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Three young adult books that are totally worth the hype

Read this if you're tired of reading over-hyped books.

Camillia Dass
Camillia Dass

Published: 20 September 2016, 11:13 PM

Young Adult books are constantly accused of being over-hyped. With bloggers and YouTubers constantly talking about the same ol’ books, it’s hard to start a book without having high expectations.

Here are three young adult books that are totally worth the hype and your time.

1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

THIS BOOK FOCUSES ON EMPOWERING WOMEN. PHOTO CREDIT: GOODREADS.COM

 

Six Of Crows is a spin-off book of young adult author Leigh Bardugo’s popular Grisha Trilogy, which is about a society ruled by the ‘Darkling’. It plays on the concept of light and dark; if you go into the later, you will be eaten by vultures.

Essentially, Six of Crows is based in the same world the Grisha Trilogy was based in, but with different characters. In the book, we are introduced to a group of criminals in the fictional world of Ketterdam.

Headed by Kaz Brekker, the story follows him and his group of friends, Inej, Nina, Matthias, Jesper and Wylan. They go on a heist to rescue an important scientist from one of the most secure prisons in the Grisha world.

This book is so action packed, it will keep you on the edge of your seat for the duration of its 465 pages.

2. A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

THIS RETELLING OF THE CLASSIC BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TALE IS ONE OF THE BEST I’VE EVER READ. PHOTO CREDIT: GOODREADS.COM

 

A Court Of Thorns And Roses is one of my personal favourite fantasy books ever. It’s already been optioned to be a film, so it must be good, right?

The book, a retelling of the classic Beauty and The Beast tale, focuses on a young girl called Feyre, a human who lives with her family. While out hunting for food one day, Feyre kills a wolf.

Unfortunately, the wolf turns out to be a creature from the magical land across the wall that separates the human world from the faerie world. To seek revenge, Tamlin, one of the immortal faeries from the world kidnaps her.

What follows is exactly what you would expect if you have watched Beauty and The Beast – a love story. As Tamiln and Feyre fall in love, we are introduced to a bunch of external factors like curses and evil faeries.

Also, if you are expecting your regular fairytale, trust me when I say it is anything but. It’s so gripping you will not expect half of the things happening in the book.

3. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

THIS BOOK HAS THE PERFECT BALANCE OF ACTION AND ROMANCE. PHOTO CREDIT: GOODREADS.COM

 

An Ember In The Ashes is a book about a society where everyone is under the strict control of the emperor. lf you try to defy the emperor, you and your loved ones will be sentenced to death.

We are introduced to a young girl living in the empire named Laia, whose brother is arrested for treason. In an attempt to save him, Laia conspires with the rebels to become a slave for the empire’s greatest military academy.

While being a slave, she meets a soldier, Elias. Like Laia, Elias is desperate to escape the military’s brutalities. The couple begins working against the empire together, and yes, they fall in love shortly after.

If you are stuck and don’t know which book to read next, try one of these three books. They might seem over-hyped, but I can assure you the excitement is completely justified.


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