Monday, May 14, 2012

Teen Romance Novels

Finished another list for my friend Joann!

Draper, Sharon M.  Romiette and Julio
An African-American girl and a Latino boy fall in love after meeting on the Internet, but they are harrassed by a gang who objects to their interracial dating.

Benway, Robin.  The Extraordinary Secrets Of April, May, And June
When they recover supernatural powers from their childhoods in the aftermath of their parents' divorce, three sisters use their foretelling, invisibility, and mind-reading abilities to tackle school and family challenges

Castelucci, Cecil.  Boy Proof
Feeling alienated from everyone around her, Los Angeles high school senior and cinephile Victoria Denton hides behind the identity of a favorite movie character until an interesting new boy arrives at school and helps her realize that there is more to life than just the movies

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite.  Matched
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her, so when Xander appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate--until Ky Markham's face appears for an instant before the screen fades to black.

Sacher, Louis.  Cardturner
Alton Richards doesn't have much going for him the summer after his junior year of high school and his parents insist he drive his wealthy, elderly uncle to his bridge club and be his cardturner. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and by pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he tries to figure out the meaning of his life.

Fitzpatrick, Becca.  Hush, Hush
High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts

Cohn, Rachel.  Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart

 Smith, Jennifer.  The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight
Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day

Norris, Elizabeth.  Unraveling
If Janelle Tenner wants to avenge her father's death and stop the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets--and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

Barnes, Jennifer.  Every Other Day
Every other day, sixteen-year-old high school student Kali transforms into an invincible demon hunter, but when she sees that a popular fellow-student is marked for death in the next twenty-four hours, unfortunately it is the wrong day for Kali

Edwards, Eve.  The Other Countess
In the court of Queen Elizabeth I in 1582, Eleanor Hutton, an alchemist's daughter, and William Lacey, the financially ruined Earl of Dorset, fall in love just as Will is supposed to be courting a rich and socially acceptable heiress.

Oliver, Lauren.  Delirium
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love

Clare, Cassandra.  Clockwork Angel
When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother

Harrison, Cora.  I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend
In a series of journal entries, Jenny Cooper describes her stay with cousin Jane Austen in the 1790s, and her entrance into Jane's world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip, and romance.

Griffin, Paul.  Stay With Me
Fifteen-year-olds Mack, a high school drop-out but a genius with dogs, and Cece, who hopes to use her intelligence to avoid a life like her mother's, meet and fall in love at the restaurant where they both work, but when Mack lands in prison he pushes Cece away and only a one-eared pit-bull can keep them together.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Like Hunger Games? I Recommend These!

And now a little departure from my usual snark.  You see, I suddenly realized I was a librarian.  I know tons of people are looking for Hunger Games Readalikes.  I have actually made a handout listing some great readalikes.  And then it hit me:  Why not post it here where my reader can use it????


To wit:

Maxfield Academy Series
By Robinson E. Wells
Divergent Trilogy
By Veronica Roth  (I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!)

Blood Red Road
Dustlands Series
By Moira Young

Mortal Engine
Hungry City Series
By Philip Reeve

Uglies Series
By Scott Westerfield

Ender’s Game
Ender Wiggin Series
By Orson Scott Card

Knife Of Never Letting Go
Chaos Walking Series
By Patrick Ness

Razorland Series
By Ann Aguirre

Maze Runner
Maze Runner Trilogy
By James Dashner  (going to try this one next)

Legend Series
By Marie Lu

City of Ember
Books Of Ember Series
By Jeanne DuPrau

Matched Trilogy
By Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Delirium Trilogy
By Lauren Oliver

Blending Time
Blending Time Trilogy
By Michael P. Kinch

Birthmarked Trilogy
By Caragh M. O’Brien

Libyrinth Trilogy
By Pearl North