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Chip Kidd - Associate Art Director at Alfred A. Knopf - Part 2

Get the inside scoop on all things book design --- from covers to fonts to philosophy --- in Part 2 of our interview with Chip Kidd!

Observe This Important Month with Some Great Titles

Our roundup includes everything from MOCKINGBIRD to LOOK ME IN THE EYE. Check it out, here!

Check Out Our Updated List of the "Ultimate" Teen Titles!

Click here to see our most popular feature...a list of more than 400 titles we think every teen should read (and will LOVE to read)!

Why Would Quentin Flee into the Quag?

Everyone knows there's nothing in that dark forest but certain death. But Vega thinks Quentin knew something more...and she's determined to find out what.

 

 

Celebrate the Season with Our Second Annual Spring Fling Contest!

Enter before May 1st for your chance to win seven great YA books in an official Teenreads.com tote!

Hades and Persephone Get a Makeover in This New Fantasy Series

Into the Dark is an exciting YA trilogy based on Bree's love of music, mythology and really hot princes

Features and Contests

What Makes  the Teen Board LOLWR (Laugh Out Loud While Reading)

The month of April starts off with April Fool’s Day, a day of jokes, pranks and other hilarious hijinks. What’s the funniest book you’ve ever read, and what about it made you laugh? (Also, full credit to Teen Board member Emily P., who used the term LOLWR in her answer. I think we should all start using it as much as possible). Click here to read the Board's answers!

 

Indies Introduce Debut Authors Spring 2014 Titles

The American Booksellers Association (ABA) just selected their "Indies Introduce Debut Authors" spring 2014 titles, and we're so excited to share their YA picks with you! All of the books were selected by booksellers and written by brand new authors. Click here to see their 10 choices, and make sure to look out for them in the spring!

YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA selected the 98 best books published for young adults in the last year, and also made a top ten list. Click here to see the top ten, and click here to see the complete list.

Cool & New

Our April roundup includes DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Page and DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS by Laini Taylor.

Side by Side

 

Read our Emily Dickinson Side by Side, featuring Jenny Hubbard (AND WE STAY), Robin Herrera (HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL) and Michaela MacColl (NOBODY’S SECRET

Latest Reviews

Over the course of one school year --- seventh grade --- 12-year-old Kevin Brockmeier sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief.

Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. At some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to another guy’s body, and well, here he is. He’s still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him changed. If the new Travis and the old Travis find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars.
Going Over by Beth Kephart - Youth Historical Fiction

It is February 1983, and Berlin is a divided city with a miles-long barricade separating east from west. But the city isn't the only thing that is divided. Ada lives among the rebels, punkers, and immigrants of Kreuzberg in West Berlin. Stefan lives in East Berlin, in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain. Bound by love and separated by circumstance, their only chance for a life together lies in a high-risk escape. But will Stefan find the courage to leap? Or will forces beyond his control stand in his way? 

Desert Angel by Charlie Price - Young Adult Suspense

 

After her mother is murdered by a lowlife named Scotty, 14-year-old Angel is left with nothing. But she must flee her desert trailer before Scotty, an expert tracker and hunter, returns to finish her off too…

Emilie and the Sky World by Martha Wells - Young Adult Fantasy

When Emilie and Daniel arrive in Silk Harbor, Professor Abindon, an old colleague of the Marlendes, warns them that she's observed something strange and potentially deadly in the sky, a disruption in an upper air aether current. But as the Marlendes investigate further, they realize it's a ship from another aetheric plane. It may be just a friendly explorer, or something far more sinister, but they will have to take an airship into the dangerous air currents to find out. Emilie joins the expedition and finds herself deep in personal entanglements, with an angry uncle, an interfering brother, and an estranged mother to worry about - not to mention a lost family of explorers, the strange landscapes of the upper air, and the deadly menace that inhabits the sky world.

Loyalty. Envy. Obligation. Dreams. Disappointment. Fear. Negligence. Coping. Elation. Lust. Nature. Freedom. Heartbreak. Insouciance. Audacity. Gluttony. Belief. God. Karma. Knowing what you want (there is probably a French word for it). Saying Yes. Destiny. Truth. Devotion. Forgiveness. Life. Happiness (ever after).

Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything --- their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college --- behind them.

Panic by Lauren Oliver - Young Adult

Panic --- a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher --- began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations and the possibility of first love for each of them --- and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.

Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
 
This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time ---a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. 
Far From You by Tess Sharpe - Young Adult Mystery Fiction
Sophie Winters nearly died. Twice.
The first time, she's fourteen, and escapes a near-fatal car accident with scars, a bum leg, and an addiction to Oxy that'll take years to kick. 
The second time, she's seventeen, and it's no accident. Sophie and her best friend Mina are confronted by a masked man in the woods. Sophie survives, but Mina is not so lucky. When the cops deem Mina's murder a drug deal gone wrong, casting partial blame on Sophie, no one will believe the truth: Sophie has been clean for months, and it was Mina who led her into the woods that night for a meeting shrouded in mystery.
After a forced stint in rehab, Sophie returns home to a chilly new reality. Mina's brother won't speak to her, her parents fear she'll relapse, old friends have become enemies, and Sophie has to learn how to live without her other half. To make matters worse, no one is looking in the right places and Sophie must search for Mina's murderer on her own. But with every step, Sophie comes closer to revealing all: about herself, about Mina and about the secret they shared.
Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley - Young Adult Fantasy

Aria Morse is an Oracle, blessed—or cursed—with the gift of prophecy.  Ask her anything, and the truth spills out immediately. But Aria’s answers sound like nonsense, even to herself… just as they did at Delphi 2500 years ago.
 
To cope, Aria has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight—until Jade Price, the closest person she has to a friend, disappears.  All of a sudden, everyone around her has questions. The “nonsense” Aria spouts becomes a matter of life and death.
 
She may be the only one who can find out what happened to Jade.  But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she comes to being the next target of someone else who hides in plain sight. Someone with a very dark plan.