In my latest research of agents, I have read a number of fantasy novels for teen girls. This is not a genre I would choose to read. I’m more of a mystery and suspense gal. But, I really enjoyed these:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Evermore by Alyson Noel
And not a vampire in the bunch! In fact, the only one of these that would classify as a paranormal romance is Evermore. Graceling and The Hunger Games take place in fictional worlds, one a facsimile of old-world Europe, one more like a post-apocalyptic North America. Wondrous Strange takes place in modern-day New York City.
I liked each of them enough that I might actually read their respective sequels and prequels. Just because I want to know more about those characters. Just for fun.