This Month in Teen Books: January 2024

Reading recommendations for teens
January 17, 2024
Featured Title
Book cover with a pink and blue sky with illustrations of the phases of the moon with the book title, “All This Twister Glory” written over the image.All This Twisted Glory by Tahereh Mafi
As the long-lost heir to the Jinn throne, Alizeh has finally found her people—and she might’ve found her crown. Cyrus, the mercurial ruler of Tulan, has offered her his kingdom in a twisted exchange: one that would begin with their marriage and end with his murder.
Cyrus’s dark reputation precedes him; all the world knows of his blood-soaked past. Killing him should be easy—and accepting his offer might be the only way to fulfill her destiny and save her people. But the more Alizeh learns of him, the more she questions whether the terrible stories about him are true.
Ensnared by secrets, Cyrus has ached for Alizeh since she first appeared in his dreams many months ago. Now that he knows those visions were planted by the devil, he can hardly bear to look at her—much less endure her company. But despite their best efforts to despise each other, Alizeh and Cyrus are drawn together over and over with an all-consuming thirst that threatens to destroy them both. Meanwhile, Prince Kamran has arrived in Tulan, ready to exact revenge…
What’s New This Month
The latest graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang is also on the way, with beautiful illustrations from LeUyen Pham. Also incoming is a new collection of Latinx classic story remixes, and new books from authors like Kacen Callender, Emma Lord, Ann Liang, Brigid Kemmerer, Anthony Horowitz, Kamilah Cole, and more.  
What’s Hot This Month
It’s the time of year for cozy reads! Make sure to check out these warm and snuggly stories for teens.  
What We’re Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about the books in the newest list of recommended picks:
The Flying Ship by Jem Milton: “Fun and original; love the illustrations.”
Planetes by Makoto Yukimura: “An interesting perspective on the sci-fi classic of space travel, seen through a very grounded lens – yet without removing the fantastic nature of it.”
The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep by Allan Wolf: “It is haunting and beautiful and I can’t get enough of it.”  
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