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10. Cinder by Marissa Meyer...this Cinderella retelling is delightful. I can't wait for the sequel.
9. God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant...a little gem I found in my library that imagines conversations with God. Very charming and funny.
8. Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers...The nameless narrator and the growth and development of the characters really sets this book above many others.
7. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini...I didn't get around to reading this book until this year even though it came out last year. I am a fan of this fantasy series and was sad to say good-bye to Eragon and his wonderful dragon, Saphira.
6. Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater...the mystery and suspense kept me guessing. I'm a Stiefvater fan!
5. Sabriel (Lirael and Abhorrsen) by Garth Nix...a favorite new (old) series. I've even added this book to my Nifty Fifty cart so I can help build up a fan base at my school.
4. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman...a debut YA author created a rich and colorful fantasy world where dragons and humans coexist. This book is a true gem.
3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline...this book is so geektastic, full of video games, adventures, and good verses evil. I liked everything about this book. I can't believe it is only #3 on my list.
2. Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater... the descriptions of the imagined world on the wind swept island of Thisby and the wild water-horse race were so well-drawn I almost believed them to be real. The love story was so sweet and tender, I was completely swept up in it.
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green...Surprise! One would think that a book about two kids dying from cancer would be a real downer. But this book is really about embracing life.