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Win new reads! Check out GL's Teen Read Week 2012

Welcome to GL's annual Teen Read Week! There are a million reasons to read. But the best one? For the fun of it! Join GL and teens across the country as we celebrate YALSA’s annual Teen Read Week™ Oct. 14 through Oct. 20.
Enter to win! Six literary ladies will score a super stash of Teen Read Week titles. CLICK HERE to enter as many times as you want from now until November 1, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. 
Bonus! One book-lovin' babe will snag our grand prize: a cute and colorful O’Neill tote filled with our Teen Read Week faves.

Learn more! Visit to learn more about Teen Read Week.
Find your fave new reads for fall! Click on a cover for more deets or scroll down to view them all.

Losing Elizabeth
by Tanya J. Peterson • CreateSpace

High school junior Elizabeth Carter is self-confident and outgoing with a bright future.  Life is good. Then she meets Brad Evans. Slowly and insidiously, Brad takes control of her. Is Elizabeth really as lucky as she thinks she is? What price is she willing to pay for this relationship?

by Alexandra Adornetto • Feiwel and Friends

Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven—forever—and face leaving the love of her life? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to the bestselling HALO trilogy.

by Ken Baker • Running Press Teens

Ken Baker, E! Channel’s chief news correspondent, uses his inside knowledge to craft a novel authentic to the teen pop idol experience with sincere heart and humor.
“This whimsical YA tome is about every young Belieber’s biggest fantasy come true. A girl can dream? Yes.”
—Ian Drew, US Weekly senior editor

Tap Out
by Eric Devine • Running Press Teens

Gritty, powerful and unapologetic, Tap Out explores what it takes to stay true to one’s self and the consequences of doing so.
“Starting with the first page, Devine instantly captures your attention and holds it until the very end.”
—School Library Journal Teen

Steampunk: H.G. Wells
by H.G. Wells • illustrated by Zdenko Basic
Running Press Teens

H.G. Wells’s timeless collection of science fiction
stories is finally meeting its Steampunk match!

Also available:
Steampunk: Poe
Steampunk: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

So You Wanna Be a Superstar?
by Ted Michael • Running Press Teens

What does it take to become a superstar? Find out in this unique, step-by-step practical guide to finding your voice and navigating the road to superstardom.

Pushing The Limits
by Katie McGarry • Harlequin TEEN

Echo can’t remember why she has scars on her arms. Noah’s tough attitude masks memories of a life he can’t forget. When their lives collide, they must ask themselves just how far they‘ll go to uncover the secrets of their pasts and what they’ll risk for love.

by Hannah Harrington • Harlequin TEEN

When Chelsea’s gossiping incites a hate crime, she takes a vow of silence to atone. Not speaking up when she is ridiculed and even attacked is nearly impossible, but she finds hope in new friends and a surprisingly intriguing boy who might forgive her, if only Chelsea can forgive herself.

The Lost Prince
by Julie Kagawa • Harlequin TEEN

Ethan Chase, joined by a girl he will give his life to protect and an ally whose identity will shock him, must brave the world of the Fey where an ancient type of faery threatens the balance of the Nevernever and the human world—the Forgotten.

Alice in Zombieland
by Gena Showalter • Harlequin TEEN

Alice always thought her father was crazy—until the night his “monsters” killed her entire family. To avenge them, she must learn to fight the undead and trust bad boy Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets that might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

The Last Dragonslayer
by Jasper Fforde • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, a struggling employment agency for magicians. Suddenly, the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of a mysterious warrior. If the visions are true, her entire world could change.

The Suburban Strange
by Nathan Kotecki • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Near-fatal accidents are plaguing Suburban High’s female students on the eve of their 16th birthdays. With Celia’s 16th birthday fast approaching, can she and her mysterious bunch of new friends discover the secrets that threaten them before time runs out?

by Gina Damico • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In the hilarious follow-up to Croak, featuring a teenage grim reaper, Lex tries to track down a renegade Grim who is indiscriminately damning souls. But how can Lex be a hero when so many of her fellow Grims have turned against her for her own misdeeds?

Dead Is a Killer Tune
by Marlene Perez • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The newest in the best-selling Dead Is series! Jessica Walsh is a virago—a woman warrior who must protect her hometown from danger. Jessica and the other viragos must find who is responsible for the haunting music that is compelling Nightshade residents to commit crimes. Can they find out who is “behind the music” before it’s too late?

by Heather Burch • Zondervan

In book two of the Halflings Trilogy, Nikki Youngblood discovers there might be more to her gifts, making her a central part of Damon Vessler's plans. Mace and Raven are forced to work together to keep Nikki safe, but can anyone protect Nikki from her true  purpose and destiny?

Like Moonlight at Low Tide
by Nicole Quigley • Zondervan

Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown expecting to face the same bullies who called her the ugliest girl in school. Instead, she sparks interest from the popular crowd who made her miserable. When Melissa has a chance to escape her rough home situation, she must choose between a longtime crush, a new friend and the brother who doesn't belong.

The Blue Door
by Christa Kinde • Zondervan

Priscilla “Prissie” Pomeroy always suspected she was special, but she had no idea how much. When she begins seeing angels, she is drawn into the spiritual realm and called to fight a battle with a faith she never knew.

Anything But Ordinary
by Lara Avery • Hyperion

Seventeen-year-old Bryce tried to execute a perfect dive at the Olympic trials. But there was a loud crack. Blinding pain. And everything went blank. Five years later, Bryce awakens from a coma. Everyone she loves has changed and her memory ignites with visions of things that haven’t happened yet. The bittersweet love story of her second chance at life is Anything But Ordinary.

The Spindlers
by Lauren Oliver • HarperCollins Publishers

In this bewitching novel, 12-year-old Liza discovers that she is braver than she ever thought as she undertakes a daring quest to rescue her beloved brother. From bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a fantastical tale about the reaches of loyalty, the meaning of love and the enduring power of hope.

Lucy Dakota: Adventures of a Modern Explorer Book One—Rocky Mountain Beginnings
by C.S. Shride • My Piece of the Puzzle

From timid teen to daring mountaineer, Lucy Dakota ditches expectations, discovers who she is and follows her dreams. Accompany our heroine on her first adventures through the Colorado backcountry in the award-winning YA novel, Rocky Mountain Beginnings. Next, travel with her to the Himalaya in Book 2: Journey to Nepal.

The Girl Who Discovered America
by Luis Fabio Miranda • CreateSpace

Follow the adventures of this Brazilian girl, first joining a worldwide secret society and then traveling to the U.S., where instead of “discovering America,” she finds out un-expected, dangerous secrets. Numerology, mysticism, meditation, herbs, paganism, secret rituals, witchcraft. Mystery, suspense, music and love in Brazil, San Francisco and NYC.

by Donna Cooner • Scholastic, Inc.

Her name is Skinny. I’ve never seen her, but she sees me, all of me. You’re a cow!…outsider…fatty. But now I’m finding my voice, and it’s Skinny’s turn to listen.

Congratulations to the Teen Read Week 2012 winners!
  • Casey S. ~ Phillipsburg, PA
  • Noelle F. ~ Jacksonville, FL
  • Lora M. ~ Eden Prarie, MN
  • Jessica S. ~ Dresden, ME
  • Kayla B. ~ Corona, CA
  • Adriana C. ~ Ocoee, FL
  • Tiffany M. ~ Lake City, SC * Grand prize winner!

by GL | 2/1/2016
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