Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top 5 Young Adult Books for July 2011 thru June 2012

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Top 5 List of Young Adult books

...I've reviewed for July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

I started this last year with my blogging celebration and really enjoyed doing it, and it's easier to do it at this time of year rather than end of year with all going on.

And I always ask a fellow blogger to join in on the post as well, so we get a variety of books, or double whammed on amazing books too. lol. (that's happened, Really!)

My list for the last year:
I've been a bit of a slow side with YA this year, but the ones I've read, I've loved.  Now, in no particular order...

All Wounds by Dina James (#1 of Stranger Things series)

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (#3 of Iron Fey series)

Enclave by Ann Aguirre (#1 of Razorland series)

Dormitory of the Dead by Kelly Lougheed (#2 of Hawthorn Dormitory series)

In the Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton (#2 of Goblin Wars series)










My Guest this year is:
Michelle from Oh! For the LOVE of BOOKS.
I've been following Michelle for several years now, maybe even from close to when I started now that I think about it.  I'm not sure when we found each other out here.  I pay attention to Michelle's reviews.  She reviews many amazing YA Paranormal and YA Urban Fantasy books I want, need, and would love, and books I can suggest to friends with Young Adults looking for great reads.  She never crucifies a book and I get a great feel for the books.  Michelle is a teacher and has taken book suggestions from her students, founding amazing YA books through them and many avenues.  Michelle has also self-published her own YA novel this past year as well... The Owens Legacy: Revelations in Kindle or The Owens Legacy: Revelations (Volume 1) in print.  Take a look if you would like, and yes it's Young Adult.

Now to Michelle's Top 5 YA Reads for the last year:
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
Goddess Interrupted by Amiee Carter
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

54 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I do see quite a few book there that I want to read :D

Michelle Flick said...

All good ones I promise you!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I've only read one of these but the rest are either in my TBR pile or on my wishlist.
I'd have to add Immortal Rules to this list, too!

Gina said...

Great post! I've tried the "top" posts before but I end up with too many to narrow it down. ^_^ On your list, I totally remember your review of DORMITORY and that creepy cover. *shivers* On Michelle's list, GODDESS INTERRUPTED was one of my reads this year (currently stalking a copy of GODDESS LEGACY that just came out)! Thanks for the share ladies and for adding to my wish list....hehe.

Melliane said...

Ok it's when I remember that I need to read more YA lol, I only read the Julia Kagawa series... yes I know I suck, I really need to read more. thanks for sharing!

miki said...

oki i've read obsidian: great
i have godness interrupted ( i think) nbut not read and i want to discover the iron fey serie becaus eionly have book4

So that left a lot of new discovery to make^^

rissatoo said...

Thanks for this list, Mel. Reminds me I need to get Dina's All Wounds!

Actually, it also reminds me I should probably keep a "real" TBR list, not just the 'make a note in mah brain' list... then I wouldn't forget all the FABULOUS books I hear about, right?

*sigh*

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Yep, either books I've read or want to read. These are great lists!!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, they sound like good reads, so you should be safe with them then. :D Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Michelle @ Oh! For the Love of Books, Thank you!! You've added to my want list for sure. :D So glad you joined in on the fun. Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Lisa Richards/alterlisa - So glad to hear you liked a few of these as well. And I have Immortal Rules on the stack here to read. I can't wait to get to it!! :D Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you GMR! Glad to hear you liked the post. And I have the second Goddess book here, needing the first so I can start the series. :D Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melliane, no worries! Really, I really enjoyed the third book more than the first two. But that's me. lol. And with all the books we have lined up, it's hard to keep up with them all. lol. Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

miki, great to hear you enjoyed Obsidian too! Thank you! :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Rissatoo, thank you dear. And you make me laugh with your moment with the internet at work. lol! Oh look...squirrel!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melissa (Books&Things) - lol. So great to know we've grown that list and stack over time. ;D LOL! Thank you!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Great picks guys. I would have to think on this but off the top of my head..Grave Mercy, Immortal Rules, Article 5, Partials and Shatter Me. hmmm..can you tell i like dystopian??

Mary Preston said...

I've added the books I have not read to my wish list. Thank you.

april_hunter24 said...

I've read quiet a few of these books, all of them are so good.

Mirjam said...

A few I've read and a few that I want to read! Two great lists! :)

Veronika said...

Wow, I haven't read the majority of the books on your list. So I added them to my tbr list :) I read Sweet Evil and Obsidian.. awesome books both!

Barbara E. said...

I haven't read any of the books on the list, but I see quite a few that I've been meaning to pick up - they sound really good.

Mel said...

I still have to read Enclave - I think I'm hoarding Ann Aguirre books so I always have at least one I need to read! I've always wanted to read Article 5 as well! :-)

By the way, I can't remember if I said congrats for making your 4 year blogiversary - brill job! :-)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Kimba! Thank you!! Oh, I do have Immortal Rules here and need to get to reading it. I would like to get Partials as well! :D Oh, darn you with the amazing books you are adding to my WANT list. :D Thank yoU!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Marybelle, lol. So glad to share some new books with you. :) Hope you enjoy if you get to get them. Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

April Hunter, Great!! And glad to hear you enjoyed some of these as well. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Mirjam. lol. I think that's right on for all of us. :D Thank you!!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Veronika, great to hear I brought a few new books to your attention. :) That is wonderful to hear, and part of the plan. ;D LOL! Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Barbara E. That's okay, glad to hear we could introduce you to a few new books. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Mel! I think you would love Enclave! And the second book, Outpost, will be out in September? I think. The kid really enjoyed that one too. And thank you!!! Glad you think so. :D Its been wonderful meeting amazing people like yourself out here. :) Thank you!

Maya Floria Yasmin said...

I've never read one of those books :((

Dian said...

I haven't read any book listed there, but they seems so interesting *of course, they are top 5*. Silly me ;) I like dystopian-romance, any reccomendation?

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Maya Floria Yasmin, Well, I'm so glad to introduce you to some new reads. :) Thank you for stopping by!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Dian, Thank you for stopping by, and glad to share some new reads with you. Dystopian-romance...hmmm, in YA I've been a little on the short side lately, but the ones I've read I've really enjoyed. I'm looking over my shelves and not sure if any fall in that category for you, sorry to say. :(

alvina vanila said...

Hai Melissa,
i've read Iron King, but Not The Iron Queen yet.
i've read The Mortal Instrument series (well, actually not finished yet >_<)and i am so curious about Clockwork Prince. Is it as interesting as TMI?

Alexis Steven said...

I want read Enclave and Iron King series. This last have a beautiful covers.

Disincentive said...

To be honest, I heard only about Iron Fey series! And it's on my wishlist :D

Liss Martz said...

Enclave, Sweet Evil and Article 5.. I'm dying to read those!! ~sighs~ Great books! =)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Orybun, Oh, I have loved the Mortal Instruments series as well. ANd I have Clockwork Prince, but need to read it yet. :) Thank you for stopping by!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Alexis Read, I really loved Enclave, and read it with my son who enjoyed it as well. :D Thank you for stopping by and hope you get to enjoy a few of these as well.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Disincentive, Oh wow. Well, glad to share a few new books with you. :) Thank you for stopping by!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Lissette Martinez, lol. Sounds like you have a great list going of YA reads. :) Thank you for stopping by.

Galena said...

I loved Enclave!

Regan said...

Ooh, Clockwork Prince and Obsidian! Loved them. Sadly, I haven't read any others, I don't think.

Cherry said...

I couldn't quite get into the Iron Fey series...

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Galena, thank you for Stopping, and so glad to hear you enjoyed Enclave as well!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Regan, that is okay. :) That just means I've been able to introduce you to some great new books. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Cherry, I read the Iron Fey series with friends, and it was okay to begin with. Each book got better for me. I think the third book was the best out of the series, but many will disagree with me. Oh well. It is a lot of work to get to the third though. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Clockwork Prince! One of my favorite <3 <3

Jen B. said...

Wow, two great book lists. So many of them are on my wish list. I will have to check out the others! jepebATverizonDOTnet Jen B.

Bastard said...

I don't read much YA (practically none really) and I think some of those I do like aren't even marketed as YA even though it may read like it. But here are some:

Mortal Coils
Spellwright
I am not a Serial Killer
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

That's all I got for now.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Hanako Himawari, I need to yet get to Clockwork Prince! I have it here on the shelf, but need to read it. :) Thank you and glad to hear you enjoyed it so.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Jen B. So glad you like the books on the lists. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh, I do want to get Hold Me Closer, Necromancer one of these days... once I get through Dresden files. ;D