Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Paranormal Romance

The Vampire Diaries  cover

The Vampire Diaries

Author: Smith, L. J.

Presents the last two volumes in the Vampire Diaries series in which the struggle of vampire b...

Beastly  cover


Author: Flinn, Alex.

A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manha...

Nightshade  cover


Author: Cremer, Andrea R.

Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it's their destiny to mate with one another and rule ov...

Beautiful Creatures  cover

Beautiful Creatures

Author: Garcia, Kami.

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen...

Abandon  cover


Author: Cabot, Meg.

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

City of Bones  cover

City of Bones

Author: Clare, Cassandra.

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their o...

Shiver  cover


Author: Stiefvater, Maggie,

In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been part...

Blood and Chocolate  cover

Blood and Chocolate

Author: Klause, Annette Curtis.

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and...

Twilight  cover


Author: Meyer, Stephenie,

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she...

Tantalize  cover


Author: Smith, Cynthia Leitich.

When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-...

Marked  cover


Author: Cast, P. C.

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey...

Fallen  cover


Author: Kate, Lauren.

Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Luce is sent to a Savannah, Georgi...

Evercrossed  cover


Author: Chandler, Elizabeth,

When a car crash ends Ivy's life, her great love Tristan, who died and became an angel, breath...

The Summoning  cover

The Summoning

Author: Armstrong, Kelley.

After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious grou...

Trial by Fire  cover

Trial by Fire

Author: Barnes, Jennifer

Bryn, the new alpha of her werewolf pack, must deal with an opposing pack led by her friend wh...

Hourglass  cover


Author: McEntire, Myra.

Seventeen-year-old Emerson uses her power to manipulate time to help Michael, a consultant hir...

Blue Bloods  cover

Blue Bloods

Author: De la Cruz, Melissa,

Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families ...

Evermore  cover


Author: Noël, Alyson.

Since the car accident that claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see aur...

Evernight  cover


Author: Gray, Claudia.

Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself d...

A Great and Terrible Beauty  cover

A Great and Terrible Beauty

Author: Bray, Libba.

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, a...

Reincarnation  cover


Author: Weyn, Suzanne.

When a young couple dies in prehistoric times, their love--and link to various green stones--e...

Tithe  cover


Author: Black, Holly.

After returning home from a tour with her mother's rock band, sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has b...

Wake  cover


Author: McMann, Lisa.

Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably...

Eternal  cover


Author: Smith, Cynthia Leitich.

When Miranda's guardian angel Zachary recklessly saves her from falling into an open grave and...

Hush, Hush  cover

Hush, Hush

Author: Fitzpatrick, Becca.

High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch,...

Tiger's Curse  cover

Tiger's Curse

Author: Houck, Colleen.

Seventeen-year-old Oregon teenager Kelsey forms a bond with a circus tiger who's actually one ...

Glimmerglass  cover


Author: Black, Jenna.

"Normal. It's all she's ever wanted to be, but it couldn't be further from her grasp. Dana Hat...

The Gathering  cover

The Gathering

Author: Armstrong, Kelley.

Sixteen-year-old Maya suspects there may be a relationship between her paw-print birthmark, he...

Die for Me  cover

Die for Me

Author: Plum, Amy.

After their parents are killed in a car accident, sixteen-year-old Kate Mercier and her older ...

The Body Finder  cover

The Body Finder

Author: Derting, Kimberly.

High school junior Violet uses her uncanny ability to sense murderers and their victims to try...

Vampire Academy  cover

Vampire Academy

Author: Mead, Richelle.

Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardia...


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