Best Books for Teens 2014

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All the Truth That's In Me
Julie Berry

TEEN BERRY

What is left for Judith in a town that considers her a pariah after her tongue is cut out and she is left defenseless?


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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Holly Black

HORROR TEEN BLACK

Welcome to Coldtown, a quarantined home for vampires, the infected, and humans, both adoring and those trapped inside. The price for residence is, however, that you can never leave.


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The Assassin's Curse
Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin’s Curse
SF TEEN CLARKE

Ananna inadvertently saves the life of the assassin, Naji, invoking an unbreakable curse. Determined to break the curse, Naji and Ananna set out to find the cure.


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Pirate Cinema
Cory Doctorow

SF TEEN DOCTOROW

Where the internet is essential, Trent’s family’s loss of access due to his digital piracy is devastating. Homeless and on his own, can he survive long enough to fight back?


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Obsidian Mirror
Catherine Fisher

Chronoptika
SF TEEN FISHER

Fantasy and reality blur as characters from different centuries converge on a lonely British manor seeking control of a mysteriously powerful mirror.


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Dark Triumph
Robin LaFevers

His Fair Assassin
HIST TEEN LAFEVERS

In this sequel to Grave Mercy, Sybella, a trained assassin, is sent back to live with her father, a sadistic Lord. When she defies him, she has to battle to stay alive.


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Two Boys Kissing
David Levithan

TEEN LEVITHAN

Harry and Craig are going for the Guinness World Record for the longest kiss, and everyone is watching, including generations of gay men that have gone before them.


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Scarlet
Marissa Meyer

Lunar Chronicles
SF TEEN MEYER

In this science fiction retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Scarlet finds herself drawn to the rugged, mysterious Wolf, as she searches for clues about her missing grandmother. A seqel to Cinder


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How to Lead a Life of Crime
Kirsten Miller

TEEN MILLER

Flick has been living on the streets with Joi and her band of urchins when he is blackmailed into attending a prestigious school for criminals.


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Ketchup Clouds
Annabel Pitcher

TEEN PITCHER

In a series of letters to a death row inmate, Zoe tells the story of how she fell for two brothers and the heartbreaking aftermath.


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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Matthew Quick

TEEN QUICK

Tragedy or another day? One small gesture will make the difference for Leonard Peacock and those around him.


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Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell

TEEN ROWELL

Eleanor and Park don’t fit in anywhere, except with each other.


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Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell

TEEN ROWELL

Online, Cath is famous. In real life, at her first year in college she is a nobody. Can she navigate being just Cath without her fan fiction to hide behind?


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Steelheart
Brandon Sanderson

Reckoners
SF TEEN SANDERSON

Eight-year-old David witnessed the death of his father at the hand of the powerful Epic Steelheart. Ten years later, he’s out for revenge.


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The Beginning of Everything
Robyn Schneider

TEEN SCHNEIDER

Ezra thinks that everyone has a tragedy waiting for them, but an accident makes him realize that it’s what comes after the tragedy that really matters.


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This Is What Happy Looks Like
Jennifer E. Smith

ROM TEEN SMITH

If fate sent you an e-mail, would you answer?


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Coda
Emma Trevayne

Coda
SF TEEN TREVAYNE

The Corp has used rhythm and melody to control a music-addicted population for generations, but when the fight for freedom begins, a rogue band brings a new sound.


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Rose Under Fire
Elizabeth Wein

HIST TEEN WEIN

During World War II a female American transport pilot is captured and sent to a German concentration camp, where she witnesses the cruelties of starvation, corporal punishment, and medical experimentation. The sequel to Code Name Verity.


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In the Shadow of Blackbirds
Cat Winters

HIST TEEN WINTERS

Mary Shelley does not hold with the Spiritualism fad consuming America in 1918, but when her sweetheart dies, she finds herself haunted by both a spirit and a mystery.


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The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave
SF TEEN YANCEY

After surviving four waves of destruction, Cassie must fight killer human-lookalikes and trust a mysterious boy in order to survive and rescue her brother.


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Paper Valentine
Brenna Yovanoff

SF TEEN YOVANOFF

As if being haunted by her best friend wasn’t enough, Hannah is falling in love with a juvenile delinquent and there’s a serial killer on the loose.


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