Can I cheat and name a series? The Hunger Games series, I'd have to say was the best. If not, I'd have to say Bad Girls Don't Die. LOVED , loved that book! Also, want to note that the Mortal Instruments series was pretty darned close to The Hunger Games series and...I'm having a hard time picking just one. Sorry! :D
Wow!! Tough. Hmm...I have to go with Radiant Shadows. I know some folks don't like the Wicked Lovely series because of how Melissa Marr focuses on different couples, different aspects of the world she's built, but for me I like that. I LOVED the two main characters in RS. Oh, also have to plug an older book, but I just finished reading it - Vampire Diaries~The Awakening & The Struggle.
Then Jessie said in response to Sheri's email:
Nikki said: Ooh tough one. I read a TON of books this year!! I guess I'll go with Anna and the French Kiss. But The Mockingbirds is a close second!
Then Nikki said in response to Jessie's email:
Me: I'm choosing MATCHED as one of the most amazing books I read--period--for overall awesomeness. I loved THE REPLACEMENT to for it's atmosphere. And, PARANORMALCY was a blast to read.
Now, here a few other TOP TEN/TOP READS of 2010 that I found while poking around the internet. Seems the Oasis girls picked a few of the books on the following lists.
According to Young Adult Library Serives Association the Top Ten YA novels (by teen's choice) were:
The Teens' Top Ten 2010 is:
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
- Heist Society by Ally Carter
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
- Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
- Fire by Kristin Cashore
- Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
1. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE BY BETH REVIS
Okay. I could do a stupid Old Spice impression (look at the cover, now look at the blurb, now back at the cover, etc.) but really, I don’t have any words. I’ve been hearing awesome things about this one, and now I’ve heard that the finished copy is going to be even more awesome, and I can’t wait for it!
2. BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY BY RUTH SEPETYS
Have you guys seen the video? This book is going to be heart wrenching, I just know it. And I’m always up for a little heart wrenching, especially when it highlights actual events.
3. THE DAY BEFORE BY LISA SCHROEDER
Intense! This one looks intense! Even the cover itself is intense. And I love dark and mysterious men.
4. ENTWINED BY HEATHER DIXON
Yess! The Twelve Dancing Princesses is one of my FAVOURITE fairy tales ever. Really. I know there’s a couple of other books on it, but I haven’t read them, and I’m really looking forward to this one!
5. FALLING UNDER BY GWEN HAYES
Again with the dark and mysterious men. What are you trying to do to me, 2011?!
6. THE IRON WITCH BY KAREN MAHONEY
I’m really not a fey fan. I have yet to be converted. But this one looks really good and interesting, and I love the cover!
7. LIKE MANDARIN BY KIRSTEN HUBBARD
I am beyond excited for this one! I love the cover, and I love that it’s a contemporary, and it has a very intriguing plot. I can’t wait to see what happens, and I already can’t wait to see more from Kirsten Hubbard!
8. THE NEAR WITCH BY VICTORIA SCHWAB
Eeeh, have you guys read this blurb? The blurb rocks, truly. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. It sounds super original, the cover is pretty, and it’s got a romantic bit as well as sounding super creepy.
9. OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE BY LORRAINE ZAGO ROSENTHAL
I am so excited for this book. I rambled about it a bit in my Waiting on Wednesday post about it, but it just sounds like it’s going to be awesome. New York City, prep schools, love, and angst? Plus it’s a contemporary. Sounds like it has all the right elements to me!
10. PAPER COVERS ROCK BY JENNY HUBBARD
Yes, yes, yes. Boarding schools are automatic “yes”s for me! Plus, boy POV. And the cover? He’s kind of a babe. I will definitely be picking this one up!So, what about you, Oasis reader? Have a favorite read this year? Now of any other Top Ten YA lists out there?? Please share!