When summer is almost here it means more time for teenage bookworms to read! There are so many good books to chose from, so I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite novels for teenage girls! This list has some absolute gems that I hope you will love!
1. Geekerella – Ashley Poston
Starting off my list of novels for teenage girls is Geekerella! Elle Wittimer is obsessed with Starfield, a sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. When she finds out about a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, Elle is determined to enter. If she wins, she will recieve an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, as well as a meet-and-greet with the actor who will play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle is determined to win.
Teen actor Darien Freeman is not a fan of cons. They are nothing but awkward meet-and-greets and autographs. All he has ever wanted to do is to play Carmindor, but the Starfield fandom thinks he is just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon approaches, Darien feels like a fake – until he runs across a girl who shows him otherwise.
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2. The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria, #1) – Kay L Moody
Talise can easily manipulate the elements. Coming from a crime-laden land, her only chance for a better life is to become Master Shaper. If she wins the competition for the position, she will work for the emperor, live in the palace, and escape her inevitable death. Seemingly impossible obstacles arise, making winning the competition incredibly difficult. As Talise is forced to make an impossible choice, she learns that holding too tightly to her past may destroy her future.
Buy The Elements of The Crown here
3. Tweet Cute – Emma Lord
Pepper is the swim team captain, a chronic overachiever, and an absolute perfectionist. Pepper’s family has a massive fast-food chain that is booming, mostly thanks to Pepper, who secretly runs Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.
Jack is the class clown and a spectacular thorn in Pepper’s side. Jack is constantly busy working in his family’s deli. Though he has a love/hate relationship with the business, when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic recipe, he is determined to do whatever it takes to take them down. Including getting in multiple twitter spats with the big burger chain.
Pepper and Jack’s twitter spats soon turn into a viral twitter war. Unbeknownst to both of them, they are actually falling for each other in real life on an anonymous chat app that Jack built. As their online war escalates and their relationship unexpectedly deepens, things get more and more personal and way more out of hand than either of them expected.
Buy Tweet Cute here
4. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
In the crowded streets of New Beijing, a deadly plague ravages the population. In space, a ruthless lunar people watch those on earth, waiting to make their move.
Cinder is a cyborg. She is reviled by her stepmother, blamed for her stepsister’s illness, and considered a second-class citizen. But when she crosses paths with Prince Kai, she finds herself at the center of a forbidden attraction and an intergalactic struggle. In the midst of it all, Cinder must uncover secrets about her past that will enable her to protect the future of her world.
Buy Cinder here
5. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter – Erika L Sanchez
Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was her older sister Olga’s role. When a tragic accident leaves Olga dead, Julia is left behind to put together the broken pieces of her family. However, no one seems to pay attention to the fact that Julia is broken too. Instead, her mother spends her time pointing out every single way that Julia has failed.
It doesn’t take long for Julia to discover that Olga was not as perfect as everyone thought she was. With the help of her friends, Julia is determined to find out if Olga really was everything that she seemed. Is there more to her sister’s story? And how can Julia live up to an impossible ideal?
Buy I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter here
6. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
Continuing this list of novels for teenage girls is To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before! Lara Jean Song keeps each of the love letters she has written inside a hatbox from her mother. Each letter is for a boy she has loved – five in total. Lara Jean’s letters are for her eyes only – places where she can write her true feelings and say the things she would never say in real life. One day, her secret letters are somehow mailed, and suddenly everything about Lara Jean’s love life spins out of control.
Buy To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before here
7. Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton
Amani would give anything to get her way out of Dustwalk, the town where she is destined to be married. Not even her skills with a gun can earn her passage to freedom. But when she meets a foreigner named Jin, everything changes and the perfect escape is made clear. What she doesn’t know is that she will soon become swept up in a deadly battle that will bring everything she thought she knew into question. Can she survive and save those she loves?
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8. A Very Large Expanse of Sea – Tahereh Mafi
It’s a year after 9/11, and it is an extremely turbulent time for Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl. She is tired of the degrading comments, rude stares, and physical violence she puts up with because of her religion, her race, and her hijab that she wears daily. As a result, she has built up protective walls around herself so that she won’t get hurt.
Then she meets Ocean James. He really seems to want to get to know Shirin, and it terrifies her. They come from two seemingly irreconcilable worlds. Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she doesn’t know if she’ll be able to ever let it down.
Buy A Very Large Expanse of Sea here
9. The Princess Companion – Melanie Cellier
In this retelling of The Princess and the Pea, Alyssa finds herself knocking on the door of a castle on a dark and stormy night. There she finds a handsome prince and two unruly princesses. Offered the job of Princess Companion, Alyssa finds herself swept up in danger and intrigue, and discovers that she might be the only person standing in the way of the destruction of her kingdom.
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10. Five Feet Apart – Rachael Lippincott
For most of her life, Stella Grant’s lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital. She has to keep herself away from anyone who could pass along germs or an infection, which would jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. She must stay six feet apart from everyone. No exceptions.
All that Will Newman wants is to get out of the hospital. He doesn’t care about his treatments or the fancy new clinical drug trial. When he turns eighteen, he plans on unplugging all the machines and going to see the world outside the hospital.
Will is definitely the person that Stella needs to stay away from. If he even breathes on her, she could lose her place on the transplant list. Both of them could die. The only way for them to stay alive is to stay apart. But six feet is starting to feel like punishment instead of safety.
Buy Five Feet Apart here
That concludes my list of exciting novels for teenage girls! Let me know in the comments which one you plan on reading!