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Blogiversary Day 5: My Top 7 Favorite YA Books

1. A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris

Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.
One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.
 With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Katniss, 16, takes her sister's place in the televised annual Hunger Games, competing against Peeta, the boy who gave them bread to survive after their father died. The cruel Capitol forces each of 12 districts to submit a boy and girl 12-18, to fight to the death. Only one can survive and be rewarded. President Snow manipulates behind the scenes.

3. So Close To You by Rachel Carter 

Lydia Bently has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. stories about people like her own great-grandfather.

When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strangenew reality, she discovers that all the stories she's ever heard about the Montauk predject are true, and that she's in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.

Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust , Lydia begins to unravel the sectets surrounding the Prodject. But the truths behind these secretsforce her to question all her choices--and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them...and herself.

4. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare 
Book One: City of BonesWhen fifteen year old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tsttoos and brandishing bizarre wepons, Clary knows she should call the police,but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.
Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons, Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother dissappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon. 
But why would demons be interested in ordenary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? the Shadowhunters would like to know....

5. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris 

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze. 

Thrust into the sisteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contrabandfuture items. Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protectiveCipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around. Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothingcompared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.

Can she find her way back to modern times before her italian adventure turns into an Italian Forever?

6. Demons of The Sun by Cindi Madsen 

Persephone didn't ask to be the guardian of Hades Dagger, an artifact Hades forged to turn demons into daywalkers and wants it back. She didn't ask for the demon blood running through her veins that allows her to touch the thing either. And she definitley didn't ask for Jax, a cocky Warrior, to barge into her life and proclaim herself her bodyguard. Suddenly she has to deal with all three, along with an increase in demon attacks and the fact members of the Order of Zeus keep turning up dead.

When demons tell Persephone that she's one of them, she's appalled. And a little intoxicated by the power she feels when they call her their queen. Telling Jax about her demon side might turn him away from her forever, but somthing bad is brewing, and if Persephone dosen;t figure out something, and soon, she'll be responsiblr for unleashing Hell on Earth.

7. Fallen by Lauren Kate 


There's somthing achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in Sulitry Savannah, Georgia, He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what daniel is so desperate to keep a secret...even if it kills her.


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