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Ultimate Reading List: Our MUST-Reads for September

We're now updating our Ulitimate Reading List each month instead of once a year. Click here to see the titles we're recommending this month.

Leigh Bardugo Reimagines the Super Life of Wonder Woman in WARBRINGER

In WARBRINGER, bestselling author Bardugo tells the story of Wonder Woman's history and the friendships & loyalty that make her super.

Return to NYC's Most Dazzling Tower in THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS

With all the glamour and drama of THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR, Katharine McGee invites readers back to the world of the future's elite.

Twin Sisters Discover a Mysterious Curse in WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE

In Lana Popovic's debut, twin sisters with dazzling magical powers learn the truth behind their powers and their family's past.

Check Out Our August Guy-Brary Bookshelf!

We’re back with our August Guy-Brary update recommending guy-friendly books releasing throughout the month!

Teenreads is Getting Ultimate --- Monthly

Starting this month, we're updating our Ulitimate Reading List each month instead of once a year. Click here to see the titles we're recommending this month.

Features and Contests

September Teen Board Question
It’s back-to-school season here at Teenreads and we're welcoming a whole new Teen Board onto our site. To celebrate our new Board and the start of the school year, we asked our Teen Board members to tell us about the best book they were assigned to read during a recent school year, as well as which fall release they're most excited to read. As a bonus, we also asked our members to let us know how they manage juggling assigned reading with pleasure reading. Click here to see the first half of their answers, and check back soon for Part 2!
 

Ultimate Reading List Monthly Update
Starting in August, we're updating our most popular feature every month! That's right, you can now learn about our Ultimate Reading List must-reads as they release, instead of waiting for our annual update. Some of the titles we're adding this month are SOLO by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess; MILES MORALES (Spider-Man) by Jason Reynolds, with illustrations by Kadir Nelson; THIS IS NOT THE END by Chandler Baker; LITTLE & LION by Brandy Colbert; and THE AUTHENTICS by Abdi Nazemia. Click here to see all of this month's must-reads.

Latest Reviews

Ever since Esther’s grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther doesn’t know what her great fear is yet, so she keeps a list of potential phobias, or worst nightmares, in her pocket. When Esther is pickpocketed by an old classmate named Jonah, he discovers her list and the two become friends. Jonah sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn’t counted on: love.

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart - Psychological Suspense

From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller WE WERE LIARS comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel --- the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Nothing by Annie Barrows - Contemporary Fiction

Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie. Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels. They don’t have flowing red hair, and hot romantic encounters never happen. They just go to high school and live at home with their parents, who are pretty normal. But when Charlotte decides to write down everything that happens during their sophomore year, she’s surprised to find that being 15 isn’t as boring as she thought. It’s weird, heartbreaking, silly and complicated. And maybe, just perfect.

When Jude's best friend is found dead in a swimming pool, her family calls it an accident. Her friends call it suicide. But Jude calls it what it is: murder. And someone has to pay. Now everyone is a suspect --- family and friends alike. And Jude is digging up the past like bones from a shallow grave. Anything to get closer to the truth. But that's the thing about secrets. Once they start turning up, nothing is sacred. And Jude's got a few skeletons of her own.

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia is a Warbringer, a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies in hopes of saving both their worlds against the tides of war.

New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets...But unbeknownst to them all, someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. And in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall.

Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she's stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF's gone ghost. When Tatum discovers she's not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. 

The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble - Historical Fantasy

All 16-year-old Tommin wants is to make beautiful shoes and care for his beloved grandmother, but his insatiable need to steal threatens to destroy everything. When mysterious Lorcan Reilly arrives in town with his “niece,” Eve, Tommin believes the fellow wants to help him. Instead, Lorcan whisks him off to the underground realm of the Leprechauns, where, alongside Eve, he’s forced to prepare to become one of them. As Lorcan’s plans for his “gold-children” are slowly revealed, Tommin and Eve plan their escape. But with Tommin’s humanity slipping away, the fate-crossed pair has everything to lose.

Solo Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess - Contemporary Fiction

Blade Morrison knows the life of a rock star isn’t really about the glitz and glamour. Nothing can’t make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun. Now, Blade is left to figure out life with the help of his mentor, Robert, his girlfriend Chapel, and his music. But when he discovers a deeply protected family secret, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself.

The master has been unmasked. Rho's world has been turned upside down. With her loved ones in peril and all the stars set against her, can the young Guardian from House Cancer muster the strength to keep fighting? Or has she finally found her match in a master whose ambition to rule knows no limits?