Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Mythological Novels

Abandon  cover


Author: Cabot, Meg.

A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida ...

Antigoddess  cover


Author: Blake, Kendare.

Athena and Hermes' search for the cause of their unexpected, life-threatening illnesses leads t...

Beauty's Daughter cover

Beauty's Daughter

Author: Meyer, Carolyn, 1935-

When renowned beauty Helen runs off to Troy with Prince Paris, her enraged husband, King Menela...

Cupid  cover


Author: Lester, Julius.

Cupid, the spoiled and mischievous god of love, is attracted to and marries the beautiful morta...

Dark of the Moon  cover

Dark of the Moon

Author: Barrett, Tracy, 1955-

Retells the story of the minotaur through the eyes of his fifteen-year-old sister, Ariadne, a l...

Dreams of Gods & Monsters  cover

Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Author: Taylor, Laini.

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim w...

The Goddess Test  cover

The Goddess Test

Author: Carter, Aimée, 1986-

Eden, Michigan, high school student Kate Winters strikes a bargain with Henry, Greek god of the...

Ithaka  cover


Author: Geras, Adèle.

The island of Ithaka is overrun with uncouth suitors demanding that Penelope choose a new husba...

The Lightning Thief  cover

The Lightning Thief

Author: Riordan, Rick.

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, g...

The Lost Hero  cover

The Lost Hero

Author: Riordan, Rick.

Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Hal...

Love in the Time of Global Warming  cover

Love in the Time of Global Warming

Author: Block, Francesca Lia.

After a devastating earthquake destroys the West Coast, causing seventeen-year-old Penelope to ...

Nobody's Prize  cover

Nobody's Prize

Author: Friesner, Esther M.

Still longing for adventure, Princess Helen of Sparta maintains her disguise as a boy to join h...

The Red Pyramid  cover

The Red Pyramid

Author: Riordan, Rick.

After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, ...

The Sea of Trolls  cover

The Sea of Trolls

Author: Farmer, Nancy, 1941-

After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by V...

The Shadow Prince  cover

The Shadow Prince

Author: Despain, Bree, 1979-

In this modern retelling of the Persephone myth, Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underr...

The Shadow Thieves  cover

The Shadow Thieves

Author: Ursu, Anne.

After her cousin Zee arrives from England, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and he must set out to s...

Snakehead  cover


Author: Halam, Ann.

Compelled by his father Zeus to accept the evil king Polydectes's challenge to bring the head o...

Solstice  cover


Author: Hoover, P. J. (Patricia J.), 1970-

Eighteen-year-old Piper lives with her controlling mother amid a Global Heating Crisis, but whe...


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