Shatter Me Trilogy - An abandoned young girl with special powers, a new military order complete with a Supreme Leader, and soldiers who love her? Remind you of anything? So good, so thrilling. I couldn't read fast enough.
Shattered Warrior - (no relation to the series above) The.best.graphic.novel.I've.read.in.a.long.time! After her planet's invaded, Colleen works in the alien factory as a means of survival. With the aid of a rival warrior, her and friends start a makeshift resistance. Brief, but revealing, love scenes.
The Giver - If you're into a spiritual master teaching a young person lessons, i.e. Obi-wan/Yoda and Luke, this book was a page-turner for me. The novel is much better than the movie (although the movie wasn't bad, just different), IMO.
Ender's Game - If you're a fan of X-Wings vs. TIE Fighters, this book is all about YA military training and action against an alien race. A scifi classic that doesn't disappoint.
Dune - Hands down, the influence of Dune is clear in Star Wars. Sand. Prophecies. Powers. Strong female characters. A must read. The sleeper must awaken!
Lord of the Rings - Truly paved the way for other "golden fleece" stories like Star Wars. In my mind, droids are a little like hobbits. Now if only Strider had a lightsaber...
The Last Dragon - When Tansy's father goes missing, her town will need a hero and a leader to save them. A young woman destined to follow in her healer father's footsteps.
The Splintered series - A girl goes down the rabbit hole, literally, when she learns she's heir to a mysterious power and magical world. Adventure and romance generations in the making.
The Hunger Games series - Yeah, by now, you've probably already read this one. But with a girl trying to survive against a powerful dictator, its fun to imagine what if this was Rey vs. Snoke.