Aren't they pretty? I've finished STRANGE ANGELS and HUNGER GAMES (which Jenna Black had lent me and then I had to go out and get my own copy -- so good!). Looking forward to MAGIC STRIKES and THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH.
I've been searching out YA's that are dark and perhaps don't read like YA (though that's hard to identify b/c the way they read can also be opinion and not necessarily fact), but have teenage protagonists and relatable themes, thus making them appeal to both the YA and adult audience. YA/Adult cross overs. I've heard this term before. And a few reviews have mentioned that some of the above YA's fit that description. It seems the question of what separates a YA from adult gets a little fuzzy with certain books. It also seems opinions vary on this point, too. Hmm, must read more. And buy more books. Heh. Good excuse, huh?