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Top 10 Best Books for Teens in 2011

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Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel

by Cassandra Clare

In this prequel to the Mortal Instrument series, Tessa Gray travels to England to search for her brother, her only remaining relative. She is captured by the mysterious Dark Sisters and discovers that there is a fantastical world thriving alongside her own. She finds that she must ally with the unknown Shadowhunters to save her brother.

As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world... and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Mockingjay

Mockingjay

by Suzanne Collins

The final book in the Hunger Games series finds Katniss Everdeen rescued from the horrific 75th Hunger Games - but not her fellow tribute, Peeta Mallark. Now she must lead a rebellion against the evil capital with the help of District 13, which is not destroyed, but has been quietly sowing the seeds of war for years. As Katniss becomes more entangled in war and revolution, the question of who she can trust becomes even harder, and she must fight for her life once again.

Matched

Matched

by Ally Condie

In Cassia's society, most of her choices are made for her, including the person with whom she will spend the rest of her life: her Match. At age 17, Cassia is happily surprised when her Match turns out to be her best friend Xander, but when a glitch occurs and another boy's face appears on her screen, Cassia can't help but wonder what would happen if she were able to choose her own Match. Now she must decide between conforming to society and pursuing a life where she can make her own choices.

Nightshade

Nightshade

by Andrea Cremer

When Calla, who is a Guardian, saves a boy on her mountain from a bear attack, the consequences are farther reaching than could be imagined, especially when that boy shows up at her school and appears to be a favored companion of her masters, the Keepers. Calla begins to question everything - her fate, her existence, and her world and the orders the Keepers have asked her to follow. She will have to make a choice. But will she follow her heart if it means losing everything, including her own life?

Crescendo

Crescendo

by Becca Fitzpatrick

Despite starting a relationship with Patch, her guardian angel (whose title is the only angelic thing about him), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking good for Nora Grey. Aside from fearing her boyfriend is interested in her nemesis, Nora is haunted by images of her father and becomes obsessed with understanding his disappearance.

As Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, she begins to wonder whether her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it. And since Patch isn’t answering her questions, Nora has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch - or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

The Iron King

The Iron King

by Julie Kagawa

One the eve of her 16th birthday, Meghan starts seeing dark creatures in the most unusual places and senses that everything is about to change. But she could never have imagined the truth - that she is a princess, the daughter of a mythical faery king. When she finds out here little brother has been kidnapped and replaced by a changeling, Meghan ventures in to the fey world to rescue him.

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four

by Pittacus Lore

Number Four is one of nine aliens that escaped the planet Lorien just ahead of the evil Mogadorians, a rival alien race bent of their destruction. He's settling into another new town on Earth, trying to get a handle on his developing powers, when he gets the news: Number Three is dead.

If Number Three is dead, that means Number Four is next.

Before I Fall

Before I Fall

by Lauren Oliver

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12 - "Cupid Day" - should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is... until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined - the second chance to fix her most dire mistakes.

Angel

Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel

by James Patterson

In book seven of the Maximum Ride series, the titular character is devastated after a fellow "bird kid" leaves to start his own flock of mutant heroes. Scientists tell her that another "bird kid", Dylan, is her perfect mate, and that she's been created to save the world. When the Doomsday Group starts hypnotizing children, Max heads to Paris with her flock to investigate. Unfortunately, Fang and his new flock are investigating as well.

Paranormalcy

Paranormalcy

by Kierstan White

Normal? Yeah, right! Evie's biggest dream ever was to be normal, but with a faerie ex-boyfriend and a mermaid for a best friend, she might as well just throw the word "normal" right in the trash can. Evie has the unique ability to see through paranormals' glamours, which has made her a valued asset of the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA). When someone breaks into the Agency headquarters, Evie meets an unusual Paranormal: a boy who can shape-shift into any human. Can Evie save the lives of unarmed Paranormals from something that is after her too?

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