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New Teen Must Reads
Posted 3 months ago by Cindy VPosted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, New: Books and Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with Families - Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, friendship - fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, teenagers, Young Adult Fiction and zombies - fiction
Check out some of these buzzy 2018 titles for teens.
New Teen Reads
"A Girl Like That" by Tanaz Bhathena
Labeled as a troublemaker in spite of her bright mind, 16-year-old Zarin, a teen growing up in Saudi Arabia, engages in a forbidden relationship with a Parsi boy before a tragic accident brings everything others believed about the girl into question. Also available in Audio.
"Blood Water Paint" by Joy McCullough
In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother's stories of strong women of the Bible. Also available in eBook.
"Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy. Also available in Audio, eBook and eAudio.
"Dread Nation: Rise Up" by Justina Ireland
When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies. Also available in eBook and eAudio.
"The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza" by Shaun David Hutchinson
Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse. Also available in eBook and eAudio.
"The Beauty That Remains" by Ashley Woodfolk
Autumn, Shay, and Logan, whose lives intersect in complicated ways, each lose someone close to them and must work through their grief.
"The Belles" by Dhonielle Clayton
"The Hazel Wood" by Melissa Albert
When Alice's grandmother, reclusive author of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies, Alice's mother is stolen by a figure claiming to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Also available in Audio, eBook and eAudio.
"The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik" by David Arnold
A surrealist tale by the best-selling author of Mosquitoland follows the experiences of a 16-year-old history enthusiast whose perspectives transform when he suddenly gains the ability to see changes in others, from mysterious scars and odd behaviors to rewritten histories and the unconscious ways that friends hurt one another. Also available in Audio.
"Truly Devious" by Maureen Johnson
When Stevie Bell, an amateur detective, begins her first year at a famous private school in Vermont, she sets a plan to solve the cold case involving the kidnapping of the founder's wife and daughter shortly after the school opened. Also available in Audio, eBook and eAudio.
"Tyler Johnson Was Here" by Jay Coles
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