Teen Clean Reads

    • All Fall Down
      Ally Carter

      After being hospitalized for insisting that her mother was murdered, not killed in an accidental fire, Grace goes to live with her grandfather, one of the most powerful ambassadors in the world. As she pursues her mother’s murderer, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions, and must choose her friends and watch her foes carefully if she and the world are to be saved. First in the Embassy Row series.

    • Cinder
      Marissa Meyer

      This science fiction/fantasy mash-up -- set on a plague-ravaged future Earth -- retells the stories of four oppressed, but empowered, fairy tale heroines. New characters are woven into each book creating a separate but layered story connected to Cinder, a cyborg version of Cinderella. The stakes are high as each heroine fights for a happy, and romantic, ever after.

    • Etiquette & Espionage
      Gail Carriger

      In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is suprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage. First in the delightful Finishing School series.

    • The False Prince
      Jennifer Nielsen

      In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.

    • For Love and Honor
      Jody Hedlund

      Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch. Sir Bennet must marry a wealthy woman to protect his family from attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. The two forge an alliance in this historical novel of romance, intrigue, and action.

    • The Girl of Fire and Thorns
      Rae Carson

      A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.

    • Leviathan
      Scott Westerfeld

      With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure in this steampunk novel set in an alternate war-torn Europe.

    • Love, Life, and the List
      Kasie West

      When seventeen-year-old Abby Turner is rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart” she gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger's story (#5) to fall in love (#8). Funny and romantic, this effervescent story about family, friendship, and finding yourself is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han.

    • Ms. Marvel
      Willow G. Wilson

      Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American girl from Jersey City who lives a conservative Muslim lifestyle with her family, suddenly acquires superhuman powers and, despite the pressures of school and home, tries to use her abilities to help her community.

    • Outrun the Moon
      Stacey Lee

      On the eve of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, Mercy Wong--daughter of Chinese immigrants--is struggling to hold her own among the spoiled heiresses at prestigious St. Clare's School. When tragedy strikes, everyone must band together in this extraordinary tale of survival.

    • The Prisoner of Cell 25
      Richard Paul Evans

      Michael Vey, a fourteen-year old who has Tourette's syndrome and special electric powers, finds there are others like him, and must rely on his powers to save himself and the others from a diabolical group seeking to control them.

    • The Rithmatist
      Brandon Sanderson

      As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. But as the Rithmatists begin to disappear, Joel finds himself on the trail of an unexpected discovery in this engrossing tale of danger, suspense, and strategy.

    • Salt to the Sea
      Ruta Sepatys

      This gripping World War II novel is told in snippets from the point of view of four narrators: Joana, Emilia, Florian, and Alfred. As the war nears its end, the path of these four teenagers converge en route to a ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. When the ship starts to sink, all things cease to matter as they fight for survival in this heartbreaking but hopeful story.

    • The Selection
      Kiera Cass

      In a dystopian society with a rigid caste system, thirty-five girls are chosen to be part of the Selection: a reality show where they compete to marry gorgeous Prince Maxon. This is what most girls dream of, but for America Singer it is a nightmare that makes her leave her low-caste family as well as her secret love.

    • She Is Not Invisible
      Marcus Sedgwick

      In this intricate mystery novel, a blind London teenager and her younger brother travel to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.