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Read the Debut Fantasy that has Everyone Talking!

In this West Africa-inspired fantasy, a young girl battles an evil king and a dangerous landscape to bring magic back to her home.

Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me Series Continues with RESTORE ME

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her.

Read the Explosive Finale to the Illuminae Files

Dynamic duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff return with the thrilling final book in their bestselling series.

THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS is a Poignant, Heartfelt Debut

Music brought Autumn, Shay and Logan together. Death might pull them apart.

Ultimate Reading List: Our MUST-Reads for March

See the books we think every teen should read this month!

Check Out Our March Guy-Brary Bookshelf!

We’re back with our March Guy-Brary update recommending guy-friendly books releasing throughout the month!

Features and Contests

March Teen Board Question
As you may or may not know, March is Women’s History Month, a time when we celebrate all the rockin’ ladies who gave their lives and efforts to making the world a much better (and more equal) place. With that in mind, we asked our Teen Board members about some of their favorite female authors or heroines, whether they are endlessly witty, fiercely strong, or always writing the perfect endings to complicated storylines. Click here to see part 1 of who they're celebrating this month and click here for part 2.

Ultimate Reading List Monthly Update
One of our most popular features on Teenreads is our Ultimate Reading List, a selection of books that are compelling, beautifully written, pure fun, thought-provoking or edge-of-your-seat gripping --- books that we would hand to someone and say, “Read this!” Here are the titles we've added this month: WHEN MY HEART JOINS THE THOUSAND by A. J. Steiger (Contemporary Fiction); SPEAK: The Graphic Novel written by Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrated by Emily Carroll (Graphic Novel); and AMERICANIZED: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi (Memoir).

Latest Reviews

Twelve Steps to Normal Written by Farrah Penn with Forward by James Patterson - Contemporary Fiction

When Kira's father enters rehab, she's forced to leave everything behind --- her home, her best friends, her boyfriend...everything she loves. Now her father's sober (again) and Kira is returning home, determined to get her life back to normal...exactly as it was before she was sent away. But is that what Kira really wants?

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston - Science Fiction

Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09 --- one of the last remaining illegal Metals --- has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him. Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers.Now their entire kingdom is after them --- and the coordinates --- and not everyone wants them captured alive. 

Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions --- art, music, dramatics, wit and knowledge --- Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true --- she is left without a patron. Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. But there is much more to his story. And now, with war brewing, Brienna must choose which side she will remain loyal to: passion or blood.

Maid of the King's Court by Lucy Worsley - Historical Fiction

Clever, headstrong Elizabeth Rose Camperdowne knows her duty. As the sole heiress to an old but impoverished noble family, Eliza must marry a man of wealth and title --- it’s the only fate for a girl of her standing. But when a surprising turn of events lands her in the royal court as a maid of honor to Anne of Cleves, Eliza is drawn into the dizzying, dangerous orbit of Henry the Eighth and struggles to distinguish friend from foe. 

Freya by Matthew Laurence - Fantasy

There's far more to Sara Vanadi than meets the eye. In her prime, she was Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war and death --- though that past hardly seems to matter now. For an ancient goddess in the 21st century, true believers --- and the strength they bring --- are painfully hard to find. But when a new, rising power threatens to remake the world by bending the divine to its will, Sara realizes her days of hiding have ended, and a chance to claw her way out of the history books has arrived. She'll just need new clothes and a manicure before she gets started.

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields, and use it for good?

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Science Fiction

Kady, Ezra, Hanna and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza. Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When an old flame from Asha's past reappears, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall and hearts will be broken.

In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner - Contemporary Fiction

Seventeen-year-old Klee’s father was the center of his life. Until his death. Now, forced to live in the suburbs with his mom, Klee can’t help but feel he’s lost all the identifying parts of himself --- his beloved father, weekly trips to the MoMA and the energy of New York City. That is until he meets Sarah in art class. Suddenly it seems as if she’s the only thing that makes him happy. But when an act of betrayal sends him reeling, Klee lands in a psychiatric hospital for teens in Northhollow. While there, he undergoes intensive therapy and goes back over the pieces of his life to find out what was real, what wasn’t and whether he can stand on his own feet again.

Join 15 of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.

When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original 8 settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. Fast-forward one hundred-some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. She has reason to hope: her supernatural powers, if they can be called that, are unexceptional. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure she’ll be smack in the eye of it.

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk - Contemporary Fiction

Autumn always knew exactly who she was: a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan has always turned to writing love songs when his real love life was a little less than perfect. But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Despite the odds, one band's music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind.

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena - Contemporary Fiction

Sixteen-year-old Zarin is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip. So how is it that 18-year-old Porus has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that.