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Return to the World of WARCROSS with WILDCARD

The stakes are higher than ever for Emika Chen as she struggles to learn the truth behind Hideo and Zero --- all with a bounty on her head.

Scott Westerfeld Returns to the World of UGLIES with IMPOSTORS

Frey and Rafi are inseparable, but Frey's very existence is a secret, because she is Rafi’s twin sister --- and her body double.

Find Out Why Everyone is Talking About CHECK, PLEASE!

A collection of the megapopular webcomic series, Ngozi Ukazu's debut is a graphic novel about hockey, bros & finding yourself.

Check Out Our September Guy-Brary Bookshelf!

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

Bestselling Author Sarah J. Maas Brings Out the Claws in SOULSTEALER

When the Bat's away, the Cat will play. It's time to see how many lives this cat really has.

Return to the World of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN

In a new collection of short stories, Roshani Chokshi explores new aspects of the Star-Touched world.

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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 HERETICS ANONYMOUS by Katie Henry, FRESH INK: An Anthology edited by Lamar Giles, WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU by A.E. Kaplan, DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY by Adib Khorram, and THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED by Kody Keplinger.

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The sixth global extinction is already under way, propelled by human activity on Earth. Step into the year 4847 with the help of stunning pop-ups portraying eight fantastical creatures, along with spreads and flaps with details about each one. Paper engineer Shawn Sheehy envisions the aftermath of extinction as a flourishing ecosystem centered around fictional creatures that could evolve from existing organisms. Perfect for science-fiction fans of all ages, this book offers a timeline of the six extinction events in Earth’s history, a “field guide” to each creature, a diagram of species relationships, a habitat map of the (imagined) ruins of Chicago and an illuminating author’s note.

For centuries, the high council in the city of Eldra has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion. Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council. Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her, and the fear that she may be inadequate. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city --- or themselves.

One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish --- and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure. 

In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret: She has an identical twin sister, Mira. For 18 years Ava and Mira have lived as one, maintaining an interchangeable existence down to the most telling detail. But when their charade is exposed, they must leave behind the father they love and fight for their lives. Branded as traitors, hunted as fugitives and pushed to discover just how far they’ll go in order to stay alive, Ava and Mira rush headlong into a terrifying unknown.

TALES FROM THE INNER CITY is a collection of incredibly original stories, rich with feeling, strangely moving, almost numinous. And when the reader comes to the artwork, it’s like walking into an amazing room, and then throwing open a curtain to see a brilliant scene that makes you understand and appreciate everything you’ve encountered in a deeper way.

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Contemporary Romance

When Louise’s boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It’s her senior year, anyway, and she’d rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper’s staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director’s inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey --- but as she’s learned, “dating while Native” can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey’s?

Last Pick by Jason Walz - Graphic Novel
Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old or too “disabled” to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens’ harsh authoritarian rule, humanity’s rejects do their best to survive. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It’s time for the kids last picked to step into the game.

From the moment of his birth, Elliot’s life has been governed by fear of almost everything, holding him prisoner in his room. The beast is kept at bay with a daily regimen of pills. But on Christmas Eve, a mix-up at the pharmacy threatens to unleash the beast full force and his mother must venture out in a raging snowstorm to a store that should be only minutes away. Hours later, when she still hasn’t returned, Elliot sees no choice but to push through his terror, leave the house and hunt for her. What happens if the last of his medication wears off and the beast starts scratching at the doors of his mind? 

Just when Grace getting used to being an orphan, her uncle suddenly comes forward to claim her. That might have been okay if he'd spoken to her even once since her father died. Or if moving in with him didn't mean returning to New Harbor. Grace once spent the best summers of her life in New Harbor. Now it just reminds her of all she's lost: her best friend, her boyfriend and any memory of the night that changed her life. Once she starts looking for it, the truth about that night is hard to find --- and what happens when her healing hurts the people she cares about the most?

When Cameron lands an internship with Congressman Billy Beck in Washington, DC, he thinks it is his ticket out of small town captivity. What he lacks in connections and Beltway polish he makes up in smarts, and he soon finds a friend in fellow staffer Ariel. That is, until she winds up dead. As rumors and accusations about her death fly around Capitol Hill, Cameron becomes the perfect candidate for an FBI investigation that he wants no part of. Before he knows it, he discovers DC’s darkest secrets as he races to expose a deadly conspiracy. If it doesn’t get him killed first.

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen - Historical Fiction

It’s 1871, and Emmeline is poised to take Chicago’s high society by storm. Between her father’s sudden wealth and her engagement to Chicago’s most eligible bachelor, Emmeline has it all. But she can’t stop thinking about the life she left behind, including Anders Magnuson. Fiona, Emmeline’s childhood best friend, is delighted by her friend’s rise to prominence, especially since it means Fiona is free to pursue Anders herself. But when Emmeline risks everything for one final fling with Anders, Fiona feels betrayed. As the summer turns to fall, friendships are tested, hearts are broken and the tiniest spark might set everything ablaze.