Top ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt was a ‘love’ freebie. Obviously I’m not one to pass up an excuse to talk LOVEOzYA, so my interpretation of the prompt was kind of a no-brainer (ok, it actually took me all week to come up with something, and I’m a bit embarrassed since it’s so obvious haha).
1. If I Tell You – Alicia Tuckerman.
‘Finishing school and movie away to uni’ is one of my favourite coming-of-age tropes in Oz YA, and Gabi Tozer does a fantastic job in this book.
6. The Boundless Sublime – Lilli Wilkinson
I read a couple of books about cults last year, and this was probably my favourite – so creepy!
7. The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl – Melissa Keil
Like The Intern, this is a story about what happens when school is done and you you and your friends are heading in a different directions. It’s set in across the Christmas holidays, and there was something about the characters in this that I just felt made them so perfectly relate-able!
8. Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
YA sci-fi set on a spaceship, I loved the way the story of this book is told in interviews and articles etc like some kind of dossier, rather than a traditional narrative.
9. Fairytales for Wilde Girls – Allyse Near
This book is different to anything I’ve ever read, I think. It’s contemporary YA with a twist of fantasy – maybe magical realism? And its pretty quirky.