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What's better than snuggling up with a great book in the fall? From now through Friday, November 4th at noon ET, you can enter to win some great fall reads!

Get Blown Away With The Fifth Installment Of The Throne Of Glass Series

Aelin Galathynius must work harder than ever to keep her world from crumbling when the possibility of war hangs in the distance.

Read Our Interview with Matt Phelan and a Review of SNOW WHITE

In this gorgeous reimagining of the classic tale, Samantha White must protect herself from her evil stepmother in Depression-era Manhattan.

Journey to the Magical World of Los Lagos with LABYRINTH LOST

Zoraida Cordova introduces a new series featuring Alex, a teenage bruja, or witch. But when she tries to deny her powers, terrible things happen.
 

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.

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

 

September Teen Board Question
It’s back-to-school season here at Teenreads, so we decided to ask our new Teen Board Members about the best book they were assigned to read during a recent school year. As a bonus, we also asked what fall release each member was most excited to read outside of school and their methods for juggling assigned reading with personal reading. Click here to check out their answers!

Cool & New

Our September roundup includes OPERATION TENLEY from Jennifer Gooch Hummer; PASADENA, by award-winning author Sherri L. Smith; and TALES OF THE PECULIAR by Ransom Riggs.

New in Paperback

 

In paperback titles this month we have THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO by Huntley Fitzpatrick; THE SILENCE OF SIX by E.C. Myers; and A MADNESS SO DISCREET from Mindy McGinnis.

Latest Reviews

Falter Kingdom by Michael J. Seidlinger - Young Adult Fantasy

Hunter Warden just wants to watch unboxing videos and be lulled to sleep by the monotone voices and smooth talking YouTube hosts. He wants his parents to either totally leave him alone or be around for once. After a few beers, Hunter decides to go for a run in Falter Kingdom. When you run the gauntlet at Falter Kingdom, a tunnel next to a park on the outskirts of suburbia, one of two things can happen --- nothing or you catch a demon. The cold spots, locked doors, scratches on the wall and disappearing laptop immediately alert Hunter to the fact that a demon is haunting him. Hunter knows that he should get rid of it, but he can't help but enjoy the company of "H," despite this demon's sinister intentions.

Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It's been six years since she chose to live with her affluent father in Miami instead of her history-obsessed eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead. But while Sleepy Hollow was made immortal by literature, the town is real. So are its prejudices and hatred, targeting Mica's Cuban family and the secrets of their heritage that her mother obsessed over. But ghostly voices whisper in the wind, questioning whether her mother’s death might not have been an accident after all, and Mica knows there's a reason she's here.
When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt's home, it's immediately clear that the "blood manor" is cursed. The creaking of the house and the stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too --- the questions that Silla can't ignore: Who is the beautiful boy that's appeared from the woods? Who is the man that her little sister sees, but no one else? And why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer?

Shauna, Kitty and Jess must band together to unearth the truth about Mary's death, to put her soul to rest for good. Their search leads them back to where it all began --- Solomon's Folly, a place as dangerous as the ghost who died there a century and a half ago. Quicksand, hidden traps and a phantom fog are the least of their worries. To stop Mary, they need to follow a dark string of clues and piece together a gruesome mystery that spans generations.

Gamescape: Overworld by Emma Trevayne - Young Adult Fiction

In a futuristic version of Earth where society is mostly controlled by a company that produces an addictive virtual reality game called Chimera, Miguel Anderson is sick and dying --- unless he can win a biometric heart by reaching Level 25 and picking any prize he wants. When the game runners announce a global competition, Miguel enters and becomes a team leader, which is new for him. The game becomes a delicate power play between unexpected players. 

Leah Lobermier dreams of becoming a doctor, but it’s hard to stay focused on getting good grades when boys make oinking sounds at her in school. Leah’s skinny and popular "friends," Kristy and Corinne, aren’t much better. When the girls convince a handsome older man to buy them beer, Leah takes his phone number and calls him, pretending to be Kristy --- coy and confident --- and they develop a relationship, talking and texting day after day. But as the lie she created grows beyond her control, can Leah put a stop to things before she --- or Kristy --- is seriously hurt?

Gutless by Carl Deuker - Fiction

With good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies away from physical contact. He also avoids provoking the star quarterback, Hunter Gates, well known for his bullying tactics. Hunter struggles on the field, causing him to act even more like the bully he is, lashing out at not only Brock but also Brock’s friend, the quiet Richie Fang. Brock wants to stand up for Fang, but he is younger and smaller. But when the bullying goes too far, will Brock be able to face his fears and prove to himself that he is brave enough?

The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another. . .More Beautiful . . . KILL." 
Into White by Randi Pink - Young Adult Fiction

LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. After a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were...anything but black. And then a higher power answers her prayer, and suddenly Toya is white, blonde and popular. Now what?

Merritt Wenner has been selfdestructing ever since the deaths of her grandmother and her horse. Her parents, looking for a quick fix, ship her off to an equine-assisted therapy program. Merritt meets Red: a failed racehorse and a terror in the barn. Soon they’re sneaking rides after curfew. Red’s owner, recognizing their potential, funds their launch into the hunter/jumper circuit.  Merritt finds herself attracted to both Red’s groom, Beatrice, and Carvin, a rival rider. But in Red’s mind, Merritt belongs to him alone. And Merritt can’t imagine the lengths Red will go to keep her to himself.

Luke Grayson’s life might as well be over when he’s sent to live with his Baptist pastor father in rural Tennessee after getting kicked out of his DC private school. His bad-boy status has made him an easy target for Grant Parker, the local golden boy with a violent streak. But things change when, after a freak accident, Luke replaces Grant at the top of the pyramid and becomes a hero. But Luke’s newfound fame comes with a price. Nobody knows the truth about what happened to Grant Parker except for Luke, and the longer he keeps living the lie, the more like Grant he becomes.

Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes forever.

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex Craft uncaged the language she knows best --- the language of violence. While her own crime went unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack Fisher, the star athlete who still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s daughter who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Then one night at a party, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.