There have been some wonderful YA books of late. Some not to missed include:
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
If you like Harry Potter you should try this magical YA series featuring Clary and The Shadowhunters, a race of Nephilim created by the Angel Raziel to protect mankind.
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collin.
The story of Katniss a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, in a post apocalyptic North America. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place. Be warned you WILL cry…
"Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow is what a person would get if they crossed Indiana Jones with a little bit of fantasy! It is a very quick read that ends with the reader wanting the second book, as soon as they finish the first one! I am definitely looking forward to the second book in this series." - from Ari
Another beautiful crafted YA tale is Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner.
Fear of magic runs deep in Liza's small town. Sensibly all things Faerie are immediately stamped out upon discovery. So when 15 rear old Liza finds that she has the ability to see—into the past, into the future— she has no choice but to flee before she too is killed. ..
And lastly a delightful tale not to missed is Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar.
It's not easy being a member of the royal Thane or growing up in the MacRinnalck clan. It's so challenging in fact, that in a fit of rage, angst filled 17-year-old Kalix MacRinnalck almost kills her father and is forced to flee her ancestral home in Scotland. She finds herself on the mean streets of London flopping in abandoned buildings and alleys nursing a laudanum habit, her only comfort. That is until two misfit humans show up, and to Kalix's surprise, offer her home and friendship..