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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

Lexi Philips is a confident, talented girl just entering middle school when a misunderstanding during a volleyball match leads to the loss of her friends, and to them relentlessly bullying her via social media. The torment inflicted on Lexi by these mean girls reduces her to a ghost of herself. She believes the posts saying she is ugly, or fat, or skinny, and unworthy of love...until her parents urge her to look to herself for strength and not allow bullies to define her. Lexi finds the power within herself to overcome cyberbullying. And in a twist of karmic fate, the tables turn on her tormenters on social media.

Sophia tells the heart-wrenching story of her parents’ divorce. She was just 11 years old, happy and enjoying life with her mom, dad and little brother when unexpectedly, one night, a violent argument disrupted her sleep and shattered her life. The next morning, her parents told her the dreaded news --- they were getting divorced. Her dad was moving to California, while Sophia and her brother would stay with their mom. First, she blamed herself. But then, she remembered a note a teacher once wrote on her report card, and was inspired to focus on bringing both parents back into her life.

The Resolutions by Mia Garcia - Contemporary Fiction

From hiking trips to four-person birthday parties to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan and Nora have always been inseparable. But now with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan. Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year’s Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them to one another --- dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, find your calling outside your mom’s Puerto Rican restaurant, finally learn Spanish and say yes to everything. But as the year unfolds, Jess, Lee, Ryan and Nora each test the bonds that hold them together. And amid first loves, heartbreaks and life-changing decisions, beginning again is never as simple as it seems.

When Owen Foster's mother shows up at his elite boarding school, he learns that his privileged life has been funded by stolen money. After using the family business to embezzle millions and drain his employees' retirement accounts, Owen's father vanished without a trace. Owen returns to his small hometown to finish his senior year, where people he hardly remembers despise him for his father's crimes. His only refuge is the sprawling orchard he works at after school, owned by a man named Gus, who seems to know Owen better than he knows himself. As Owen uncovers a terrible injustice, he must face a shocking truth about his past --- and write a better future.

Eighteen-year-old mechanic Sawyer did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother's "society" might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life --- her father's identity --- she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses and bigger egos. As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer's search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer - Science Fiction

As Insomnia, Nova is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. As Nightmare, she is an Anarchist, a group of of villains who are determined to destroy the Renegades. Nova wants vengeance against the so-called heroes who once failed her when she needed them most. But as Nova, her feelings for Adrian are deepening, despite the fact that he is the son of her enemies. In the second installment of the Renegades trilogy, Nova and Adrian are faced with escalating crime in Gatlon City, while covert weapons and conflicting missions have them questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also the feelings they have for each other.

MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite superhero. When handsome Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble. Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks…

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson - Science Fiction

Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's --- a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he deserted his team, hurting Spensa's chances of attending flight school. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

Girls of Paper and Fire Written by Natasha Ngan with a Foreword by James Patterson - Fantasy

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth. Lei is a member of the Paper caste --- and the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, she does the unthinkable --- she falls in love, and her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life.

Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden in a monastery while her stepmother, Xifeng, rules as Empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Jade doesn't want the crown, but she knows she is the only one who can dethrone the Empress and set the world right. Ready to returm as rightful heir, Jade embarks on a quest to raise the Dragon Lords and defeat Xifeng and the Serpent God. But will the same darkness that took Xifeng take Jade, too? Or will she find the strength within to save herself, her friends and her empire?