In We love YA!, a fellow YA-lover is featured and is asked to answer the following questions: Why do you love YA? What are some of your favorite YA books? What can you say to encourage other people to read YA? At end of which, readers are requested to recommend books based on the featured person’s answers.
Ashley of Addie’s Reads and Reviews and I met in one of my Goodreads groups. She is also known as Addie, is 24 years old and lives in Walnut Creek, California with her family and 6 pets (3 cats, 2 dachshunds, and a bird). Ashley is a complete bookaholic and will read anywhere, anytime. She enjoys different genres but her favorite is YA.
Why do you love YA?
I love YA because with YA there is something for everybody. Everyone can relate to the characters or the situations involved in one way or another.
What are some of your favorite books/series/authors?
I have many favorite YA books.
Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
Rainbow Trilogy by Alex Sanchez
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Other favorite authors include: Rick Riordan, Ellen Hopkins and Kaza Kingsley.
What can you say to encourage other people to read YA?
I would encourage people in to read in general. It’s a nice relaxing thing to do before bed, while you are waiting, on a rainy day. With reading you can escape your world and enter someone else’s . For YA specifically, it’s a great and fun genre. YA covers many different issues that you can relate to; love, friendship, dating, relationships, school, parents, personal growth, etc. So go to your local bookstore, find the YA section, and spend a couple of hours there. I guarantee you will find many different books that will peak your interest.
Thanks for volunteering to participate, Ashley! I would have to agree with you that in YA, there’s something for everybody. Out of the books that you mentioned, I’ve only read the Vampire Academy series and the first book in the Percy Jackson series. I haven’t even read the latest Vampire Academy book! If you like paranormal books set in this world, I’d recommend Maggie Stiefvater’s books: Lament, Ballad and Shiver.
How about you, dear readers, what are your recommendations for Ashley? 🙂 Also, feel free to leave a comment if you want to be featured.