The highly anticipated Teen Top Ten were announced last week, see below for the list of winners!
As one of the 20 groups selected across the country, the River Galley Readers Club has had the privilege of reading and reviewing over 900 books since the beginning of 2017 and it was our great honor to have been a part of choosing the list of nominees for this year’s award. Now teens across the country have voted and the Teen Top Ten 2018 has been determined, but if you are like us you can never have enough recommendations, so to add to the list we have compiled a list of our top picks from this years pre-pubs (books we get from the publisher before publication date) and we can't wait to see if they make it on next years Teen Top Ten.
Samantha L - My favorite galley book this year was Legendary by Stephanie Garber. It's the sequel to the book Caraval, and I would recommend both books to anyone who loves magic, mystery, and romance!
Amelie O – Darius the Great Is Not Okay, the most compelling aspect of the book is how it is both unique and relatable. Far too many teenage novels are photocopies of the same sub-par storyline, but Khorram has created something original and enchanting.
Mariam Y - My favorite book this year was Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh. It's the sequel to Flame in the Mist, a historical fantasy novel based on the forty-seven Ronin story of Japan.After Mariko, the daughter of an important samurai, survives an assassination attempt, she disguises herself as a boy and infiltrates the clan of outlaws responsible for the attempt. In Smoke in the Sun, Mariko now has to infiltrate the imperial palace to save the boy she loves from being executed.
Harlowe S - My favorite book I read this year and still reading is Unnatural Disasters by Jeff Hirsch. I liked it because the story is about how the future is closer than we think.
*Although this book is not yet in our system, check out Black River Falls by the same author and look for this one in the coming months.
Samantha M - #MURDERTRENDING by Gretchen McNeil is my favorite book of this past year because it really surprised me by how good it was. The book is a mix of Hunger Games meets reality TV show. It shows both sides of the story by bringing you into the prison where the contestants are trying to stay alive while also showing the twitter feeds on the audience's reactions of what goes on inside. I would highly recommend this book!
*Although this book is not yet in our system, check out Ten by the same author and look for this one in the coming months.
Kate W - Lani Taylor’s Muse of Nightmares has been my favorite book so far this year because the plot and continuation from book one was amazing. I was very happy to read it.
*This book is actually the sequel to Strange the Dreamer which was one of this years winners!
Are you a teen that loves reading? It’s not too late to get involved in this fun project! The group will be submitting reviews through the beginning of next year and will once again be able to choose the list of nominees for next year’s TTT. Contact Jusdina.Nolin@pima.gov to get reviewing!
YALSA's Teen Top Ten 2018 Winners:
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
- One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
- Warcross by Marie Lu
- Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- Long Way Downby Jason Reynolds
- I Am Not your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
- Paper Hearts by Ali Novak
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
- Once and for All by Sarah Dessen