own.  A must have for any lover of strong characters, deeply emotional plot and fantastical romance.
-Michelle from GalleySmith

A Certain Slant of Light:
I read A Certain Slant of Light a couple of years ago and from page one I was completely in love with the story. Its full of beautiful writing and it will stick with you for a long time to come.
-Lori from Pure Imagination

Clockwork Angel:
Cassandra Clare brings back her fantastically written universe of the Shadow Hunter Realm but this time in prequel form. Clockwork Angel is set in Victorian England and is full of steam punk characters that will chill you to the bone. Clare builds a believable universe filled with half-angels avenging our world from downworlders. This story is perfect for the fantasy lover in your home.
-Pam from Bookalicio.us

Nightshade:
Nightshade is a gem in this genre filled with books about werewolves. Andra has created something so original and engaging that you will want the sequel before you even finish the book.
-Lori from Pure Imagination

If you pick up just one werewolf book Nightshade should definitely be the one.  Will leave you hungering for more.
-Debbie from Debbie’s World of Books

he paranormal lover on your list will rejoice when they find Nightshade under the tree. Calla lives in two worlds, by day she goes to school and by night she is an Alpha Guardian sworn to protect the Keepers and their
land. When Shay comes into the picture Calla begins to question whether she really wants to be married to the other Alpha Ren or if she wants to break away from the comfortable life she has always known and live a life on the run for true love.
-Pam from Bookalicio.us

Vampire Academy:
The is my second favorite series of all time and Rose is one of my favorite characters ever! You really need to share this series everyone so they can see its awesomeness!
-Lori from Pure Imagination

My all time favorite YA vampire series.  Twilight has nothing on Vampire Academy. Rose is a kick ass heroine.
-Debbie from Debbie’s World of Books

The Sky is Everywhere:
A powerful story of love centered around the loss of a beloved family member.  Volleying between her former future brother-in-law and the new boy in town a young girl’s grieving tears her love life apart.  Powerful in prose, dialogue and emotion The Sky is Everywhere is a contemporary read filled with promise and ultimately joy.
-Michelle from GalleySmith

The Maze Runner:
A “boy book” still fitting for girls, The Maze Runner is action packed from the first page to the last.  Follow Thomas and his friends as they fight against a living breathing Maze to put the pieces of  his life back together.
-Michelle from GalleySmith

Graceling:
How can I even begin to review this book? How could I get you to trust me and read it, for it is one of the best book I’ve ever read? I can think of only one way: Must Read.
-Sabrina from YA Bliss

 Wildthorn:
Wilthorn is a great gift for mystery and thriller lover. Set in Victorian England this story will have your young adult reader glued to it’s pages. When sent to Wilthorn Hall Louisa Cosgrove is told she is delusional and her name is not really Louisa. Is she insane or is this some plot to teach her a lesson for wanting to become a doctor in a time where women had little rights? Fast paced and full of action Wildthorn is a perfect read for those cold winter months.
-Pam from Bookalicio.us

Full List of Suggestions

Contemporary YA

Historical YA

Paranormal YA

Angels & Demons

Fairies

Ghosts

Special Powers

Vampires

Werewolves

Zombies

Other

Fantasy/Sci-Fi YA

Other YA

Dystopia/Utopia

Misc.

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4 Responses

  1. Page (One Book At A Time)

    What a list! So many great titles on there. I’m going to have to come and pick out ones I haven’t read and add them to the list!

  2. Mad Scientist

    Pleasant day to you,

    What a grand list and many thanks to you by I”m sure many for making it.

    I hope you have an extremely wonderful and thankful day no matter how you spend it.

    Please do stop by anytime for a spot of tea & currently I have a giveaway as well and sign up for a new 2011 reading challenge if you find it worthy.

    Happy Turkey Day,
    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

  3. Lisa

    What an amazing list of books and all compiled in one place. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Rosa

    I would like to suggest The Tyrll Trilogy book 1 Switched by Amanda Hocking

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