Teen's First

Square Books, Jr. hosts scores of writers every year who sign wonderful, fun, or important books here, and often those who wish to get the book—for whatever reason—miss the opportunity. With a TEEN'S FIRST subscription, you—or, if you are purchasing this as a gift, your teen—will be guaranteed signed books and you will be forming the foundation for a life of reading and a lovely, valuable personal library, too! A subscription gets you six signed books a year, plus assorted extras from the publisher, such as trading cards, buttons, or totes.  Provide us your name, mailing address, and preferred method of billing to get started. All books are billed at cover price, plus postage if shipped. For more information, please contact sami@squarebooks.com.

April 2020-Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed

January 2020-Reverie by Ryan La Sala

November/December 2019-Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

October 2019-Frankly in Love by David Yoon

August 2019-House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

June 2019-Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

April 2019-Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

February 2019- King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

November 2018- Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd

September 2018-Pride by Ibi Zoboi

June 2018- Furyborn by Claire Legrand


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ISBN: 9781616959890
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Published: Soho Teen - April 7th, 2020

This gorgeous exploration of two Muslim girls centuries apart is about reclaiming voices that have been silenced. Ahmed nails multiple voices here blending Laila's romantic prose and Khayyam's razor sharp cultural observations to tell a story about hidden histories. Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know will delight fans of Lovely War, The Downstairs Girl, and Jennifer Donnelly's Revolution.

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ISBN: 9781492682660
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - December 3rd, 2019

Reverie is a rich tapestry of storytelling, jam-packed with diverse characters, intricate dream sequences, and one seriously magical drag queen. A great comp for The Hazel Wood, Labyrinth Lost, and City of Bones.

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ISBN: 9781338188325
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 5th, 2019

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ISBN: 9781984812209
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Frank Li, a boy of many names, is the kind of guy who looks for love in all the wrong places; specifically, he gets a crush on a fellow student who isn't Korean like his parents want. The experience of first love is as sloppy, frenetic, and chaotic as you would imagine, but Yoon takes this a chance to create a constellation of wonder, interconnecting to Frank's heavily divided heart. As Frank falls deeper in love, he's struck by his parents' past, his ideas of the future, and the inevitable conflict of his present. FRANKLY IN LOVE is an astounding debut with no easy answers but enough soulful discussion to make one lose one's head and heart.

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ISBN: 9781984831927
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 6th, 2019

An eerie and gothic twist on Twelve Dancing Princesses with vengeful gods, haunting nightmares, and sweeping romance, House of Salt and Sorrows is the kind of masterful debut that authors dream of. Craig's descriptive writing is so strong that you can feel the silk of the shoes, smell the salty brine of the ocean, and hear the creaking of the manor. Unforgettable and captivating until the very last page.

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By Dylan Meconis, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536204988
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Published: Walker Books US - June 25th, 2019

This graphic novel is beautifully illustrated and completely compelling. It's perfect for anyone who likes alternate history, adventure, and mystery.

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ISBN: 9781534410633
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Published: Simon Pulse - March 26th, 2019

This sci-fi re-imagining of the French classic is brilliantly written and even resonates with current events. Chatine, Alouette, and Marcellus are three teens on the planet Laterre, where the working class is crushed under the heel of the aristocracy. Each one becomes tangled in a mystery that could lead to the unraveling of the planet...and the rise of something glorious. Highly imaginative and breathtaking.

-Sami Thomason, Teen's First

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ISBN: 9781250142283
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Published: Imprint - January 29th, 2019

A new Grishaverse series from bestseller Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars follows King Nikolai Lantsov as he journeys through Ravka to save his kingdom and stop the dark magic growing within him. This is a perfect introduction to the Grishaverse for new readers of Bardugo and will utterly delight longtime fans.

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ISBN: 9781328809186
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Grim Lovelies is a lush and evocative fantasy, set in a world ruled by couture-clad witches. Four former fairytale creatures fight to keep their humanity-and they only have until midnight. It’s a fast-paced read, perfect for curling up with a blanket and your favorite chocolates.

-Sami Thomason, Teen's First Curator

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ISBN: 9780062564047
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 18th, 2018

As a Jane Austen fanatic, this book was an absolute delight. Zuri is the perfect modern-day match to Elizabeth Bennett: brilliant, headstrong, and not here to play.  The class struggles are also updated from inheritance qualms to real-estate value, and as Zuri questions the gentrification of her beloved neighborhood, she widens her horizons and prepares to explore a world she never fully imagined. Add in the swoony-stubborn charms of Darius Darcy and poems instead of letters, and the reader may never want to let go. 

Sami Thomason, Teens First

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ISBN: 9781492656623
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 22nd, 2018

Furyborn is an epic fantasy of otherworldly beings, antiheroes, and intricate world-building. As Rielle strives to control her elemental magic to fulfill a prophecy and win the prince she secretly loves, we also follow Elianna, an assassin known as Dread, as she struggles to protect her family and maintain her morality amidst the growing darkness in her soul. Rielle and Elianna are separated by thousands of years, but both are forces to be reckoned with as they shape the futures of the kingdoms they hold dear.

-Sami Thomason, Teen's First