Sunday, April 29, 2012

Boy POV

Since WHAT A BOY WANTS came out, I've had a few people ask me about YA books written from the male POV. I have to admit I'm very picky about my boy POV. It has to feel authentic to me. That's not to say what I like everyone will like because, duh, that's just impossible, but here are some of my favs that I felt were not only authentic, but that I loved the voice.

I KNOW IT'S OVER by CK Kelly Martin
SPLIT by Swati Avasthi
FREEFALL by Mindi Scott
FLASH BURNOUT JK Madigan
TWISTED by Laurie Halse Anderson
WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Foreman
HUSHED by Kelley York (LGBT)
NIGHT SKY by Jolene Perry
DON'T LET ME GO by JH Trumble (LGBT)
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU by Brian Farrey (LGBT)
WHITE CAT by Holly Black

And here are some alternating POV books I have loved:

TWO WAY STREET
PERFECT CHEMISTRY SERIES
GROUNDING QUINN
TANGLED by Carolyn Mackler

And books that are coming out this year that I'm looking forward to:

PERSONAL EFFECTS by E.M. Kokie
SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL by Trish Doller

And I know there are more, but that's all I can think of right now. LOL. So, there is my list. I hope you'll check some of them out.

Also, there's a fun post with Bastian and Aspen together at For What it's Worth if you want to check it out.

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16 comments:

  1. I have some of these on my TBR list! The SHIVER trilogy is another that has alternating POV and I enjoyed them.

    Thanks for the list, and for including HUSHED! :)

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  2. Great list! Several of those are (Where She Went, Something Like Normal) are on my TBR. Hushed was freaking AMAZING. One of my favorites from 2011. And of course, What a Boy Wants would be on my list.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh! I love With or Without you. Evan's voice in that is smart and funny. And Twisted is wonderful too. Thanks for including SPLIT. Honored to be in such company.

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  4. Oh I'll have to add these to my list :)

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  5. Thanks for the list! Lots on there that I haven't read. Need to.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  6. Goodness my TBR list just doubled after reading this post! :)

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  7. All these books to add to my to-read list. I loved the Perfect Chemistry series, especially the first two books. I was really surprised to not find an John Green books on the list.

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  8. There's also the Between the Lines Series (alt POVs in all 3 books) by Tammara Webber --LOVED, Point of Retreat (male POV 2nd book in Slammed Series) by Colleen Hoover --also loved. I highly rec both!

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    1. Slammed and POR are two of my favs!!

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    2. Slammed and POR are two of my favs!!

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  9. There's also the Between the Lines Series (alt POVs in all 3 books) by Tammara Webber --LOVED, Point of Retreat (male POV 2nd book in Slammed Series) by Colleen Hoover --also loved. I highly rec both!

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  10. There's also the Between the Lines Series (alt POVs in all 3 books) by Tammara Webber --LOVED, Point of Retreat (male POV 2nd book in Slammed Series) by Colleen Hoover --also loved. I highly rec both!

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  11. There's also the Between the Lines Series (alt POVs in all 3 books) by Tammara Webber --LOVED, Point of Retreat (male POV 2nd book in Slammed Series) by Colleen Hoover --also loved. I highly rec both!

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  12. Flash Burnout has been on my kindle FOREVER.. Must read that.

    LOVED Freefall.

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  13. How did I miss this post?! This is great! I will be definitely looking up these books!

    I LOVED Hushed!! This was the last book I read in 2011 and it ended up being one of my favorites of the year!

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