Slayed by Amanda Marrone is about Daphne vanHelsing, the latest in a long line of vampire slayers. She’s tired of life on the move and buying garlic in bulk. What she really wants is to be normal and hang out at the mall. And then she meets her first potential BF. The problem? He’s Tyler Harker, son of her family’s rival slayers.
Plain Kate by Erin Bow. Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver’s daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden charms are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade” — a dangerous nickname in a town where witches are hunted and burned in the square.
Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part.
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon. After her parents die under mysterious circumstances, sixteen-year-old Renée Winters is sent from California to a mysterious boarding school in Maine, where she meets handsome fellow student Dante Berlin, to whom she feels strangely connected, in a haunting love story about desire, danger and destiny.
More than 8,000 teens voted and this year’s Teens’ Top Ten are:
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
- Heist Society by Ally Carter
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
- Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
- Fire by Kristin Cashore
- Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Did your favorite books make the cut? Check out the YALSA website for more information about the Teens’ Top Ten or click here for a chance to win one of this fall’s hottest new YA releases (and future nominee for Teens’ Top Ten!)
Are you a fan of the Seelie? The Unseelie? Think that Tink is the best part of Peter Pan? Own wings and pixie dust? Maybe you just like reading about the fey. Have you read all of these? Have a book that’s not here that you think needs a shoutout? Tell me in the comments.
Books written for adults that appeal to teens, check out the 2010 Alex Award winners:
I’ve only read a couple of these titles but one of my hands down favorite books last year was Soulless. I totally need an umbrella like Alexia’s; you never know when you might meet a rogue vampire or werewolf in need of a good walloping.
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
House of Dead Maids is a chilling prequel to Wuthering Heights.
From the publisher’s site:
Young Tabby Aykroyd has been brought to the dusty mansion of Seldom House to be nursemaid to a foundling boy. He is a savage little creature, but the Yorkshire moors harbor far worse, as Tabby soon discovers. There are ghosts lurking the halls, and sleeping in her bed.