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Top 10 Teen Books of 2012

Dec 19, 2012

There's nothing better than curling up by the fire with a good book. If you're looking for recommendations, check out Kidzworld's list of the top 10 teen books of 2012.

No. 10: The Diviners by Libba Bray

From the bestselling author of A Great and Terrible Beauty comes The Diviners, a hair-raising murder mystery set in 1920s Manhattan.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012The Diviners by Libba BrayCourtesy of Little, Brown
 

No. 9: Reached by Ally Condie

In this conclusion to the Matched trilogy, Cassia, Ky and Xander all take part in the Rising that will overthrow the stifling life that the Society has created for them.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012Reached by Ally CondieCourtesy of Dutton Books
 

No. 8: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

The third book in the Lorien Legacies unites most of the Gardes as they fight the evil leader of the Mogadorians. There’s only one problem: the Mogs have the humans on their side.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012The Rise of Nine by Pittacus LoreCourtesy of HarperCollins
 

No. 7: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

In this paranormal love story, Nikki Beckett has only six months to reconnect with her long-time love Jack before the Tunnels of the underworld reclaim her.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012Everneath by Brodi AshtonCourtesy of Balzer Bray
 

No. 6: The Selection by Kiera Class

Thirty-five girls are chosen to compete for Prince Maxom’s heart in this dystopian version of ABC’s The Bachelor.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012The Selection by Kiera CassCourtesy of HarperTeen
 

No. 5: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue has always known that she will cause her true love to die. But this becomes all the more real when she meets a Raven Boy named Gansey, who she's drawn to, despite her best instincts.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012The Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterCourtesy of Scholastic Press
 

No. 4: Starters by Lissa Price

To protect her brother, Callie, a Starter, signs up for a well-paying procedure that will allow an Elder to temporarily inhabit her body.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012Starters by Lissa PriceCourtesy of Delacorte
 

No. 3: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Hazel’s teen years look bleak as she struggles to keep her stage IV cancer at bay. But things take a turn for the better when she meets the gorgeous Augustus Waters, whose cancer is in remission.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012The Fault In Our Stars by John GreenCourtesy of Dutton Books
 

No. 2: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

In Pandemonium, the sequel to the bestselling novel Delirium, Lena escapes into the wildness in order to avoid the procedure that will take away her ability to love.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012Pandemonium by Lauren OliverCourtesy of HarperCollins
 

No. 1: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This dystopian spin on the classic Cinderella story follows a cyborg mechanic named Cinder as she falls for the beloved Prince Kai. Unfortunately, Kai must marry the awful Lunar Queen if he is to prevent a war.

Top 10 Teen Books of 2012Cinder by Marissa MeyerCourtesy of Feiwel
 

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