New Teen Books March 22, 2021

Posted: March 22, 2021


Fire Keeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold.

Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore. Queen Bitterblue decides to travel to the educationally and technologically more advanced country of Winterkeep , where two of her diplomats have mysteriously vanished.

Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare. Both warring hearts and (literally) fiendish schemes keep the upcoming generation of demon-fighting Shadowhunters on their toes in this midtrilogy doorstopper. Set in 1903 and centered on a love triangle.

When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert. All Beth wants is for her tight-knit circle of friends—Grace Nakamura, Brandon Lin, Sunny Chen, and Jason Tsou—to stay together. With her family splintered and her future a question mark, these friends are all she has.

List of Ten by Halli Gomez. A suicidal teen fighting the symptoms of Tourette syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder creates a bucket list of 10 goals to achieve by the 10th anniversary of his diagnosis.

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales. Seventeen-year-old Darcy Phillips, a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates, is hired by the “hot” guy at school to help him get his ex back.

The Hill by Ali Bryan. A feminist dystopian novel that explores gender, power, and the search for truth in a world defined by scarcity, distrust, and gender politics.

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson. Pippa Fitz-Amobi breaks her promise to give up sleuthing when a friend goes missing.

A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy. The heirs to the throne of Myre are on the run, and the Queendom is buzzing with the energy of revolution in this conclusion to A River of Royal Blood (2019).

Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall. A search for her long-lost mother leads Sophia to a mysterious island where the mist hides supernatural secrets.

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas. Nesta and Cassian must face their haunting pasts in order to stop a dangerous alliance of treacherous human queens.

Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson. Cast into a well at birth for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was saved by Cyril, the opera house’s owner.

American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar. A traditional Indian American girl meets a troubled white boy in this forbidden romance novel.

Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed. Eighteen-year-old Fern’s life spirals out of control after troubled former child star Ivy Avila arrives on Commodore Island.

Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore. When Carey Parker, a genderqueer teen who dreams of being a diva like their hero Mariah Carey, is cast as the female lead in the school musical, they must fight against discrimination and injustice from their closed-minded school administration.

The Castle School (for troubled girls) by Alyssa Sheinmel. iHgh school senior Moira Dreyfuss is sent to a remote boarding school known as the Castle after the death of her best friend.


Let’s Talk About It: the teen’s guide to sex, relationships, and being a human by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan.

Meltdown: earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Fukushima by Deidre Langeland.

No Planet B: a teen Vogue guide to the climate crisis.


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