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What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted]

Postby Bane Of Kings » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:13 pm

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Basically, I've decided to open a new guest post series, which you can find on the above link, which asks the question: What's Your Favourite YA book? Anyone can write a guest post for it as long as they have a book-related blog or have a published book (self-published authors included) or have an upcoming (IE, in 2013) book that is not self published. If you're interested, head over to my site for the full article.
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Jelboy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:24 pm

Dont have time for a formatted blog post. But I'd consider the following as cool YA books (in no particular order of preference):

Hobbit
Hunger Games (bk1)
Harry Potter Series (particularly bk3)
LOTR
Book Thief
Dark material series
Lord of the Flies
Earthsea series
Treasure Island
Enders Game
mortal engines
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:59 pm

I'd agree with all of those (though I have to take your word for regarding The Book Thief), and add the Larklight trilogy (same guy as wot dun the Mortal Engines). I'd also add the A Series of Unfortunate Events books, too.
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby groovysl » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:03 pm

I'd add Diane Duane's Young Wizard series as well, and Diana Wynn Jones's Chrestomanci.
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Mossy Toes » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:11 pm

Some great suggestions here, covering most of the bases. Missed two of my absolute favorites growing up, though:

- The Thief series, by Megan Whalen Turner
- The Bartimaeus series, by Jonathan Stroud

Oh, then there was Redwall, I guess, but that was more the air that I breathed than a favorite series.
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Bane Of Kings » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:03 am

Here's the first contribution to the guest post, we have Mieneke from the A Fantastical Librarian blog (Link on the Guest Post): http://baneofkingswritingblog.wordpress ... uest-post/.
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Argel Tal » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:25 pm

Another vote here for the Mortal Engines books. Mind shatteringly awesome stuff.....
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Ghurlag » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:06 pm

Extra votes here for (in no particular order):
Bartimaeus (A delightful world and charming main character)
The Hobbit (a grand classic for the young)
Harry Potter (perfectly tuned for youths to grow up with, even if Harry is a bit whiny.)
His Dark Materials (A bloody awesome series, packed with maturation themes)
Earthsea (Wizards, dragons, shades - need I say more?)

Seeing as I've read it recently, I may as well suggest Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, and in a similar vein, The Jungle Book by Kipling.

I think I've read Mortal Engines but I can't for the life of me remember what I thought of it. Also, I might be getting it confused with The Edge Chronicles, something which should probably be on this list as well, though I was perhaps a little old to properly enjoy them when I read them.

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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Pyroriffic » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:03 pm

The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer is quite entertaining, too...
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Mossy Toes » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:54 pm

I've outgrown the genre of YA, really, but my friends a few years younger than me absolutely swear by John Green—Paper Towns, The Fault In Our Stars, etc. I'm a big fan of John Green-as-Nerdfighter (along with his brother and fellow YouTube celebrity Hank Green—by all their powers combined, they are the vlogbrothers! DFTBA!), so I'd feel remiss in not mentioning him here.
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Bane Of Kings » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Here's the second contribution of the Guest Post, Leo Cristea, from Fantasy Faction & Jet Blank Ink, another blogger, shares his thoughts on his favourite YA book (series). It's a good read: http://baneofkingswritingblog.wordpress ... uest-post/.
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Re: What's your favourite YA Novel? [Authors/Bloggers Wanted

Postby Bane Of Kings » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:28 am

Here's the third contribution, by Leo Cristea's brother, Alek, who talks about his favourite YA Series, Harry Potter: http://baneofkingswritingblog.wordpress.com/.
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