Teen Reads

The best new reads for teens.
Updated November 25, 2023
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An Instant New York Times bestseller! A #1 Indies Bestseller! An Amazon Best Book of the Year!Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award! A BookPage Best Book of the Year! An Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month! An Indie...
Check & mate
Hazelwood, Ali
In this clever and swoonworthy YA debut from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, life's moving pieces bring rival chess players together in a match for the heart. Mallory Greenleaf is done with chess. Every move counts nowadays;...
Instant New York Times bestseller! At Camp Mirror Lake, terror is the name of the game . . . but can you survive the night? This heart-pounding slasher by New York Times bestselling author Kalynn Bayron is perfect for fans of Fear Street...
Chain of thorns
Clare, Cassandra
James and Cordelia must save London--and their marriage--in this thrilling and highly anticipated conclusion to the Last Hours series from the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Thorns is a Shadowhunters novel. All...
Ander & Santi were here : a novel
Garza Villa, Jonny
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets The Sun is Also a Star in this YA contemporary love story from Jonny Garza Villa, Ander & Santi Were Here, about a nonbinary Mexican American teen falling for the shy new waiter at their family's taqueria....
Funeral songs for dying girls
Dimaline, Cherie
After inadvertently starting rumors of a haunted cemetery, a teen befriends a ghost in this brand-new young adult novel exploring grief and belonging by the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of The Marrow Thieves series. Winifred has lived in the apartment above the...
Threads that bind
Hatzopoulou, Kika
"Dripping with atmosphere and edged with danger, Threads That Bind weaves together a gorgeous dark tapestry of mystery, fated romance, and modern myth. You won't be able to put this one down." --Alexandra Bracken, New York Times bestselling author of Lore In...
An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant #1 Indie Bestseller! Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires, with this first book of a captivating new duology from the...
A New York Times and Indie bestseller! With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestseller Becky Albertalli explores the nuances of sexuality, identity, and friendship in this timely new novel. Imogen Scott may be hopelessly heterosexual, but she's got the World's Greatest Ally...
Spell bound
Lukens, F. T.
An instant New York Times bestseller! Two rival apprentice sorcerers must team up to save their teachers and protect their own magic in this "charming and engaging" (School Library Journal) young adult romantic adventure from the author of In Deeper Waters...
In the room beneath a stage's trapdoor, all of Shakespeare's tragically dead teenage girls-Juliet, Ophelia, Cordelia, and others-compare their experiences and retell the stories of their lives in their own terms. Enter the Body gives voice to a cast of the young women who...
Tilly in technicolor
Eddings, Mazey
Tilly in Technicolor is Mazey Eddings's sparkling YA debut about two neurodivergent teens who form a connection over the course of a summer. Tilly Twomley is desperate for change. White-knuckling her way through high school with flawed executive functioning has left her burnt...
Their vicious games
Wellington, Joelle
"A brutally honest and haunting cautionary tale...exposing the lie that is meritocracy and the unrelenting toll that being a final girl takes. A bloody tale spun masterfully...a dark delight." --Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, New York Times bestselling author of Ace of Spades
Silver in the bone
Bracken, Alexandra
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the critically acclaimed author of Lore comes a stunning contemporary fantasy inspired by Celtic lore--the tale of a teenage girl who seeks her destiny in the cursed ruins of Avalon, driven by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!...
The spirit bares its teeth
White, Andrew Joseph
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A blood-soaked and nauseating triumph that cuts like a scalpel and reads like your darkest nightmare. New York Times bestselling author Andrew Joseph White returns with the transgressive gothic horror of our time!
Lies we sing to the sea
Underwood, Sarah
An instant New York Times bestseller and legendary YA debut! This dazzling sapphic fantasy inspired by Greek mythology will captivate fans of Circe and The Song of Achilles. Each spring, Ithaca condemns twelve maidens to the noose. This is the price vengeful Poseidon demands for the...
Spice Road
Ibrahim, Maiya
★ THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ★ Raised to protect her nation from the monsters lurking in the sands, sixteen-year-old Imani must fight to find her brother, whose betrayal is now the country's greatest threat. Get swept away by this romantic fantasy! ...
This delicious death
Cottingham, Kayla
From the author of the New York Times bestselling My Dearest Darkest comes another incredible sapphic horror. When four best friends with a hunger for human flesh attend a music festival in the desert they discover a murderous plot to expose and vilify the girls and everyone like them. This summer...
A song of salvation
Dow, Alechia
From the author of The Sound of Stars and The Kindred comes a YA space opera about a reincarnated god and a grumpy pilot on a mission to save a beloved space DJ and stop an intergalactic war.   Zaira Citlali is supposed to die. After all, she's the god Indigo reborn....
#1 New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal! A gut-wrenching, startling historical thriller about communist Romania and the citizen spy network that devastated a nation, from the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Salt to...
How do you solve a murder? Follow the lessons of the master--Agatha Christie! Iris and Alice find themselves in the middle of another Castle Cove mystery in the sequel to New York Times bestseller The Agathas, by powerhouse authors Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson. A...
A tall dark trouble
Montalban, Vanessa
Raised to fear their magic, twin witches begin receiving premonitions of a killer targeting brujas and must embrace their powers to save lives . . . before it's too late. The high-stakes worldbuilding of Divine Rivals meets the witchy romance of Practical Magic in Vanessa...
What the river knows : a novel
Ibañez, Isabel (Novelist)
The Mummy meets Death on the Nile in What the River Knows, Isabel Ibañez's lush, immersive historical fantasy set in Egypt and filled with adventure, a rivals-to-lovers romance, and a dangerous race. Bolivian-Argentinian Inez Olivera...
Forever is now
Lockington, Mariama
A poignant and lyrical young adult novel-in-verse about a Black teen coming of age in an anxiety-inducing world, from the author of For Black Girls Like Me and In the Key of Us. I'm safe here. That's how Sadie feels, on a perfect summer day,...
I have something to tell you : a memoir : for young adults
Buttigieg, Chasten
An instant New York Times bestseller! "A perfect juxtaposition of ordinary and extraordinary, told with humor, compassion, and unshakeable hope." --Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda The...
A curse for true love
Garber, Stephanie
Blood will be shed, hearts will be stolen, and true love will be put to the test in A CURSE FOR TRUE LOVE, the breathtaking conclusion to Stephanie Garber's #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Once Upon A Broken Heart trilogy Two villains, one girl, and a deadly...
Your plantation prom is not okay
McWilliams, Kelly
This sharp-witted, timely novel explores cancel culture, anger, and grief, and challenges the romanticization of America's racist past with humor and heart--for readers of Dear Martin by Nic Stone and Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson.   Harriet Douglass...
This woven kingdom
Mafi, Tahereh
New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller! Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people--Tahereh Mafi's first in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology. To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not...

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