Celebrating Young Adult fiction by UK authors

Emma of Book Angel Booktopia picks her Top 10 UKYA books

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Emma of Book Angel Booktopia picks “Ten Terrific Books by British Authors I have actually read.”

In no particular order…

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling: Seven hot brothers with paranormal abilities. Each book in the series told from a different perspective, lots of lovely twists and turns and heart warming romance. Awesome.

Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton: Fate, destiny and soul mates. Need I say more *swoon*

Hollow Pike by James Dawson: Atmospheric tension, witches and the main character is welsh ;D A blend important teen issues, teen angst, witchcraft and murder/mystery.

The Truth About Celia Frost by Paula Rawsthorne: Loved the way this one unfolded, honestly couln’t predict the plot direction until it happened. Action packed with unbelievable twists that take you completely by surprise.

Kiss, Date, Love, Hate by Luisa Plaja: A game that can control reality – personalities, looks and interactions. The insight Luisa gives to the inner workings of a teens mind is both frightening and encouraging in equal measure.

When I was Joe by Keren David: A powerful and compelling story which highlights the effects and consequences of bullying from both sides.

A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton: A tumultuous mix of action and emotion blending a battle of good and evil with romance.

Soul Beach by Kate Harrison: Murder, mystery, supernatural thriller. Fascinating and unique.

Department 19 by Will Hill: This book opens up the classic Dracula tale to a whole new generation. If you like vampires your going to like this book, if you like conspiracy theories then this book is an absolute must.

My So Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray: Such a strange premise for a book but Tamsyn’s sense of humour really makes it work.

While choosing my ten books it occured to me that the one consistant thing I seem to like is the inclusion of strong female characters. You learn something new every day ;D

Author: K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

One thought on “Emma of Book Angel Booktopia picks her Top 10 UKYA books

  1. lovely selection!