YA Fiction

Ally Condie - Reached

Nov 16, 2012

In 2010, Ally Condie captivated readers with her New York Times bestselling dystopian novel Matched – the first in a trilogy. In it, her characters Cassia, Xander and Ky discovered the highly controlling Society wasn’t what it proclaimed to be, and began their search for freedom and love.

The second novel Crossed, brought us to the outskirts of the Society, as Cassia and Ky searched for each other and the rebellion, in the hopes of finally being together, and getting answers to their many questions.

Set in a small town in South Carolina, the Beautiful Creatures series is steeped in southern tradition, gossipy church goers, and mystical forces that now threaten everything the sleepy town has held so dear. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl intricately crafted two worlds; one of the All-American boy Ethan, and the other of Lena, who is surrounded by dark and light magic.

Michelle Gagnon captivated adults around the world with her bestselling Agent Kelly Jones thrillers. She has now turned her attention to young adult books, and Don’t Turn Around is a pulsating, psychological thriller that will have people of all ages turning the pages. In it, she creates a an incurable disease that only affects teenagers and our characters are deep in the middle of it.

Get the free download of her prequel here

Deep in the Amazon rain forest sits a secret lab. For generations the scientists have managed to keep it and its work there a secret. Known as Little Cam, the residents there have been harboring a secret so deep, that if it came out to the world, it could change it forever. Jessica Khoury's new novel Origin., takes us to uncharted territory as we discover the life of perfect Pia.

In Gabrielle Zevin’s dystopian Birthright Trilogy, we’re brought into a world where chocolate & caffeine are illegal in America, and supplies are run by the mob. Anya Balenchine is at the heart of the controversy; as the rising matriarch of the mob family, she’s finally decided to accept the role, is determined to protect her siblings from the life.

David Levithan has successfully done what so many have failed to do in his novel Every Day; he has captured the very essence of the human condition. Levithan created A’s life and tied it to thousands of others, putting his characters to the test as they try to make sense of A’s odd and once solitary existence.

In Melissa Marr’s Carnival of Souls were brought into two worlds. One is where humans are blind to the witches and supernatural powers that be, and the other is a more carnal place where daimons kill for a higher place in society and lower caste members sell themselves for food and coin. Marr’s writing brings us flawlessly into these places, and gives us just enough to set our imaginations free.

In Kat Rosenfield’s debut novel, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, we’re brought into the lives of two young women who are trying to escape their circumstances. They both have bright futures, but only one has a chance to follow her dreams. Though Becca plans to move forward, she’s obsessed with the mysterious death of Amelia Anne and is reevaluating everything and everyone around her.

Magic changes everything, and that’s especially true for Alex Lee, a teenager who until recently, believed that she didn’t have any living relatives. Set in Savannah, Georgia, Katie Crouch’s The Magnolia League series explores Hoodoo, generations of grudges, and the need for self identity for the League’s youngest members. Crouch’s newest book in the series is The White Glove War.

In Sangu Mandanna’s The Lost Girl we enter a world where those who can afford it, have Echoes weaved of their loved ones. If something were to happen to the original, the Echo steps into their life. They are trained to be exactly like their counterpart, from what they eat and experience, to having identifying tattoos and hair styles.