{Bloggers Recommend} Adult Fiction Books That Young Adults Will Love

Bloggers Recommend

1 Question – 5 Answers from 5 Bloggers – every Wednesday

From Nicole @ Linus’s Blanket

A Discovery if Witches by Deborah Harkness {review}. This is a book that I would have loved to get my hand on when I was a teen. It features magic alongside witches and vampires, but it’s also a book that features smarts, research papers and Oxford’s Bodleian Library. It’s a savory book that has plenty of fun and fascinating story that you don’t want to end.

A Discovery of WitchesCleopatras Daughter

From Sue @ Book by Book

This year my book group read a fascinating historical novel called Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran {review}. This book is narrated by Selene, Cleopatra’s orphaned daughter, during her adolescence, and deals with life as a teen in Ancient Rome – her hopes of returning to Egypt someday, her fears of what Octavian might do as they grow up, as well as the concerns of every teen girl: boys, clothes, love, and her future.

From Alyce @ At Home With Books

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline {review}. So far this is one of the best books I’ve read all year, and one of the most fun books I’ve read in many years. There are a lot of references to 80s culture, but there’s enough action and virtual reality world sleuthing to make this an appealing YA read too.

Ready Player OneOdd Thomas

From Jennifer @ The Introverted Reader

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz {discussion}. Odd is still young enough for young adults to relate to him. He’s very funny and his ability to see the dead will appeal to young adults who like a little horror.

From Ash @ Smash Attack Reads

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen {discussion of book & movie}. I was so very pleasantly surprised at the beauty that is this book! This is a book that will get passed back and forth between family and friends, who will enjoy discussing Jacob Jankowski’s wild circus adventure. If there was ever an animal in a story who completely won me over and made me laugh and cry in every scene, it was Rosie the elephant.

Water for ElephantsMistborn

From Penelope @ The Reading Fever

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson {Goodreads}. This book is thought to be YA because of the YA protagonist, but it is actually classified as adult science fiction/fantasy. Read this book, and it will knock your socks off. The world and magic system are completely unique, and you will be glued to the pages of this book until it is over…at which point you will be scrambling to get a copy of the next book. You’re welcome. :)


  1. Thanks for including me! I have read most of these and enjoyed them. I own Mistborn but haven’t gotten to it yet. A Discovery of Witches is the only one I’m not really familiar with, so I’ll have to add it to my list!

  2. Another great post, Tanya – this has been a really fun feature! Thanks for including my recommendation. I got some other good ideas reading the rest of the suggestions here!


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