From mind-bending sci-fi to heartfelt romances, and everything in between, you’ll find the best books for teens and young adults at Indigo. Browse our curated selection of teen fiction and YA books online and in stores, and if you’re not sure where to start, read on for some excellent recommendations from our team of book experts.
Best Contemporary Romance Books for Teens
These aren’t your typical romance novels. Our assortment of contemporary romance books feature relatable storylines with diverse characters, making them great young adult books. Grab a copy of Dustin Thao’s You’ve Reached Sam, one of Indigo’s Top 10 Trending Books for Teens, which follows the story of a young woman mourning the unexpected loss of her boyfriend.
Best Dystopian Fiction Books for Teens
Transport yourself to post-apocalyptic societies with our best dystopian fiction books for teens. Those new to the genre should start with a classic: Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games Trilogy. This bestselling series is set in the fictional nation of Panem, where teenager Katniss Everdeen involuntarily agrees to partake in a battle royale amongst other teens in the state. It’s an ideal series for tween to teen readers (and young adults, too!), and is one of the 21 books to read before you’re 21.
Best Fantasy Books for Teens
From curses to fairies and the paranormal to the supernatural, you’re bound to find the best teen and YA fantasy books at Indigo. For a fairytale with a dark twist, opt for Stephanie Garber’s Once Upon a Broken Heart, and follow along as its main character encounters an evil prince on her quest to find true love. For alternate universes filled with ghouls and all things eerie, pre-order a copy of V.E. Schwab’s Gallant, one of Indigo’s Most Anticipated Teen Books of the year.
Best Manga Books for Teens
If you’re looking for great manga for teens and young adults, look no further than the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba series by Koyoharu Gotouge. After his parents are killed by demons, teenager Tanjiro Kamado sets out on a mission to avenge his family, all while his sister begins to transform into a demon herself. It’s an action-packed must-read that both teens and young adults will love.
Best Sci-Fi Books for Teens
Discover new and classic sci-fi books for teens and young adults at Indigo. Our recommendation? Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao. In this historical-inspired sci-fi, pilot Zeitan seeks vengeance on the male pilot behind her sister’s death, while dodging the many attempts at her life. It’s a great introduction into the sci-fi genre and a trending title on #BookTok.