Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER is paranormal romance done right. It's "a bit tragic yet romantic," according to one teen reviewer who highly recommends it as "a twisted story with dangers at every corner. A story you won't be able to escape."
Bowe may only be 19, but she’s already an accomplished writer. All This Could End is her second novel, a refreshing narrative about the Pretty family, bank robbers who are always on the run. The book opens with 17-year-old Nina holding a gun to her best friend Spencer’s head. It’s hard to put down from there.
Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale. I love all of Shannon Hale's books. This was no exception. The story of a girl and her mistress stuck in a tower, a war, and a romance that wasn't meant to happen. What really struck me was how resigned the main character was to her low status. At first she didn't question it.
YOUNG ADULT PICK! The Fault in our Stars / John Green ~ Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. Even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. Bring a box of tissues.