10 Valid Reasons Why Reading YA Will Change Your Life

    In case you’ve been living under a rock these days, let me fill you in a little secret: there is a category of literature that is steadily taking over the world. It’s responsible for a million and one amazing Tumblr pages. It has led to the creation of some of the most popular books and television shows out right now. Moreover, it shows us just how thoughtful and intelligent teenagers in this generation are.

    What am I talking about, you ask? YA novels, of course!

    Not only has the YA genre produce wonderful stories cherished worldwide, but it seriously changes your life. Don’t believe me? If you’ve ever read a YA book, you’ll know all of these facts to be true:

    1. Need an escape from every day life? Find your nearest bookstore, browse the YA section and find your new reality.

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    2. YA is a fast-paced and constantly growing category, and with all of these new books coming out all the time, it always feels like Christmas!

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    3. In that same vein, since there are so many books to be read, it will teach you all about goal setting and prioritizing!

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    4. These characters are entirely too relatable, so you’ve got no choice but to become a more empathetic and loving person by reading/falling in love with them:

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    5. Have you seen how active the YA authors (and the entire YA community) are when it comes to social media? Whether you’re an aspiring writer or just a book admirer, it’s easier than ever to make a real connection with people who share your same passions!

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    6. There’s that age old saying “save the drama for your mama!” Instead, you’ll be saving the drama for reading time, which will save it from happening in your real life!

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    7. The messages behind these YA books are seriously empowering. They continue to show that girls and boys can kick ass and be the hero!

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    8. You know that feeling when you’ve discovered something super special that you get to share with others? That’s how you’ll feel amongst your friend group when the next awesome YA book is turned into a great movie or TV show!

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    9. Just like going to Disney, reading YA (whether you’re 17 or 70) keeps you young at heart <3

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    10. In YA, these characters often handle their issues with such honesty and bravery that it inspires its readers to do the same!

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     Tell us in the comments: How has reading YA changed your life?!

    *Books We Love*


    99 Days

    Molly Barlow might as well be wearing a scarlet letter. Everybody in the small town knows about her painful betrayal of her boyfriend Patrick Donnelly with his brother Gabe. Now, surrounded by gossip and prying eyes, Molly must somehow survive 99 days in her old home town before she leaves for college.

    Order your copy of Katie Cotugno's new book here.

    Rumors

    Best friends Landy, Tenile, Nicole, Nathan, Justin, and Kareem were the golden children of Tanner University. Their paths were set: doctors, lawyers, business moguls, they were going to light the world on fire. Then, two weeks before graduation, Landy was murdered—and Nathan was blamed. Though he was never charged, vicious rumors drove him from town, and the circle of friends broke.

    Ten years later, Nathan is back in Tanner, determined to clear his name. He’s asking questions no one wants answered, and soon rumors threaten to divide the community once more. Everyone in this small town is keeping big secrets—especially Landy’s old friends—and someone is willing to kill to keep their darkest deeds buried. . . .

    This is the first book in a two-part series by A.C. Arthus and a new edition of the previously self-published title Within The Shadows.


    Order your copy here.

    The Originals Book 1: The Rise

    Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are hard to keep.

    Order your copy here.

    Mr. Kiss and Tell

    In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations.

    Order your copy here.

    The Perfectionists

    From Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series, comes another series full of juicy secrets, nail-biting suspense, and beautiful girls who will do anything to hide the ugly truth.

    Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker are all driven to be perfect—no matter the cost. At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they discover that they all hate the same person: handsome womanizer Nolan Hotchkiss, who's done things to hurt each of them. They come up with the perfect plan to murder Nolan—jokingly, of course. They'd never actually go through with it. But when Nolan turns up dead in the exact way they'd discussed, the girls suddenly become prime suspects in his murder. Only, they didn't do it. So who did? Unless they find the real killer, and soon, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.

    Order your copy here.

    The Merciless

    Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned

    In this chilling debut, Danielle Vega delivers blood-curdling suspense and terror on every page. By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?

    Order your copy here.

    Day 21

    In this pulse-pounding sequel to Kass Morgan's The 100, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested. And the hundred will struggle to survive the only way they can — together.

    Order your copy here.

    The Museum of Intangible Things

    An unforgettable read from Wendy Wunder, the acclaimed author of The Probability of Miracles, this novel sparkles with the humor and heartbreak of true friendship and first love.

    Order your copy here.

    Every Ugly Word

    When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school, bullies taunt and shove her. She can't go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can't make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self.

    Her older self has been through it all already--she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life forever. Something even her older self is powerless to stop.

    Aimee L. Salter's novel is a gripping and emotional story about the devastating consequences of bullying.

    Order your copy here.

    Let's Get Lost

    Adi Alsaid‘s debut novel, Let’s Get Lost, delivers a captivating, coming-of-age cross-country road trip. A story about love, loss, and finding yourself, it will keep readers enthralled and pleasingly off-balance in equal measure.

    Order your copy here.

    Deviation

    Until a month ago, eighteen-year-old Ven had never set foot outside the windowless warehouse where she was created. An Imitation of Raven Rogen, Ven spent her days confined in the lab, studying videos of her Authentic, all so she could step into Raven’s life at a moment’s notice.

    Now, Ven lives in Raven’s penthouse apartment, kisses Raven’s boyfriend, and obeys every order from Raven’s dad, Titus Rogen—the very man who created her. But Ven has a secret plan. She doesn’t want Raven’s life. She wants her own.

    In the action-packed sequel of Heather Hildenbrand's Imitation, Ven wages a dangerous war against Titus. First she’ll free herself, then she’ll free every last Imitation. . . .

    Order your copy here.

    You

    A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.

    Order your copy here.

    Storm Fall

    In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive.

    Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.

    Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.

    Order your copy here.

    Second Star

    A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this dark, contemporary ocean-side adventure inspired by Peter Pan -- and written by Alyssa Sheinmel -- is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers.

    Order your copy here.

    COMMENTS

    1. Baza trastovyh forumov Said:

      Not only is chasing him fruitless, but it is also beneath your dignity to waste your time with someone who will never reciprocate your love.

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