Young Adult

8 Exciting Books Like Michael Vey

Are you searching for more books like Michael Vey? What teenager (or adult, come to think of it) hasn’t dreamt of having a superpower? In the Michael Vey series of YA novels by Richard Paul Evans, the reader gets to live this dream vicariously through the character of Michael. However, like all dreams, the reality of having superpowers is very different. Everyone thinks Michael is just another awkward teenager. He … Read More

8 Thrilling Books Like The Darkest Minds

Are you searching for more books like The Darkest Minds? YA has always been a huge and expansive genre. The rise of social media has made more young adult fiction books available to more readers. The Darkest Minds first came out in December 2012, and the series has since become a power force in the YA genre. The tale of Ruby, a young girl locked up for having a disease … Read More

8 Magical Books Like The Cruel Prince

Are you searching for books like The Cruel Prince? Murdered parents. A High Court of Faerie that is both treacherous and deadly. A human girl desperate to fit in. This is the basic premise of The Cruel Prince, and its simplicity works. The YA genre is drowning in ‘Twilight’ style romance, so it is nice to read books where the hero has agency beyond trying to get a supernatural being … Read More

8 Bewitching Books Like Hush Hush

Are you searching for more books like Hush, Hush? Hush, Hush is a book that has been compared favourably and unfavourably to Twilight. The story of teenager, Nora Grey, as she gradually becomes attracted to the bad-boy fallen angel, Patch, holds many similarities with Edward and Bella’s melodramatic trysts. In a way, this comparison has meant that Hush, Hush divides opinion with some readers loving it, and others labelling it … Read More

8 Magical Books Like A Court of Thorns and Roses

Books can be like Marmite; you love some, you hate others. A Court of Thorns and Roses seems to very much be a ‘marmite’ read. A loose retelling of Beauty & the Beast, this fantasy romance is targeted very much at the YA market, yet the lead protagonist, Feyre, has more character agency than Beauty ever did. Beauty is almost too perfect, whereas Feyre has many flaws and defects that … Read More

8 Captivating Books Like Shatter Me

On the hunt for more books like Shatter Me? There’s something about romance that really appeals to young adult readers. Perhaps because more then any of us, young adults are navigating their tentative first steps through romantic relationships. Shatter Me filled a burning need no one in the publishing industry knew was there; romantic dystopian fantasy. Mafi’s writing is… bonkers. The style is almost journalistic with whole sentences crossed out. … Read More

8 Wonderful Books Like Paper Towns

Reading books like Paper Towns is like reading the diary of our youth; that’s what author John Green does so brilliantly in all his novels. There’s plenty of drama mixed with the joy of first love – usually followed by the heartbreak of first love – and the discoveries we make about ourselves and the world we live in. In Paper Towns, young Quentin’s (Q) life changes when he falls … Read More

8 Haunting Books Like Legend

Looking for more books like Legend? Having two narrators in a novel can be a challenge for any author. Marie Lu carries it off with aplomb. Legend is set in a darkly different United States (The Republic) which is constantly at war with its neighbours. The plot revolves around June and Day, two 15-year-olds on the opposite sides of the economic spectrum. When Day is accused of the murder of … Read More