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Teen Read Week: Top Book Picks

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The Diviners by Libba Bray

Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

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The Good Braider by Terry Farish

An unforgettable story of loss, courage and hope as a teenage girl escapes war-torn Sudan to face the challenges of a new life in America.

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Long Lankin by Lindsay Barraclough

In an exquisitely chilling debut novel, four children unravel the mystery of a family curse--and a ghostly creature known in folklore as Long Lankin.

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Narc by Crissa-Jean Chappell

When his little sister is a caught with a bag of weed, seventeen-year-old Aaron Fisher takes the fall. To keep the cops from tearing his family apart, Aaron agrees to go underground and help bust the dealer who's funneling drugs into his Miami high school.

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Envy by Elizabeth Miles

High school junior Em researches Greek mythology in an effort to rid her Maine town of the returning, revenge-seeking Furies.

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Smashed by Lisa Luedeke

Maine high school senior Katie Martin is set to win a field hockey scholarship until her life is derailed by drinking, a car accident, and an angry classmate.

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My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend

When beautiful high school student Lexi is involved in an automobile accident that leaves her disfigured, she must learn who she really is beyond a pretty face, and she must also learn to forgive.

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One Moment by Kristina McBride

Rising high school senior Maggie remembers little about the accidental death of her boyfriend, Joey, but as she slowly begins to recall that day at the gorge with their long-time friends, she realizes he was keeping some terrible secrets.

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Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

Celia, who shares mental powers with her triplet sisters, finds competition for a handsome boy with Lo, a sea monster who must persuade a mortal to love her and steal his soul to earn back her humanity.

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Lucky Fools by Coert Vorhees

Eighteen-year-old David Ellison, a senior at Oak Fields Preparatory School which is only a few miles away from the Stanford University campus, tries to reconcile his desire to attend Juillard instead of an Ivy League university as is expected of him, while also wondering why he seems dissatisfied with his long-term girlfriend after being cast opposite an interesting new student in the school play.

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Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

A centuries-long war between daimons and witches sets the stage for three teens caught up in a deadly struggle for power and autonomy in the exotic and otherworldly Carnival of Souls, the mercantile center of the daimon dimension.

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Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

When the goddess Bayla fails to take over Liyana's body, Liyana's people abandon her in the desert to find a more worthy vessel, but she soon meets Korbyn, who says the souls of seven deities have been stolen and he needs Liyana's help to find them.

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The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

In 1852, when seventeen-year-old Katharine is sent to her family's estate to prove that her uncle is insane, she finds he is an inventor whose work creating ingenious clockwork figures supports hundreds of families, but strange occurrences soon have her doubting her own sanity.

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Burning Blue by Paul Griffin

When beautiful, smart Nicole, disfigured by acid thrown in her face, and computer hacker Jay meet in the school psychologist's office, they become friends and Jay resolves to find her attacker.

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Speechless by Hannah Harrington

After her behavior causes her to lose her popular friends and results in one person being hospitalized, Chelsea takes a vow of silence. There's strength in silence, and in the new friends who are, shockingly, coming her way; people she never noticed before; a boy she might even fall for. If only her new friends can forgive what she's done. If only she can forgive herself.

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