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Booklist: Terrific Teen Series and Sequences

January 16th, 2007 (07:32 pm)
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This booklist was prompted by Liz on the teenliterature community, who asked for YA series recommendations. This is my bread and butter!

Mystery
The Body of Evidence series by Christopher Golden - 10 books - start with BODY BAGS

Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
Prowlers quartet by Christopher Golden - start with PROWLERS
The Hollow quartet by Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore - start with HORSEMAN
The Fallen quartet by Thomas E. Sniegoski - start with THE FALLEN
The Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfeld - start with UGLIES
The Midnighters trilogy by Scott Westerfeld - start with
The Keys To The Kingdom series by Garth Nix - start with MISTER MONDAY
Roswell High series by Melinda Metz - 10 books - start with THE OUTSIDER
Fingerprints series by Melinda Metz - 7 books - start with GIFTED TOUCH
The Gemma trilogy by Libba Bray - start with A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY
Magic or Madness trilogy by Justine Larbalestier - start with MAGIC OR MADNESS
Buffy the Vampire Slayer series by various authors - too many to list - single titles do not necessarily have to be read in order, but there are some mini-series - don't miss out on THE GATEKEEPER TRILOGY by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
Angel series by various authors - same as above - try the BtVS/Angel crossover MONSTER ISLAND by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski
Fear Street by R.L. Stine - same as above - start with THE NEW GIRL

Drama
The Tillerman Cycle by Cynthia Voigt - 7 books - start with HOMECOMING
The Cyd Charisse trilogy by Rachel Cohn - start with GINGERBREAD
The Alice McKinley books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - 21 books so far - start with THE AGONY OF ALICE
The Love Bukowski series by Emily Franklin - 4 books so far - start with THE PRINCIPLES OF LOVE

Comedy
The Alice McLeod books by Susan Juby - 3 books so far - start with ALICE, I THINK
The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison - 8 books so far - start with ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING


Related Booklist: Juvenile Series of the 80s and 90s

Comments

Posted by: queen_of_ocd (queen_of_ocd)
Posted at: January 17th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)

Good list! :)

Do you consider the Spiderwick books to be for younger readers?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 17th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)

Yes, but they are also in the read-aloud something for the entire family category. :)

Posted by: bright as yellow (idreamofpeace)
Posted at: January 17th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
reading-redhead

"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" and the rest in the series are fantastic. They could be for younger kids, but they do have some mature themes (hangings and whatnot). Mildred Taylor - those books are brilliant.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 17th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)

I intended to put that series on here and wanted to double-check what the books were called overall!

Posted by: booksmithkids (booksmithkids)
Posted at: March 5th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh! and...

"The Books of the Abarat" by Clive Barker (There are 2 so far but he has promised four in total)

"The Weetzie Bat Books" by Francesca Lia Block (Wonderfully collected in a book called "Dangerous Angles.")

"Bloodtide" and "Bloodsong" both by Melvin Burgess (Intense and I found them while traveling through England.)
Both for the 12-16 set in the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 5th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Re: Oh! and...

Thanks!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 18th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)

Have you read the SWEEP series by Cate Tiernan? It's a wiccan series.
It's a great series with 14 books and a novel after the series.
They're pretty PG-13 for the most part and highly addictive.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 18th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)

Hello, anonymous soul! I read the first book in the Sweep series.

Posted by: misspepsquad16 (misspepsquad16)
Posted at: June 19th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)

They were pretty addicting when I read them.
Daughters of the Moon series was good too.
Addicted to your booklists. I'm making my way through the Tough Teen Issues one now.
btw I'm the anonymous soul.
:)
Have a super day!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 20th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)

Wow. Thank you for checking out the booklists! You'll have to know which books you are reading/have read.

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