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Five years after becoming the spokesperson for Psi kids, Zu is accused of a horrifying act and must fight to clear her name.

Why Are There No More Cheerleaders in the Town of Sunnybook?

From LITTLE MONSTERS author Kara Thomas comes a chilling thriller about an eerie sequence of events that leaves five cheerleaders dead.

Take Your Reading into Space with THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE

Romy's parent's deaths left her alone on the Infinity, but with a new ship getting closer, she will learn that there are worse things than loneliness.

Check Out Our Beach Bag of Books Feature for 2018

We're featuring 10 amazing YA novels that are all perfect for your summer reading TBR!

Ultimate Reading List: Our MUST-Reads for July

We're adding two titles to our Ultimate Reading List this month --- you do not want to miss them!

Check Out Our July Guy-Brary Bookshelf!

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

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July Teen Board Question
Summer is the season for blockbusters --- aka the movies that nearly everyone rushes out to see. While we love a good movie, the ones that really draw our attention are the ones based on books. This month, we asked our Teen Board members which of their favorite books they would adapt as either movies or television shows and why? Click here for Part 1 of their answers below 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!” This month, we're adding SCREAM ALL NIGHT by Derek Milman (Contemporary Fiction/Horror) and THE FUTURE WILL BE BS FREE by Will McIntosh (Dystopian).

Latest Reviews

In Makersville, Indiana, people know all about Ronney --- he’s from that mixed-race family with the dad who tried to kill himself, the pill-popping mom and the genius kid sister. If having a family like that wasn’t bad enough, the local eccentric at the edge of town decided one night to open up all the cages of his exotic zoo and then kill himself. With his parents checked out, Ronney is left tending to his sister’s mounting fears of roaming lions and stopping his best friend from going on a suburban safari. Can Ronney figure out a way to hold it together as his world falls apart?

Ivy doesn’t know much about her birth mother. She knows that she is now the same age Bridget was when she placed Ivy for adoption. She knows that Bridget was the one who named her. And she knows that 15 years ago Bridget disappeared from Ivy’s and her adoptive moms’ lives. Ivy wants to discover more about herself, but as she goes to find Bridget, she can’t help but feel that the risks might far outweigh the benefits of knowing where she comes from and why her birth mother chose to walk away.

Save the Date by Morgan Matson - Contemporary Romance

Charlie Grant’s sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait --- for the first time in years, all of her older siblings will be together. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend. The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be a disaster. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only plays covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is distractingly...cute. Over the course of three days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about her family. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff - Science Fiction

The robot gladiator 17-year-old Eve spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she's on the local gangster's wanted list and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel --- called a "Lifelike" because they resemble humans --- will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves...and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.

Chloe Sanders spends her days crushing on a guy named Mateo, being mostly ignored by Eve and Holly, and wishing the cornfields of Iowa didn’t feel so incredibly lonely. Then a new girl transfers to her high school --- Chloe Donnelly. This Chloe is bold and arty and now suddenly everyone is referring to Chloe Sanders as “Other Chloe.” Chloe Donnelly introduces all her friends to a dangerous game: a girls vs. guys challenge that only has one rule --- obtain information by any means necessary. When the game turns nasty, Mateo chooses Other Chloe to help him expose everything Chloe Donnelly has done. But neither realize just how much the truth could cost them in the end.

Fleur Waters never takes anything seriously --- until she shows up at her local boxing club one day to prove a point. She's the only girl there, and the warm-up alone is exhausting but when she lands her first uppercut on a punching bag she feels a rare glow of satisfaction. Fleur's overprotective mom can't abide the idea of her entering a boxing ring Her friends and boyfriend don't get it either, but it's Fleur's body, Fleur's life. So she digs in her heels in hope that she can overcome the obstacles and strike a blow for equality.

Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol - Dystopian Fiction

On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go. Roselle’s privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor. But Roselle finds an ally --- and more --- in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave. Can Roselle create a destiny of her own? Or will her Fate override everything she fights for --- even love?

When a building collapses around five teenagers --- and they just barely escape --- they know something strange is going on. Little by little, the group pieces together a theory: Their parents are working together to kill them all. Is it true? And if so, how did their parents come together --- and why? And, most importantly, how can the five of them work together to save themselves? With an unlikely group of heroes, sky-high stakes, and two budding romances, this gripping murder mystery will keep readers guessing until the last page.

When Aisha Un-Haad's brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor's salary isn't enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home. Key Tanaka awakens in a Scela body with only hazy memories of her life before. She knows she's from the privileged end of the Fleet, but she has no recollection of why she chose to give up a life of luxury to become a hulking cyborg soldier. If she can make it through the training, she might have a shot at recovering her missing past.

Emma's life takes a turn when she falls in love for the first time with someone off-limits: her new foster brother, the tormented Dylan. Meanwhile, Emma’s AP English class is reading WUTHERING HEIGHTS, and she’s been assigned to echo Bronte’s style in an epistolary format. Distraught by the escalating intensity of their mutual attraction, Emma and Dylan try to constrain their romance to the page --- for fear of threatening Dylan’s chances at being adopted. But the strength of first love is all-consuming, and they soon get enveloped in a passionate relationship with a very uncertain outcome.

Campfire Written by Shawn Sarles with a foreword by James Patterson - Horror

While camping in a remote location, Maddie Davenport gathers around the fire with her friends and family to tell scary stories. Caleb, the handsome young guide, shares the local legend of the ferocious Mountain Men who hunt unsuspecting campers and leave their mark by carving grisly antlers into their victims' foreheads. The next day, the story comes true. Now Maddie and her family are lost in the deep woods --- with no way out --- being stalked by their worst nightmares. Because there were other, more horrifying stories told that night --- and Maddie's about to find out just how they end...

The Unfortunates by Kim Liggett - Contemporary Fiction

When 17-year-old senator's son Grant Tavish is involved in a fatal accident, all he wants to do is face the consequences. But those consequences never come, even if headlines of "affluenza" do. The truth soon becomes clear: due to his father's connections, Grant is going to get away with murder. When Grant seizes the opportunity to stage an accident on the Appalachian Trail and disappear, the cave system collapses, trapping him miles beneath the surface with four other teens. As they struggle to survive, they realize there's something else down there. And it's hunting them.