10 Amazing YA Listens

June 29, 2017
The Riveted Team
Believe In Your Shelf

If you’re in need of an audiobook fix, you certainly can’t go wrong with a Shadowhunter novel. Aside from being great reads in general, Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter novel audiobooks all feature amazing narrators! James Marsters—of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame—was the most recent narrator for Lord of Shadows, but earlier Shadowhunter audiobooks feature the likes of Morena Baccarin, Ed Westwick, Sophie Turner, and more! If you’ve not already flown through all of the Shadowhunter audiobooks—and we suspect many of you have—we’ve got a round-up for you right here.

Not enough? There are more audiobooks out in the world now than you could listen to in a lifetime but if you need some recommendations, here are ten original, incredible, un-turn-off-able audiobooks sure to make your summer absolutely unforgettable:

The Diabolic

By S. J. Kincaid | Read by Candace Thaxton


Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when a senator’s daughter is summoned to the galactic court as a hostage, but she’s really the galaxy’s most dangerous weapon in disguise.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Saenz | Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s multiple award-winning novel, this Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship. Plus, this audiobook is read by none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame!

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By Scott Westerfeld | Read by Alan Cumming


It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.


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The Program

By Suzanne Young | Read by Joy Osmanski


In this “gripping tale for lovers of dystopian romance” (Kirkus Reviews), true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

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By Ellen Hopkins | Read by Julia Whelan, Madeleine Maby, Rebekkah Ross, Kirby Heyborne, and Jacques Roy


Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this “sincere and moving” (Booklist) companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank.


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By Christina Lauren | Read by Elizabeth Louise and Cal Wembly


True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of Shatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read.”


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