Voting is open through October 15 for the Teens' Top Ten!

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Books for young adults are more popular than ever, and there are many awards for young adult literature chosen by librarians, authors, and experts in the publishing industry. There is one book award, however, that allows teens to vote for their favorite books: The Teens' Top Ten Award, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.

Every year 15 teen book groups from across the country, all of which participate in YALSA’s Teens' Top Ten/YA Galley Project, vote on their nominations and nominations from the public to determine the 25 official Teens' Top Ten finalists. Readers ages twelve to eighteen then vote online for up to three titles from the 25 nominees to determine the winners. DOGObooks is hosting the voting page for the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten, and voting is open through October 15!

Here’s a list of the 25 nominees with links to Worldcat database to help you locate them in a library near you.

Book cover: #MurderTrending#murdertrending
by Gretchen McNeil
Freeform Books/Disney Book Group

Falsely accused of murdering her stepsister, seventeen-year-old Dee fights to survive paid assassins on Alcatraz 2.0, the most popular prison on social media.

Book cover: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank GreenAn Absolutely Remarkable Thing
by Hank Green
Dutton Books/Penguin Random House

A young woman becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined when she makes a video of a giant sculpture in New York that goes viral.

Book cover: Ace of Shades by Amanda FoodyAce of Shades
by Amanda Foody
Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing

New Reynes -- the City of Sin -- is no place for a proper young lady like Enne, who had to leave finishing school early to pursue her missing mother with only one name as a clue. When she finds Levi Glaisyer, however, he is not a proper gentleman but a street lord and con man who brings his own troubles and enemies to tangle with hers and catch them both in a dangerous gamble that could mean their lives.

Book cover: American Panda by Gloria Chao American Panda
by Gloria Chao
Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster

A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths-- that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy. Can she find a way to be herself, before her web of lies unravels?

Book cover: The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David HutchinsonThe Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza
by Shaun David Hutchinson
Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster

Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.

Book cover: Ash Princess by Laura SebastianAsh Princess
by Laura Sebastian
Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House

Held captive by the brutal Kaiser since age six when she witnessed her mother's murder, Theodosia, called Ash Princess, is now sixteen and prepared to reclaim the throne by any means necessary.

Book cover: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie LuBatman: Nightwalker
by Marie Lu
Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House

After making an impulsive choice on his way home from his birthday party, Bruce Wayne must do community service at Arkham Asylum, where he encounters Madeleine Wallace, a killer with ties to the Nightwalkers terrorizing Gotham.

Book cover: The Belles by Dhonielle ClaytonThe Belles
by Dhonielle Clayton
Freeform Books/Disney Book Grou

In a world where beauty is a commodity only a few control, beautiful Camellia learns the dark secrets behind her powers and is asked to choose between saving herself or changing her world forever.

Book cover: Blood, Paint, WaterBlood Water Paint
by Joy McCullough
Dutton Books/Penguin Random House

Joy McCullough's bold novel in verse is a portrait of an artist as a young woman, filled with the soaring highs of creative inspiration and the devastating setbacks of a system built to break her. McCullough weaves Artemisia's heartbreaking story with the stories of the ancient heroines, Susanna and Judith, who become not only the subjects of two of Artemisia's most famous paintings but sources of strength as she battles to paint a woman's timeless truth in the face of unspeakable and all-too-familiar violence.

Book cover: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiChildren of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan

La 4ème de couv. indique: "Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy."

Book cover: The Cruel PrinceThe Cruel Prince
by Holly Black
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group

.Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

Book cover: Dance of Thieves by Mary E. PearsonDance of Thieves
by Mary E. Pearson
Henry Holt & Co/Macmillian

A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations. A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power. Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen's premier guard. A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself. A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent. A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent. When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives--and their hearts.

Book cover: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib KhorramDarius the Great is Not Okay
by Adib Khorram
Dial Books/Penguin Random House

Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.
 

Book cover: Frat Girl by Kiley RoacheFrat Girl
by Kiley Roache
Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing

Frat house Delta Tau Chi is on the verge of being banned from the school after being accused of offensive, sexist behavior. With one shot at a scholarship to the school of her dreams, Cassie pitches an unusual research project: to pledge DTC, take on the boys' club and provide proof of their misogynistic behavior. After meeting some of the pledges, Cassie realizes things aren't as simple as they appeared. With her academic future on the line, and her heart all tangled in a web of her own making, Cassie may have to reexamine a few truths and misconceptions.

Book cover:Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring BlakeGirl Made of Stars
by Ashley Herring Blake
HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Mara and Owen are as close as twins can get, so when Mara's friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn't know what to think. Can her brother really be guilty of such a violent act? Torn between her family and her sense of right and wrong, Mara feels lost, and it doesn't help that things are strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie. As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie come together in the aftermath of this terrible crime, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits into her future.

Book cover: Isle of Blood and Stone by Maklla LucierIsle of Blood and Stone
by Maklla Lucier
HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

When two maps surface, each bearing the same hidden riddle, nineteen-year-old Elias, a royal mapmaker, sets sail with King Ulises to uncover long-held secrets behind the mysterious disappearance of the king's two young brothers eighteen years earlier.

Book cover: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra ChristoTo Kill a Kingdom
by Alexandra Christo
Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the thing they loathe most - a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

Bookcover: Muse of NightmaresMuse of Nightmares
by Laini Taylor
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle with their new boundaries as Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance.

Book cover: Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy GilbertPicture Us in the Light
by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Hyperion/Disney Book Group

When Danny discovers a box filled with old letters and a file on a powerful Silicon Valley family, he realizes there's much more to his family's past than he ever imagined.

Book cover: The Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoThe Poet X
by Elizabeth Acevedo
HarperTeen/HarperCollins

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, she discovers slam poetry, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook.

Book cover: The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen WangThe Prince and the Dressmaker
by Jen Wang
First Second/Macmillian

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Book cover: Thunderhead by Neal ShustermanThunderhead
by Neal Shusterman

A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the "new order." But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change. Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel? 

Book cover: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse AndersonSpeak: The Graphic Novel
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan

Melinda is an outcast at Merryweather High. Something happened over the summer - something bad - and now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen. So what's the point in speaking at all? Through her work on an art project, Melinda is finally able to face what really happened that night. But before she can make peace with the ghosts of the past, she has to confront the reality of the present - and stop someone who still wishes to do her harm. Only words can save her. She can't stay silent. Not any more.

Book cover: The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don BrownThe Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees
by Don Brown
HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Tegneserie - graphic novel. Don Brown depicts moments of both horror and hope in the Syrian refugee crisis. Shining a light on the stories of the survivors.

Book cover: Wildcard by Marie LuWildcard
by Marie Lu
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now she can no longer trust the one person she's always looked up to, the one person she thought was on her side.