Blogger Book Nook #3: Young Adult

19 November 2017

I'm sure Abbey would agree with me when I say that we can't believe how well Blogger Book Nook has been taken. The Facebook group is overflowing with new members and is so interactive and friendly. I feel very proud to say I was apart of forming this book club and again, I'm sure Abbey would say the same.

As you can tell from the title of this post, our theme for this month is Young Adult and I'm so excited for this months theme, as Young Adult is my go-to genre. I'm a BIG fan when it comes to YA books and YA authors as I find them so enjoyable and easy to read. They're the books that got me back into reading! We have some great questions lined up for this months post and I hope you enjoy my answers, I would love to know your thoughts too, so please don't hesitate to share your opinions down below in the comments...

1. Young adult books sometimes have the reputation of being a bit cliche - What do you think about this? Does it spoil your enjoyment of a book if you can predict the ending? 
I must admit that I can see why some people may think this, however when I pick up a YA book I rarely can predict the ending, most of the time the ending surprises me with an ending I never saw coming! However, if I am unfortunate to pick up a YA book that does have a predictable ending I wouldn't say it ruins the enjoyment of the book but the ending just becomes a little flat due to having a sure idea of how it was going to end, which is a shame.

2. Lots of YA books such as The Fault in Our Stars, 13 Reasons Why, and Everything Everything have been made into movies/TV shows lately - have you seen them? What did you think? 
I have seen 'The Fault in Our Stars' as well as read it and I'm really not a fan of either (which I know is a very unpopular opinion), I just really don't enjoy the story! Nor did I enjoy 'Everything, Everything'. I have no interest in seeing the film as again I just didn't enjoy the book much at all! (Again, another unpopular opinion). However, I did enjoy '13 Reasons Why'! I loved the Netflix series, I binged it in about 3-4 days!

3. Where does YA rank in your order of favourite book genres? Is it a genre you'd usually read for? 
As stated before, I am a BIG fan of YA. So, I would definitely rank YA as my top favourite genre, as there's so many sub-genres within the genre too! I'm especially a big fan of fantasy YA books.

4. Who is your all-time favourite character from a YA novel? Why did you love them so much? 
Oh man, this is such a hard question to answer for me as I love so many characters from so many YA books. I adore Cress from The Lunar Chronicles, she's so sweet and brave; she's just a great character to read about! I also love many other characters as well though, I could write a complete post on the characters I love in YA.

5. Pick a favourite YA series: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Lunar Chronicles, or The Mortal Instruments? 
Damn, why did Abbey choose four FAB YA series!? I love all of these for so many different reasons. I love The Hunger Games as this is the book series that got me hooked on reading again. I love Harry Potter because well, it's Harry Potter!? I love The Lunar Chronicles as it's so unique and different, I adore the characters and it's such a fun series to read. I love The Mortal Instruments because it's so dark and mysterious yet also magical. I also feel so attached to the characters and I'm only up to book 4 in the series.

My YA Current Read: 
The Young Elites by Marie Lu

This month I decided to pick up a new series for this theme as it's a series I have been eyeing up for a while and heard many great reviews about it. The book I've picked up and half way through reading is The Young Elites by Marie Lu. It's set in a mythical world where a deadly illness hits, killing off thousands or leaving individuals with unworthy marks in them (such as scars) causing them to be frowned upon. However, there're a few individuals that not only are left with scars/disfigures but also powerful gifts.

So far, I'm really enjoying this read, it started off with a bang and hasn't stopped producing great content. All the characters are also awesome and I can;t wait to see them evolve and see where the story takes them! I definitely have high hopes for this book and I can't wait to share my final thoughts on the book with you on my Reading Round Up post, coming soon!!

YA Books I Have Read and Recommend: 
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (book 1 : book 2 : book 3 : book 4)
The LUX Series (book 1 : book 2 : book 3 : book 4 : book 5)
Heartless by Marissa Meyer (book 1)
A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas (book 1 : book 2 : book 3)
Starstruck Series by Brenda Hiatt (book 1 : book 2 : book 3 : book 4)

That's a wrap on another Blogger Book Nook post! I really enjoyed writing this months post, purely because it was all on about my favourite book genre! I also thought it was a nice idea to share with you some of my favourite YA books and recommend them to you, I definitely think this is something I'll in future Blogger Book Nook posts (if I have recommendations that is!).

Don't forget you're more than welcome to join in and answer these questions yourself. Abbey and I love reading your posts and seeing you all get involved!

Also, don't forget to join our Facebook group if you haven't done already! If you 're also a big book lover and are a fan of Goodreads, then please follow my profile on there! I try and update my profile as much as I can!

Have you read any YA books this month? 
Do you love YA as much as I do? If so, what are your favourite YA books? 
Have you joined our Facebook group? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha xx 


  1. I absolutely love YA. It's what I read and review most often.

  2. YA is actually my favourite genre! X

  3. Your passion for YA books really comes through in this post! Sorry for picking such a tricky question for number 5 hehe! I have you to thank for getting me into The Lunar Chronicles - I loved Cinder so much! Need to pick up the rest of the series from Amazon! Young Elites sounds like a fantastic read so far, can't wait to hear your full thoughts in your reading round up post! ❤️

    Abbey 💓

    1. I finished The Young Elites this week, so definitely keep an eye out for my reading roundup in December! x

  4. A girl after my own heart - I am a huge fan of YA. I feel like it gets a bit of a bad rep for being a bit cheesy and predictable but I don't think it is. It's funny because whilst reading this post I realised how much I prefer stand alone books to series and I read more of them. I do read the occasional series, like harry potter and the hunger games but I personally find them harder because you have to be invested in them and keep up with them. I once read a series and I loved it but then where I thought it had ended it actually had three more books but I didnt realise this until a few years later and was a bit sad because I probably wouldn't have gotten back into them. However, I do want to read the mortal instruments and possibly the lunar chronicals.


    1. I 100% agree, also adults get a bad rep for reading YA and this angers me so much! Please read the lunar chronicles! It's such a great series you won't regret reading it! x

  5. I am obsessed with the Lunar Chronicles- I was in hospital a while ago and I swear I read the whole series in about two days and did not get bored once. I sometimes feel YA can be a bit cliche- but sometimes I really just want that in a book? Like yes give me the girl who was a nobody but turns out to be special and she falls for a bad boy like you know the jist- and usually it's obvious if a book is going to follow that path. I want to read the Young Elites, I completely forgot it was on my to read list! There's so much I want to read god this post has just made me want to go to Amazon but I'm trying so hard to save money at the moment aha x

    1. YAY, the lunar chronicles is great isn't it!? Bless, maybe see if your local library has some of the books you want to read? I find that a great source when I'm low on the pennies x