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Teens' Top Ten Nominees 2013
During the Young Adult Library Association's Teen Read Week in October, vote for your favorites. Find out what the top ten teen books in the country really are for Teens' Top Ten!
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  Cover Art: Crewel Albin, Gennifer
Gifted with the unusual ability to embroider the very fabric of life, sixteen-year-old Adelice is summoned by Manipulation Services to become a Spinster, a move that will separate her from her beloved family and home forever.
360 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Of Poseidon Banks, Anna
Of Poseidon
Galen, prince of the Syrena, is sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. He finds Emma and after several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, Galen becomes convinced Emma holds the key to his kingdom.
326 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Underworld Cabot, Meg
John Hayden, a death deity, takes seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera back to the Underworld against her will to keep her safe from the Furies, but her family is still at risk and she, herself, may never escape his captivity.
322 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bitterblue Cashore, Kristin
Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities.
563 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Poison Princess Cole, Kresley
Poison Princess
In the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, sixteen-year-old Evie, from a well-to-do Louisiana family, learns that her terrible visions are actually prophecies and that there are others like herself--embodiments of Tarot cards destined to engage in an epic battle.
369 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Skinny Cooner, Donna D.
After undergoing gastric-bypass surgery, a self-loathing, obese teenaged girl loses weight and makes the brave decision to start participating in high school life, including pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and finding love.
260 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Kill Me Softly Cross, Sarah
Kill Me Softly
When sixteen-year-old Mira runs away to discover her secret past, she finds a place where Grimm's fairy tales come to life, and she cannot avoid her accursed fate.
331 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Croak Damico, Gina
A delinquent sixteen-year-old girl is sent to live with her uncle for the summer, only to learn that he is a Grim Reaper who wants to teach her the family business. Sequel: Scorch.
311 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Hunt Fukuda, Andrew Xia
The Hunt
Seventeen-year-old Gene has passed as a vampire for years, carefully following every rule, but now, just as he finds a girl worth fighting for, he is chosen to participate in the hunt for the last remaining humans among ruthless vampires who soon suspect his true nature.
296 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: 172 Hours On the Moon Harstad, Johan
172 Hours On the Moon
In 2019, teens Mia, Antoine, and Midori are selected by lottery to join experienced astronauts on a NASA mission to the once top-secret moon base, DARLAH 2, while in a Florida nursing home, a former astronaut struggles to warn someone of the terrible danger there.
351 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Seraphina Hartman, Rachel
In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.
465 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wake Hocking, Amanda
In the quiet seaside town of Capri, sixteen-year-old Gemma enjoys a close bond with her sister Harper and a growing attraction to next-door neighbor with Alex, but everything changes when, after partying with newcomers Penn, Lexi, and Thea, Gemma discovers she has powers that will force a terrible choice.
309 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tilt Hopkins, Ellen
Three teens, connected by their parents' bad choices, tell in their own voices of their lives and loves as Shane finds his first boyfriend, Mikayla discovers that love can be pushed too far, and Harley loses herself in her quest for new experiences.
603 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Enchanted Kontis, Alethea
When Sunday Woodcutter, the youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week, kisses an enchanted frog, he transforms back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland--a man Sunday's family despises.
308 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Grave Mercy LaFevers, Robin
Grave Mercy
In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny.
549 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Butter Lange, Erin Jade
Unable to control his binge eating, a morbidly obese teenager nicknamed Butter decides to make live webcast of his last meal as he attempts to eat himself to death.
296 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Monument 14 Laybourne, Emmy
Monument 14
Six high school kids, two eighth-graders, and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. Outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a montster hailstorm and ending with a chemcial weapons spill, seem to be tearing the world -- as they know it -- apart.
344 pages 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Every Day Levithan, David
Every Day
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
324 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Son Lowry, Lois
Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.
393 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: I Hunt Killers Lyga, Barry
I Hunt Killers
Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."
359 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
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