Best Teen Books of 2016 (So Far)
Best Teen Books of 2016

Intro

These books were chosen as the best teen books of 2016 using a combination of New York Times Best Seller lists, critical reviews (such as those in the American Library Association's Booklist magazine), Amazon and Goodreads ratings and reviews, and librarian and educator recommendations.

There are many more amazing teen books set to be published in 2016, so this list will continue to grow.  

Please let us know about your favorite 2016 teen books in the comments!

 Seeing stars?  Professional book reviewers only award a star to exceptional books.  More than one star means experts from multiple organizations felt the book was outstanding. 

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Underwater: A Novel
by Marisa Reichardt
Audience: Teens
Published: January 12, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly

Morgan didn't mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive―first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself. But Morgan...READ MORE

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We Are the Ants
by Shaun David Hutchinson
Audience: Teens
Published: January 19, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly

From the “author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world...READ MORE

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Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys
Audience: Teens
Published: February 2, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist Star Image Publishers Weekly

For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, international bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war's most devastating—yet unknown—tragedies.

World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands...READ MORE

Symptoms of Being Human
by Jeff Garvin
Audience: Teens
Published: February 2, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star Image Publishers Weekly

A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers.

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting...READ MORE

The Girl from Everywhere
by Heidi Heilig
Audience: Teens
Published: February 16, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal  

Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The...READ MORE

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Calamity (The Reckoners Book 3)
by Brandon Sanderson
Audience: Teens
Published: February 16, 2016

Order the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Firefight today!

From the bestselling author of the Mistborn series and Words of Radiance comes Calamity, the final book in the New York Times bestselling Reckoners series. What started in the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Steelheart and continued in the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Firefight now concludes in Calamity.
    When Calamity lit...READ MORE

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The Smell of Other People's Houses
by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Audience: Teens
Published: February 23, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

“Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock’s Alaska is beautiful and wholly unfamiliar…. A thrilling, arresting debut.” —Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and I Was Here
 
“[A] singular debut. . . .  [Hitchcock] weav[es] the alternating voices of four young people into a seamless and continually surprising story of risk, love, redemption, catastrophe,...READ MORE

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The Forbidden Wish
by Jessica Khoury
Audience: Teens
Published: February 23, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written . . . a rare, glittering jewel of a novel."—Sarah J. Maas, author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series

"This is Aladdin like you've never imagined."—Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn

She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy...READ MORE

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A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes Novel)
by Brittany Cavallaro
Audience: Teens
Published: March 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.

Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers...READ MORE

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Burn Baby Burn
by Meg Medina
Audience: Teens
Published: March 8, 2016
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While violence runs rampant throughout New York, a teenage girl faces danger within her own home in Meg Medina's riveting coming-of-age novel.

Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son...READ MORE

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The Serpent King
by Jeff Zentner
Audience: Teens
Published: March 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The Serpent King is a book you won’t be able to resist or forget. The Southern boy in me savored every syllable and the reader in me fell in love with every page.” —John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner
 
Dill has had to...READ MORE

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Rebel of the Sands
by Alwyn Hamilton
Audience: Teens
Published: March 8, 2016
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“You will cheer for Amani the whole way as she escapes the bonds of oppression and finds her own power, and you will mark your calendar for the sequel.”—Rae Carson, bestselling author of the Fire & Thorns trilogy

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam...READ MORE

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The Steep and Thorny Way
by Cat Winters
Audience: Teens
Published: March 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews

A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s HamletThe Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.
 

1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an...READ MORE

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Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices)
by Cassandra Clare
Audience: Teens
Published: March 8, 2016

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of...READ MORE

Exit, Pursued by a Bear
by E.K. Johnston
Audience: Teens
Published: March 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly

Veronica Mars meets William Shakespeare in E.K. Johnston’s latest brave and unforgettable heroine

Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn’t mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don't cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team—the pride...READ MORE

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The First Time She Drowned
by Kerry Kletter
Audience: Teens
Published: March 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

The beautiful struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most pain


Cassie O'Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution--dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at 18, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start...READ MORE

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The Way I Used to Be
by Amber Smith
Audience: Teens
Published: March 22, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

New York Times bestseller!

In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault.

Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her...READ MORE

The Winner's Kiss
The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy Book 3)
by Marie Rutkoski
Audience: Teens
Published: March 29, 2016

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared...READ MORE

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Railhead
by Philip Reeve
Audience: Teens
Published: April 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publisher's Weekly

The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy streets of Thunder City who aimlessly rides the rails of the Network....READ MORE

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Asking For It
by Louise O'Neill
Audience: Teens
Published: April 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal
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Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on Emma.

 

The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed

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Tell Me Three Things
by Julie Buxbaum
Audience: Teens
Published: April 5, 2016
Starred Reviews:  Star ImagePublishers Weekly  

New York Times Bestseller

What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met?
 
Funny and romantic, this tug-at-your-heartstrings contemporary YA debut is perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like...READ MORE

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When We Collided
by Emery Lord
Audience: Teens
Published: April 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

Seventeen year-old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he is not. With a mother lost in a deep bout of depression, Jonah and his five siblings struggle to keep up...READ MORE

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The Passion of Dolssa
by Julie Berry
Audience: Teens
Published: April 12, 2016
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I must write this account, and when I have finished, I will burn it. 

 


Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all. 

...READ MORE

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The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4)
by Maggie Stiefvater
Audience: Teens
Published: April 26, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist Star Image Publisher's Weekly Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure...READ MORE

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The Star-Touched Queen
by Roshani Chokshi
Audience: Teens
Published: April 26, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Publishers Weekly

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow...READ MORE

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The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn Book 2)
by Renée Ahdieh
Audience: Teens
Published: April 26, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded byPublishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom...READ MORE

If I Was Your Girl
If I Was Your Girl
by Meredith Russo
Audience: Teens
Published: May 3, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly

A new kind of big-hearted novel about being seen for who you really are.

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to...READ MORE

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Love & Gelato
by Jenna Evans Welch
Audience: Teens
Published: May 3, 2016

A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her...READ MORE

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Highly Illogical Behavior
by John Corey Whaley
Audience: Teens
Published: May 10, 2016
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Teen and adult fans of All The Bright PlacesMe and Earl and the Dying Girland Everything, Everything will adore this quirky story of coming-of-age, coming out, friendship, love...and agoraphobia.

Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.

Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into...READ MORE

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Draw the Line
by Laurent Linn
Audience: Teens
Published: May 17, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly

After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this stunning debut novel exquisitely illustrated by the author.

Adrian Piper is used to blending into the background. He may...READ MORE

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The Problem with Forever
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Audience: Teens
Published: May 17, 2016

"Armentrout is consistently stellar, but this book blew me away, completely. Gripping from page one, I -- quite literally -- couldn't put it down until I'd reached the end, and when I did, Iwanted to be able to start all over again for the first time." New York Times Bestselling Authors Christina Lauren


...READ MORE

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Outrun the Moon
by Stacey Lee
Audience: Teens
Published: May 24, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity.
 
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St....READ MORE

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My Lady Jane
by Cynthia Hand,
by Brodi Ashton,
by Jodi Meadows
Audience: Teens
Published: June 7, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star Image Publisher's Weekly

The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane,coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance...READ MORE

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This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity)
by Victoria Schwab
Audience: Teens
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

#1 New York Times Bestseller

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their...READ MORE

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Paper and Fire (The Great Library Book 2)
by Rachel Caine
Audience: Teens
Published: July 5, 2016

In Ink and BoneNew York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine introduced a world where knowledge is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Now, she continues the story of those who dare to defy the Great Library—and rewrite history... 
 
With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world,...READ MORE

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March: Book Three
by John Lewis,
by Andrew Aydin
illustrated by Nate Powell
Audience: Teens
Published: August 2, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly Star ImageHorn Book

Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy.Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.
...READ MORE

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A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes Book 2)
by Sabaa Tahir
Audience: Teens
Published: August 30, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star Image Publishers Weekly

THE ASTONISHING SEQUEL TO THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES

"Most Spectacular Sequel" -- Entertainment Weekly Summer 2016 Must List

"Even higher stakes than its predecessor… thrilling..." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[An] action-packed, breathlessly paced story.” —Booklist, starred review

"Excellent." —Kirkus Reviews

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. 

Following the events...READ MORE

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Girl in Pieces
by Kathleen Glasgow
Audience: Teens
Published: August 30, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

For fans of Girl, Interrupted, Thirteen Reasons Why, and All the Bright Places comes a novel Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything, calls "a haunting, beautiful, and necessary book that will stay with you long after you've read the last page."
 
   Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost...READ MORE

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Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass Book 5)
by Sarah J. Maas
Audience: Teens
Published: September 6, 2016

Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas's epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at...READ MORE

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The Memory of Things: A Novel
by Gae Polisner
Audience: Teens
Published: September 6, 2016

"[A] gripping, emotional story set in the part of history we’ll never forget." - New York Daily News

On the morning of September 11, 2001, sixteen-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down from the window of Stuyvesant High School. Moments later, terrified and fleeing home to safety across...READ MORE

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The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold Book 1)
by Traci Chee
Audience: Teens
Published: September 13, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star ImagePublishers Weekly

A stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart andShadow and Bone

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin...READ MORE

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The Female of the Species
by Mindy McGinnis
Audience: Teens
Published: September 20, 2016
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Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and riveting contemporary YA novel that blends the unflinching honesty of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak with the relentless pacing and alternating perspectives of Gone Girl. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner.

Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.

Three years ago,...READ MORE

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Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows Book 2)
by Leigh Bardugo
Audience: Teens
Published: September 27, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The highly anticipated sequel to the thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly...READ MORE

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The Fever Code (Maze Runner, Book Fivel)
by James Dashner
Audience: Teens
Published: September 27, 2016

All will be revealed in the fifth book in James Dashner’s #1 New York Times   bestselling Maze Runner series. This is the story that fans all over the world have been waiting for—the story of how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze. You will not want to miss it.

    Once...READ MORE

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Ashes (Seeds of America Book 3)
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Audience: Teens
Published: October 4, 2016
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Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which The New York Timescalled “a return not only to the colonial era but to historical accuracy.”

As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly...READ MORE

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Still Life with Tornado
by A.S. King
Audience: Teens
Published: October 11, 2016
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A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist's awakening to the brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King.

Sixteen-year-old Sarah can't draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has "done the art." She thinks she's having an existential crisis....READ MORE

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Rani Patel In Full Effect
by Sonia Patel
Audience: Teens
Published: October 11, 2016
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Almost seventeen, Rani Patel appears to be a kick-ass Indian girl breaking cultural norms as a hip-hop performer in full effect. But in truth, she's a nerdy flat-chested nobody who lives with her Gujarati immigrant parents on the remote Hawaiian island of Moloka'i, isolated from her high school peers by...READ MORE

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The Singing Bones
by Shaun Tan
Audience: Teens
Published: October 11, 2016
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Wicked stepmothers, traitorous brothers, cunning foxes, lonely princesses: There is no mistaking the world of the Brothers Grimm and the beloved fairy tales that have captured generations of readers. Now internationally acclaimed artist Shaun Tan shows us the beautiful, terrifying, amusing, and downright peculiar heart of these tales as never...READ MORE

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Gemina (The Illuminae Files Book 2)
by Amie Kaufman,
by Jay Kristoff
Audience: Teens
Published: October 18, 2016

Brace yourself for GEMINA—the highly anticipated sequel to the book critics called “out-of-this-world awesome,”featuring journal illustrations by bestselling author Marie Lu! 
 
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get...READ MORE

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The Sun Is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon
Audience: Teens
Published: November 1, 2016
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Be the first to read the dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Everything, Everything



Natasha:
 I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl...READ MORE

The Diabolic
The Diabolic
by S. J. Kincaid
Audience: Teens
Published: November 1, 2016

Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve...READ MORE

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Heartless
by Marissa Meyer
Audience: Teens
Published: November 8, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland―the infamous Queen of Hearts―she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls...READ MORE

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My Sister Rosa
by Justine Larbalestier
Audience: Teens
Published: November 15, 2016
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What if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister?

Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath—clinically, threateningly, dangerously. Recently Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things. Che is the only one who knows; he’s the only one...READ MORE

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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe Book 1)
by Neal Shusterman
Audience: Teens
Published: November 22, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Star Image Publishers Weekly Star Image Booklist  

Two teens are forced to murder—maybe each other—in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.



In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional...READ MORE

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