December 29, 2011

Best Teen Books of 2011

It seems like each year, the quality of teen literature gets better and better. And the number of awesome teen books gets larger and larger. It was really difficult to narrow my favorites down to ten, but the results are below. What was your favorite teen book this year?

10. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Snappy steampunk fun.

9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Thrilling story for Hunger Games fans.

8. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Lauren Oliver's second appearance on The Librarian Chick's Best of the Year list.

7. Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Creepy, quirky and one of a kind.

6. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
Technically not a teen book, but teens can definitely appreciate its hilariousness.

5. Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Another fun ride courtesy of the brain behind Maggie Quinn, who could be Amy's cousin.

4. Daybreak by Brian Ralph
Arty, cinematic entry into the zombie genre.

3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
An imaginative and addictive start to proposed trilogy.

2. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Haunting yet beautifully written story that sheds light on a heartbreaking chapter in Lithuanian history.

1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Etienne St. Clair effortlessly enters the pantheon of great YA heartthrobs. This book is a lovely sweet treat.