Top Ten Tuesday: Top Eight Underrated Books in the YA Fiction Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I bet everyone is doing YA Fiction, but I couldn’t think of anything else. After all, this blog mainly deals with YA so why stray too far from home? Hansel and Gretel strayed too far from home and look at the horrors that they experienced. No, thank you. I’d like to avoid creepy old grandmas with houses made of candy thankyouverymuch.

I’ll be talking about some YA novels that I absolutely love. I believe these need more coverage and exposure! Feeling depressed because you don’t know which book you’re going to read next? Have no fear! Take one of these novel suggestions (pun intended hahah) from your local library. Or, rather, don’t take it because that might imply stealing. And stealing, as you should know, is illegal and may get you thrown in the slammer. No, you should definitely check one out — or all of them, if you’re feeling quite ambitious — from your local library.

NOTE: All book covers are linked to their respective Goodreads’ pages so be sure to check them out! 🙂

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Old Magic by Marianne Curley

Jarrod Thornton is mesmerizing, but Kate Warren doesn’t know why.

The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm “inside” their classroom.

Jarrod doesn’t believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her “hocus pocus” notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate’s theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey — one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod’s family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.

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I’ve read this book before, but when I spotted it in the bookshelves of Powell’s, well, the opportunity to own this book and read it again was too great to ignore! I read this book as a part of my 100 books in a year about four years ago, but it was a delight to Continue reading