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Secret Agendas Combine with Deadly Consequences in FOUR DEAD QUEENS

In Astrid Scholte's debut, Quadara's most skilled thief becomes entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four ruling queens dead.

Senior Year Comes with Tough Choices in RAYNE & DELILAH'S MIDNITE MATINEE

Best friends Delia and Josie love hosting their campy creature feature show, but with the end of senior year approaching, they have to face their futures.

THE ART OF LOSING is a Poignant Debut about Love, Addiction and Sisterhood

In Lizzy Mason's book, Harley must confront her feelings about forgiveness and redemption when her sister and boyfriend are injured in a drunken car crash.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, If You Hurt Us, We're Coming for You

A secret society of girls who plot revenge on the men who hurt them in Colleen Oakes' THE BLACK COATS.

Angie Thomas Returns to Garden Heights with ON THE COME UP

In Angie Thomas' second book, she introduces Bri, a 16-year-old who dreams of being a rapper, but goes viral for all the wrong reasons.

Leigh Bardugo Returns to the Grishaverse with KING OF SCARS

Nikolai has always had a gift for the impossible, but now he must find a way to vanquish the deadly legacy inside him or lose Ravka forever.

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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 ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas; THE GIVER (Graphic Novel) (Giver Quartet) written by Lois Lowry with illustrations by P. Craig Russell; THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY by Hanna Alkaf; WATCH US RISE by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan; THE ART OF LOSING by Lizzy Mason; THE WEIGHT OF A THOUSAND FEATHERS by Brian Conaghan; WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE by Tehlor Kay Mejia; and THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS by Bill Konigsberg.

Latest Reviews

The Antidote by Shelley Sackier - Historical Fiction

In the world of healers, there is no room for magic. Fee knows this, just as certainly as she knows that her magic must be kept secret. But the crown prince Xavi, Fee’s best friend and only source of comfort, is sick. She could use magic, just a little, to heal him. But magic comes at a deadly cost --- and attracts those who would seek to snuff it out. A wisp of a spell later, Fee finds herself caught in a whirl of secret motivations and dark pasts. Saving her best friend means delving deeper into the tempting and treacherous world whose call she’s long resisted --- uncovering a secret that will change everything.

Brooke never expected to find herself in the tiny town of Juniper Falls and she feels like she’s losing it…until she finds Juniper Falls girls' hockey. Jake, captain of the hockey team, is on top of the world. Until one hazing ritual gone wrong lands him injured and finding himself enjoying his “punishment” as assistant coach for the girls’ team. As Jake and Brooke grow closer, he finds the quiet new girl is hiding a persona full of life, ideas and experiences bigger and broader than anything he’s ever known. 

In an alternate 19th-century Italy, Elsa has an incredible gift: she can craft new worlds with precise lines of script written in books. But political extremists have stolen the most dangerous book ever scribed --- one that can rewrite the Earth itself. Now Elsa must track down the friend who betrayed her and recover the book before its destructive power is unleashed. Can she handle the secrets she’ll uncover along the way --- including the ones hiding in her own heart?

Margaret didn’t want to clean the dirty dishes and soiled diapers that piled up in her large family’s small home. She didn’t want to disappoint her ailing mother. And Margaret certainly didn’t want to be labeled a girl of “promise,” destined to become either a teacher or a mother. Margaret Higgins Sanger witnessed and experienced incredible hardships, which led to her groundbreaking work as an advocate for women’s rights and the founder of Planned Parenthood. This fiery novel of Margaret’s early life paints the portrait of a young woman with the passion and courage to change the world.

Blue plans to hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. When mysterious forces lead to disappearances throughout Balavata, Blue and Kellan must work together to find the truth. What they discover will lead them to the darkest reaches of the kingdom and to the most painful moments of their pasts.

The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg - Contemporary Fiction

Max is chill. He loves sports and video games. Being gay? Not a big deal. But he holds the secret of an encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe. He doesn't want to think about it. Ever. Jordan is the opposite of chill.He loves poetry, he's never been kissed and he's searching for Mr. Right. His secret is a spiraling out of control mother, and the knowledge that he's the only one who can keep the family from falling apart. Set in Arizona over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they're willing to risk --- to get the thing they want the most.

As her father's chosen heir, 18-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.

Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show "Midnite Matinee." But with the end of senior year quickly approaching, the girls face tough decisions about their futures. Josie has been dreading graduation, as she tries to decide whether to chase her dream career in mainstream TV. Scary movies are the last connection Delia has to her dad. If "Midnite Matinee" becomes a hit, maybe he'll see it and want to be a part of her life. And maybe Josie will stay with the show instead of leaving her behind, too.

Keralie is one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package Keralie stole from him, he and Keralie become entangled in a conspiracy that leaves Quadara’s four queens dead. The two join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to untangle the secrets behind the four dead queens. 

Look Closer by Stewart Lewis - Magical Realism

Ever since Tegan's father died, she's been numb. Then one morning random letters are circled on her cereal box, letters which spell a name. Teagan doesn't know what to make of it, but tracks down that boy --- only to witness him commit suicide. Teagan is devastated. But when she meets Edge, a friend of the dead boy, at least someone seems to understand how she feels. Except she sees another name...and another. Together, Teagan and Edge set out to find those people, to try to save them from their fate. With a renewed purpose, Tegan is determined to save lives that summer. But can she save herself?

As the person who cares for his terminally-ill mother, Bobby Seed has a lot on his plate. Add to that a responsibility to watch over his little brother, keeping up at school and navigating a relationship with a girl friend who wants to be a girlfriend, and he's barely keeping his head above the water. But then Bobby's mother makes a request. If he agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping her end it. Angry, stirring and tender, this bold novel tells a story of choice and compassion, exploring the lengths to which we'll go for the people we love.