Sunday, December 6, 2009

YA Book Shopping Guide

Don't know what book to give buy for your special friend this Christmas? We all have different taste in books. It often times becomes difficult to select a book to give. And with Christmas coming you may need suggestion on what great book to give. Below is a guide a very helpful resource, that can help you choose what book to give based on the persons interest in books. It may even help you choose a great book for yourself!

Michelle's YA Shopping Guide
Be someone's hero! Buy them some books!

Books that go together (Best of the Best):

For Anyone(Michelle's Picks):
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Team Jacob:
Dark Guardians Series by Rachel Hawthorne
Need by Carrie Jones
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Team Edward:
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block

Team Angel:
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Meridian by Amber Kizer

Team Faery:
Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Wings by Aprilynn Pike

Team Witch:
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Wicked Series by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
Three Witches by Paula Jolin

Team Ghost:
Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
Dead Girl Series by Linda Joy Singleton

Team Zombie:
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Generation Dead: Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by E. Van Lowe
You Are SO Undead To Me by Stacey Jay
Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

Team Human:
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen

Cute, Sweet and Magical(A perfect match):
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors

For the True Original:
Another Faust by Daniel & Dina Nayeri
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor
The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger

For the Independent Spirit (Strong Female Characters):
Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.Lockhart
Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King

For the Theater Lover:
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

For When Love Never Dies:
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Evermore by Alyson Noel
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Shadowland by Alyson Noel
Raven by Alison van Diepen

Books For Guys:
Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz  
Candor by Pam Bachorz
Chronicles of Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer  
Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Petterson
Doom Machine by Mark Teague
Gone by Michael Grant
Hunger by Michael Grant
In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith
Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Maze Runner by James Dashner
Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Night Runner by Max Turner

Scary, Scary!!
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
Bonechiller by Graham Mcnamee
Devoured by Amanda Marrone
The Devouring by Simon Holt
Soulstice by Simon Holt
Sleepless by Thomas Fahy

If you Liked The Hunger Games, Read:
Candor by Pam Bachorz
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Maze Runner by James Dashner
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Winter's End by Jean Claude Mourlevat

If you Liked City of Bones:
Devil's Kiss by Sarwatt Chadda
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Betrayals by Lili St. Crow

If You Liked Wicked Lovely:
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

If You Liked A Great and Terrible Beauty:
Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle
Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen

If You Liked 13 Reasons Why:
If I Stay by Gayle Forman  
Crash Into Me by Albert Borris
Everafter by Amy Huntley
Hold Still by Nina LaCour

If You Like Fantasy:
Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Looking Glass Wars Series by Frank Beddor
Rampant by Daina Peterfreund

On Love and Loss:
Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley
Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell
September Sisters by Jillian Cantor
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Southern Gothic Stunners:
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Ruined by Paula Morris
Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore


Credit: Shopping guide from Michelle's Minions


The Book Bug said...

Thanks for that! I had no idea what I was going to but for christmas. That is so helpful, oh I soooo want to read gone by michael grant. I love City Of Bones, so that part was really great!

Dani. said...

I love the "Team Human" part :]

Katie Alender said...

Thanks for the shout-out!

Cleverly Inked said...

What a good idea!

StephTheBookworm said...

Wow, what an awesome list!!!

Ian said...

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Pam Bachorz said...

Thanks for including CANDOR!

Michelle Zink said...

Thanks so much for including Prophecy of the Sisters on your amazing list!

I'm offering free signed bookplates to anyone who would like to give Prophecy as a holiday gift, so if your readers decide to take your suggestion, they can contact me on my blog or on Facebook with the name of the recipient and an address to send the bookplate. I'd be happy to mail them one to include with the book!

browneyedgirl said...

What a great list! I think I own, or have read, about half the books on that list. I'll definitely check out the other ones though. They seem up my alley :) Thanks!