Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday a topic is chosen, and you create a list of your top ten favorite of whatever that weeks topic is.
This was actually a tough one for me, because while I tend to read a lot of dystopian books, I can't say it's for sure my number one favorite genre, because really I can read any genre and be happy! But since I do read a lot of Dystopian and Urban Fantasy, that's why I chose both.
This weeks topic is: Top ten favorite Dystopian & Urban Fantasy Y.A. Novels
1. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
*This book was amazing. It had a little bit of everything; action, drama, romance, all wrapped up in a pretty cover! This one has to be one of my absolute favorite books all around!
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
*I didn't know what to expect when I first picked this one up because it was maybe my second dystopian title. Thank goodness I bought it because it blew me away! Four tops my list of book boyfriends! Anyone who needs to break themselves into the dystopian genre can easily start here.
3. Matched & Crossed by Ally Condie
*Again, Matched was an early dystopian title for me and I wasn't totally sure how I would feel reading it, or even if I would finish it. Well, not only did I finish it, but I freaking LOVED it!
4. The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, & Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
*I can't even remember why I ended up picking up The Hunger Games but obviously I am beyond glad I did seeing as now it's so huge. I was glad to have read it before the movie was announced and really hyped it up. I'm thrilled to see the movie though; it looks like they did it an amazing amount of justice.
5. Wither & Fever by Lauren Destefano
*These two books are a completely different type of dystopian. Can't lie here - the cover of Wither is what really made me pick it up initially, but then the story is what made me fall in love. It's so tragic but countered with so much hope that makes it an amazing read.
6. Die for Me by Amy Plum
*I'm not into zombies. Not even close. So when I read this one and loved it, I was shocked to see people classifying it as a "zombie" book because there are "undead" characters called Revenants. However they are not the blood-craving, flesh-eating, decrepit characters you are probably picturing in your mind. This was a great first book to start the series and I'm excited for Until I Die.
7. Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr
*I'm a fairy addict so there's no surprise that this is one of my favorite series of all time. Marr is unlike any other storyteller I've come across. Her world-building is beyond amazing and even if you aren't into fairy stories, this one is worth the read just for Marr's writing.
8. The Darkest Powers Series by Kelley Armstrong
*So here's another one that involves zombies, because one of the characters is a necromancer. But this isn't the sole topic of the book and the way Armstrong handles zombie scenes is great, making me a fan. My only hangup was that the book starts off taking place in Buffalo, NY (aka my hometown) and lets just say Armstrong borrowed the city name because the place she describes in the first book is not really Buffalo, lol. I guess I'm just protective of my hometown since a lot of times it's not given cred for the beauty that it really beholds.
9. Unearthly & Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
*I think everyone has read these two by now, but they are definitely good reads if you haven't read them yet and like books about angels (good and bad) and fate, and love :))
10. Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz
*What I love about this series is that it is such a unique spin on vampires that it tops the YA-Vampire genre for me. There's so much going on in these books that keep you constantly engaged and always wondering what's going to happen. The first book is slower and didn't totally hook me at first, but a quick re-read and then books 2-4 really changed my mind. de la Cruz does an amazing job building her world and her characters that if you haven't read this series yet and love vampires - you need to go get them!
What is your favorite genre(s)? Let me know what your favorite books are!