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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.

Sara Raasch Kicks Off a New Fantasy Series with THESE REBEL WAVES

Five years ago, Adeluna helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, but the battle has only just begun.

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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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Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. Now he must fulfill his sentence as a Lantern, one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with nightmarish creatures. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town,but then he meets Ember O'Dare. Seventeen, stubborn and a natural-born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld. When she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire, Jack must do everything in his power to get her back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos.

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins - Contemporary Fiction

A gun is sold in the classifieds after killing a spouse, bought by a teenager for needed protection. But which was it? Each has the incentive to pick up a gun, to fire it. Was it Rand or Cami, married teenagers with a young son? Was it Silas or Ashlyn, members of a white supremacist youth organization? Daniel, who fears retaliation because of his race, who possessively clings to Grace, the love of his life? Or Noelle, who lost everything after a devastating accident, and has sunk quietly into depression? One tense week brings all six people into close contact in a town wrought with political and personal tensions. Someone will fire. And someone will die. But who?

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer - Fantasy/Horror

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet --- her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” Until her mom brings home a live specimen and Nita decides she wants out; dissecting a scared teenage boy is a step too far. But when she decides to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold in his place --- because Nita herself isn’t exactly “human.” She has the ability to alter her biology, a talent that is priceless on the black market. Now on the other side of the bars, if she wants to escape, Nita must ask herself if she’s willing to become the worst kind of monster.

When Lily Decker was seven, her mother, who had paranoid schizophrenia, tried to kill her. A secret has revealed that Lily’s odds for inheriting the disorder are even worse than she thought. Still, there’s a chance to avoid triggering the mental health condition, if Lily can live a careful life from ages 18 to 30, when schizophrenia most commonly manifests. But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily can’t abandon the story or the calf. With Swifty in danger of dying from grief, Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save the calf’s life, perhaps finding her own version of freedom along the way.

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree written by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani with an afterword by Viviana Mazza - Contemporary Fiction

A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband --- these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach. But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told. Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life --- her future --- is hers to fight for.

That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger - Contemporary Fiction

It's been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah's story --- that she died proclaiming her faith. But it's not true. I know because I was with her when she died. I didn't say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah's parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight...but I'm not the only survivor with a story to tell about what did --- and didn't --- happen that day.

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas - Superhero Fiction

Two years after escaping Gotham City's slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Gotham City looks ripe for the taking. Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove that as Batwing he has what it takes to help people. He targets a new thief on the prowl who has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Together, they are wreaking havoc. Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. 

The Point by John Dixon - Science Fiction

Scarlett Winter has always been an outsider, and not only because she’s a hardcore daredevil and born troublemaker --- she has been hiding superhuman powers. Now she’s been recruited by a secret West Point unit for cadets with extraordinary abilities. With the power to control pure energy, she’s a human nuclear bomb --- and she’s not sure she can control her powers much longer. When a threat that endangers her fellow students arises from the school’s dark past, Scarlett must make a choice between being herself and becoming something even greater.

Hidden Pieces: A Novel by Paula Stokes - Thriller/Suspense

Embry Woods has secrets. Some are small, like her complicated past. Others are bigger, like her feelings for best friend’s ex-boyfriend, Holden. But the biggest secret she carries is about what they did at the abandoned Sea Cliff Inn and the resulting terrible fire. Embry helps a homeless man escape from the flames and is immediately hailed as a hero. Wracked with guilt, Embry thinks she can take one last secret to her grave. But then she receives an anonymous note and must respond to a series of threatening messages asking her to make impossible choices. Someone is playing a high-stakes game with her life. And their last move is murder.

Giant Days by Non Pratt and BOOM! Studios - Contemporary Fiction

GIANT DAYS follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university first-years: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl; Susan, the sardonic wit; and Esther, the vivacious drama queen. They become fast friends during their first week of university --- and it’s a good thing they do, because a friend who has your back is key --- something Daisy discovers when she gets a little too involved in her extracurricular club, the Yogic Brethren of Zoise. When she starts acting strange and life around campus gets even stranger, Esther and Susan decide it’s up to them to investigate the weirdness and save their friend.