Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Superpowers

The Awakening  cover

The Awakening

Author: Carroll, Michael Owen, 1966-

Ten years after the disappearance of superhumans--both heroes and villains--thirteen-year-old...

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X  cover

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

Author: Patterson, James, 1947-

Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents' footsteps as the Alien Hunter, extermina...

Don't Even Think About It cover

Don't Even Think About It

Author: Mlynowski, Sarah.

"What happens when a group of Tribeca high school kids go in for flu shots . . . and end up b...

Fated  cover


Author: Noël, Alyson.

"Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time...

Gifts  cover


Author: Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-

When a young man in the Uplands blinds himself rather than use his gift of "unmaking"--a viol...

Gone  cover


Author: Grant, Michael, 1954-

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disapp...

Gorgeous  cover


Author: Rudnick, Paul.

When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle's mother dies, she is whisked away from a trailer park to...

Graceling  cover


Author: Cashore, Kristin.

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Kat...

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, ...

Hero  cover


Author: Moore, Perry.

Thom Creed, the gay son of a disowned superhero, finds that he, too, has special powers and i...

Hex Hall  cover

Hex Hall

Author: Hawkins, Rachel, 1979-

When Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, she...

Zeroes  cover


Author: Westerfeld, Scott.

Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, al...

The Midnight Twins  cover

The Midnight Twins

Author: Mitchard, Jacquelyn.

Identical twins Meredith and Mallory Brynn have always shared one another's thoughts, even as...

Numbers  cover


Author: Ward, Rachel, 1964-

Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they will die, so she avo...

The Raven Boys  cover

The Raven Boys

Author: Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk pa...

The Secret Hour  cover

The Secret Hour

Author: Westerfeld, Scott.

Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica Day learns that she is one of a grou...

Shadowland  cover


Author: Cabot, Meg.

After moving from New York to California with her newly married mother, 16-year-old Susannah ...

Steelheart  cover


Author: Sanderson, Brandon.

At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powe...

Strange Angels  cover

Strange Angels

Author: St. Crow, Lili.

Sixteen-year-old Dru's psychic abilities helped her father battle zombies and other creatures...

Tempest  cover


Author: Cross, Julie.

After his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot during a violent struggle, nineteen-year-old Jacks...

Things Not Seen  cover

Things Not Seen

Author: Clements, Andrew, 1949-

"Teens, especially those not in the uber-popular set, know all about feeling invisible. But w...

The Vindico  cover

The Vindico

Author: King, Wesley.

When supervillains of the Vindico realize they are getting too old to fight the League of Her...

Wake  cover


Author: McMann, Lisa.

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


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  • Adult books that appeal to teen readers
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