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5 Books of Wonder for Teen Readers

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It’s the Golden Age of teen fiction! Here are five books of love, wonder, and empowerment for teen readers.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524738297
Published: Philomel Books - October 10th, 2017

This creative reimagining of the Snow White story, set in East Asia is about one girl’s quest to become Empress and what she must do to achieve that. It will transport you to a fantasy world that also looks at what it means to be human and explores the darker side of our own humanity.

All the Crooked Saints Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545930802
Published: Scholastic Press - October 10th, 2017

A lyrical foray into magical realism, set in the Colorado desert where the members of the Soria Family live and perform miracles regularly, this new YA tale is about family, love and the human heart, reflecting on the fact that we are not as alone in the world as we sometimes may think, and that perhaps what is needed to save yourself is only the desire to see yourself for who you are and have the desire to change yourself.

Landscape with Invisible Hand Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763687892
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

Part parable, part satire, part dystopic sci-fi, this slim novel packs a punch as it explores satire and truth in the midst of an alien colonization of earth. Smart, social commentary will spark wonderful dialogue.

The Ship Beyond Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062380784
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 28th, 2017

In this thrilling maritime fantasy sequel, the story of the Navigator Nix from The Girl From Everywhere continues in a sweeping adventure fantasy, as Nix takes the helm from her father to captain the ship as it travels through time to lands real and imagined.

You Bring the Distant Near Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374304904
Availability: Backordered
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 12th, 2017

A National Book Award Longlist finalist, this story told through the voices of five women over three generations is a beautiful tale of crossing borders and finding family.