10 YA Fiction Books/Series To Binge Read And Then Read Again

These novels and series will refuse to be put down and make you wonder where time has gone. If you manage to finish any of them and feel dissatisfied, then you are a robot not suited for the book-worming world, that is the only explanation.

In all seriousness, I love these titles and I hope you’ll enjoy them too!

All book descriptions taken from Amazon kindle website. All links and content based on UK Amazon website

1. A Walk To Remember -Nicholas Sparks

Christian Commentary:

Series? : No, this is a standalone.

Why read? : Nicholas Sparks is the author, short, sweet, inspiring story.

  • Will make you cry

Can you resist the depths of the human heart?

It is 1958 and seventeen-year-old Landon is revelling in his youth: dating girls and even claiming to have been in love. He is a world apart from shy, reclusive Jamie Sullivan, a Baptist’s daughter who carries a bible with her school books, cares for her widowed father and volunteers at the orphanage. But fate will intervene.

Forced to partner up at the school dance, Landon and Jamie embark on a journey of earth-shattering love and agonising loss far beyond their years. In the months that follow, Landon discovers the true depths of the human heart, and takes a decision that is so stunning it will lead him irrevocably down the road to manhood . . .

2. Legend -Marie Lu

Christian Commentary:

Series? : Yes, 4 books, all completed.

Why read? : Equally intelligent and admirable main characters, intriguing and interesting plot, gut-wrenching romance.

  • Premarital sex
  • Violence
  • Murder
  • Homosexual characters
  • Dystopian corruption

Los Angeles, California

Republic of America

He is Day.

The boy who walks in the light.

She is June.

The girl who seeks her brother’s killer.

On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistably drawn together, neither knows the other’s past.

But Day murdered June’s brother.

And she has sworn to avenge his death.

Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy.

3. Half a King -Joe Abercrombie

Christian Commentary:

Series? : Yes, 3 books, all completed.

Why read? : relatable underdog main character, amazing adventure, strong sense of camaraderie/loveable friendships.

  • Foreign deities
  • Violence
  • Mythological stories

“Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand.

Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.

Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.

But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi’s path may end as it began – in twists, and traps and tragedy…”

4. Skyward -Brandon Sanderson

Christian Commentary:

Series? : Yes, but only 2 released so far (as of Summer 2021)

Why read? : thrilling flying battles, a talking ship, a sidekick pet slug and an enemies-to-lovers romance.

  • Sci-fi violence
  • Strange supernatural ability

“Spensa’s world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity’s only defense is to take to their ships and fight the enemy in the skies. Pilots have become the heroes of what’s left of the human race.

Spensa has always dreamed of being one of them; of soaring above Earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s – a pilot who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, placing Spensa’s chances of attending flight school somewhere between slim and none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is still determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They’ve doubled their fleet, making Spensa’s world twice as dangerous . . . but their desperation to survive might just take her skyward . . .”

5. The Cruel Prince -Holly Black

Christian Commentary:

Series? : Yes, 3 books in the main series, all completed.

Why read? : strong female lead, amazing world building, addictive enemies-to-lovers romance with love triangles.

  • Premarital sex , mentions of brothels and more sexual themes
  • Dark magic and corruption
  • Mystical beings
  • Mystical beings (Fey, ogres, mermaids etc)
  • Sexual scenes
  • Violence/Murder
  • Magic

“Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal.

As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong.

But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . . .”

6. To all the boys I’ve loved before -Jenny Han

Christian Commentary:

Series? : Yes, 3 books, all completed.

Why read? : packed plot, imperfect yet intriguing characters, well-developed romance.

  • Mentions of premarital sex
  • Mild language

“Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she’s ever loved. The letters are for her eyes only. Until the day they are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.”

7. Renegades -Marissa Meyer

Christian Commentary:

Series? : Yes, 3 books, all completed.

Why read? : Diverse cast, epic superpowers, a cute clean romance.

  • Violence
  • Superpowers
  • Murder
  • Homosexual couple

“Secret identities. Extraordinary powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone . . . except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.”

8. The Winner’s Curse– Marie Rutkoski

Christian Commentary:

Series? : 3 books. A completed trilogy

Why read? : determined and likable main characters, well paced plot, frustratingly forbidden romance (both a pro and con).

  • Violence and Murder
  • Oppression
  • Premarital sex
  • Homosexual characters

“As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. Kestrel has other ideas.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in Arin, a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him – and for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

The first novel in a stunning new trilogy, The Winner’s Curse is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly – and everything is at stake”

9. Sky in the deep -Adrienne Young

Christian Commentary:

Series? : No, This is a standalone novel

Why read? : Simplistic but intriguing storyline, female warriors, slow-burn romance.

  • Premarital sex
  • Violence and war
  • Foreign gods
  • Sexual assault

“Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield–her brother, fighting with the enemy–the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.”

10. This Queen’s Rising– Rebecca Ross

Christian Commentary:

Series? : 2 books. A completed duology

Why read? : great way to ease into the fantasy genre, main character is not a leader or royalty meaning there is less stressful decision making , cute age-gap romance.

  • Violence and Murder
  • Affairs

“Born out of wedlock, Brienna is cast off by her noble family and sent to Magnolia House – a boarding house for those looking to study the passions: art, music, dramatics, wit and knowledge. Brienna must discover her passion and train hard to perfect her skill, in the hope that she will one day graduate and be chosen by a wealthy patron, looking to support one of the ‘impassioned’.

As Brienna gets closer to the eve of her graduation, she also grows closer to her smart (and handsome) tutor, Cartier. He can sense that she is hiding a secret, but Brienna chooses not to reveal that she is experiencing memories of her ancestors – memories uncovering the mysteries of the past that may have dangerous consequences in the present.

A daring plot is brewing – to overthrow the usurper king and restore the rightful monarchy – and Brienna’s memories hold the key to its success. Cartier desperately wants to help Brienna, but she must chose her friends wisely, keep her enemies close and trust no one if she is to save herself and her people.”

What are your top 5 fiction books? I’d love to know, so if you don’t mind sharing, make sure to Leave A Comment. Thanks for reading 🙂


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