“The 21 Best YA Books of 2013”

“The 21 Best YA Books of 2013” was published on BuzzFeed.com in December 2013. It includes summaries of all of the books, plus their “Amazon Review” scores (out of five stars). I must admit: I haven’t read any of the books on this list. However, I’m interested in reading a handful of them, and I hope you will be, too.

I broke the list into genre- and/or theme-related groups. Hopefully this helps you navigate it:

  1. Coming-of-age/self-discovery: Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell; Just One Day, Gayle Forman; The Beginning of Everything, Robyn Schneider
  2. Fantasy: Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo; Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, Michelle Tea; Clockwork Princess, Cassandra Clare
  3. Mystery: Golden, Jessi Kirby; Out of the Easy, Ruta Sepetys; Perfect Ruin, Lauren Destefano; The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey
  4. Paranormal: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black
  5. Space/the supernatural: These Broken Stars, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  6. WWII: Rose Under Fire, Elizabeth Wein
  7. Romance and race: Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
  8. Music and DJing: This Song Will Save Your Life, Leila Sales
  9. Dystopia: Allegiant, Veronica Roth
  10. Online relationships: This Is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith
  11. Romance and kingdom: The Elite, Kiera Cass
  12. Drawing on fairy tales: Scarlet, Marissa Meyer
  13. Self-discovery as related to Walden: Being Henry David, Cal Armistead
  14. Kidnapping and learning to love one’s family: Where the Stars Still Shine, Trish Doller

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