Monday, April 02, 2012

Not Just For Teens Anymore

Do you know what your teenager is reading? Are you puzzled by the latest teen book series and wonder what all the fuss is about? Well, chances are, you would likely enjoy some of the same books that you will find in your teen's backpack and that are keeping them up late at night, turning the last pages in the wee hours of the morning. Does this come as a surprise? Maybe you've already discovered the joys of reading teen fiction and often lurk in the teen area of the library or bookstore. We understand.

Well, teen fiction has changed. The young adult collection is hot, especially with adult readers. There are many teen fiction books that have appeal factors for adults. Teen fiction often includes elements of fantasy, romance, rebellion, dramatic tension and high emotion. Teen dystopian, post-apocalyptic stories and science fiction books are the current trend.

Some of the current teen fiction series which would appeal to adults include
Beautiful Creatures, Delirium, Divergent, Fallen, Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Graceling, The Hunger Games, Matched, The Maze Runner, The Mortal Instruments, and The Uglies, just to name a few. Popular crossover authors include M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandre Clare, Suzanne Collins, Melissa De La Cruz, Sarah Dessen, Lauren Oliver,Veronica Roth, Scott Westerfeld, and Markus Zusak. Some new teen fiction book titles you might try include Before I Fall, Divergent, Everneath, The Fault in Our Stars, Fracture, If I Stay and Starters. As you can see, I often get excited when recommending new book titles, especially teen fiction. But that's okay, I guess, it comes with working at the library.

Just take a look at the popular teen fiction series below and you'll likely discover new titles to add to your reading list. Click on the titles to check on availability at your local library or to reserve your copy today.

So, if you often find yourself exclaiming "Take me away!”, try young adult fiction. You might just surprise yourself and find that you like these books. They're a wonderful escape from real life. So, what are you waiting for? Relax, grab one of these novels, and enter into another world, if just for a while.

Teen Fiction Series:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: (1) The Hunger Games (2) Catching Fire (3) Mockingjay

Delirium by Lauren Oliver: (1) Delirium (2) Pandemonium

Matched by Allyson Condie: (1) Matched (2) Crossed (3) Reached (Nov. 2012)

Divergent by Veronica Roth: (1) Divergent (2) Insurgent (May 2012)

Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray: (1) A Great & Terrible Beauty (2) Rebel Angels (3) The Sweet Far Thing

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (1) The Maze Runner (2) The Scorch Trials (3) The Death Cure

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: (1) City of Bones (2) City of Ashes (3) City of Glass (4) City of Fallen Angels (5) City of Lost Souls (Coming Soon)

Fallen by Lauren Kate: (1) Fallen (2) Torment (3) Passion (4) Fallen In Love (5) Rapture (June 2012)

The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld: (1) Uglies (2) Pretties (3) Specials (4) Extras

Graceling by Kristin Cashore: (1) Graceling (2) Fire (3) Bitterblue (May 2012)

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia: (1) Beautiful Creatures (2) Beautiful Darkness(3) Beautiful Chaos


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