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YA and middle grade audiobooks for your mood

Oh hiii, holidays! That jolly time of year when one day you’re scrambling to turn in homework and the next you’re trying to remember which cousin hogs all the sweet potatoes at dinner (hot tip: stay close to the sweet potatoes at all times). In between, you may be travelling, cleaning the house for visitors, or cooking like a fiend. It’s enough to occasionally fall into a Moooood. We found 7 audiobooks—each for a different mood—to help you navigate this emotional roller coaster with aplomb.

In a deep, artistic mood:

From the acclaimed author of The Nest, The Boundless, and Airborn comes a brilliantly funny audiobook about a boy and an ink blot that has come to life.

“A true-to-life family, some can’t-put-it-down excitement, a few deep questions, and more than a little bit of magic. This book is everything, and I loved every page.”—Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medalist for When You Reach Me

In the mood to play ball:

From New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica this is a fast-paced, heartfelt listen for basketball fans that proves being a good teammate remains the most important quality in basketball—and in life. Total mood medicine.

In the mood to binge on a series:

Author: Traci Chee
Read By: Kim Mai Guest

We recommend starting with the first audiobook in this series (The Reader) for maximum epic potential. Once you’ve listened to The Reader and The Speaker, check out this thrilling conclusion that “fantasy lovers will want to sink their teeth into.”—Booklist, starred review

In a vampire mood:

Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school…and oh yeah he’s also being hunted by a vampire killer. If you love this audiobook, don’t miss NINTH GRADE SLAYS, the second in the series.

In the mood for madcap adventures:

In celebration of the first female Doctor Who in history and the new TV series, bestselling author David Solomons delivers a super smart and vibrant new heroine in an original adventure bursting with action and humor. The galaxy is in terrible danger, and only a Time Lord can save it. But to do so, The Doctor must break into an ancient Galactic Seed Vault located on a remote and frozen world—from which nobody has ever returned alive…

In the mood for MORE madcap adventures:

Author: Ryan Calejo
Read By: Giordan Diaz

The Lightning Thief meets the Story Thieves series in this middle grade fantasy inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America.

In the mood for a swoon:

Anna and the French Kiss meets TV’s Chopped as Rosie and Henry, both enrolled in an elite cooking program in Paris, balance rivalry and romance in this delicious YA romantic comedy. Mood-to-swoon transformation complete.

For more audiobooks for every mood, check out our complete MG and YA list HERE.