Saturday, June 30, 2012

Alison's Summer Reads for Teens....

As mentioned by HPL librarian Alison on News 95.7 last Sunday, here is a great crop of reading suggestions for teens (and adults who love teen fiction):

Hunger Games read-a-likes:

Divergent (M)
by Veronica Roth

Matched (M
by Ally Condie

Pretties (M
by Scott Westerfeld


Supernatural/paranormal fiction:

The Summoning (Darkest Powers #1) (M)
by Kelley Armstrong

Marked (House of Night #1) (M)
by P.C. and Kristin Cast

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) (M)
by Cassandra Clare

By authors who are more known for their books for adults:

Virals (Virals trilogy #1) (M)
by Kathy Reichs

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1) (M
by James Patterson

The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) (M
by Kelley Armstrong

Between the Lines (M
by Jodi Picoult (with her teen daughter Samanthya Van Leer)

Zombies are the new Vampires:

You Are So Undead to Me (M)
by Stacey Jay

Zombies vs. Unicorns (M)
compiled by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (short stories)

The Forest of Hands and Teethh(M
by Carrie Ryan (Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy #1)


  1. Why sugest The Pretties? Its the 2nd book in The Uglies. The 1st book is The Uglies then The Pretties and then The Specials. You shouldn't tell us to read them in the wrong orders. It breaks up the story in a wrong way.

  2. Oops! My mistake. That's what happens when you don't proofread!