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Young Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Bookreporter.com. Throughout the year, Bookreporter.com features adult books on Teenreads.com, our site for young adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Teenreads.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

January 2013

Waking up in a military complex after zombies attacked school, B has no memory of the last few months. Life in the UK has turned tough since the outbreak, and B is woven into life and battle in the new military regime quickly. But as B learns more about the zombies held in the complex and the scientists keeping them captive, unease settles in. Is there anyone left in the world to trust?

Black Ice: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins by Andrew Lane

January 2013

When Sherlock visits his brother, what he finds shocks him to the core: a locked room, a dead body, and Mycroft holding a knife. The police are convinced that Mycroft is a murderer, but Sherlock is just as convinced he is innocent. Threatened with the gallows, Mycroft needs Sherlock to save him. The search for the truth necessitates an incredible journey where Sherlock is afoot in a world of secrets and danger.

Shadowlands by Kate Brian

January 2013

After surviving an attack from a serial killer, Rory must enter witness protection with her father and sister, Darcy, leaving their friends and family without so much as a goodbye. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, it seems that their new home may be just the fresh start they need. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing.

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller

November 2012

Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue and needs index cards to recognize facial expressions. But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate's birthday celebration, Colin is the only one for the investigation. It's up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin's frequent tormenter, didn't bring the gun to school.

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer

November 2012

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips, who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker.

Perry's Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber

November 2012

When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band, Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well...Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count.

Son by Lois Lowry

October 2012

SON thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal-winning book THE GIVER, as well as GATHERING BLUE and MESSENGER, where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

October 2012

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone --- maybe not even herself. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous --- and revealing --- game.

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

October 2012

Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl --- not even if her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.

The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 by Jasper Fforde

October 2012

In the good old days, magic was indispensable --- but now it’s fading. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians. It’s hard to stay in business, though, when magic is drying up. If the visions predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer are true, everything will change for Kazam --- and for Jennifer.