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Teens' Top Ten Nominees - 2018

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About the Award:

The Teens' Top Ten is a list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen libraries around the country. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August and September and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week. For more information, please visit the Teens' Top 10 website.
 

2018 Nominees:

Wonder Woman : Warbringer
Bardugo, Leigh, author.
"Diana, Princess of the Amazons, journeys to the World of Man in this coming-of-age young adult story"-- Provided by publisher.
Rosemarked
Blackburne, Livia, author.
A healer and a warrior embark on a dangerous mission to fight against a brutal empire.
How To Make A Wish
Blake, Ashley Herring, author.
A small town pianist ponders a new life away from her embarassing mother when a beautiful girl shows up and changes everything.
Words In Deep Blue
Crowley, Cath, author.
Teenagers Rachel and Henry find their way back to each other while working in an old bookstore full of secrets and crushes, love letters and memories, grief and hope.
Once And For All : A Novel
Dessen, Sarah, author.
Louna's years working at her mother's wedding planning business--as well as the tragic end of her first love--have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna's mind and give her a second chance at love.
The Black Witch
Forest, Laurie.
Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people --including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians --is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits --if only she can find the courage to trust those she's been taught to hate and fear.
Caraval
Garber, Stephanie, author.
"Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner." --Publisher description.
Waste Of Space
Gibbs, Stuart
Invictus
Graudin, Ryan, author.
"A group of time-traveling teens races through history to try to stop time and the multiverse from unraveling"-- Provided by publisher.
Defy The Worlds
Gray, Claudia, author.
"Sophisticated robot Abel must save teenaged soldier Noemi from capture on a hidden planet, while outwitting armies of deranged service robots and securing medical aid for a plague on Noemi's home world"-- Provided by publisher.
Turtles All The Way Down
Green, John, 1977- author.
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
All Rights Reserved
Katsoulis, Gregory Scott, author.
Preparing to deliver her Last Day speech to celebrate her new adulthood in a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, a 15-year-old girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, a decision that threatens to unravel the fabric of society.
Warcross
Lu, Marie, 1984- author.
"When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire"-- Provided by publisher.
Moxie : A Novel
Mathieu, Jennifer, author.
In a small Texas town where high school football reigns supreme, Viv, sixteen, starts a feminist revolution using anonymously-written zines.
The Last Magician
Maxwell, Lisa, 1979- author.
In an alternate version of present-day Manhattan, magic is dying, and Esta, a Mageus with a talent for manipulating time, travels back to 1901 to stop the destruction of a book that can possibly restore magic, but in Old New York, Esta must navigate gangs, secret societies, and her feelings for another magician in order to save the future of magic.
One Of Us Is Lying
McManus, Karen M., author.
"When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case"-- Provided by publisher.
Mask Of Shadows
Miller, Linsey, author.
The gender fluid thief Sal Leon enters a competition to become a replacement member of the Left Hand--a quartet of the Queen's personal assassins--but must first survive the training and the contests while putting the reason for auditioning into motion--revenge.
The Disappearances
Murphy, Emily Bain, author.
Every seven years, an important thing, like scent, disappears from the town of Sterling and Aila, sixteen, is determined to find the cause and how her recently-deceased mother was involved.
Paper Hearts
Novak, Ali, author.
Felicity, seventeen, has struggled to meet her mother's expectations since her older sister disappeared but when she connects with a famous band member at a charity ball, she begins to consider what will make her truly happy.
Long Way Down
Reynolds, Jason, author.
As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.
The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life : A Novel
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire, author.
"A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is"-- Provided by publisher.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Sánchez, Erika L., author.
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.
Strange The Dreamer
Taylor, Laini, author.
In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.
The Book Of Lies
Terry, Teri, author.
Twin teen girls with very different upbringings meet for the first time at their mother's funeral. As they get to know each other, it becomes clear that one of the sisters is driven by a secret destructive power-or is it both?