Today marks the beginning of "I read YA" week. A week when people of all ages talk about the teen books they enjoy. From the official tumblr:
Follow along May 19-23 for your daily dose of YA pride from some of our favorite authors and share your YA book recommendations using #IreadYA!As you can see in the graphic on the left, there is a topic of the day to encourage a week long discussion of YA recommendations. Today is "You Recommend!"
So for today's Monday Discussion we are going to do just that, and share our favorite YA reads.
I'll go first.
One of my favorite YA books to suggest to adults and teens is Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. It really is the perfect suggestion. Why? Well, Mabery is a horror master and he really delivers the thrills and scares here. This book has everything that is great about zombie novels, but since it is YA, it has a little less gore than some of the adult specific zombie books. So, it is the perfect zombie novel option for people who want to experience the zombie craze with a smaller amount of gore. However, it is still a solid enough apocalyptic zombie novel to be good without the gore. This is a big feat.
It is the first book in a series. But, it also reads as an excellent stand alone with a very moving ending. So, it appeals to readers who like single titles AND those who like series. I give this book out a lot, to a wide range of readers. Click here for my full review for more info about Rot and Ruin.
Also, last year I loved the YA Graphic novel Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang. It is an especially good adult cross-over option. Click through for the full review.
Now it's your turn.
For I read YA week and the Monday Discussion...You Recommend!
Click here for past Monday Discussions.