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Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN October 2016
Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley
A conclusion to the tale that began in Magonia finds Aza returning to Earth only to be called back to her sky kingdom, where she must fi ght for both the survival of humanity and her love for her best friend, Jason. Magonia series No. 2
Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson
A conclusion to the trilogy that began with Chains, a National Book Award Finalist, follows the Valley Forge escape of Isabel and Curzon, who endeavor to rescue Isabel’s enslaved younger sister while outmaneuvering the ruthless Bellingham. Seeds of America Trilogy No. 3
The Baby by Lisa Drakeford
When Olivia opens the bathroom door and finds her best friend, Nicola, giving birth on the floor then asking for Olivia’s help in the aftermath, Olivia finds herself at a loss because of her own problems with a bullying boyfriend and responsibilities for a younger sister, in an engaging, bittersweet drama that explores one cataclysmic event from various viewpoints. A debut novel.
Be Good Be Real Be Crazy by Chelsey Philpot
Having been hopelessly in love with Mia ever since she first waltzed into his small Florida town, Homer agrees to help Mia move to a new home
hundreds of miles away and realizes that the trip will be his last chance to tell her how he feels. By the author of Even in Paradise.
Beast by Brie Spangler
Forced to attend therapy after injuring himself in the wake of a school ban against the hats he uses for camouflage, Dylan, a teen whose burly, hairy appearance causes him to be ostracized, is challenged by a groupmate who becomes more than a friend before revealing her transgender identity.
The Black Key by Amy Ewing
A conclusion to the best-selling trilogy that began with The Jewel finds Violet and her Black Key society fellows preparing to seize power while fighting to secure her sister’s freedom from the Duchess of the Lake. Jewel Trilogy No. 3
Black Widow Red Vengeance by Margaret Stohl
A high-action sequel to Black Widow: Forever Red focuses on the characters of Black Widow and Red Widow to share insight into the powers and
motivations of the infamous assassin and her fl edgling hero-in-training. By the best-selling author of the Beautiful Creatures series.
Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick
Leaving his unhappy marriage in England to work as a journalist in Russia, Arthur Ransome finds himself at the center of the revolution and becomes dangerously entangled with Trotsky’s personal secretary while reporting back to the British on Bolshevik activities.
Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen
A son of a ruling family on a dying desert planet where everyone has forgotten the magic needed to power a critical well struggles to convince an abused slave who wields the power to save the world in spite of her desperation to escape slavery through death.
Boy Robot by Simon Curtis
Discovering on a cataclysmic night of violence that heis actually a robot who was created to be a weapon and is now being targeted for destruction, Isaak joins an underground network of humans and fellow Robots working to bring about peaceful coexistence and must choose between possible death or embracing his more dangerous nature. A first novel.
Caravaggio: Painter on the Run by Marissa Moss
A tale inspired by the life and work of the infl uential master depicts a passionate, rebellious artist who, in his personal and creative arenas, transformed accepted artistic conventions in turn-of-the-17th-century Italy before he was condemned for an accidental death.
The Catalyst by Helena Coggan
A U.S. release of a debut novel by a teen writer follows the experiences of a girl in a war-stricken world where green-eyed, magical rulers maintain a fragile peace and where a mysterious murder reveals long-buried secrets and tests her loyalties.
Cloudwish by Fiona Wood
Strictly categorizing fantasies as positive or negative, Vietnamese-American Vân Uoc works diligently at school and helps care for her traumatized
mother only to question everything when her longtime crush, a boy from a very different culture, starts returning her affections.
A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith
Sent to spend the summer with family members in Japan after a failed suicide attempt, young Reiko visits a historic village from the 19th-century Edo period and finds herself traveling back in time into the life of a young woman whose passionate determination for vengeance is triggered by a devastating secret.
The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
Growing up alongside a galactic senator’s daughter she is sworn to protect, Nemesis is forced to assume her charge’s identity when a power-mad Emperor attempts to thwart a rebellion against his corrupt forces.
Empire Decayed by Daniel Kraus
A conclusion to the story that began in At the Edge of Empire finds Zebulon’s ongoing efforts for redemption marked by a mission in Nazi Germany, a sojourn in a secretive suburban community, a social change demonstration that leads to Woodstock and an encounter with madness in the desert. The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch No. 2
Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel
Seventeen-year-old Samuel Bolt and his archeologist father are determined to excavate the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, the “rex,” as are Rachel Cartland and her father, creating a rivalry that pushes the two young people together and forces them to decide between joining together to fi nd their quarry and make a new life together or allow enmity to keep them from both the rex and each other.
Everyone We’ve Been by Sarah Everett
Fearing for her sanity in the aftermath of an accident that triggers memory lapses and encounters with a boy nobody else can see, Addison visits a
shadowy medical facility in search of a cure and discovers that not only has she been there before but also she has had certain memories erased, including those about a particular boy.
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
A sequel to Illuminae follows the experiences of privileged station captain’s daughter Hanna and Nik, a reluctant crime family member, who confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault on the isolated Jump Station Heimdall. Illuminae Files
Girls Like Me by Lola Stvil
Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight and threats from a girl bully in school, so when she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, she’s too insecure to tell him who she is until her two best friends (as well as Kermit and Miss Piggy) help love prevail.
Glitter by Aprilynne Pike
Blackmailed into becoming a murderous young king’s new queen in a near-future Versailles where people live in accordance with 18th-century culture but use technology to render court life frivolous, Dani is given six months to raise money by selling drugs so that she can escape her treacherous existence. By the bestselling author of the Wings series.
Goldenhand by Garth Nix
A much-anticipated latest installment, set six months after the events of Abhorsen and directly after the events of the novella “The Creature in the Case,” finds Lirael receiving a warning from her long-dead mother that compels her to use her new powers to safeguard the Old Kingdom. Old Kingdom series No. 5
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
Struggling to pick up the pieces of her life after her mother’s death and ostracized by her peers because of her weight, Libby is tangled up in a cruel high school game with a charismatic boy whose disability prevents him from recognizing faces. By the best-selling author of All the Bright Places.
Hotel for the Lost by Suzanne Young
En route to live with her grandmother after her mother’s death, Audrey arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, where she joins the hotel staff to watch a fancy ballroom affair while learning about a fateful mystery on the hotel’s 13th fl oor. By the best-selling author of The Program.
How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You by Tara Eglington
Cast as a lead in a high school production, 16-year-old Aurora juggles her rehearsals and efforts to play matchmaker for her friends with her determination to save her fi rst kiss for a secret admirer before her role requires her to kiss an annoying co-star.
The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain
Entering the high-risk underworld to save her beloved Haden, Daphne finds herself betrothed to Haden’s conniving half-brother, Garrick, while Haden rapidly succumbs to a deadly poison. By the author of the Dark Divine trilogy. Into the Dark series No. 3
In Case You Missed It by Sarah Darer Littman
Making epic plans for the summer after her junior year, Sammy is horrified when hackers steal everything from her family’s private cloud, including her journal, exposing her most closely guarded secrets to her parents and friends. By the award-winning author of Confessions of a Closet Catholic.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
Performing as magicians at an infamous gangster’s club by night and conning elite patrons by day, two friends from 1919 Boston confront the precariousness of their lives when two co-workers are shot and their boss disappears, causing them to be targeted by the police.
It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Humiliated by a public breakup right before the prom, popular prom committee head Avery examines her history of failed relationships to determine her own culpability and makes some surprising discoveries. By the author of Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink.
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Becoming a prime suspect when his girlfriend disappears after a night spent together, Flynn struggles to uncover the truth without revealing his own dangerous secrets. A first novel.
Life Uploaded by Sierra Furtado
Wanting to be recognized for her zany sense of humor and savvy fashion sense, 16-year-old Harper achieves fame as a YouTube vlogger and struggles to balance her celebrity with the everyday stresses of high school life, an effort that is challenged by a hater and her disappointment over her crush’s true character.
Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis
Lapsing into aimlessness with a crowd of rebellious older kids after her sister’s death, a once science-loving teen is sent to a state park summer work camp where she meets a young man who respects her true interests and encourages her to be herself. By the author of Belly.
The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
Forced by a reckless mistake to leave her privileged life to move in with her undercover cop dad and transfer to a public school, 17-year-old Frankie is drawn to the community’s fastest street racer, Marco, and risks everything to follow her heart.
Messenger by Carol Lynch Williams
Manifesting her family’s ability to communicate with ghosts, 15-year-old Evie tries to ignore her gift in spite of the ghost of a family member who seems determined to make contact.
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
A conclusion to the bestselling series fi nds a victorious but increasingly dark Adelina confronting past demons in the wake of a new threat that endangers every Elite, an adversary that forces the Roses to join the Daggers on a perilous quest. Young Elites No. 3
Moon Chosen by P. C. Cast
When her clan is torn apart by a deadly attack, Mari, an Earth Walker with unique healing powers, is chosen by a special animal ally, reveals her forbidden dual nature and forges a tumultuous alliance with a rival clan to save her people. Tales of a New World No. 1
My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill
Anticipating an unfulfilling summer after receiving a rejection from a fine arts program, southerner Dee Wilkie takes a job working on the set of a film starring a famous teen actor whose off-putting personality hides his private heartache.
Nemesis by Anna Banks
The New York Times bestselling author of the Syrena Legacy presents a thrilling futuristic fantasy in which the fate of the world’s energy source is in the hands of a prince and princess who are rivals and who form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Believing himself to be a romantic despite never having been in love himself, high school senior Henry falls for newcomer Grace, a remarkable girl with a disability who is chosen as his co-editor for the school paper. A first novel.
The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz
When the adults in their community suddenly transform into ferocious, inhuman beings, Chance and his older brother, Patrick, take refuge with other kids in the community’s school, where they attempt to discover the source of the plague before Patrick’s 18th birthday arrives.
Replica by Lauren Oliver
Escaping from the clandestine research facility where they were created, two replicas, or human models — known more by their numerical designations than by their individual names — team up with a sickly girl who has mysterious family ties to the facility. By the bestselling author of Before I Fall.
Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas
A darkly imaginative retelling of Sleeping Beauty follows the efforts of princess Rose and her companions, the mysterious Griff and the witty Quirk, to break three curses at the risk of either freeing or condemning their kingdom, in a tale set half a century after the events of Ash & Bramble.
The Row by J. R. Johansson
Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett’s father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained his innocence, but the month before his execution date, he secretly confesses his guilt to Riley, and though he immediately takes back the confession, Riley is determined to uncover the truth then discovers something that will forever change everything she has believed about the family she loves.
Rules of the Game by James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton
An explosive conclusion to the Endgame trilogy finds the remaining Players desperately searching for the final key before Endgame triggers the ultimate destruction of the world. Endgame series No. 3
Saving Red by Sonya Sones
A novel in verse by the author of Stop Pretending follows the experiences of 14-year-old Molly, who is forced to confront painful realities in her own life while struggling to help a spirited but mentally ill homeless girl during the holiday season
The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet by Natasha Farrant
A spirited reimagining of Austen’s beloved classic, written from the perspective of Lizzie’s wild youngest sister, Lydia, follows her efforts to defy convention and win the hand of the scoundrel Wickham during a summer by the seaside in fashionable Brighton.
Secrets in the Snow: A Novel of Intrigue and Romance by Michaela MacColl
More interested in writing novels than participating in her family’s eager efforts to marry her off, Jane Austen finds something lacking in every suitor before meeting the mysterious Mr. Lefroy, whose suit is challenged by a murder that compels Jane to clear her family of suspicion.
The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan. Foreword by Neil Gaiman. Intro by Jack Zipes.
An illustrated volume of fairy tales inspired by Grimms’ classics illuminates their beautiful, monstrous and macabre themes as brought to life by the Oscar-winning creator of Tales From Outer Suburbia.
Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
Shattered when her parents reveal their illegal immigrant status and that the education she has worked so hard to earn may be impossible, Jasmine struggles to redefi ne her sense of identity while bonding with the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. By the award-winning author of The Isle of the Lost.
Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
A young woman with a mechanical heart, living in an epidemic-ravaged city where survivors have received prosthetics created by her famed scientist father, endeavors to build a companion for herself in a world that fears advanced technology. A first novel by the author of Not Lost.
Speed of Life by J. M. Kelly
Impoverished 18-year-old Crystal and Amber, her twin, make a pact to raise Amber’s baby together and create a better life for them all, but when an opportunity arises for Crystal to go to college to learn to restore classic cars, she is left with a difficult choice: to follow her dreams or stay behind to honor the promise she made to her sister.
The Stand-In by Steve Bloom
Volunteering to step in when a girl at his cousin’s school is stood up by her date for Homecoming, Brooks receives an unexpected, lucrative tip that compels him to start an escort service for wealthy teens, a job that leads him to make a few moral compromises. A first novel.
Star Wars Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston. Created by Jason P. Wojtowicz.
A tale spanning former Jedi apprentice Ahsoka’s story between The Clone Wars and Rebels finds her struggling to find her place after the devastating events of Order 66, describing how her resolve to fight the Empire leads her to Bail Organa and the Rebel Alliance.
Still Life With Tornado by A. S. King
Fearing she is suffering from an existential crisis when her creativity becomes blocked, talented artist Sarah confronts visions of her past and future selves before awakening to the devastatingly unoriginal brokenness of her parents’ toxic marriage. By the award-winning author of I Crawl Through It.
The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby
When the cruel sister who went missing four years earlier is found and reunited with her family, Nico struggles to set aside painful memories in order to help her transformed sibling, now suffering from retrograde amnesia, while the dark details of what really happened on that fateful day four years past continue to haunt Nico.
Tattoo Atlas by Tim Floreen
Tormented by nightmares after his friend is convicted for committing a horrific crime, Rem is chosen to undergo an experimental brain procedure
intended to stop violent impulses before he forges a deeper bond with his friend and starts to question the veracity of the conviction.
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Falling in with a group of intense friends after moving from New York to Florida, Sloane bonds with social-media star Vera and Vera’s serious twin brother, Gabe, before agreeing to help the family by tracking down a beloved painting by their late mother that has gone missing. By the author of First & Then.
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Told in alternating chapters, a holiday-themed Dash and Lily romance is set during the 12 days before Christmas as the young couple joins a group traveling to Manhattan in order to recapture the magic of the season for Lily, who is struggling with a loved one’s illness. Dash & Lily series No. 2
Useless Bay by M. J. Beaufrand
Serving as Whidbey Island’s unofficial search-and-rescue team, the brawny Gray quintuplets embark on a search for a missing boy and realize that something sinister has happened when they discover the body of the child’s mother instead. By the Edgar Award-winning author of The River.
We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash
Two teens become the only ones in their community to discover the truth about a beautiful cheerleader’s suicide during a Friday night football game, in a high-suspense tale set in the days following the tragedy. By the author of the graphic memoir, Honor Girl.
The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati
Anthropomorphizing the depressive side of her bipolar disorder as a relentless being of darkness she calls “Zero,” 17-year-old Catherine stockpiles
her medications, planning to commit suicide when her depression returns, but she doesn’t count on actually feeling better as a result of numerous factors and is soon challenged to see a future for herself.
What Light by Jay Asher
Dividing her life between her family’s Oregon Christmas tree farm and the California tree lot where they spend the holiday seasons, Sierra falls for
a boy who lives under the shadow of a terrible mistake, a relationship that is met with disapproval and suspicion. By the best-selling author of Thirteen Reasons Why.