This week we announced our Top 10 list of the Best Books of the Year So Far in Teens, and let me just say that 2012 has been a great year for YA.
The Hunger Games movie in the spring ushered in a wave of awareness for YA fiction the likes of which we haven't seen since Twilight--and The Hunger Games has arguably stronger gender neutral appeal-- so it's exciting to see more adults discovering how good teen/YA books can be.
Our number one pick in teens for the first half of 2012 is a prime example of a book that works so well for older readers that it made it on the adult Top 20--in the number three spot, no less. In fact, the top three books of the Best of the Year So Far in Teens also debuted on our adult Best Books of the Month list in the month they released.
As you might imagine, it was hard to whittle down six months of fantastic reads to only 10 books, but the final list includes titles that range from dystopian fantasy to contemporary fiction and every one comes highly recommended.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo
- Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Pandemonium (Delirium) by Lauren Oliver
- Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I by R. L. LaFevers
- The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer Nielsen
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy) by Veronica Roth
- Starters by Lissa Price
Did we miss any of your top 10 favorite books of 2012? Any predictions about which of these will end up with a place on the final Best of 2012 list at the end of the year?