FanTABulous Reads

Divergent, Hunger Games, City of Bones -- been there, done that, right? Our Teen Activity Board put together this list of their favorite teen titles and we think it's a great guide if you want to read something a bit less... overexposed. Read on to learn about each book in the TAB member's own words.

Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison
Gilda Joyce has been determined to connect with the “other side” ever since her dad died. An opportunity just happens to come up when Gilda invites herself over to a strange relative’s house in San Francisco. People who love mysteries should read this book!
Recommended by: Maya S. 

 The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes
Ever since Paige and her best friends -- high school royalty -- got into a car accident on their way home from a party, Paige has been doubting herself and her way of life. This book has great character development and accurately depicts high school relationships!
Recommended by: Maya J.

 The Mediator: Shadowland by Meg Cabot
Suze is a mediator -- a liason between the living and the dead. She thought her life would get easier after her family moved , but there’s a ghost with revenge on her mind, and Suze is in the way. People who love fantasy, romance, and mystery should try this title!
Recommended by: Maya S. 

 The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
A high school student discovers that he is a member of a magical society. People who enjoy the fantasy genre should check out this book.
Recommended by: Meghna 

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
During World War I, 16-year-old Hattie Brooks attempts to work the land willed to her from her uncle while trying to combat excessive nationalism and the communist scare sweeping across the U.S. My favorite historical fiction novel (and a clean read!)
Recommended by: Daria

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
A skillful thief is hand-selected from the king’s prison to go on a perilous journey and steal an ancient treasure for the king’s scholar. Anyone interested in a series filled with fantasy and adventure should read this book.
Recommended by: Daria

The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer
A girl’s sister is accused of murder. In the process of protecting her, she uncovers many secrets about the victim and his twisted relationships. If you love murder mysteries, you should give this book a try.
Recommended by: Meghna

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
For the past six months, Hannah’s dead best friend Lillian has been haunting her. Now it’s one of the hottest summers in history and Hannah’s group of friends is collapsing, she’s falling for a local delinquent, and to top it all off, there’s a serial killer on the loose. Not a typical YA novel! This one will keep you entertained and make you think while it does it.
Recommended by: Maya J.


Read any of these? Let us know what you thought of them in the comments!