What are the best YA novels published in 2011?

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    #1Passion (Fallen)

    Passion (Fallen)

    Passion, the thrid book from Lauren Kate's Fallen Trilogy, tells the story of Lucinda Price and her quest to save her cursed love affair with her lover Daniel. She travels through their past incarnations in attempt to rewrite history.


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    Nathan Peters
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Look good but probably not the best"
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    #2The Iron Queen (Iron Fey)

    The Iron Queen (Iron Fey)

    The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa is fantasy romance fiction novel that was originally published in January, 2011. This book tells the story of Meghan Chase. It is nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards and Best Debut Goodreads Author.


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    Grace Perkins
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Trying to get my sister involved with reading I have been searching for the best Young Adult Novels I could find. I picked this up and read through very quickly but boy oh boy it was even great for me. What an amazing storyline full of adventure and mystical creatures. My sister loved it and it is good to see her getting excited about reading."
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    #3Unearthly (Unearthly Trilogy)

    Unearthly (Unearthly Trilogy)
    Unearthly, the first book in Cynthia Hand's young adult dystopian series of the same name, is about the part-angel Clara Gardner and her struggle to fit in a dangerous world while trying to understand her bloodline.

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    Cristina Escamilla
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I found this book enthralling. I really liked the story and characters."
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    #4The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies)

    The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies)

    After getting attacked by the Mogadorians, nine aliens left their home planet Lorien heading towards Earth looking for a new place to live in. The Mogs found out about their new home, and have come to kill them. They have already killed the first three aliens, so there are only six remaining: they will have to stay and fight together in order to survive


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    Susan Wright
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "There is a little more history and background in this book. I was rather surprised at how little these children know about their past and their responsibilities."
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    Bloodlines, the first book in Richelle Mead's bestselling young adult fantasy romance series Bloodlines, is about the alchemist Sydney, who was ordered to go to Palm Springs, California and protect the Moroi princess, Jill Dragomir.


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    Vibhore Bhatnagar
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Bloodlines was really enjoyable! It is a young adult fantasy, but I still enjoyed it even though I am 42 years old, haha. It is a fun story."
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    #6Where She Went

    Where She Went
    Where She Went is a book by Gayle Forman, it is the second novel in the If I Stay series. Written from Adam's point of view, it depicts what happened to him after Mia left him. 


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    Peter Perez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I was very excited for the sequel to Gayle Forman's If I Stay and was not disappointed. Seeing the story from Adam's point of view offered new insights into the events surrounding Mia's accident and its aftermath. The emotional conflicts the characters fight through were beautifully written. If you were a fan of the first book you need to pick up a copy of Where She Went."
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    #7The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus)

    The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus)
    The Son of Neptune, the second book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, is centered on a dazed Percy Jackson who remembers nothing of his past, a revived Hazel Levesque, and a clumsy Frank Zhang. 

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    Virginia Rosales
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a great solution for YA novel series."
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    #8What Happened to Goodbye

    What Happened to Goodbye

    What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen is a young-adult novel about McLean's life as she struggles with the divorce of her parents. She and her Dad have been moving to different towns to escape the past until she meets Dave.


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    Bella Zhou
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "It seems to be an interesting novel but one I haven't read. However, the reviews on the book seem a little mixed but most are positive so I would agree with it being a "best"."
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    #9Wither (The Chemical Garden)

    Wither (The Chemical Garden)
    Wither, the first book in Lauren DeStefano's Chemical Garden trilogy, is about Rhine Ellery, who is living in a world where a woman's life expectancy is just 20 years because of a failed government experiment to create a perfect human race.


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    Saúl González
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This novel looks to be one of the author's first works, and, it sort of shows, though it's an alright first effort. The writing is a bit bland at times, and it feels like other works have explored similar themes. On the positive side, some of the characterization stood out to me as being above average. Maybe it is one of the better books of this specific year, though, if you are definitely looking for a book from a particular year for whatever reason."
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    #10Wolfsbane (Nightshade Legacy)

    Wolfsbane (Nightshade Legacy)
    The sequel of 'Nightshade' begins with Calla Tor waking up in the lair of the Searchers, who make her an offer that would save her pack but destroy her former masters. 


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    Fernando Cázares
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book is about a wolf who awakens in the lair of her captors, assuming it's all over. The book is full of discover, fighting, fantasy, and figuring out who your real friends are. Overall the book was good, but not nearly as great as the previous books in the series. "
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    #11City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments)

    City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments)

    City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book in Cassandra Clare's hit fantasy and romance series for young adults, the Mortal Instruments. It was originally published on April 5, 2011. It is about a series of murders that disturbs the Shadowhunters' peace.


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    Tammy Parker
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The 4th book in this series is the best yet! I love that we get to know more about Clary's best friend Simon, his character becomes more relatable than ever before. While the details of his life seem to overpower the book it adds great depth to continue to the story further. Can't wait for the next one to come out!"
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    #12Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures)

    Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures)

    Beautiful Chaos is a fantasy fiction and romance novel written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. This book was originally published in October 2011 by the Little Brown and Company. It was followed by Beautiful Redemption in 2012.


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    Nicholas Hall
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The entire Beautiful Creatures Series is great and this one lives up to the exceptions set by the previous two. Some people may complain that it's a little bit predictable, which I kind of agree with but it wasn't an issue for me as I was devouring the book. It's a real fun ride and think it's well worth picking up. "
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    Angelfire is a paranormal fiction book for young adults written by Courtney Allison Moulton. This novel was originally published in 2011 by Harper Collins. It was followed by Wings of the Wicked.


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    Dennis Kelly
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Angelfire is fun and exciting which is the perfect pace and what I look for in young adult novels. It has poise and strong imagery which is a must for me."
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    #14Across the Universe

    Across the Universe

    Across the Universe is a science fiction book for young adult written by Beth Revis. This novel was originally published in January 2011. It was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut Author.


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    Janice Barnes
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a great sci-fi story about a dystopian future. It is an easy, but great quality story to read. Once you start reading this story, you will get caught up in this adventure. It has great plot twists, and has a good description of the scenery. Overall, this is a really good and interesting read."
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    #15Silence (The Hush, Hush Saga)

    Silence (The Hush, Hush Saga)

    Silence is a paranormal fantasy book written by Becca FitzPatrick. Silence was published on October 4, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. It is the third book in the Hush Hush Saga.


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    Megan West
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I love reading about the parenormal so this novel was definitely up in my alley. This series has grabbed my attention as a young reader and will absolutely grab those in my demographic."


Best What are the best YA novels published in 2011
1Passion (Fallen)Books 37 Paid
2The Iron Queen (Iron Fey)Books 34 Paid
3Unearthly (Unearthly Trilogy)Books 31 Paid
4The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies)Books 31 Paid
5BloodlinesBooks 29 Paid
6Where She WentBooks 26 Paid
7The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus)Books 25 Paid
8What Happened to GoodbyeBooks 24 Paid
9Wither (The Chemical Garden)Books 22 Paid
10Wolfsbane (Nightshade Legacy)Books 21 Paid

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