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Book Reviews and Recommendations:

Teen and Young Adult, Ages 12+


Is it true that teens would read more if they knew where to discover good young adult books? Surveys say it is true. The Children’s Book Review is a solution. We cover books for teens and we have plenty of excellent young adult book recommendations.


Kids Books for teens and young adults

Many adults wonder if teens actually read for fun anymore, others say, thanks to smartphones, they are reading more than ever … just not books. Between homework and social lives, sports and activities, maybe even a job, time is certainly beginning to get stretched thinly for teens (or young adults, if you prefer). Here at The Children’s Book Review, even if, statistically speaking, it’s true, we are not giving in to the idea that teens don’t like to read for pleasure. So … calling all young adults! We’re ready to dazzle you with the young adult book picks that we carefully select to feature from the 4,800+ books published for teens each year. You’ll find books in the following subjects: Fantasy: Supernatural Fiction, and .

Here are a few young adult book reviews and lists to get you started:

A Thousand Nights, by E.K. Johnston | Book Review

Best Young Adult Books with Rachel Caine, Author of Midnight Bites

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon | Book Review

If you’re an expert on young adult books and feel that we must know about one of your favorite books for teens, then you can send us suggestions on books for preteens and tweens through our Twitter handle or with #thechildrensbookreview.  And we certainly hope you’ll chat with us and share your faves on Instagram or Facebook with #teensread. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

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Books for Ages 12+

The SEEKER series immediately draws you in, and is unique enough to demand second and third readings. Get to know a little more about the series and Arwen Elys Dayton.

Fans of Arwen Elys Dayton’s epic SEEKER series will be glued to their reading chairs with this sweeping finale.

5 New Books for Teens Are you looking for the next best young adult novels? This month we are going to share 5 new young adult books with you.

A rich and gratifying read that will leave you begging for the next installment, EMPIRE OF STORMS is the best book in the THRONE OF GLASS series so far.

Any fan of the books will delight in page after page of rich and seductive illustrations.

The Girl From Everywhere is utterly enthralling. It is fast-paced and punchy, whisking the reader along on a sea-voyage through time and space, myth and reality, and, above all, adventure after adventure.

Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series' were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore.

This month, the best selling young adult book from our affiliate store if Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25.

Daughter of the Pirate King, by Tricia Levenseller, is a rip-roaring good story with just the lightest touch of feminism.

And so I present the Joe Ballarini Summer Reading List filled with adventure, humor, heart, and monsters galore.

A Psalm for Lost Girls is not only a gripping detective thriller, but also a moving exploration of the human condition of helplessness.

On this list are two fantasies, two contemporaries, and one that’s best described as magical realism—five very different books in which I found myself completely absorbed.

Are you looking for the next best young adult novels? This month we are going to share 11 new young adult books with you.

We’ve picked 9 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of June.

Song of the Current is one of those fantasy novels in which a new world is created in such stunning detail and depth that it immediately feels like home.

Best Selling Books for Kids: Everything remains the same on our Best Selling Kids Book Series list for June . . .

This month, you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult titles including Flame in the Mist, by Renée Ahdieh; The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas; and The Sun is Also a Star, by the talented Nicola Yoon.

Get to know Dimple Shah from Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi, a charming romantic comedy about two young people who fall for each other in spite of themselves (Simon Pulse; May 30, 2017).

Author Emily Henry provides seven tricks for writing your follow-up novel.

Something for everyone: The Paranormal, Fortune Telling, Magical Realism, Reincarnation, a Budding Romance . . . and Murder!