YA/Classic Match-Up (2)

Closing the pages of a favorite book is always a sad moment.  But sometimes the story can live on in other covers.  Below we list some YA books that can keep the magic of your favorite classics alive.

If you Like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Read Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

Seventeen-year-old Althea’s ancestor built his dream house, a castle, on the cliffs of Yorkshire. Time and the weather, however, have weakened the structure and penniless Althea and her mother can do little to save their home. Convinced that the only solution to their problem lies in her marrying well, Althea determines the win the heart–and the wealth–of the newly arrived Lord Boring. Lord Boring’s friend Mr. Frederick, however, has a terrible habit of ruining all her plans.

If You Like wuthering heights by Emily Bronte

Read The Glass Town Game by Catherynne Valente

Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontë have spent countless hours imagining stories in the room at the top of the stairs.  Then suddenly they find themselves in a magical world where the Duke of Wellington still fights Bonaparte.  Even stranger, the world seems to be the one they themselves have created and it is populated with their toys.  At first they imagine they can stay there forever.  But when Branwell and Anne are kidnapped, the siblings realize that this world may be out of their control.  This is technically an upper-middle grade, but one that YA fans are sure to enjoy.

If You Like Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Read Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes

Sixteen-year-old Olivia dreams of escaping from the foster homes where she has never really felt she belonged.  Then the mysterious Z suggests a way.  She can use her hacking skills to make all the money she wants.  But has Olivia gotten in too deep?

If You Like The Scarlet PImpernel by Baroness Orczy

Read The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

Ten years ago, Wilhemina Korte, princess of Aecor, watched her parents die at the hands of the Indigo Kingdom.  She and the other noble children were taken to the capital of their conquerors.  But they escaped and now they live as spies, determined to do whatever it takes to return home.  Even if they do, however, the wraith, a toxic mist born of magic, is slowly wiping entire lands off the map.  Wil wants to become queen.  But can she protect her people from the Indigo Kingdom and the wraith?

If You Like Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Read This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

Fifteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein loves his twin brother Konrad dearly.  So when Konrad falls ill, he is willing to do anything to save him, even if that means delving into alchemy.  To achieve the Elixir of Life, he will go on a dark quest.  And his thirst for knowledge may never be satiated again.

8 thoughts on “YA/Classic Match-Up (2)

  1. When I Reach You says:

    Love this post! Great way for readers on both sides of the spectrum to be introduced to the other. And for bookworms like us, well, the more the merrier, right 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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