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June 3, 2021

YA Novels aren't just for teens anymore — This is the perfect genre to encourage teenagers and young adults to read, anytime, anywhere!

From dystopia, romance, adventure and sci-fi, here are some of our best YA reads that can easily be enjoyed by an older audience. You won't be able to put them down!

Enjoy!

1 Aloren: The Estralony Cycle #1 (Young Adult Fairy Tale Retelling)

Aloren: The Estralony Cycle #1 (Young Adult Fairy Tale Retelling)

E. D. Ebeling | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Set in an engrossing, fully realized fantasy world, Aloren is a romantic, young adult retelling of the classic fairy tale The Wild Swans. Reyna Lauriad is a Gralde--her spirit grows from the ground in the form of a flower. She and her four brothers have been taught the risks associated with touching, even looking upon their birthflowers: strange maladies, potential madness. But when Reyna's brothers are bound by a deadly curse, she is forced to do the unthinkable: in order to break the curse she must pull her birthflowers from the ground.

2 After Darkness Light (Dreamcatchers #1 ) A Young Adult Dark Fantasy

After Darkness Light (Dreamcatchers #1 ) A Young Adult Dark Fantasy

Tom Sarega | Free Previews

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Five school friends are dragged unwittingly into a world of menace as they become embroiled in an apocalyptic feud between two Mayan brothers. The Mayan prophecies are nigh and Anunaki will fulfil them. He will unleash the dreamcatcher and shroud the world in such darkness that none will survive. And if by a miracle some do, they will pray every night that they had perished also. The only person who can stop him is his younger brother, Iktaniki, a spirit guide - but not without the help of the five. There’s just one problem. They don’t trust him....or his motives. DREAMCATCHERS - After Darkness Light is a young adult dark fantasy. Imagine, for a moment, Super 8 crossed with Apocalypto, and you have a hint of an idea of the story.

3 Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals)

Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals)

Morgan Rice | Sci-fi Fantasy

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"TURNED is an ideal story for young readers. Morgan Rice did a good job spinning an interesting twist on what could have been a typical vampire tale. Refreshing and unique, TURNED has the classic elements found in many Young Adult paranormal stories. Book #1 of the Vampire Journals Series focuses around one girl. One extraordinary girl! TURNED is easy to read, but extremely fast-paced. Recommended for anyone who likes to read soft paranormal romances. Rated PG." --The Romance Reviews.

4 Quest

Quest

Laura Masciarelli | Youth

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A paranormal thriller for young adults. Quest is about Ty, a high school senior and shy son of a dashing archaeologist, who meets the exotic Ashi, a brown-eyed beauty and spiritual adept from Bhutan. Together they unravel the mystery of the Treasure of the Knights Templar. Dashing around the globe, confronting the Keepers of the Secrets, they find romance amidst the Illuminati's determination to keep humanity in the dark and under their spell forever.

5 The City of the Broken

The City of the Broken

Ceri Beynon | Sci-fi Fantasy

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The City of the Broken is a young adult novel. Seren Loneheart falls in love for the very first time with a boy who has a deep dark secret. Can she begin to understand the mystery that surrounds him?And why is he so reluctant to love?

6 NEBADOR Book Nine: A Cry for Help

NEBADOR Book Nine: A Cry for Help

J. Z. Colby | Sci-fi Fantasy

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NEBADOR - The incredible journey of five young adults from poverty and oppression to respected citizenship in the wide universe. A child is born with a lifetime of memories and knowledge. She knows she has an important purpose and that her world will perish without her help. But she has no idea how to get them to listen. She decides to trust the only part of her society that has shown some ability to deal with reality, but fears they will abandon her before the task is complete. - The crew of the Manessa Kwi along with Ashley's team of education specialists, gets the easy part: presiding over a critical planetary transition that was paid for with blood, sweat, and tears by others long before.

7 Alex on the Edge

Alex on the Edge

Kate le Roux | Youth

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17-year-old Alex is not impressed. He never has trouble getting girls to go out with him but this one is serious about the stupid friend zone thing, and it's not looking as if he is going to get her to change her mind. And if he wants to get to know Jill, he is going to have to hang out in her world, a world he is pretty sure he doesn't ever want to be a part of. But when his world comes crashing down around him in a way he could never have dreamed, Jill is there for him in a way no one else can be. "Alex on the Edge" is a clean, contemporary Christian romantic story for teens, young adults and anyone else. It contains no strong language, violence or sexual content and is suitable for readers from thirteen up.

8 Star

Star

Eliza Witte | Youth

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This is a Young Adult (YA) story for friendship, love but mostly about life. In between the harm of drugs, the revitalizing power of music, the importance of education and the future we choose, we all are stars twinkling below and benefiting the helping hands of our brothers and sisters above.

9 Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

Caron Rider | Poetry

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This volume is a short collection of eclectic poems and limericks for the young adult in all of us. Enjoy!

10 Agartha's Castaway

Agartha's Castaway

Chrissy Peebles | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Genres for this novelette series: fantasy/young adult/adventure/sci-fi. See the book trailer below for "The Trapped in the Hollow Earth Novelette Series" http://youtu.be/viwT0M8Ms_g *** The dream vacation that might just turn deadly... Seventeen-year-old Casey Smith can't wait to embark on her summer vacation, not least because she's finally shed her tomboy image, and now heartthrob Mike seems interested. What starts out great, with lots of flirting, taking her a step closer to winning her crush's heart, soon turns into her worst nightmare. Tossed out to sea during a freak storm, Casey is washed up on what she presumes to be a mysterious tropical island that's on no map she's ever seen.

11 Cry of the Goshawk: A Casey Jones Columbia River Adventure Book I

Cry of the Goshawk: A Casey Jones Columbia River Adventure Book I

Roy Bush | Youth

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"A novel for young adults about a young man's coming of age. Set in the Old West in the United States territory of Alaska, this book follows its young lead as he learns to love the beauty and wonder of the wild--a passion that he retains even as he tries to adapt to the complicated machinations of society. An uplifting, adventure story of pride in one’s self, and the courage to claim one's own destiny regardless of family, peer. or societal pressures." MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW. Download it today!

12 Enchanted Castle

Enchanted Castle

Chrissy Peebles | Short Stories

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This is a young adult, paranormal series. Zoey Sanders attends her senior year of high school at a mysterious castle in Scotland. She is thrust into a paranormal world she never knew existed, and her life will never be the same again.

13 Awake

Awake

Egan Yip | Sci-fi Fantasy

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When Kevin stays up all night to finish a history paper, he finds a lonely world the next morning. The whole world is still asleep and no one can wake up! As Kevin thinks the world is over, he meets a talking dog and cat. The pets have formed an alliance and are seeking a way to save their masters from the strange phenomenon. But when Kevin helps them in their search, they are warned of a great danger: the forest animals want to keep the humans asleep for good. To solve this mystery, Kevin must stay awake as long as he can before he too will fall asleep and never awaken. Age Group: Young Adult

14 Element, Part 1

Element, Part 1

C.M. Doporto | Sci-fi Fantasy

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College freshman, Natalie Vega, offers to be a test patient for several vitamins and supplements created by Kronberg Laboratories, a large pharmaceutical company where she interns. Immediately her body starts going through physical changes but when she runs into her former high school crush, Ryan Garrett, she is unaware of the life altering affects he will have on her. Will Natalie be able to handle her supernatural/superhero changes? Recommended Age: 16 and up *** Young Adult/New Adult cross over ***

15 Eternal Vows

Eternal Vows

Chrissy Peebles | Romance

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Genre: Paranormal romance and fantasy adventure *** BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_w-eZwPJbA *** Warning: Mild language, sexual innuendo, and adult situations *** Never marry a stranger...even if he is a drop-dead gorgeous immortal king. Never pretend to be a princess. And most importantly...never slip on an ancient wedding ring you know nothing about. Sarah Larker returns to a cave where her sister disappeared ten years earlier. She walks through a portal and is mistaken for a runaway princess on the run by a dangerous immortal king in medieval times. Her plan is bold as well as daring—become this princess, wed the king, and slip on an ancient wedding ring that will unlock the portal back home.

16 Crush

Crush

Chrissy Peebles | Sci-fi Fantasy

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His precious touch could prove deadly... When Taylor Sparks moves from New York City, of Big Bear Lake, California, her life has been forever changed when she meets a hot guy with winter-blue eyes named Jesse. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable. But sadly, things aren't adding up. Taylor wonders what her 'crush' is hiding. When her new friend, Fred tells her his suspicions about Jesse being a paranormal creature, Taylor laughs. But when Fred turns up dead, she believes every warning, he ever told her. Taylor is shocked to learn that Big Bear Lake isn't just glittering lakes, towering pines, and breathtaking mountains... There's more... Way more than meets the eye.

17 The Zombie Chronicles

The Zombie Chronicles

Chrissy Peebles | Horror-Gothic

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Warning: Some violence. For mature teens or older. BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/ociUHiL1g70 Val was bitten by a zombie and now she’s scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, eighteen year old, Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can’t be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won’t allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before the transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out. When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival… and giving up on Val is NOT an option.

18 Whitewater Crossing: A Casey Jones Columbia River Adventure Book II

Whitewater Crossing: A Casey Jones Columbia River Adventure Book II

Roy Bush | Youth

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"Readers of Roy Bush's Whitewater Crossing will identify with the hero, Casey Jones, as he continues his journey from New York City to confident young ranch hand for his uncle in the 1920's. His adventures and perils keep the reader eagerly turning pages. The book has a well-woven, fast moving plot, with enough history included to educate without the reader even knowing it is happening. A plus for locals is the Inland Empire background and its ranching lifestyle of the time, viewed from the heart by the author. I heartily recommend this exciting book for young readers, or even those not so young!" YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC. This is the second book in the Casey Jones Adventure Series that begins with Goshawk. Download it today!

19 Guardian Core Chronicles

Guardian Core Chronicles

Michael Youngblood | Sci-fi Fantasy

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This is a the first story in the series. Check out my other stories. Before reading this story please see warning at bottom of this description. It is appropriate for young teen and up.This is a fun science fiction adventure seen through the eyes of a common man given great powers. It combines sci-fi, fantasy, and action adventure. The reader embarks on a space fairing battle of good verses evil. The reader meets super heros and aliens alike. Check all the Guardian core chronicle stories. Time after time, homeworld. The reckoning, the great divide, death becomes me, and Timescape. There are more to come Please leave a review. Biblestudymanual@yahoo.com Warning: Although this is a great read for people with ADD, it can cause people with OCD to have fits. This story has not yet been professionally edited so people with extreme OCD have been warned. PS.These stories are bring professionally edited at this time. They will be up loaded as soon as they are ready. Thanks for your patience.

20 A Call from the Dark

A Call from the Dark

Adam Deverell | Youth

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What would you do if you found yourself trapped in a movie rental store at ten o’clock at night? Just you and a one prank-calling psycho right out of a B-Grade horror movie. Fifteen-year-old Stacey has just started working part-time in the Video Saloon, a run down, cruddy old video store. She needs the money, as her widowed father is finding it increasingly difficult to cope at home and work. She also finds herself involved in a pirated DVD ring where it’s easy to get in, but not so easy to get out. The ring leader wants revenge, but Stacey discovers revenge can work both ways…

21 A Bunch of Battlers

A Bunch of Battlers

Kylie Reynolds | Youth

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Peter, Robyn and Billy are left without parents or guardians, the Child Welfare Department take charge of them. The Department have a plan for the children's future. The children are quite unhappy with the plan and set about finding a way out of the dilemma. With the resourcefulness typical of Australian bush kids, they plan and carry out a course of action that enables them to 'fly beneath the radar' of the authorities in such a way that they are never identified as missing. The children pack their gear on bicycles and travel the far outback regions of Australia looking for a home where they can live together.

22 A Cat From Canada

A Cat From Canada

Bassam Imam | Youth

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This book is about an unusual cat named Chip Miller who's from Canada. He meets unusual characters throughout the book. Chip has an up and down life, travails and must keep bouncing back. Although he's from Canada he lives some time in the U.S., travels southward to the Amazon Rainforest and then moves back up to Canada. Chip is at times a fugitive from the law; he also makes some very powerful enemies.

23 Inherited Danger

Inherited Danger

Brian Rathbone | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Inherited Danger is Book Two of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Leaving her homeland behind, Catrin Volker goes in search of knowledge and peace, unaware that she will face the greatest evil her world has ever known.

24 Raising Nancy

Raising Nancy

Michel Poulin | Fiction

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RAISING NANCY is a mixed Fiction/Science-Fiction/Fantasy novel and is the sequel to the novel UNITED STATES SPACE CORPS. It continues the adventures of Ingrid Dows, who has just retired from military active service as Commander of the United States Space Corps and is now concentrating on raising her young daughter Nancy. However, Nancy is no ordinary girl and her education and rearing will represent a major challenge to Ingrid.

25 The Traveller

The Traveller

Bassam Imam | Youth

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Download this FREE e-Book about a humanoid originally from Planet X who is capable of traveling through different dimensions, meeting interesting human and animal characters along the way. Download it today!

26 Heaven vs Hell

Heaven vs Hell

Holly Vane | Youth

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Book one of the Eternal War series. A battle has been fought in secret between the forces of Heaven & Hell since time began. Angels have always succeeded in Keeping Hell's forces at bay... Until now. A girl had been born who will tilt the war in Hell's corner. She is Lucifer's salvation. *Contains graphic content not suitable to under 16's.

27 Chosen Book 1: Chosen Angels

Chosen Book 1: Chosen Angels

Kathryn Tracy | Youth

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I was about to leave when I saw it out of the corner of my eye. It was a large leather bound manuscript. It looked ancient. My hand began to tingle as I took it in my hand. On the cover it said simply, "Chosen" As soon as I opened to the first page, I felt as if I were falling, floating, nothing solid. My name is Emma Carter, but soon the world would know me by a different name. A name that was as ancient as the book I held in my hand. What happened next would change my life forever.

28 Regina

Regina

Mary Ann Moody | Youth

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“I didn’t discover the plot to murder me until it was too late. I never saw it coming.” –Regina Roth. Since she was a child, fifteen year old Regina Roth has been the victim of disturbing reoccurring nightmares of a house, and a murder. In the summer of her sixteenth birthday Regina leaves her posh life in New York for her mother’s hometown in Texas to bury her mysterious grandmother. Regina discovers the small town of Lee is literally the scene of her nightmares. Haunted by a vengeful ghost and the lies told by her parents, Regina has no choice but to accept her new life in Lee. After a shocking incident leaves her shaken with fright, Regina is forced to discover the secret behind her dreams and discovers the horrifying truth.

29 Purgatory

Purgatory

Maria Salman | Youth

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I am Arial Rosaline Steele..... A successful lady with more money than I needed in this lifetime, more connections than the president itself and I don't care what people think of me because I have no need to impress them.... I have crossed hell itself to reach where I am today.......... some fear me , some call me epitome of beauty , some call me a mystery but I call myself. A broken child with shattered heart, cold, callous women with nothing to give.....

30 Refuge Cross: The Exiles

Refuge Cross: The Exiles

Sven Grams | Youth

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In a land where the controlling of emotions has a powerful influence on the physical environment, join Trex and Sara as they contend with their new emotional strengths and weaknesses brought on by their journey through young adulthood. Beliefs, morals and identity will be tested and shaped as they each try to come to terms with their very different cultures and positions in life. Wanted or not, both must try to steer themselves and their families safely through a time which is filled with ever increasing danger and intrigue. Secret societies, betrayal, circumstance and loyalties will result in their separate paths being interwoven as they must outwit a dangerous band of exiles to achieve a single goal, but for two very different reasons.

31 World of Ryyah: Birth of the Half Elves

World of Ryyah: Birth of the Half Elves

H. L. Watson | Sci-fi Fantasy

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When Donovan was twelve years old, his village was raided by barbarians; his father killed, his mother taken, and he and the other village boys nearly suffered the same fate. But the raiders made the mistake of taking their captives through the Elven woods. The Elves killed the slavers, but mysteriously decided to spare the boys; instead, the boys were trained in the ways of the Elven Rangers under the tutelage of the beautiful Alayna. Over the years, the boys proved to be a valuable asset to the Elven king, but never more so than when young princess Brandela is taken hostage by a different Barbarian tribe. Donovan sets out to bring back what he assumes will be a haughty princess, but he never expects to fall in love with her!

32 The Bialien Series - Rise of the Bialiensapien: Human Evolved

The Bialien Series - Rise of the Bialiensapien: Human Evolved

Vlane Carter | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Science-fiction series about a young man who is abducted by benevolent aliens, bio-engineered to superhuman levels and sent back to Earth years later to stop an alien invasion. Imagine discovering a UFO and then having to hide inside of it after the elite unit of the army chases you to it in an attempt to kill you. Imagine having your nerves and senses connected with the ship and feeling what the ship does. Imagine having an out of body experience and flying a very advanced spaceship by pure thought. Going against jet fighters and making a mockery of the United States Air force. (continued below at: "about author")

33 Call of the Herald

Call of the Herald

Brian Rathbone | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Call of the Herald is book one of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Echoes of the ancients' power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind's deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war.

34 A Planet for Emily

A Planet for Emily

M S Lawson | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Looking for her lost sister and on a quest to find a place for baby Emily and Emily's family to live, Suzanne takes a job as a cruise director on a old space ship with a mysterious captain.

35 The Order of the Four Sons, Book I

The Order of the Four Sons, Book I

Lauren Scharhag | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Since before recorded history, the Order of the Four Sons has existed. From their beginnings in ancient Egypt to the boardrooms of modern times, they have fought a covert war against the enemies of humankind. Theirs is a world of magic, mystical creatures, and immortality. But now, after 5,000 years, their greatest battle is about to begin.

36 Sworn to Raise

Sworn to Raise

Terah Edun | Sci-fi Fantasy

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A high fantasy adventure with magic, mystery and romance that follows a headstrong young woman in her efforts to turn an empire upside down.

37 The Sword of Light: Book One of the Veredor Chronicles

The Sword of Light: Book One of the Veredor Chronicles

E. J. Gilmour | Sci-fi Fantasy

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A mysterious shadow has been cast over the Kingdom of Ortaria. A young man leaves his village in search of answers. His adventure takes him across a dangerous land of magic, monsters, wizards and warriors.

38 His Dark Empire (Tears of Blood, Book One)

His Dark Empire (Tears of Blood, Book One)

M. R. Forbes | Sci-fi Fantasy

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An old man without a past. A young girl without a future. An empire ready for rebellion.His Dark Empire is the story of Silas and Eryn, two fugitives from opposite ends of a tyrannical Empire whose worlds collide in an explosion of sorcery and blood, intrigue and mystery. Together, they race to discover Silas\' lost legacy, and in doing so uncover a conspiracy spanning hundreds of years, a conspiracy that has claimed the lives of thousands of wizards, and has led to the death and imprisonment of countless innocents. An epic fantasy both familiar and unique, His Dark Empire is a fast-paced adventure full of magic and mystery, lies and betrayal, strength and courage, friendship and love.

39 Star Wars: A Dark Run

Star Wars: A Dark Run

John Erik Ege | Sci-fi Fantasy

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The days of the Jedi may be gone, but the Force is always present, whispering to us, calling some to action, giving secret strengths to those who suffer. A person never trained in combat could be suddenly raised to warrior status, or perhaps called to heal. Join Preston G Waycaster as he explores what it means to be One with the Force for himself and his family and friends.This is a book of Wars, intended for a mature audience. There is violence, profanity, sex, and all the associated trauma's of war. The time frame is shortly after the destruction of the Hosnian System.

40 The God Slayers

The God Slayers

Barbara Bretana | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Genetic engineering created a child that was the best science could buy. Now, the doctor has to justify the millions the US government has spent on the program. But the boy, Lakan Strongbow has other plans for his future.