Ten YA Books You Don’t Want to Miss by Elizabeth Zdrodowski

Nerdy Book Club

As part of the Florida Teens Read committee, I have reviewed and discussed over 100 YA books in the last year. I thought I would highlight some of my favorite reads for a Top Ten Nerdy Post. This list contains fantasy, magical realism, contemporary fiction, mental illness, disabilities, mystery, SuperWhoLock (Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock), religion, humor, and at least one whopping surprise ending!

an ember in the ashes

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you have probably heard the buzz on this title. Even YA bestselling author, Marie Lu, couldn’t get enough of this fantasy book (and was so engrossed in it, she missed a flight). An Ember in the Ashes was definitely my favorite fantasy read over the last year.* The world painted by Tahir in this book feels more unique than many others I have previously read about. As Laura M. Bell notes in…

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