Christmas Gift Book Guide for Teens

14 December, 2012 Uncategorized 10 comments

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Welcome to Cuddlebuggery’s helpful list of book recommendations for the teen or Young Adult reader in your life!  Below are some of our favourite titles that we think most people will enjoy.  Christmas is always a hard time to buy gifts for people.  But what better gift can you give than the gift of reading?  The right book can ignite a love in the books and literature.  So take a look and browse through some of our favourite recs.

For Teens who like Twilight

Paranormal Romantic YA

For Teens who like The Hunger Games


Skylark by Meagan Spooner

For Teens who like Harry Potter

Magic & Mysteries


The Diviners

For Teens who like The Lord of The Rings

Epic Fantasy

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

For Teens who like Science Fiction

Sci-fi and Cyberpunk


For Teens who like Disaster Movies

Apocalypse fiction

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

The Immortal Rules

For Teens who like Contemporary

For Teens who like Horror


About this list

Wherever possible, we have linked these books to GoodBook International, an online book site with free shipping, that donates all profits to Oxfam. Buying your books from is a great way to get competitively priced literature while giving to impoverished and desperate people. However, it may now be too late to have a book shipped to you before Christmas.  So, please consider purchasing your books from independent books stores.

Some of these books are contestable in their placement.  Stephanie almost had conniptions when she saw that Daughter of Smoke and Bone was placed in a list of Twilightesque books.  We’ve tried to consider the themes, similarities and structures of the novel and create a guide that easy for those not familiar with YA to understand.  What I’m saying is: go easy on us, guys!  Every book on this list has been read by either Stephanie or myself.  We vouch that they are quality literature, even if there are a couple that we didn’t personally like.

But most of all – Merry Christmas!

Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
Kat Kennedy

10 Responses to “Christmas Gift Book Guide for Teens”

  1. athousandlives

    I’ve got Gone, Gone, Gone and Skylark out but I wasn’t really planning on reading them. I’ll def give them a go now. Great list, Kat. Happy holidays 🙂

  2. rabbitsfortea

    I would have a conniption too, if I saw Daughter of Smoke and Bone anywhere near Twilight. And yes, I had to google what conniption meant. Nice list and happy holidays!

  3. AditiGupta

    This is very neat. 
    I opened my mouth wide (for the inappropriate exclamatory verbs to come out) when I too saw DoSaB with Twilight. I do contest that placement. You may contact my lawyer about this. 
    I was kidding. Sort of.

  4. shelley1

    Just wanted to let you know that because of this post my husband will be giving oxfam gift cards to his two employees this year for Xmas. Did not know about oxfam before and it’s awesome!

  5. PrttyDdlyRvws

    I feel like posting Ultraviolet in the sci-fi is a slight spoiler.  
    Should read “For teens who like Twilight, but want to read something better”. 😀

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