Best Teen & Young Adult Television & Radio Fiction Books
Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Television & Radio Fiction Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Radio Silence
Author: by Alice Oseman
From the critically acclaimed creator of the Heartstopper series comes a smartly crafted contemporary YA novel, perfect for readers who love Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. This is an utterly captivating and authentic teen novel from the author of Solitaire, which VOYA said could put her among the great young adult fiction authors.
Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As. You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. Since he is a boy and she is a girl.They don’t.
They make a podcast. In a world determined to shut them up, knock them down, and set them on a cookie cutter life path, Frances and Aled struggle to find their voices over the course of one life-changing year. Will they have the courage to show everyone who they really are?
Or will they be met with radio silence?
2. #MurderTrending (#MurderTrending, 1)
Author: by Gretchen McNeil
@doctorfusionbebop: Some 17 y.O. Chick named Dee Guerrera was just sent to Alcatraz 2. 0 for killing her stepsister. So, how long do you think she’ll last? @morrisdavis72195: I hope she meets justice! She’ll get what’s coming to her!BWAHAHA! @EltonJohnForevzz: Me?
I think Dee’s innocent. And I hope she can survive. WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.
When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she’s about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn’t commit.
Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she’s innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman’s cast of executioners kill them off one by one?
3. Dead Before Wed: A Press Pass Cozy Mystery (Press Pass Mysteries Book 1)
Author: by April Anderton
March 1, 2019
She said yes!And now, she’s dead. Reporter Ali Loukas has her sights set on advancing from radio newscaster to TV correspondent, so when Senator Maxwell’s supermodel fiancee turns up dead, she seizes the opportunity to solve the murder, scoop her competitors, and move up the broadcasting ladder.
But gaining access to evidence and witnesses without stepping on the toes of family friend Detective Ryan McGuire could be tricky. Despite a knife wedged in her front door and opposition from the police, Ali is determined to prove that she can find the answers, solve the crime and earn the dream job…
If she can stay alive to make it all happen. If you like your mysteries fast-paced and fun to read, you’ll love Wed Before Dead. Grab it today to get hooked on this new twisty mystery series! Content Notes: PG equivalent – No swearing, sex or graphic violence This book was formerly titled Previous Engagements.
Other books by April AndertonRage on the Stage – A Press Pass Mystery – Book TwoCoconut Crush – A Press Pass Mystery – Book ThreeMurder Past Midnight – A Press Pass Mystery – Book FourBag of Bones At the Lakeside Mall – A Young Adult Mystery
4. Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Author: by Lianne Oelke
January 9, 2018
“Jane Sinner snarked her way into my heart, and she’s never leaving. Prepare to fall hard for this hilarious, heartfelt gem of a book.”Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaIt’s Kind of a Funny Story meets Daria in the darkly hilarious tale of a teen’s attempt to remake her public image and restore inner peace through reality TV.
The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.
Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people who don’t know what she did in high school what more could she want?
5. Life in a Fishbowl
Author: by Len Vlahos
“A weird, sardonic delight with the shape of an allegory and the heart of a joyful song.” -Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of The ReplacementIn this brilliantly written tragicomedy from acclaimed Morris finalist Len Vlahos comes a story about a girl whose dying father does the unthinkable-puts his life up for auction online.
When fifteen-year-old Jackie discovers that her father has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, her whole world starts to crumble. She can’t imagine how she’ll live without him. Then, in a desperate act to secure his family’s future, Jackie’s father does the unthinkable-he puts his life up for auction on eBay.
Jackie can do nothing but watch and wait as an odd assortment of bidders, some with nefarious intentions, drive the price up higher. The fate of her entire family hangs in the balance. But no one can predict how the auction will finally end, or any of the very public fallout that ensues.
Life as Jackie knows it is about to change forever .. .”Surprising, original, political, and deeply affecting … It is one of those rare works of art that keeps you guessing up to the very last page.” -Leila Sales, author of This Song Will Save Your Life”It will tear you apart, and yet it’s an absolute joy.” -Adi Alsaid, author of Let’s Get Lost and Never, Always, Sometimes
6. The Voice on the Radio (The Face on the Milk Carton Series)
Author: by Caroline B. Cooney
In the vein of psychological thrillers like We Were Liars, Girl on the Train, and Beware That Girl, bestselling author Caroline Cooney’s JANIE series delivers on every level. Mystery and suspense blend seamlessly with issues of family, friendship and love to offer an emotionally evocative thrill ride of a read.
The kidnapping is long past, and the Johnsons and the Springs are on the way to restoring their lives. Janie is ever grateful to her devoted boyfriend who helped her through it all. As Janie tries to balance herself between the two families, she feels torn.
It seems the only thing keeping her together is her love for Reeve, but he is away at college and Janie misses him terribly. For Reeve, college life seems overwhelming. And as a first-time disc jockey at his college radio station, he is discovering that dead air can kill you.
To fill the silence, he finds himself spilling Janie’s story over the airwaves. Reeve is so sure that Janie will never find out what’s making his broadcast such a hit that he doesn’t stop himself. What will be the price for Janie?
7. #MurderFunding (#MurderTrending, 2)
Author: by Gretchen McNeil
WELCOME TO WHO WANTS TO BE A PAINIAC?, the latest reality TV show on the hunt for the next big-hit serial killer. But don’t worryno one is actually going to murder anyone, as real as the fake gore and pretend murder may appear …Uh, right?
Seventeen-year-old Becca Martinello is about to find out. When her perfectly normal soccer mom dies in a car crash, a strange girl named Stef appears and lets Becca know that her deceased mom was none other than one of Alcatraz 2.
0’s most popular serial killersMolly Mauler. Soon, Becca ends up on Who Wants to Be a Painiac? To learn the truth about her mom’s connection to Molly, but things turn sinister when the people around her start being murdered IRL.
Will Becca uncover dark secrets and make it out of the deadly reality show alive? Or will she get cut?
8. The Keep of Ages: Book Three of the Vault of Dreamers Trilogy (The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy, 3)
Author: by Caragh M. O'Brien
In the fast-paced, high-stakes conclusion to Caragh M. O’Brien’s Vault of Dreamers trilogy, Rosie travels to a derelict theme park to shut down dream mining once and for all. Driven by fear when Dean Berg kidnaps her family, Rosie Sinclair strikes out across the country to rescue them.
When an elusive trail leads her to Grisly Valley, the contaminated ruin of a horror theme park, Rosie has to consider that Berg may once again be manipulating her every move to make her fearful, priming her for a final, lethal dream mining procedure.
As Rosie struggles to outmaneuver Berg, she unearths the ultimate vault of dreamers and the hint of a consciousness more powerful and dangerous than any she’s imagined before. Faced with unspeakable suffering and otherworldly beauty, Rosie must discover how to trust her mind, her friends, and reality itself.
Propulsive and deeply speculative, The Keep of Ages concludes the Vault of Dreamers trilogy with stirring possibilities for what it means to be alive.
9. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Author: by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
“This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, on community radio 90.3, KZUK.I’m Gabe. Welcome to my show.” My birth name is Elizabeth, but I’m a guy.Gabe. My parents think I’ve gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them, but I know I’m right.
I’ve been a boy my whole life. When you think about it, I’m like a record. Elizabeth is my A side, the song everybody knows, and Gabe is my B sidenot heard as often, but just as good. It’s time to let my B side play.
Winner of the 2014 Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Praise:Every so often a book comes along that is so sharp, so moving, so real, and so good, you want to press it into everyone’s hands and say, Read this!READ THIS!
Courtney Summers, author of Cracked Up to Be and This is Not a Test
10. L.A. Candy (L.A. Candy, 1)
Author: by Lauren Conrad
L.A.Candy is a deliciously entertaining novel about what it’s like to come of age in Hollywood while starring in a reality TV show, written by a young woman who has experienced it all firsthand: Lauren Conrad. Fashion designer and TV personality Lauren Conrad brings her insider knowledge of the highs and lows of life in the spotlight to this juicy New York Times bestselling series.
Los Angeles is all about the sweet life: hot clubs, cute guys, designer…Everything. Nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts can’t wait to start living it up.She may be in L.A. For an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she works, and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun.
When Jane and Scarlett are approached by a producer who wants them to be on his new series, a “reality version of Sex and the City,” they can hardly believe their luck.Their own show?Yes, please! Soon Jane is TV’s hottest star.
Fame brings more than she ever imagined possible for a girl from Santa Barbarafree designer clothes, the choicest tables at the most exclusive clubs, invites to Hollywood premieresand she’s lapping up the VIP treatment with her eclectic entourage of new pals.
11. Sweet Little Lies (L.A. Candy, 2)
Author: by Lauren Conrad
After hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times list with her first novel, L.A. Candy, TV star Lauren Conrad continues the deliciously entertaining series about an ordinary girl leading an extraordinary life. Full of dishy details about young Hollywood that only an insider can reveal, this entertaining novel shows that lies are only as sweet as the people telling them.
Jane Roberts was the average girl next door until she and her best friend, Scarlett Harp, landed their own reality show, L.A.Candy. Now the girls have an all-access pass to Hollywood’s hottest everything. But there’s more to life on camera than just parties and shopping….
When racy photos of Jane are leaked to the press, she finds herself at the center of a tabloid scandal. She turns to her co-star Madison Parker for help, unaware that Madison is scheming behind the scenes. She might be Jane’s shoulder to cry on, but does Madison really have Jane’s back?
Scarlett’s working on a scandal of her own. She’s fallen for someone who’s strictly off-limitswhich means Scarlett has a big secret to keep…From the L.A. Candy cameras, the paparazzi staking out her apartment, even from her best friend.
Author: by Carl Hiaasen
6 hours and 10 minutes
James Van Der Beek
Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he’s grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one.
When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called “Expedition Survival!”, Wahoo figures he’ll have to do a bit of wrangling himself – to keep his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show’s boneheaded star, before the shoot is over.
But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger seems to actually believe his PR and insists on using wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo’s acquired a shadow named Tuna – a girl who’s sporting a shiner courtesy of her old man and needs a place to hide out.
They’ve only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna’s dad shows up with a gun.
It’s anyone’s guess who will actually survive “Expedition Survival”.
13. Audible Love: A Young Adult Romance
Author: by Maggie Dallen
February 13, 2019
Love is blind?This starlet doesn’t believe it.Then again… She’s never been starstruck. As a child star turned teenage diva, Avery has played a lot of roles in her lifetime. Not one of them was as difficult as pretending to be an ordinary girl at a normal high school.
Well, relatively normal. Trudale is a boarding school for the arts, catering to the elite. But even in a school overflowing with celebrities and children of celebrities, Avery is an anomaly. She’s a superstar, a bona fide supernova in their midst.
So untouchable she’s never even had a date. Her lonely nights are spent listening to her favorite voice actor bring her beloved books to life. But when it turns out that the audiobook narrator she’s been crushing on attends the same school, it’s clear this is kismet…Or a cruel joke.
As Trudale’s token scholarship kid, Seth’s as jaded as they come. Being paired up with the new girl who represents everything he hates about this world is basically torture. Except that the more he gets to know Avery, the more he realizes that there’s more to her than meets the eye.
14. Prince in Disguise
Author: by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear You’re Dusty’s sister?Ever again. Life is real enough for Dylanespecially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo.
But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV. As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty’s maid of honor.
The producers are full of surprisesincluding old family secrets, long-lost relatives, and a hostile future mother-in-law who thinks Dusty and Dylan’s family isn’t good enough for her only son. At least there’s Jamie, an adorably bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan’s stress …
If she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.
15. The Vault of Dreamers (The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy, 1)
Author: by Caragh M. O'Brien
From Caragh M.O’Brien, author of the Birthmarked trilogy, comes the first book in a new series, The Vault of Dreamers, a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own. The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country.
The secret to its success: every moment of the students’ lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students’ schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge.
In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What’s worse is, she starts to notice that the ridges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hidingand what it truly means to dream there.
Read the whole series:The Vault of DreamersThe Rule of MirrorsThe Keep of AgesPraise for The Vault of Dreamers:A sharp novel about the ways in which everyone can be manipulated, either through editing or one’s own desire to go the easiest path.
16. This Is Ellen Jones Reporting
Author: by Alayne Smith
This Is Ellen Jones Reporting follows the story of Ellen Jones as she follows her dream to become a broadcast journalist. Set in 1961, this sequel to Ellen and the Three Predictions draws on the developing stories of the familiar characters of Luke the Legend and Ellen with glimpses of her beloved Callander home and the vibrancy of their college years at a small college in Miami.
Set against the backdrop of a tenuous time in the nation’s history, the characters come to grips with their changing personal stories and the change at play in the world. Ellen, now in her junior year of college, faces a pivotal decision.
Will she return to finish her degree or will she follow Luke to the career of his dreams when he graduates in May? Ellen and Luke both enter news stories for competition in broadcast journalism’s prestigious Peabody Award.One wins the award.
The other is expelled from college.