It’s Teen Read Week! Travel to another world or make this one better with these mind-expanding audiobooks

You’re knee-deep in homework, school, and life stress. You need to escape…or find a new way forward. Time to break out of your own head, hack your way into the world’s largest multiplayer video game, uncover the secrets of a mad scientist, sort out friend drama, or bring change to the here and now. Here’s what we recommend for Teen Read Week if you’re ready to introduce your brain to something new:

Wildcard
Author: Marie Lu
Read By: Nancy Wu

An instant New York Times bestseller. Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu.

Series audio praise:
“During the game sequences, Wu adopts a posh British accent to voice analysts and a robotic, synthetic voice for characters’ talking glasses…Lu’s fans will love every minute of her newest intelligent, romantic thriller.”Booklist, starred audio review (Warcross)
Listen to an excerptWildcard

Odd One Out

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes this illuminating exploration of old friendships, new crushes, and the path to self-discovery. Told in three voices and narrated by three narrators (including the author herself!), Nic Stone’s new audiobook is sure to please fans of Becky Albertalli, Nicola Yoon, and Jason Reynolds.

“[P]oignant and necessary… a novel vital to young adults’ lives that examines the intersections of sexuality, gender, and race—issues and blurred boundaries that teens grapple with in a society that favors neat and tidy boxes.”Booklist, starred review
Listen to an excerptOdd One Out

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

The New York Times bestseller! “Exquisitely disturbing,” raves internationally bestselling author Stephanie Garber of this stunning and dark reimagining of Frankenstein that’s just meant to be heard. Warning: listen with the lights on!

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything—except a friend.

★ “Breathtaking.”PW, starred review

“In this clever retelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, White neatly undercuts the original by making Victor’s narrative wildly unreliable…this character-driven novel with a healthy amount of gore should appeal to horror fans, too.”Booklist

“The language is often surprisingly lyrical with the narrative flowing smoothly despite frequent flashbacks…Recommended for YA collections traveling on the dark side.”Library Journal
Listen to an excerptThe Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Glimmer of Hope

Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive audiobook from The March for Our Lives founders. Hear how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history.

“This is a clarion call to action for teens, by teens, and is moving and powerful.”Booklist, starred review

100% of the authors’ proceeds will benefit the March for Our Lives Foundation and the ongoing fight for gun violence prevention in the United States.
Listen to an excerptGlimmer of Hope

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