Teen Read Week: Some of our favorite titles

We thought we should share some of our favorite titles in the fantasy, SciFi and horror genres to help you get started with TRW.  Many of these titles have been reviewed right here, just type the title in the search window on the upper left hand side of the home page.

Ms. Provence

robopocolypse     Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson.  When an artificial intelligence begins taking over electronics and software systems around the globe, it begins the inevitable countdown to humanity’s war with robots the world over.

shadow and bone     Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.  Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

rot&ruin     Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.  In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother’s footsteps and become a bounty hunter.

shadow of night     Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness.  Diana Bishop, an Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and Matthew Clairmont, an vampire geneticist, are in the center of the battle over an enchanted manuscript when they are unexpectedly sent on a dangerous journey together.

Ms. Goldstein-Erickson

224005_Sch_GregorJkt_0.tif      Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving humans, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

going postal     Going Postal by Terry Pratchett.  Moist von Lipwig, alias Alfred Spangler, is given a choice of either reviving the Ankh-Morpork Post Office or death, but getting the system up and running again proves to be a near-impossible task.

startide     Startide Rising by David Brin.   The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed on the uncharted water-world of Kithrup with a secret discovery aboard. Her human and dolphin crew battle to save her.

Ms. Fujikawa

i hunt killers     I Hunt Killers Barry Lyga. Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious “Dear Old Dad.” Believing he can fight his own urges and right some of his father’s wrongs, Jazz helps the police catch the town’s newest murderer, “The Impressionist,” but, in doing so, he discovers he may have more in common with his father than he thought.
marbury lens     Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith.  After being kidnapped and barely escaping, sixteen-year-old Jack goes to London with his best friend Connor, where someone gives him a pair of glasses that send him to an alternate universe where war is raging, he is responsible for the survival of two younger boys, and Connor is trying to kill them all.
shining     The Shining by Stephen King.  A summer resort comes chillingly to life in the off-season when the Torrances arrive to take over as winter caretakers.
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