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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.

Check Out Our Beach Bag of Books Feature!

Summer may be wrapping up, but there is still time to add these awesome titles to your TBR!

Kasie West Delivers the Perfect Beach Read with LUCKY IN LOVE

When Maddie wins the lottery, everything changes. The only person who treats her normally is Seth, but what will happen when he learns the truth?

FIRST WE WERE IV Takes Friendship to a Terrifying New Level

Alexandra Sirowy explores the power of loyalty and herd mentality in this riveting book about a group of friends and their secret order.

Check Out Our July Guy-Brary Bookshelf!

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

Take a Grand Tour of Europe with THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE

In this 18th century frolic from Paris to Rome, a bisexual young lord learns to deal with his thoughtless actions while crushing on his best friend.

Features and Contests

August Teen Board Question
The September 2016 - August 2017 cycle of the Teen Board is officially wrapping it up, and we thought we'd take a moment to look back on all of the good times with this month's questions. Click here to find out what our Teen Board members enjoyed most about their time on the board, their favorite book of the year and what advice they have for members of the next group.
 

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.
 

Beach Bag of Books 2017
The way we see it, it wouldn't be summer without sun, surf and great reading. You supply the beach chair, and we'll provide the fantastic fiction in our Eleventh Annual Teenreads.com Beach Bag of Books Feature and Contest. We have already selected our five lucky winners, but be sure to check out our feature to see which books you need to add to your TBR ASAP.

Latest Reviews

Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book will have you itching to create your own apps, games and robots to make the world a better place.

Ruth, Magda and Isabel are different from everyone else. They can see beneath the seemingly perfect, cookie-cutter exterior of their small town of Highbone, Long Island. They know that below the surface, each house is filled with secrets, indifference and violence. When the opportunity to commit the perfect crime appears, the girls finally start to see their way out of Highbone. But for the first time, Ruth, Magda and Isabel are keeping secrets from each other. 

Gifted by H. A. Swain - Science Fiction

Zimri Robinson, a natural musical prodigy, is a "plebe" --- a worker at the enormous warehouse that supplies an on-line marketplace that has supplanted all commerce. Her grueling schedule and her grandmother's illness can't keep her from making music --- even if it is illegal. Orpheus and Zimri are not supposed to meet. He is meant for greatness; she is not. But sometimes, rules are meant to be broken.

All the Ways the World Can End by Abby Sher - Contemporary Fiction

Lenny (short for Eleanor) feels like the world is about to end. Her best friend is moving to San Francisco and her dad is dying. To cope with her stress Lenny is making a list of all the ways the world can end --- designer pathogens, blood moon prophecies, alien invasion --- and stockpiling supplies in a bunker in the backyard. In a time of complete uncertainty, one thing's for sure: Lenny's about to see how everything is ending and beginning. All at the same time.

Grace, tough and wise, has nearly given up on wishes, thanks to a childhood spent with her unpredictable, larger-than-life mother. But this summer, Grace meets Eva, a girl who believes in dreams, despite her own difficult circumstances. One fateful evening, Eva climbs through a window in Grace’s room, setting off a chain of stolen nights on the beach. When Eva tells Grace that she likes girls, Grace’s world opens up and she begins to believe in happiness again.

Winter didn't ask to be the guardian of the wood, but when her dad inexplicably vanishes, she's the one who must protect travelers who accidentally slip through the wood's portals. The wood is poisoned, changing into something more sinister. Once brightly colored leaves are now bubbling inky black. Vicious creatures that live in the shadows are becoming bolder, torturing lost travelers. Winter must now put her trust in Henry --- a young man from eighteenth century England who knows more than he should about the wood --- in order to find the truth and those they've lost.

Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the “Nose Jobs” in the clique led by her former best friend, Heidi Javadi. Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. And it’s getting harder to know who she even is any longer.

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a devil --- her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life --- she finds her trade may be more than she bargained for. With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something like love grows between them amidst an otherworldly ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: can she give James her heart when it's no longer hers to give?

The only thing worse than having your boyfriend dump you is having him dump you for your best friend. For Everly Morgan the betrayal came out of nowhere. One moment she had what seemed like the perfect high school relationship, and the next, she wanted to avoid the two most important people in her life. Every time she sees them kiss in the hallways her heart breaks a little more. The last thing on Everly’s mind is getting into another relationship, but when she meets Gabe in her therapist’s waiting room she can’t deny their immediate connection.

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman - Contemporary Romance

After his father’s stroke, Max Holden isn't himself. As his long-time friend, Jillian Eldridge only wants to help. When Max climbs through her window one night, Jill knows she shouldn't let him kiss her. But she can’t resist, but Jill swears it'll never happen again. The two starts spending more and more time together. And even though her father disapproves and Max has a girlfriend, not kissing Max is easier said than done. Will Jill follow her heart and allow their friendship to blossom into something more, or will she listen to her head and stop kissing Max Holden once and for all?

In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody - Contemporary Fiction

Three years ago, Kennedy Rhodes secretly made the most important decision of her life. She declined her acceptance to the prestigious Windsor Academy to attend the local public school with her longtime crush, who had finally asked her out. It seems it was the right choice... until she walks in on Austin kissing her best friend, and she wonders if maybe her life would have been better if she'd made the other choice. As fate would have it, she's about to find out...

Teva goes to school, studies for her exams and spends time with her friends. To the rest of the world, she’s a normal teenager. But when she goes home, she’s anything but normal. Due to a genetic abnormality, Teva unwillingly clones herself every year.  As her birthday rolls around, Teva is all too aware that time is running out. She knows that the next clone will soon seize everything she holds dear.