Top Ten Tuesday: Ten young adult books to buy the person who has read everything

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When they've read everything else...      

c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten

If they've read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, buy them 

Serpentine by Cindy Pon 

It's also a lush fantasy world with a kickass heroine, a dark destiny, and a double life, plus it's rich with details from Chinese mythology. 

If they've read Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, buy them 

The Assassin's Blade by Cassandra Rose Clarke 

It's full of assassins, magic, pirates, and a badass heroine, in a Middle Eastern inspired country.  It'll feed their craving while they wait for Windwitch! 
If they've read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, buy them 

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova 

Celtic magic, meet Bruja magic. Both books feature worlds overlapping our own, legend and lore, and endearingly prickly girls who don't take adventure sitting down. 

If they've read The Diviners by Libba Bray, buy them 

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria 

It's another 1920s glitzy magical adventure but a little more bitesized, with a diverse cast, atmospheric magic, and murder mystery thrown in. 

If they've read Cinder by Marissa Meyer, buy them 

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Sci-fi Cinderella, meet steampunk Cinderella. A beautiful retelling with an Ella Enchanted flair and a surprising happy ending. 

If they've read Red Rising by Pierce Brown, buy them 

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid 

It's also vicious Romanesque far-future science fiction with plenty of mayhem and political intrigue, but with a badass female lead and a standalone plot.  
If they've read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, buy them 

The Memory Book by Lara Avery 

It's similarly poignant and tragic, with the focus on a young girl who takes her memory-stealing illness as a chance to live the life she's always dreamt. 
If they've read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, buy them 

Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley 

It's also an urban fantasy with geek vibes and a kickass monster-fighting team, but the baddies in this one are shadowy mega-monsters rather than demons and vamps. 
If they've read Paper Towns by John Green, buy them 

You Were Here by Cori McCarthy 

It also deals with love, loss, friendship, and mayhem, but it's told in multiple formats (graphic novel, word art poetry, and prose) and perspectives. 
If they've read A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, buy them 

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho 

It's got the same British alternate universe vibes and dagger wit, but with an ethnically diverse cast, fairy magic, and endearingly grouchy sorcerers. 

Your turn!  What books are on your gift list? 


  1. These books sounds fantastic!! A lot of these are on my to read list!

  2. Sorcerer to the Crown, Fate of Flames, The Diabolic, Mechanica and Assassin's Curse are all ones I really want to read^^ I seriously need like an extra day in the week dedicated to reading lately....Le sigh!

    1. Duuude, read Sorcerer to the Crown. It's got very adult HP vibes. They're all great though! Let's petition the universe for another reading day, yeah?

  3. This is a great way to do this post! I love "if you've read that.." perfect for gift giving! Especially since I never know if someone has read a certain book.

  4. This is such a great post CJ! And your recommendations are spot on. :) Thanks for sharing this and, as always, fabulous post! <3

    1. Aww thanks, glad you agree! It's always a little subjective trying to match up books.