Trendy Reads for Teens

Game

Game

Walter Dean Myers
YA FICTION MYERS

Drew Lawson knows basketball is taking him places. It has to, because his grades certainly aren’t. But lately his plan has run squarely into a pick. Coach’s new offense has made another player a star, and Drew won’t let anyone disrespect his game. Just as his team makes the playoffs, Drew must come up with something big to save his fading college prospects. It’s all up to Drew to find out just how deep his game really is.

Gemina

Gemina

Mie Kaufman
YA FICTION KAUFMAN

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 her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Bright Smoke Cold Fire

Bright Smoke Cold Fire

Samund Hodge
FICTION HODGE

When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die. As a Sister of the Thorn, Runajo is the only person who believes her city is in grave danger. No one believes her and no one seems willing to stand with her to ensure its safety. As she further investigates mysterious happenings within her order, she inadvertently pulls a girl named Juliet from death’s grip.

The Midnight Star

The Midnight Star

Marie Lu
YA FICTION LU

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained. When a new danger appears, Adelina s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

Ransom Riggs
YA FICTION RIGGS

The Ghosts of Heaven is a mesmerizing new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick, that is connected by four episodes. They are there in prehistory, when a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs; there tens of centuries later, hiding in the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take so-called witch, Anna; there in the halls of a Long Island hospital in the early 20th century, with an ocen-watching mad poet; and in the far future, with an astronaut on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world.

King’s Cage

King’s Cage

Victoria Aveyard
YA FICTION AVEYARD

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?