Buzzfeed has tallied up a list of the 21 Best Young Adult Books of 2013! The whole list is great, but we’re especially pleased to see some fandom favorites in there, including SCARLET (The Lunar Chronicles), ALLEGIANT (Divergent Trilogy), CLOCKWORK PRINCESS (The Infernal Devices), and SIEGE AND STORM (Grisha Trilogy)!
A modern twist on classic fairytales, this book focuses on a girl named Scarlet (Little Red Riding Hood) whose grandmother is missing. When she meets a street fighter named Wolf who has information regarding her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is hesitant to trust him, but also drawn to him. Along the way they meet a cyborg named Cinder (Cinderella) and must stay a step ahead of Lunar Queen Levana.
In the conclusion to the Divergent trilogy, a story about a dystopian society divided into factions based on personality traits, Veronica Roth’s Allegiant received very split feedback among readers. It was finally revealed what “divergent” means, and whether you’re a fan of the ending or not, it’s safe to say this book will make you feel lots of feelings.
This is the third book of The Infernal Devices, a series set in Victorian England focusing on the Shadowhunters, a race that was introduced in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments. The conclusion to the love triangle evokes a lot of emotions and there’s tears and laughs throughout the read.
In a sequel to Shadow and Bone, the story follows a girl named Alina, who must try to make a life with Mal in unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But when the Darkling emerges from the Shadow Fold, Alina returns to the place she abandoned to fight dark forces. As her power grows, she slips further into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and risks losing everything in the oncoming storm.