Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish. Each week they have a topic for which you have to make a top 10 list.
This week’s topic is to make a list of your top 10 all time favorite books in a specific genre. I’m picking the Young Adult Fantasy genre, which is a quite wide one, since I want to read books that I really consider my favorites and it would be hard to find 10 of them if I picked a very small genre…
On number 10 I have the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. It’s barely in the young adult genre (maybe more in middleschool), so I would highly recommend it for younger readers. I read it last year for the first time and kept wishing I had read it a few years earlier, when I think I would like it even more. My favorite one of the series is book #3 “The Titan’s Curse” (my review can be found here).
The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. Actually a dystopian series, but dystopian is still fantasy, right? If you asked me a few months ago I would put this book on a much higher spot on the list. But after reading the third book of the trilogy (Allegiant) I was so disappointed that I don’t really recommend this book a lot anymore. I did love the first two books, though, and Insurgent was my favorite of the three.
Next is a series that I started recently: “Newsoul” by Jodi Meadows. I’ve only read the first book, Incarnate (my review can be found here) and I freaking loved it! I can’t wait to read the sequels to this one and I hope they’re as good as the first one!
The next one is actually a duology, which I don’t if it counts as a series, but I’m picking it anyway! It’s Pivot Point by Kasie West. Again I’ve only read the first of the two books (review can be found here) and it was amazing! I loved the originality of the story and how Kasie West made this seemingly complicated world very easy to read and understand.
Next on my list is the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin. This is a really creepy story where you really have no idea what’s going on throughout the whole book. Besides that it also has amazing characters and a story that will keep you on edge!
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. This is a series I recently got into because I heard from pretty much everyone that it was amazing! It’s a spin-off series from the Vampire Academy, so don’t read it if you haven’t read that first! But if you have, it’s a great spin to that story, especially if you’re a fan of Adrian Ivashkov! My favorite one so far is book #3 “The Indigo Spell”.
Since we’re at Richelle Mead, my next favorite one is the Vampire Academy series. Areally awesome vampire story that uses yet another different vampire lore, this time coming from Russia. I loved all of the books in this series and they keep getting better and better. If you haven’t read it yet now, that the first movie has just come out, is the time to do so!
My next pick is a very recent favorite: Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee. I think this might be the most action packed book I’ve ever read. There was always something happening. The romance was great. The story had a lot of twists and turns. There’s a kick ass female protagonist. I couldn’t put it down! I loved both the first and the second book equally.
On number 2 I have a very controversial book: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I know so many people hate this book. I also know that it’s not really a good book. That it has many flaws. That it has some dangerous role models. But it’s so freaking enjoyable! I love this book! It was the first young adult book I ever read and the one that made me fall in love with that genre. It’s just awesome!
And on the very first spot, what else other than Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling? I’m a huge fan of this book (you should know, I mention it on almost every top 10 Tuesday…). It’s my ultimate favorite book of all times. And that’s that. I can’t decide on which one is actually my favorite of the series… Maybe Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.