Auckland Libraries: Top 10 for teens

Top 10 for teens

The top 10 titles for teens, curated by our librarians for the latest Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

I have lost my way

Gayle Forman

Told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives, this is a story about the power of friendship and being true to who you are.

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The cruel prince

Holly Black

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away. Now, as civil war threatens, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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Children of blood and bone

Tomi Adeyemi

Everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, Maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and fight the monarchy.

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Sara Holland

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency - extracted from blood and consumed by the rich aristocracy, to extend their own lives by centuries. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she must earn him more time before he's gone forever.

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Killer T

Robert Muchamore

Harry and Charlie are drawn together at a time when gene editing technology is starting to explode. Killer T is a synthetic virus with a 90% mortality rate and the terrorists who created it want a billion dollars before they'll release a vaccine.

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Make a hard fist

Tina Shaw

Lizzie Quinn receives an anonymous letter in the mail. Then she is attacked. She goes back to school scared of her own shadow. A teacher she trusts sets up a self-defence class, but the letters keep coming and the threat is still very real.

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Whiti Hereaka

Seventeen-year-old Riki is worried about school and the future, but mostly about his girlfriend, who has suddenly stopped texting him. On his way to see her, he's hit by a bus and his life radically changes. He wakes up 100-years earlier... in Egypt.

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Tempests and slaughter

Tamora Pierce

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will Maji with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Readers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders one young man.

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Slice of heaven

Des O'Leary

Life for Sione and his mates at Manawahe East High in South Auckland is pretty sweet. But one day they're pulled out of detention and to form a replacement softball team. The problem is none of them can play and they don’t want to learn... at first.

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And the ocean was our sky

Patrick Ness

The proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, or perhaps, the devil himself.

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