Teen Young Adult Literature Classics
"The Oracles" is a novel about the gods that live and die in a fictional world during a period of drought. The book follows the story of Archon, the god-on-earth who is called to sacrifice himself to bring rain. He is accompanied by the bearer, Mirany. She is one of the Nine priestesses who attend the god. She carries a bronze bowl containing the god in scorpion form. At times, the god can take her life.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas's debut young adult novel, The Hate U Give, was released in 2017. It was adapted from a short story she wrote in college, which was inspired by the police shooting of Oscar Grant. It's an intense, emotional story that captivates readers from page one. But what's the story behind the title? Does it have a racially charged message?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was a phenomenal debut, becoming a YA sensation after its publication in early 2017. The book was a huge hit, going straight to the top of the young adult bestseller list in the US and remaining there for a year. It has sold over two million copies worldwide and has also been made into a film.
Angie Thomas traces the struggles of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old african-American girl living in a deprived neighborhood in America. Although she attends an elite private school in a predominantly white neighborhood, she is the only black person in her white neighborhood. One day, she witnesses a police officer fatally shoot an unarmed African American friend. She struggles to navigate the consequences of this tragic event, as her identity as "witness" is hidden.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
The Upside of Unrequited is a young adult novel by Becky Albertalli. It follows the story of an insecure girl named Molly Peskin-Suso who has 26 unrequited crushes. The novel is loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma and Clueless.
The novel starts with the premise that change can bring happiness, but it can also be stressful. A seventeen-year-old girl named Molly Peskin-Suso is dealing with a lot of change in her life: she's got a new job, her family is changing, and she's falling in love. However, a new guy, Will, is causing tension in her sisterly relationship. And because Will has a new girlfriend, Cassie's new girlfriend is trying to set Molly up with him.
Albertalli continues to build her narrative universe with this latest novel. Fans will likely enjoy seeing cameos from previous books in Albertalli's works. This time, she tackles a different type of teenage anxiety than she did in Simon. Albertalli recently spoke with EW to discuss the upcoming movie adaptation of the book.
The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp
Marieke Nijkamp is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. This is her first mystery, featuring Barbara Gordon. It's a fascinating tale of art and murder. Barbara Gordon is a painter with a mysterious past. Her story revolves around a murder that could change her life forever.
The story begins with a horrific event in the life of Barbara Gordon. She's been through so much trauma in her life that she pushes away her fellow patients. Instead, she prefers to spend her days alone, reading ghost stories or doing her daily exercises. However, there are truths that cannot be ignored, and Barbara must fight them head-on.
The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana is a fantasy novel that follows the fate of three princesses. This book contains elements from several of Khorana's previous novels, including The Wrath and the Dawn and The Star-Touched Queen. The story is set in a medieval world with a lot of magic and intrigue. It's a fascinating tale that is sure to keep you spellbound for years.
The Library of Fates is an epic fantasy novel, but it's a surprisingly intimate read. It recasts the white emperor, Sikander, as a villainous intruder who must be stopped. While most fantasy novels feature a Eurocentric perspective, Khorana reframes Sikander as a power-mad bully. I also appreciated the inclusion of Indian mythology.
In this fantasy novel, Amrita is a princess who has been destined to marry a cruel emperor named Sikander. Sikander wants Shalingar for himself and will do anything to get it. In order to escape from her fate, Amrita must travel with her new friend Thala to the legendary Library of All Things. The two will encounter many obstacles on their journey and uncover many secrets. The fate of the world depends on their survival.
Misa Sugiura's It's Not Like It's a Secret
It's Not Like It's A Secret is one of the best books of the year, according to a variety of publications. Among them are the Rainbow Book List, the Asian-Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, and Kirkus Reviews. In addition, it was named one of the Best Books of the Year by YALSA.
In this contemporary young adult novel, Misa Sugiura introduces a central concept: identity. The protagonist, Sana, is Japanese-American, and her experiences are impacted by her cultural background. She grew up on gaman principals, which emphasize endurance and not demanding individuality. These principals play an important role in the novel's conflicts.
Sana Kiyohara is a Japanese-American who recently moved to California. Her family's motto is to endure everything without complaining. However, she is unsure whether this is a healthy way to live. She also has a crush on her former best friend, who is white. In addition, Sana's father is having an affair.
The Trials of Apollo by Percy Jackson
The latest pentalogy from Percy Jackson continues the Heroes of Olympus series. The third novel in the series, The Trials of Apollo, is set in the age of ancient Greece. It features the adventures of the legendary hero Apollo, who possesses magical abilities. This story will take readers on a thrilling journey from his home in Greece to the heart of Olympus.
Apollo is four thousand years old, and needs to find a way to adjust to life in the modern world. In order to do so, he must convince Zeus to alter his punishment. But that's not the only problem he faces. There are many other monsters, gods, and humans who want to bring him down.
The second trial finds Apollo in a dangerous situation. After a disastrous fight in New York, Apollo gets some unexpected help from an unexpected source. In this book, Percy Jackson plays a small role, but he'll undoubtedly play a larger role in upcoming installments.
The fifth and final book of the series, "The Tower of Nero," is set to be released on October 6, 2020. It will be an epic adventure for the readers and is a thrilling conclusion to the series. Those who have read "The Trials of Apollo" are sure to enjoy this new series by Rick Riordan.