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Mythology in YA

If you love mythology, pick up one of these exciting novels in the Teen Space. 

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

When shy sixteen-year-old Helen Hamilton starts having vivid dreams about three ancient, hideous women and suddenly tries to kill a new student at her Nantucket high school, she discovers that she is playing out some version of an old tale involving Helen of Troy, the Three Furies, and a mythic battle.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Regretting her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, teenaged Nikki is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months.

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Galen, prince of the Syrena, is sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish and after several encounters with her Galen becomes convinced Emma holds the key to his kingdom.

Abandon by Meg Cabot

Pierce, trying to unravel the mysterious death of someone close to her, finds herself drawn to a dark stranger, even though she believes he may be a killer.

Avalon High by Meg Cabot

Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Treated with scorn and fear in her father's kingdom because of a formidable horoscope, 16-year-old Maya commits herself to her education only to land in an arranged marriage that culminates in her sudden elevation to the throne, a situation that is threatened by dark secrets and Otherworldly magic.

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

When the goddess Bayla fails to take over Liyana's body, Liyana's people abandon her in the desert to find a more worthy vessel, but she soon meets Korbyn, who says the souls of seven deities have been stolen and he needs Liyana's help to find them.

The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton

In an alternate U.S.A. (the United States of Asgard), Soren Bearskin, the son of an infamous beserker, and Astrid Glyn, daughter of a renowned seer, embark on a road trip to find Baldur, the missing god whose absence has caused panic throughout the country.

Teardrop by Lauren Kate
Also available in: audiobook

Since Eureka's mother drowned, she wishes she were dead too, but after discovering that an ancient book is more than a story Eureka begins to believe that Ander is right about her being involved in strange things - and in grave danger.

Wildefire by Karsten Knight

After a killing for which she feels responsible, sixteen-year-old Ashline Wilde moves cross-country to a remote California boarding school, where she learns that she and others have special gifts that can help them save the world, but evil forces are at work to stop them.

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

After being sent out to buy light bulbs from Babs Yagg, the convenience store owner and witch, Yassa decides to try to break the witch's spell on her Brooklyn neighborhood, with help from Erg, a tough-talking wooden doll.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

Ink by Amanda Sun

Moving to Japan in the aftermath of a family tragedy, Katie develops feelings for kendo team star Tomohiro while observing how strange things happen with pens, ink, and drawings whenever they are near to one another.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

When a dark prophecy begins to come true, sixteen-year-old Evie of the International Paranormal Containment Agency must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend.

Bull by David Elliott

A modern twist on the Theseus and Minotaur myth, told in verse.

The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

In this modern retelling of the Persephone myth, Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, is sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead.

The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

Eden, Michigan, high school student Kate Winters strikes a bargain with Henry, Greek god of the underworld, if he'll cure her dying mother of cancer. The bargain she strikes with him is a grim one, but the full enormity of what she has undertaken is not revealed until it's too late to recant.

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