Monday Reads: YA Contemporary... Mostly

Last time I posted Monday Reads, I was going through a book slump and decided to reread a fave YA of mine.

Well, I didn't reread. Instead, I took a trip to my library and randomly picked up a couple of books. The first was JUST LISTEN by Sarah Dessen. This was the first Dessen book I've read and I really enjoyed it. It was the perfect book to get me out of the slump- exactly what I'd been looking for. After that, I read THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares, a book I'd meant to read for a long time after seeing the movie. I really enjoyed this book as well, although I was disappointed by Lina's story. I'm so used to the movie and how there's more of a romance there, that the book version of Lina and Kostos was a bit blah. 

Then I took a slight detour and read a YA... dystopian? RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer is a superhero story that took me a bit to get into, but once I did I was totally hooked. I'm itching to read the conclusion when it comes out late this year. After RENEGADES, I went back to YA contemp and read AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR by Morgan Matson. Another great YA read- this one about a road trip. I heart YA contemp a lot and it's making me look forward to the next MS I plan to write which is a- yep, you guessed it- YA contemp!

After these awesome books, I tried out an NA story but couldn't get into it, so sadly had to DNF. Now I'm reading a Jane Austen retelling but I'll talk about that next time!