For the past few weeks, teens all over the country have been voting for their favorites in the Teens’ Top Ten, a list of the best teen books of the past year. Well, the results are in. #1 was a personal favorite of mine from last year. In fact, I went to NYC in June to get an advance copy 2 months before the release date. Loved every page! Here are your Teens’ Top Ten. What do you think? Did your favorites make the cut?

1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.

2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare – Still pursuing a cure for her mother’s enchantment, Clary uses all her powers and ingenuity to get into Idris, the forbidden country of the secretive Shadowhunters, and to its capital, the City of Glass, where with the help of a newfound friend, Sebastian, she uncovers important truths about her family’s past that will not only help save her mother but all those that she holds most dear.

3. Heist Society by Ally Carter – A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop’s father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.

4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.

5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.

6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.

7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen – When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents’ divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating.

8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman – While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

9. Fire by Kristin Cashore – In a kingdom called the Dells, Fire is the last human-shaped monster, with unimaginable beauty and the ability to control the minds of those around her, but even with these gifts she cannot escape the strife that overcomes her world.

10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend’s death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.

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