Discussion Forums - Young Adult

Topic: Under the radar

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Under the radar
Date Posted: 8/30/2013 10:28 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2013
Posts: 142
Back To Top

I read a lot of YA but I usually don't read new releases or best sellers. Looking for recommendations for YA realistic, dystopia and multicultural lit. If you're like me and don't immediately read popular or new releases, please share your recommendations.

Thanks,

 

Date Posted: 8/31/2013 3:43 PM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2007
Posts: 1,334
Back To Top

The indy author David Estes has a good dystopian series, which can be bought on Amazon:  The Dwellers Saga, consisting of The Moon Dwellers, The Star Dwellers and The Sun Dwellers.  These tie into his Country Saga:  Fire Country, Ice Country, Water and Storm Country.  I've read all of them, and they are very good.

He's an indy author, so his books are promoted like The Hunger Games or others like it, but he can really tell a story!

Date Posted: 9/4/2013 12:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2013
Posts: 142
Back To Top

Thanks,

Date Posted: 9/4/2013 7:25 PM ET
Member Since: 10/19/2009
Posts: 94
Back To Top

I really enjoyed Partials by Dan Wells. It's a series, the first two are out (Partials and Fragments) and the third Ruins is due next year. It's dystopian and science fictiony with cylon-esque villans. The main character is also Indian. It's meatier than most YA, heavier on the science fiction, less on the romance. I enjoyed them both and am eager for the next book to come out!

I also love the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Dystopian and fast-moving. Good romance.