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Angie Thomas Returns to Garden Heights with ON THE COME UP

In Angie Thomas' second book, she introduces Bri, a 16-year-old who dreams of being a rapper, but goes viral for all the wrong reasons.

Leigh Bardugo Returns to the Grishaverse with KING OF SCARS

Nikolai has always had a gift for the impossible, but now he must find a way to vanquish the deadly legacy inside him or lose Ravka forever.

Return to the Witchlands with Susan Dennard's BLOODWITCH

Bloodwitch Aeduan must confront his own father and his past to save a monastery that holds more than just faith.

Laura Sebastian Returns with LADY SMOKE, the Sequel to ASH PRINCESS

Theo has taken back her rightful title, but her people remain enslaved. To get them back, she will need an army.

Ultimate Reading List: Our MUST-Reads for February

Check out the books we recommend this month!

Check Out Our February Guy-Brary Bookshelf!

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

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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!” This month, we're adding ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas; THE GIVER (Graphic Novel) (Giver Quartet) written by Lois Lowry with illustrations by P. Craig Russell; THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY by Hanna Alkaf; WATCH US RISE by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan; THE ART OF LOSING by Lizzy Mason; THE WEIGHT OF A THOUSAND FEATHERS by Brian Conaghan; WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE by Tehlor Kay Mejia; and THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS by Bill Konigsberg.

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Find the magic in your life with this year-long journal. On every page you will find an introspective question to respond to, or an evocative quotation from the novels of the Grishaverse --- a magical world created by bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Open your windows to the moon, write down what each prompt or quote conjures in your mind and let this journal guide you through 365 days of magical self reflection. This gorgeously designed journal includes foil accents and a ribbon bookmark.

Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends and her parents’ failed marriage, but mostly about her mother’s growing depression. Molly spends her California summer alternately watching out for her little brother Angus and tip-toeing around her mother’s raw feelings. As Molly digs into her mother’s past, she finds a secret hidden in her mother’s dresser that may be the key to unlocking a family mystery dating to 1918 New York --- a secret that could destroy or save their future.

Any Second by Kevin Emerson - Contemporary Fiction

Five years after being kidnapped, Elian's captor sends him into the mall --- with a bomb strapped to his chest. Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way.  Whether it's chance or fate, Maya keeps Eli from ending them all. And now nothing is the same. Drawn together by their dark pasts, Maya and Eli know it takes only seconds for their entire worlds to change. But time will tell if meeting each other will change them for better or worse.

The Me I Meant to Be by Sophie Jordan - Contemporary Fiction

Willa Evans has no intention of breaking girl code. So what if she’s always secretly loved her next-door neighbor Zach? As her best friend’s boyfriend, he was always off-limits and it needs to stay that way, even though they just broke up. Even though every time she turns around he’s there, tempting her. Flor Hidalgo has a lot on her plate: her breakup with Zach, her dad’s new dating life and her struggling grades. So why can’t she stop thinking about her hot, know-it-all tutor? At least she’s got Willa, her constant in the chaos.

Unnatural Disasters by Jeff Hirsch - Science Fiction

Will the Class of 2049 be the last class ever? Lucy Weaver has her future all figured out. Make an appearance at prom, ditch graduation and then head out on a road trip with her boyfriend, Luke. But when everyone’s phones start to ring halfway through the dance, Lucy knows something terrible has happened. Decades of climate change have left the world teetering on the brink --- entire cities drowned, violent extremism on the rise, millions of refugees with nowhere to turn. Is this the night it finally slips over the edge?

In the mid-to-late-nineteenth century, a burgeoning science called electricity promised to shine new light on the nation.Soon a fiery war was under way to be the first to light (and run) the world with electricity. Thomas Edison, the inventor of direct current (DC), engaged in a brutal battle with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, the inventors of alternating current (AC). The prize: a nationwide monopoly in electric current. Brimming with action, suspense and rich historicalinformation about these inventors, here is the rousing account of one of the world’s defining scientific competitions.

Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings, Abby isn’t going to take any chances. Which is where the list comes in. Abby gives herself one month to do 10 things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). 

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February 14, 2018. This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of tragedy is a poignant representation of grief, anger, determination, healing and hope. The intimate collection includes poetry, eyewitness accounts, letters, speeches, journal entries, drawings and photographs. Full of heartbreaking loss, a rally cry for change and hope for a safe future, these artistic pieces will inspire readers to reflect on their own lives and the importance of valuing and protecting the ones you love.

Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage. But Hedy is also intelligent. At lavish Vienna dinner parties, she overhears the Third Reich's plans. One night in 1937, desperate to escape her controlling husband and the rise of the Nazis, she disguises herself and flees her husband's castle. She lands in Hollywood, where she becomes Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But Hedy is keeping a secret even more shocking than her Jewish heritage: she is a scientist. She has an idea that might help the country and that might ease her guilt for escaping alone --- if anyone will listen to her.

After the adventure of a lifetime, Zen leads a safe, comfortable life of luxury. But he misses the thrill of riding the rails, of dodging danger and of breathing the air of different planets. Most of all of course he misses Nova --- lost to him forever in a distant world. But then one day a mysterious message arrives, and that's all Zen needs to head right off, ready for anything. Except that no one could be ready for what he finds...Thrilling, thought-provoking and breathtaking, this finale to the Railhead trilogy weaves a web of wonder, full of characters and events you will never forget.