Underrated Young Adult Novels


The Top Ten

1 Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

I just read this book a couple weeks ago and it was amazing!
Alex is a bruja (witch) and on her Deathday (like a Sweet Sixteens for magic) she decides she doesn't want her powers. This leads Alex, her best (girl) friend Rishi and her new friend Nova to go on a journey to fix what Alex changed. - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

2 Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything is about a girl named Maddy who has a disease which causes her to be allergic to the outside world. She's never left her house...until she met Olly. I was getting Rapunzel vibes throughout the book - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

3 Legend by Marie Lu

Legend is a story about June and Day and their failed government - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

4 Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

I read this a while ago and I don't remember that much but it was an urban fantasy novel. It takes place in New York and there are Shadowshapers who take form in murals and paintings - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

5 Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily is a retelling of Peter Pan. It's in Tiger Lily's point of view and it has her opinions/outlook on Neverland and Peter Pan. It is way better than I expected it to be. Jodi Lynn Anderson is an amazing writer - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

6 Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This book is starting to gain popularity. It's about Jacob Portman who wonders if his Grandfathers' stories about his peculiar friends aren't fiction. It was recently made into a movie, but the book was better - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

7 The Diviners by Libba Bray

A book about supernaturals in the 1920s. Is there anything better than that? - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

8 The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

A dystopian where arts such as music and poetry aren't appreciated. Those who are considered gifted with these talents rather than Strength or Intelligence are killed when they turn 13. Alex is ready to be killed but it turns out there is a secret world where creativity is a gift and a blessing- not a curse - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

9 The Giver by Lois Lowry

Many people have heard of this book but I don't know anyone who's read it. This book takes place in the future where the government chooses everything for the citizens: Their spouses, their children, their jobs...Everyone in the society thinks it's perfect- but that's because they don't know better - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

10 Hate List by Jennifer Brown

The Contenders

11 Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

One by one the 'Hollywood Killer' has been murdering young celebrities and killing them in the same style as famous movie deaths. Willow has to find out who it is...before someone is killed - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

12 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

It's a wonderful compelling book that has me looking back at every point and wondering if it's possible that the writer herself knew that the book was going to take the turn it had just taken at that point. It also has a wonderful love story... which actually truly unfolds in the second book, A Court of Mist and Fury.

13 Matched by Ally Condie
14 Crossed by Ally Condie
15 Reached by Ally Condie
16 Kingdom Keepers - Ridley Pearson
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