Teen Reads

The best new reads for teens.
Updated February 28, 2024
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Warrior Girl Unearthed
Angeline Boulley
An Instant New York Times bestseller! A #1 Indies Bestseller!A Publisher's Lunch Best YA of 2023! An Amazon Best Book of the Year!Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award!A Horn Book Fanfare Title! A BookPage Best...
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;...
Flowerheart /
Bakewell, Catherine,
*Now including a brand-new bonus scene in the paperback edition!  "Flowerheart is like a garden in full bloom: vibrant and sweet, whimsical and wondrous." --Allison Saft, New York Times bestselling author of A Far Wilder Magic Perfect for fans of Margaret Rogerson and Tamora...
YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DIE TONIGHT
Bayron, Kalynn
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...
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...
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...
Spell Bound
F. T. Lukens
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...
ANDER & SANTI WERE HERE a novel /
Garza Villa, Jonny,
A STONEWALL YOUNG ADULT HONOR BOOK 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...
The Name Drop
Susan Lee
"Susan Lee always writes the exact book I want to read!" --Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis New from the author of Seoulmates comes a story of mistaken identities, the summer of a lifetime, and a love to risk everything for....
Silver in the Bone
Alexandra Bracken
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!...
Imogen, Obviously
Becky Albertalli
A Stonewall Honor Book · A New York Times and Indie bestseller! "A big-hearted, deeply vulnerable, love-bubbly tumble through self-discovery." -- Casey McQuiston, author of #1 New York Times bestselling I Kissed Shara Wheeler With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestseller...
The Scarlet Alchemist
Kylie Lee Baker
"A dark and glittering jewel of a book." --Judy I. Lin, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of A Magic Steeped in Poison "Visceral to the core." --Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights New...
What the River Knows
Isabel Ibañez
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...
A Curse for True Love
Stephanie Garber
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...
Night of the Witch
Sara Raasch
An instant New York Times bestseller! Their love could never be forbidden. Book one in the Witch and Hunter duology, an epic enemies to lovers fantasy romance from New York Times bestselling authors Sara Raasch and Beth Revis. Fritzi is a witch. The lone survivor of a brutal attack...
THE DOS AND DONUTS OF LOVE
Jaigirdar, Adiba,
A pun-filled YA contemporary romance, The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar finds a teenage girl competing in a televised baking competition, with contestants including her ex-girlfriend and a potential new crush - perfect for fans of The Great British Bake Off<...
Teach the Torches to Burn: A Romeo & Juliet Remix
Caleb Roehrig
In the Remixed Classics series, authors from marginalized backgrounds reinterpret classic works through their own cultural lens to subvert the overwhelming cishet, white, and male canon. Queer star-crossed love amid a centuries-old feud takes center stage in this Romeo & Juliet remix...
THE SPIRIT BARES ITS TEETH
White, Andrew Joseph,
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A Stonewall Honor Book in Young Adult Literature! 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...
BRING ME YOUR MIDNIGHT
Griffin, Rachel
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Nature of Witches and Wild is the Witch comes a lush romantic fantasy about forbidden love, the choices we make, and the pull between duty and desire. Tana Fairchild's fate has never been in question. Her life has been planned out since...
ENTER THE BODY
McCullough, Joy,
"At once tender, poetic and ferocious, Enter The Body breathes new life into the Bard's most tragic heroines. More than a tribute to Shakespeare, this kaleidoscopic, ambitious novel-in-verse gives Juliet, Ophelia, Cordelia, and Lavinia the chance to tell their own stories full of passion,...
Wrath Becomes Her
Aden Polydoros
2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award Young Adult Honor  "Haunting, exhilarating, and a howl of vengeance." --Andrew Joseph White, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Followed With Us Frankenstein meets Inglourious Basterds in this stunning...
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
A Multitude of Dreams
Mara Rutherford
"Dripping with bloody opulence, A Multitude of Dreams creeps up on you like a sly shadow. I couldn't guess at the horrors until it was too late to look away! I loved this book." --Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrow The bloody...
Godly Heathens
H. E. Edgmon
Godly Heathens is the first book in H.E. Edgmon's YA contemporary fantasy duology The Ouroboros, in which a teen, Gem, finds out they're a reincarnated god from another world. Maybe I have always just been bad at being human because I'm not one.
Vengeance of the Pirate Queen
Tricia Levenseller
Featuring spray-painted and stenciled edges, metallic foil designs on the jacket and case, detailed map endpapers, an annotated chapter and a ribbon, this beautifully packaged adventure marks Tricia Levenseller's triumphant return to the Daughter of the Pirate King universe, which has sold...
SILENCE AND SHADOW
Beaty, Erin
In this unforgettable sequel to the fantasy thriller Blood and Moonlight, sizzling romance, dangerous magic, and deadly secrets collide when Catrin and Simon face a cunning new serial killer who threatens to tear them apart. Forced to flee for their lives after an...
People to Follow
Olivia Worley
In Olivia Worley's pitch-perfect debut, People to Follow, ten teen influencers come to a remote island to star in a reality show, but when one of them winds up dead, they realize that this time, the price of getting "cancelled" could be their lives. A reality show on...
THE FOREST GRIMM
Purdie, Kathryn,
A spellbinding romantasy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Purdie, where fairy tales come to life with dark, deadly twists. "Tell me again, Grandmère, the story of how I die." The Midnight Forest. The Fanged Creature. Two...
Lies We Sing to the Sea
Sarah Underwood
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...
Reign
Katharine McGee
A queen's life hangs in the balance, and her siblings' decisions--about what to do, and most of all, who to love--could change the course of history. Romance. Duty. Power...only one can triumph in this stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling American Royals series. ...
I Must Betray You
Ruta Sepetys
#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...
Ghosted: A Northanger Abbey Novel
Amanda Quain
Never Have I Ever meets The X-Files in Amanda Quain's Ghosted, a fresh and funny update on the Jane Austen classic, Northanger Abbey. Hattie Tilney isn't a believer. Yes, she's a senior at America's most (allegedly) haunted high school, Northanger...
Tilly in Technicolor
Mazey Eddings
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...
THE NIGHT IN QUESTION an Agathas mystery /
Glasgow, Kathleen,
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...
PLUS ONE
Rodkey, Kelsey
Fans of Emma Lord and Rachel Lynn Solomon will revel in Kelsey Rodkey's latest swoon-worthy YA rom-com as self-proclaimed matchmaker Lahey finally puts her own heart on the line--to find a date in just one week. Lahey Johnson is notorious for helping her friends and classmates find love,...
STARS, HIDE YOUR FIRES
Best, Jessica Mary,
"A delightfully mischievous adventure full of intrigue, betrayal, and a touch of romance. Get ready to join your new favorite rebel crew."-Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer A wanted thief. A murdered emperor. A killer loose on the station. Knives Out<...
FAKE DATES AND MOONCAKES
Lee, Sher,
Heartstopper meets Crazy Rich Asians in this heartfelt, joyful paperback original rom-com that follows an aspiring chef who discovers the recipe for love is more complicated than it seems when he starts fake-dating a handsome new customer. Dylan Tang wants to win a...
LIAR'S BEACH
Cotugno, Katie,
* "Razor-sharp."--Booklist, starred review An old money/new murder mystery set on the island of Martha's Vineyard, with rich kids doing bad things from New York Times bestselling author Katie Cotugno Perfect for fans of Jessica Goodman, Agatha Christie...
Into the Bright Open: A Secret Garden Remix
Cherie Dimaline
In the Remixed Classics series, authors from marginalized backgrounds reinterpret classic works through their own cultural lens to subvert the overwhelming cishet, white, and male canon. This queer YA reimagining of The Secret Garden subverts the cishet and white status quo of the...
THE BROTHERS HAWTHORNE
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn,
OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD OF THE #1 BESTSELLING SERIES! Four brothers. Two missions. One explosive read. Jennifer Lynn Barnes returns to the world of her #1 bestselling, TikTok sensation Inheritance Games trilogy, and the stakes have never been higher....
This Dark Descent
Kalyn Josephson
Called a "fierce and darkly magical thrill ride" by acclaimed author Ava Reid, NYT bestselling Kalyn Josephson delivers a spellbinding fantasy full of intrigue, romance, and pulse-pounding action, perfect for fans of The Shadows Between Us and The Scorpio Races.<...
Gwen & Art Are Not in Love
Lex Croucher
An Instant New York Times Bestseller! "A total, rollicking delight. Gwen & Art gave me the same cheeky, swoony, giddy, irresistible high of the first time I saw A Knight's Tale. Lex Croucher is one of my favorite romcom authors, and they should be yours...
Last canto of the dead /
Older, Daniel José,
Two gods-turned-teenagers wage simultaneous battles in the Caribbean and Brooklyn in this breathless sequel to BALLAD & DAGGER. Healer. Destroyer. Creator. Mateo Matisse and Chela Hidalgo are not just two teenagers in love--they're powerful gods in human form. Powerful enough to...
DIFFERENT FOR BOYS
Ness, Patrick/ Bendix, Tea (ILT)
Friendship, masculinity, sex--Anthony Stevenson has a lot of questions. Is it different for boys who like boys? A poignant and frank story filled with meta-humor by renowned author Patrick Ness. Anthony "Ant" Stevenson isn't sure when he stopped being a virgin. Or even if he has....
Forever Is Now
Mariama J. Lockington
SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD WINNER ● 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. ...
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...
I Have Something to Tell You--For Young Adults: A Memoir
Chasten Buttigieg
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...
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
Tahereh Mafi
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...
TIME OUT
Hayes, Sean/ Milliner, Todd/ Greenwald, Carlyn
Heartstopper meets Friday Night Lights in this "seamless, engrossing" (Publishers Weekly) coming-of-age story about a teen hometown hero who must find out who he is outside of basketball when his coming out as gay costs him his popularity and place on the team.

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