*sings* Don’t you..forget about me. Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t!! The books I’m about to list are only a few years old, not ancient, but I wanted to bring them to your attention in case they weren’t on your radar or in case you forgot they were released. So here we go!
Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder – This series is a MUST read for all fantasy fans. It’s SO well written. Seriously. Kick-ass heroine, sexy hero, high-stakes, awesome knife-fighting. Yup. Get on it.
Inside (Insider #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder – Again!! Another Maria V. Snyder creation!! This one is for the dystopian/sci-fi fans. I kind of wish there was just one more book in this series…maybe even just a short story. I felt it could’ve gone there.
The Demon’s Lexicon (The Demon’s Lexicon #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan – I know Sarah’s been getting a lot of attention lately for her new release, Unspoken, but my love for her started with a demon who wormed his way to my heart. This series is magic, and it has such great humor in it. I recommend you make time for it.
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken – OMG this book SO needs a sequel!! But while we wait—and it might be a forever kind of wait—let me suggest this great book for my fantasy fans. It didn’t really end on a cliffhanger, so don’t worry, but it left it open for more. Anyway, yeah. Pick it up!!
Wicked Game (WVMP Radio #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready – The lonely adult book in the bunch!! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, especially vampires, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK! Also if you like music, as it does revolve around a radio station and music is all over this book. I mean, hello! The title is also song.
Hooked by Catherine Greenman – This was such a great, realistic way to tell a story about a teen getting pregnant. It doesn’t glamourize it, and it doesn’t romanticize it, it’s just honest. It was really great.
Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler – I thought this book was steamy! Which I always appreciate in YA…but it’s not your typical YA romance either. Our main character does have issues, and there is cheating in the book, but in the end it was a really good book.
Paradise by Jill S. Alexander – This book is…beautiful, really. And like so many beautiful things, sometimes they’re also devastating. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. Now read it. :) You can yell at me later.
Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Books of Faerie #1) AND Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie (Books of Faerie #2) by Maggie Stiefvater – I love both of these books…maybe BALLAD more than LAMENT, and if you’re a fan of Maggie’s books, or a fan of faeries you totally need them. TOTALLY!! And soon we’re getting book 3!!