Librarians' Favorites for Teens


Author
Hill, Stuart
Call Number
YA F HILL
Summary
A young princess warrior, Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, befriends a warlock and forges a coalition of snow leopards, ancient vampires, and wolf-folk to protect her tiny kingdom against a cunning general and his conquering army.
Author
Latham, Jennifer
Call Number
YA F LATHAM
Summary
When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family’s property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot.
Author
Lu, Marie
Call Number
YA F LU
Summary
After hacking into the Warcross Championships' opening game to track illegal betting, bounty hunter Emika Chen is asked by the game's creator to go undercover to investigate a security problem and uncovers a sinister plot.
Author
Lu, Marie
Call Number
YA F LU
Summary
Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with strange markings and supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities.
Title
Chalice
Author
McKinley, Robin
Call Number
YA F MCKINLEY
Summary
A beekeeper by trade, Mirasol's life changes completely when she is named the new Chalice, the most important advisor to the new Master, a former priest of fire.
Author
Nix, Garth
Call Number
YA F NIX
Summary
When a dangerous necromancer threatens to unleash a long-buried evil, Lirael and Prince Sameth are drawn into a battle to save the Old Kingdom and reveal their true destinies.
Title
Eragon
Author
Paolini, Christopher
Call Number
YA F PAOLINI
Summary
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.
Author
Pierce, Tamora
Call Number
YA F PIERCE
Summary
Four young misfits find themselves living in a strictly disciplined temple community where they become friends while also learning to do crafts and to use their powers, especially magic.
Author
Pierce, Tamora
Call Number
YA F PIERCE
Summary
Ten-year-old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.
Author
Poston, Ashley
Call Number
YA F POSTON
Summary
A devoted fan of a classic sci-fi television series risks the ire of her evil stepsisters by entering a contest to win an invitation to a ball where she would meet her favorite actor, a teen star who would prove he is more than just a dumb heartthrob.
Author
Rowell, Rainbow
Call Number
YA F ROWELL
Summary
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts but brave and desperate enough to try. (2014 Teens' Top Ten Selection)
Author
Rowling, J.K.
Call Number
YA F ROWLING
Summary
During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths
Title
Skyward
Author
Sanderson, Brandon
Call Number
YA F SANDERSO
Summary
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.
Author
Sanderson, Brandon
Call Number
YA F SANDERSO
Summary
As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.
Author
Schmidt, Gary
Call Number
YA F SCHMIDT
Summary
During 1967 on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, Holling stays in Mrs. Baker’s classroom where they read the plays of Shakespeare and apply them to life.
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