Savvy Gift Guide: Top 10 Books for YA Readers


Hi, Savvy Readers!

Whether your holiday shopping is well under way, or hasn’t even begun (like me), I am here to help you check at least one person off your Christmas list; so here they are, the perfect books to give this holiday to the person in your life who is all about YA books!

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

From critically acclaimed novelist Patrick Ness, author of the award-winning A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy, comes an original and unique novel about the struggle to be normal and extraordinary at the same time. Ness transforms the typical coming of age story in a smart and magical way by adding fantastical elements that are sure to amaze and intrigue.


A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

From the author of Not to Drop a Drink comes a beautifully written new gothic historical thriller. Not to mention the cover is just as beautifully intriguing as the story, you will be captured by Grace Mae’s madness and secrets all winter long.

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is an incredibly brave and charming novel about coming of age and coming out in the twenty-first century. Simon Spier’s is a protagonist who is funny and sweet; a character you can’t help but love. So, this holiday season, give a book that is brilliant, honest, and real. A book where age, gender, and sexual orientation doesn’t change your love for this novel.

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Dumplin‘ By Julie Murphy

This Christmas, choose a book that is honest, witty, and amusing. In Dumplin’ you will follow the unforgettable heroine Willowdean Dickson, a self-proclaimed fat girl, as she takes on her small town’s beauty pageant in the search for confidence and love. This novel is incredibly universal; for anyone who has ever felt out of place in this crazy world.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Do you know someone who loves graphic novels? Than we have the perfect gift for them this holiday! Nimona, the full colour graphic novel by Noelle Stevenson is vibrant, comedic, exciting, and full of adventure. Get lost in these colourful pages this holiday.

99 Days by Katie Cutugno

From the author of How to Love comes a story about the passion and power of young love and the pain of betrayal. The perfect book to warm you up this winter, 99 Days is a summer romance you won’t be able to resist falling in love with this holiday.



Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times–bestselling author Rae Carson, is about a young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold during Gold Rush–era America.

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by debut author Victoria Aveyard is perfect for fans of both Graceling and The Selection. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

The fantasy sequel to Snow Like Ashes is finally here! This series is the perfect gift for anyone in your life who is a fan of Graceling and Game of Thrones (and really though, who isn’t a fan of Game of Thrones these days). Full of magic and bravery, this novel is sure to have you under its spell this winter break.

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Fans of both contemporary fiction and fantasy will love Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley.  It combines both Stardust and The Fault in Our Stars (!!!!) as the main character, Aza Ray Boyle, is caught between two worlds… two races… and two destinies.

Thanks so much for joining me, Savvy Readers! I hope one of these books make it under your Christmas tree this year; I promise they won’t disappoint the YA lover in your life!


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