What if…

21 Dec

…It’s the end of the world as we know it? In an effort to get all four lists out before the end of the year, here is the third installment of  popular paperbacks for YA 2011!

1. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
-Equivalent exchange. A price must be paid.

2. Candor by Pam Bachorz
-A world where everything is reqired to be perfect.

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-Twenty-four enter. Only one will make it out alive.

4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
-No girls, no memory, no way out.

5. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
-1984 was decades ago, but Big Brother is still watching.

6. The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
-Venture back to the City of Ember to find a gift left by the Builders.

7. Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
-When steampunk meets ice.

8. Truancy by Isamu Fukui
-It’s students vs. teachers in a fight to the death.

9. Gone by Michael Grant
-What will kids do when all the adults have disappeared?

10. Epic by Conor Kostick
-Erik must win, or lose everything.

11. The Declaration by Gemma Malley
-For others to live forever you must not exist.

12. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
-Leave as teens, return as revolutionaries.

13. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
-An urban wonderland beneath modern day London.

14. The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
-There are no secrets in the Noise.

15. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel 
-Titanic in the sky.

16. Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
-Welcome to the most prestigious prep school in the galaxy.

17. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
-When an asteroid collides with the moon.

18. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest  
-If the gas doesn’t get you…the zombies will.

19. Shadoweyes by Campbell Ross
-A newborn vigilants takes justice into her own eyes.

20. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
-Is leaving the sisterhood worth the dream.

*21. Unwind by Neal Shusterman  
-It’s a race to keep your organs.

22. The Comets Curse by Dom Testa
-Two hundred fifty-one teens. A five year journey. Humanity’s last hope.  

23. Y: Last Man: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan
-If you’re the last man alive, can you have just one girlfriend?

*24. Leviathan by Scott Westefeld 
-This isn’t the history you studied.

25. DMZ: On the Ground by Brian Wood
-In the demilitarized zone, everyone is just trying to stay alive.

* This book made the top ten list from all 4 popular paperbacks categories!

Compiled from the Young Adult Library Services Association

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