Young Adult Poll
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  • September 2, 2011

Hello folks. I’m going to do a little unofficial poll here. I’ll probably tie these answers into the Blood Magic Challenge.

My Question is this: What are some of your favourite Young Adult titles that you have read in 2011? These don’t necessarily have to be YA titles released in 2011 just any that you have read this year that have wowed you? Leave any answers below in the comments.

And… go.

– BP

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*Added September 4th, 2011… the List of Suggestions (compiled from here and twitter). Please suggest more and different titles… I’m trying to get a wide variety of YA books going.

Divergent – Veronica Roth. Read.
Anna and the french Kiss – Stephanie Perkins. Read.

13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher. Unread.
Before I fall – Lauren Oliver. Unread.
Looking for Alaska – John Greene. Unread.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor. Read.
A Need So Beautiful – Suzanne Young. Unread.
Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi. Read.
Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. Read.
The Maze Runner – James Dashner. Unread.
Bedbugs – Ben H. Winter. Unread.
Delirium – Lauren Oliver. Read.
Fairy Bad Day – Amanda Ashby. Unread.
The Exiled Queen – Cinda Williams Chima. Unread.
The Hollow – Jessica Verday. Unread.
The Haunted – Jessica Verday. Unread.
Nightshade – Andrea Cremer. Read.
Wolfsbane – Andrea Cremer. Read.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan. Read.
Hourglass – Myra McEntire. Unread.
Hard Love – Ellen Wittlinger. Unread.
Ascendant – Diana Peterfreund. Read.
Halo – Alexandra Adornetto. Read.
The Gathering – Kelley Armstrong. Unread
Immortal Beloved – Cate Tiernan. Unread.
Shift – Jeri Smith Ready. Read.
Ruby Red – Kerstin Gier. Unread
Bloodlines – Richelle Mead. Read.
City of Fallen Angels – Cassandra Clare. Read.
Raised by Wolves – Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Unfinished.
Trial by Fire – Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Unread.
If I Stay – Gayle Forman. Unread.
Where she Went – Gayle Forman. Unread.
What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen. Unread.
Beautiful Darkness – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Read.
White Cate – Holly Black. Read.
Red Glove – Holly Black. Read.
Hex Hall – Rachel Hawkins. Read.
Demon glass – Rachel Hawkins. Read.
Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater. Read.
Angel fire – Courtney Allison Moulton. Read.
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. Read.
Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins. Read.
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins. Read.
The Summer I turned Pretty – Jenny Han. Unread.
It’s Not Summer without you – Jenny Han. Unread.
We’ll Always Have Summer – Jenny Han. Unread.
Across the Universe – Beth Revis. Read.
Memento Nora – Angie Smibert. Unread.
Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey. Unread.
Going Bovine – Libba Bray. Unread.
Blood Red Road – Moira Young. Unread.
Tighter – Adele Griffin. Unread.
Welcome to Bordertown – Unread.
A Brief History of montmaray – Michelle Cooper. Unread.
The Fitzosbournes in Exile – Michelle Cooper. Unread.
Nevermore – Kelly Creagh. Read.
Wither – Lauren Destefano. Read.
Branded – Keary Taylor. Unread.
The Pace – Shelena Shorts. Unread.
The Iron King – Julie Kagawa. Unread.
The Iron Daughter – Julie Kagawa. Unread.
The Iron Queen – Julie Kagawa. Unread.
Sea – Heidi R. Kling. Unread.
Sea Changes – Aimee Friedman. Unread.
Timeless – Alexandra Monir. Unread.
Dark Eden – Patrick Carman. Unread.

Great start…any other thoughts?

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2011-09-02 20:00:06 Reply

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


2011-09-02 21:30:36 Reply

Absolutely Divergent. I also really enjoyed A Need So Beautiful.


2011-09-02 21:42:00 Reply

And I also had the good fortune of having a friend loan me their ARC of Shatter Me and it was amazing!!


2011-09-02 21:45:11 Reply

Before I Fall, Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Bedbugs, Delirium, … oh my – I go thru several books a week so it’s kinda hard to keep track lol

Now I’m adding Shatter Me to my want list 😀


2011-09-02 23:51:05 Reply

Divergent – Veronica Roth. Read.
Anna and the french Kiss – Stephanie Perkins. Read.
13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher. Unread.
Before I fall – Lauren Oliver. Unread.
Looking for Alaska – John Greene. Unread.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor. Read.
A Need So Beautiful – Suzanne Young. Unread.
Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi. Read.
Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. Read.
The Maze Runner – James Dashner. Unread.
Bedbugs – Ben H. Winter. Unread.
Delirium – Lauren Oliver. Read.

This is a great start guys… keep ’em coing!


2011-09-02 23:59:57 Reply

I’d like to add Fairy Bad Day to the list, but then I already suggested to you via Facebook. lol

I’ll come back with some more before the month is out, promise. 😀


2011-09-03 00:30:49 Reply

The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima.


2011-09-02 21:09:51 Reply

I completely agree on Divergent and Anna. I read 13 Reasons Why, Before I Fall, and Looking for Alaska and those are my other favorite books. I’m also currently reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone and I can’t even express in words about how awesome this book is.


2011-09-03 13:56:30 Reply

The Hollow and The Haunted by Jessica Verday
The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
Nevermore by Kelley Creagh
Nightshade and Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
The Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy by Carrie Ryan
Hourglass by Myra Mcentire

Mike G

2011-09-03 14:38:30 Reply

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger
The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy by Carrie Ryan
Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund


2011-09-03 19:52:41 Reply

Out of the books I’ve read so far this year, I really liked:
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Nightshade and Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
Shade and Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
Dracula by Bram Stoker (old, I know, but I just read it for the first timme over the summer) and
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier


2011-09-03 20:52:58 Reply

PHAALALALALALAAAA This could go on for a long time, so I’m going to do my best to narrow it down!

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
City of Fallen Angels and Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Raised by Wolves and Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
If I stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Curse Workers series by Holly Black
The Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Summer Series by Jenny Han

Okay, so I did my best to narrow, but they are all so goood! And in no particular order!

SusieBookworm (Susanna)

2011-09-03 22:19:30 Reply

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Memento Nora by Angie Smibert
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Tighter by Adele Griffin
Welcome to Bordertown (anthology)
The Montmaray Journals series by Michelle Cooper


2011-09-04 01:31:18 Reply

I saw someone name Nevermore by Kelley Creagh and yes I did read that this summer and really loved it! 🙂


2011-09-04 04:38:21 Reply

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Branded by Keary Taylor
The Pace by Shelena Shorts
The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
Timeless by Alexandra Monir

Mickey @ imabookshark

2011-09-04 15:17:00 Reply

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Freefall by Mindi Scott
Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Anathema by KA Tucker
Euphoria by Jourdan Alexandra

Jamie Krakover

2011-09-04 15:36:41 Reply

From your list, I loved City of Fallen Angels and Hunger Games series.

Im currenlty read Shiver, and I am almost done. Really enjoying it so far.

Some other favorites of mine
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott (6 book series 5 out currently, The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer and The Warlock)
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Tormented by Lauren Kate
House of Night Series by PC and Kristin Cast


2011-09-04 15:42:47 Reply

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols.
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols.
Love Story by Jennifer Echols.
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma.
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton.
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter.
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck.
Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck.
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa.
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa.
The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen.
The Underworld by Jessica Sorensen.
Warped by Maurissa Guibord.
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal.
Timeless by Alexandra Monir.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han.
It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han.
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.
The Ex-Games by Jennifer Echols.
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro,

Whoa! I really do love a lot of books this year!


2011-09-04 17:12:39 Reply

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer


2011-09-04 18:58:03 Reply

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Jenny Pox by JL Bryan
Tommy Nightmare by JL Bryan
Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren
Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Stay by Deb Caletti
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Crave by Melinda Metz
Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
Shift and Shadae by Jeri Smith-Ready

It’s really so hard to narrow it down!


April X

2011-09-04 19:07:26 Reply

Most of mine have already been named… but I love love love Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John 🙂


2011-09-04 20:32:17 Reply

The Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian (all 9 books)
Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong


2011-09-04 22:21:48 Reply

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. I absolutely loved it.


2011-09-04 22:28:22 Reply

I loved the The Last Survivors series by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

Life As We Knew It
The Dead and Gone
This World We Live In


2011-09-04 23:21:14 Reply

My favourites so far this year:

White Cat and Red Glove by Holly Black
Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Entagled by Cat Clarke
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
Lockdown: Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross


2011-09-05 04:02:19 Reply

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Ifrah Kamil

2011-09-05 09:58:59 Reply

Waterfall (River of Time#1)—Lisa Tawn Bergren
Cascade (River of Time#2) —Lisa Tawn Bergren
The Iron King—Julie Kagawa
The Iron Daughter—Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen—Julie Kagawa
The Iron Knight—Julie Kagawa
Hex Hall—Rachel Hawkins
Demonglass—Rachel Hawkins
The Gathering—Kelley Armstrong
The Summoning—Kelley Armstrong
The Awakening—Kelley Armstrong
The Reckoning—Kelley Armstrong


2011-09-05 22:34:55 Reply

TOTAL agree with Daughter of Smoke and Bone. AMAZEBALLS! Also, I don’t think I saw this on the list, but Lola and the Boy Next Door.


Best books I’ve read in years!


2011-09-05 21:47:03 Reply

The Gathering
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
All These Things I’ve Done
The Near Witch



2011-09-06 14:48:10 Reply

I just read Anna Dressed in Blood and it was pretty great. I never wanted to put it down!
My list for 2011:
The Hunger Games Series – Suzanne Collins
Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake
Bloodlines-Richelle Mead
Hex Hall – Rachel Hawkins
Demon Glass – Rachel Hawkins
Torn – Eric O’Rourke
Matched – Ally Condie
Texas Gothic – Rosemary Clement-Moore
Hollowland – Amanda Hocking
Wither – Lauren DeStefano
Firelight – Sophie Jordan
As the World Dies Series- Rhiannon Frater
Divergent – Veronica Roth
The Dark and Hollow Places – Carrie Ryan
Passion – Lauren Kate
Across the Universe – Beth Revis
Outside In – Maria V. Snyder
Nightshade – Andrea Cremer
Wolfsbane – Andrea Cremer
City of Fallen Angels – Cassandra Clare

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2011-09-06 16:39:00 Reply

Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
The Beginning of After – Jennifer Castle
Imaginary Girls – Nova Ren Suma
The Line – Teri Hall
Forgotten – Cat Patrick
Putting Makeup on Dead People – Jen Violi
Hourglass – Myra McEntire
Haunting Violet – Alyxandra Harvey


2011-09-07 01:17:38 Reply

Incarceron – Catherine Fisher
Sapphique – Catherine Fisher
All Just Glass – Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Abarat – Clive Barker
Crash Into Me – Albert Borris

Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading!

2011-09-07 21:29:14 Reply

Enclave by Ann Aguirre


2011-09-12 12:48:43 Reply

Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins, Suite Scarlett – Maureen Johnson, Dramarama – E. Lockhart, Hold Still – Nina LaCour, If I Stay – Gayle Forman, Catcher in the Rye, Mostly Good Girls – Leila Sales


2011-09-16 09:52:47 Reply

I don’t know if it classified as YA, but I REALLY enjoyed “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore!