This was a really tough Top Ten Tuesday topic because it's actually difficult to find YA books that are not series.
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Given the ending of Requiem, I want a sequel to this book. I want to know what happens to everyone. I won't write anything else because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read the book. But I need more!
Are You There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
This was one of my all time favorite novels growing up, I must have read it a million times. What happens to Margaret? I would love to read about her in high school, and then in college. Come on Judy Blume!
The Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
This isn't YA, but I love time travel books and this book is one of my favorites. Maybe a sequel with the daughter as the MC?
Higher Education by Lisa Pliscou
This is a book about a week in the life of a Harvard senior named Miranda. Again, I absolutely loved this book, I read it so many times. I would love to read more about the character.
Most of the YA books I have read have been series books. So I am offering up some suggestions for prequels to series (e.g. Clockwork Series from Mortal Instruments) or for a character spin-off (e.g. Bloodlines from Vampire Academy) or for an adult author to create a young adult version of a character.
Alice and Jasper from Twilight: Out of all the possible characters from Twilight that I would like to know more about it definitely has to be Alice. The parts of her story revealed to us leave me wanting to know more and I think her waiting for and knowing Jasper would arrive is a great way to think about how one falls in love if you already know this is who you are destined for.
Valentine and Jocelyn from Mortal Instruments: This book would really focus on Jocelyn and the disillusionment she feels as Valentine's philosophy changes overtime.
Mercy Thompson: She's a tough independent mechanic by day and a coyote by night. She was raised be werewolves , her best friend is a vampire, and her former boss is one of the fairy folk. The books generally focus on Mercy solving some sort of mystery related to missing family or friends and are action-packed. There is definitely adult romance and adult problems. While this is definitely a series for adults, Patricia Briggs often gives us glimpses into Mercy's childhood and teenage years and I think there is enough material there for a young adult series.
So we only came up with eight!
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