In case you haven't heard, I'm a Book Pimp. One of my greatest joys in life is getting The Perfect Book into an Eager Reader's hot little hands. There's so much good stuff out there I had to restrain myself to ten books in each category, but here's a list of recommendations for Young Adult Lit for those of you who've asked for one.** Now, in no particular order:
Books I Have Read and Personally Guarantee:
Books in My TO BE READ PILE That Others Have Loved:
All of these fall into the paranormal romance or fantasy (including dystopian) categories, because that's what I like. Many are the first in a series. I've provided you with Amazon links so you can read descriptions and reviews, but it would be super-dee-duper if you'd buy them at your local independent bookstore or a brick-and-mortar shop.
For those of us who are of a certain age and like reviews by women in our ... ahem ... stage of life - I suggest the website of the FABULOUS Mundie Moms, bringing you book reviews, author chats, interviews and giveaways seven days a week!
For more recommendations, visit Young Adult Books Central. You can find reviews by adults and teens alike, especially helpful if you want a well-rounded opinion. YABC also has AMAZING giveaways and interviews. (It's the site I review for, and it's run by the fab Kimberly Pauley!)
Enjoy, and please let me know what you read and like - or don't like!
**(Rachel, Ellen, Terri and Kristi)