Teen Choice Book Awards 2015
Congratulations to Kiera Cass, whose book THE ONE won the Teen Choice Book of the Year, and Jennifer Mathieu, who won the Teen Choice Debut Author Award for THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE. See all of the winners, here!
Two panels of booksellers chose the seven best YA titles written by debut authors coming out in the next season. Check them out here, and be sure to add them to your TBR list!
April won't let Jonah go without a fight. He's her boyfriend --- her best friend. She'll do anything to keep him safe. But as Jonah slips into a dark depression, trying to escape the traumatic past that haunts him, April is torn. To protect Jonah, she risks losing everything: family, friends, an opportunity to attend a prestigious music school. How much must she sacrifice? And will her voice be loud enough to drown out the dissenters-and the ones in his head?
Flo lives an eccentric life --- she travels with a popular circus in which the main acts star orphaned children with secret shape-shifting abilities. In Flo’s world, shifters are unknown to humans with the exception of a secret organization --— the EOS, referred to as “hunters.” Hunters capture and kill. Believing she has brought attention to the group, Flo feels dread and anxiety, causing her to make a mistake during her performance in front of the audience --- a mistake that triggers a violent attack from the hunters.
Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape and then return to her own body. Only there are a few catches...For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…
Zoe feels like she will live forever in her famous mother’s shadow. Jake struggles to find the right connections in friendship and in love. Mia keeps trying on new identities, looking for one that actually fits. Gregor thought he wanted to be more than just a band geek. And Whitney seems to have it all, until it’s all falling apart around her. Carolyn Mackler skillfully brings the stories of these five disparate teens together to create a distinct and cohesive whole --- a novel about how we can all affect one another’s lives in the most unexpected and amazing ways.
Away from her family Jessamy can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best contenders. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between two Fives competitors --- one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy --- causes heads to turn.
Twin sisters Kelsey and Michelle Maxfield look identical --- but they couldn't be more different. But despite their differences, Kelsey and Michelle can't live without each other --- until everything changes. When Michelle dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. As the only one who knows about her sister's boyfriend, Peter, Kelsey tries to tell him what happened to Michelle. But when she finally connects with Peter online, he thinks that Kelsey is Michelle and says that seeing her is the one thing keeping him alive. Caught up in the moment, Kelsey lets Peter believe that she is Michelle. But soon she finds herself falling for the one boy she shouldn't want.
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of 12 hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be.
Alana McCarthy forget a year of her life because of a horrific incident. Now she is to be executed for a crime she does not remember committing --- the murder of her entire family. Lost and alone, Alana is terrified of unlocking secrets buried so deep inside her mind that she's willing to forget the one person who could set her free. But Daniel Costello has not forgotten about Alana, and will do anything and everything to protect her. But will Alana and Daniel be able to uncover the truth before it is too late?
One day Deedra comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river --- a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet. But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart after the Magistrate's son is murdered and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.
Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp.
A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains --- a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. Tiuri's journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities.