Teen Books from 2018

Some excellent YA books were released in 2018. No matter what genre your teen was into, there was something to keep them hooked. From realistic fiction like Five Feet Apart or Markus Zusak's Bridge of Clay to magical fantasy epics like The Cruel Prince and Children of Blood and Bone, teens had a wealth of options in 2018. And the trend of excellent books for teens continues. To check out the newest YA reads, visit our list of New Teen Books 2019.

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Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3

age 15+

Soap opera-like fantasy series has mature sexual content.

By: Cassandra Clare (2018)
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Black Wings Beating: The Skybound Saga, Book 1

age 13+

Intriguing, violent, dark fantasy about twins on bird quest.

By: Alex London (2018)
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Slow Burn: The Anchor and Sophia, Book 2

age 14+

Absorbing second installment ramps up the adventure.

By: Tommy Wallach (2018)
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The Light Between Worlds

age 13+

Heartfelt fantasy emphasizes emotion and magic.

By: Laura E. Weymouth (2018)
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Home After Dark

age 16+

Powerful graphic novel explores issues of abandonment.

By: David Small (2018)
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Shadow of the Fox, Book 1

age 13+

Samurai, demons, Japanese folklore; very cool, kind of gory.

By: Julie Kagawa (2018)
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A Winter's Promise: The Mirror Visitor Quartet, Book 1

age 13+

Excellent world-building, but fantasy saga starts slow.

By: Christelle Dabos (2018)
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Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement

age 13+

Inspiring story of teens who organized March for Our Lives.

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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix: Rise of the Empress, Book 2

age 13+

Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.

By: Julie C. Dao (2018)
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The Devil's Thief: The Last Magician, Book 2

age 14+

Surprises abound in time-traveling wizardly saga sequel.

By: Lisa Maxwell (2018)
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Damsel

age 16+

Dark, twisty dragon quest tale has sex, gore, brutality.

By: Elana K. Arnold (2018)
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The Boneless Mercies

age 13+

Intense, gender-bent Beowulf tale is a riveting adventure.

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Odd One Out

age 14+

Honest, engaging tale of teen sexuality and friendship.

By: Nic Stone (2018)
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A Map of Days: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 4

age 13+

Creepy series installment adds lots of teen angst.

By: Ransom Riggs (2018)
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An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason

age 14+

So-so historical fiction has romance and intrigue.

By: Virginia Boecker (2018)
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Broken Things

age 14+

Page-turning murder mystery focuses on friendship, fandom.

By: Lauren Oliver (2018)
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My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope

age 13+

Heartbreaking, inspiring memoir of popular actress.

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Sawkill Girls

age 14+

Teens hunt shape-shifting beast in eerie fantasy thriller.

By: Claire Legrand (2018)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

age 13+

Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.

By: Tahereh Mafi (2018)
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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

age 14+

Engaging, absorbing sci-fi explores celebrity, social media.

By: Hank Green (2018)
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