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20 Top YA Books for 2011!!! (paranormal / fantasy / romance) Have you read them??
Written by
Jan Fischer Wade
December 2011
Written by
Jan Fischer Wade
December 2011

Here is a list I've compiled of some of the best paranormal / fantasy / romance combo YA books of 2011!! Most are geared toward a female audience. Please share your suggestions in the comments section! We always love to hear what you think!


(In no particular order)

Stand-alone books / first books of a series:

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Divergent by Veronica Roth (#1 in this new series)

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (#1 in this new series)Product Details

The Goddess Test by Aimee Larter

Delerium by Lauren Oliver

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater 

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson    

The Iron KIng by Julie Kagawa

Wither by Lauren DeStefano         

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi              

Firelight by Sophie Jordan Firelight

Chime by Frannie Billingsley        Product Details


Series Books:

Crossed by Ally Condie (#2 in the Matched series)Product Details

Torment by Lauren Kate (#2 in the Fallen series)     Torment (Fallen, Book 2)

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (#2 in the Nightshade series)Product Details

If I Die by Rachel Vincent (#5 in the  Soul Screamers series)    Product Details

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (#2 in the Infernal Devices series)

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick (#3 in the Hush Hush series)Product Details

Illusions by Aprilynne Pike (#3 in the Wings series) Illusions


Please note: I do not endorse or recommend any particular book listed here. Books can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and various other sites, as well as your local bookseller! Images courtesey of Amazon.com.

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  • Ripley Patton

    Thanks for the list. Gives me some to add to my Kindle. Of those you mention, I've read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Divergent, The Scorpio Races, and Wither. Of those my favorite was probably Divergent, though I didn't love the end.

    If you were including non-speculative books, I'd have to mention The Year We Were Famous- probably the best YA I've read all year and it is historical fiction.

    I shall now go add Delirium and probably Shatter Me to my wish list:)

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Thanks for stopping by Kelly and Michelle!! Have a great week and wonderful new year! Cheers!! *clink* Jan

  • Michelle Moore

    I think I was most impressed this year with the novel Wither, of all the YA novels I've read. After reading it, I couldn't get it out of my mind. Great picks!! I think you named off all the ones I've read and enjoyed. Crossed being another great one on the list!

  • Kelly Hashway

    Great list! Loved Shatter ME. I have Delirium on my Kindle right now, and I'm really liking it so far. I also have Silence waiting for me.