best new teen books for summer 2013

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Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy)
Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.


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The Diviners
Libba Bray

Seventeen-year-old Evie O’Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.


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Bitterblue (Graceling)
Kristin Cashore

Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities.


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Fever (Chemical Garden)
Lauren DeStefano

In a future where genetic engineering has cured humanity of all diseases, but has also produced a virus that kills all females by age twenty and all males by the age twenty-five, teenaged Rhine escapes her forced marriage and journeys back to New York to find her twin brother.


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The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.


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Seraphina
Rachel Hartman

SF TEEN HARTMAN

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.


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Every Day
David Levithan

SF TEEN LEVITHAN

Every morning A wakes in a different person’s body, in a different person’s life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon.


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I Hunt Killers
Barry Lyga

TEEN LYGA

Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious “Dear Old Dad,” but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father’s wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town’s newest murderer, “The Impressionist”.


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Froi of the Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles
Melina Marchetta

SF TEEN MARCHETTA

Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been taken roughly and lovingly in hand by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family but is soon sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn where he must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad princess.


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Cinder (Lunar Chronicles)
Marissa Meyer

SF TEEN MEYER

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.


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Insurgent (Divergent)
Veronica Roth

SF TEEN ROTH

As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves-, and herself, while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.


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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Jennifer E. Smith

ROM TEEN SMITH

Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.


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Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip
Jordan Sonnenblick

TEEN SONNENBLICK

After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman’s athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.


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The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle)
Maggie Stiefvater

SF TEEN STIEFVATER

Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent’s only gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own, and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.


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Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Laini Taylor

SF TEEN TAYLOR

Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is and what she is. But she struggles with how far she’ll go to avenge her people.


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Code Name Verity
Elizabeth Wein

HIST TEEN WEIN

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.


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Where Things Come Back
John Corey Whaley

PRINTZ TEEN WHALEY

Seventeen-year-old Cullen’s summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin’s death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother’s sudden disappearance.


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The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
Allan Wolf

HIST TEEN WOLF

Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope—twenty-four haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy, as well as the iceberg itself, are evoked in a stunning tour de force.


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