I need more Young Adult dystopian or suspense fiction, with a dash of romance.
Ok, my taste isn't exactly fancy. I love me some fluffy, fast young adult books that involve some (or a lot of) romantic tension. But the shelves full of paranormal teen romance books that all look the same make it hard to find standouts.
Books/authors I love: Twilight series (I know, I know), Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, All These Things I've Done (by Gabrielle Zevin), Hunger Games trilogy, E. Lockhart.
I am kind of ashamed to admit that I really like Amanda Hocking's Trylle series, but it's pretty much at the borderline of what I can handle in terms of unpolished writing (that and Stephanie Meyer). I like things fluffy, but bad writing can really take me out of the story. I can overlook bad writing for a story that really moves along, as long as it's more telling than showing, if that makes sense.
Note- I saw this recent thread
, and what I'm looking for is a bit different. Don't really need anything focused on teen girls finding themselves (though I expect that will happen in most teen books anyway). I am just a 32 year old lady who enjoys a good story. Also, I am pretty done with vampires but am willing to make an exception for truly excellent vampire stories (that meet my criteria, I am sure Let The Right One In is awesome but it's not really what I'm looking for).