Top YA Novels | Fall Edition 18

I recently did a Top Graphic Novels post and I got asked on Instagram to maybe list my recent Top YA Novels. It’s a good occasion to share with you my coup de coeur that I haven’t got the chance to review yet.

MUSE OF NIGHTMARE BY LAINI TAYLOR

The sequel to Strange The Dreamer, one of my most anticipated read of the year. I felt like I love Strange The Dreamer so much that the ending was way too disappointing. The sequel filled that gap and really made me see what was missing in the end of the first novel. Great storyline, the characters get even more attaching and as always, a fabulous storytelling by Laini Taylor.

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SMOKE IN THE SUN BY RENEE AHDIEH

Again, gladly enjoyed the first novel which was Flame In The Mist. I didn’t have much expectations for this duology but it was so satisfying. I thought the story built up nicely and ended admirably. A very engaging novel and slightly less romantic which suits my liking. We get to discover new characters and they are as interesting as the ones we encountered in the first book.

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ODD ONE OUT BY NIC STONE

After Dear Martin, Nic Stone has been on my author watch-list. Odd One Out delivers as much as Dear Martin did for me : powerful and raw. We follow several lives that get intertwined with each other through some real lives events. The thing is, life is messy and chaotic and this book is all about that.  Exploring sexuality with wit and humour and some delicate subjects on the way.

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THE GIRL IN THE TOWER BY KATHERINE ARDEN

I have been meaning to write a full review of this book for so long. It deserves all the hype it can get because it was beautiful and enchanting in every single way. Russian folklore and fairytales combined with a rich storytelling. I don’t want to spoil too much for I will be sure write a review on this book and its sequel.

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VENGEFUL BY V.E SCHWAB

Last but not least, the sequel I’ve been waiting for more than 3 years !! This Vicious Sequel is way too precious. I adored Vicious with all my heart and to get together with the characters and the dark universe of V.W Schwab is like meeting with an old friend: the sweet memories revisited over a coffee.

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Thank you to Penguin Random House, Tor and Hachette Canada for sending me these copies to review ❤ 

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8 comments

  • Ah , I’ve not read most of them . Going to add them all to tbr , in hopes that I’ll get down to them and I’ll wait for your review of the girl in the tower 🙂

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  • I haven’t really read many YA novels to be honest. I think the only ones that I have read are The Hunger Games. I still have the full Divergent series to go through, but that’s about it. And I know there are a couple of very good ones that I need to check out. Really need to have more time in a day sometimes…ugh 😢

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  • Ahh I’m very glad to hear you enjoyed Smoke in the Sun, I’ve been reading so many mixed reviews about this book, it made me so nervous to read it. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it 😀
    I have read Odd One Out as well and, if I enjoyed it, some moments and characters bothered me a little bit. I agree though that it was a good and important book, it was good to see questioning rep! 😀

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  • I loved Strange the Dreamer, but I know what you mean with the ending. I still really loved it, but it felt like there was a little something missing. I’m really excited to get to Muse of Nightmares though!
    I’ve heard a lot of great things about The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, I haven’t read anything inspired by Russian folklore before. And I really love folklore as a whole. Definitely adding it to the TBR!
    Great list!! Happy Reading!! 😀

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  • This is a great list! I’m planning to read Strange and Dreamer and Girl In The Tower in December. I haven’t read The Villains series but It’s on my TBR list. I’ve read Smoke In The Sun but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped. I’m glad you loved it! 🙂

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  • YOU’RE BACK WITH YA *dances happily* I miss your posts Trang!! All I see is comics posts from Lashaan in my emails 🤔 Where you been girll

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