teen books by christian authors

Teen books by Christian Authors

Are you looking for new teen books by Christian authors? I’m constantly searching for clean contemporary, science fiction, romance, historical, and Christian fantasy books for teens and tweens—not only for my own kids but also for yours!

Hey, I’m Sara, and I love to share clean reading suggestions for teens and adults. As I discover new books, I’ll pass those on to you! Sign up now!

I aim to create an ongoing list of fiction titles published within the last several years. So far, my search has yielded some fantastic results!

I’ve read many of the books on this list, but some were suggested by trusted friends and even other Christian authors. Not all of these books contain a religious message. Some were written by a Christian author for a wider audience and read more like a clean, secular book. (Clean, meaning little to no language and no sex or sexual situations.)

Keep scrolling to see my suggestions for new young adult books by Christian authors, and check back often because I’ll be adding more. If you need more suggestions, take a look at the list my friend and I compiled in our blog post called Clean Books for Teens, Tweens, or Anyone (mostly secular authors). Happy reading!

***Readers, please suggest your favorite young adult Christian authors in the comments

***Authors, please feel free to mention your Christian YA book in the comments or contact me about a newsletter swap!

My suggestions for Teen Books by Christian Authors:

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this dreamer by sara watterson, a teen book by a christian author

This Dreamer by Sara Watterson

“Can she summon the will to do what is necessary, or will she risk all to save a human?”

My favorite color is your something blue, Christian author

My Favorite Color is Your Something Blue by Eva Austin

“Sometimes love is messy.”

Revenge of the Nerd Goddess a clean contemporary book

Revenge of the Nerd Goddess by Janette Rallison

“Who says the smart girl can’t get the quarterback?”

recruit of talionis

The Recruit of Talionis by C.J. Milacci

“Forget where you came from. Forget the life you knew. You are now recruits of Talionis!”

Secrets in the Mist by Morgan L. Busse

“What’s lurking in the Mist is the least of their worries…”

To Break a Silence by Lydia Mae

“A siren’s song holds power over skies and men.”

The Whisperer’s Wish by Janilise Lloyd

“For sixteen years, Laurelin Moore has been keeping a secret. She is a whisperer…”

enhanced candace kade

Enhanced by Candace Kade

“Lee Urban is living a lie.”

to rival a reflection

To Rival a Reflection by Selina De Luca

“What if Snow White wanted to be the fairest of them all?”

Cloaked by Rachel Kovaciny

Cloaked by Rachel Kovaciny

“Little Red Riding Hood… re-imagined.”

To Bind Fire by D.E. Carlson

To Bind Fire by D.E. Carlson

A powerful imposter. A land torn by war. Their only hope-a child born in innocence.”

a sould as cold as frost, clean teen book series

A Soul as Cold as Frost by Jennifer Kropf

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fright…”

A Forest of Stolen Memories by Callie Thomas

A Forest of Stolen Memories by Callie Thomas

“I didn’t care that he was a prince—they would not force me to marry a stranger.”

unbetrothed, clean fantasy for teens

Unbetrothed by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

“Around Agatha Sea, princesses are poised, magically gifted, and betrothed.”

Magnify by Stefanie Lozinski

Magnify by Stefanie Lozinski

“The dragons have fled the skies. A noble House is clinging to life. The God of gods is rising.”

Mortal Queens by Victoria McCombs
“They vanish without a trace, disappear into the night . . .”

Vivid by Ashley Bustamante
“Danger lurks behind every color.”

The Wonderland Trials by Sara Ella
“Solve the clues. Face your fears. Survive the Trials.”

Wishtress by Nadine Brandes
Her tears grant wishes. Her next tear will end her life.

Halos by Amber Lambda

Halos by Amber Lambda

“Daydreamer Faye Wallace believes her recurring dreams of flying ships have a purpose beyond fantasy.”

the uncertainty of fire

The Uncertainty of Fire by Stephanie Daniels

“What price will she pay for following her heart?”

The Chase by Bradley Caffee

The Chase by Bradley Caffee

“Win the Chase. Be the hero. Or die trying.”

Peak Dragon Uprising by Sarah Everest

Peak Dragon Uprising by Sarah Everest

“In the peaks of an island, now part of the densely populated city of Hong Kong, an ancient beast awakens.”

Cathey's Creek Road by Hannah Hood Lucero

Cathey’s Creek Road by Hannah Hood Lucero

“A tenacious girl. A sulky boy. Bluegrass and dubstep find a brand new beat.”

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

“A magical retelling of the Gunpowder Plot that will sweep you back in time to a divided England where plagues turn victims to stone.”

Feelin' the Chemistry by Melissa Knight

Feelin’ the Chemistry by Melissa Knight

“There’s a chemistry to great relationships, but will Casey ever figure it out?”

Meant to Bee by Storm Shultz

Meant to Bee by Storm Shultz

“Can accidentally becoming a beekeeper lead to love?”

*More suggestions coming soon!

Children’s Books by Christian Authors

I mostly look for clean YA reads, but I’ve connected with a few great authors who write middle-grade and children’s books as well!

Bedtime for Spider by Alyssa Casanova

“There are soooo many steps to bedtime! Will spider ever get through them all?”

Vang de Dinosaurus: To Catch a Dinosaur! by Sasha Davis

Vang de Dinosaurus: To Catch a Dinosaur! by Sasha Davis

“How do you catch a dinosaur before bed time?”

Dessi and Ky Go Poof by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

Dessi and Ky Go Poof by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

“On a blustery and wet May day in Chicago, Dessi and Ky get transported to a tropical island where wicked pirates have turned the islanders into birds.”

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Sara Watterson

3 thoughts on “Teen books by Christian Authors

  1. Ivanovaili

    Thank you so much for sharing this list! I’ll bookmark this page and will follow you on social media. Me too! I’d like to suggest my sci-fi miltary saga Blue Cluster Legends. I’m about to launch volume 4 in a few days. Yes, there’s a very intense romance within the story but absolute NO SPICE or explicit scenes… in fact… I haven’t written anything of the sort yet since I dread my mom reading it. Besides, I don’t feel comfortable knowing Jesus is watching, LOL.

    BTW, Blue Cluster Legends are big macho giant robots fighting alien kaiju. The only sad part is that is not translated to English yet. 🙁

  2. Daniel Sayre

    Hi Sara, thanks for making this list!
    I’d like to shamelessly suggest my YA superhero/ coming of age book, Becoming Glitch.
    It’s not an overtly Christian Fiction book, but it’s clean (feel free to sort through the Amazon reviews to verify that), YA (and New Adult) friendly, and the values are there if you look for them.
    For what it’s worth, the ebook may also be $0.99 Monday Oct 23, 2023


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