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Young Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Bookreporter.com. Throughout the year, Bookreporter.com features adult books on Teenreads.com, our site for young adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Teenreads.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

March 2014

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and she's helpless to change anything. Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The Cellar by Natasha Preston

March 2014

For months Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her --- and three other girls: Rose, Poppy and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out...

Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook

March 2014

Childhood friends Avery and Nora have walked different paths in high school. They never interact...until Nora tells Avery that she thought she found her birth mom --- but it turned out to be a cruel lie. When Avery learns that Nora overdosed, Avery decides to honor her friend by searching for her own birth mother. But what she’s really seeking might go far deeper than just genetics.

Conquest: The Chronicles of the Invaders, Book 1 by John Connolly

February 2014

The first installment in John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard's new science fiction trilogy, The Chronicles of the Invaders, CONQUEST introduces a world where humanity has been conquered by a powerful alien rulership --- unless a group of young rebels can unlock their powers and help rescue humankind from its terrible fate.

Grandmaster by David Klass

February 2014

As a teen, Daniel Pratzer's father was one of the most promising chess players in America. But the pressures of the game pushed him too far, and he gave up chess. Now, 30 years later, Mr. Pratzer returns to the game to face down an old competitor and old demons. Daniel was looking for acceptance --- but his father's secrets will force him to make some surprising moves himself.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

January 2014

Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since Iraq. Now they are staying in one place so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps she can have a normal life, put aside her own pain, even have a relationship. Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over?

This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl

January 2014

THIS STAR WON'T GO OUT is a collection of the journals, fiction, letters and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story, along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green, who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel THE FAULT IN OUR STARS to her.

Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery by M. Evelina Galang

November 2013

Angel has just lost her father, and her mother's grief means she might as well be gone too. She has a sister and a grandmother to look out for, and a burgeoning consciousness of the unfairness in the world --- in her family, her community and her country.

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

November 2013

Zoe has an unconventional pen pal --- Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas Death Row inmate and convicted murderer. But then again, Zoe has an unconventional story to tell. A story about how she fell for two boys, betrayed one of them, and killed the other.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

October 2013

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation --- like a single choice --- changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.