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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.

Read 13 Tales of Villainy in BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME

In this anthology, 13 authors team up with 13 BookTubers to expose the true intentions and feelings behind their deliciously evil characters.

The Lives of Three Young Women Intertwine in MIDNIGHT AT THE ELECTRIC

In this spellbinding book, author Jodi Lynn Anderson looks at three lives divided by time & space to show how love and determination can change one's fate.

Check Out Our June Guy-Brary Bookshelf!

Action, adventure and romance are just some of the great genres you'll find in this month's Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary Bookshelf.

Features and Contests

July Teen Board Question
Summer is the season for blockbusters --- aka the movies that nearly everyone rushes out to see. While we love a good movie, the ones that really draw our attention are the ones based on books. Since we have movies on the brain, we asked our Teen Board members how they feel about seeing their favorite books brought to life on the big screen. Click here to find out whether or not they prefer to read the book first, which adaptations are their favorites and which ones they feel missed the mark.

 

Beach Bag of Books 2017
It's time to think about summer reading --- and we're not talking about the list of books you'll be receiving for Required Summer Reading from school. We're talking about the kinds of books that you're glad you now have time to kick back with and enjoy. 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. Enter now through Monday, August 7th at noon ET for your chance to be one of five lucky readers who will win a copy of each of the featured books.

Latest Reviews

Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can't. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.

Imagine you've just managed to catch your train and you realize it's the wrong one. You'd be annoyed of course, but not scared...yet. Imagine you get off the wrong train at the next station hoping to catch one back the way you came. But the station is empty. Again, you'd be annoyed, but not scared...yet. Imagine someone comes to the station, a stranger who starts to tell you stories to help pass the time. But these aren't any old stories --- they're nightmares that come with a price to pay. And you want them to stop. 

Rosie Girl by Julie Shepard - Mystery/Thriller

After her father passes away, seventeen-year-old Rosie is forced to live with her abusive stepmom and her deadbeat boyfriend. Desperate for a reason to leave, Rosie finds a letter her dad wrote years ago, a letter confessing that Rosie's birth mother isn't dead, as she believed, but alive somewhere. Rosie resolves to find her birth mom, and she'll put everything on the line to make that happen. Things begin to unravel quickly and, as Rosie and her best friend Mary get closer to finally uncovering the truth about Rosie's mom, Rosie comes face to face with a secret she never saw coming.

Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era. By turns hilarious and inspiring, the beautifully illustrated QUEER, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE is for anyone who wants the real story of the queer rights movement.

Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein - Contemporary Romance

Rainie doesn’t have a “passion” like her friends do. She’s more of a dabbler --- quick to give up and move on. But as graduation approaches, she wishes she had more direction. So when gorgeous Tuck gives a monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she’s been feeling lately, it’s a sign! Tuck is her passion. How could she not have seen it before? Rainie convinces her ex-BFF to let her work at the same summer job as Tuck. She’s got a foolproof plan to date him. But when she arrives, Rainie discovers things aren't that simple.

Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option --- to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
Wildman by J.C. Geiger - Fiction
When Lance's '93 Buick breaks down in the middle of nowhere, he tells himself Don't panic. After all, he's valedictorian of his class. Nothing can stop Lance Hendricks. But the locals don't know that. Stuck in a small town, Lance could be anyone: a delinquent, a traveler, a maniac. One of the townies calls him Wildman, and a new world opens up.

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill - Thriller/Suspense

It seems too good to be true when Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of 10, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later. Except that boy isn’t Daniel Tate. A young con artist who’s been taking on false identities for years, this impostor has stumbled onto the scam of a lifetime. Now that he’s finally found a place to belong, he doesn’t question his luck. Until he realizes that maybe Daniel isn’t missing at all. Maybe someone knows what really happened to the boy he’s pretending to be…and if he can’t uncover the truth, he could be next the next Daniel Tate to disappear.

Now I Rise by Kiersten White - Historical Fiction

After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. She storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself --- but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally - Contemporary Romance

All of Maggie's focus and free time is spent swimming: she's training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But it's not until Maggie's away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the "typical" high school experience she's missed by being in the pool. Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to sacrifice in the water to win at love?

It has been over a year since the invasion of Earth was thwarted in Pittacus Lore’s UNITED AS ONE. But in order to win, our alien allies known as the Garde unleashed their Loric energy that spread throughout the globe. Now human teenagers have begun to develop incredible powers of their own, known as Legacies.