Recommendations

This is just a list of the very best that Junior Fiction, Young Adult and New Adult, in my opinion, has to offer. It’s a great starting place if you’re looking for something new to try and is by no means an exhaustive list – I have many, many more that I would also highly recommend – so check out my reviews or Goodreads page for more ideas.

 

FANTASY

 

Amulet or Samarkand, The (Bartimaeus Series Book 1) by Johnathan Stroud

Plain Kate by Erin Bow *

Poison Study by Maria V. Synder

The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner

Sabriel by Garth Nix

His Dark Materials (Northern Lights, Subtle Night, Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan *

Old Magic by Marianne Curley

 

HISTORICAL

 

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, The by Eva Rice

Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot

Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery *

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

The Sally Lockhart Quartet by Philip Pullman

Flambards Series by K.M Peyton

Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

A Spoonful of Jam by Michelle Magorian

The Raging Quiet by Sherry Jordan

VIII by Harriot Caster *

Scarlet by A.C Gaughen

 

CONTEMPORARY

 

The 10pm Question by Kate De Goldi *

Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta **

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness *

Easy by Tammara Webber **

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry Series Book 1) by Simone Elkeles

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy *



DYSTOPIAN

 

Chaos Walking Trilogy (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men) by Patrick Ness

Blood Red Road (Dustlands Series Book 1) by Moira Young

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

 

PARANORMAL

 

Name of the Star, The by Maureen Johnson

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy by Stacey Kade

The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot

 

CLASSICS

 

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Pride and Prejudice (and any of her other works) by Jane Austen

 

FAIRYTALE

 

A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale *

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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