The popularity of Young Adult fiction like Harry Potter, Twilight or the Hunger Games trilogy shows that young readers still can be excited and interested in reading books amid all the other distractions... cell phones, social media, Netflix... of modern teenage life. With Christmas coming up, why not encourage a passion for reading in a young person in your life by choosing one of these hot YA fiction books as a gift?
Soundless by Richelle Mead
When Fei's home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation and she becomes an unlikely heroine.
For the Record by Charlotte Huang
A raw, honest debut celebrating music, friendship, romance, and life on the road.
Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick
After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother's drug dealer.
Need by Joelle Charbonneau
Teenagers at Wisconsin's Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need... regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises.
Do these titles sound intriguing? It's not surprising. Young Adult fiction has moved on from the days of teen soap opera novels like the Sweet Valley High series, and has become a sophisticated genre enjoyed by readers of all ages.