The wondrous girlies over at The YA-Sisterhood came up with the brilliantest idea ever; Desert Island Books. Holy crud muffs when I first found out i could only pick FIVE YA books, i wanted to cry. CRY I SAY! How the hecks would I narrow it down to just five?!!?
But since I don’t read adult books...I can pick 10 YA books!! YAY!! But oh man, oh man, oh man, which 10??! After much thought, consideration and tears here are the TEN books I’d bring with me if I’d have to live the rest of my days on a desert island! (WOOT! annd a series only counts as one!! HUZZAAH!)
The Shade Series by Jeri Smith-Ready!I would not be able to live the rest of my life without Logan in it. This is my all-time favorite series and I would die if I couldn’t have it with me! SCREW ALL THE OTHER BOOKS I JUST NEED THESE!!! (just kidding...i’m going to pick more...but that statement was for effect...to show how much I love them...did it work?)
The Firelight Series by Sophie Jordan! GAH! Firelight is so sexy and angsty and amazing, it makes dragons cool as eff and not nerdy (no offense!) Then, then, then Vanish comes along and it's 10x MORE angsty and amazing...and Cassian & Will...’nuff said.
The Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent! Scary and sexy and creepy and awesome, it's impossible not to get hooked on this series! Annnnd... If I Die...Tod.... ‘nuff said.
Where She Went by Gayle Forman! Oh. My. Goodness. *sniffle* This book is a masterpiece. WSW is all Adam all the time. He's just so broken and messed up and hurt in this book that your heart breaks with each page. I could re-read it a thousand times.
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey! The concept of this book, Protectors and Speakers, is just so freaking amazetastic! I was mesmerized from page one. I NEED this to become a series, I NEED MORE Alden & Lenzi, I NEED more soul sharing AND I NEED more eerie ghostly encounters. EEEEEP, I love this book, make sure you go buy it in December!
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi! Adam Kent. ‘Nuff said. NAAAh, I’m just playin’. This book is written flawlessly and the emotion behind each word, paragraph, and page made my heart melt. Juliette is so unbelievably awesome and the whole book is just phenomenal. I am DYING for the second book in this series!! OH THANK HEAVENS IT’S A SERIES!!!
Enclave by Ann Aguirre! Kick-ass dystopian at its finest. Some of the best fight scenes ever to be written in the history of ever. Love, love, love this book.
Angel Burn Trilogy by L.A. Weatherly! Alex Kylar. ‘Nuff said. (do you get the impression that I’m just picking books based on the fictional boys in them? Because...if so, you wouldn’t be too far off base :P) No, but seriously. This book was mind-blowing because of the crazy twist on angel lore. There was a epic road trip, massive amounts of angst and a ending that now has me anxiously awaiting the sequel, Angel Fire.
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard! The cover, the story, Cole; all amazing. Annnd hopefully maybe probably there'd be mermaids in the water around this island i was stranded on. And hopefully maybe probably I could become friends with said mermaids, yes? Well either way, this is the book I'd snuggle with and stare at and talk to like it was my best friend, because it is fantabulous.
Annnnd the 10th book would haveta be...ahh...fleep floop flarp!! I don’t know! So many choices!! Am I allowed to bring a survival book? No? okay...um...lemme think...oH MY GOSH! My 10th book would be a LIBRARY BOOK, becaaaause, they would be all, “You only have 2 weeks to read it, Missy.” Oh my gosh!!!!! i could be on to something here!!! So... if it was a library book, I could CONSTANTLY be changing books, right?!!?!? DOES THIS WORK?!! DID I SCAM THE SYSTEM?!!? HUZZAH! I win.