Anything Scott Westerfeld. He is one of the few popular (well, really semi-popular) teen writers of today who actually writes decent books. His books include:
-The Uglies Series (HIGHLY recommended)
Another very good teen book is Magic or Madness by Justine Larbelestier. Extremely good book. Highly recommended.
Of course, if you haven't read the Harry Potter books yet, those are definitely worth your time (seeing the movies is NOT enough. Trust me. The movies are good, but they don't even hold a candle to the books. The first two are childish (but still brilliant), but from the third one on, you cannot call it a purely children's series).
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher is really a great book. It's new, so many people do not know of it yet, but it's truly amazing.
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere is not to be missed as well. Amazing, imaginative, and highly recommended.
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picolt is amazing as well. This one's not fantasy, but it's heart touching and very hooking. This is one great book.
I'm currently reading The Hunger Games, and I must say they are quite amazing. I'd recommend them, but I want to finish them first. But at this point, A+!
-City of Ember. The movie pretty much sucked. However, the books are amazing. They are truly very good. I'd recommend them to you any day.
-Percy Jackson and the Olympians. These are a fun read. They aren't absolutely great books, but they are fun, and I'd recommend them.
-The Giver. If you have not read this yet, READ IT. This is one heck of a book. It is truly amazing. Just read it. You won't regret it.
-Kingdom Keepers. A fun read, and I rather liked it. I haven't read the second one yet. But it was so good, I couldn't put it down!
-Peter and the Starcatchers. Same author as Kingdom Keepers (Ridley Pearson). It's basically how Peter Pan came to be. It has a few holes in it, but it is a whole lot of fun!
Most popular teen-reads nowadays are corny, have subliminal messages, and/or are poorly written with Mary Sue protagonists.
A few books to stay away from at all costs:
-The Twilight Saga
(Completely anti-feminist, makes abuse look romantic from psychological abuse (especially that one) to sexual abuse to physical abuse, it is poorly written, and the main character is horribly, utterly Mary Sue)
(A wannabe Twilight)
Other books that are poorly written, but ones I still found to be entertaining at least, include:
-The Darkest Powers (starting with The Summoning)
Well, I hope I've kept you occupied with reading for a while. Hope you like them! (PS: the book picture below is of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. It is truly amazing. I'd read it if I were you :D)
cirque du freak series
the vampire diaries
the house of night
the darkest powers series
the hunger game
you are so undead to me
the kiesha'ra series (not as lame as it sounds)
and twilight if for some reason you havent attempted to read it yet
Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, Twilight, Harry Potter, A series of Unfortunate events ,and The Chronicles of Narnia. This is coming from a teen herself. These are the BEST books, but to start out, try Percy Jackson!
Again I recommend these series that I love:
1) Vampire Academy Series
2) Mortal Instruments series
3) Evernight Series
4) The Hunger Games
5) House of Night Series
5) Wicked Lovely Series
6) Shopaholic Series
7) Uglies Series
8) SIsterhood of the Traveling Pants Series
Here are some good books and series that I recommend
Night World (series)
Noughts and Crosses (series)
House of Night (series)
His dark Materials (series)
Ally's World (series)
Inheritance Cycle (series)
Bromeliad Trilogy (series)
I am really into the study series by Maria V. Snyder. If you liked twilight, the mortal instruments and the inheritance cycle you will like this i am like addicted to them. i also like the cherub and henderson boys series both by robert muchamore they are good if you liked the alex rider series..
hmmm well i love:
Darren shan cirque du freak series
john twelve hawks The traveller trilogy (desperate t read the last one!!!)
Hunger games tril
Alex Rider series
Cherub series (spies and hilarious)
Young James Bond
kelley armstrong (Women of the Otherworld, and the darkest power series)
Secret diaries of Adrian Mole
true blood books
The Silver Sword
1) Twilight (series)
2) House of night (series)
3) His Dark Materials (series)
4) Girl Missing
5) Blood Ties
6) Harry Potter (series)
7) The secret diary of Adrian Mole
8) Angus thongs and perfect snogging
these are some of my favourites looks like we have the same taste! Hope i've helped :D x
Generation Dead By:Daniel Waters
Kiss of Life By: Daniel Waters
Gone By: Michael Grant
Hunger Games and Catching Fire By: Suzanne Colins
Hunger By: Michael Grant
All books by James Patterson, also a phenomenal author.
Sorry, but, I don't really like the Twi series.
I'd tell you about 1000 more, but, I don't have the time, sorry!!
my personal favourites are
. cirque du freak series (darren shan)
. the demonata series (darren shan)
. the wardstone chronicles (joseph delaney)
. the power of five series (anthony horowitz)
. darke academy series
. night world - series
. the thirteenth
The last song and dear john by nicholas sparks
the time travelers wife by audrey niffenegger
13 reasons why by jay asher
cupids arrow by isabelle merlin
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
If I stay by Gayle Forman
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margeret Stohl
kissed by an angel
vampire diaries by L.J. Smith
Hunger games and Catching Fire by suzanne collins
speak by laurie halse anderson
fallen by lauren kate
l.a. candy. by lauren conrad
witch & wizard by james patterson
House of Night (series)
Vampire Academy (series)
Blue Bloods (series)
Vampire Diaries (series)
The Immortals (series)
Secret Circle (series)
Dark Visions (series)
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
Jekel Loves Hyde
well, i just read the first Percy Jackson, that was very funny and reeeally interesting, and the chaos walking trilogy by Patrick Ness, those are the best books ive read that arent about vampires lol x
*hate list by jennifer brown
*the summer i turned pretty by jenny han
*twenty boy summer by sarah ockler
*the notebook by nicholas sparks
*dear john by nicholas sparks
*the last song by nicholas sparks
*hold still by nina lacour
*ghost huntress series by marley gibson
*demon princess by michelle rowen
*deadly little secret by laurie faria stolarz
*nick & norah's infinite playlist by rachel cohn and david levithan
*the chronicles of vladimir tod series by heather brewer
*vamps series by nancy a. collins
*break by hannah moskowitz
*jessica's guide to dating on the dark side by beth fantaskey
*the midnight twins by jaquelyn mitchard
Wicca Series by Cate Tiernan. Morgan Rowlands, discovers that she is a "blood witch" and learns that she must battle dark magick. As the series progresses, Morgan comes into contact with not only a truly remarkable set of characters but many problems that teens face today.
The Sight by David Clement-Davies. its about a pack of wolves, narrated by wolves.
The Secret Sacrament and (sequel) Time of the Eagle, The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan. 1 and 2) two nations --- one powerful, one weak --- live side by side.toss in a prophecy and words like destiny, vows, and dreams, and you have the makings of a perfect fantasy --- a fantasy in which one man will bring about both destruction and rebirth.
The Mystique Triliogy and The Ancient Future Trilogy by Traci Harding...hard to explain but enjoyable and fascinating :)
A lot of recommendations have already been suggested, but these are the ones I'm currently obsessed with :)
- CHERUB - Robert Muchamore
It's not amazingly written, but still a good series. There are 12 books, running from The Recruit to Shadow Wave. CHERUB Series 2 is soon to be released, with People's Republic as it's first book.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is an amazing light novel series with ten book! Excuse me as I plagiarize a description from Wikipedia. A summary for the first book:
Kyon is an ordinary first-year high school student who has given up his fantasies of espers, time travelers, and aliens as he left middle school. However, sitting behind him is the beautiful, intelligent, and eccentric girl Haruhi Suzumiya, who in her class introduction blatantly states her singular desire to meet aliens, time travelers, or espers. Interested, Kyon starts trying to make small talk with her before class, eventually leading to normal conversations with Haruhi. One day, after making a comment about Haruhi's displeasure with the available school clubs, he finds himself dragged into membership of the newly formed Save the World by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya (or SOS) Brigade. Haruhi quickly claims the Literature Club's room and its sole member, the silent bibliophile Yuki Nagato as property of the SOS Brigade and "voluntary arrests" the timid but cute Mikuru Asahina and the polite, smiling Itsuki Koizumi as the club's other two members. As the story progresses, however, Kyon finds that each of these supposedly "helpless victims" are actually agents of fantastic organizations who have been sent to monitor Haruhi, who they explain as having superhuman abilities of manipulating the universe. Haruhi's unawareness of her powers means that she unconsciously creates a new universe—one more to her liking—and attempts to switch over whenever she becomes bored or otherwise dissatisfied with reality. To prevent this, the members of Haruhi's club spend their time trying to keep their god-like leader entertained, hold her powers in check, and maintain the illusion of a normal life.
My favorites ae definitely the Hunger games, Percy Jackson, the uglies series, maximum ride series, the I am number four series, and if you don't count it as Percy Jackson the heroes of Olympus series.
I would suggest Shiver by Maggie Steifvater, the Darkest Powers Series by Kelly Armstrong (first- The Summoning), Gallagher Series by Ally Carter (first- I'd Tell You I love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You), Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, and The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.
My absolute favorite book is Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. At first I wasn't sure that I was going to like it, but now it is officially my favorite book!
definitely Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan! It's about an immortal, Nastasya, who leaves her friends, Innocencio, Boz, and Cicily, after Incy seriously injured someone. You learn about her other lives through memories and meet a strange group of people...WARNING: Heavy swearing!! Besides that, it's a REALLY REALLY good book :)