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New Graphic Novels Tell Stories By Teens For Teens

New from Zuiker Press comes CLICK and MEND, two graphic novels focusing on some real issues that affect teens: cyberbullying and divorce.

KINGDOM IF ASH is the Fantastic Conclusion to Sarah J. Maas’s Epic Series

Enter Aelin’s world where she risks everything. The end means she must overcome torture and battle her way to the salvation of her people.

From Bestselling Author Tahereh Mafi Comes A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA

For Shirin building walls is how she protects herself, until she meets a boy willing to try and break them down. Love can be a bit scary.

THE DARKEST STAR is a Lux World Full of Betrayal and Buried Secrets

In Jennifer Armentrout’s latest book, a new world is opening up before Evie’s eyes when she falls for an alien from a world far different from hers.

Return to Kos In the Sequel to the Acclaimed BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT

Taj is free in Tochi Onyebuchi’s newest book, but still burdened by the dark powers of Queen Karima. Will he return and prevail --- or perish?

Ultimate Reading List: Our MUST-Reads for October

Check out the books we recommend this month!

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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!” This month, we're adding (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health edited by Kelly Jensen (Anthology); DAMSEL by Elana K. Arnold (Dark Fantasy); DRY by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman (Science Fiction); DEAR EVAN HANSEN by Val Emmich, with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Contemporary Fiction); HEY, KIDDO by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Graphic Novel/Memoir); and A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA by Tahereh Mafi (Historical Fiction).

Latest Reviews

Six years ago, sisters Evelyn and Philippa were swept away to a strange and beautiful kingdom called the Woodlands, where they lived for years. But ever since they returned to their lives in post-WWII England, they have struggled to adjust. Ev desperately wants to return to the Woodlands, and Philippa just wants to move on. When Ev goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.

Ella Cleary has always been good at reading people. Her family has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses --- her Gram Helen sees every sound, and her uncle Joe can literally taste words. Ella’s own synesthesia manifests itself as the ability to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions…until she meets a guy she just can’t read. Alec is a mystery to Ella, a handsome, enigmatic young journalist who makes her feel normal for the first time in her life. That is, until he reveals the real reason why he sought her out --- he wants to learn the truth behind her parents’ deaths.

That Night by Amy Giles - Contemporary

The year since a mass shooting shook their Queens neighborhood has played out differently for Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by that night in eerily similar and deeply personal ways. As Jess struggles to take care of her depressed mother and Lucas takes up boxing under the ever-watchful eye of his overprotective parents, their paths converge. They slowly become friends and then something more, learning to heal and move forward together. But what does it mean to love after an unspeakable tragedy?

Crown of Thunder by Tochi Onyebuchi - Young Adult Fantasy

Taj is headed west, but the consequences of leaving Kos behind confront him at every turn. With Arzu's help, Taj and Aliya make it to the village of her ancestors, home of the tastahlik, sin-eaters with Taj's same ability to both battle and call forth sins. As Taj comes to terms with his new magic, he realizes there are two very different groups of tastahlik: one using their powers for good, the other for more selfish ends. Meanwhile, Karima is on his heels, sending dark warnings to the little village where he's hiding. Taj will have to go back and face her before she sends her most deadly weapon --- Taj's former best friend, Bo.

Frey, Ovie, Juniper and Runa are the Boneless Mercies --- girls hired to kill quickly, quietly and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies' one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere.

Teodora di Sangro is used to hiding her magical ability to transform enemies into music boxes and mirrors. Then she meets Cielo and everything changes as Cielo shows Teodora what her life could be like if she masters her powers. And not a moment too soon:  the ruler of Vinalia has poisoned the patriarchs of the country’s five controlling families, including Teodora’s father, and demands that each family send a son to the palace. If she wants to save her family, Teodora must travel to the capital --- as a boy. But the road to the capital, and to bridling her powers, is full of enemies and complications, including the one she least expects: falling in love.

Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity's war with the aliens. When she's caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head...

What's better than one deliciously cozy, swoon-worthy holiday story? Four of them, from some of today's bestselling authors. From KASIE WEST, a snowy road trip takes an unexpected detour when secrets and crushes are revealed. From AIMEE FRIEDMAN, a Hanukkah miracle may just happen when a Jewish girl working as a department store elf finds love. From MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, Christmas Eve gets a plot twist when a high school couple exchange surprising presents. From NIC STONE, a scavenger hunt amid the holiday crowds at an airport turns totally romantic.

Jack has a lot of sex --- and he's not ashamed of it. While he's sometimes ostracized, and gossip constantly rages about his sex life, Jack always believes that "it could be worse." But then, the worse unexpectedly strikes: When Jack starts writing a teen sex advice column for an online site, he begins to receive creepy and threatening love letters that attempt to force Jack to curb his sexuality and personality. Now it's up to Jack and his best friends to uncover the stalker --- before their love becomes dangerous.