I’ve been searching for some great and promising titles that could really excite bored teenagers to read.  Of course, I hope my own Into the Land of Snows winds up on a lot of guys’ reading lists. What you’ll find below are mainly new releases for this summer so dig in and get excited because there are some really great books here.

Son of Neptune- Rick Riordan

More ancient myths in a modern world.

172 Hours on the Moon- Johan Hapstad

Three teenagers win a lottery to be the first young people on the moon. Danger and adventure await.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children- Ransom Riggs

Jacob is sent to a Welsh orphanage with strange children. Creepy fantasy with vintage photos.

Railsea- China Mieville

Join the moletrain to hunt the moldywarp in this fantasy adventure.

Drowned Cities- Paolo Bacigalupi 

In a dystopian future, two refugees escape and try to survive in a story of adventure and friendship.

Buried in the Sky- Peter Zuckerman 

The story of two Sherpa climbers who survived the tragic 2008 season on K2 where eleven climbers died.

Vindico- Wesley King 

A group of super villains kidnaps teenagers to train them to be their replacements.

The Haunting of Nathaniel Wolfe- Brian Keaney 

In 1862, Nathaniel watches his father take the stage and contact the dead. Soon Nathaniel is involved in a chilling mystery.

The Ghost of Spirit Bear- Ben Mikaelsen

Cole returns home after a year of exile on a remote Alaskan island. Now he faces the challenges of high school in a tale of urban survival and personal growth.

Venture Untamed- RH Russell-

Follow Venture as he becomes the best fighter in the world in this martial arts’ novel.



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  1. Good list…I have read most of these titles and I think that your variety will appear to a plethora of readers.


  2. C W Reynolds

    Particularly loved seeing this listing: Railsea- China Mieville.


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