Cherise's Young Adult Picks

My favorite young adult books and my top picks...

Grim Cover Image
By Christine Johnson (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780373211081
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Published: Harlequin Teen - February 25th, 2014

This fabulous book of short stories may give you the creeps, but it will definitly keep you turning pages!

 


Sleep No More Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061999031
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Published: Harper Teen - April 29th, 2014

Great mystery!


Killer Frost Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780758281524
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - February 25th, 2014

The last book in a wonderful series for ages 13 & up.

At Mythos Academy, teen warriors in the making train to take up their roles protecting humankind. With her snarky, self-deprecating voice and strange gift of psychometry - the ability to know an object's history just by touching it - Gwen Frost is an outsider both to the students of the Academy and the rest of the world. But now that she's taking private tutoring with the Academy's most notorious young Spartan, and has Nike's own sword to protect her, she's ready to make mark...


Son Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547887203
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 2nd, 2012

The fourth and final book in The Giver Quartet. Wow!


Scorch Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547624570
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Published: Graphia Books - September 25th, 2012

The is the sequel to Croak. Both are set in the Adirondacks. Very fun and different than anything else I have read. I love these books!


The Ruins of Gorlan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142406632
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Published: Puffin Books - June 8th, 2006

They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . .

Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.


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$11.99
ISBN: 9781442413603
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Published: Simon Pulse - December 21st, 2010

CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented--and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather intel on global threats—all without gadgets or weapons. It is an exceptionally dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them. James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He’s a bit of a troublemaker, but he’s also brilliant. And CHERUB needs him. James has no idea what to expect, but he’s out of options. Before he can start in the field he must first survive one hundred grueling days of basic training, where even the toughest recruits don’t make it to the end.... This is a terrific series for young adults and it makes Cherise's top 10 list! Also look for Mission 2 The Dealer and Mission 3 Maximum Security


Angelfire Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062002327
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 15th, 2011

This indie book has a strong female main-character. Ellie is stubborn and fierce; she is the Preliator. A great fantasy for ages 12 & up!


Throne of Glass Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781599906959
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - August 7th, 2012

I love a book with a strong female character, and Celaena does not disappoint.


Crash Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442403918
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 8th, 2013

I just finished this book and it has everything: a family feud, a hidden romance, parents with issues and a main character who can see flashes of the future. THis is the first book in a new trilogy and I LOVED IT!

 


Graceling Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547258300
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Published: Graphia Books - September 7th, 2009

Another book on Cherise's top 10 list and an Indie pick for young adults ages 14 & up. If you are looking for a book with a strong female character, this is the book for you! Katsa is a graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. Those who are graced are forced to work for the king, so Katsa's life is not her own. Fast-paced and heart-pounding! Also check out the prequel, Fire, and the sequel, Bitterblue.


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By Veronica Roth, Nicolas Delort (Photographer)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062024022
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 3rd, 2011

This book is exciting and fast-paced! If you read The Hunger Games and want something similar, try this. An indie pick for young adults.


Burning Blue Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803738157
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Published: Dial Books - October 25th, 2012

Somebody Up There Hates You Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616202606
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - September 3rd, 2013

A beautiful story of love and stuggle, of death and sacrifice. A great read (but not entirely happy)!


Mila 2.0 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062090362
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 12th, 2013

Very exciting and fast-paced!


The Last Dragonslayer Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544104716
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - July 2nd, 2013

A fun read for fans of the magical world.... An indie pick for ages 10 & up.


Eon: Dragoneye Reborn Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142417119
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Published: Firebird - August 31st, 2010

I love this book!
"Absolutely stunning... Full of palace intrigue and political maneuvering, soul-searching and tragic loss, trust and betrayal, and swashbuckling adventure of the first order... [Eon] deserves to be a smashing success."


If I Stay Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142415436
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Published: Speak - April 6th, 2010

I terrific indie pick ages 12 & up. The sequel, Where She Went, is also a great read and an indie pick.


The Girl of Fire and Thorns Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062026507
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 21st, 2012

I love this trilogy! Book 2, The Crown of Embers, and book 3, The Bitter Kingdom.


Dualed Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780307931542
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 26th, 2013

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Legend Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142422076
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Published: Speak - April 16th, 2013

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Code Name Verity Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423152880
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 7th, 2013

On Little Wings Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670786060
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Published: Viking Children's Books - May 30th, 2013

Shatter Me Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062085504
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - October 2nd, 2012

I also enjoyed the sequel, Unravel Me!


All the Truth That's in Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670786152
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2013

A very interesting read with great suspence. It was not what I expected, but I loved the ending. For ages 14 & up.

 

"Like all things in this cunningly stylized novel, the setting is left undefined; a rough guess is mid-1800s America. The characters and plot, too, are mysteries in need of unfolding, and Berry’s greatest accomplishment is jumbling the time line with confidence, thereby sprinkling every page with minor (or major) revelations. These trappings gild a not-that-unusual melodrama: 18-year-old Judith pines for Lucas, who has chosen another girl. Perhaps this is because Judith is mute, her tongue having been cut off by a madman. The story gracefully incorporates everything from the right to education to the horrors of war to the freedom that comes along with acquiring language. What will stick in most readers’ minds, though, is the first-person prose, which ranges from the unusually insightful to the just plain pretty. A strange but satisfying—and relatively singular—mix." - Booklist 


Just Like Fate Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442472716
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Published: Simon Pulse - August 27th, 2013

The Extra Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763639723
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 8th, 2013

Great historical fiction for ages 12 & up.


Cold Spell Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316243599
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2013

For ages 12 & up.


The Deepest Blue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933718903
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tanglewood Press - October 15th, 2013

For ages 12 & up.


The Look Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545464383
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Published: Chicken House - March 2013

For ages 13 & up.


The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780316213103
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2013

For ages 14 & up.


Relic Cover Image
By Heather Terrell, Ricardo Cortes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781616951962
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Published: Soho Teen - October 29th, 2013

For ages 14 & up.


Snakeroot Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399164224
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Published: Philomel Books - December 10th, 2013

I love this author! For ages 14 & up.


Eve & Adam Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312583514
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 2nd, 2012

And girl created boy...


Fearless: Fearless; Sam; Run Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442446311
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 31st, 2012

This is a terrific series! The first 3 volumes are in this book for a great price! Wonderful characters!


Fearless 2: Twisted/Kiss/Payback Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442468603
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Published: Simon Pulse - February 5th, 2013

The next 3 volumes in the series!


Lovely, Dark and Deep Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442434356
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2012

I finished Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara and I don't think I will be able to put into words how much I enjoyed this book. The characters are amazing! I know very few teenagers who will really be able to understand Wren's situation, but I think most of us can understand her feelings of confusion, dismay and her deep desire to just not feel anymore. The same is true for Cal's situation; so difficult to truly understand but easy to imagine the pain and frustration.This story is deep and beautiful with tragedy, love, loss, hope and redemption. I was pulled in from the start and, I admit, am sad that it is done.


Indelible Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780373210732
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Published: Harlequin Teen - July 30th, 2013

Not your typical love story, but amazing!


Rift Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399256134
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Published: Philomel Books - August 7th, 2012

The prequel to he Nightshade trilogy, which I really enjoyed. I might even like this better!


Skin Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781477816905
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Published: Skyscape - August 6th, 2013

An amazing read for ages 14 and up!


The Originals Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780316219457
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 15th, 2014

Very cool story, great characters!


The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596437968
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 21st, 2014

This nonfiction book covers a piece of history that I never learned about in school, and it is an important piece of history in our country. The book is beautifully written, concise and devastating. It is also worthwhile and necessary.