This has been a great year for some really talented authors both new and old. I have simply been amazed at some of the debut authors who published in the YA genre this year. This has been a year with a lot of vampires, werewolves, fairies, and angels, but we have had some other great hits as well.
If you are looking for some good books to read over your Christmas vacation, here are a few of my favorites from the past year. Many are available on audio, if you have a trip coming up. Stop by the library and check one out! Click on the covers to go to Goodreads.com for book descriptions and details. (If you like series, a few have sequels that are out now or due out in 2011).