Today we're discussing our favorite dark YA books. That's a tough one. Almost all the YA books I read could be called dark. The YA books I write are dark too. That's just kind of where my mind goes...
So first up, anything by Laurie Halse Anderson. Her books deal with dark subject matter with a style and grace I can only aspire to.
Hate List by Jennifer Brown. A fantastic exploration of the aftermath of a school shooting from the POV of the shooter's girlfriend. It doesn't get much darker than that.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but I totally fell in love with the idea of a world where love was considered a disease to be cured and that there are people who fight against it in order to feel.
And those are just a few that pop to mind... I'm sure there are others I've forgotten that I like just as much. What are your favorite dark YA Books?
The Hate List was so very good. And I loved Delirium too, but I was just like you and wasn't sure before I started. The writing is really great. Thanks for joining the blogfest!ReplyDelete
I think you meant the Hate List ;)ReplyDelete
You should check out Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall as well. It's amazing.
I might have to check out Delirium. It sounds cool.ReplyDelete
I Have read Before I Fall. I didn't even realize they were by the same author until much later. So different to each other, but both are great!ReplyDelete
HATE LIST will definitely go on my list. Terrifyingly real. But I agree about Laurie Halse Anderson and Lauren Oliver. Everything they write is amazing.ReplyDelete
I didn't think I'd like Delirium either, but in the end, I was sold. It was very well done. Good choices!ReplyDelete
Delirium is on my TBR list and I must get it soon. I also want to add Hate List. That one sounds awesome!ReplyDelete
I have a Laurie Halse Anderson book on my dark YA list.ReplyDelete
I haven't had a chance to read my copy of The Hate List, but I did enjoy the darkness of Delirium.
Love, a disease? That sounds like an interesting plot! Thanks I will keep it in mind, Kate!ReplyDelete