Friday, November 16, 2012

Top ten deadly YA books

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Gregg Olsen has written eight nonfiction books, eight novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.

His books include the YA novels Envy and Betrayal of the Empty Coffin series.

For the Guardian, he named a top ten list of murderous teen reads, including:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

OK, this is not a murder book per se, but if there has ever been more violent/tragic death than the killing of little Rue, I haven't seen it. Knowing the premise of the games themselves (only one kid is going to come out alive) I knew that Katniss Everdeen would live – and yet my heart was captured by Rue. When she was killed, it literally took my breath away.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Hunger Games also appears on Annalee Newitz's list of ten great American dystopias, Philip Webb's top ten list of pulse-racing adventure books, Charlie Higson's top ten list of fantasy books for children, and Megan Wasson's list of five fantasy series geared towards teens that adults will love too.

--Marshal Zeringue