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...


Abraham Lincoln Award

Awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by Illinois high school students

Alex Award

Adult books that appeal to teen readers

Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA)

Best teen books selected from the previous year

Coretta Scott King Award

Outstandingly inspirational books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all people

Excellence in Nonfiction

Honors the best nonfiction book of the year written for teens

Rainbow Book List: GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens

Children’s/Young Adult LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) nominees

Michael L. Printz Award

Honoring excellence in books for teens

Pura Belpre Award

Celebrating the Latino cultural experience

Rebecca Caudill Award

An Illinois award for outstanding literature for young people

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

Honors the best novels of the year by a debut author writing for teens

YALSA Book Awards and Booklists

The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association presents annual awards and puts out annual lists for various types of genres and materials