Disclaimer: Almost all of these books are the first books in a series. It does not automatically mean that book is the best in the series, but I am including the first since either because it introduced me to the fantastic world or it is the best in the series.
8. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Ok, the rest of the series gets WAY better than the first book, but this book did begin the start of a beautiful relationship with me and this series. This book, and series overall, has a wonderful blend of science-fiction, dystopian, and fairytale retellingness. If you haven't read, or even heard of the Lunar Chronicles, then you are missing out my friend and you need to get this series like now.
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Now, we are getting into the books that do have a huge/important impact on me, so if I get a little wordy or my reasons for loving these books are too long, I apologize in advance.
4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Unfortunately I can't display the cover because the picture is being stubborn and will only stay in the center of the post even though I want it to align to the left, so I'm really sorry that you can't see the cover.
But aside from uploading cover problems, this book is truly something special. It may not be my favorite book ever, but this book taught me to cherish and love those that are in your life, because in literally a matter of seconds, you could lose them all. I strongly recommend that you read this book, or at least see the movie that's coming out in August.
3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
*sigh* Again, can't display the cover because well everything is being stubborn, aka the same thing that happened above^ with If I Stay.
So, again, aside from the picture and blogger being stubborn, this book was just a fantastic and amazing read. I talk about this in depth with how I discovered the series, and you can check that out right here. But this first book and series changed my life in numerous ways.
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
-Finally, a picture that will do what I ask for it to do!-
This book, was amazing and fantastic and all the positive adjectives. It was literally, the perfect first novel. The amazing writing, the constant action, the badass characters, and just everything in this book was awesome. If you haven't heard of this book or series, at least watch the movie right now. Because the movie is a faithful adaption to the book. Even though I don't like the rest of this series as much as this first book, I will forever and always remember how much I loved this book.
1. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Dear god. This book. While this may not have blown my brain like City of Bones did, this book was just phenomenal in every way I can think of. Is the world dark, yet there is some lightness sprinkled throughout this book? Yes. Are the characters either loveable or annoying (in a good way)? Yes. Is the writing good? No. It's not good. It's amazing! Like I said in my review/thoughts on my goodreads, words can not describe how much I love this story. Really, words can not. The most I can probably do is suggest for you to read this and experience the book and fall in love with it. It may not be the book for you, but at least give it a try. You probably won't regret it.