|photo courtesy of Rina Reads Books|
That said I still feel very wary of YA as a genre purely because there is so much choice and beyond the hyped titles and things that get made into movies I'm never really sure where to start. Also I got a bit caught up in the 'everything having a cover like the Twilight books' thing and decided the whole genre must be about sparkly vampires. I'm sorry. When I mentioned this on twitter (the overwhelm, not the sparkly vampires) and asked if anybody would be interested in guest posting their recommendations for me the response was a resounding yes and so this week I will have a post for you each day with a different blogger telling you about a few of their favourite titles. At the end of the week I will wrap up with a little about some of my own favourites plus a few awesome resources from the YA community!
If you're wanting to read more YA but unsure of where to start then I hope this helps, and if you're a dedicated reader then I hope you'll discover some fantastic new books.
At the end of the week I'd love to do a big giveaway of lots of YA books to really encourage people towards diving into the genre. I will be providing a couple of prizes myself, but if you'd like to donate a prize, be it a book of your own you've finished reading and are willing to pass to someone else, book related swag, or 'a book of your choice up to x value' kind of prize, please fill in the form.
All of your help towards making this a great event is massively appreciated.