According to Amazon.com, the #1 seller of books in the US, these are the top 10 most popular books for teens and young adults right now. And all of them are proof that teens LOVE magic, fantasy and mythology. It appears we just can’t quit our love of fantasy and mysticism..and maybe we’re really missing Harry Potter.
Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Books
- Thirteen Reasons Why – by Jay Asher The book that started it all is now a Netflix original series. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
- The Trials of Apollo Book Two: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan After experiencing a series of dangerous–and frankly, humiliating–trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again–if it doesn’t kill him or drive him insane first.
- A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) – by Sarah J. Maas Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
- Everything, Everything – by Nicola Yoon Maddy has a disease that is as rare as it is famous. Basically, she’s allergic to the world. She doesn’t leave the house, in fact she hasn’t left in seventeen years. The only people she ever sees are her mom and nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. She looks out the window, and sees him.
- The Guardians of Olympus (Book 1, The Rise of Olympus) by Robert Kauffman When Davis Finch survives a horrific plane crash, he senses supernatural forces rippling below the surface of the catastrophe. Hundreds of people are killed—his parents included—but Davis walks away from the wreckage unharmed. With his mother and father gone, and his girlfriend Alicia broken-hearted, Davis departs the East Coast to start a new life with his grandparents in Arizona the road he meets Kelly, an enigmatic homeless girl who reveals powers Davis never knew existed.
- Reasons to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection—pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is.
- Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life (well, almost): He plays drums in the All-Star Jazz Band, has a crush on the hottest girl in school (who doesn’t know he’s alive)
- Aura (Book One of the Senses Novel) There is nothing you can do and no place that you can hide. Your comfortable existence is about to vanish forever. Darkness is falling and none of us may survive. Near the end, a handful of heroes will emerge that may or may not be able to save us. The evil that we face is all-consuming and those that stand between it and us are so very few. Each of these heroes has a disability that is tied to their unique talent.
- Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”
- Trickery (Curse of the Gods, book 1) by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being. In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.