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Top 10 Best Young Adult Series

Updated on June 23, 2014
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Selection by Kiera Cass

10. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

If you love Dystopian with a lot of Romance this is a great read!

America Singer lives in a world where everything is determined by castes, she is a five. Prince Maxon is holding the selection, a competition where girls of any caste are chosen to compete for Prince Maxon's hand in marriage and the crown. America's mother thinks it will be the solution to the family's money problems and encourages America to enter, but America has a secret- she is already in love with Aspen, a six. America enters thinking she will not be chosen and is surprised when her name is announced as one of the selected. America now has to compete with thirty-four other selected girls for Prince Maxon's heart in this novel with heartbreak, jealousy and sabotage.

If you take The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins put it in a bowl and mix it with ABC's The Bachelor and bake it you would end up with the delicious Selection series that will have you hooked from the first book!


The House of Night Series by P.C. Cast
The House of Night Series by P.C. Cast

9. The House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Zoey Redbird is no average fledgling, ever since she was marked and chosen as special by Nyx. Living in the house of night not only does she have to worry about making the change to vampyre alive, but she also has to survive her own destiny. In this series, nothing is as it seems Zoey Redbird faces many challenges, between good and evil, life and death, friends and foes and some serious love triangles.


These books will surely keep you on the edge of your seat! You will fall in love with Zoey and the circle of friends that are always by her side. It is not your average vampyre series.

Peachville High Demons by Sarra Cannon
Peachville High Demons by Sarra Cannon

8. Peachville High Demons Series by Sarra Cannon

Harper Madison, after being kicked out of many foster homes, ends up in Shadowford home, a home for troubled teens like herself. Peachville High is Harper's last chance for a fresh start and she soon finds out after she joins the worshiped cheer squad, that she is here by no mistake. With a small town full of horrible secrets and with the help of a demon she finds out what is right and wrong.


This series had me reading one book after the other and does not compare to any other books!

Shadow Falls Series by C.C. Hunter
Shadow Falls Series by C.C. Hunter

7. Shadow Falls Series by C.C. Hunter

After being at the wrong place with the wrong people Kylie Galen is sent to Shadow Falls, a camp for young troubled teens, only the teens aren't troubled... they are supernatural! Vampires, witches, werewolves, shapeshifters and fairies are brought to Shadow Falls to learn and Harness their powers. Kylie at first does not believe she is one of them, but ultimately finds out she is right where she belongs.


Reading this series I fell in love with Kylie and her roommates from the start. These books definitely made me laugh and held my interest until the last book. Each book brings you closer and closer to finding out what Kylie is and I just couldn't put these books down.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent by Veronica Roth

6. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Beatrice Prior "Tris",After choosing to leave Abnegation and her family at the choosing ceremony where all sixteen year olds choose the faction they will initiate into, and joining the dauntless, Tris has to not only survive initiation, but also keep her secret- that she is Divergent.

This series is AMAZING and Divergent is the only book I have EVER read twice.. but a warning if you don't want to cry your eyes out, stay away from the third book!

The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

5. The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

Claire Danvers is 16 years old and a very intelligent student at Texas Prairie University in Morganville,Texas, a city controlled by vampires. In Morganville, vampires consider humans second class citizens, but Claire proves she is both tough and clever earning her respect from some and hate from others. In this series you follow Claire as she lands herself smack dab in the middle of something horrible in every book and overcomes obstacles and uses her cleverness to somehow get out of a lot of messes!

Claire is not your typical heroin which makes me love her even more. She is small and anything but helpless and her toughness helps her overcome just about anything!

4. Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

While in a club called Pandemonium with her best friend Simon, she witnesses a murder by three strange teenagers with tattoos. Curious about her and how she can see him, one of the teens, Jace pulls her into a world full of Nephilim (human-angel hybrids) and demons that she was a part of all along. When Clary's mother disappears, she does everything in her power to find her and discovers secrets about herself and her family that you wouldn't see coming.


This series is full of surprises and if you haven't read it already then it is definitely a must read.


The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
The Immortals series by Alyson Noel
The Immortals series by Alyson Noel

3. The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel

Ever is not a normal teenage girl since her parents were killed in an accident she has been able to hear peoples thoughts, see auras, and know someones life story by a simple touch. She spends her time avoiding human contact until she meets Damen Auguste and learns who she is, the horrible secrets of her past lives and about the mysterious Shadowland.

What I like most about this series is that somehow you have hope for even the villains to pull through.



The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyers
The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyers

2. Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

Bella Swan moves to the small town of Forks, Washington where she risks everything for a vampire she falls in love with, Edward Cullen. Bella becomes a target for numerous vampires, but is protected by not only the Cullen family, but a tribe of werewolves, one of which is in love with Bella.

So if you haven't read Twilight yet then read the first three chapters and either you will throw the book away or be extremely hooked, I was hooked.


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

1. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen Volunteers herself into The Hunger Games after her sisters name is drawn, where she enters the area with twenty four other tributes to compete for her life for the capitals entertainment. When she breaks many rules she becomes a symbol for rebellion and fights for a difference in her world.

When you start reading the first book make sure you have the other two on hand. You will read these books back to back!

© 2014 Kandithornton

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      Kandithornton 3 years ago

      No kidding I could spend all day in B&N.

      She was writing a book in Edwards point of view but her rough Draft was stolen.. then she gave up.

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      HL Keeley 3 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I think she just gave up because the success was there. She hasn't written The Host books or the Twilight spinoff. It makes me not like her as a person like she did it for fame. Oh well. There are plenty of books at Barnes and Noble :)

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      Kandithornton 3 years ago

      I agree she could have done so much more!

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      HL Keeley 3 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I liked the books for Twilight better as well, all except the last one. It was like that's it?

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      Gabriela 3 years ago from USA

      The movies kind of turned me off. I think I am going to give them a try, though. :)

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      Kandithornton 3 years ago

      The Twilight books are wonderful! Much better and more detailed than the movies.

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      Gabriela 3 years ago from USA

      I've read The Selection and loved it. I've never read the Twilight Series, actually. I don't know why. I know a lot of people are obsessed with those books. I might read them someday.

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      Kandithornton 3 years ago

      Thank you so much! Believe it or not I haven't read those two yet but I will definitely check them out!

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      HL Keeley 3 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      The House of Night series in my opinion are too long. They read like Chapters in a huge never ending novel. I just couldn't read them anymore, but they were great in the beginning. I agree with this list. It is a solid list for those wanting to find a new series because lets face it, everything is a series these days.

      I would add anything LJ Smith. She has a lot of ghost writers now which will be mentioned on the book, but those that are written by her are amazing for young adults.

      I would also add Vampire Academy and the spin off Bloodlines. The writing is fantastic.