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Hello, hello! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on Bookevin is.. the Top Ten Books Every YA Reader Should Read because, well, YA is the best genre there is. Hands down.
1. Harry Potter series by the one and only J. K. Rowling
It’s Harry Potter. ‘Nuff said. If you disagree with me, let’s duel. If you think Harry Potter is awesome, let’s be friends!
2. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
If you’ve been following my blog and Twitter, you would probably know that I’m quite the SJM fanboy. Like, when she came to Malaysia last month, I only missed one signing and it was because of class (boo!). I would definitely recommend the Throne of Glass series to anyone and everyone who reads YA. Like, dude. It’s Sarah J. Maas we’re talking about – badass female characters, sexy Fae warriors and utterly spellbinding plot twists.
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
See above. ACOTAR was my first ever Sarah J. Maas book and it’s very different from Throne of Glass because it’s more sensual, romantic and the writing is more lush and poetic. Either way, read ACOTAR since the next book, ACOMAF is out next month.
4. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
What I loved about Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series? Rose Hathaway, the first ever badass heroine I fell in love with. Throughout the entire series, I was hooked on the fast-paced action scenes and swoony romance between Rose and the incredibly sexy Dimitri.
5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor
This series was the biggest surprise I stumbled upon because it’s severely underrated. I was lucky enough to get the first two books, Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Days of Blood & Starlight for a fifth of their original prices. Such an amazing series and I was utterly enraptured by Laini Taylor’s stunning and lush prose.
6. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I would recommend Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles to you if you are a fan of fairytale retellings with a clever twist and Star Wars because this series was epic and all kinds of awesome. And if you love OTPs, then look no further. I ship Cresswell!
7. Geek Girl series Holly Smale
I HAVE NO IDEA WHY BUT PEOPLE I KNOW HAVEN’T HEARD OF HOLLY SMALE. Like, hello. Harriet Manners, the protagonist of the Geek Girl series is such a darling and all kinds of adorable and severely awkward when it comes to love interests but that’s why I love her. If you’ve not read Geek Girl, you need to. STAT.
8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
OKAY, I am like, a huge fanboy when it comes to Stephanie Perkins’s swoony love stories because I loved Anna and the French Kiss because it was F*CKING ROMANTIC and the romance between Anna and St. Clair was perfection. And the book is set in Paris. Need I say more?
9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
My first ever book by Rainbow Rowell and I loved it so much, I read it again after I finished it for the first time. Maybe that’s just my inner Potterhead fanboying over the fact that Fangirl was inspired loosely on the entire Harry Potter fandom in the form of Simon Snow. And if you are in want of a book boyfriend, Levi Stewart would steal your heart and caress it until you purr!
10. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
If there’s an author who can write an adorable and tender love story, it’s Jenny Han. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was my first by the undeniably charming Jenny Han and I fell in love with Lara Jean and Peter. And the sequel, PS. I Still Love You, promised a love triangle which gave me ALL THE FEELS.