Here are our recommendations for readers ages 12 and up.
This refreshingly original story about a tragic accident told with a unique voice is filled with characters who jump from the pages.
A rollicking read filled with all the thrills, chills, and romance of a dime novel but the writing of a literary one.
A hauntingly beautiful book that examines the balance of life and death, and the role story plays in both.
Tula learns to survive the underworld of a space station when she gets left behind by her colony ship.
Hope and Dess have nothing in common—except that Dess is the latest foster child at Hope’s house. The two girls deal with everything from race and class to nail polish and sweatpants as they learn to accommodate each other.
What if Vlad Dracul, the Wallachian prince who inspired the Dracula myth, had been a girl? Vlad becomes Lada in this YA novel of Ottoman intrigue and family loyalty.
Based on the real conflict between two 19th-century paleontologists, this YA novel stars the teenage children of two rival scientists searching for dinosaur bones.
In a near-utopian future all natural causes of death have been solved, leaving Scythes to select who lives and dies. But there is dissension within the ranks...
A Chinese-American girl takes control of her own destiny against the backdrop of the Great San Francisco Earthquake.
Patrick Ness In a world where everyone can hear each other's thoughts, Todd and his loyal dog Manchee stumble upon a dangerous secret. An addictive page-turner built on surprisingly dark and serious themes.
Ten years earlier, the royal family of Lumatere was murdered and a curse cast over the kingdom, cutting it off from the outside world. Now Finnikin and the mysterious novice Evanjalin set out to reclaim Lumatere in this dark and gritty fantasy that explores identity, guilt, and the meaning of home for refugees living ten years in exile.
What do you do when your little sister is a psychopath? Che’s always been Rosa's rock, protecting her from the world. Now, the world might need protection from her.
When Braden's father, a popular televangelist, is put on trial for murder, Braden must decide what version of the truth he can live with.
Dark, delicious, and devious. Venture down the rabbit hole and get lost in this tragic tale of the Queen of Hearts before she was queen.
Simply magnificent! Tan gives small snippets of Grimm's fairy tales, each accompanied by a photograph of an exquisite sculpture.
Dinosaur astronauts + space battles + King Midas’s golden touch, weaponized. Seriously, what’s not to love?
A compelling story that examines the real-world implications of online gaming, In Real Life is a winning combination of thought-provoking story and phenomenal art.
This high-seas adventure—complete with pirates, separated twins, and lost treasure—will take you from NYC to New Orleans, around Cape Horn, and even through the jungle. If you enjoy Tintin’s adventures, pick this up!
An immersive history of forensic science for all aspiring detectives.
A harrowing memoir about growing up and surviving in North Korea.
Written like a thriller, this is the true story of Daniel Ellsberg, who released secret Pentagon papers on the Vietnam War and became known as “the most dangerous man in America.”