To start the blogger half of the fortnight, I’ve compiled a list of my ten favourite UKYA novels, all of which can be found on my UKYA bookshelf. Look out for my recommendations throughout the week!
Kiss, Date, Love, Hate by Luisa Plaja- I’ve chosen to include this because I’m totally in love with the idea of a computer programme that makes situations programmed into it come true. I loved every thing about this novel and so it was an obvious choice.
The Other Countess by Eve Edwards and The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen. Britain has such a rich history and, being the huge history nerd that I am, I love reading historical fiction. These are two of my favourite UK novels. The Other Countess because it’s set in my favourite time period, and The Girl in the Mask because I really connected with it.
Undone by Cat Clarke and Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt were two books that made me feel so emotional. Undone had me in tears, and Skin Deep had such a strong message. I loved them both!
Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse and Geek Girl by Holly Smale may be two of the funniest books I’ve ever read. One of the things I love the most about UKYA is that the humour is a lot more easier to understand to someone who lives in the country
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman is a really good book dealing with big issues and it’s something that can really open your eyes. I loved it!
The Dark Heroine: Dinner With a Vampire by Abigail Gibbs is probably my favourite vampire novel of all time, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t enjoy the majority on the market.
ACID by Emma Pass is only a book that I’ve read recently but it’s one of my favourite dystopian novels and has a very unique voice compared to other novels I’ve read. And it’s set in the UK. Bonus!
What are your favourite UKYA novels, and why?
Rachel (Booktastic Reviews) :D22 July, 2013 at 9:15 am
I’m so glad ACID is set in the UK! THERE ARE LIKE NO OTHER DYSTOPIANS THAT ARE! :O
I’ve got Noughts & Crosses on my shelf so I’ll need to pick it up sometime to see why it’s one of your favourites! And I really want Geek Girl!
Great post! xD
Zoe Crook22 July, 2013 at 9:35 am
YAY! SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS! 😀 I completely agree with Kiss, Date, Love, Hate, Geek Girl and Noughts & Crosses – they are three of my favourite books. ACID, Skin Deep and The Dark Heroine are at the top of my wishlist. I have Undone on my TBR pile and now I can’t wait to read it. Had you in tears? Wow!
Thanks for sharing, Lucy! 🙂
Allie22 July, 2013 at 9:43 am
LOVE these choices! They really showcase was UKYA is all about 🙂
Aa'Ishah22 July, 2013 at 4:24 pm
I got Undone from the library just yesterday! I’ve been wanting to read it for ages, since I love Cat Clarke. I also have copies of The Dark Heroine, Acid Geek Girl and Skin Deep, so I’ll have to try to get to them soon! I loved Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses series. Such an amazing selection of books! Thanks for sharing, Lucy. 🙂
Rachael Reviews22 July, 2013 at 4:25 pm
I feel kinda bad that the only ones I’ve read on here is Noughts and Crosses. I’ve got Geek Girl waiting though and I’ll be sure to check the others out! My other choices would be Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks, the Georgia Nicholson series, Northern Lights, Junk by Melvin Burgess, and How I Live Now by Meg Roseff :).
Debbie Turner22 July, 2013 at 5:27 pm
Such good choices Lucy! I’m sorta ashamed I’ve not read a lot from your list, but this also shows how much good UKYA there is! Undone and Rockaholic in particularly sound like I would really enjoy them 🙂
Sophie Louise22 July, 2013 at 6:58 pm
I’m really looking forward to reading ACID – it looks fantastic! Geek Girl is a favourite UKYA Book of mine because of how Harriet is proud of who she is, and the message of the book. Breathe is another dystopia, set in the UK, that I adore because of the voices and different POV’s. Siobhan Curham’s novels are also perfect as they handle so much in one book – I can’t get enough of them.
Pink Lady 63122 July, 2013 at 9:50 pm
Great List! UK is home to many talented authors. I adored Geek Girl and ACID! They were so good, and deserve so much more attention. Kiss Date Love Hate sounds so promising, such a good concept and it’s very high on my wish list. Undone sounds great as well. Loving these UKYA posts.
Anya23 July, 2013 at 5:46 pm
Yay for ACID and Rockoholic and Geek Girl!! And although I haven’t read Noughts and Crosses *hides*, I just found Hacker by her which sounds good 🙂
Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf24 July, 2013 at 5:44 pm
I’ve only read 5 of those, but hoping to read Acid soon as well. Great recommendations 🙂
Hollie24 July, 2013 at 8:12 pm
Well, as I said on Twitter, I’ve only read one of these, but two of them are on my bookshelves waiting to be read, and a couple of the others are on my wishlist, so I’ll have hopefully read more of this list by the end of the year!
Georgie R29 July, 2013 at 8:21 am
I love UKYA! I got a proof of another UK dystopia a while ago and I have no idea if it has been released yet, but I really loved it – The Disappeared by CJ Harper. Great post!
Lucy Powrie29 July, 2013 at 8:39 am
Yes! The Disappeared has been released and is on my wishlist. I’m glad you loved it! 🙂
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Alice in Readerland30 July, 2013 at 6:10 pm
Rockoholic was so funny, and I’ve been meaning to read Geek Girl, Skin Deep, and The Other Countess. 🙂 Love your new blog, I hope you’re loving WordPress too! 🙂
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Samina1 August, 2013 at 9:12 pm
I have read Acid and Geek Girl and I have to say I loved Geek Girl. Acid didn’t ‘get’ to me nor did the heroine.
What I really want to read is the Dark Heroine.
Allison13 September, 2013 at 3:34 am
I so totally love the Lacey Chronicles Series by Eve Edwards! I love a good ol’fashioned Elizabethan love story (I’m such a history geek :3). I really wanna read Eve’s new book, Dusk, at well, but Canada doesn’t really have her (well at least in my province) and many of her books 🙁