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Learn About Batman's Beginnings in Marie Lu's BATMAN

Before he was Batman, he was a teenage boy named Bruce Wayne. In this addition to the DC Icons series, we learn how he became a hero.

Bestselling Author Marieke Nijkamp Returns with BEFORE I LET GO

When Corey's best friend commits suicide, she must return to their remote, snow-covered Alaskan town to find out why.

Holly Black Invites Readers into a Web of Royal Faerie Intrigue

In THE CRUEL PRINCE, teenage Jude must navigate the highs and lows of the faerie court, in order to save her sisters and Faerie itself.

Don't Miss the Fantasy Everyone is Talking About!

In Sara Holland's EVERLESS, time is currency, and teenage Jules is running out of time to save her dying father.

Ultimate Reading List: Our MUST-Reads for January

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.

Check Out Our January Guy-Brary Bookshelf!

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

Features and Contests

January Teen Board Question
New year, new books, same amazing Teen Board! To kick off the new year, we asked our Teen Board members about some of their read-solutions, whether they involve reading a certain number of books, finishing a series or trying out a new genre or author. As a bonus, some members also shared the title of the first book they read this year. Click here to see some of their answers, and check back next time for part two!

Ultimate Reading List Monthly Update
One of our most popular features on Teenreads is our Ultimate Reading List, a selection of books that are compelling, beautifully written, pure fun, thought-provoking or edge-of-your-seat gripping --- books that we would hand to someone and say, “Read this!” Here are the titles we've added this month: AS YOU WISH by Chelsea Sedoti (Contemporary Fiction); BEFORE I LET GO by Marieke Nijkamp (Fiction/Magical Realism); A TAXONOMY OF LOVE by Rachael Allen (Contemporary Romance); and A QUIET KIND OF THUNDER by Sara Barnard (Contemporary Romance).

Latest Reviews

Life is real enough for Dylan --- especially as the sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network's show, "Prince in Disguise," Dylan has to face reality TV. As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty's maid of honor. At least there's Jamie, an bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan's stress...if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.

A Dangerous Year by Kes Trester - Mystery/Suspense

As the daughter of an ambassador, 17-year-old Riley has grown up in some of the world's most dangerous cities, learning all about survival from her dad's security chief. When Riley is caught up in a violent incident, the State Department steps in, offering an all-expense paid senior year at Harrington Academy. The catch: she must use her skills to keep her eye on heiress Hayden, the daughter of a billionaire. As Riley's relationship with Hayden thaws into her first opportunity at true friendship, the danger around her roommate heats up. Riley must fight for her life and Hayden's --- and the security of a nation --- as those around her reveal themselves to be true friends, or the ultimate betrayers.

Haley Stevenson seems like she's got it all together: cheer captain, "Princess" of Juniper Falls and voted Most Likely to Get Things Done. But below the surface, she's struggling with a less-than-stellar GPA and still reeling from the loss of her first love. Fletcher Scott has always been the invisible guy, warming the bench on the hockey team. Suddenly, he's finding he wants more: more time on the ice, and more time with his infuriatingly perfect summer-school study partner. But leave it to a girl who requires perfection to shake up a boy who's ready to break all the rules.

The Closest I've Come by Fred Aceves - Contemporary Fiction

Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend. When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his crew, too, and start to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn’t about acting tough and being macho; it’s about being true to yourself.

After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life --- as well as her country --- may be lost. 

Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman - Historical Fiction

When Reece Murphy is forcibly dragged into the Rose Riders gang  because of a mysterious gold coin in his possession, he vows to find the man who gave him the piece and turn him over to the gang in exchange for freedom. Never does he expect a lead to come from an aspiring female journalist. But when Reece's path crosses with Charlotte Vaughn after a botched train robbery and she mentions a promising rumor about a gunslinger from Prescott, it becomes apparent that she will be his ticket to freedom --- or a noose. 

BECAUSE I WAS A GIRL is an inspiring collection of true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges, and opportunities they've faced…because of their gender. Edited by #1 New York Times-bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, the collection includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray and Margaret Stohl; industry pioneers like Dolores Huerta, Trish McEvoy and Holly Knight; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.

On his first day at a new school, blind 16-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right? As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him --- and face the consequences. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated --- and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. Corey knows something is wrong, but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter....

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu - Action Adventure

Gotham City's elites are being taken out one by one by a mysterious group called the Nightwalkers. Meanwhile, Bruce is about to become 18 and inherit his family's fortune. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice and is sentenced to community service at Arkham Asylum. The most intriguing inmate in Arkham is Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?

RoseBlood by A. G. Howard - Fantasy

Rune, who has an angelic voice, has a mysterious sickness that leaves her sick and drained at the end of every performance. Convinced creative direction will cure her, her mother ships her off to a French boarding school for the arts, rumored to have a haunted past. Shortly after arriving at RoseBlood conservatory, Rune starts to believe something otherworldly is indeed afoot. When Rune begins to develop a secret friendship with the elusive Thorn, she realizes that in his presence she feels cured. As their love continues to grow, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or save her and face the wrath of the phantom, the only father he’s ever known.

Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendant of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history. The imperial tradition of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage. But before she does her duty, she'll have one summer of freedom in a far corner of empire. Posing as a commoner in Toronto, she meets Helena, daughter of one of the empire's greatest geneticists, and August, the heir to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena and August discover they share an extraordinary bond and maybe a one-in-a-million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process.