Wednesday 6 March 2013

2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

Each year, YALSA presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list after American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting. This year’s list of 102 books was drawn from 200 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.

The following titles (with descriptions provided on the YALSA site) are youngCanLit included in the list for

by Rachel Hartman
Random House
Part human, part dragon, Seraphina must hide her heritage as the peace her country has with dragons is threatened.

My Book of Life by Angel
by Martine Leavitt
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers
Angel must escape her life of drugs and prostitution before she is forced to do the same for another.

The Traitor in the Tunnel
The Agency Book 3
by Y. S. Lee 
Candlewick Press
Mary Lang is once again thrown into the thick of a murder mystery, this time it involves both the British Royal Family and her own long-lost father.

Such Wicked Intent
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book 2
by Kenneth Oppel
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Victor continues to be tempted by his love for his dead brother's fiancée and the use of Dark Sciences to control life and death.

The Encyclopedia of Me
by Karen Rivers
Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine
Pick a letter and let Tink take you on a journey.

This is Not a Test
by Courtney Summers
St. Martin’s Griffith
Meet the girl who doesn't want to survive the zombie apocalypse.

Full list is available at

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