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Meet the September 2016 - August 2017 Teen Board!

These 50 teens who will be reading, reviewing & blogging for Teenreads for the next several months. Click here to earn more about them!

Sabaa Tahir Returns with A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT

Journey into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north while outfoxing their enemies and battling their own emotions.

Get Ready for Aaron Starmer's Explosive Debut

Mara was just trying to graduate when juniors started spontaneously combusting. Now it's up to her to figure out why.

Coming Soon: GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow

At only 17, Charlotte has endured more than any teen's share of hardships, but putting herself back together will be her greatest hurdle yet.

Katharine McGee Debuts with THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR

Technology, glamour, wealth and lies all meet in NYC's thousand-story building, where five teens must make their way through life.

See the 5 Winners of Our Beach Bag Contest

Summer is here and we're celebrating with these fantastic featured titles --- read on to build your reading lists!

Features and Contests

ALA Best of Lists

YALSA recently announced some of their "best of" lists! Check them out here, along with the books they feature!
2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults 
2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

 

August Teen Board Question
Although it seems like summer only just began, our balmy, carefree days are numbered and many kids and teens are heading back to school. With that in mind, we decided to ask our Teen Board Members about the best book they read this summer. Since we're always trying to learn more about how our readers find books, we also asked how they discovered their new favorite summer read. Click here to check out their answers!

Cool & New

Our July roundup includes THE MERCILESS II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores by Danielle Vega, THE SHADOW HOUR by Melissa Grey, and THE SIEGE by Mark Alpert.

New in Paperback

 

In paperback titles this month we have SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS by Lynn Weingarten, COURT OF FIVES by Kate Elliott, NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES by Adi Alsaid.

Latest Reviews

Joss Byrd is America's most celebrated young actress, but on the set of her latest project, a gritty indie film called The Locals, Joss's life is far from glamorous. While struggling with her mother's expectations, a crush on her movie brother and a secret that could end her career, Joss must pull off a performance worthy of a star. When her renowned, charismatic director demands more than she is ready to deliver, Joss must go off-script to stay true to herself.
17 year-old Arman Dukoff can't remember life without anxiety and chronic illness when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. Beau, the retreat leader, is complicated. But more than anyone he's ever met, Beau makes Arman feel more than worthless. But the program is a blur of jargon, bizarre rituals and incomprehensible encounters with a beautiful girl.  But Beau thinks Arman has a bright future ---though he never says at what. And then, in an instant Arman can't believe or totally recall, Beau is gone. Suicide? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense. 
Poppy by Mary Hooper - Historical Romance

England, 1914. Poppy is fifteen, beautiful and clever, but society has already carved out her destiny. Poppy will become a servant to the aristocratic de Vere family...and bury her feelings for their youngest son, Freddie. But the set path for Poppy's life is irrevocably altered when it becomes clear that the war isn't going to be over soon. England needs every able bodied person to serve. Which, for Poppy, means volunteering on the front lines as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse. As she experiences what the best and worst of humanity, Poppy will find an unexpected freedom and discover how to be truly her own person.

Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until --- wa-bam! --- fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last teenager to blow up without warning or explanation. As the seniors continue to pop like balloons and the national eye turns to Mara’s suburban New Jersey hometown, the FBI rolls in and the search for a reason is on. Whip-smart and blunt, Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it while trying to make it to graduation in one piece.

A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

Vicarious by Paula Stokes - Science Fiction
Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have started over in a new place where no one knows who they used to be. Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose's ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences. Whether it's bungee jumping or grinding up against celebrities at the hottest clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you, for a price. When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter is devastated. When the clues she uncovers conflict with the digital recordings her sister made, Winter isn't sure what to believe.
Cherry by Lindsey Rosin - Fiction
To be honest, the sex pact wasn’t always part of the plan. Layla started it. She announced it super casually to the rest of the girls between bites of frozen yogurt, as if it was just simply another addition to her massive,To Do List. She is determined to have sex for the first time before the end of high school. Initially, the rest of the crew is scandalized, but, once they all admit to wanting to lose their v-cards too. Layla’s got it in the bag. Her serious boyfriend, Logan, has been asking for months. Alex has already done it. Or so she says. Emma doesn’t know what the fuss is all about, but sure, she’ll give it a shot. And Zoe, well, Zoe can’t even say the o word without bursting into giggles.

After her soldier brother is horribly wounded in Afghanistan, Gabriela must honor the vow she made: If anything ever happened to him, she would walk the Camino de Santiago through Spain, making a pilgrimage in his name. The worst part is that the promise stipulates that she must travel with her brother's best friend --- a boy she has despised all her life. Her brother is in a coma, and Gabi feels that she has no time to waste, but she is unsure. Will she hesitate too long or risk her own happiness to keep a promise?

Natalie Roman isn’t much for the spotlight. But performing "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" in an old theatre beats sitting alone replaying mistakes made in Athens. And no one in the cast knows her backstory. Except for Lucas --- he was in the psych ward, too. He won’t even meet her eye. But Nat doesn’t need him. She’s making friends with girls, girls who can hide their liquor in Coke bottles and laugh at the theater’s ghosts. Natalie can keep up. She can adapt. And if she skips her meds once or twice so they don’t interfere with her partying, it won’t be a problem. She just needs to keep her wits about her.

It's been almost three years since Father disappeared and Alice is determined to find him. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver and in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself --- and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.

It is Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it is Clara who is bright, strong and fearless enough to take on any challenge. It is no surprise when she is chosen. But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow. Together they enter. Within minutes, they are torn apart forever. Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end.

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills - Historical Fiction

Sixteen-year-old Jesse is used to living with the echoes of the past. Her older brother died in the September 11th attacks, and her dad since has filled their home with anger and grief. When Jesse gets caught up with the wrong crowd, one momentary hate-fueled decision turns her life upside down. The only way to make amends is to face the past, starting Jesse on a journey that will reveal the truth about how her brother died. In 2001, 16-year-old Alia is proud to be Muslim. After being grounded for a stupid mistake, Alia decides to confront her father at his Manhattan office. When the planes collide into the Twin Towers, Alia is trapped inside one of the buildings. In the final hours, she meets a boy who will change everything for her as the flames rage around them...