Here are a few of my favorite books, all of which have in some way influenced my own writing. Happy reading!
The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater – killer horses, a touch of romance, beautiful settings, and charming characters.
The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater – everything she writes is beautiful!
The Archived, by Victoria Schwab – a library of dead people (just trust me!)
The Illuimae series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – riveting and artistically gorgeous
Ally Carter – teen spies, teen thieves, and international intrigue.
Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson – amazing world-building and great characters. Pretty much anything by him.
Kasie West – fun contemporary YA that always leaves a smile on my face.
Morgan Matson – road trips, summers, and lots of feels.
The Lord of the RingsC.S. Lewis, especially The Chronicles of Narnia, the Space Trilogy, and The Great Divorce
The Dark is Rising series