Teen Reads Book Blurbs

Bannerless - Carrie Vaughan

A mysterious murder in a dystopian future leads Enid, a novice investigator, to question what she’s learned about the foundation of her population-controlled society. A culture of  population control has developed in which people, organized into households, must earn the children they bear by proving they can take care of them and are awarded symbolic banners to demonstrate this privilege. In a world defined by the disasters that happened a century before, the past is always present. But this investigation may reveal the cracks in Enid’s world and make her question what she really stands for.


Two dark reigns - Kendare Blake

Three dark crowns ; 3

Katharine, the poisoner queen, has been crowned and is trying to ignore the whispers that call her illegitimate, undead, cursed. Mirabella and Arsinoe have escaped the island of Fennbirn, but how long before the island calls them back? Jules is returning to Fennbirn and has become the unlikely figurehead of a revolution threatening to topple Katharine's already unsteady rule. But what good is a revolution if something is wrong with the  island itself?


Tess of the road - Rachel Hartman

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess sets out on journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy. She's not running away, she's running towards something. What that something is, she doesn't know. Tess just knows that the open road is a map to somewhere else - a life where she might belong.


7 Dark tales - Christine Grace

A startling and imaginative take on the fairytale form, inspired by the Brothers Grimm.  Each narrative gently unfolds, and the reader is constantly taken in unexpected directions as the tales explore contemporary themes of jealousy, relationships, and death .

kingdom of ash - Sarah J. Maas

Throne of glass ; 6

Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to assassin to queen reaches its finale as war erupts across her world.  She has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. She is locked in an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, and Aedion and Lysandra are the last line of defence keeping Terrasen from utter destruction.  Scattered throughout the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian must forge their own paths to meet their destinies. And across the sea Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen - before she is lost to him.  Some bonds will deepen and others be severed forever, but as the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight if they are to find salvation - and a better world.


And the ocean was our sky - Patrick Ness

In this book  the world of Moby Dick is turned upside down, and we see the story through the eyes of the whale. Bathsheba's tale is of the hunt for a legend and a myth, the hunt for a devil named Toby Wick, whose white hull lurks in the deep. She is bound by an ancient prophecy to find him. But is he really the devil that Bathsheba seeks? A timeless story about the power of obsession and the injustice of war.


The universe is expanding and so am I - Carolyn Mackler

As New York City teenager Virginia learns to accept her plus-size body and struggles to cope with her brother's suspension from college for date rape, she finds herself losing interest in boyfriend Froggy and growing closer to new boy Sebastian until a terrible secret threatens everything.


Someday - David Levithan

Everyday ; 2

A always thought there wasn't anyone else who had a life like his. But A was wrong. There are others. A has already been wrestling with powerful feelings of love and loneliness. Now comes an understanding of the extremes that love and loneliness can lead to and what it's like to discover that you are not alone in the world.









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