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YALSA's Teens' Top Ten: 2015

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week and the winners are announced the week after Teen Read Week.

The Shadow Throne

by Jennifer A. Nielsen
ISBN: 9780545284172

Young King Jaron has had nothing but trouble with his advisors and regents since he ascended the throne of Carthya, and now King Vargan of Avenia has invaded the land and captured Imogen--and Jaron must find some way to rescue her and save his kingdom.

I Become Shadow

by Joe Shine
ISBN: 9781616953584

Abducted at age fourteen and trained by the F.A.T.E. Center to become a Shadow, guardian of a future leader, Ren Sharpe, now eighteen, is assigned to protect college science student Gareth Young, but with help from her secret love and fellow Shadow, Junie, she learns that F.A.T.E. itself is behind an attack on Gareth.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

by Jenny Han
ISBN: 9781442426702

Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent.

My Life with the Walter Boys

by Ali Novak
ISBN: 9781402297861

Devastated when her parents are killed in a car accident, sixteen-year old Jackie moves from New York City to Colorado to live with her mother's best friend, who has twelve children, including two boys who start to show an interest in Jackie that goes beyond brotherly.

Heir of Fire

by Sarah J. Maas
ISBN: 9781619630659

Royal assassin Celaena must travel to a new land to confront a truth about her heritage, while brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world.

The Bane Chronicles

by Cassandra Clare
ISBN: 9781442495999

A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.

The Young Elites

by Marie Lu
ISBN: 9780399167836

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina's black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was.

The Kiss of Deception

by Mary E. Pearson
ISBN: 9780805099232

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions seventeen-year-old Princess Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance. Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia steals ancient documents and flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding.

Since You’ve Been Gone

by Morgan Matson
ISBN: 9781442435001

Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try.

The Geography of You and Me

by Jennifer E. Smith
ISBN: 9780316254779

Sparks fly when sixteen-year-old Lucy Patterson and seventeen-year-old Owen Buckley meet on an elevator rendered useless by a New York City blackout. Soon after, the two teenagers leave the city, but as they travel farther away from each other geographically, they stay connected emotionally, in this story set over the course of one year.


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