Adult, YA, and Middle Reader Reviews

I’ve tried to break these down by age group but it’s really hard for me.  I have a hard time with that distinction between teen and young adult.  Without doing research and finding out where they were intended to go, this is where I would put them for the sake of organizing my reviews. 🙂

Adult – Designed for an older audience.  More “adult” themes.  Death, sex, violence, or just written at an “older” level

  • Madapple by Christina Meldrum
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyers
  • The Shack by William Paul Young
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde
  • Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
  • The Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Young Adult and Teen (I think…maybe)– Some deeper themes, some romance/sexual content, written at a slightly younger level (but I still really enjoyed most of them!!!), Teen protagonist

  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
  • Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klaus
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyers (Ha ha! You can’t comment on this one!  It’s a link from my other site!)
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyers
  • Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
  • Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
  • Marked (House of Night Book #1) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Betrayed (House of Night #2) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Tithe (A Modern Faerie Tale Book #1) by Holly Black
  • The Summoning (Darkest Powers Book #1) by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Awakening (Darkest Powers Book #2) by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries Book #1) by L.J. Smith
  • The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries Book #2) by L.J. Smith
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Break by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • The Fury~ The Vampire Diaries Book #3) by L.J. Smith
  • I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia Margaret Stohl
  • Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Chosen (House of Night #3) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
  • North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
  • Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, Book 4) by L.J. Smith
  • Middle Readers– Acceptable for younger readers, although some have more mature content, most are designed for readers between 4th and 8th grade. (I still really liked most of these too!)

  • A Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones 
  • The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski (Cybil Nominee)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ( Newbery Winner)
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law (Newbery Honor)
  • The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John
  • The Lightning Thief (The Olympians Book 1) by Rick Riordan
  • The Sea of Monsters (The Olympians Book 2) by Rick Riordan
  • The Titan’s Curse (The Olympians Book 3) by Rick Riordan
  • The Battle of the Labryinth (The Olympians Book 4) by Rick Riordan
  • The Last Olympian (The Olympians Book 5) by Rick Riordan
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