Here’s my list of favorite young adult novels from 2012. VACLAV AND LENA and THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS were officially marketed to adults, but in my opinion, not especially humble, they would be great for teens. The links are to my own GoodReads reviews, except for TRAITOR’S SON AND SON, which are linked to professional reviews.
If I had to choose…I couldn’t single out just one as my ultimate favorite. I adore books that have romance, intrigue, and powerful revelations about self. On that basis, here are the three I loved best: SERAPHINA, BITTERBLUE, AND GRAVE MERCY.
Here they are, in no particular order:
Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore
Vaclav and Lena, by Haley Tanner
Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman
It’s Our Prom (So Deal With It), by Julie Anne Peters
The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green
Grave Mercy, by Robin LaFevers
Lies Beneath, by Anne Greenwood Brown
The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
Traitor’s Son (The Raven Duet, Book 2), by Hilari Bell
What are your favorites from 2012?