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October 17, 2016
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Hi Teenreaders,

Happy October! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been gearing up for Halloween by binge-watching all of your spookiest Halloween favorites and eating way too much candy (I have to test it for the trick-or-treaters, it’s totally legit). Now that it’s definitely fall, there have also been tons of books to keep up with, not to mention bookish events --- which I can finally attend in cozy sweaters, though today we are having a really warm day in the city harkening back to summer. Go away warm weather!

When I’m not stuffing my face with candy (and sometimes when I am), I’ve been racing all over New York City for some major events. During the first week of October, I saw the film adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and loved it. I rarely get the chance to go to the movies, so this was a big excursion for me and it totally delivered. Later that week, I trekked uptown for an event held by Fierce Reads --- a brand of YA books that are, well, fierce --- where I got to see authors Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy series), Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles), Emma Mills (THIS ADVENTURE ENDS) and Caleb Roehrig (LAST SEEN LEAVING). While I enjoyed all of the guests, I have to say that debut author Caleb Roehrig stole the show --- and I’m not just saying that because we share an affinity for all things Nancy Drew. I read Caleb’s book a few months ago and literally could not put it down, so I was delighted to find out that he’s super charming and funny in person. I’m going to go ahead and say that he’s one to watch, especially if you like your fiction with a side of thrills ’n’ chills. You can see an awesome and not at all posed photo of Caleb above on the left and read our review below.

Now for the event you’ve all been waiting to hear about: New York Comic Con. This was my second time attending, but my first time doing more than just walking around wide-eyed and overwhelmed. I attended with interns Dana and Maya, and reviewers Matt and Kat, and we all had a blast. This year, NYCC also had BookCon programming along for the fun, so there were plenty of YA book events happening all weekend long --- but please don’t remind my feet about it. I hate to pick favorite panels, but I think Epic Reads wins for allowing readers to come to genre-specific meetups with their favorite authors. Dana and I both met Mindy McGinnis (THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES) and Brittany Cavarallo (A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE), and had an awesome time asking them questions and getting our books signed. You can read more about our NYCC fun on our blog, where we have two posts about the event: one is a general overview of our experiences, while the other includes in-depth coverage for each panel we attended. You can see a photo of my #NYCC-inspired nails above in the middle --- when you get to do this and say it's for work, life is good!

Although I hate to say it, I’ve been in a bit of a book slump recently. Fortunately, attending Comic Con was just the boost I needed to get me excited about new releases again --- so much so that I went straight home on Sunday night and read an entire book (THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake) on my bus ride home. I’ve been reading like crazy since then, and I feel like a whole new person! That’s not the only inspiration I found at NYCC, though. I was so excited to be around people dressed to the nines for their fandoms that I couldn't stop thinking about the ways I could dress up for my favorite reads. I present our latest blog series, Fashionable Fiction, a collection of trendy outfits inspired by the latest YA releases. My intern Dana and I spent a very fun afternoon putting these together, and I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you. This month, we’re focusing on REPLICA by Lauren Oliver for the ladies, and THE LOVELY RECKLESS by Kami Garcia and HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven for the fellas. Click here to see how you can incorporate your favorite reads into your wardrobe.

If you think I’ve already talked about enough events to fill a whole month, you’re not wrong, but if you ask me, you can never have too much fun celebrating books, which is why I spent last night --- wait for it --- playing LASER TAG with Helena Coggan, author of THE CATALYST. Helena is only 17, so she was looking for a fun way to promote her new book. If you ask me, she nailed it. Not only did I get to meet Helena and talk about her awesome new book, but one of our Teen Board Members, Emma B., was also in attendance (both to meet Helena and completely destroy me at laser tag). Another Teen Board Member, Juliette G., stopped by the office on Friday, so Teenreads is steadily moving out of cyberspace and into having more interpersonal interactions with readers, which I love. The Teen Board Members and I work really closely together each month, so it's amazing to be able to put faces to names --- and lasers (I kid, I kid). You can see a photo of me and Emma B. above on the right!

On another note, Teenreads is now on Goodreads, and our Teen Board Members have been doing doubletime to connect with one another and discuss their favorite reads. Most recently, we've held discussions about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and EMPIRE OF STORMS. In the future, we hope to make blog posts out of our discussions, so stay tuned, and be sure to add us if you have an account. Click here to explore our shelves.

Speaking of the Teen Board Members, I'm definitely not the only one having fun this month. In our latest Teen Board Question, our members describe some of the YA-inspired costumes they'd wear for Halloween if money were no issue. Click here to check out their super creative answers.

Teen Board Member Bryn D. recently attended Books by the Bank, a book festival held in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she met up with Mindy McGinnis, author of THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, which Bryn reviewed. Mindy was nice enough to take the time to chat with Bryn, and she has our coverage here.

Even further across the country, reviewer Mikenzie Reed attended the Tattered Cover BookCon, an event held by an awesome indie bookstore in Colorado. She'll be reporting back on our blog soon!

In other bookish news:

  • The finalists for the National Book Award have been announced, and we're delighted to have reviewed most of these books on Teenreads and Kidsreads. Click here to see if any of your favorite books from 2016 made the cut.
  • In a global fan event, J.K. Rowling recently announced that there will be FIVE Fantastic Beasts films. With the first one releasing on November 18th, we're pumped that we'll have even more to look forward to.
  • Fans of The Selection series will soon be able to get a little creative with a new coloring book.
  • We finally have a look at the new covers for Renee Ahdieh's THE WRATH & THE DAWN and THE ROSE & THE DAGGER.
  • Check out our blog for an awesome Q&A between authors Calla Devlin (TELL ME SOMETHING REAL) and Meg Medina (BURN BABY BURN).
  • Love fantastic tales with talking animals? Author J.R.R.R. Hardison ranks his top 10 favorite chatty critter stories here.
  • Author Maria Padian discusses writing about very serious topics for teens here. Her latest book, WRECKED, takes a close look at sexual assault on college campuses. You can find our review below.

Phew, that's all for this update! Be sure to write if you have any YA-themed Halloween costume ideas of your own, and I'll include them in our next newsletter.

Happy reading,

--- Rebecca Munro (

Fall Reading 2016 --- Enter for Your Chance to Win!
It's that time of year when all we can think about is the cooler weather, pumpkin-spiced everything and cuddling up to read in a cozy sweater with some hot cocoa (finally!). We know you must be all sorts of busy with the new school year, but that should not stop you from pleasure reading. Cue: Fall Reading. We've got some great titles for when you just need to catch a break (instead of a Pokémon) and a cool, fall breeze in our first Fall Reading feature and contest. From now through Friday, November 4th at noon ET, five lucky readers will win a copy of each of the featured books.

This year's featured titles include:
Click here to enter our Fall Reading contest!

Kids, Tweens and Teen Events at the Miami Book Fair
Generation Genius Days are here again! Reading, writing, storytelling, art and music --- they all lead to discovery and a life-long love of books. Once again, The Fair will bring more than 9,000 schoolchildren on school buses to the Fair so they can meet their favorite authors and receive FREE books! Catch live presentations by some of the hottest authors for kids and YA, with readings by Lois Lowry, Jon Scieszka, Victoria Aveyard, Gene Yang, Ridley Pearson, Melissa de la Cruz, Leigh Bardugo and many more! The children’s stage will host storytelling and a myriad of performances sure to delight and engage kids of all ages!
Click here to learn more about the Miami Book Fair.

Featured Review: STAR WARS: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

STAR WARS: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (Science Fiction)
Audiobook available, narrated by Amy Eckstein.

Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Reviewed by Matthew Burbridge.

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Now in Stores: THE MIDNIGHT STAR by Marie Lu

THE MIDNIGHT STAR by Marie Lu (Fantasy)
Audiobook available, narrated by Lannon Killea and Carla Corvo.

Adelina Amouteru has turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she's gained. When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest --- though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

We will have our review soon!

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Featured Review: HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven

HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven (Fiction)
Audiobook available, narrated by Jorjeana Marie and Robbie Daymond.

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love and for every possibility life has to offer. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone. Reviewed by Audrey Slater.

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Now in Stores: REPLICA by Lauren Oliver

REPLICA by Lauren Oliver (Dystopian)
Audiobook available, narrated by Sarah Drew and Erin Spencer.

Lyra’s story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects --- Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 --- manage to escape. A lonely teen, Gemma's life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility.

- If you're ready to get reading, click here for an awesome infographic that will help you decide which story to start first.

We will have our review soon!

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Teenreads Talks to Karen Fortunati, Author of THE WEIGHT OF ZERO

For a few years now, young adult authors have taken huge steps to discuss mental illnesses and their symptoms and treatments, as well as life with these conditions. Few books, however, approach the topic of bipolar disorder with the grace, respect and humanity of debut author Karen Fortunati's THE WEIGHT OF ZERO. Already a title on the Indies Introduce list for Summer/Fall 2016 and a Seventeen magazine pick for "What's Hot This Month," THE WEIGHT OF ZERO is poignant, honest and, above all, respectful. In celebration of the release, Teenreads had the pleasure of interviewing Karen about being a debut author, discussing difficult topics and staying true to her young readers.

THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati (Fiction)
Seventeen-year-old Catherine Pulaski knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disorder, almost triumphed once; that was her first suicide attempt. Being bipolar is forever. It never goes away. The med du jour might work right now, but Zero will be back for her. It’s only a matter of time. And so, in an old ballet-shoe box, Catherine stockpiles medications, preparing to take her own life before Zero returns. Before she goes, though, she starts a short bucket list. The bucket list, the support of her family, new friends, and a new course of treatment all begin to lessen Catherine’s sense of isolation. The problem is, her plan is already in place, and has been for so long that she might not be able to see a future beyond it. Reviewed by Rebecca Munro.

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Featured Review: WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore (Fantasy)
Audiobook available, narrated by Raviv Ullman and Bailey Carr.

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. . But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up. Reviewed by Bryn D., Teen Board Member.

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Teen Board Update

Teen Board Question: BOO! Don't worry, it's not a ghost, it's our Teen Board Members in their wildest and wackiest Halloween garb. This month, we asked our Teen Board Members to describe their dream YA-inspired Halloween costume. Since we have a whopping 50 members for this cycle, we have split up their answers into two parts. Click here to see part one, and check back next time for part two!

Reviews: Our Teen Board members reviewed a bunch of terrific YA books this month from various genres. Taylor F. was blown away by the writing and absolutely shocked at some of the plot twists in SPARE AND FOUND PARTS by Sarah Maria Griffin. She said, “It was such an insane roller coaster ride of emotions that I kept wanting to experience time and time again.” AERIE by Maria Dahvana Headley provoked Carolyn C.'s thoughts. However, she said, "One of the downfalls to this read is that when a character pops up that you haven't read about since the last book you forget to go back to read about who that character is. Over time this left me with a sense of only seeing half of the story.” Emily G. warns that WRECKED by Maria Padian can be a bit graphic at times, but overall she believes that "the plot of the book was well-woven with many interesting threads strewn throughout the narrative. By establishing these connections early on Padian expands on themes such as the destruction of the mind and human nature."

October's Books on Screen

October has finally arrived, and things are starting to cool down. With this new weather comes some cool new TV shows and movies to keep on your list that are as sweet and addicting as the candy you get at Halloween.

In theaters this month we have The Great Gilly Hopkins, based on the beloved book of the same name by Katherine Paterson, starring Sophie Nélisse and Kathy Bates. This story features a girl who has been in and out of foster homes who purposefully outwits every family she has ever lived with. Then she comes across Mamie Trotter, who is filled with love and care. But will Gilly's newest plan ruin her chances at being part of a family? Also in theaters this month is Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (based on the popular book series by James Patterson), which tells the story of Rafe Katchadorian, who is tired of his school trying to take away his creativity. Ready to take action, he forms a plan with his friends to break every rule in the school.

If you want to sit at home eating a bowl of candy (that we know was supposed to be for the trick-or-treaters --- but don't worry, we won't tell), we suggest watching two great TV shows based on the DC Comic Universe. Returning for their latest seasons are "The Flash" and "Arrow." If you're not caught up on these yet, fall is the perfect time for your next binge.

Click here to read more in October's Books on Screen feature.

October’s Cool and New Roundup
This month’s Cool & New roundup really gets us in the Halloween mood with ROSE & THORN, where Rose needs to delay three curses she was born with --- which could lead to her freedom or cause her to face the curses that she had so desperately been trying to keep at bay; THE SINGING BONES, a new and dark look at the Brothers Grimm fairy tales that have taken the world by storm; and ILLUSION, where Barrie Watson must break the curse that puts her family in danger, all the while trying to survive the deadly maze of magic that comes with this quest.
Click here to see the rest of October's Cool and New roundup.

October's New in Paperback
This month's New in Paperback roundup includes WOLF BY WOLF, Ryan Graudin's historical fiction novel that shows a world that could have been if the Nazis won WWII; THE ROSE SOCIETY, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu, the greatly-anticipated sequel in her The Young Elites trilogy; and SPINDLE, Shonna Slayton's unique retelling of the Briar Rose fairytale.
Click here to see the rest of October's New in Paperback roundup.

More New Reviews

BLACK WIDOW RED VENGEANCE by Margaret Stohl (Fantasy)
BLACK WIDOW: RED VENGEANCE is the action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED, penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel's most cunning and dangerous spies --- Black Widow and Red Widow --- delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more thanever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training. Reviewed by Zoe I., Teen Board Member.

THE LOVELY RECKLESS by Kami Garcia (Fiction)
Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart? Reviewed by Jessica K., Teen Board Member.

SOMETHING IN BETWEEN by Melissa de la Cruz (Fiction)
Pretty, popular Jasmine de los Santos receives a national scholar award invitation that compels her Filipino immigrant parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal, meaning no scholarships, maybe no college at all, and the very real threat of deportation. For the first time, Jasmine rebels, and her life is turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Reviewed by Janine Chouinard.

LAST SEEN LEAVING by Caleb Roehrig (Mystery)
Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking question he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn --- as January's boyfriend, he must know something. But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself. Reviewed by Dana Cuadrado.

BE GOOD BE REAL BE CRAZY by Chelsey Philpot (Fiction)
Three teenagers. One road trip. Countless detours. When Mia first waltzed into Homer’s small corner of Florida, she changed Homer’s entire world. It wasn’t long before he was hopelessly in love. But now Mia is moving away --- and Homer and his younger brother, Einstein, are helping her drive hundreds of miles to her new home. This might be Homer’s last chance to tell Mia how he really feels. And with so many detours in front of them, anything could happen. Reviewed by Ashley D., Teen Board Member.

AERIE by Maria Dahvana Headley (Science Fiction)
The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley’s critically acclaimed MAGONIA tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes --- and two versions of herself. Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend, Jason, is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you’ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship and discovering that your song can change the world. Reviewed by Carolyn C., Teen Board Member.

FROST by M.P. Kozlowsky (Fiction)
The ruined streets below are sixteen-year-old Frost's apartment are hunting grounds for rogue robots and Eaters. She understands why she's never met a human besides her father. She even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying pet. But the thing is, it's not her real father giving the's his memories. Before he died, Frost's father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the only living creature she loves. But can a girl who's only seen the world through books and dusty windows survive on her own? Reviewed by Alizé J., Teen Board Member.

SPARE AND FOUND PARTS by Sarah Maria Griffin (Fiction)
In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts --- an arm, a leg, an eye --- Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good...but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own? Reviewed by Taylor F., Teen Board Member.

THIS ADVENTURE ENDS by Emma Mills (Fiction)
Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida --- especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens. Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed. Reviewed by Tejaswi S., Teen Board Member.

WRECKED by Maria Padian (Fiction)
Everyone has heard a different version of what happened that night at MacCallum College. Haley was already in bed when her roommate, Jenny, arrived home shell-shocked from the wild Conundrum House party. Richard heard his housemate Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny formally accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard find themselves pushed onto opposite sides of the school’s investigation. But conflicting interests fueling conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible. Reviewed by Emily G., Teen Board Member.

BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES by Yvonne Ventresca (Fiction)
Her father died before she was born, but Ella Benton knows they have a supernatural connection. Since her mother discourages these beliefs, Ella keeps her cemetery visits secret. But Ella’s mother might be lying about how Dad died 16 years ago. After a lifetime of just the two of them, Mom suddenly feels like a stranger. When a handprint much like the one Ella left on her father’s tombstone mysteriously appears on the bathroom mirror, she wonders if Dad is warning her of danger as he did once before. If it’s not a warning, could her new too-good-to-be-true boyfriend be responsible for the strange occurrences? Or maybe it’s the grieving building superintendent whose dead daughter strongly resembles Ella? As the unexplained events become more frequent and more sinister, Ella becomes terrified about who --- or what --- might harm her. Reviewed by Mikenzie Reed.

GIRLS LIKE ME by Lola StVil (Fiction)
Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love prevails. Reviewed by Rebecca D., Teen Board Member.

SECRETS IN THE SNOW by Michaela MacColl (Fiction)
Jane Austen's family is eager to secure her future by marrying her off. But Jane is much more interested in writing her novels, and finds every suitor lacking --- until the mysterious Mr. Lefroy arrives. Could he be the one? Before Jane can find out, she must solve a murder, clear her family's name, and face a decision that might cost her true love. Reviewed by Janine Chouinard.

EXTRAORDINARY OCTOBER by Diana Wagman (Fiction)
October is an ordinary girl. From her plain looks to her average grades, there seems to be nothing special about her. Then, three days before her eighteenth birthday, she develops a strange itch that won’t go away, and her life is turned upside down. Suddenly, she can hear dogs talk, make crows fly, and two new and very handsome boys at school are vying for her affections. After she starts “transplanting” herself through solid rock, October learns that she is not ordinary at all, but the daughter of a troll princess and a fairy prince, and a pawn in a deadly war between the trolls and the fairies. Now October will have to use all of her growing powers to save her family, and stop a mysterious evil that threatens to destroy the fairy world. Reviewed by Rebecca N., Teen Board Member.

WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II by Kathryn Atwood (Nonfiction)
In these pages, readers will meet courageous women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Fifteen suspense-filled stories unfold across China, Japan, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines, providing an inspiring reminder of women’s and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history. Reviewed by Zoe I., Teen Board Member.

M.I.N.D. by Elissa Harris (Fantasy)
Imagine skydiving or bungee-jumping or snowboarding down a glacier --- and you never have to leave your room. Imagine being sixteen and hooking up with the crush-of-your-life, and you never have to put on lip gloss. Meet Cassie Stewart, who can project her mind into other people at will. She sees what they see, feels what they feel, but she can’t read their thoughts. It’s a wild ride, but harmless. Or so she thinks. Until a fatal hit-and-run makes Cassie realize she is in a unique position to help solve the crime. Reviewed by Nikita V., Teen Board Member.


October Poll

Teenreads is heading to New York Comic Con this month to check out the latest books and graphic novels on the scene. Do you read comic books and/or graphic novels?

  • I read both comic books and graphic novels regularly.
  • I have read a few comic books and graphic novels, but they're not my first choice.
  • I'm interested in comic books and graphic novels, but I haven't given them a try yet.
  • I tried reading comic books and graphic novels, but didn't enjoy them.
  • I have never had any interest in reading comic books or graphic novels.

Last month, we asked whether or not you read for pleasure during the school year. 46% of you admitted that while you tend to focus on schoolwork, you do manage to read a few books. Polling second were the 30% of you who say that no amount of reading can stop you! To see the full results, click here.

Click here to take our poll.

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