Our April Guest Editor Danielle Paige not only writes YA books but also loves works written by other YA authors. Find out what Danielle reads and pick up the books she loves most. This is what Danielle Paige reads.
Imposters by Scott Westerfeld
Uglies was one of the first YA dystopians I ever read. The series is a forever fave. I was so excited to get to return to that world and read a new story told by a YA master.
The Cities of Dead by Alys Arden
I love, love, love witches and I am so sad to see Alys Arden’s witchy ode to New Orleans wrap up.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I just did a reread this year after seeing the Mary Shelley biopic (starring Elle Fanning). It’s still one of my favorite books of all time. And seeing how Mary made her “monster” made me admire her even more.
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
Lu deftly captures teenage Bruce Wayne as he figures out how to be a superhero without any superpowers. She captures the boy behind the mask as only she can.
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
My career in books began with a reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, so I have a special place in my heart for retellings. McKinney’s magical take on Alice in Wonderland gave me the thrills and the feels.