I set Jacqueline Silvester (Author of Wunderkids) the challenge listed below. Find out what books we both chose!

Challenge - Spell out the title of your novel with other books that you love.

W. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. Seduction, danger and sexy high court fairies, long before S.J Maas arrived on the scene. I loved these books in my teens and am hoping to re-read the whole series someday soon.

U. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Years down the line, I can see that Uglies is problematic- cattiness between female characters because of a mutual crush, motivation driven solely by infatuation etc.…. Uglies depicts a society that forces teens to have plastic surgery so that they can go from being Uglies to being Pretties, and thus go live in an idyllic society. 16 year old me loved this book.

N. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Intriguing story line, extremely talented writer, and a boarding school setting. Ticks all my boxes.

D. Delirium by Oliver Lauren- I’m a sucker for romance, when I heard about a new YA book that described a world in which love was considered a disease I knew romance was going to be a big part of the plot. I was not disappointed and this series became one of my favourites. Dystopia +Romance will always draw me in.

E- Eragon by Christopher Paolini.  Who doesn’t want to ride a dragon?  Before Khaleesi came into my life via HBO there was Eragon. Unfortunately, my experience with Eragon started with the film. I just started reading it again and it’s worth all the early 2000’s hype. Just don’t start with the film!

R. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray- I mentioned this series on another stop on the tour. Think Gothic setting, boarding school, and historical fiction goodness. It’s a series worth investing your time in.

K. King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard. I’m cheating a little here because it was very hard to find a book that I love that started with the letter ‘K.’ I’m currently reading this, so it still counts.

I. Insurgent By Veronica Roth- When Divergent came out I was obsessed. I think with time the movies kind of tired us of the whole concept and the series. (HOLLYWOOD STOP RUINING OUR YA!) But I’m not one to turn one something I use to love. I still admit to standing in the rain for four hours to meet Stephenie Meyer back in my Twilight days.

D. Dancing in my Nuddy Pants by Louise Rennison- I love Louise Rennison and I have read all of the Georgia diaries and later the Tallulah Casey adventures. Rennison is so funny and deliciously depicts teen awkwardness. When I moved to the U.K the first thing I did was buy a pack of Jammie Dodgers, I later visited Brighton to try and run into Louise but let’s no talk about that.

S. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Heists, fantasy with a historical setting, band of witty misfits, lead character with PTSD; I could go on listing reasons you should read SOC, by I think most YA fans already know about this glorious, amazing series.

Hope you enjoyed Jacqueline's fantastic choices. Hope you enjoy mine too!

W. Waiting for Callback by Perdita and Honor Cargill. A teenage girl following her dreams and the ups, downs and laughs that go along with it.

U. Unboxed by Non Pratt. A story of grief, discovery and coming of age. Absolutely beautiful and unputdownable.

N. New Boy by Tracy Chevalier. A retelling of Othello set in 1970's Washington, through the eyes of children. So cleverly done and shocking how many of Othello's themes are still so relevant in today's society.

D. Dracula by Bram Stoker. This book needs no introductions, vampires are my favourite thing to read about, and Dracula inspired this love.

E. Editing Emma by Chloe Seager. A laugh-a-minute, all too real account of a teenage girl and her blog - and how posting your thoughts online doesn't always go the way you planned...

R. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. A 17-year old girl has her eyes set on what she wants to do in life, but when she meets the creator of her favourite podcast, her world is turned on its head and her priorities are tested.

K. Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell. A beautiful, harrowing story of culture, music and corrective rape. You must read this story, it's very important.

I. I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson. A young girl with Cerebral Palsy, who is paralysed hears something she wishes she hadn't She can't speak but it's her mission to get across the confession she's heard and save someone, before it's too late...

D. Darkest Night by Will Hill. The last instalment in the Department 19 series. A secret society of Vampire Hunters need to take down the most prestigious vampires of all time, Dracula included...

S. S.T.A.G.S by M. A.Bennett. A weekend getaway at the most popular boy in the school's house turns into something far more deadly...

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