All YA Love: My Favourite Series

Filed in All YA Love , The Winged Lover Posted on August 25, 2010 @ 12:00 pm 6 comments
Hey everyone! It’s YA time again. This week I will tell you my Top 3 favorite  YA series of all time… toughy, but also easy in a way. I will count this one down so that we can save the best for last ;P. 

3rd Place: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.

Whoever has read the entire series of unfortunate events (against the author’s repeated warnings) either ended up very sad, very content, or very confused. Based around the adventures of Violet, Klaus and Sunny in their constant struggle to defeat Count Olaf an evil man after their fortune. When I was a kid I actually looked up to see if the Baudelairs were real…that’s how much I loved them. But I never figured out what the question mark on the radar was 🙁


2nd Place: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Ahhh, the perfection that is Vampire Academy. Anybody who knows me knows how much I absolutely adore this series. People have tattooed their bodies to pay homage to this series and it’s going to be a movie! I am not sure if I want to see it because the books are just too good, but everyone I have seen as a possible cast for Rose…is perfect.

Vampire Academy follows Rose through her time at school, and then after in her journey to be a guardian. Her rollercoaster of a love life has divided many…Adrian or Dimitri? It’s kind of obvious what will happen in the final installment…but I’m still rooting for Adrian.
So what could possibly eclipse the awesomeness that is Vampire Academy?

1st Place: Harry Potter by J.K Rowling.
How could he not win? Seriously. When I was 10 years old my mum got me an early christmas present. As I tore apart the wrapping out fell two books Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I literally grew up with Harry and fervently prayed every night that my letter to Hogwarts wasn’t lost in the mail.
Harry Potter is the ultimate YA Series for me. Not only do I love the books, but I love the merchandise, the movies and the entire concept. I practised spells with my “magic wand” and still love re-reading the books today. They are the only set of books on my shelf that look used because they have been read so many times.
What do you guys think?

About Amanda

Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • LilyofDarkness August 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Totally with you on one and two but I have NEVER read the Series of Unfortunate Events. I think I will pick it up, might be fun to read to my kids.

  • Lu August 25, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I'm in with one and two as well! But nr3 would be Twilight Saga 🙂

  • draconismoi August 25, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Am I the only SF/F book fanatic who thinks Harry Potter is drastically overrated? I admit the series is fun, and largely well written (excepting book 5)…..

    But in the end it's the same old plot. Orphan discovers magic powers and fights evil/goes on heroic quest. I believe the Greeks hold the patent on that one. Modern Magical British Society sending their kids off to a boarding school? I'd suggest The Worst Witch books (among others).

    Oops, I'm just starting in an argument I've been having with my friends since high school.

    Favorite YA series (in random order, my precise preference varies with my mood):

    Protector of the Small (I would say Wild Magic, but I hated the last book) by Tamora Pierce.

    TIffany Aching – Terry Pratchett

    Obernewtyn – Isobelle Carmody

    Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket

    Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery

  • Sullivan McPig August 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    @draconismoi: You're not alone!
    Don't get me started on book 4 which could have been two or three chapters total if the bad guys/Rowlings would have thought things through.

    As for my favourite YA series:
    Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong

    and the new series by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill – Shadow Grail had a very promising start I think

  • Wings August 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    @LilyofDarkness: I definitely suggest it, if you read them one after the other, i would imagine they can get boring…but they are definitely quick, exciting reads 🙂

    @Lu: fair enough 😀

    @draconismoi: I loved the worst witch tv show!
    remember when someone said if you like harry potter you hate lord of the rings and vice versa?

    do you like lotr?

    and I must read the terry pratchet books! i have colour of magic on my shelf hehe

    @sullivan mc pig: i have the second of the darkest powers books..need to get the first…am LOVING her women of the otherworld series!

  • draconismoi August 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    @Wings: Hah! No. LoTR bored me silly. Tolkien wrote an epic history of an entire world, which is impressive. Problem is, it reads like a bloody history textbook.

    I do love The Hobbit. It was the first chapter book I ever read.

    @Sullivan McPig: YesyesYES. I don't really feel like hating on Rowling so much, but dear god her editor needs to be banned from ever working in the book industry again. EDIT people!

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