Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. And providing teens with the choice of an audiobook can generate new excitement about reading and all that the library has to offer. Check out some riveting new listens that will help all teens “get away” any time they want thanks to the transportive power of audiobooks. Find more suggestions in our Teen Read Week featured collection.
Get Away to the Year 2575 with…
ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Read by Olivia Taylor Dudley, Johnathan McClain, Lincoln Hoppe, and more
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Check out this incredible blog post to follow the audiobook excitement on Storify and learn more about ILLUMINAE which features a cast of twenty actors plus, special sound effects!
“Tightly woven and suspenseful…Kaufman and Kristoff have created a fast-paced, quasi-political sci-fi thriller that is completely unique.”—Booklist, starred review
Get Away to Hawaii for a relatable coming of age tale with…
JUNIORS by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Read by Jorjeana Marie
“Friendship and romance brush cheek to cheek in a story that deals frankly with race, class, and culture while also managing to wonderfully portray the luminous, dreamlike setting of Hawaii.”—Booklist
“A well-paced plot, fully developed and authentic characters, and a multifaceted and integrated setting will pull in reluctant and avid readers, alike.”—School Library Journal
Get Away to to the exhilarating world of the Young Elites…
THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu
Read by Carla Corvo & Lannon Killea
“A tightly woven tapestry of a story.”—Booklist , starred review
“Teens will be fascinated to watch the main character descend into villainy and revel in it.”—School Library Journal
DARK TIDE by Jennifer Donnelly
Read by Tara Sands
Introduce teens to the Waterfire Saga, a truly immersive listening experience with three audiobooks in the series. As author Jennifer Donnelly recently told Publishers Weekly, she eagerly “brought a ton of history and mythology and backstory to the whole mermaid myth…” so listeners looking for a new spin on an under-the-sea story will not be disappointed.
Get Away with this ‘Guys Listen’ Pick…
NIGHTFALL by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski
Reda by Nicholas Guy Smith
“This fast-paced story relies more on psychological suspense than graphic horror…emphasizes self-reliance and the unbreakable bonds between family and friends.”—Booklist
The author shared his audio excitement:
— Peter Kujawinski (@kujawinski) September 5, 2015
Find more Guys Listen suggestions here.