Top 5 Young Adult’s Books of 2011
With Christmas only around the corner (tomorrow!) it’s time to start deciding what to buy as presents.
One staple gift to suit people of all ages is of course a good book. There is nothing better than settling down after devouring a huge Christmas dinner and getting stuck into a good read so WHSmith have come up with the ‘Top 5 Young Adult Books of 2011’ that will keep your sons, daughters, nieces and nephews reading all through Christmas and New Year.
From authors Becca Fitzpatrick to Louis Sachar, WHSmith have the perfect books for everyone to enjoy this Christmas.
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Grace and Sam found each other in SHIVER. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than ever before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened and love is becoming harder to hold on to as death closes in.
Passion by Lauren Kate
Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross and before they fought the Immortals, they had already lived many lives. And so Luce, desperate to unlock the curse that condemns their love, must revisit her past incarnations in order to understand her fate. Each century and each life holds a different clue but Daniel is chasing her throughout the centuries before she has a chance to rewrite history. How many deaths can one true love endure? Can Luce and Daniel unlock their past in order to change their future? This is the third book in the brilliant "Fallen" series.
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Patch and Nora have overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past, bridged two irreconcilable worlds and faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Patch and Nora armed with only their absolute faith in one another enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for and their love, forever.
Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck going back through generations, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre he is not too surprised. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in it. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both funny and serious, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece that will leave all readers amazed and delighted by the author's narrative flair and brilliantly handled plot.
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest but now the fate of a whole civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, will they be strong enough to defeat him? If they can’t do it, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaesia? If so, at what cost? Featuring beautiful artwork by cult artist John Jude Palencar, this stunning book brings the bestselling "Inheritance" cycle to a breathtaking conclusion.