VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2011

Out of over 1100 reviews of books for teens in 2011, VOYA reviewers only awarded 24 books perfect tens.  That means they scored a perfect 5 in both quality and popularity.  A rare thing indeed!  The fascinating thing is that these are very different books than those seen on recent award lists.

Here are the 24 perfect ten books for teens:


Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

City of Ice by Laurence Yep


Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3 by Alexander Gordon Smith

Everneath by Ashton Brodi


Fear: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant

He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott

Hidden by Helen Frost


Legend by Marie Lu

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

Rivals in the Tudor Court by D. L. Bogdan


Saving June by Hannah Harrington

The Shadowing: Hunted by Adam Slater

Troublemaker, Book1 and Book 2 by Janet Evanovich and Alex Evanovich


What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Wildwood by Colin Meloy