YA Winter Wish List

Ok, so I've been lazy. Not really. Been polishing my soul, singing a lot, editing the preview of my WIP (work in Progress) for my Twins of Tessar fans (thanks!!!)

It is not lazy to laze this time of year. It's WINTER. Time to lie around under a cozy blanket (NOT a snuggie!) dream big dreams, read Twilight (yes, for the Very First Time), watch quality movies, and think warm thoughts.

Due to an insanely busy couple of years, I am behind in the fiction world. Winter feels like a great time to catch up. I'm collecting favorite YA novels, especially those that have "breakout" appeal to adults (as sometimes I behave like one of those).

Here's a few that others have recommended:
THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
John Green’s PAPER TOWNS
The Mortal Instruments (4 novels) Cassandra Clare
Story Time by Edward Bloor
Soulless by Christopher Golden
Noughts & Crosses series by Malorie Blackman
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The Faerie Series by Holly Black
The Compound by  S.A. Bodeen
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan

Leave a comment and let me know your favorite breakout YA novel...


  1. Soulless by Christopher Golden is FANTASTIC. I always say it's a movie between two book covers. I hope you check it out! Golden is my favorite contemporary author, and you'll find a lot of great stand-alone titles as well as series in his library of works.

  2. Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia, By Cindy Pon
    MISTWOOD by Leah Cypess
    A CONSPIRACY OF KINGS by Megan Whalen Turner
    Heroes of the Valley. By Jonathan Stroud

    for younger readers, Booklist Best fantasy 2009:
    Attica By Garry Kilworth
    The Carbon Diaries, 2015. By Saci Lloyd
    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. By Grace Lin