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YA Reads for Adults – November 2013

Escape into a world of young love and adventure with our November 2013 YA Reads for Adults List. Just because you have gotten older, doesn’t mean that your taste in books has to change. Adults can enjoy the simple pleasures of teenage angst, romance, and drama with the following titles. Furthermore, these titles take us from a historical, aristocratic society, to present-day, to a space-age future. While combing through different time frames and landscapes, adults will still get swept up in the perils and pleasures of teenage life. View samples below or the entire list.

Cress by Marissa Meyercress

For her entire life, Cress has lived on a satellite with only her netscreens as company. With this much exposure, she has become an excellent hacker. Now, Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf need her to overthrow the evil Queen Levana before she attacks Earth. In their attempt to free Cress and take down Queen Levana, something horrible happens and the group must prevail while split up and weakened. Will they end up saving Earth? Learn more and order here.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Andersonimpossible knife of memory

With a recent move back to her hometown, Hayley Kincaid is hoping the familiarity of their surroundings will help her father heal from the toll that serving in Iraq took on him. Excited to start fresh, Hayley meets a boy named Finn who sweeps her off of her feet. Despite Hayley’s feelings, Finn hides a secret that she is not privy to. Regardless, Hayley hopes that her father can bounce like she has in order to squelch the harsh memories from the war. Learn more and order here.

Diamonds & Deceit by Leila Rasheeddiamonds and deceit

The servants and gentry of Somerton Court have numerous obstacles to overcome to maintain their happiness and the wellbeing of the property. The former servant, Rose, falls for an aristocrat that makes her feel as though she is worth something more than what she was raised on. Meanwhile, Ada prepares herself for a loveless marriage to save Somerton Court. Lastly, Oliver is on a mission to save his old valet from a merciless reporter. Learn more and order here.

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherdher dark curiosity

After Juliet’s return to London she tries to forget what her father left on Dr. Moreau’s creepy island. But then she realizes disappearances are hitting a little too close to home. Has a creature escaped from the island? Juliet is determined to catch the killer in this story, with a plot mirroring “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Learn more and order here.

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