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Cold Falling White

by G. S. Prendergast, read by Siiri Scott; James Patrick Cronin & James Chen
  • age: 14 to 99
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: survival stories, alien contact

Two teens fight for their lives after an alien invasion in this heart-stopping follow-up to Zero Repeat Forever.

Humans. Clones. Aliens. No one is safe anymore. It’s the end of the world.

Xander Liu survived the alien invasion—just barely. For more than a year, he has outsmarted, hidden from, and otherwise avoided the ruthless intruders, the Nahx …

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The Discovery of Flight

by Susan Glickman, read by Shauna Haracka
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: girls & women, death & dying, coming of age

 

The Discovery of Flight is a novel in two voices about the relationship between two sisters, the older of whom is disabled by cerebral palsy and only able to communicate with assistive technology (she can control her computer by moving her eyes). It interweaves the fantasy novel sixteen-year-old Libby is writing for Sophie’s thirteenth birthday, …

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Dragonfly Song

by Wendy Orr
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: fantasy & magic, survival stories, greek & roman, ancient civilizations

A gripping upper-middle-grade fantasy set in Bronze-Age Crete from Nim's Island author Wendy Orr

The girl has had many selves in her short life. The first she remembers is Aissa, the daughter of Mama and Dada, sister to Zufi who watched the goats. Then the Bull King's raiders came, and Mama said, "Don't make a sound till I come back." And when the v …

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The Gryphon's Lair

Royal Guide to Monster Slaying, Book 2

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: fantasy & magic, self-esteem & self-reliance, monsters

The exciting second book in the fantastical series for ages 10-14 by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.

Rowan is now the Royal Monster Hunter, and her twin brother, Rhydd, is destined to be king. But her mother's cousin Heward is still determined that his children be the ones to inherit the titles, and will stop at nothing to show that Rowan …

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You Are The Everything

by Karen Rivers
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: emotions & feelings, contemporary, death & dying

 

Can you want something—or someone—so badly that it changes your destiny?

Elyse Schmidt never would have thought so, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, tragedy binds them together. It’s as if their love story is meant to be. Everything is perfect, as perfect …

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The Call of the Rift: Flight

by Jae Waller
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Audiobook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic, historical

 

A rebellious heroine faces a colonial world coming unstitched in Jae Waller's stunning debut fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Kateiko doesn’t want to be Rin anymore — not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods …

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Life Is Short and Then You Die

Mystery Writers of America Presents First Encounters with Murder

edited by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

Life Is Short and Then You Die is the Mystery Writers of America's first teen anthology, edited by #1New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.
Adolescence is a time of “firsts.” First kiss. First love. First loss. First job. The first taste of adult responsibilities, and the first look at an independent life away from both the restri …

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On the Edge

by Lesley Strutt
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: girls & women, coming of age

On the Edge tells the story of Emerald Lake Visser, an unhappy fourteen-year-old who came to live on her aunt and uncle's farm when she was orphaned at age five. A misfit in her community and at school, her only real friend is an elderly woman, Jess, who teaches her to sail. Emma's a natural sailor, as if she's been on a sailboat her whole life. Wh …

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