Some YA Books That Haven't Been Nominated Yet for the Cybils YA Speculative Fiction Category

I'm loving the list of books being nominated for the Cybils. There's some great finds but I also noticed a few books are missing from the list. So I thought I'd add my own list of some amazing YA Speculative books that have been missed so far!


I listened to the audio version and totally LOVED this Sci-fi novel. It's creepy and amazing!


You all know I'm a huge fan of Roswell The TV series. For those who also love a great alien love story, this is the one!


I'm surprised this one hasn't made the list yet.

My YA Books Central review:

Teaser: Chilling and haunting, this story had me reflecting on recent shootings gripping our nation. I actually was able to go to a prison during one of my social work grad classes and witnessed first hand some so-called sociopaths and was able to read their background stories. Specialists were able to trace to the reasons that could have caused these prisoners to do horrific things but still it boiled down to bad choices. I shudder thinking if there was in fact a genetic test that could determine a person's predisposition toward killing. I can't even imagine what would happen if there was a chance of a mistake. Also what about free will? This book will have you questioning such things and more.


My YA Books Central review:

Teaser: Mysterious and suspenseful, this novel shows us sixteen-year-old Kyra waking up and finding out she's lost five years. This is more than a Sleepy Hollow type of story as Kyra hasn't changed at all. Things that she has love and even her family seem off somehow. Here's when the creepy factor comes in. A stranger appears at her home, telling her he can help but something isn't right. Add one very cute brother of a former boyfriend and another guy who seems to everywhere.


YA Books Central review:

Teaser: What worked: The voice. What I love so much about Yovanoff's writing is it isn't over the top graphic but subtle. I was hooked right from the very start with the chilling premise--Clementine was buried alive and only after she is 'rescued' does she confront the horrific truth of what happened that night. Horror at it's finest!


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