Now that my brain seems to work (at the moment) I thought I would post a blog on my favorite YA books. Yes , I am one of those adults that read YA...I am not ashamed! :c)
First up is the "Uglies" series by Scott Westerfeld..
Uglies is set in a futuristic world in which everyone has an operation when they turn sixteen, making them Pretties. Pretties have perfect big eyes and full lips. No one's fat or skinny. They live to party and make themselves prettier through more operations, life's always bubbly. You might think this is a good thing, but it’s not. Especially if you’re one of the Smokies, a bunch of radical teens that live in the wilderness, who’ve decided they want to keep their own faces. And those that do not have the operation are secretly hunted down by the Specials ,a group of agents, who's bodies are made into weapons. It's pretty cool!
Uglies is a trilogy-plus-one, with Extras being a “companion novel” and told from a different point of view.
The next series on my list is "The Hunger Games" trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
|THE HUNGER GAMES |
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
I loved this series! So much action and adventure, if you haven't read this series yet, you really should.
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
The last YA (but not the least) book series on my list is the "Twilight" series by Stephenie Meyer..
Speaking of Stephenie Meyer. Have you read her book "The Host?" It's not considered YA, but thought since I am mentioning her already...well..then..why, not?
When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
Still haven't read "The short second life of Bree Tanner." So I have nothing to say about that one.
I love all of these books! They all made me laugh, cry, sigh and want to scream at times...I felt I really knew each character and what they were going through. I read each series in less then a weeks time...I could not put these books down ! If you haven't read any of these books yet, I highly recommend you do. They are grrreeat! ;c)