Thanks so much to Lia (Chain of Novels) for tagging us. We love Greek mythology and are so excited to share our answers with everyone. Tell us your favorite Greek God/Goddess in the comments!
Did you expect any different? It’s probably pretty obvious at this point that The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare is our favorite book series. We love each book in the series equally and cannot get enough of our favorite trio: Tessa Gray, Jem Carstairs and Will Herondale. While there are so many amazing YA books out there, we doubt any other series can come close!
Looking For Alaska by John Green is an emotional rollercoaster. Not only is the ending sad, it’s also quite thought provoking. Green ends the book with somewhat of a cliffhanger, which readers will never get answered. What starts out as a book about teen angst and boarding school becomes a powerful story about love, loss and self-destruction.
It’s pretty obvious from the cover that The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout is super dark! This YA thriller is one of our absolute favorites and it’s the perfect pre-Halloween book if you’re looking for suspense.
This question is probably one of the hardest for us because we have so many ships! Seriously, we just posted the ABCs of YA Book Boyfriends. One of our absolute favorite couples is from our favorite underrated YA series, Blood For Blood by Catherine Doyle. Luca Falcone and Sophie Gracewell are perfect together and we love reading about their unconventional romance.
Neal Shusterman is the king of YA worldbuilding. His dystopian future societies are always well-done and super creepy. The Unwind series is at the top our list for how Shusterman creates a post-war society that is okay with “unwinding” kids between the ages of 13 through 18. Want to know more? We highly recommend picking up the four-book series.
We’re obsessed with the cover of Chain of Gold. Cordelia Carstairs’s signature red hair comes to life as it turns into leaves on the cover. Cassandra Clare always has great covers, but this is the absolute best.
This might sound surprising for those who have only watched the TV Show, but the Pretty Little Liars by Sarah Shepard is extremely violent. The books are much darker and have a lot more action than the the show. Plus, A is much more evil and instead of just messing with the liars, wants them all dead.
Isabelle “Izzy” Lightwood is the perfect femme fatale. She always keeps guys on their toes. Plus, she can destroy a demon while wearing heeling. Izzy is described as being beautiful, sarcastic, adventurous and flirty. We love the opposites attract romance between Izzy and Simon Lewis throughout The Mortal Instruments.
The DUFF, which stands for Designated Ugly Far Friend, follows Bianca Piper as she struggles with her self-esteem. When Wesley Rush calls her The Duff of her friend group one night, Bianca spirals. She’s suddenly worried about her appearance and how she compares to her friends. This book has a really great message because Bianca realizes that everyone feels like a DUFF at some point, even her best friends.
Stellan Korolev is the super hot love interest in The Conspiracy of Us trilogy. He’s described as having messy blond hair, bright blue eyes and being tall and muscular. Plus, he’s Russian! Stellan can charm anyone, but there’s a lot more to him than just being hot.
Technically, You Started It is a super relatable YA contemporary told entirely through texts. We find it super relatable because Haley and Martin start a digital friendship, while hardly speaking in person at school. They’re able to open up to each other in a way they never could person. Both of them struggle with self-esteem, family life and dating, which makes this story so relatable.
Hands down the best book location is Paris, France. One Paris Summer is a great book set in the French capital. But, there are so many more. Check out our YA City Guide: Paris, France for more book travel inspiration. Paris is the best city in the world.
There are so many books on our TBR for 2022. Our two most anticipated books as of now are Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare and The Do-Over by Lynn Painter. Neither of these books have covers yet. 😦