Teen Reader Blog

  • Favorite YA Couples - 2012 Editon

    Last year, I posted my all-time favorite YA couples. This year, I am featuring couples from young adult novels that I have read in the past twelve months. I am counting sequels, so some of my all-time faves will end up on this list.

    This post contains spoilers about  romantic pairings and possible romantic pairings, so stop reading if you don't want to be spoiled.


  • Trend Alert: Witches

    Many young adult novels featuring witches have come out in the past year. A few of these were highlighted last Halloween in this blog post..

    Here are three recent titles:

  • More Classics Retold

    Some recent young adult books are offering new takes on classic works of literature.

    Gil Marsh by A.C.E. Bauer

    Gil Marsh by A.C.E. Bauer

  • Hunger Games Cookbook & More

    The Hunger Games movie comes out on March 23. Prepare for the release by checking out these three series related books.


    The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

    The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

  • Three llustrated Novels for Teens

    Last October, I wrote a blog post about photographic novels - books that use photographs to aid the telling of the story. You can read the blog post here. Illustrated novels are also gaining popularity. These books use drawings and other types of illustrations to involve the reader in the story.

    Here are three recent young adult novels that employ illustrations:

  • A Football Dozen

    In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, here are a dozen young adult novels featuring football.

  • 2012 Edgar Nominees for Young Adult

    Each year the Edgar Awards are given out to the top mysteries. The nominees were released today. You can read the full list here.

    Here are the nominees in the Young Adult category:

  • Sequels on Order for February

    These sequels and series titles are now on order. Click on the book cover to be taken to  the catalog record. Then click Request It on the left side of the web page to place a hold on the title.

    Balthazar by Claudia Gray


    by Claudia Gray

  • Read the YA Book Then Watch the DVD

    Three DVDs based on young adult novels are now on order. Read the book first and place a hold on the DVD today.