What are the best YA novels published in 2012?

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    #1City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Lost Souls, the 5th book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, is about Clary struggling with the fact that Jace has been bewitched by Lilith, and will try to save him with the help of Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle.


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    Pamela Parker
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book has a great plot. Also, the interaction between the characters keeps you engaged. This book is definitely worth spending your money on!"
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    #2The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.


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    Yao Yan
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I happened to find this book bargain shopping, and I have to say it was a lot different than I was expecting. Given the situation, the characters have to face their own mortality, and while they may be teenagers they have the minds of much older and mature adults. It's very well written, and it certainly gets the tears flowing. I highly, highly recommend you read it as it is a very sober look into the life of a teenage cancer survivor. "
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    #3Pandemonium (Delirium)

    Pandemonium (Delirium)

    Pandemonium, the second book in Lauren Oliver's Delirium trilogy, is centered on Lena and her adventures in the Wilds, or the area outside the walls where she was raised in. Alone in the strange lands, Lena learned something she never thought she would know.


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    Howard Ross
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Interesting stuff."
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    #4The Selection

    The Selection

    The Selection is the process where 35 girls compete against each other for a chance to seduce Prince Maxon. Every girl dreams about this opportunity, everyone but America Singer, who is already and love with another man. It will all change as soon as she meets Prince, who could very well be the man of her life. 

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    Gregory Franklin
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Selection is a very intriguing YA novel that is romantic in nature while still maintaining a very interesting story line for those that are not into romance novels. The competition that America Singer goes through is quite intense and grueling and makes the latter half of the book quite gripping as she find's Prince. "
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    #5Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. This book is about a 16-year-old cyborg named Cinder who has an evil stepmother who volunteers her for plague research after her stepsister got infected by a deadly plague.


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    Bob Tang
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "What a great read, a great read on a fantastic story with androids and humans alike. This has me at the edge of my seat and I cannot get enough. "
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    #6Spell Bound (Hex Hall)

    Spell Bound (Hex Hall)
    Spell Bound is the third book in the Hex Hall series written by Rachel Hawkins. This young adult paranormal fiction novel was originally published in 2012.

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    Debra Ferguson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This was a somewhat rare find in the YA novel genre as it is a very successful series with a strong female lead. I feel foolish that I almost passed it by at first but after seeing reviews of the series as a whole I took the plunge. This is the third book in the series and while it's good on it's own I would definitely recommend reading the entire series"
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    #7Insurgent (Divergent)

    Insurgent (Divergent)

    Insurgent is the second book in Veronica Roth's hit young adult series Divergent. It is about a girl named Tris and her journey to uncover the history of her world. 


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    Walter Peterson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Insurgent (Divergent) is the perfect series of books for your young adult. They have probably already seen the movies so it won't be that hard to get them to read the books. It keeps their interest level. "
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    #8Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass)

    Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass)

    After serving at the salt mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien has found a way of recovering her freedom: she will have to act has the champion of Prince Dorian in the competition to find a new royal assassin. 


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    Gerald Knight
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass) has a great storyline geare towards men. There is a lot of action in this novel"
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    #9Under the Never Sky

    Under the Never Sky
    Under the Never Sky is a young adult fiction novel by Veronica Rossi which centers on Aria living inside Reverie, and Perry from outside the protected dome, who might need each other if they are to survive.

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    Wayne Baker
    Written on April 21, 2018
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    #10Finale (Hush, Hush)

    Finale (Hush, Hush)

    Finale is the final book in the young adult paranormal series Hush, Hush written by Becca Fitzpatrick which concludes the story of Nora Grey and her fallen angel boyfriend Patch Cipriano.  


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    Sarah Sanchez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is an okay adult fiction novel. I personally didn't care much for it except for the character patches, who was sassy and likeable. I'd recommend it for a casual read."
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    #11Fever (Chemical Garden)

    Fever (Chemical Garden)

    Fever is a young adult novel by Lauren DeStefano. It is the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy, first published in 2012. It tells the story of Rhine and Gabriel as they try to escape from the clutches of a carnival ringmaster.


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    Benjamin Wallace
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Fever is one of my favorite novels by Lauren DeStefano. As the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy, it really drew me in and had me thinking about what could happen in the finale. The style of her writing is, once again, exciting and wonderful. The carnival setting is just outright imaginative and colorful. I loved following Rhine and Gabriel on their journey. What a fun novel!"
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    #12A Million Suns

    A Million Suns

    A Million Suns is the second book in the science fiction series Across the Universe written by Beth Revis which follows the story of Amy and Elder who is living in a ship. 


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    Vincent Holland
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A Million Suns by Beth Revis picks up several months after the first book ends. We once again are introduced to the protagonists Elder and Amy and their continued journey through space to find another habitable planet. it is full of adventure and lots of exciting stories. i love it."
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    #13The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus)

    The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus)
    The Mark of Athena is the third book in Rick Riordan's fantasy adventure series for pre-teens and young adults, the Heroes of Olympus. It was released in 2012. It is about Percy's search for the seventh demigod mentioned in the prophecy.

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    Ashley Rose
    Written on April 15, 2018


Best What are the best YA novels published in 2012
1City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments)Books 42 Paid
2The Fault in Our StarsBooks 39 Paid
3Pandemonium (Delirium)Books 37 Paid
4The SelectionBooks 34 Paid
5Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)Books 33 Paid
6Spell Bound (Hex Hall)Books 32 Paid
7Insurgent (Divergent)Books 29 Paid
8Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass) Books 27 Paid
9Under the Never SkyBooks 25 Paid
10Finale (Hush, Hush)Books 21 Paid

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