Favorite Teen Novels of 2012

GraveMercy_final_hres-198x300Here’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:

Matched, by Ally Condie

Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore


Rock On, by Denise Vega

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

Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman

The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman

Traitor’s Son (The Raven Duet, Book 2), by Hilari Bell

Son, by Lois Lowry

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What are  your favorites from 2012?








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