Teen Books Trending on #BookTok

No other social media site has influenced book sales and bestseller lists quite like TikTok. Young users share their recommended reads in the niche community lovingly known as #BookTok. And better yet, #BookTok is encouraging today's teens to rekindle a love of reading. By surfacing obscure hidden gems, beloved modern classics, and trendy new releases, #BookTok is setting many of the latest crazes. From fantasies to romances to mysteries and more, the books below have made the rounds of TikTok influencers' must-read lists. Need more recommendations? Check out Best Book Series for Teens and Romantic Fantasy Books for Teens.

The Dragon's Promise: Six Crimson Cranes, Book 2
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The Dragon's Promise: Six Crimson Cranes, Book 2

age 12+

Riveting finale to East Asian fairy tale-infused duology.

By: Elizabeth Lim (2022)
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Five Feet Apart

age 12+

Sweet love story of sick teens who aren't allowed to touch.

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The Gilded Ones

age 12+

Teen girl quests for true identity in captivating fantasy.

By: Namina Forna (2021)
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Legend, Book 1

age 12+

Stylish dystopian thriller in a not-so-future Los Angeles.

By: Marie Lu (2011)
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Renegades, Book 1

age 12+

Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.

By: Marissa Meyer (2017)
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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1

age 12+

Chilling concept fuels sci-fi thriller about life and death.

By: Neal Shusterman (2016)
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Six Crimson Cranes

age 12+

Fascinating fantasy steeped in East Asian folklore.

By: Elizabeth Lim (2021)
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The Upside of Falling

age 12+

Fake dating turns real and opposites attract in fun romance.

By: Alex Light (2020)
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The Book Thief

age 13+

Powerful, moving tale of book-loving girl in Nazi Germany.

By: Markus Zusak (2006)
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Caraval, Book 1

age 13+

Sisters escape abusive father to play dangerous magic game.

By: Stephanie Garber (2017)
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Dance of Thieves, Book 1

age 13+

Remnant Chronicles spin-off high in romance and adventure.

By: Mary E. Pearson (2018)
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Daughter of the Pirate King

age 13+

Swashbuckling, snarky pirate-girl romp has gore galore.

By: Tricia Levenseller (2017)
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Far from the Tree

age 13+

Beautifully written story about finding your family.

By: Robin Benway (2017)
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Book 1

age 13+

Teen detective "unsolves" murder in riveting thriller.

By: Holly Jackson (2020)
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The Hawthorne Legacy: The Inheritance Games, Book 2

age 13+

Intrigue, puzzles, new locations in exciting continuation.

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The Hazel Wood, Book 1

age 13+

Captivating tale of teen thrust into the world of folklore.

By: Melissa Albert (2018)
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The Inheritance Games, Book 1

age 13+

Intriguing teen mystery has puzzles, twists but fizzles.

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Love & Olives

age 13+

Teen reconnects with dad in sweet but long coming-of-ager.

By: Jenna Evans Welch (2020)
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Salt to the Sea

age 13+

Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.

By: Ruta Sepetys (2016)
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The Selection, Book 1

age 13+

Entertaining futuristic take on reality TV dating shows.

By: Kiera Cass (2012)
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