Trendy Reads for Teens

The You I’ve Never Known

The You I’ve Never Known

Ellen Hopkins
YA FICTION HOPKINS

How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby. Dad says home is wherever the two of them are, but Ariel is now seventeen and after years of new apartments, new schools, and new faces, all she wants is to put down some roots.

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

Sarah Dessen
YA FICTION DESSEN

Nights have always been Auden’s time, her chance to escape everything that’s going on around her. Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide. Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen. . . .

 The White Horse Trick

The White Horse Trick

Kate Thompson
YA FICTION THOMPSON

The world is drowning. Freak storms and devastating hurricanes sweep across the countryside. No one has enough food or firewood—electricity is an option only for the tyrannical Commander—and then the Commander begins stealing young children away.

We Are Okay

We Are Okay

Nina Lacour
YA FICTION LACOUR

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid.

Caraval

Caraval

Stephanie Garber
YA FICTION GARBER

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father who has arranged a marriage for her. Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show only to be kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer. This season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Carve the Mark

Carve the Mark

Veronica Roth
YA FICTION ROTH

Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth’s stunning new science-fiction fantasy series. On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?