Here are more book nominations for the Teens’ Top Ten. Voting starts online on August 23rd.
hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Nora ends up sitting next to Patch in biology. Patch is a scary guy, a fallen angel, and he is shrouded in mystery. But he has a knack for getting under Nora’s skin. Many people seem to be out to get her and she is slowly starting to realize she is falling for Patch, even if he is trying to kill her. For a teenspace book review click here.
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
Anyone who has ever been labeled or proclaimed themselves to be “geeks” will fall to the floor laughing and fall in love with the many different short stories and illustrations by some of the top young adult authors.
Dragonfly by Julia Golding
A princess from a country formed on rules is being forced to marry a prince from a different country who just likes to live life. They dislike each other on sight – and then they are kidnapped. Can they travel back home, through enemy territory, without strangling each other?
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
Grumpy vampire Nina is in a support group so that she doesn’t prey on humans. But things start to look grimmer than ever when one of the vampires in the support group shows up dead. Will Nina be able to get to the bottom of this crime before another vampire is attacked?
I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
A young boy (who happens to be an evil genius) wants to be student body president to attract his father/arch-nemesis’ attention. After using his almost unlimited resources, he thinks he has the election in the bag, when suddenly everything goes wrong that no amount of money can fix.
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Anna joins her best friend Frankie’s family for a beach vacation in California. Frankie and Anna make a bet to attract 20 boys in 20 days. Anna struggles with a painful secret and falls in love with Sam – and isn’t sure she can finish their bet.
Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Siblings Whit and Wisty are suddenly prounounced a witch and a wizard by their oppressive government. They are sent to prison, where they learn to use their powers with hopes to escape.
By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
Daelyn Rice is determined to succeed in killing herself this time. Using a website for “completers,” she reveals a history of bullying and torment that started in kindergarten. One day, though, a boy sits with her as she is waiting to be picked up from school. While she makes it known that she wants to be alone, he won’t give up on her.
Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce
Beka has grown and needs to take on new assignments. When her old partner gets hurt, she is sent out on a new type of mission. Finding love and a culprit can be complicated in a big city – but nothing is too hard for the Terrier!
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Dru’s family kills mythical creatures. After a catastrophe befalls her parents, she wants revenge. To find out what happened to her family, she’ll need to learn to trust others.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Ever since being saved by a wolf as a child, Grace has been fascinated with the wolves around her Minnesota home. But the wolves are becoming restless and need Grace’s help to save them. One of the wolves takes human form and falls in love with Grace – but as the weather grows colder, he’ll turn back into wolf, likely forever. Soon, he must make a life or death decision to stay with the one he loves.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa (Sonoma County Library doesn’t own this title, but check back soon!)
Haruhi Suzumia is a high-school student who is bored by normal humans. She wants something supernatural to happen, so she starts a club with a boy named Kyon. Little does she know that everyone that signs up for her club is either a Time Traveler, Alien, or Esper.
Leviathan by Scott Westefeld
The prince of Austria-Hungary is on the run, his parents murdered. Deryn Sharp is a girl who pretends to be a boy to live out her dream. One chooses to go on an adventure; the other is forced into it. The pair are on opposite sides but must work together to escape from German troops.
City of Fire by Laurence Yep
Twelve-year-old Scirye vows to avenge her sister’s death and reclaim a stolen treasure for her people by taking on the villainous dragon Badik and the strange Dr. Roland. She and her companions travel to a Hawaiian island created by magic, where a goddess helps them in their quest to stop Dr. Roland from achieving a great power.
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