Books I Covet: YA Edition

During the past few days, I've been exploring the book community blogosphere and GoodReads. I came across many with a YA emphasis and these are the three YA books I am dying to get my hands on and read:

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight--she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king's thug.

When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace--or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

(Blurb & Image from GoodReads)

Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

(Blurb & Image from GoodReads)

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

(Blurb & Image from GoodReads)

I've read reviews of these books and they seem to be highly recommended. Anyone already read these? What's your take?

"Books I Covet" is a new weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here. It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. The books may already be published or still in pre-order and I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date. As with everything else in my blog, I will also include my little book spiel about why I want to read it, how I found out about it, etc.

**Disclaimer: No book endorsement intended. As stated above in read, I just genuinely want to read these books and am sharing my excitement with the world. I am NOT promoting or discouraging anyone from purchasing these books--whether I liked or disliked it. PLEASE use this blog only as a source and not the definite answer to your inquiries.**

1 comment

  1. Vampire Academy and the Hunger Games are AWESOME!!!! I learned about both from the blogging community.
    I've got Graceling on my wishlist. :-)


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