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ACES WILD

ACES WILD

by Amanda DeWitt | Read by Robbie Daymond

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Robbie Daymond narrates Jack Shannon's first-person story, embracing the teen's wit, sardonic tones, and talent for grifting. Jack's mother, the CEO of a casino, has been arrested, and he is determined to get justice--by any means necessary. At boarding school, Jack has made four self-proclaimed asexual online friends. He calls on them to join him in Las Vegas to take down his... Read More

ALL OF OUR DEMISE

ALL OF OUR DEMISE All of Us Villains, Book 2

by Amanda Foody, Christine Lynn Herman | Read by Raphael Corkhill, Billie Fulford-Brown

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Billie Fulford-Brown and Raphael Corkhill return to narrate the second installment in the Foody/Herman fantasy duology, ALL OF US VILLAINS. Picking up where they left off, Fulford-Brown performs the chapters told by Briony and Isobel with a tight vocal timbre, while Corkhill handles those of Alistair and Gavin with a feverish intensity. Together, they skillfully imbue this... Read More

AS LONG AS THE LEMON TREES GROW

AS LONG AS THE LEMON TREES GROW

Earphones Award Winner

by Zoulfa Katouh | Read by Rasha Zamamiri

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Rasha Zamamiri's exquisite portrayal of Salama, a young Syrian woman struggling to survive in her war-ravaged country, captures the depth of emotions this story requires. After the war takes her parents and brother, Salama's only remaining family is her beloved sister-in-law, Layla, who is pregnant. Salama, one of the city's few remaining medical professionals, is haunted by... Read More

ASHES OF GOLD

ASHES OF GOLD Wings of Ebony, Book 2

by J. Elle | Read by Bahni Turpin

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

In the closing of this duology, Bahni Turpin brings this story to life by embodying specific characters and masterfully representing the cultural spaces with great precision through characters who are from vastly different worlds. This YA fantasy is the story of Rue, a powerful teen who escapes imprisonment and fights to return magic to her kinfolk, the Ghizoni people. Turpin... Read More

BELLADONNA

BELLADONNA Belladonna, Book 1

by Adalyn Grace | Read by Kristin Atherton

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Kristin Atherton narrates this gothic mystery with a distinct accent and tone for each character. When young Signa arrives at Thorn Grove to live with her wealthy relatives, she enters a world of privilege and mystery. Her ability to interact with ghosts compels her to solve her aunt's murder, but can she do so in time to save her cousin who is dying of the same illness? Signa... Read More

BLADE BREAKER

BLADE BREAKER Realm Breaker, Book 2

by Victoria Aveyard | Read by Natalie Naudus

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Versatile Natalie Naudus confidently performs Aveyard's second installment in the Realm Breaker series, catapulting listeners into a world of monsters, vicious battles, and evil. Corayne and her companions have just killed a giant Kraken and closed the Spindle, a mechanism that allowed monsters to enter their world. More battles are on the horizon as their enemies, Corayne's... Read More

BLOODMARKED

BLOODMARKED The Legendborn Cycle, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Tracy Deonn | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Joniece Abbott-Pratt brings boundless energy to her narration of this action-packed fantasy. At the end of LEGENDBORN, Bri Matthews has unlocked new powers in herself, and now she must learn to control them in order to reunite and protect her court, and her friends. Abbott-Pratt embodies all of Bri's determination and verve--as well as her exhaustion and rage--while also... Read More

THE CHRISTMAS CLASH

THE CHRISTMAS CLASH

by Suzanne Park | Read by Jay Lai, Jennifer Sun Bell

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

This light, fun teen rom-com with an interesting setting, narrated by Jay Lai and Jennifer Sun Bell, will warm hearts during the holiday season. Chloe and Peter are sworn enemies whose families own competing Asian restaurants at Riverwood Mall. But once the mall is sold and the new owners decide it will be renovated into condos, Chloe and Peter need to meet in the middle and... Read More

DEMON IN THE WOOD

DEMON IN THE WOOD A Shadow and Bone Graphic Novel

Earphones Award Winner

by Leigh Bardugo | Read by Ben Barnes, Sean Gormley, Mary McCartney, Eason Rytter, Salli Saffioti, Benjamin Valic, Tom Bromhead, James Fouhey, Matt Leisy, Cassandra Morris

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

A full cast of talented narrators taps into the darkly magical atmosphere of Bardugo's graphic novel prequel to the Shadow and Bone trilogy. Primary narrator Ben Barnes depicts the villainous Darkling when he was known as Eryk, a young teen who hungered for companionship and stability. Eryk and his mother find refuge in a remote mountain village, where they are safe as long as... Read More

THE DRAGON'S PROMISE

THE DRAGON'S PROMISE Six Crimson Cranes, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Elizabeth Lim | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Emily Woo Zeller returns to narrate the thrilling conclusion to the Six Crimson Cranes series. Shiori has been charged with returning the dragon's pearl to its rightful owner. Her journey takes her from the political intrigue of the dragon kingdom to an island full of demons that desire her blood. Zeller's vocal versatility enlivens vivid characters, including snarling dragons,... Read More

THE DROWNED WOODS

THE DROWNED WOODS

Earphones Award Winner

by Emily Lloyd-Jones | Read by Moira Quirk

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Moira Quirk captivates as Mererid, the last living water diviner in Gwaelod and a fugitive from the cruel Prince Garanhir. Despite her misgivings, Mer agrees to join her former handler in his quest to bring down the prince and claim a fabled treasure. Quirk's mastery of the soft accent and challenging pronunciations makes this fantasy heist loosely based on Welsh... Read More

ENOLA HOLMES AND THE ELEGANT ESCAPADE

ENOLA HOLMES AND THE ELEGANT ESCAPADE Enola Holmes, Book 9

by Nancy Springer | Read by Tamaryn Payne

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Listening to a rollicking adventure mystery narrated well is a delight, and that's the case with this newest installment in the Enola Holmes series. Narrator Tamaryn Payne brings Enola, Sherlock's younger sister, and her crew to life. Now living independently in Victorian London, Enola once again comes to the aid of her friend, Lady Cecily. With brief appearances by her famous... Read More

THE FIRST TO DIE AT THE END

THE FIRST TO DIE AT THE END

by Adam Silvera | Read by Jason Genao, Anthony Keyvan, Kyla Garcia

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Jason Genao, Anthony Keyvan, and Kyla Garcia narrate this prequel to the three-hankie weeper THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END. Death-Cast is a company that predicts when its subscribers have only 24 hours left to live. Valentino has left Arizona and his homophobic parents to start a new life. Orion, orphaned on 9/11 and living with a weak heart, knows that any day could be his last.... Read More

FOUL LADY FORTUNE

FOUL LADY FORTUNE Foul Lady Fortune, Book 1

by Chloe Gong | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Emily Woo Zeller narrates an unusual historical mystery in which an immortal girl investigates a series of murders in China in the year 1930. Rosalind cannot die, thanks to a strange serum that makes her immortal but also unable to sleep. She is swept up in the political machinations of a growing civil war and is partnered with a spy. Zeller misses a few of the pronunciations,... Read More

FUNERAL GIRL

FUNERAL GIRL

by Emma K. Ohland | Read by Jess Nahikian

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jess Nahikian's tender delivery suits this audiobook about a girl who lives in a funeral home. Georgia, voiced delicately in a youthful tone, has tremendous anxiety about death. To cope, she uses her ability to awaken the ghosts of the dead to fulfill their final wishes and hold onto their memories. Then her classmate Milo dies in an accident, and her town's... Read More

THE GETAWAY

THE GETAWAY

by Lamar Giles | Read by Karl T. Wright, Imani Parks, P.J. Ochlan

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Karl T. Wright takes the mic, supported by Imani Parks and P.J. Ochlan, in this tale of a haven turned hellscape. For teen protagonist Jay and the other resident workers--mostly people of color--the Karloff Country theme park and resort has been an oasis from the destabilizing effects of climate change. Wright expertly evokes Jay's growing horror, shared by listeners, as he... Read More

HEARTBREAK SYMPHONY

HEARTBREAK SYMPHONY

by Laekan Zea Kemp | Read by Robb Moreira, Tania Possick

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Robb Moreira and Tania Possick deliver moving performances as Aarón and Mia, teenagers whose passion for music turns their tragedies into triumphs. Moreira captures the reserved nature of Aarón, a DJ who is reeling from his mother's death. Aarón's grief and anxiety follow him in the form of a robot mascot. Moreira's performance shifts into an acerbic tone for the robot as its... Read More

I WAS BORN FOR THIS

I WAS BORN FOR THIS

by Alice Oseman | Read by Deana Taheri, Cloud Quinn, Hamish Lloyd Barnes, Theo Solomon

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Two narrators give empathetic, engaging performances in this novel about fandom, fame, and self-worth. Deana Taheri is bubbly as Angel, a big-name fan who travels to London to meet her online friend, Juliet, and see The Ark, their favorite boy band. Cloud Quinn is endearing and heartbreaking as Jimmy, one of the three Ark band members, whose anxiety is making it harder and... Read More

I'M THE GIRL

I'M THE GIRL

by Courtney Summers | Read by Lori Prince

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Lori Prince pulls listeners into the complicated world of teenagers with her portrayal of 16-year-old Georgia Avis, who longs to escape poverty and sees her beauty and sexuality as her ticket out. She becomes an employee at Aspera, a lodge for the wealthy and privileged, where she becomes both predator and prey. When Georgia discovers the raped and beaten corpse of... Read More

INAUGURAL BALLERS

INAUGURAL BALLERS The True Story of the First US Women's Olympic Basketball Team

by Andrew Maraniss | Read by Nicole Lewis

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Nicole Lewis's absorbing narration of the U.S. Women's Basketball team's path to the 1976 Olympics in Montreal creates a courtside experience for listeners. Led by coach Billie Moore, the underdog American team, who would go on to illustrious playing and coaching careers, vied for a medal and a chance to grow their sport. Lewis's light characterizations of quoted players and... Read More

THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF HOODIE ROSEN

THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF HOODIE ROSEN

by Isaac Blum | Read by Josh Bloomberg

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Josh Bloomberg's resonant voice is perfect for 15-year-old Hoodie Rosen, who shares classic Jewish stories and the words of his Rebbe (a Hasidic spiritual leader). But Hoodie's instincts are beginning to conflict with Orthodox teachings, and Bloomberg's narration captures Hoodie's irony, sarcasm and introspection. Central to the story is an act of goodness: Hoodie and... Read More

MELT WITH YOU

MELT WITH YOU

by Jennifer Dugan | Read by Jeremy Carlisle Parker

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Jeremy Carlisle Parker's able and confident delivery keeps listeners' attention focused on this YA novel. From the beginning, Fallon repeatedly reveals her feelings for Chloe, her former BFF and onetime lover. The year before the novel opens, Fallon was left feeling abandoned when Chloe departed for college immediately after their first hookup. That development is something... Read More

THE MERCILESS ONES

THE MERCILESS ONES The Gilded Ones, Book 2

by Namina Forna | Read by Imani Jade Powers

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Expert narration by Imani Jade Powers adds to the personalities of the characters in Forna's second installment of The Gilded Ones. Powers's voices, inflections, and interpretations will inspire listeners to seek out the first in the series if they haven't already heard it. The complex plot continues the story of Deka, a teenaged girl who was born with the precious yet feared... Read More

MOIRA'S PEN

MOIRA'S PEN The Queen's Thief, Book 7

by Megan Whalen Turner | Read by Steve West

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Steve West narrates this collection of ephemera from the Queen's Thief series. Fans will encounter short stories (most reprints) featuring beloved characters, as well as brief essays on some of the books' archaeological inspirations, which can be seen in black-and-white photos in the accompanying enhancement, and occasional tidbits of script-style dialogue. The titular... Read More

MONARCH RISING

MONARCH RISING

by Harper Glenn | Read by Bahni Turpin, Pete Cross

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Bahni Turpin portrays Jo Monarch, who lives in a dystopian future in a dreary place called the Ashes. For years, she's wanted to win the Lineup, a live game that chooses the brightest of its young female contestants to move to New Georgia. Pete Cross portrays Cove Wells, who already lives in New Georgia, where everything and everyone seems wonderful--but is not. Cove... Read More

NOTHING MORE TO TELL

NOTHING MORE TO TELL

by Karen M. McManus | Read by Jesse Vilinsky, Andrew Eiden

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Jesse Vilinsky and Andrew Eiden deliver McManus's most thrilling audiobook yet. Vilinsky portrays Brynn, who is returning to Saint Ambrose, the private school she left in eighth grade after her favorite teacher was murdered. Eiden voices Tripp, her former best friend, one of the three students who found their teacher's body on campus that fateful year. Vilinsky's... Read More

A SCATTER OF LIGHT

A SCATTER OF LIGHT

by Malinda Lo | Read by Annie Q

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Annie Q recounts the summer that will change Aria Tang West's life forever. After topless photos of her are released without her consent, Aria's parents think it's best that she spend her last summer before college at the home of her grandmother, an artist, in Northern California. Although school is out, Aria gains an education in art, astronomy, and queer culture.... Read More

SHATTERED MIDNIGHT

SHATTERED MIDNIGHT The Mirror, Book 2

by Dhonielle Clayton | Read by Adenrele Ojo

Disney Hyperion | Unabridged
Young Adult

Adenrele Ojo invites listeners into a world of magic and New Orleans jazz with her smooth, velvety narration. Book 2 in The Mirror series tells the story of Zora, a girl who is running from a tragic accident caused by her magic. Also, her family has been cursed. With a forbidden romance brewing and Zora performing at a jazz club, the danger and excitement of speakeasies are in... Read More

STRIKE THE ZITHER

STRIKE THE ZITHER Kingdom of Three, Book 1

by Joan He | Read by Nancy Wu

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Nancy Wu gives a passionate and commanding performance in this fantasy retelling of the Chinese classic ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS. Despite being orphaned at a young age, Zephyr's ambition earns her the title of best strategist in the kingdom. She faithfully serves under the warlordess Xin Ren, whose goal is to claim the entire continent. When she has no other... Read More

THE SUNBEARER TRIALS

THE SUNBEARER TRIALS The Sunbearer Duology, Book 1

by Aiden Thomas | Read by André Santana

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

André Santana narrates this exhilarating audio inspired by Mexican mythology and folklore. Impulsive Teo, the half-human son of the Bird Goddess Quetzal, anticipates boredom during the once-a-decade Sunbearer Trials that restore the protective powers of Sol. When he and a lesser semidiós are chosen to compete, Teo will have to use all his wits to defend their lives. Santana... Read More

THIS IS OUR PLACE

THIS IS OUR PLACE

by Vitor Martins, Larissa Helena [Trans.] | Read by André Santana, Jay Aaseng

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

André Santana provides an energetic voice for a small Brazilian house as it tells the interconnecting stories of its teen inhabitants in three different time periods. Author Vitor Martins's story is warm, compelling, and highly unusual as each of the teens reaches a new stage of comfort with their sexual identity. What this means at the cusp of the new millennium, in 2010, and... Read More

TRANS+

TRANS+ Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You

by Kathryn Gonzales, Karen Rayne | Read by Daniela Acitelli

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Daniela Acitelli delivers an honest and straightforward performance in this introductory audio guide for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming youth. This audiobook serves to provide and clarify the language we use when we talk about gender identity and being trans by using inclusive language that considers each person's unique journey toward discovering their true... Read More

WE DESERVE MONUMENTS

WE DESERVE MONUMENTS

by Jas Hammonds | Read by Tamika Katon-Donegal

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Tamika Katon-Donegal poignantly defines the characters who enter the world of 17-year-old biracial, queer Avery one summer. Avery is uprooted from her home in DC and moved to the small Georgia town where her grandmother, Mama Letty, is terminally ill. Immediately, she addresses numerous challenges. The first is clearly defined by Katon-Donegal's portrayal of the cantankerous... Read More

WHAT THE FACT?

WHAT THE FACT? Finding the Truth in All the Noise

by Seema Yasmin | Read by Seema Yasmin

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author and narrator Seema Yasmin is on a mission to encourage the critical evaluation of information and its delivery systems. This expansive audio goes into depth on the variety of ways we receive and assess both accurate and flawed information, and incorporate it into our daily lives. Yasmin's peppy and conversational delivery keeps the tone reassuring. She is skilled at... Read More

WHEN STARS COME OUT

WHEN STARS COME OUT

by Scarlett St. Clair | Read by Daniel Thomas May, Amanda Ronconi

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Amanda Ronconi portrays plucky Anora in this paranormal drama, part of an enchanting series inspired by Greek mythology. Anora has switched schools after being mixed up in a student's death and freaking out her mother by telling her she can see spirits of the dead. Daniel Thomas May portrays teen heartthrob Shy in a lofty theatrical tone. Missing ghosts, dead knights,... Read More

WHITEOUT

WHITEOUT Blackout, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon | Read by Danielle Shemaiah, Nic Stone, Shayna Small, Bahni Turpin, Alaska Jackson, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Kevin R. Free, James Fouhey, Korey Jackson

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

The narrators match the warmth of the authors in delivering these interconnected stories in this follow-up to BLACKOUT as a group of teenagers combat a winter storm, and mistakes they have made. While the authors of the individual stories are not identified, each story offers both humor and emotional moments in this celebration of Black love. Danielle Shemaiah and Shayna Small... Read More

WILD IS THE WITCH

WILD IS THE WITCH

by Rachel Griffin | Read by Laura Knight Keating

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Laura Knight Keating propels listeners into a high-stakes journey through the wilderness as Iris Gray, a young witch, tracks an owl that is carrying a fatal curse. Accompanying Iris is Pike Alder, the curse's unwitting target. Keating builds the tension in her voice as the duo work together to survive the woods. While surrounded by nature, they begin to open up about... Read More

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