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Colin Fischer

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz A boy with autism teams up with the high school bully to get to the bottom of a cafeteria crime.

Dear Teen Me

Dear Teen Me: Reflections on Hard Truths, White Lies, and Miraculous Escapes edited by Miranda Kenneally A collection of advice and reflections by more than 70 popular young adult authors who reveal personal experiences from their teen years shares recommendations on topics ranging from abuse and relationships to bullying and body issues. Contributors include Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, Nancy Holder and many others.

New Moon Graphic Novel

New Moon Graphic Novel art and adaption by Young Kim Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a threat of revenge from a female vampire and a sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires: the Volturi. Read the entire series: Vol. 1


Chasers by James Phelan In post-apocalyptic New York City, Jesse, Dave, Anna, and Mini discover the lengths they will go to survive in a world where horrifying predators roam the streets, searching for human flesh.

Touching the Surface

Touching the Surface by Kim Sabatini In the afterlife for the fourth time, seventeen-year-old Elliot knows she has one last chance but before she can begin her fourth life she must delve into her past, earn the forgiveness of her best friend, reconnect with her soul mate, and set things right for the future.


Durarara by Ryohgo Narita Welcome to Ikebukuro, where Tokyo's wildest characters gather!! Meet an ordinary boy who daydreams about the extraordinary. A naive stalker girl. The strongest man in Ikebukuro. A shut-in doctor with questionable credentials. A hedonistic informant...and the "headless rider" astride a pitch-black motorcycle!? As their paths cross, this eccentric cast weaves a twisted, cracked love story... from the publisher Read the entire series: Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3   Vol. 4

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday. Read the entire series Beautiful Creatures Beautiful Darkness Beautiful Chaos Beautiful Redemption   Series Complete

Iron Fey

Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa When her half-brother is kidnapped, Meghan Chase, who has recently learned that she is the daughter of the summer faery king, must journey into a strange world she never imagined to face an unknown enemy and save those she loves. Read the entire series: The Iron King The Iron Daughter The Iron Queen The Iron Knight

Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts. Read the entire series: Hush, Hush Crescendo Silence Finale Series Complete

Ask the Passengers

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King Imagining that she is sending love to passengers in airplanes flying overhead, Astrid Jones, a teen from a small town torn by gossip and narrow-mindedness, struggles with her family's dysfunction and hides her love for another girl.

Blind Spot

Blind Spo t by Laura Ellen Follows the adventures of teenager Roz, who, while fighting an eye disease that is claiming her sight, struggles to prove her innocence of a murder that took place on a night she cannot remember.

Burning Blue

Burning Blue by Paul Griffin When beautiful, smart Nicole, disfigured by acid thrown in her face, and computer hacker Jay meet in the school psychologist's office, they become friends and Jay resolves to find her attacker.

The Seven Realms

The Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima Relates the intertwining fates of former street gang leader Han Alister and headstrong Princess Raisa, as Han takes possession of an amulet that once belonged to an evil wizard and Raisa uncovers a conspiracy in the Grey Wolf Read the entire series: The Demon King The Exiled Queen The Gray Wolf Throne The Crimson Crown

This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell Two teens must work together to protect a class of first-graders when a soldier with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder takes them hostage.

Once Upon a Time Machine

Once Upon a Time Machine Fairy tales have fueled our dreams and fired our imaginations for centuries. Step inside a time machine built by a collection of today's finest storytellers, and enter a range of futures where familiar tales are reimagined in an astonishing variety of styles.

Regine's Book: A Teen Girl's Last Words

Regine's Book: A Teen Girl's Last Words by Regine Stokke A full-length account based on the late author's blog about living with leukemia describes her 15-month struggle to recover, shares aspects of her life in Norway and advocates for registering as a blood and bone marrow donor.

Break My Heart 1,000 Times

Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters In the aftermath of the Event, which made seeing the dead a part of life, Veronica and her friend Kirk investigate why the ghosts seem to be gaining power and stumble upon the sinister plot of a teacher who is seeking a replacement for his dead daughter.

Out of Reach

Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos Accompanied by her brother's friend, Tyler, sixteen-year-old Rachel ventures through San Diego and nearby areas seeking her brother, eighteen-year-old Micah, a methamphetamine addict who ran away from home.

The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us by Jessica Martinez Seventeen-year-old Amelia feels like her life might be getting back on track after a bad break-up when her younger sister's pregnancy gets them both banished to Canada, where new relationships are forged, giving Amelia a new perspective.

After (Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia)

After (Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia) edited by Ellen Datlow An anthology of nineteen tales by well-known authors of young adult and adult literature which explore the lives of teens raised after a catastrophe, either in the first few years after the change or in the distant future.

The Opposite of Hallelujah

The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab For eight of her sixteen years Carolina Mitchell's older sister Hannah has been a nun in a convent, almost completely out of touch with her family--so when she suddenly abandons her vocation and comes home, nobody knows quite how to handle the situation,or guesses what explosive secrets she is hiding.

Juliet Immortal

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay For seven hundred years, the souls of Romeo and Juliet have repeatedly inhabited the bodies of newly deceased people to battle to the death as sworn enemies, until they meet for the last time as two Southern California high school students. Companion Novel: Romeo Redeemed

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents--all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for astation in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school

What Happens Next

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton The stress of hiding a horrific incident that she can neither remember nor completely forget leads sixteen-year-old Cassidy "Sid" Murphy to become alienated from her friends, obsess about weight loss, and draw close to Corey "The Living Stoner" Livingston.

Valkyrie Rising

Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson While visiting Norway, sixteen-year-old Ellie must step out of the shadow of her popular older brother, join forces with his infuriating best friend, and embrace her Valkyrie heritage to rescue teen boys kidnapped to join the undead army of the ancient god, Odin.

The Warrior's Heart

The Warrior's Heart by Eric Greitens Shares the author's adventures as a young man that led him to a life of service as both a humanitarian and a Navy SEAL.


Belles by Jen Calonita Fifteen-year-old Isabelle loves her impoverished North Carolina beach community, but when her grandmother must enter a nursing home, Izzie is placed with distant relatives she never knew--a state senator and his preppy wife and children. Read the entire series: Belles Winter White

All You Never Wanted

All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin Wealthy teen Thea Parott's jealousy of her older, prettier, more popular sister Alex prompts a series of self-destructive acts that threaten their seemingly-idyllic lives.


Thor by various God of Thunder's adventures on earth, with the Avengers and in the sky protecting his the Golden Realm. Some of the more recent releases: Thor/Iron Man: God Complex Thor: The Trials of Loki Thor: For Asgard Thor: Lord of Asgard Thor: Gods & Men Thor: For Asgard Thor: The Black Galaxy Saga Thor: The World Eaters Thor: Heaven and Earth The Mighty Thor Series by Matt Fraction Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3 See also: Avengers Movie: Thor


Son by Lois Lowry Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit. Companion to: The Giver Gathering Blue Messenger

Live Through This

Live Through This by Mindi Scott From the outside, 15-year-old Coley Sterling's life seems imperfect but normal, but for years she has buried her shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line, and now that she has the chance to have a real boyfriend, the lies begin to unravel.


Darkwater by Catherine Fisher Sixteen-year-old Sarah sells her soul to reclaim her family's estate and is given 100 years to atone for their sins, but as the bargain nears its end, modern-day Tom, yearning to attend the private school that Darkwater Hall has become, gets caught up in the bargain.

Pirate Cinema

Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow Disgraced and cut off from the Internet for illegally creating films by reassembling footage from popular movies, Trent, a brilliant teen living in a dystopian near-future London, flees to the streets where he joins a group of artists and activists trying to prevent the passage of a bill that will criminalize Internet creativity.

Send Me a Sign

Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt Superstitious before being diagnosed with leukemia, high school senior Mia becomes irrationally dependent on horoscopes, good luck charms, and the like when her life shifts from cheerleading and parties to chemotherapy and platelets, while her parents obsess and lifelong friend Gyver worries.

Through to You

Through to You by Emily Hainsworth When a teen boy loses the love of his life in a car accident, he'll do anything to get her back--even travel to another universe

The Last Dragonslayer

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fford As magic fades from the world, Jennifer Strange is having trouble keeping her magician employment agency business afloat, until she begins having visions that foretell the death of the last dragon and the coming of Big Magic.


Skinny   by Donna D. Cooner After undergoing gastric-bypass surgery, a self-loathing, obese teenaged girl loses weight and makes the brave decision to start participating in high school life, including pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and finding love.

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything by J.J. Johnson Eight months after a freak accident took her best friend's life, Sara Jones is having trouble at home, at school, and with her boyfriend, but she gains an understanding of interconnectedness while working for Roy, an eccentric Christmas tree-farm owner dealing with his own tragedy.

Eve and Adam

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate While recuperating after a car accident in Spiker Biotech's lush San Francisco facilities, sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he's never questioned anything ... until now. Solo drops hints to Evening that something isn't right, and Evening's mother may be behind it. Evening puts this out of her mind and begins her summer internship project: to simulate the creation of the perfect boy. With the help of Solo, Evening uncovers secrets so big they could change the world completely.

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not by Carolee Dean Told from separate viewpoints, Ally discovers that she may have tried to kill herself and Elijah, recalling his own suicide attempt, tries to give Ally a reason to live and escape from the spirits that haunt their high school.

Benson Fisher Series

Benson Fisher Series by Robinson Wells After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico's Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems. Read the entire series: Variant Feedback


Lucid by Ron Bass Exchanging lives while asleep, Sloane, a straight-A student from a large loving family, and Maggie, a glamorous up-and-coming New York actress, find the boundary between their shared lives increasingly blurred in ways that require them to commit to one reality or risk insanity.

Chasing the Skip

Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson When fifteen-year-old Rick's mother finally leaves for good, Ricki's absentee father steps in, taking Ricki with him as he chases bail "skips" across the country, but their fledgling relationship is tested as they pursue attractive, manipulative, seventeen-year-old Ian Burnham.