YALSA 2013

If one looks something to read for young adults, aged over 12, then YALSA gives a good start. It’s done by American Library Association. Here is their mission :

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.

YALSA has many recommendations and reading lists for young adults. This year the Best Young Adult Fiction List is on YALSA website. Some Australian and NZ writers also have their books listed for 2013

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (Pan Macmillan)

Sea Hearts by  Margo Lanagan (published in the US as The Brides of Rollrock Island, A&U)

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan, (A&U)

Froi of the Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta (Viking)

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan)

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix (A&U).