Delirium - Lauren Oliver
“It was really good read it!”
“Brilliant – can’t stop reading!”
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
"Great book, hard to get into but worth sticking with it"
PS. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
“Well worth the read”
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
“A really interesting book you don’t know what’s going to happen next”
“I thought it was a very good book but it was a tad gruesome”
World War Z - Max Brook
“A brilliant book, I couldn’t put it down – scary to think of how easy a virus can travel worldwide”
The Kite Runner - Kahled Hosseini
“I loved it!”
One Day - David Nicholls
“I thought the book was really interesting. I couldn’t put it down. I also thought it was sad.”
We Can Be Heroes - Catherine Bruton
“It was a really interesting book with a weird twist. if I were you, I would read this book :)”
Candyfloss - Jacqueline Wilson
“Five stars because it’s such a good book, one of Jacqueline Wilson’s best.”
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
“A fast paced, action thriller that keeps your interest and engages you into the story. Unique and written in not a mainstream way. A recommended read”
The Diviners - Libba Bray
“This is a really good book for anyone who likes action and gripping books”
New Girl - Paige Harbison
“An intriguing read. Filled with mystery!!!”
The Fault in our Stars - John Green
***** (5 stars)
Wild Swans - Jung Chang
“Depicting the lives of three generations of women; Wild Swans is a thought provoking book that gives us an insight into the tragedies and horrors of Communist China”
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
“One of my favourite books ever. I cried like a baby! It’s really sad”
“A moving story about a boy coming to terms with his mother’s illness. Amazing book!”
Every Day - David Levithan
“It was very good and interesting =)”
Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
“Is one of the best series. If you didn’t read it you had no childhood”
Paper Towns - John Green
“This book is brilliant! It was a mystery love story.”
The Princess Bride - William Goldman
“Absolutely brilliant! Read it loads of times. It’s that good!”
The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
***** (5 stars)
Flick - Geraldine Meade
“A great book. She goes through some much hardship and despair, but she gets her happiness in the end”
The Vampire Diaries - L. J. Smith
Eragon - Christopher Paolini
“Good read for fantasy lovers but can take a while to complete this book. Worth it in the end though”
Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
“Fantastic book! Phillip Pullman creates such a beautiful, magical world full of magic and adventure.”
Recommended Reads 1st, 2nd and 3rd Years
Fantasy/ Horror/ Sci Fi
The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins
Twenty- four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. Set in the dark, near future, Katniss Everdeen is forced to fight to the death in a gripping thriller.
Twilight books – Stephanie Myers
Seventeen-year-old Bella moves to the gloomy town of Forks and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen.
Harry Potter – J. K Rowling
Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy – until he is rescued by a beetle-eyed giant of a man, enrolls at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The reason: HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!
The Delirium Trilogy – Lauren Oliver
Follows Lena and Alex, two teens battling against the controlling government that believes that love is a disease and forbids it from their community.
Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy
Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the greater good, of course). Oh yeah. And dead.
The Need books – Carrie Jones
Zara is a teenage girl who joins a struggle against a society of malicious pixies. As the books progress, Zara encounters a series of personal challenges, and bonds with new friends and romantic interests.
Uglies series – Scott Westerfield
Set in a future post-scarcity dystopian world in which everyone is turned “Pretty” by extreme cosmetic surgery upon reaching age 16. It tells the story of teenager Tally Youngblood who rebels against society’s enforced conformity, after her newfound friends Shay and David show her the downsides to becoming a “Pretty”.
Divergent Trilogy – Veronica Roth
In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior’s world, society is divided into five factions. At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives.
Mortal Instruments- Cassandra Clare
Mortal Instrument is about a fifteen-year old girl named Clary Fray, whose search for her missing mother leads her into an alternate New York called Downworld, filled with mysterious faeries, hard-partying warlocks, not-what-they-seem vampires, an army of werewolves, and the demons who want to destroy it all.
Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is not normal. He’s got ADHD and attention deficit, and he’s been kicked out of every school he’s ever attended. Now he discovers he’s a half blood: half human, half Olympian god. But his problems are only beginning. Someone has stolen Zeus’s thunderbolt — and Percy’s being blamed
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
It follows the story of a teenage boy, Eragon, who finds a Dragon’s egg which hatches for him. Eragon now has to become a Rider, as in the ancient legends.
Teardrop – Lauren Kate
An epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.
The Fallen Series – Lauren Kate
Aaron Corbet learns on his 18th birthday that he is a Nephilim, the child of a human/angel pairing, and that he is being pursued by a group of angels called the Powers. The Powers believe that all Nephilim are an abomination and affront to God. However, there is a prophecy that a Nephilim will be born that will redeem all the Fallen and return them to Heaven.
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.
Shiver Series – Maggie Stiefvater
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.
The Hit – Melvin Burgess
This future fantasy about a drug that gives users a perfect week, then sudden death.
The Hobbit – J. R. R Tolkien
Gandalf tricks Bilbo into hosting a party for Thorin and his band of dwarves, who sing of reclaiming the Lonely Mountain and its vast treasure from the dragon Smaug.
Angel Fall-Susan Ee
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
The Lord of the Rings – T. R. R. Tolkien
Frodo the hobbit and his companions set out on a dangerous quest to battle evil and return the magical one ring to Mordor.
Demonata Series – Darran Shan
The books details Grubbs, Kernel, and Bec MacConn’s fight against the evil demon master Lord Loss, his many demon familiars and the mysterious Shadow, who promises to destroy the human universe and to even stop death.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Arthur Dent wakes up to find the Earth is being demolished to make way for an alien bypass. Good thing his friend is also an alien. Together they escape earth and travel around the galaxy. This is a very funny book.
The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine
Claire Danvers is a student at Texas Prairie University located in the vampire-controlled city of Morganville, Texas.
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Two races of vampires walk our world. One, the Moroi, are alive and wield elemental magical. The other, the Strigoi, are undead and evil-feeding on the innocent to survive. Rose Hathaway-a half-vampire with poor impulse control-is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose’s real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors…
Gone Series - Michael Grant
In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.
Young Adult Fiction
A Month with April-May – Edyth Bulbring
After her parents split up Twilight obsessed April-May February must start as a scholarship girl in new snobby school. Things start to look up when she meets her Edward Cullen (Seb)
Bluefish – Pat Schmatz
Travis has moved to a new town with his Grandad. He misses his dog and he doesn’t fit in. Velveeta is a vivacious popular girl with a secret. Together they work together to overcome their past.
Ask Amy Green - Sarah Webb
Her sassy teenage aunt writes an advice column. But what if Amy needs boy tips of her own? A witty, genuine take on the ups and downs of friends, family, and first romance.
Withering Tights – Louise Rennison
Tallulah Casey moves to a drama school somewhere Up North. While trying to fit in she makes loads of friends and finds new love.
Georgia Nicolson Books (Angus, thongs) – Louise Rennison
Hilarious series following Georgia as she negotiates her family, friends, tumultuous love life and her cat Angus.
The Fault in our Stars – John Green
Sixteen year old Hazel has cancer. She is forced by her parents to attend a cancer support group for teenagers. Luckily she meets seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters an ex-basketball player and amputee.
Me, Suzy P. – Karen Saunders,
Fourteen year old Suzy Puttock (with a P) has to help her celeb obsessed big sister plan her wedding. Good thing there’s a new hot boy to distract her. The only problem is she already has a boyfriend…
Love Lucie – Marita Conlon McKenna
Lucie writes letters to her mother to help her in the first year after her mother dies from cancer.
Cathy Cassidy Books
A variety of stories about younger girls negotiating life.
Billie Templar’s War- Ellie Irving
Billie’s dad is in the army. His best friend just got blown up. It’s okay though, Billie has a plan. She’s going to ask the Queen to send him home.
Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
Anna is a senior that is forced to attend a boarding school in Paris, leaving behind things that she loves such as a best friend, a good job, and her crush. However her attitude changes when she meets the handsome Etienne St. Clair, who is perfect… and perfectly taken by his steady girlfriend.
Pretty Little Liars Series – Sara Shepard
The series follows the lives of four girls – Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery, and Emily Fields – whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison DiLaurentis, in the summer after 7th grade. Later, when the girls are juniors in high school, they begin receiving various messages from someone using the alias “A” who threatens to expose their secrets.
Jenny Q: Stitched Up – Pauline McLynn
Jenny must cope with her pregnant mother and friend drama while preparing to audition for Teen Factor X and impress Stevie Lee Bolton.
Prim Improper – Deirdre Sullivan
Primrose Leary has just started secondary school. Likes: her pet rat, Roderick; her best friend, Joel; being a little bit different (but not in the weird different sense – she wouldn’t like to be the only bald girl in her class or the only girl who always smelled of ham, or anything).
Dislikes: living with Fintan (her moustachioed dad); the boy-school that Joel’s toddled off to without her; not having her mum around any more.