Lately I've been reading a lot of teen fiction which I've come to realise is a fantastic genre. The books are thrilling and full of adventure, dabble in romance and have underlying morals that seep through the storyline in subtle and sometimes less subtle ways. The first series I've been reading is the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness. The books are set on a planet called New World where Christians have settled to find a new and happier life, which doesn't exactly work out. I guess it's a sci-fi, but I'm not usually a sci-fi kind of person so don't let this put you off if your not either. It is a fantastic book, full of suspense, adventure and talking animals!
The second series I'm reading together with Toby, my partner, is called The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. These books are set in post apocalyptic times in a place called Penem which used to be the united states. There are 12 districts which are run as a dictatorship from the Capitol city. There was once a rebellion where a war was waged on the Capitol by the districts but the districts were defeated. As a result of this each district have to nominate by lottery one girl and one boy to appear in the annual hunger games, a reality TV show where the contestants fight to the death and the one winner returns home. It's an amazing read! The suspense is really intense, and since Toby and I are reading it together I have to use all my self control not to read ahead while he's at work! I highly recommend both these series if your looking for something to read.