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The 17 Best YA Books Of 2014

From dystopian to romance, these young adult books stole our hearts in 2014. *Ranked in no particular order*

The Infinite Sea

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Yancey<p><b>The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling</b> <i>The 5th Wave</i><b>, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.”</b> <br>How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.<p>Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan …

The 100

• <b>Author:</b> Kass Morgan<p><b>The first book in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit CW television show.</b><i>No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.</i><p>Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred …

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Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900...<p>If you harbor a love for the great outdoors, then it's time to visit the Great White North.<p>Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy prefab cabins …

Prefab Homes

Defy

• <b>Author:</b> Sara B. Larson<p>A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and heart-racing romance.<p>Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite …

Who Said It: Hermione Granger Or Katniss Everdeen?

It's time to test your knowledge, tributes, witches, and wizards.

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If you love nature and the great outdoors, but aren’t keen on roughing it up in a tent, then consider renting one of these...<p>In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood.<p>While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it …

Writing

If Your Life Was a Children's Book, Which Would It Be?

Reading — especially when it's a children's book — offers us an escape from reality. But sometimes when we flip through the pages, we often find ourselves saying, "that's just like my life." Whether it's the selfless acts from <b>The Giving Tree</b>, the wild adventures of <b>Curious George</b>, or the sunny …

The Maze Runner Files

• <b>Author:</b> James Dashner<p><i>The Maze Runner Files</i> is a 50+ page collection of classified records and concealed information from the world of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Maze Runner series. Lost emails between WICKED employees, memos meant to be destroyed after reading, and a selection of the Gladers …

The Revenge of Seven

• <b>Author:</b> Pittacus Lore<p>The fifth book of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series!<p>The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered.<p>In Chicago, John makes the unlikeliest of allies: …

The Heroes of Olympus,Book Five: The Blood of Olympus

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when …

Harry Potter makes first appearance for seven years as he turns 34

JK Rowling, writing as gossip columnist 'Rita Skeeter' for the Pottermore site, exposes his first grey hairs and Ron Weasley's now-thinning thatch<p>• JK Rowling: Hermione should have married Harry, not Ron • News: Fan outrage over Rowling's plot regrets • What happened when your favourite characters …

J.K. Rowling Just Published a New Harry Potter Story

If you’ve been dying to read a story about what happens to Harry and Ron’s hair when they reach mid-30s — sporting “threads of silver” and “thinning …

Daniel Radcliffe won't return as Harry Potter, in spite of new JK Rowling story

A new story about an older Harry appeared on Pottermore, but the actor seems unwilling to make a comeback in the role<p>• Harry Potter returns, aged 34, in new JK Rowling post<p>Daniel Radcliffe remains unconvinced that he will ever take to the big screen again as Harry Potter, despite the publication of …

27 "Hunger Games" Puns You Can't Help But Laugh At

I loaf these so much.

Harry’s still Potter-ing around, but Hermione is my true hero

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>To keep kids from our borders, fix things farther south<p>Next Post »<p>Why America can’t disown the children at our border<p>3 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is …

Matched

• <b>Author:</b> Ally Condie<p>Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant …

Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

So Here’s a Question: Would You Wear a Toilet Paper Wedding Dress?

Image via Cheap Chic Wedding<p>I’m asking this in all seriousness. Because when I received an email last week showcasing the winners of the Tenth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, which was sponsored by Charmin obviously, I kinda thought I’d just see pictures of some tasteful DIY project that …

Who's the best heroine in teen fiction today?

We've decided that there are, contrary to appearances, plenty of heroines in YA fiction at the moment - so who are the best? Site member MayaP identifies her favourites - add yours below!<p>Email us your thoughts at childrens.books@theguardian.com, get in touch on Facebook or tweet us …

Maze Runner

• <b>Author:</b> James Dashner<p>When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or …

Top 10 books to read now you've finished The Fault in Our Stars

So you powered on through John Green's tear-jerker of love and loss, The Fault in Our Stars and now you are left in a sea of crusty tissues and discarded comfort foods, glaring suspiciously at happy people who haven't read it yet. But where do you venture next in the book world?<p>1. It's Kind of a …

National Geographic Travel

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For Fiction and Faction Fans: Summer Camp, Divergent-Style

“Divergent” means “tending to be different.” So it’s only fitting that a new summer camp based on the first novel in Veronica Roth’s dystopian YA …

Which "Divergent" Faction Do You Actually Belong In?

Choose your fate, Initiates.

The well-read teenager: brilliant classics for young adult readers

Love Twilight? Gothic romances have got your name written all over them! There are so many classic books that are perfect reads for teenagers, but a lot of them look unfortunately boring or daunting. Read this list and venture outside the YA bubble<p>Go to a typical bookstore and have a look at the …

Treehotel

Treehouses have never been so stylish! Designed by some of Scandinavia’s leading architects, the Treehotel in Harads, Northern Sweden offers guests a …