10 Young Adult Books Your Kids Will Love

We all know that reading a good book is one of the most enjoyable things in life. It brings us so much pleasure to find the right one! I absolutely LOVE to read, especially because of how relaxing and exciting it is to enter the world of my favorite stories. I personally like fantasy and adventure, but I enjoy other genres as well. I first got into reading for fun about four years ago, when I was in the third grade. My parents were a big influence on me because they’re avid readers themselves. Ever since then, it’s been a fun journey to find books that will stay in my heart forever. Below I’ve shared my top ten favorite books (or series) that I love and that I think your kids might love, too:

harrypotterThe Harry Potter Series
by J.K. Rowling
Many of you have probably heard of this now classic series about a young boy who discovers he’s a wizard and his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I loved this series so much for the way its seven books transported me into a world of magic and adventure. I also loved all of the characters and the story line.

selectionThe Selection Series
by Kiera Cass
These books are a whirlwind of jewels, gowns, and a hint of romance for the series’ main character, America Singer. 35 Girls. 1 Crown. The competition of a lifetime to win Prince Maxon’s heart. I recently read these books and they stole my heart. To be honest, I initially judged them as too princessy, but when I started reading them I got hooked by the story and fell in love with the characters.

percyjThe Percy Jackson Series
by Rick Riordan
If you like Greek mythology or adventure, these are the books for you. Percy and his friends are always on nail-biting adventures that keep you on the edge of your seat. I started reading these after the Harry Potter series, and I wasn’t sure if anything could compare, but these books were awesome. I loved how they featured Greek mythology, and I found the characters and chapter titles to be funny.

underlandThe Underland Chronicles
by Suzanne Collins (author of the popular Hunger Games Trilogy)
These five books are packed with adventure. Did you ever want to fly on bats, fight life-sized rats, or befriend cockroaches? Well, that’s what you will find in these books. When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, everything changes as he arrives in the Underland. I completely adore these books because they were the escape I needed during school. All the adventure and excitement really gets you hooked from the start.

waterfireThe WaterFire Saga
by Jennifer Donnelly
This saga is a whole new world full of mermaids, spells, and rebels. Serefina, heir to the throne of Miromara, is haunted by a dream that shows the return of an ancient evil on the eve of her Dokimí ceremony, which determines if she’s worthy of the crown. Five other girls, scattered in different realms, have the same dream. Together they have to find the cave from their dream and collaborate throughout the four books to stop evil from returning. I’ve always loved mermaids, and I loved that this book was non-stop adventure. I can’t wait for the third book to come out this month!

by Allie Condie
For as long as she can remember, main character Rio has dreamt of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia and going Above. Rio promises her sister, Bay, that she’ll stay below, but that promise is quickly broken. I liked this book because there was so much detail and such an interesting dystopian story plot that I just had to keep reading.

dorothyDorothy Must Die
by Danielle Paige
This a perfect spin on the classic Wizard of Oz, except it takes place after Dorothy goes home. Amy Gumm is a 16-year-old girl living in Dusty Springs, Kansas. Her whole world changes when she’s picked up in a tornado and lands in a not-so-perfect Oz. Amy discovers that Dorothy eventually returned to Oz, became evil, and sucked up all the magic. Amy realizes that in order to save this once-magical place, Dorothy must die. I loved all the action and the humor in this book! There’s not a single dull page.

findingaudreyFinding Audrey
by Sophie Kinsella
Have you ever read a book that makes you laugh on every page? Well, that’s what you’ll find in this heartfelt comedy. Audrey is experiencing depression after an incident at her old school. Throughout the book, Audrey faces real life problems that play out in a modern way. I enjoyed reading this book and thought it was heart-warming. I never wanted it to end!

mysteriousThe Mysterious Benedict Society Series
by Trenton Lee Stewart
After seeing an ad in the paper for gifted young children looking for special opportunities, tons of children show up to take a test, but only four pass. Reynie, Kate, Constance, and Sticky are escorted to the home of Mr. Benedict to seek this mysterious opportunity. I personally loved trying to figure out the mysteries of this book alongside the characters. This was a great read, and I loved all the thoughtful detail.
finisherThe Finisher
by David Baldacci
No one has ever left Wormwood. Ever. At least, that is, until Vega Jane discovers a map showing a mysterious world beyond The Quag (the tree barrier that encircles Wormwood). Will she stay? I absolutely loved this book; a mix of adventure, magic, and science fiction that was awesome.