Young Adult

Joanne Fluke Books in Order (Hannah Swensen Mysteries Series and more)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Joanne Fluke?

Joanne Fluke is the most famous pen name of  Joanne Fischmann, born Gibson in 1943 in Swanvill, Minnesota. She comes from a long line of bakers, so it’s no surprise she has been baking since she was a child and has created a book series where food is important.

Fluke started writing young adult horror stories in the 1980s under the name Jo Gibson, but she found real success with her cozy mysteries series starring Hannah Swensen, an amateur sleuth and baker in the 2000s.

She has also written books with her husband under the pen name John Fischer, but also under the pseudonyms, R.J. Fischer, Chris Hunter, Gina Jackson and Kathryn Kirkwood.

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After Books in Order: How to read Anna Todd’s series?

  • Carole 

Life will never be the same. #Hessa

What is After about?

Written by American author Anna Todd, The After series is a young-adult romance series that was originally published on Wattpad before being picked up by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. It has now been translated into several languages and the first two books have been adapted into movies.

The series started as fan-fiction, as it was initially inspired by the music and fandom of One Direction. The singer Harry Styles is the model for the protagonist, Hardin Scott. The series relates the complicated relationship between the nice Tessa Young and the bad boy Hardin Scott. Beware, the series is criticised for romanticising abuse as the characters have a toxic relationship.

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Lux universe Books in Order

LUX Universe Books in Order: How to read Jennifer L. Armentrout’s series?

  • Carole 

Starting over sucks. And then Aliens…

What is LUX about?

Written by American author Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Lux universe is a young-adult paranormal fantasy franchise comprised of three series (Lux, Arum and Origin) and three companion books.

The story begins with Katy Swartz, a young woman who moves from Florida to West Virginia right before her senior year and discovers a new hot but arrogant neighbour is, in fact, an alien. Then, things gets complicated and dangerous.

The series depicts the conflict between the Luxen, the Arum (two groups of aliens) and Humans, along with Hybrids and Origins. And we have two reading orders!

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Noughts and Crosses Books in Order

Noughts and Crosses Books in Order: How to read Malorie Blackman’s series?

  • Fabien 

Now a BBC TV Show.

What is the Noughts and Crosses series about?

Coming from British author Malorie Blackman, Noughts & Crosses is a series of young adult novels. It’s an alternative history in which native African people had colonised the European people.

It’s speculative fiction about two star-crossed lovers fight for a more just world. Sephy is a Cross. Callum is a nought. She’s dark-skinned and lives a life of privilege. He’s pale-skinned and poor. Their love will lead both of them into terrible danger.

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Jennifer Lynn Barnes Books in Order

Jennifer Lynn Barnes Books in Order (The Inheritance Games, Raised by Wolves, The Naturals…)

  • Fabien 

All of the books!

Who is Jennifer Lynn Barnes?

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the well-known author of a dozen young adult novels. But she’s not only a writer, she’s an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she holds a dual appointment in Psychology and Professional Writing—and she has also written original pilot scripts for television networks like USA and MTV.

She’s mostly know for the Raised by Wolves series, The Naturals series, The Debutantes series, and lately The Inheritance Games series.

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Covenant Books in Order by Jennifer L Armentrout

Covenant/Titans Books in Order: How to read Jennifer L. Armentrout’s series?

  • Carole 

From the author of the Lux series.

What is Covenant about?

Written by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Covenant series is a young-adult fantasy series inspired by mythology. In the books, the Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi – pure bloods – have godlike powers. But you also have Children of Hematoi and mortals, a not so lucky position to occupy, as they are called Half-bloods and have only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.

In Covenant, the story follows Alexandria ‘Alex’ Andros, a half-blood who have to train training to become a sentinel and try to not fall in love with a pureblood, which is strictly forbidden.

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Chronicles of Ixia Books in Order

Chronicles of Ixia Books in Order (Study Series, Glass Series, Soulfinder Series): How to read Maria V. Snyder’s series?

  • Carole 

 Choose. A quick death or slow poison.

What is Chronicles of Ixia about?

Written by American fantasy and science fiction author Maria V. Snyder, The Chronicles of Ixia is comprised of three series (Study Series,Glass Series, Soulfinder Series) and five short stories.

The story takes place in in the territory of Ixia, where the government maintains control through the Code of Behaviour, forbidding the practice of magic. Yelena is a twenty-year-old woman imprisoned for murder and awaiting execution. She is given the chance to live on the condition that she will become the Commander of Ixia’s food taster. Yelena accepts, and soon disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and she develops magical powers she can’t control. The battle for her life has just begun.

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