The first was one Nicole has written about on the blog previously, Unravel Me, by Tahereh Mafi (no idea how to pronounce that). Right now if anyone asked me what to read I would tell them the Shatter Me series without hesitation. I think any age, male or female would enjoy this series. The writing is so unique and unlike any other book I've ever read and that is part of the reason I love it. It is also intense all throughout and it leaves me completely torn between two characters. The main character, Juliette, is so innocent and good and I have enjoyed reading about her finding herself. READ IT!
Also, if you didn't know Destroy Me is a novella told from Warner's POV and will give you a new perspective on him. Thanks Nicole for the recommendation!
The second was a recommendation I received from Kelli Knight from No Wasted Words. If you have any love for the Bachelor on Monday nights then you will probably fall in love with this book. Not only does it incorporate all the drama of a Bachelor-type competition but there are other stories and possibly danger that I think will play a huge role in the next books. Any girl, young or old, will enjoy this book and be able to relate to what the main character, America, goes through. As a bonus it is squeaky clean so I can fully recommend it to younger girls and my mom without feeling guilty at all! Oh double bonus, they are making it into a TV show on the CW!