The cover of Fever 1793. It features a girl's face seen only from her left eye to her forehead. She has pale skin, dark hair, and her eye is brown with yellow where the whites of her eyes should be. The entire cover is cast with a yellow pallor.  Fever 1793 — Laurie Halse Anderson
In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.

The cover of Song of Silver, Flame Like Night, which features a black headed dragon circling around the title of the book. Song of Silver, Flame Like Night — Amélie Wen Zhao

Lan's last remnant of her mother —and the fallen Hin dynasty of her ancestors — is a symbol seared onto her wrist, which, if the mysterious boy she encounters is to be trusted, may be the key to freeing her people by mastering the ancient, forgotten art of practitioning.

The cover of Hope War Here. It features a half eaten apple pie in a tin, with two dirty forks resting beside it. The pie is rested on a blue and white checkered table cloth, and a diner bill with the title on it sits beside. Hope Was Here — Joan Bauer

When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.

The cover of The Compound. It features the title of the novel, written in orange, sealed through the middle of a manhole cover.The Compound — S.A. Bodeen

After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

The cover of The Passion of Dolssa. It features a teen girl with pale skin and dark brown hair, standing in profile against a dark green background. Smoke is coming out from behind her body. The Passion of Dolssa — Julie Berry

In mid-thirteenth century Provence, Dolssa de Stigata is a fervently religious girl who feels the call to preach, condemned by the Inquisition as an "unnatural woman," and hunted by the Dominican Friar Lucien who fears a resurgence of theAlbigensian heresy; Botille is a matchmaker trying to protect her sisters from being branded as gypsies or witches--but when she finds the hunted Dolssa dying on ahillside, she feels compelled to protect her, a decision that may cost her everything.

The cover of Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac. It features two dog tags with the book's title and author on a black background. Code Talker — Joseph Bruchac 

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

The cover of The Princess Diaries. It is styled like a pink diary, with a gold heart-shaped lock in the right-most middle of the book. The title is emblazoned across the top. The Princess Diaries — Meg Cabot

Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

The cover of Skyward. It features a teen girl with white skin and dark brown hair, standing in a forest that is under attack by alien ships. The sky is purple and white debris falls around her. Skyward — Brandon Sanderson

When a long-term attack against her world by the alien Krell escalates, Spensa's dream of becoming a pilot may come true, despite her deceased father being labeled a deserter.

The cover for Summer State of Mind. It features a teen girl with light hair and pale skin floating in a lake, using a pink inner tube to keep afloat. Summer State of Mind — Jen Calonita

Spoiled, yet lovable fifteen-year-old Harper McCallister is sent to sleepaway camp where she is an outcast at first but eventually finds a way to make her mark, gaining new perspectives on friendship and life in general.

The cover for I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You. It features a teen girl with pale skin and light colored hair standing in a school uniform. The uniform is a white dress shirt with a black sweater-vest, and a blue, black, and pink plaid skirt. The sweater-vest has the emblem for the school university in the left corner. I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You — Ally Carter

As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.

The cover for The Scorpio Races. On a burnt red-orange background, we see the silhouette of a teenager riding a horse. The title is emblazoned in gold across the bottom. Scorpio Races — Maggie Stiefvater

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

The cover of Matched. A girl with pale skin and dark hair, wearing a green colored dress, sits in a green colored bubble on a gray background. Matched — Ally Condie

All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, whom to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?

The cover of Gone. It features two teens. The teen on the left is a girl with pale skin and blonde hair. The teen on the right is a boy with brown hair and pale skin. They both stare into the distance. The clouds in the background are dark purple, giving it the feeling of stormy weather.Gone — Michael Grant

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

The cover of Part of Your World. Disney's Ursula lurks in the background as Queen Ariel, wearing a black dress, spiked shoulder pauldron, her father's crown, and holding her father's trident, glares out at the reader. Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale Graphic Novel — Stephanie Strohm

Five years after the infamous sea witch defeated the little mermaid, Ariel — now the voiceless queen of Atlantica — must confront Ursula to restore justice on both land and sea, find her father, and reclaim Prince Eric's affections.

The cover of Seraphina. It shows a green dragon flying over a medieval city scape. The sky and base color of the book is a deep purple.Seraphina — Rachel Hartman

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

The cover of Steelheart. It shows metal being peeled back, in the shape of a heart, to reveal a clear blue sky within a dark city landscape.Steelheart — Brandon Sanderson

At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

The cover of the Davenports. It features a black woman and man in period outfits, wearing all yellow, standing in front of a city skyline. They are walking past the viewer.The Davenports — Krystal Marquis
The Davenports are one of the few Black families of immense wealth and status in 1910 Chicago, and the two daughters, Olivia and Helen, are finding their way and finding love--even where they are not supposed to.

The cover of Dunk. It is a zoomed in version of a dunk tank, with a solid yellow top, blue and black bottom (to resemble water), and a red and white target that you would throw a ball at. Dunk — David Lubar

While hoping to work as the clown in an amusement park dunk tank on the New Jersey shore the summer before his junior year in high school, Chad faces his best friend's serious illness, hassles with police, and the girl that got away.

The cover of Uglies. It features half of the face of a teen girl, who has dark haired bangs, blue eyes, and pale skin. She peers out from behind jungle leaves. Uglies — Scott Westerfeld

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

The cover of Dairy Queen. It features a light haired, pale skinned teen girl sitting on the grass. She is wearing a white shirt with black spots, resembling a cow. Dairy Queen — Catherine Gilbert Murdock

After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.

The cover of Airborn. A zeppelin crosses through a dark, cloudy blue sky, over the ocean. There are lights on in the gondala.Airborn — Kenneth Oppel

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.

The cover of Pride and Premeditation. The cover is lime green, covered in red and blue flowers. Silhouettes of Elizabeth and Darcy look at each other, separated by a bloody knife. The cover is done in a cross-stitched pattern like style. Pride and Premeditation — Tirzah Price

Seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seeks to solve a murder before her rival Mr. Darcy beats her to it.

The cover of The Hired Girl. Text overlays a pale skinned, dark haired teen girl in a maid's uniform reading a book. She stands in a brown room in front of a white and blue vase.The Hired Girl — Laura Amy Schlitz

Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself —because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of — a woman with a future.

The cover of The Wednesday Wars. A teen sits at a school desk, tipping slightly to the right. He wears jeans and red Converse sneakers. A ruler and pencil are falling off his desk, while his other school supplies remain stable. There is a brown rat in the bottom right corner. Wednesday Wars — Gary D. Schmidt

During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.

The cover of Peak. It is split horizontally down the middle. The top half features a two men hiking up the side of a snowy mountain. The bottom half features snow covered cliffs. Peak — Roland Smith

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

The cover of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Two teens, a boy and a girl, kiss each other in a busy street corner. The other people walking by are blurred. The entire image is in grayscale, excluding a red heart that surrounds the teens. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight — Jennifer E. Smith

Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.

The cover for Stargirl. On a bright blue background, we see a stick figure drawing in green of a girl in a dress. There is a yellow drawing of a star above her head. Stargirl — Jerry Spinelli

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

The cover of Smile. On a light green background, it features a generic yellow smiley face showing off a full set of braces.Smile — Raina Telgemeier

Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after girl scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with the on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends that turn out to be not so friendly. 

The cover for Flipped. On a white background, a yellow chick sits upside-down.Flipped — Wendelin Van Draanen

In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.

The cover for The Hunger Games. A gold mockingjay sits on top of an arrow, in a gold circle. It is outlined by gray dashes. Connected to the mockingjay are two other gray sets of circles on a black background. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

The cover of The Maze Runner. The cover places us within the maze; we see tall pillars of concrete covered in green moss, with spikes jutting out of the sides.The Maze Runner — James Dashner

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

The cover of Scythe. It features a figure in a red cloak holding an ornate black scythe. They stand on a cream colored background. Scythe — Neal Shusterman

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.

The cover of Divergent. A golden eye burns above a city landscape in a dark cloud. Divergent — Veronica Roth

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

The cover of The Handmaid's Tale. It features the author, Margaret Atwood, sitting in her home. She has pale skin, curly brown hair, and wears a blue turtleneck sweater. There is a variety of art on the wall behind her. The Handmaid's Tale — Margaret Atwood

Set in the Republic of Gilead, the former United States, during the late twentieth century. The declining birth rates caused by the effects of nuclear fallout and the AIDS epidemic result in a new social structure where all young women who can bear healthy children, are allocated to powerful regime men. This is the story of one of these young women.

The cover of Legend. On a concrete background, the image of the Rebellion is spraypainted in gold. It features an R, in the center of a circle, with the top and bottom of the R forming each circle's half. Above that sits a star with three white lines coming off either side. Legend — Marie Lu

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

The cover of School-Live! Volume 1. A young teen with pink hair and brown eyes poses in front of broken windows and rotting school desks. She wears a traditional Japanese school uniform, but it has started to rip and disintegrate from wear. In contrast to her surroundings, she smiles wide. School-Live! Volume 1 — Norimitsu Kaihou

Meet the members of the School Living Club! There's the shovel-loving Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the big-sister figure Yuuri Wakasa, club advisor Megumi Sakura, and last but not least, the ever-optimistic Yuki Takeya. The School Living Club is just your average after-school organization where the girls hang out, have fun...and live at school as the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse. NBD.

The cover of Feed. It features the back of a bald head, coated in multi-colors with binary code run across the top. Feed — M. T. Anderson

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

The cover of Stranger. A teen boy walks down a dusty road with a satchel at his side. He heads towards the gate of a city, which is under watch by guards. Stranger — Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith

Running from a bounty hunter, 18-year-old Ross Juarez seeks healing from his injuries and temporary asylum when he arrives in Las Anclas (known as Los Angeles before the worldwide disaster that, generations ago, caused mutations among some people and animals). Ross slowly makes both friends and enemies, but he isn't safe, and neither are the people of Las Anclas when the king attacks the city, trying to capture both Ross and the rare book in his possession.

The cover for Under This Forgetful Sky. Two teens look at each other from opposite corners of the book cover. The bottom left shows a teen girl, with brown skin and dark hair. The top right shows a teen boy, with brown skin and dark hair. Between them is a flower, glowing gold. Under This Forgetful Sky — Lauren Yero

When rebels infect his father with a fatal virus, sixteen-year-old Rumi ventures beyond his city's protected walls and meets Paz, who offers to guide him on his search for a cure, but may have an agenda of her own.

The cover of Exodus. A hand reaches out of the water towards a water tornado at the top of the book cover.  Exodus — Julie Bertagna 

In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water, fifteen-year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms and rising waters, and convinces her people to travel to one of these cities in order to save themselves.

The cover of Matched. A girl with pale skin and dark hair, wearing a green dress, sits in a green bubble on a gray background. Matched — Ally Condie

All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, whom to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?

The cover for Danger and Other Unknown Risks. A teen girl with dark braids and brown skin, wearing capri jeans, a rainbow sweatshirt, and white high-top sneakers, runs down a road away from a ball of miscellaneous objects threatening to swallow her whole. She carries a brown, fluffy dog in her arms. Danger and Other Unknown Risks — Ryan North and Erica Henderson

On midnight of January 1st, 2000, the world ended. But it wasn't technology that killed it — It was magic. Now, years later, the Earth has transformed. Magic works (sort of). People are happy (sort of). But this new world isn't stable, and unless Marguerite de Pruitt and her canine pal, Daisy, do something about it, it'll tilt into deadly chaos. Good thing they've been training their whole lives for this and are destined to succeed. Or so they think.

The cover of Snowglobe. Two red roses are trapped beneath shattered glass, which has a frost effect around the edges. Snowglobe — Soyoung Park, translated by Joungmin Lee Comfort

In a world of constant winter, only the citizens of the climate-controlled city of Snowglobe can escape the bitter cold. Chobahm lives for the time she spends watching the shows produced inside Snowglobe. Her favorite? Goh Around, starring Goh Haeri, Snowglobe’s biggest star—and, it turns out, the key to getting Chobahm her dream life. When Haeri dies, Chobahm is chosen to take her place. Only, life inside Snowglobe is nothing like what you see on television. Reality is a lie, and truth seems to be forever out of reach.

The cover of Skyhunter. The silhouette of a teen girl stands on a multicolored beach. At her feet is the silhouette of an eagle, flying out behind her. The books's colors are orange, blue, and purple, resembling a sunset exploding. Skyhunter — Marie Lu

Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite fighting force that stands as the last defense for Mara, the only free nation in the world, but when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front to Mara's capital, Talin senses there is more to him than meets the eye.

The cover of The House of the Scorpion. A blue scorpion sits on top of a black background.The House of the Scorpion — Nancy Farmer

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

The cover of Gone. It features two teens. The teen on the left is a girl with pale skin and blonde hair. The teen on the right is a boy with brown hair and pale skin. They both stare into the distance. The clouds in the background are dark purple, giving it the feeling of stormy weather.Gone — Michael Grant

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

The cover of Brave New World. It features a set of gears with human arms and legs, posed as if falling. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley

Towering classic of dystopian satire, Brave New World is a brilliant and terrifying vision of a soulless society — and of one man who discovers the human costs of mindless conformity.

The cover of The Giver. It features an old man's face, covered by branches. The entire cover is sepia toned. The Giver — Lois Lowry

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

The cover of I Am Legend. This is the movie tie-in cover, which features Will Smith in costume, walking down an abandoned street. A city looms in the distance behind him.I Am Legend — Richard Matheson

Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood.

The cover of Only Ever Yours. It features a woman made of plastic, like a doll, that has blonde hair in a tight bun and pale skin. She is wearing a red top. Behind her, stand two more versions of the same woman, each obscured by those who came before. Only Ever Yours — Louise O'Neill

Women are no longer born naturally; girls (called "eves") are raised in Schools and trained in the arts of pleasing men until they come of age. Freida and Isabel are best friends. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year, they expect to be selected as companions — wives to powerful men. The alternatives are too horrible to contemplate. Freida must fight for her future — even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known

The Cover of Hell Followed With Us. The cover depicts a teen boy with white skin and black short hair, wearing a pink binder and blue jeans. He has six white wings, three on each side, protruding from his back. Each wing has a red eyeball on it. The boy has a stigmata, and his chest is openly bleeding behind his hand placed over his heart. He stands over a destroyed city. Hell Followed With Us — Andrew Joseph White

Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him — the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world's population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can't get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with. But when cornered by monsters born from the destruction, Benji is rescued by a group of teens from the local Acheson LGBTQ+ Center, affectionately known as the ALC with their leader, Nick. Eager to belong, Benji accepts Nick's offer to join...until he discovers the ALC's mysterious leader has a hidden agenda, and more than a few secrets of his own.

The cover of Ashfall. A teen boy and teen girl look in at a dusty painting showing a car driving through the snow. The painting is mounted to a piece of concrete. Ashfall — Mike Mullin

After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.

The cover of The Knife of Never Letting Go. It shows a red hunting knife, with the cover broken apart like glass. The Knife of Never Letting Go — Patrick Ness

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

The cover of The Road. It features the title in red text on an entirely black background. The Road — Cormac McCarthy

In this postapocalyptic novel, a father and his son walk alone through burned America. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other. 

The cover of Rebel Seoul. A teen boy stands in the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Korea.Rebel Seoul — Axie Oh

In 2199 in the Neo State of Korea, eighteen-year-old Jaewon is partnered with supersoldier Tera, but their evolving love is threatened when Jaewon must choose among conflicting loyalties--to the totalitarian government that promises to end all war, the nationalist rebels his father followed, or the crime syndicate staging a coup.

The cover of Uglies. It features half of the face of a teen girl, who has dark haired bangs, blue eyes, and pale skin. She peers out from behind jungle leaves. Uglies — Scott Westerfeld

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

The cover of Delirium. It shows half of the face of a girl with pale skin, dark hair, and brown eyes. Green flowers and plants cover the remainder of the cover. Delirium — Lauren Oliver

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love.

The cover of 1984. It features an artistic simplification of a blue eye, on a bright red background. 1984 — George Orwell

Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia, " watches over all citizens and directs all activities, becoming more powerful as time goes by.

The cover of Witch & Wizard. It features a W burning bright with fire on a black background.Witch & Wizard — James Patterson

A sister and brother, along with thousands of young people, have been kidnapped and either thrown in prison or turned up missing after accusations of witchcraft were made against them, and the ruling regime will do anything in order to suppress life and liberty, music and books.

The cover of Fever Crumb. It is the front of a high tech vault. Fever Crumb — Phillip Reeve

Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.

The cover of Unwind. A hand presses out against a black background, There is a vague silhouette of a person, which is creates out of a thumb print.Unwind — Neal Shusterman

In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to survive until they turn eighteen.

The cover of The Program. It features two teens, a boy and a girl, both with pale skin and brown hair. They are wearing yellow scrubs. They stand holding hands, staring down a white hallway. The Program —Suzanne Young

When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend.

The cover of Replica. It is split in half vertically: the left half is an orange monarch butterfly on a yellow background; the right half is a purple monarch butterfly on a blue background.Replica —Lauren Oliver

 Replica is a “flip book” that contains two narratives in one, and it is the first in a duology. Turn the book one way and read Lyra’s story; turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma’s story. The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters.

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. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. 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. 

The cover of Six of Crows. It prominently features a black raven flying past a white towering building. The raven's wing fills the entirety of the cover. Six of Crows — Leigh Bardugo

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction — if they don't kill each other first.

The cover of Into the Sunken City. A teen girl with brown eyes and brown skin stares out at the reader. She is in a dive suit that resembles an astronauts and water has half covered her face.Into the Sunken City — Dinesh Thiru

In a world where the rain never stops, impoverished Jin Haldar is offered the score of a lifetime — a massive stash of gold hidden in the sunken ruins of Las Vegas — and must do what she promised herself she'd never do again: dive

The cover of Six Crimson Cranes. A teen girl with pale skin and black hair stands facing the reader. Behind her, a crane flies in a circle around her head, framing her. Small birds and bugs dot the landscape around them. Six Crimson Cranes — Elizabeth Lim

The exiled Princess Shiori must unravel the curse that turned her six brothers into cranes, and she is assisted by her spurned betrothed, a capricious dragon, and a paper bird brought to life by her own magic.

The cover of Castles in their Bones. A teen girl with pale skin and blonde hair stares at the reader. Her hair is wrapped in a wreath around her head. She wears an orange dress and holds a bouquet made of leaves.Castles in their Bones — Laura Sebastian

Sixteen-year-old triplets Princesses Sophronia, Daphne, and Beatriz, each with her own secret skill and wish, begin arranged marriages to princes of neighboring nations to fulfill their mother's intention to reign over the continent.

The cover of The Cruel Prince, on a white background, a gold crown is skewered by tree branches. The Cruel Prince — Holly Black

Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.

The cover of Divine Rivals. The title is the main focus, with the "D" in divine and "R" in rivals being represented by typewriter buttons. Blue flowers lay behind them. Divine Rivals — Rebecca Ross

When two young rival journalists find love through a magical connection, they must face the depths of hell, in a war among gods, to seal their fate forever.

The cover of Sky's End. A figure dressed in all black stands on an airship deck. A serpent hides in the clouds, the tail slithering around the ship and a rock in the distanceSky's End — Marc Gregson

Exiled to live as a Low, sixteen-year-old Conrad refuses to become heir to his murderous uncle. But Meritocracy is a harsh and unforgiving rule on the floating island of Holmstead, and when his ailing mother is killed by monstrous gorgantauns, Conrad cuts a deal to save the only family he has left. To rescue his sister from his uncle's clutches, Conrad must enter the Selection of the Twelve Trades.

The cover of Lore. A marble statue of a young woman with snakes in her hair takes up the cover. The title is emblazoned overtop. The O in Lore reveals the girl underneath the white marble, revealing a girl with dark hair, pale skin, and brown eyes. Lore — Alexandra Bracken

Leaving the conflict of gods and their hunters behind, Lore thought she had forged a new life. However, the Agon has begun again and brought with it an injured Athena, who promises her revenge on the one who ordered her family killed — in exchange for an oath binding their fates together. Lore must hunt down the god once known as Aristos Kadmou, with the catch that she only has eight days, and failure means death.

The cover of This Woven Kingdom. It features a knights helm in solid gold against a gold background. Red roses are weaved in through the chain mail. This Woven Kingdom — Tahereh Mafi

To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight. The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can't put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom--and the world.

The cover of Graceling. The main focus is on a silver knife with an ornate handle. A girl with pale skin and gray eyes has her face reflected in the  blade. Graceling — Kristin Cashore

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

The cover of Children of Ragnarok. A Viking boat with a red and white striped sail floats down an artistically rendered sea of fire. Above it, a necklace with a charm styled like an axe blade hangs. Children of Ragnarok — Cinda Williams Chima

Desperate to escape her demon master, runecaster Reggin Eiklund flees to the Grove, while Eiric Halvorsen, falsely accused of murdering his modir and stepfadir, journeys to the Grove at the behest of a powerful jarl interested in restoring magic to the world.

The cover of City of Bones. In gold, a teen boy with shoulder length light hair stands over top of the New York landscape. His shirt is off and he is covered in runed tattoos. You cannot see his face. City of Bones — Cassandra Clare

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

The cover of Shadow and Bone. It features a dear head with multiple sets of antlers. The deer is colored blue, black, and gray with a marble like texture.Shadow and Bone — Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

The cover of Children of Blood and Bone. A young Black girl with dark skin sits at the bottom of the book cover. Her forehead is covered with jewelry, including different striped bandanas and an ornate headpiece. Her bone white hair stands straight up. Children of Blood and Bone — Tomi Adeyemi

Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

The cover of Defy the Night. It features a castle in the distance, shown through purple flower petals. Defy the Night — Brigid Kemmerer

The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited. Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most — but it's still not enough. As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King's Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it's even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.

The cover of The Fellowship of the Ring. It features a small adventuring party in the lower right hand corner, standing in a grand entrance hall. A beam of bright light streaks across the cover, of the adventurer's heads.

The Fellowship of the Ring — J.R.R. Tolkien

In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power - the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord Sauron's evil dominion.

The cover for Incarceron. It features a blue key, ornately designed with wings within the bow. This sits in front of a bunch of leaves and gears. Incarceron — Catherine Fisher

To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

The cover of An Ember in the Ashes. A teen girl, tinted red, stands in front of a dust landscape. She has long hair and wears a one piece jump suit, with a silver bangle on her left arm. In front of her, a man who is also red tinted kneels. He carries two swords, wears a white mask that covers the top half of his face, and is dressed entirely in red. An Ember in the Ashes — Sabaa Tahir

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

The cover of Eon. A red dragon's sharp talons grip a gold circle made of runes, with a red circle inside, resembling an eyeball. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn — Alison Goodman

Sixteen-year-old Eon hopes to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune and learn to be its main interpreter, but to do so will require much, including keeping secret that she is a girl.

The cover for A Spark in the Cinders. On the left, Cinderella stands proud in a suit of chain link armor, holding a shield above her head. To her direct left, one of her step-sisters kneels, crossing a sword over Cinderella in protection. The step-siter has brown hair, pale skin, and wears a pink and blue dress. They stand in front of the gnarled roots of a tree, small birds flying around them. A Spark in the Cinders — Jenny Elder Moke

In a kingdom on the brink of ruin, one wicked stepsister will use her wits, cunning and fortitude (plus a little help from her fairy godparent) to embark on a dangerous quest for a magical relic that will save her people.

The cover of Seraphina. It shows a green dragon flying over a medieval city scape. The sky and base color of the book is a deep purple.Seraphina — Rachel Hartman

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

The cover of The Iron King. A pale skinned teen girl with white hair and blue eyes stares out at the reader from behind blue tree branches. Iron King — Julie Kagawa

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school...or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth--that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war.

The cover for Legendborn. A teen girl with dark skin and curly hair stands facing the reader. She is forming a circle with her arms. The left arm is covered in blue, fire like energy, while the right arm has the same energy colored red. Legendborn — Tracy Deonn

To discover the truth behind her mother's mysterious death, a teen girl infiltrates a magical secret society claiming to be the descendants of King Arthur and his knights.

The cover of The Rithmatist. It features an old piece of paper emblazoned with clockwork gears framing the outside. A horse powered by steam bucks up at the bottom of the page. The Rithmatist — Brandon Sanderson

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically engineered beasts.

The cover of Song of Silver, Flame Like Night, which features a black headed dragon circling around the title of the book. Song of Silver, Flame Like Night — Amélie Wen Zhao

Lan's last remnant of her mother —and the fallen Hin dynasty of her ancestors — is a symbol seared onto her wrist, which, if the mysterious boy she encounters is to be trusted, may be the key to freeing her people by mastering the ancient, forgotten art of practitioning.

The cover of Throne of Glass. A teen girl with pale skin and long white hair stalks menacingly at the reader. She wears a mix of armor and casual, leather clothing, and carries a sword in each hand. Throne of Glass — Sarah J. Maas

After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

The cover of Cinder. It features a pale woman's foot, with an x-ray vision of her bones visible, tucked into a red high heel. Cinder — Marissa Meyer

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

The cover of Sabriel. In an orange sky, a capital letter "T" burns in a circle. It stands above a warrior walking across a landscape.Sabriel — Garth Nix

Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

The cover of Eragon. The cover features a zoomed in look at a dragon's face. The dragon has blue scales, a pointed snout, and blue eyes. Eragon — Christopher Paolini

In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

The cover of Alanna: The First Adventure. It features a teen girl with red hair, dressed in knights clothes, cutting her long hair short with a sword. Behind her stands a chestnut brown horse. Alanna: The First Adventure —  Tamora Pierce

Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, a learning many hard lessons along her path to high adventure.

The cover of The Golden Compass. It features a young girl with pale skin and blonde hair, tucked into a blue hat and winter coat, on the back of a white polar bear. The Golden Compass — Phillip Pullman

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

The cover of La Belle Sauvage. It features a boat on a stormy sea, with a dust cloud blowing through the sky above. La Belle Sauvage — Phillip Pullman

When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with an evil monkey daemon, and a baby named Lyra.

The cover of Ballad & Dagger. Two teens stand back to back in the bottom of the cover. On the left, a teen boy with dark hair and skin, wearing a gray sweatshirt, holds up his hand in defense. His hand is emitting a blue light. On the right, a teen girl with dark skin and red hair stands holding a machete. She wears glasses and a green sleeveless turtleneck. Above them, we see the colorful facade of buildings and the painting of a bald man wearing many necklaces, with strange markings on his neck. Ballad & Dagger — Daniel José Older

When sixteen-year-old Mateo and Chela discover each other and their powers during a political battle between neighborhood factions, they set aside their differences to unravel the mystery behind their sunken homeland and to stop a dangerous political operative who is trying to harness their gifts to unleash terror on the world.

The cover of The Raven Boys. A raven takes up the majority of the cover. A red heart burns in its chest. The Raven Boys — Maggie Stiefvater

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them — until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. With the help of three other Raven boys, she and Gansey set off on a quest to bring back a dead Welsh king. 

The cover of The Amulet of Samarkand. It features a gargoyle-like creature holding a golden amulet, which has a green stone resting in the center. The Amulet of Samarkand — Jonathan Stroud

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

The cover of Daughter of Smoke & Bone. A pale skinned girl wears a blue masquerade mask, made of feathers, over her eyes.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone — Laini Taylor

Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.

The cover of Strange the Dreamer. The left half of the cover resembles gold foil, with punch outs of birds revealing light blue underneath. The right side is the exact opposite — gold foil birds fly away on a blue screen. Strange the Dreamer — Laini Taylor

 In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.

Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author Jon Scieszka in 2001. A lot of boys aren't too crazy about reading and it's their mission is "to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers" by bringing attention to the issue, promoting the expansion of what is called "reading" to include materials like comic books, nonfiction and magazines, and encouraging grown men to be literacy role models.

The cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Two plastic figurines sit on a black background. One is a stereotypical cowboy figure. The other is a stereotypical Native American.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

The cover for In The Wild Light. The title of the book sits in script over top of a black mountain scape. The sky is a brilliant gold light. In the Wild Light — Jeff Zentner

Attending an elite prep school in Connecticut on a scholarship with his best friend (and secret love) science genius Delaney Doyle, sixteen-year-old Cash Pruitt, from a small town in East Tennessee, struggles with emotional pain and loss until his English teacher suggests writing poetry.

The cover of Feed. It features the back of a bald head, coated in multi-colors with binary code run across the top. Feed — M. T. Anderson

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

The cover of Promise Boys. Three black teens stand against the height wallpaper used to take mugshots. One boy stands facing left, one stands facing right, and the other faces the reader. The cover is entirely read except for the eyes of the boy facing straight on — which are in black and white. Promise Boys — Nick Brooks

J.B., Ramón, and Trey, students of the Urban Promise Prep School, must follow the school's strict rules, but when their principal is murdered, the three boys must band together to track down the real killer before they are arrested.

The cover of Steelheart. It shows metal being peeled back, in the shape of a heart, to reveal a clear blue sky within a dark city landscape.Steelheart — Brandon Sanderson

At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

The cover of Impossible Escape. The uppermost half features a couple embracing; they both have dark hair. The bottom half of the cover features the silhouette of a man running away from a Nazi camp, with two beams of light forming an X at his feet. Impossible Escape: A True Story of Survival and Heroism in Nazi Europe — Steve Sheinkin

From award-winning author Steve Sheinkin, a true story of two Jewish teenagers racing against time during the Holocaust-one in hiding in Hungary, and the other in Auschwitz, plotting escape.

The cover of Ender's Game. In the bottom right hand corner, a yellow space-ship resembling a paper airplane flies across space. There are battle lines marking the area. Ender's Game — Orson Scott Card

An expert at simulated war games, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin believes that he is engaged in one more computer war game when, in truth, he is commanding the last Earth fleet against an alien race seeking Earth's complete destruction.

The cover of Scythe. It features a figure in a red cloak holding an ornate black scythe. They stand on a cream colored background. Scythe — Neal Shusterman

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.

The cover of The Chocolate War. A boy runs down a paved street with line dividers. His shadow casts out from his feet. The Chocolate War — Robert Cormier

A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies

The cover of Fadeaway. The cover consists entirely of the title, with every other letter switching between foreground and background. Many of the letters are out of focus and fuzzy. Fadeaway — E.B. Vickers

When a high school basketball star goes missing overnight after thousands watched him secure the title for his team, his best friend, his conflicted ex-girlfriend, and his devastated younger brother search for clues that expose deeply hidden community secrets.

The cover of The New David Espinoza. It depicts three side shots, in sketch, of David as he bulks up. The first image is of a boy with short black hair and a thin frame. The second image is of a boy with a shaved head and a slightly more muscular build. The third image is of a boy with his hair half shaved, half in a mohawk, and he has a very muscular frame. The New David Espinoza — Fred Aceves

Obsessed with the idea that he is not muscular enough and tired of being bullied, David, age seventeen, begins using steroids, endangering his relationships with family and friends.

The cover of Legend. On a concrete background, the image of the Rebellion is spraypainted in gold. It features an R, in the center of a circle, with the top and bottom of the R forming each circle's half. Above that sits a star with three white lines coming off either side. Legend — Marie Lu

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

The cover for The Graveyard Book. It features a tombstone sitting on a blue, foggy background. The Graveyard Book — Neil Gaiman

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

The cover of One Piece. It features three characters lounging on the deck of a ship as seagulls fly around them. The first character, Nami, has orange hair, a blue and white shirt, and a yellow mini skirt. She sits against the railing of the boat. Across from her, Zoro, lays down on a chair. He has green hair, a scar across his left eye, and wears a white shirt with black pants. The third character, Luffy, jumps above them both in excitement. He has dark brown hair, covered by a straw hat, and wears a red vest and blue cut off shorts. One Piece, Vol. 1: Romance Dawn —Eiichiro Oda

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer "Red-Haired" Shanks. But his life changed when Luffy accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit and gained the power to stretch like rubber...at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, still vowing to become the king of the pirates, Luffy sets out on his adventure...one guy alone in a rowboat, in search of the legendary "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world.

The cover of This Book is Not Yet Rated. Candy, popcorn, and soda are spilled on a red carpet. The top of a black converse sneaker is barely in frame. This Book is Not Yet Rated — Peter Bognanni

Seventeen-year-old movie-lover Ethan, the defacto manager of Minneapolis's crumbling Green Street Cinema, teams with a motley crew to try to save the landmark from destruction.

The cover of Gone. It features two teens. The teen on the left is a girl with pale skin and blonde hair. The teen on the right is a boy with brown hair and pale skin. They both stare into the distance. The clouds in the background are dark purple, giving it the feeling of stormy weather.Gone — Michael Grant

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

The cover of Challenger Deep. A boy swims through the ocean, tethered to a white swirling line. Challenger Deep — Neal Shusterman

Caden Bosch lives in two worlds. One is his real life with his family, his friends, and high school. There he is paranoid for no reason, thinks people are trying to kill him, and demonstrates obsessive compulsive behaviors. In his other world, he's part of the crew for a pirate captain on a voyage to the Challenger Deep, the ocean's deepest trench. There he's paranoid, wary of the mercurial captain and his mutinous parrot, and tries hard to interpret the mutterings of his fellow shipmates as they sail uncharted waters toward unknown dangers. Slowly, Caden's fantasy and paranoia begin to take over, until his parents have only one choice left. 

The cover of Looking for Alaska. Smoke rises up from the bottom of the book, forming a V shape. Looking for Alaska — John Green

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

The cover of Woods Runner. It features a teen boy with a musket running through a patch of woods that's on fire. Woods Runner — Gary Paulsen

From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Native Americans who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community.

The cover of Stormbreaker. A globe made of interconnected triangles, with a lightning bold struck through it, takes up the majority of the cover. Underneath, a teen boy in silhouette stands. Stormbreaker — Anthony Horowitz

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

The cover of Into the Wild. The top half shows the bus Chris McCandless was found in. The bottom half consists of a white background with black text, which reads "In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter...."Into the Wild — Jon Krakauer

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a party of moose hunters. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.

The cover of The Giver. It features an old man's face, covered by branches. The entire cover is sepia toned. The Giver — Lois Lowry

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

The cover of I Hunt Killers. A pair of legs walk down a dark street. Red blood splatters the cover. I Hunt Killers — Barry Lyga

Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."

The cover for Monster. It features the mugshot of the main character, who has dark skin and short cropped black hair. The mugshot has an orange tint to it. Monster — Walter Dean Myers

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

The cover of Airborn. A zeppelin crosses through a dark, cloudy blue sky, over the ocean. There are lights on in the gondala.Airborn — Kenneth Oppel

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.

The cover of Eragon. The cover features a zoomed in look at a dragon's face. The dragon has blue scales, a pointed snout, and blue eyes. Eragon — Christopher Paolini

In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

The cover of Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. A teen girl with blonde hair and pale skin looks at the camera. Behind her, a blue pattern spreads out to resemble wings. The Angel Experiment — James Patterson

After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "bird kids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.

The cover of Boys Don't Knit. The title makes up the majority of the cover, which is designed to look like knitted yarn. A set of yarn with knitting needles in it rests to one side. Yellow yarn connects the yarn sets to all the words in the title. At the bottom left, there is a broken bottle. Boys Don't Knit (In Public) — Tom Easton

After a brush with the law, Ben, a dyed-in-the-wool worrier, must take up a new hobby and chooses knitting, an activity at which he excels but must try to keep secret from his friends, enemies, and sports-obsessed father.

The cover of Holes. Two kids look into a dirt hole. They both have pale skin and brown hair. The teen on the left wears a hat, and the teen on the right holds a shovel. A green lizard crawls up the wall of the hole. Holes — Louis Sachar 

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

The cover of Scrawl. A yellow pencil lies across a sketched version of a human head, filled only with scribbles. Scrawl — Mark Shulman

When eighth-grade school bully Tod and his friends get caught committing a crime on school property, his penalty — staying after school and writing in a journal under the eye of the school guidance counsellor — reveals aspects of himself that he prefers to keep hidden.

The cover of Downsiders. We see a man's foot, wearing brown dress shoes, standing over a street grate. Under the grate is a young boy, with auburn hair and pale skin. Downsiders — Neal Shusterman

When 14-year-old Lindsay meets Talon and discovers the Downsiders world which had evolved from the subway built in New York in 1867 by Alfred Ely Beach, she and her new friend experience the clash of their cultures.

The cover of Peak. It is split horizontally down the middle. The top half features a two men hiking up the side of a snowy mountain. The bottom half features snow covered cliffs. Peak — Roland Smith

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

The cover of Maus. Two anthropomorphic mice stand in front of a Nazi symbol. The left most mouse wears a blue coat, and has his arm wrapped around the rightmost mouse, wearing a brown sweater. The Nazi symbol has an anthropomorphic cat that resembles Hitler in the center. Maus: A Survivor's Tale — Art Spiegelman

A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.

The cover of The Amulet of Samarkand. It features a gargoyle-like creature holding a golden amulet, which has a green stone resting in the center. The Amulet of Samarkand — Jonathan Stroud

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

The cover for The Other Normals. A teen boy with pale skin and brown hair stands on a platform, resembling a miniature from the game Dungeons and Dragons. He holds a battle axe, but wears a normal blue t-shirt and jeans. Behind him, other D&D miniatures are out of focus. The Other Normals — Ned Vizzini

A boy is sent to camp to become a man — but ends up on a fantastical journey that will change his life forever

The cover of I Am The Messenger. A yellow cab speeds down a busy street. I Am the Messenger — Markus Zusak

After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.

The cover of The Fifth Wave. A teen girl walks through a darkened forest into a bright yellow light. The Fifth Wave — Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave follows 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan as she tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that have already devastated the Earth's population and knocked humankind back to the Stone Age. Cassie is headed to a "training" camp established by The Others, the aliens, to save her 5 year-old brother, Sam, who was taken away at her family's refugee camp.

The cover of Chains. A silhouette of a young girl raises her arms up towards the sky. The title binds her wrists together with a yellow ribbon. Two birds, colored like the American flag, fly in the background. Chains: Seeds of America — Laurie Halse Anderson

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

The cover of I Must Betray You. A teen bundled up in winter clothes walks towards an ornate building, holding a Romanian flag. The cloud is stormy above him. I Must Betray You — Ruta Sepetys
In a country governed by isolation, fear, and a tyrannical dictator, seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer, but he decides to use his position to try to outwit his handler, undermine the regime, give voice to fellow Romanians, and expose to the world what is happening in his country.

The cover of The Unbinding of Mary Reade. A pirate ship sails over rough waters. The Unbinding of Mary Reade — Miriam McNamara

In 1719, seventeen-year-old Mary Reade, who has spent most of her life disguised as a boy, decides to sail with the infamous pirates Anne Bonny and Calico Jack.

The cover of once. A watercolor silhouette of a young boy walks a tightrope of barbed wire. Once — Morris Gleitzman

After living in an Catholic orphanage for nearly four years, a naive Jewish boy runs away and embarks on a journey across Nazi-occupied Poland to find his parents.

The cover of Pedro and Daniel. The cover is designed to look like a quilt. Two panels feature our protagonists faces — the left most face paler skinned, the right most face darker skinned, but both with brown eyes and dark hair. The other images in the quilt consist of nature shots and religious imagery. Pedro & Daniel — Federico Erebia

Growing up in 1970s Ohio, Mexican American brothers Pedro and Daniel, who are not like other boys, manage an abusive home life, school, coming out, first loves, first jobs, and the AIDS epidemic, leaning on each other always and forever.

The cover of Fever 1793. It features a girl's face seen only from her left eye to her forehead. She has pale skin, dark hair, and her eye is brown with yellow where the whites of her eyes should be. The entire cover is cast with a yellow pallor.  Fever 1793 — Laurie Halse Anderson
In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.

The cover of the Davenports. It features a black woman and man in period outfits, wearing all yellow, standing in front of a city skyline. They are walking past the viewer.The Davenports — Krystal Marquis
The Davenports are one of the few Black families of immense wealth and status in 1910 Chicago, and the two daughters, Olivia and Helen, are finding their way and finding love--even where they are not supposed to.

The cover of What I Saw and How I Lied. A teen girl with pale skin and brown hair puts on red lipstick using a compact mirror. What I Saw and How I Lied — Judy Blundell 

In 1947, teenage Evie, smitten by a handsome ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on her stepfather Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome changes her life and that of her family forever.

The cover of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Blue and white horizontal strips of fabric cross the book cover. They are broken up by strands of barbed wire. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas — John Boyne 

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

The cover of Luck of the Titanic. An Chinese teenager with pale skin and dark hair stands on the deck of a ship. She wears an elaborate gold and red dress. Luck of the Titanic — Stacey Lee

After smuggling herself onto the RMS Titanic, British-Chinese teenager Valora Luck reunites with her twin brother and tries to convince him that their acrobatic training could be their ticket to a better life.

The cover of The Librarian of Auschwitz. A teen girl in silhouette stands atop a stack of books. These books raise her out of the light of the concentration camp, and rest her next to a Star of David. The Librarian of Auschwitz — Antonioi Iturbe

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

The cover of Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac. It features two dog tags with the book's title and author on a black background. Code Talker — Joseph Bruchac 

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

The cover of Last Night at the Telegraph Club. Two teen girls embrace in the light of a street lamp, half hidden in the alleyway. The city scape of Chinatown makes up the cover behind them. Last Night at the Telegraph Club — Malinda Lo

When Lily realizes she has feelings for a girl in her math class, it threatens Lily's oldest friendships and even her father's citizenship status and eventually, Lily must decide if owning her truth is worth everything she has ever known.

The cover of A Northern Light. A teen girl with dark hair and pale skin stands in profile, dual exposed against a shot of a canoe floating across a lake. A Northern Light — Jennifer Donnelly
In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.

The cover of The Blood Years. The cover is washed out in pinks and purples. Two girls embrace in a door way, looking out onto the Romanian city of Czernowitz. They both have dark hair and pale skin. The Blood Years — Elana K. Arnold
Frederieke Teitler and her older sister, Astra, live in a house, in a city, in a world divided. Their father ran out on them when Rieke was only six, leaving their mother a wreck and their grandfather as their only stable family. He's done his best to provide for them and shield them from antisemitism, but now, seven years later, being a Jew has become increasingly dangerous, even in their beloved home of Czernowitz, long considered a safe haven for Jewish people. And when Astra falls in love and starts pulling away from her, Rieke wonders if there's anything in her life she can count on — and, if so, if she has the power to hold on to it. 

The cover of Gwen & Art are Not in Love. Riding astride a white horse is Gwen, a teen girl with red hair and pale skin, wearing a green dress, and Art, a teen boy with brown skin and dark hair, wearing traditional medieval clothes. Gwen is holding the hands of a female knight in plate mail with short black hair. Art has his hand on the shoulder of a teen boy in a blue silk shirt, with red hair. Gwen & Art Are Not in Love — Lex Croucher
Hundreds of years after King Arthur's reign, Gwendoline and Arthur have been betrothed since a young age, but have never gotten along. Now, nearly of age, they’re both dreading their upcoming marriage. And when Gwen catches Arthur kissing a boy, everything changes. Arthur in turn soon learns of Gwen’s infatuation with Bridget, the only lady knight competing in Camelot’s current tournament. So now, seeing each other in a new light, they agree to become allies — they’ll pretend to get along and to cover for each other. As the tournament progresses, though, their shenanigans might be discovered — or, another plot might be brewing altogether, which could spell chaos for Camelot.

The cover of The Luxe. A pale skinned girl with light hair wears a pink dress with a bustling skirt that takes up the rest of the cover. The Luxe — Anna Godbersen
In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others.

The cover of Sixteen Scandals. A white boy with brown hair poses in regency garb (a black top hat, blue suit jacket, white shirt and gloves, brown vest, and brown pants). He is smelling a small white flower, and is facing left. A white teen girl in regency garb (red hair with a black ribbon through it, a red dress with puffy sleeves, and white garb) faces the opposite way, holding a fan and wearing a black mask to cover her features. They are holding hands behind their backs. Sixteen Scandals — Sophie Jordan

The youngest of four daughters, Primrose Ainsworth is used to getting lost in the shuffle. But when her parents decide to delay her debut into English society, Prim hatches a plan to go rogue on the night of her sixteenth birthday. Donning a mask, Prim escapes to the infamous Vauxhall Gardens for one wild night. When her cover is nearly blown, a mysterious stranger intercedes, and Prim finds an unexpected partner in mischief . . . and romance. 

The cover of Let Me Hear a Rhyme. Three Black teenagers stand around a boombox, in front of a colorful background. The teen on the left has light brown skin and wears a yellow and red puffy jacket. The teen in the middle has medium brown skin and has her hair in two pigtails. She wears a cropped white tank top, blue jeans, and a big necklace. The teen on the right has dark brown skin with cropped dark hair. He wears a black sweater, gold chain, blue jeans, and brown boots. Let Me Hear a Rhyme — Tiffany D. Jackson
Brooklyn, 1998. When their best friend Steph is killed, Quadir and Jarrell don't want his tracks to lie forgotten. They know his beats could turn any Bed-Stuy corner into a celebration. With the help of Steph's younger sister, Jasmine, they come up with a plan to promote Steph's music under a new rap name: The Architect. When his mixtape catches the attention of a hotheaded music rep and, the trio must race to prove Steph's talent from beyond the grave. In doing so, they are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Steph. Only each has something to hide... and a lot to lose.

The cover of We Are Not Free. The images of three teens are spraypainted onto side paneling for a house, behind a stack of luggage. The teen on the left has pale skin, blonde hair, and wears a pink dress. The teen in the middle has pale skin, dark hair, and wears a blue overshirt with baggy black pants. The teen on the right has dark hair that covers his eyes, pale skin, and wears a beat up denim jacker over jeans. We Are Not Free — Traci Chee
For fourteen-year-old budding artist Minoru Ito, her two brothers, her friends, and the other members of the Japanese-American community in southern California, the three months since Pearl Harbor was attacked have become a waking nightmare: attacked, spat on, and abused with no way to retaliate--and now things are about to get worse, their lives forever changed by the mass incarcerations in the relocation camps.

The cover of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. A pale skinned boy with light hair looks on at the reader. He is in period attire, including a vest, cravat, and button down blazer. Around him, small symbols are hand drawn in yellow: a music note, playing cards, top hat, boat, and violin. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue — Mackenzi Lee

Vowing to make his yearlong escapade across Europe his last hurrah before taking over the family estate, Henry "Monty" Montague and his best friend Percy find themselves in the middle of a dangerous manhunt involving pirates and highwaymen.

The cover of An Impossible Thing to Say. The bottom center of the cover features a colorful boombox. The notes spew out and cover the rest of the cover. An Impossible Thing to Say — Arya Shahi
In the aftermath of 9/11, high school sophomore Omid grapples with finding the right words to connect with his grandfather, embracing his Iranian heritage, and expressing his feelings towards a girl, until he immerses himself in the rhymes and rhythms of rap music and finds his voice.

The cover of Fallen Angels. A man in army fatigues stands facing the reader. His helmet is tucked under one arm and he holds a machine gun. He is standing in a river, with a jungle scape in the background. Fallen Angels — Walter Dean Myers
Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam.

The cover of My Fine Fellow. Three portraits, one of a man and two of women, sit on top of a blue dotted background. Each corner contains stained glass made of silverware. My Fine Fellow — Jennieke Cohen
It's 1830s England, and Culinarians — doyens who consult with society's elite to create gorgeous food and confections — are the crème de la crème of high society. When Penelope and Helena, two Culinarians, meet Elijah, a golden opportunity arises: to pull off a project never seen before, and turn Elijah from a street vendor to a gentleman chef. But Elijah's transformation will have a greater impact on this trio than they originally realize —and mayhem, unseemly faux pas, and a little romance will all be a part of the delicious recipe

The cover of For Lamb. A Black woman stares out over the distance, with warm brown skin and auburn hair. She stares at an oak tree, with a leaf falling from it. Superimposed over her face are the backs of a crowd of people watching. For Lamb — Lesa Cline-Ransome
In 1940s Jackson, Mississippi, quiet, studious and naïve girl Lamb tentatively accepts the friendly overtures of a white girl, which sets in motion a series of events that end in tragedy.

The cover of Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win. A teen girl with brown skin and brown hair, sits on a blue carpet circle. She wears hoop earrings, a green and white striped shirt, blue jeans, and green heels. She holds a megaphone and is surrounded by campaign posters. Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win — Susan Azim Boyer
After lying on her college admissions, seventeen-year-old Jasmine needs to win her senior class election, but the Iran Hostage Crisis explodes across the nightly news and her opponent begins to stir up anti-Iranian hysteria at school causing Jasmine to reconcile with her identity in way she never has before.

The cover of Code Name Verity. It shows an English countryside, with a stone fence cutting through green fields. Two red bikes lean against the fence. In the sky, fighter jets fly overhead. Code Name Verity — Elizabeth Wein
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must do to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

The cover of The Fountains of Silence. A teen girl with light brown skin and dark hair gazes into the distance. She is wearing a yellow floral print dress and holding a red envelope. She stands in front of Spanish architecture. The Fountains of Silence — Ruta Sepetys
Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography — and fate — introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War — as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

The cover of The Book Thief. Many dominoes are lined up in a pattern. A pale finger reaches forward to knock them down. The Book Thief — Markus Zusak
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel — a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

The cover of Prisoners in the Palace. A teen girl looks away from the reader in a brown room. The cover image is fuzzy, like an old photograph, but we can tell she has her hair pulled back into a bun and has pale skin. Prisoners in the Palace — Michaela MacColl
 Sixteen-year-old Liza's dreams of her society debut are dashed when her parents are killed in an accident. Penniless, she accepts the position of lady's maid to young Princess Victoria and steps unwittingly into the gossipy intrigue of the servant's world below-stairs as well as the trickery above. 

The cover of White Smoke. A Black teen girl with brown skin and dark black hair emerges from a cloud of purple and pink smoke clouds. From her chest, a dilapidated mansion is visible. White Smoke — Tiffany D. Jackson

Believing her new home to actually be alive, especially when her brother almost dies, Marigold and her new blended family won't be safe until she brings the truth to light once and for all.

The cover of Bad Girls Don't Die. A girl with pale skin, wearing a pink dress, sits behind a white lace curtain. Bad Girls Don't Die — Katie Alender

When fifteen-year-old Lexi's younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victorian house seems to take on a life of its own, Lexi investigates and discovers some frightening facts about previous occupants of the house, leading her to believe that many lives are in danger.

The cover of Clever Creatures of the Night. A green, run down house sits on an orange sky. Jungle plants are growing out of the walls. In the distance, the sun is black. Clever Creatures of the Night  — Samantha Mabry

When Case arrives at her best friend Drea's isolated West Texas home and finds her missing, she embarks on a search for clues about Drea's disappearance while facing the unsettling, cult-like and possibly murderous behavior of Drea's roommates.

The cover of The Spirit Bares Its Teeth. An untransitioned boy with long blonde hair wears a purple dress and holds a shard of glass near his heart. His eyes are darkened in fear. He is framed in a golden mirror with purple bulging eyes around him. The Spirit Bares Its Teeth — Andrew Joseph White

Set in an alternate Victorian England where mediums control the dead, sixteen-year-old autistic transgender boy Silas must expose a power-hungry secret society while confined to a cruel finishing school designed to turn him into the perfect wife.

The cover of Anna Dressed in Blood. A girl in a blood red dress stands in front of a dilapidated old house. Fog clouds around her feet, and red flower petals fall across her.Anna Dressed in Blood — Kendare Blake

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

The cover of Something Wicked This Way Comes. The silhouette of a man in a top hat stands before a green forest. The title makes up his head. Something Wicked This Way Comes — Ray Bradbury

A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chilly Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. In this season of dying, Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic rare show's smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes, and the stuff of nightmare.

The cover of Coraline. A young girl with short brown hair and pale skin wears a white nightgown. She holds a lit candlestick and walks through a dark hallway. Shadowed hands reach after her. Coraline — Neil Gaiman

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

The cover of You're Not Supposed to Die Tonight. A teen girl with brown skin and curly brown hair runs in fear from a dark camp cabin. She wears a councilors uniform of a green shirt and jeans. The sky is blood red, and an owl watches over her. You're Not Supposed to Die Tonight — Kalynn Bayron

Charity has the summer job of her dreams, playing the "final girl" at Camp Mirror Lake. Guests pay to be scared in this full-contact terror game, as Charity and her summer crew recreate scenes from a classic slasher film, The Curse of Camp Mirror Lake. But the last weekend of the season, Charity's co-workers begin disappearing. And when one ends up dead, Charity's role as the final girl suddenly becomes all too real. 

The cover of Raven's Gate. On a smokey red background, a beam of red light shoots through the middle of the cover. It cuts through a blue medallion featuring five concentric circles. Raven's Gate — Anthony Horowitz

Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.

The cover of House of Hollow. A teen girl with pale skin and gray eyes peer out at the reader. Her face is bisected by a string of flowers, from which blood is flowing. House of Hollow — Krystal Sutherland

Iris and Vivi work to uncover their dark, dangerous, and possibly magical past when their older sister Grey goes missing.

The cover of The Weight of Blood. A teen girl with curly hair, wearing a prom queen crown, is covered in red blood. The Weight of Blood — Tiffany D. Jackson

When Springville residents — at least the ones still alive — are questioned about what happened on prom night, they all have the same explanation . . . Maddy did it. 

The cover of The Haunting of Hill House. An old manor sits in black against an orange background. Through the middle of the house, an orange eye peers out. The Haunting of Hill House — Shirley Jackson

It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

The cover of Not Even Bones. A bloody scalpel rests on a white background. Not Even Bones — Rebecca Schaeffer

Nita's mother hunts monsters and, after Nita dissects and packages them, sells them online, but when Nita follows her conscience to help a live monster escape, she is sold on the black market in his place.

The cover of Carrie. A teen girl with pale skin peers out from a darkened background. Blood drips down her face. Carrie — Stephen King

After merciless taunting from classmates and abuse at the hand of her mother, Carrie's anger - and her telekinetic powers - are unleashed. And when a prom prank goes horribly wrong, events spiral out of control until the terrifying conclusion of this powerful, pulse-quickening horror story.

The cover of She is a Haunting. A teen girl with pale skin and dark hair stares out at the reader. Tears run down her cheeks, and her mouth is full of flowers. She is a Haunting — Trang Thanh Tran

Seventeen-year-old bisexual Jade Nguyen is spending the summer in Vietnam at the French colonial house her estranged father is fixing up as a vacation rental, but unbeknownst to her family, the house and its ghosts have other plans.

The cover of A Place for Vanishing. Thorned vines and flowers grow through a wall. A variety of bugs rest of the leaves, and blood drips from them. A Place for Vanishing — Ann Fraistat

Looking for a fresh start, sixteen-year-old Libby and her family return to her mother's childhood home only to discover that the house's strange beauty may disguise a sinister past

The cover of A Monster Calls. A black unworldly figure, humanoid in shape with sharp spikes jutting from its body, lumbers down a road towards a house. A Monster Calls — Patrick Ness

Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

The cover of There's Someone Inside Your House. The title descends down a household staircase, colored in pink. There's Someone Inside Your House — Stephanie Perkins

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

The cover of The Pledge. A figure stalks down a hallway colored purple and pink. Blood drips from the top of the cover. The Pledge — Cale Dietrich

Eighteen-year-old Sam is in danger once again when a copycat masked killer starts targeting fraternity brothers, forcing Sam to figure out who the killer is before he loses his second chance or the lives of any more of his friends.

The cover of What Stalks Among Us. Two teens peer out through corn stalks. The teen on the left is a pale skinned girl with her blonde hair in a bun on top of her head. The teen on the left is a brown skinned boy with dark hair. What Stalks Among Us — Sarah Hollowell

The last thing they expect to come across is a giant, abandoned corn maze. But with a whole day of playing hooky unspooling before them, they make their second mistake. Or perhaps their third? Maybe even their fourth. Because Sadie and Logan have definitely entered this maze before. And again before that. They quickly realize they've not only entered this maze before, they've died in it too. A lot.

The cover Of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. A young girl in 1920s attire stands in a clearing in a forest. The cover is entirely in black and white. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children — Ransom Riggs

After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

The cover of Too Scared to Sleep. A child's bedroom is cast in dim lighting. Scary paintings little the walls and the floor, and bloody hooks hang from the ceiling. The only light in the room comes from a window, in which you can see the shadow of a hand. Too Scared to Sleep — Andrew Duplessie

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for a new generation! From debut author Andrew Duplessie, a terrifying collection of teen short horror stories — and accompanying videos — that will keep you up long into the night.

 

The cover for The Graveyard Book. It features a tombstone sitting on a blue, foggy background. The Graveyard Book — Neil Gaiman

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

The cover of We Don't Swim Here. A black teenager sits underwater. A ghostly figure protrudes from the back of her head. We Don't Swim Here — Vincent Tirado

Bronwyn is only supposed to be in rural Hillwoods for a year. Her grandmother is in hospice, and her father needs to get her affairs in order. Except Bronwyn is miserable. Her grandmother is dying, everyone is standoffish, and she can't even go swimming. All she hears are warnings about going in the water, despite a gorgeous lake. And a pool at the abandoned rec center. And another in the high school basement. Anais tries her hardest to protect her cousin Bronwyn from the shadows of Hillwoods. She follows her own rituals to avoid any unnecessary attention--and if she can just get Bronwyn to stop asking questions, she can protect her too. The less Bronwyn pays attention to Hillwoods, the less Hillwoods will pay attention to Bronwyn. She doesn't get that the lore is, well, truth. History. Pain. The living aren't the only ones who seek retribution when they're wronged. But when Bronwyn does more exploring than she should, they are both in for danger they couldn't expect.

The cover of Asylum. A ghost stands in an abandoned doorway. Her face is obscured, but she wears a ruined black dress. Asylum — Madeleine Roux

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, the New Hampshire College Prep program is the chance of a lifetime. Except that when Dan arrives, he finds that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline Dorm, formerly a psychiatric hospital. As Dan and his new friends Abby and Jordan start exploring Brookline's twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on here . . . secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum's dark past.

The cover of Firekeeper's Daughter. In an artistic styling resembling a butterfly, a teen girl's face is within the wings. She has brown skin. Fire climbs from the bottom of the cover, into the wings, towards her face. Firekeeper's Daughter — Angeline Boulley

Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths.

The cover of Sadie. A sketch of a teen girl in pencil is the focus of the cover. She wears a red sweatshirt. Her hair blows in her face, covering all of her visible features. Sadie — Courtney Summers

Told from the alternating perspectives of nineteen-year-old Sadie who runs away from her isolated small Colorado town to find her younger sister's killer, and a true crime podcast exploring Sadie's disappearance.

The cover of The Naturals. A black box fills the cover, with police caution tape wrapped around it like a ribbon. The Naturals — Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Seventeen-year-old Cassie, who has a natural ability to read people, joins an elite group of criminal profilers at the FBI in order to help solve cold cases.

The cover for You Killed Wesley Payne. The cover is gray, with the silhouette of a suit and hat running at the reader. You Killed Wesley Payne — Sean Beaudoin

When hard-boiled, seventeen-year-old private investigator Dalton Rev transfers to Salt River High to solve the case of a dead student, he has his hands full trying to outwit the police, negotiate the school's social hierarchy, and get paid.

The cover for One of Us is Lying. The cover resembles a zoomed in yearbook, but the faces of each teen are ripped out and replaced with lined paper. One of Us is Lying — Karen McManus

When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students, all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case.

The cover of Ace of Spades. The cover is designed like a two faced playing card. The top face is a Black girl with her hair pulled back into a tight bun. She has warm brown skin and dark eyes. The bottom face is a Black boy with high top hair. He has dark brown skin and brown eyes. They both wear private school uniforms. Ace of Spades — Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

At Niveus Private Academy, Devon and Chiamaka are the only students chosen to be Senior Prefects who are also black, which makes them targets for a series of anonymous texts revealing their secrets to the entire student body. Both students were on track toward valedictorian and bright college futures, but this prank quickly turns into a very dangerous game and they are at more than one disadvantage as it looks like things could turn deadly.

The cover of Murder on the Orient Express. A blue background is broken up by a black and white picture of a steam train. Murder on the Orient Express — Agatha Christie

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

The cover for I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You. It features a teen girl with pale skin and light colored hair standing in a school uniform. The uniform is a white dress shirt with a black sweater-vest, and a blue, black, and pink plaid skirt. The sweater-vest has the emblem for the school university in the left corner. I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You — Ally Carter

As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.

The cover of Shelter. The shadow of a teen boy is barely visible against wood floor. He approaches a set of wooden doors with large glass windows, each with decorative iron bars. Shelter — Harlan Coben

After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be.

The cover of We Were Liars. Sun glare blocks out the details of  three teens, standing in their bathing suits in the water. The two most left figures are boys with light skin and brown hair. The most right figure is a girl with light skin and dark hair. Their backs are to the reader. We Were Liars — E. Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends — the Liars — whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

The cover of The London Eye Mystery. In a cartoon art style, two teens stand under a large Ferris wheel. Big Ben and the House of Parliament are visible in the background.  The London Eye Mystery — Siobhan Dowd

When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together — Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and impatient Kat — to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.

The cover of Suddenly a Murder. A gold knife with ornate red handle wraps juts into frame, with strings of pearls wrapped around the blade. Suddenly a Murder — Lauren Muñoz

To celebrate the end of high school, Izzy Morales joins her ride-or-die Kassidy and five friends on a 1920s-themed getaway at the glamorous Ashwood Manor. There, Izzy and her friends party in vintage dresses and expensive diamonds — until Kassidy's boyfriend turns up dead. Murdered, investigators declare when they arrive at the scene, and now every party guest is a suspect.  And Izzy? Well — she brought the knife. 

The cover of Last Shot. A basketball player is in mid air, preparing to dunk. Last Shot — John Feinstein

After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

The cover of I Killed Zoe Spanos. In color blocked illustration, a teen girl floats in a pool. She has long black hair and wears red sunglasses. I Killed Zoe Spanos — Kit Frick

Working as a nanny in the Hamptons before starting college, Anna learns of her weird connection to a missing girl, but after she confesses to manslaughter a podcast producer helps reveal life-changing truths.

The cover of And Then There Were None. Two white abstract figures, resembling the shapes of humans, stand in the far left of the cover. From their feet, a red light shadow extends to the other side of the cover. A person's hand can be visible in the shadow. And Then There Were None — Agatha Christie

A killer stalks ten strangers on an isolated island off the Devon coast, in a suspenseful story of murder and retribution set to a sinister nursery rhyme.

The cover of What Happened to Cass McBride?. A teen girl is out of focus, with several copies of herself layered o top. She has pale skin and dark hair. Her hands are tangled in front of her face indecipherably. She is framed in a white box, with darker coloring around the outside. What Happened to Cass McBride? — Gail Giles

After his younger brother commits suicide, Kyle Kirby decides to exact revenge on the person he holds responsible.

The cover of Silent to the Bone. A child with dark hair, wearing a blue shirt, points at a name written on a white card: "Margaret". There are several other cards spread out in front of him. He is watched by another figure, with pale skin, red hair, and glasses. Silent to the Bone — E.L. Koningsburg

When he is wrongly accused of gravely injuring his baby half-sister, thirteen-year-old Branwell loses his power of speech and only his friend Connor is able to reach him and uncover the truth about what really happened.

The cover for The Agathas. A teen girl with pale skin and brown hair raises an eyebrow at a figure reflected in her sunglasses. That teen has blonde hair and also wears sunglasses. Our main teen peers out between leaves. The Agathas — Kathleen Glasgow

Alice Ogilvie's disappearance last summer is the biggest scandal at Castle Cove High School--until her ex-boyfriend is accused of murdering his new girlfriend, and Alice must pair up with her tutor Iris Adams to clear his name by relying on the wisdom of Agatha Christie.

The cover of Thirteen Reasons Why. A teen girl with pale skin, wearing a pink outfit, hat, and brown boots, sits on a swing in a playground. Th1rteen R3asons Why — Jay Asher

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

The cover of I Hunt Killers. A pair of legs walk down a dark street. Red blood splatters the cover. I Hunt Killers — Barry Lyga

Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."

The cover of Shine. A pink flower blooms on a tree branch, amidst a dreary landscape. Shine — Lauren Myracle

When her best friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover the culprits in her small North Carolina town.

The cover for The Inheritance Games. The title stands in gold, while the subtitle, "She came from nothing. They have everything. Let the games begin." wraps around the title in green ribbon. Inside of an ornate green ironwork design, we see several things highlighted in gold: a chess piece, a candle, a tiara, a dagger, a necklace with a green gem, and finally a key. The Inheritance Games — Jennifer Lynn Barnes

When a Connecticut teenager inherits vast wealth and an eccentric estate from the richest man in Texas, she must also live with his surviving family and solve a series of puzzles to discover how she earned her inheritance.

The cover for Kill Her Twice. A photograph of a glamorous Chinese woman is ripped in half and thrown on the ground. Red rose petals cover the bottom half. Kill Her Twice — Stacy Lee

In 1930s Los Angeles Chinatown, the Chow sisters, May, Gemma, and Peony, suspect foul play in the death of Chinatown star Lulu Wong and take it upon themselves to solve the murder, revealing a conspiracy that threatens their Chinatown neighborhood.

The cover of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. The title is written on ripped up white paper, which is connected by red string. The red string crisscrosses along the back. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder — Holly Jackson

As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.

The cover of She's Gone. It features the title repeating itself, written in white chalk against a black board. It becomes more and more erratic as it is repeated. She's Gone — David Bell

Accused of murdering his girlfriend, who disappeared after they were in an accident, Hunter Gifford races against time to clear his name, putting his freedom, family and life at risk, as his former best friend makes a true-crime documentary condemning him.

The cover of The Red Palace. A teen girl with pale skin has her dark hair pulled back from her face. An ancient Korean palace stands behind her. The entire picture is warped, as if painted water color and the paints are dripping into her face. The Red Palace — June Hur

While investigating a series of grisly murders, eighteen-year-old palace nurse Hyeon navigates royal and political intrigue and becomes entangled with a young police inspector.

The cover of Promise Boys. Three black teens stand against the height wallpaper used to take mugshots. One boy stands facing left, one stands facing right, and the other faces the reader. The cover is entirely read except for the eyes of the boy facing straight on — which are in black and white. Promise Boys — Nick Brooks

J.B., Ramón, and Trey, students of the Urban Promise Prep School, must follow the school's strict rules, but when their principal is murdered, the three boys must band together to track down the real killer before they are arrested.

The cover of Holes. Two kids look into a dirt hole. They both have pale skin and brown hair. The teen on the left wears a hat, and the teen on the right holds a shovel. A green lizard crawls up the wall of the hole. Holes — Louis Sachar 

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

The cover for The Darkest Corners. A pale skinned teen girl faces the reader. She has brown hair, brown eyes, and wears pink lipstick. Her face is broken up as if a series of pictures pushed together. The Darkest Corners — Kara Thomas

When her father dies, Tessa is pulled back to the small Pennsylvania town where her life came apart when her father was sent to prison, her mother went to pieces, and her beloved older sister ran away, and where her testimony and that of her now-estranged friend Callie sent a serial killer to death row--a serial killer who may be getting a new trial as long buried secrets come to light.

The cover of None Shall Sleep. A pale skinned, blonde girl's face is reflected in a butcher's knife, covered in blood. None Shall Sleep — Ellie Marney

Eighteen-year-olds Emma Lewis and Travis Bell, recruited by the FBI to interview juvenile serial killers, must turn to a notorious teenage sociopath to help track down a new murderer.

The cover of All Your Twisted Secrets. A group of teens are sketched in pencil. Their heads are the only things visible. Red lines slash through their eyes, and there is a blood splatter on the page. All Your Twisted Secrets — Diana Urban

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it's a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill — or else everyone dies.

The cover for Tell Me What Really Happened. A piece of graph paper is ripped to show a black background. Over top of it, a lie detector needle bleeds a red line across the page. Tell Me What Really Happened — Chelsea Sedoti

When their friend vanishes during a camping trip down by Salvation Creek, four friends have a very different story to tell about what happened that night, in this gripping mystery told entirely through first-person interviews.

The cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Two plastic figurines sit on a black background. One is a stereotypical cowboy figure. The other is a stereotypical Native American.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

The cover of Wintergirls. A teen with pale skin and dark eyes stares out through a frost covered window. Wintergirls — Laurie Halse Anderson

Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.

 

The cover of This is Not a Personal Statement. A teen girl with brown skin and dark hair walks across the cover. She is using her cell phone while balancing a towering stack of books. She has a brown messenger bag slung over her other shoulder.This is Not a Personal Statement — Tracy Badua

After getting rejected from her dream college, sixteen-year-old Filipino American Perla Perez forges her own acceptance and commits to living a lie at university.

The cover of Hope War Here. It features a half eaten apple pie in a tin, with two dirty forks resting beside it. The pie is rested on a blue and white checkered table cloth, and a diner bill with the title on it sits beside. Hope Was Here — Joan Bauer

When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.

The cover of Perks of Being a Wallflower. An entirely yellow cover, the only design is a small image of a pair of legs wearing brown dress shoes and long brown trousers, standing in a room with brown carpet and white and brown wallpaper. The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky

Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded friends. It is from them that Charlie learns to live and love, until a repressed secret from his past threatens to destroy his newfound happiness.

The cover of Along for the Ride. A teen girl rides a blue bike across the beach. She is wearing a bikini top and jeans shorts. Along For the Ride — Sarah Dessen

When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating.

The cover of Looking for Alaska. Smoke rises up from the bottom of the book, forming a V shape. Looking for Alaska — John Green

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

The cover of Warrior Girl Unearthed. A teen girl with brown skin and black hair looks out at the reader. She sits in front of a moon, made out of faces. A patten of moon faces, red hands, and leaves fills the orange background of the book cover, and a blue river with two red bears come from her neck. Warrior Girl, Unearthed — Angeline Boulley

With the rising number of missing Indigenous women, her family's involvement in a murder investigation, and grave robbers profiting off her Anishinaabe tribe, Perry takes matters into her own hands to solve the mystery and reclaim her people's inheritance.

The cover of Flush. A green piranha floats through a toilet seat that has an orange fish hook pulling it up.  Flush — Carl Hiaasen

With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.

The cover of Ask the Passengers. A teen girl lays on the grass in a field. Sunbeams create solar flares on the cover, obscuring her features. She reaches her hand towards the sky. Ask the Passengers — A. S. King

Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Little does she know just how much sending her love--and asking the right questions--will affect the passengers' lives, and her own, for the better.

The cover of We Are Okay. A teen girl looks out over a river from her camp sight. She is entirely baby pink and the campground is blue. She has shoulder length hair and wears a tank top and shorts. We Are Okay — Nina LaCour

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

The cover of An Emotion of Great Delight. A sketch of a teen girl in behind the text, which is warped and obscured by drops of water. She wears a hijab and has eye make up, but all other features are hidden. An Emotion of Great Delight — Tahereh Mafi

It's 2003, several months since the US officially declared war on Iraq, and the American political world has evolved. Shadi, who wears hijab, keeps her head down. She's too busy drowning in her own troubles to find the time to deal with bigots. Shadi is named for joy, but she's haunted by sorrow. Shadi tries to navigate her crumbling world by soldiering through, saying nothing. She devours her own pain, each day retreating farther and farther inside herself until finally, one day, everything changes. She explodes.

The cover of Son of the Mob. A teen boy with short hair hides his face behind a bouquet of roses, which he holds out at the reader like a gun. Son of the Mob — Gordon Korman

Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent.

 

The cover of American Panda. A Taiwanese teenager stares out into the distance while holding a cup of hot chocolate, in a green mug. Her hair is black, with bangs blunt over here eyes. American Panda — Gloria Chao

A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths — that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.

The cover of Sold. A young girl with her head wrapped in a scarf stares out at the reader. Her image is washed in sepia tone. The background behind her is a yellow wallpaper. Sold — Patricia McCormick
Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi, though poor, enjoys her life until the Himalayan monsoons wash away her family's crops and she is sold to a brothel in India by her stepfather. She remembers her mother's wisdom, "Simply to endure is to triumph, " until the day comes that she can reclaim her life.

The cover of All My Rage. The book cover is cream, with the text of the title in purple and the author's name in red. A red half circle and a pink half circle slightly overlap, facing opposite directions. All My Rage — Sabaa Tahir

Salahudin and Noor, two Pakistani-American teenagers who have grown up together, grapple with their familial circumstances and societal prejudices in a small Californian desert town known as Juniper.

The cover of The Misdirection of Fault Lines. Three teen girls stand divided on against a blue, cloudy sky. The girl on the left has long, brown wavy hair and wears a green polo and white tennis skirt; she's taking a selfie. The girl in the middle has brown curly hair to her shoulders, and wears a yellow t-shirt and blue gym shorts. She looks unsure of herself. The final girl has a short brown bob and wears a yellow t-shirt and orange tennis skirt that matches her visor and racket. She looks confident. The Misdirection of Fault Lines — Anna Gracia

Three Asian American teen girls look for direction in their lives as they compete against each other at an elite tennis tournament.

The cover for Stargirl. On a bright blue background, we see a stick figure drawing in green of a girl in a dress. There is a yellow drawing of a star above her head. Stargirl — Jerry Spinelli

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

The cover of The Hate U Give. A black teen with white sneakers, brown eyes, an afro, and a red headband holds up a white sign with the book title on it. The Hate U Give — Angie Thomas

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

The cover of The Lucy Variations. A teen girl with pale skin plays a piano. Her nails are painted red. The Lucy Variations — Sara Zarr 

Sixteen-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place.

The cover for In The Wild Light. The title of the book sits in script over top of a black mountain scape. The sky is a brilliant gold light. In the Wild Light — Jeff Zentner

Attending an elite prep school in Connecticut on a scholarship with his best friend (and secret love) science genius Delaney Doyle, sixteen-year-old Cash Pruitt, from a small town in East Tennessee, struggles with emotional pain and loss until his English teacher suggests writing poetry.

The cover for Where You See Yourself. A girl in a wheelchair look in the mirror at herself. Her room is blue, with dark shadows, but in the mirror she sees herself in color: with brown skin, curly hair, and posed in front of a prestigious college. Where You See Yourself — Claire Forrest

Effie Galanos' goals for her senior year include her navigating her way through her high school that is not really wheelchair-friendly, getting into the perfect college, and getting her crush Wilder to accompany her to the prom — but by spring she is beginning to see herself entirely differently.

The cover of Saints of the Household. Two teen boys have their heads intertwined, one on top of the other. They have intricate red face paint on their cheeks, the top brother with a red circle and white fish, the bottom brother with a red circle and white hands. They have brown skin. Saints of the Household — Ari Tison

When brothers Max and Jay help a classmate in trouble, they struggle with the consequences of their violent actions and worry they may be more like their abusive father than they thought, so the brothers turn to their Bribri roots to find their way forward.

The cover of We Are All So Good at Smiling. We see a Black teen from the shoulders up, her hair covered in flowers and butterflies. Her eyes are closed and she wears a pink turtleneck made of roses. We Are All So Good at Smiling — Amber McBride

When hospitalized for her clinical depression, Whimsy connects with a boy named Faerry, who also suffers from the traumatic loss of a sibling, and together they work to unearth buried memories and battle the fantastical physical embodiment of their depression.

The cover of Hey, Kiddo. A teen boy with pale skin and short brown hair looks downcast. The shadow of a younger boy is visible behind him, against the blue wallpaper. Hey, Kiddo — Jarrett J Krosoczka

The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents.

The cover of The Queens of New York. Three Asian-American teen girls look out at the reader. The front most girl has her hair in dark braids, the middle girl has blunt bands, and the final girl has shoulder length hair. Queens of New York — E. L. Shen

Seventeen-year-old inseparable best friends Jia, Ariel, and Everett navigate first love, grief, racism, and Asian American consciousness during one life-changing summer apart.

The cover of Turtles All The Way Down. The cover is beige with an orange swirl that starts at the top of the cover and descends. Turtles All the Way Down — John Green

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

The cover of Darius the Great is Not Okay. Two teen boys look out over a city in Iran, though the details of the buildings cannot be made out. We see the backs of their heads; the boy on the left has short cropped black hair and wears a leather jacket, the boy on the right has short curly brown hair and wears a brown hoodie. Darius the Great is Not Okay — Adib Khorram

Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.

The cover of Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel. A young teen writes the title of the book in her diary, complete with many doodles of different shapes. She holds a pen and wears a silver and blue flower ring. She has light brown skin and dark brown hair, but her face is not visible. Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel — Diana López

When thirteen-year-old Erica "Chia" Montenegro finds out her mother has breast cancer, she makes a promise to God to raise money for breast cancer awareness and discovers that when family and friends work together, miracles can happen.

The cover of Dragon Hoops. The title and author of the book are etched into the side of a basketball. It features the small icon of a gold head with short black hair and black glasses. Dragon Hoops — Gene Luen Yang

Gene understands stories — comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn't get sports. As a kid, his friends called him "Stick" and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men's varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that's been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he's seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn't know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons's lives, but his own life as well.

The cover of A Thousand Heartbeats. A pale skinned, blonde haired girl stands in an open doorway. She is wearing a purple, short-sleeved dress that becomes waves at her feet. The doorway looks out on to a pink tinted mountainscape.  A Thousand Heartbeats — Kiera Cass

Soon to be forced into a loveless marriage for political gain, Princess Annika of Kadier finds unexpected love against all odds in the arms of the enemy--a Dahrainian soldier determined to reclaim the throne for his people.

The cover of The Summer I Turned Pretty. The text of the title is white script on a blue background, broken up by seashells of various patterns and white daisies. The Summer I Turned Pretty — Jenny Han

Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.

The cover of Wren Martin Ruins It All. A teen boy with pale skin, brown hair, and brown eyes sits cross legged in a grass field. He has on a yellow plaid overshirt, a gray undershirt, gray jeans, and sneakers. White and red chickens walk around him. On his phone, we can see he has a notification message with a heart icon. Wren Martin Ruins It All — Amanda DeWitt

Wren Martin, the asexual student council president, plans to eliminate the school's annual Valentine's Day Dance, until his rival Leo sabotages Wren's plan by securing a sponsorship from a dating app, which leads to unexpected feelings and realizations about Leo's seemingly perfect life.

The cover of Give Me a Sign. Two teens sit facing each other in a field of tall grass, dotted with bugs and flowers. They are practicing sign language. The teen girl on the left has dark hair, pale skin, and wears a pink tank top and brown shorts. The teen boy on the right has tan skin, dark hair, and wears a yellow hoodie and brown shorts. Give Me a Sign — Anna Sortino

Seventeen-year-old Lilah, who wears hearing aids, returns to a summer camp for the Deaf and Blind as a counselor, eager to improve her ASL and find her place in the community, but she did not expect to also find romance along the way.

The cover of The Do-Over. Two cars have gotten into an accident three times, split across the page; a blue mini-van has hit the back bumper of a red pickup truck. The driver of the pickup is a teen boy with dark hair, wearing a leather jacket and jeans. The driver of the minivan is a teen girl with brown hair, wearing a shirt and jeans. In the first accident, they just sit inside their cars. In the second, they are embracing outside of the vehicles, and the boy has put his jacket around her shoulders. In the third, they are outside of their cars but standing as far away from each other as they can. The Do-Over — Lynn Painter

Sixteen-year-old Emilie, stuck in a cosmic Groundhog/Valentine's Day nightmare where she discovers her family is splitting up and her boyfriend is cheating on her, decides to embark upon The Day of No Consequences, but when her repetitive day suddenly ends, she must face the consequences of her actions.

The cover of Heartstopper. We see the backs of two boys in private school uniforms: suit jackets and pants, both in an blue-green shade. The boy on the left has dark wavy hair and a red backpack. The boy on the right has blonde hair and a green messenger bag. Heartstopper — Alice Oseman

Shy and softhearted Charlie strikes up a friendship with rugby player Nick, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, their friendship grows into something more.

The cover of Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating. The background is split in half. On the side with a blue background, we see a teen girl with long dark hair and brown skin, wearing a blue shawl, cream shirt, and olive pants. On the pink side, we see a teen girl with shoulder-length dark hair and brown skin, wearing a pink striped sweater and blue pants. They are reaching towards each other in a casual way. Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating — Adiba Jaigirdar

Everyone likes Humaira 'Hani' Khan — she's easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can't be bi if she's only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts outthat she's in a relationship...with a girl her friends absolutely hate — Ishita 'Ishu' Dey, an academic overachiever who hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for college.  Ishita agrees to help Hani, if Hani will help her get elected head girl.

The cover of This Time it's Real. Two teens walk under a red umbrella in the rain, with the Beijing landscape behind them. The teen girl holds the umbrella; she has dark hair, pale skin, and wears a white dress. The teen boy stands close to her under it; he has dark hair, pale skin, and wears a blue jacket, white shirt, and yellow pants. This Time it's Real — Ann Liang

When seventeen-year-old Eliza Lin's entirely fictional essay about meeting her perfect boyfriend goes viral at her international school in Beijing, she has to make a deal with the handsome and charming Caz Song to play the part — but when the relationship starts to feel real all her career plans are suddenly threatened.

The cover of Always the Almost. Two teen boys sit at a table in a restaurant, a pizza in between them. The floor of the restaurant is a checkered orange tile, and they sit in front of a cloudy window. The boy on the left has short brown hair, pale skin, and wears a yellow button up shirt and blue jeans. The boy on the right has dark hair, brown skin, and wears a pink button up shirt and khakis. He is playing with a straw in his water cup. Always the Almost — Edward Underhill

Sixteen-year-old trans boy Miles Jacobson's New Year resolutions include winning back his ex-boyfriend and winning the Widewest's biggest classical piano competition, but when a new, proudly queer boy moves to town, Miles reconsiders who is was and who he is now.

The cover of Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute. Two teens are posed as if hiking on a plain pink background, with some green trees and birds in the bottom left corner. The teen girl has dark brown skin, black dreadlocks pulled back into a ponytail, and wears a pink puffer jacket covering a pink alien shirt. The teen boy has brown skin, dark brown hair, and wears a sci-fi esque medallion of colored lines over a blue sweatshirt. Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute — Talia Hibbert

Bradley Graeme is pretty much perfect. He's a star football player, manages his OCD well (enough), and comes out on top in all his classes . . . except the ones he shares with his ex-best friend, Celine. Celine Bangura is conspiracy-theory-obsessed — which is why Brad abandoned her for the in-crowd years ago. (At least, that's how Celine sees it.) When Celine signs up for a survival course in the woods, she's surprised to find Brad right beside her. Forced to work as a team for the chance to win a grand prize, these two teens must trudge through not just mud and dirt but their messy past. And as this adventure brings them closer together, they begin to remember the good bits of their history. But has too much time passed . . . or just enough to spark a whole new kind of relationship?

The Princess and The Grilled Cheese Sandwich — Deya MunizThe cover of The Princess and the Grilled Cheese. Two teens pull apart each half of a sliced grilled cheese sandwich. The teen on the left has pale skin, blonde hair, and wears a pink dress and crown. The teen on the left has short dark hair and wears gentleman's clothing in navy blue.

Cam disguises herself as a man to inherit her father's money and estate, and though she tries to keep a low profile, she ends up falling for Crown Princess Brie.

Love & Gelato — Jenna Evans WelchThe cover of Love & Gelato. Two ice cream cones sit side by side on a white background. The left ice cream is pink, and the right ice cream is blue — which is depicted upside down, cone on top. There is a heart between them.

After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mothers's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets.

The Truth About Forever — Sarah DessenThe cover of The Truth About Forever. A red leaf shaped like a heart sits on a dark, lined background.

The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief.

Going Bicoastal — Dahlia AdlerThe cover of Going Bicostal. The book cover is split in half, across a teen girl with pale skin and dark curly hair. The left side features her in New York City, with an orange shirt and purple skirt with suspenders. Behind her, you can see a teen girl with red hair, wearing alternative clothing, sitting at a fountain. On the right side, our main teen wears a pink and blue striped shirt and orange flower pants. Behind her, you can see a teen boy with brown skin and dark hair lean up against a taco truck. They are on a beach in LA.

Told in alternating timelines, Jewish seventeen-year-old Natalya spends one summer in New York with her dad, trying to muster the courage to talk to her girl crush, and the other in Los Angeles with her estranged mom, going for a guy she never saw coming.

The Fault in Our Stars — John GreenThe cover of The Fault in Our Stars. On a blue background we see two clouds: the top cloud is black and holds the title. The bottom cloud is white and holds the author's name, John Green.

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

BThe cover of Blackout. The cover is an entirely black starry sky, with a purple bridge just in sight under the title. The authors names are written in cursive around it. lackout  — Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, and Nicola Yoon

A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks... A first meeting. Long-time friends. Bitter exes. And maybe the beginning of something new. When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths. Love blossoms, friendship transforms, and new possibilities take flight.

The Start of Me and You — Emery LordThe cover of The Start of Me and You. Two teenagers, a boy and a girl, sit on a dock, arms entwined, as the sun goes down over the lake.

Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life, rather than spending another year as "The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned," and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be the key.

Five Feet Apart — Rachael LippincottThe cover of Five Feet Apart. A pair of lungs is made up of roots, flowers, and leaves, in a blue color on a navy background. You can just make out the silhouettes of two teenagers, one a boy and one a girl, reaching towards each other. They are blocked from touching by the title.

Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella and Will both suffer from cystic fibrosis. Being together means they could pass an infection. Stella is waiting for a lung transplant; Will is on a clinical drug trial. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. Staying six feet apart doesn't feel like safety, it feels like punishment. Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet — Laekan Zea KampThe cover of Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet. The sky is yellow, with a red sun, and two teens stare at the reader from the book cover, their faces cut in half. The teen on the left is a girl with dark hair pulled back in a red hairband, with brown skin and brown eyes. She has a mole right above the corner of her lip. The boy on the left has dark hair, brown skin, and brown eyes.

The story, told in two voices, of how Pen, whose dream of taking over her family's restaurant has been destroyed, and Xander, a new, undocumented, employee seeking his father, form a bond.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda — Becky AlbertalliThe cover of Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. A teen boy displayed in block colors has no head; instead, a speech bubble with the title emerges from where his neck should be. He has his hands in his pockets and wears black jeans, a black sweater, and a gray shirt.

When an email falls into the wrong hands, sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly gay Simon is blackmailed into playing wingman for a classmate or risk having his sexual identity revealed and the privacy of the boy he's been emailing compromised.

Love, Life, and the List — Kasie WestThe cover of Love, Life, and the List. Two teens hold hands on a street, in front of an art mural. Both have pale skin, and the girl has long blonde hair. She wears a blue dress and gladiator sandals, while the boy wears a white t-shirt, jeans, and yellow sneakers. Their faces are cut off.

Aspiring artist Abby decides that in order to give her art "more heart" she will complete a list of tasks over the summer, ranging from facing a fear to falling in love, but she soon finds the list more difficult than she imagined.

Some Girls Do — Jennifer DuganThe cover of Some Girls Do. Two teens sit upside down on the hood of a Mustang, looking at the purple and orange sky. The teen on the left has short pink hear and wears a denim jacket and black pants. The girl on the right has long blonde hair and wears a black shirt and ripped blue jeans.

An openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars.

Fortress of Snow — Melanie DickersonThe cover of Fortress of Snow. A girl wearing a purple snow cloak stands looking over a castle. She has long brown hair and pale skin.

In medieval England, Mazy tries to find her place in the world and meets a friendly knight, Sir Berenger.

Field Notes on Love — Jennifer E. SmithThe cover of Field Notes on Love. A sketch of a train is barely visible on a blue background. Two teens walk in separate directions, one boy and one girl. They have a heart drawn in between them.

Two teens, Hugo and Mae, are strangers until they share a cross-country train trip that teaches them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.

One True Loves — Elise BryantThe cover of One True Loves. A teen girl sits on a suitcase covered in art and stickers. She has brown skin, dark brown hair, and wears a denim vest and pink pants.

While on a post-graduation Mediterranean cruise with her family, Lenore Bennett meets a hopeless romantic with a ten-year plan who helps her find something she's been looking for — love.

From Twinkle, With Love — Sandhya MenonThe cover of From Twinkle, With Love. A teen girl records the reader with an old fashioned camera. She has tan skin, dark hair, and wears elaborate jewelery.

Told through letters, aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra learns a lesson about love while directing a movie for the Midsummer Night arts festival, in which her longtime crush and his twin brother are also participating.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler — Casey McQuinstonThe cover of I Kissed Shara Wheeler. A blonde girl with blue eyes and pale skin holds a pink, kiss-marked envelope in front of her face.

After seventeen-year-olds Chole and Shara, Chole's rival for valedictorian, kiss, Shara vanishes leaving Chole and two boys, who are also enamored with Shara, to follow the trail of clues she left behind, but during the search, Chloe starts to suspect there might be more to Shara and her small Alabama town than she thought.

Meet Cute Diary — Emery LeeThe cover of Meet Cute Diary. Two male presenting teens sit in a variety of poses on the book's title.

Noah Ramirez thinks he's an expert on romance. He has to be for his popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a collection of trans happily ever afters. There's just one problem; all the stories are fake. When a troll exposes the blog as fiction, Noah's world unravels. The only way to save the Diary is to convince everyone that the stories are true, but he doesn't have any proof. Then Drew walks into Noah's life, and the pieces fall into place.

Eternally Yours — edited by Patrice CaldwellThe cover of Eternally Yours. A set of human skeletal ribs make up the cover, with different flowers sprouting from between the bones.

Vampires and merpeople, angels and demons — the stories in this anthology imagine worlds where the only thing more powerful than the supernatural, is love. A girl in a graveyard goes on an unexpected date, a shipwrecked sailor makes a connection on a forbidden island, a piano melody summons a soul mate. Creatures of folktales and legend, of land and sea, of centuries past and life after life, all wrapped into one spellbinding compendium. Once you sink into its pages, it’ll never let you go.

Contributors include Kalynn Bayron, Kendare Blake, Kat Cho, Melissa de la Cruz, Hafsah Faizal, Sarah Gailey, Chloe Gong, Alexis Henderson, Adib Khorram, Anna-Marie McLemore, Casey McQuiston, Sandhya Menon, Akshaya Raman, Marie Rutkoski, and Julian Winters.

So This is Ever After — F. T LukensThe cover of So This is Ever After. Two teen boys sit, one on a throne and the other on the dais beside him. The boy on the floor has a blue orb-like sphere, brown hair, and wears purple robes. The boy on the thrown has brown hair, a purple cloak, and a yellow shirt.

Arek hadn't thought much about what would happen after he completed the prophecy that said he was destined to save the Kingdom of Ere from its evil ruler. So now that he's finally managed to behead the evil king , he and his rag-tag group of quest companions are at a bit of a loss for what to do next. As a temporary safeguard, Arek's best friend and mage, Matt, convinces him to assume the throne until the true heir can be rescued from her tower. Except that she's dead. Now Arek is stuck as king, a role that comes with a magical catch: choose a spouse by your eighteenth birthday, or wither away into nothing.

The cover of Ender's Game. In the bottom right hand corner, a yellow space-ship resembling a paper airplane flies across space. There are battle lines marking the area. Ender's Game — Orson Scott Card

An expert at simulated war games, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin believes that he is engaged in one more computer war game when, in truth, he is commanding the last Earth fleet against an alien race seeking Earth's complete destruction.

The cover of Across the Universe. Two faces in silhouette are nearly kissing. The galaxy is visible behind them. Across the Universe — Beth Revis

Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.

The cover of Iron Widow. Standing in the wings of an orange and yellow bird, a Chinese woman in black armor stares menacingly at the reader over her shoulder. Iron Widow — Xiran Jay Zhao

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall of China. It doesn't matter that the girls die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But when she gets her vengeance, it becomes clear that she is an Iron Widow, a rare kind of female pilot who can sacrifice males to power up Chrysalises instead. 

The cover of Dune. A figure in all white walks across orange and yellow sand dunes, highlighted by a night sky. Dune — Frank Herbert

Paul Atreides moves with his family to the planet Dune and is forced into exile when his father's government is overthrown.

The cover of The Illuminae Files: Illuminae. It is a fireball, with white splotches revealing text — almost as if the information was reverse redacted. The Illuminae Files — Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all. This book is told through a dossier of hacked documents — emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more. 

The cover of Leviathan. It is covered in different shapes of gears in red, gold, and gray. Leviathan — Scott Westerfeld

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

The cover of In The City of Time. Three teenagers stand in front of a time bubble shaped like the number eight. A city scape can be seen through it. In The City of Time — Gwendolyn Clare

After an experiment goes wrong, three science prodigies from two different time periods meet in a strange, seemingly adandonded city, and burdened with a glitchy time machine, an android time cop hot on their trail, and some tangled temporal mechanics to unravel, they set out to save the Earth.

The cover of Switch. A small white model of a house does somersaults across the book cover. Switch — A.S. King

Time has stopped. It's been June 23, 2020 for nearly a year as far as anyone can tell. Frantic adults demand teenagers focus on finding practical solutions to the worldwide crisis. Not everyone is on board though. Javelin-throwing prodigy Truda Becker is pretty sure her "Solution Time" class won't solve the world's problems, but she does have a few ideas what might. Truda lives in a house with a switch that no one ever touches, a switch her father protects every day by nailing it into hundreds of progressively larger boxes. But Truda's got a crow bar, and one way or another, she's going to see what happens when she flips the switch. .

The cover of Light Years. Three upward arrow heads, making a military-esque logo, fill the cover. Inside we see the faces of four teenagers: two girls, one with light skin and light hair, one with light skin and dark hair, and two boys: one with brown skin and short cropped hair, the other with brown skin and longer hair. Light Years — Kass Morgan

After centuries of exclusivity, the Quatra Fleet Academy finally accepts students from the settler planets, forcing four teenagers from different backgrounds, with different ambitions, motives, and missions, to work together to outmaneuver a mysterious alien enemy.

The cover of Warcross. The cover is the title of the book on a white background, with it formed into a cube shape. Warcross — Marie Lu

When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

The cover of Skyward. It features a teen girl with white skin and dark brown hair, standing in a forest that is under attack by alien ships. The sky is purple and white debris falls around her. Skyward — Brandon Sanderson

When a long-term attack against her world by the alien Krell escalates, Spensa's dream of becoming a pilot may come true, despite her deceased father being labeled a deserter.

The cover of The Darkest Mind. A car is pulled over on an abandoned street. Above it, a horseshoe like symbol, with a diamond cutting through the center, burns in the sky.The Darkest Minds — Alexandra Bracken

Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run 'rehabilitation camp' for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children.

The cover of War Girls. We see a young black girl standing towards a city hidden through smoke, with her head turned over her shoulder to look at the reader. Her body has been cybernetically enhanced. War Girls — Tochi Onyebuchi

In 2172, when much of the world is unlivable, sisters Onyii and Ify dream of escaping war-torn Nigeria and finding a better future together but are, instead, torn apart.

The cover of Alone Out Here. We see the back of a teen girl's head as she stares out of a porthole into space. She has her hair pulled back in a ponytail. Alone Out Here — Riley Redgate

When the president's daughter — eighteen-year-old Leigh Chen — ends up on the only ship escaping a dying earth, she and a group of teenagers must grapple with the challenges of what it will take to survive as the last remnants of humanity.

The cover of The Space Between Here & Now. A young Korean girl's face is shattered, like a mirror. In the fragments, we see her staring at the reader, looking pensively into the distance, and smiling at something off camera. The Space Between Here & Now — Sarah Suk

Seventeen-year-old Aimee Roh has Sensory Time Warp Syndrome, a rare condition that causes her to time travel to a moment in her life when she smells something linked to that memory.  When Aimee disappears for nine hours into a memory of her estranged mom —a moment Aimee has never remembered before —she becomes distraught. Desperate for answers, Aimee travels to Korea, where she unravels the mystery of her memories, the truth about her mother, and the reason she keeps returning to certain moments in her life.

The cover of I Am Number Four. A golden swirl blazes on an orange background. The title and author's names sit on top of the design. I Am Number Four — Pittacus Lore

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other five surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

The cover of Ready Player One. It is the text of the title and author in yellow on a red background. In the O for one, we can see a small 8-bit man jumping towards an 8-bit key. Ready Player One — Ernest Cline

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win - and confront the real world he's always been so disparate to escape.

The cover of The Fifth Wave. A teen girl walks through a darkened forest into a bright yellow light. The Fifth Wave — Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave follows 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan as she tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that have already devastated the Earth's population and knocked humankind back to the Stone Age. Cassie is headed to a "training" camp established by The Others, the aliens, to save her 5 year-old brother, Sam, who was taken away at her family's refugee camp.

The cover of Aurora Rising. A teen girl with pale skin stares at the camera. She has a streak of white in her short black hair, which falls over her forehead. Her eye glows red.Aurora Rising — Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

2380. The graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch, from a sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates to an alien warrior with anger management issues. But Ty's biggest problem is Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, who he just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time-- but she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making.

The cover of Star Splitter. A teen stares out at space from the surface of the moon. They are so small we cannot make out details. Star Splitter — Matthew J Kirby

In 2199, 17-year-old Jessica Mathers wakes up on a desolate, post-extinction planet 14 light years from Earth and must make sense of the bloody destruction around her, as well as the questionable intentions of a familiar stranger.

The cover of The Ones We're Meant to Find. Two sisters with pale skin and dark hair lean their heads against each other. The rest of their bodies become nature: the waves, the wind, the beach. The Ones We're Meant to Find — Joan He

In a near future when life is harsh outside of Earth's last unpolluted place, Cee tries to leave an abandoned island while her sister, STEM prodigy Kasey, seeks escape from the science and home she once trusted.

The cover of The 100. The cover consists of just the title on the white background, but each letter shows an image. The T shows an industrial hallway. The H shows two teens kissing in space — a boy with dark hair and a girl with pale hair. Both are white. The E shows the same boy from the previous from a side view, on a deserted lanscape. The 1 shows a view from their spaceship into space, looking at an unfamiliar planet. The first 0 shows a teen girl with pale skin and dark hair, hair covering her face, in an industrial hallway. The second 0 shows a view of an undisclosed planet from space. The 100 — Kass Morgan

When 100 juvenile delinquents are sent on a mission to recolonize Earth, they get a second chance at freedom, friendship, and love, as they fight to survive in a dangerous new world.

The cover of The End and Other Beginnings. Rectangles of various sizes are pressed into a green cover. The End and Other Beginnings: Stories from the Future — Veronica Roth

A collection of six short stories imagines future lands with new technologies and beings, where in spite of advanced capabilities, people still must confront deeply human problems.

The cover of Ashfall Legacy. A dragon sits inside a gold circle, on a galaxy background. Ashfall Legacy — Pittacus Lore

Sixteen-year-old half-alien Sydney Chambers leaves Earth to seek his long-missing father, and unearths a devastating, centuries-old secret about humanity.

The cover of We Are The Ants. Abstract shapes and concentric circles fill up a blue and yellow sunset. We Are the Ants — Shaun David Hutchinson

Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.

The cover of Tasting Light. The cover is a galaxy of blue, purple, red, and yellow, with the authors names shooting towards the yellow as if it was the sun. Tasting Light: Ten Science Fiction Stories to Rewire Your Perceptions — Stories by William Alexander, K. Ancrum, Elizabeth Bear, A.R. Capetta, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Nasugraq Rainey Hopson, A.S. King, E.C. Myers, Junauda Petrus-Nashah, Wendy Xu

What does the future hold? Ten speculative short stories by leading young-adult authors imagine what the world could be through the lens of technologies emerging today.