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Come one, come all to Books for Teens 2017!

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Lucky for you, we’ve created not one, but TWO posters of our favorite teen reads for 2017! Download and print your copies (11×17 tabloid size) of BFT poster 1 & BFT poster 2, or email us for a physical copy (don’t forget to include your mailing address).

Then, make sure that you’re pre-approved on Edelweiss to download all of our available e-galleys, including many of the titles mentioned below. Click here to find out how to be whitelisted.

You can also view our Edelweiss collection of Books for Teens 2017 titles here.

Now on to the books!

 

THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
Available January 30, 2018
Ages 12 to 19

Welcome to The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert’s fierce, captivating, contemporary fantasy about a seventeen-year-old girl who must venture into the world behind a pitch-dark, cult-classic, collection of fairy tales to save her mother…

 

 

 

 

 

 

I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
Ages 14 to 19

Ava and Gen are two best friends heading off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two document every moment in a series of texts and emails to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

 

 

 

 

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber
Ages 13 to 18

A 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee!

“[A] magnificent debut novel… Intriguing characters, an imaginative setting, and evocative writing combine to create a spellbinding tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and hope.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review  

 

 

 

FREEKS by Amanda Hocking
Ages 12 to 18

“This fun paranormal romance, wrapped up in a circus-tent setting, is recommended where the genre and the author’s books are popular. Hand to fans of Twilight and MTV’s Teen Wolf.” — School Library Journal

 

THE RADIUS OF US by Marie Marquardt
Ages 13 to 19

“While the teens’ relationship is tested when details from Phoenix’s past coincide with Gretchen’s case, a host of diverse characters lend a hand and offer varying perspectives. [An] …eye-opening story. ” — Kirkus Reviews

WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones
Ages 12 to 18

Set at the turn of the 19th century, this richly imagined debut coming-of-age story spins a spellbinding tale perfect for fans of Labyrinth and THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST as a young woman searches for her sister who was kidnapped by the Goblin King. “There are plenty of nods to Labyrinth, but atmospherically, this first novel is most similar to another debut: Robin McKinley’s BEAUTY. …this is an exquisitely and lyrically crafted tale of longing, sibling loyalty, and the importance of women in a time when women were so often overlooked. Eerie, unsettling, and, above all, full of music.” — Booklist, starred review

 

WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by Sara Lövestam
Ages 12 to 18

Two starred reviews and a 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee! THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG meets THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER in this novel about a bullied teenager and an old man in a retirement home who bond over their mutual love of jazz music. “Sensitive and deeply moving: outstanding.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi
Ages 13 to 18

In this second beautiful, lush fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Chokshi, Gauri, the princess of Bharata, must team up with her enemy kingdom’s prince Vikram to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. “Careful plotting, multiple viewpoints, high-stakes action, and a slow-burn relationship make this heady fantasy completely engrossing. A first pick for YA collections.” — School Library Journal, starred review

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi (ages 13-19) is now available in trade paperback.

DREAM FOREVER by Kit Alloway (The Dream Walker Trilogy)
Ages 13 to 18

As the veil to the Dream becomes dangerously thin, Josh must stop it from tearing to save the world, in the conclusion to The Dream Walker Trilogy.

DREAMWORLD: Two Books in One: DREAMFIRE & DREAMFEVER by Kit Alloway (ages 13-18) is now available in trade paperback.

GIVE ME A K-I-L-L by R.L. Stine (Fear Street series #6)
Ages 14 to 18
Heather Wyatt just transferred from her old school, where she was a cheerleading star, and is eager to join the squad at Shadyside High. There’s only one other girl who stands in her way—rich, spoiled Devra Dalby, who is also trying out for the one open slot. The competition is anything but friendly—and it ends in murder.

FEAR STREET SUPER THRILLERS: NIGHTMARES by R.L. Stine (ages 12-18) is now available in trade paperback.

DEAR READER by Mary O’Connell
Ages 12 to 18
Gilmore Girls with magical realism! In this original, poignant modern-day take on Wuthering Heights, a high school senior searches for her teacher and meets a boy who may just be Heathcliff come to life. “The use of Wuthering Heights intensifies the impact of Flannery and Miss Sweeney’s corresponding journeys; even readers who haven’t read the classic will find significance in the parallels.” — Publishers Weekly

CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell (ages 13-19) is now available in trade paperback.

SONGS ABOUT A GIRL by Chris Russell
Ages 12 to 18
Charlie Bloom is happiest behind her camera, taking pictures of her former classmate Olly Samson’s new band, Fire&Lights. Soon, they’re the hottest boy band in the country and Charlie becomes caught between Olly and Fire&Lights’ gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West. As the boys’ rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles on a secret about the band—and herself—hidden within the lyrics of their new #1 single. “Confronting the fickleness of fame and the damaging effects of rumors and harassment, Russell’s debut is highly relevant in an age of social media furors and the constant churn of news.” — Publishers Weekly

I AM A SECRET SERVICE AGENT by Dan Emmett
Ages 12 to 18
Adapted from WITHIN ARM’S LENGTH for a young adult audience, a rare inside look at the Secret Service from an agent who protected Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. “Readers will admire Emmett’s discipline, commitment, physical strength, and endurance, as well as his understatement and dry humor.” — Publishers Weekly

YOU KNOW ME WELL by Nina LaCour & David Levithan (ages 13-19) is now available in trade paperback.

SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS, edited by Stephanie Perkins (ages 13-18) is now available in trade paperback.

AMERICAN GIRLS by Alison Umminger (ages 13-18) is now available in trade paperback.

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS by Bonnie Pipkin
Ages 12 to 18
In the tradition of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell comes a “sensitive and big-hearted”* debut novel of furious friendship, crazy love, and unexpected hope after a teen’s decision to end an unwanted pregnancy. “Genesis’s conflicted relationships with her mother, grandparents, and friends are as engrossing as her breakup with Peter, and her story packs a big emotional punch.” — *Publishers Weekly

THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH by Candace Ganger
Ages 13 to 18
Sebastian “Bash” Alvaréz is just trying to hold the pieces of his life together when he meets Birdie Paxton, a near-Valedictorian who shouldn’t have been at the party. An undeniable attraction sparks, but they are pulled apart, only to be reunited by a horrifying tragedy. “Hand to fans of Jennifer Niven’s ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES.” — Booklist 

BAD GIRL GONE by Temple Mathews
Ages 12 to 18
Sixteen year-old Echo Stone must solve her own murder in order to escape purgatory. But as her quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery, Echo is presented with one last chance to reclaim her life and must make a decision which will either haunt her or bless her forever.

AMAZING ANIMALS by Guinness World Records
Ages 6 to 10
Guinness World Records’ newest book, AMAZING ANIMALS, is a wildlife encyclopedia celebrating incredible creatures great and small. it’s also chock-full of stunning photos, quizzes, and activities, perfect for use in the classroom and library.

THE MEMORY OF THINGS by Gae Polisner (ages 12-18) is now available in trade paperback.

GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust
Ages 12 to 18
Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this debut feminist fantasy re-imagining of the Snow White fairy tale that traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start: the beautiful princess and stepmother queen. “A hauntingly evocative adaptation that stands on its own merits.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

INVISION by Sherrilyn Kenyon (ages 12-18) is now available in trade paperback.

THE MAKING OF A NAVY SEAL by Brandon Webb (ages 13-18) is now available in trade paperback.

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore (ages 14-18) will be available in trade paperback on September 26, 2017.

13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough
Available October 3, 2017
Ages 17 to 18
I was dead for 13 minutes. Now I want to know why. In this dark and twisty YA suspense novel, Natasha doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this—that it wasn’t an accident, and that she wasn’t suicidal.

EVERYTHING MUST GO by Jenny Fran Davis
Available October 3, 2017
Ages 14 to 19
In this wise and hilarious debut novel told in a series of letters, emails, journal entries and various ephemera, Flora Goldwasser gives up her tony upper east side prep school for a life on a Hudson Valley farm, hoping to woo a boy she’s fallen in love with.

SUN WARRIOR by P.C. Cast (Tales of a New World #2)
Available October 17, 2017
Ages 12 to 18
In the second book in P.C. Cast’s new contemporary fantasy series, Tales of a New World, Mari, an “Earth Walker” and Nik, a “Companion,” who were once from rival clans now find themselves fighting to save each other and their people from destruction.

MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast (ages 12-18) will be available in trade paperback on October 17, 2017.

FRANKIE by Shivaun Plozza
Available November 7, 2017
Ages 12 and Up
A genre-hopping, darkly funny debut novel about searching for the truth, finding yourself, and falling in love, for fans of Melina Marchetta.

HIDDEN KINGDOM: The Kanin Chronicles (a three-in-one bind-up) by Amanda Hocking will be available in trade paperback on November 14, 2017.

NOT NOW, NOT EVER by Lily Anderson
Available November 21, 2017
Ages 12 to 18
Jennifer E. Smith meets The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy in this deliciously nerdy sequel to THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU, inspired this time by The Importance of Being Earnest.

THREE-FIFTHS A MAN: A Graphic History of the African American Experience by Sid Jacobson & Ernie Colón
Available January 16, 2018 (available simultaneously in trade paperback)
Award-winning and bestselling team Jacobson & Colón bring history to life in this essential graphic novel primer on African American history, covering the sixteenth-century Atlantic slave trade, the election of Barack Obama, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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That’s it for the books!

Thank you for reading about our featured teen titles coming in 2017. Don’t forget to sign up for Edelweiss to download available e-galleys (instructions here), check out our Edelweiss collection, and download or request your Books for Teens 2017 posters!

Happy Reading! 

2 Responses to Come one, come all to Books for Teens 2017!

  1. ardell thomsen says:

    It would be extremely helpful if you would tell the recommended age level for these books. I’m a middle school librarian (6-8) and I need this information when ordering.

    • Anne Spieth says:

      Hi Ardell,
      Thanks for the excellent suggestion! We’ve updated our post above to include the recommended age levels for all titles except our graphic novels—those are adult titles that we’ve deemed appropriate for teen readers. More information about each title can be found on Edelweiss (at the top of the post there’s a link to a full collection of all these titles, plus some adult books with teen appeal). Let us know if you have any other questions.

      Thanks,
      Anne

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