Heart Of The Dragon by Gena Showalter. Amazing book! Its Paranormal Romance BTW
mmmm i see... gabriel garcia xD
time travel:Kindred by Octavia Butler To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willisdystopian:The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Depression • Saving Francesca • Go Ask AliceArt • Cathy's Book • Deadly Little SecretParents • The Summer I Turned Pretty • Along for the Ride • She's So Money • Perfect You • Story of a Girl • Does My Head Look Big In This?Dystopias/post-apocalyptic worlds • Life As We Knew It • Tomorrow, When The War Began
I second Kindred. VERY good book!I also say Household Gods by Harry Turtledove and Judith Tarr (another time travel on my favorites list). And Doomsday book by Connie Willis is another time travel on my favorites list. Just ignore the weird futuristic stuff (it was wrote a long time ago so that part is cheesy) but the parts in the past are AWESOME!
Dystopian: Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick NessFeed by MT Anderson
Time travel:The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde. It's adult fiction. Actually, it's not exactly time travel, more like "book travel." The main character is a kind of "fiction police"--she travels into fiction books to make sure the characters are behaving themselves and doing what their authors wrote. The book is really original and creative, it's hilarious, and sometimes a bit chaotic. It's a lot of fun!Dragons:Dragon's Milk by Susan Fletcher. It's a fun middle grade/YA fantasy read.
A great YA involving depression, art, and parents is Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron.
Depression:Some Girls Are and Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren GroffTime Travel: When you reach me by Rebecca SteadParents:Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott (well anything by Elizabeth Scott has a strong parent aspect to it)The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary PearsonDystopias/Post-apocalyptic worlds:The Road by Cormac McCarthyCandor by Pam BachorzThe Year of the Flood, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (companion novels)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Time Travel~The Named, The Dark, The Key By:Marianne Curley~Time Travelers series by:Caroline B. Cooney~The Curse of The Romanovs By:Staton RobinDystopias/Post-Apocalyptic~The Hunger Games by:Suzanne Collins~The Forest Of Hands And Teeth By:Carrie RyanDepression/Parents~After By:Kristin Harmel~Suicide Notes:Michael Thomas FordAssassins~Strange Angels and Betrayed By:Lilith Saintcrow~Poison Study, Magic Study, Fire Study By:Maria V. SnyderEnjoy wouldn't recommend them unless they were good!!
Go Ask Alice is a great book. I think every teen girl should read it. It is an older book, but I noticed it has just been reprinted in paperback.
Art:The Thursday Next books by Jasper FfordDystopias:Chaos Walking series by Patrick NessHow I live now by Meg RosoffObernewtyn by Isobel CarmodyAssassins: Poison Study by Maria SnyderJust a few..
For dystopias, you can check out my list over here. Since only three are YA, to give the list a bit more balance I'd also add:The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie RyanTomorrow, When the War Began by John MarsdenLife As We Knew It by Susan Beth PfefferThe Declaration by Gemma MalleyGone by Michael Grant
You can check out Crown of Vengeance by Stephen Zimmer.
spider's bite by jennifer estep is one that comes to mind
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta - Parents and DepressionJellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - Depression and Parents (but in a weird way)Looking for Alibrandi - Parents, I think... I've only seen the movie, the book is on my TBR pileAll American Girl by Meg Cabot - from what I remember, I think the main character is an artist and it's mentioned a lot, she takes art classes and thingsThe Pact by Jodi Picoult - Art and DepressionShadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield - Dragons (but this isn't YA, it's an adult book... yeah)Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - depressionPeople have already rec'd all of the dystopian ones I would recommend. I've only read one book about an assassin and it was an adult book that I've forgotten the name of.For time travel - The Time Travellers Wife? Saving Juliet? Prada and Prejudice? (I don't know if the last two are about time travel, haven't read them but a friend recommended them to me and I think the summaries may or may not have mentioned or hinted at time travel?)You've probably read all of the ones I've said. =P
Pam Bachorz's book Candor (Egmont USA, 2009) is a great futuristic utopia-gone-awry. Quite similar to M.T. Anderson's Feed.I've reviewed it on my blog...http://mezzowriter.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/candor/--Renae
Time travel:The Hourglass Door by Lisa MangumAssasin:Assasin's Apprentice by J.B. Redmond & S.R. VaughtDragons:Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
Time Travel! A fave subject of mine.Some excellent ones are:The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (a researcher from the future travels back to the middle ages, but due to a mistake, ends up in the middle of the plague) - also file under Depression: Yours! LOL.My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time by Liz Jensen (a prositute from 19th century Denmark finds a time machine that takes her to modern day London)Beauty by Sheri Tepper: Mixes fairy tales and time travel - one of my all time favorites.
The Time Traveler's WifeThe DeclarationThe Dragon Whisperer:)
I love the idea of a book that encompasses all of these - Alice in Wonderland?? Maybe I need to write one!
Dragons: The Pern series by Anne McCaffrey (the early books are better, but they are all fun).The Temeraire series by Namoi Novik (starting with His Majesty's Dragon).Assasins: The Nadia Stafford series by Kelley Armstrong, starting with Exit Strategy. Yes, this is the same Kelley Armstrong who writes the Women of the Otherworld series and the Darkest Powers series.
I completely forgot 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Such a fantastic book.
Are you talking about Depression the disease or Depression the time period. Because I read it the second way when I first saw the post. :)
Time TravelThe Anubis GatesDystopia/Post-ApocalypticThe GiverBrave New WorldThe Hunger GamesNever Let Me GoThe City of EmberThe Breaking of NorthwallThe Prince in WaitingAmong the HiddenThe City UndergroundVoices from Chernobyl (non-fiction, but I think it fits--and definitely worth reading)AssassinsAssassin's ApprenticeDragonsHis Majesty's Dragon (so good!)
Assassins: Peter & Max by Bill WillinghamDystopias/Post-Apocalyptic: Shade's Children by Garth NixI could go on, but I figure I'll leave you with only a couple of suggestions, because you've had so many others give you great run-downs of each genre.Good luck!
About depression:Looking for Alaska by John GreenNorwegian wood by Haruki MurakamiArt:If Andy Warhol had a girlfriend by Alison PaceIf I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor
Time TravelI found this list and it looks pretty good!http://www.jandysbooks.com/tablecontents/sf-time.html
And oh dragons..I loved the Elvenbane series briefly in high school. They're by Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey.
Just a few suggestions -->time travel:Both Sides of Time - Caroline B. Cooney (Out of Time/Prisoner of Time/For All Time are all part of the series too - this is an older series - mid to late 90s) dystopias:Uglies/Pretties/Specials/Extras - all by Scott Westerfeld
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