Teen Titles

Book review magazine for teenagers

Cover issue of teentitles

Teen Titles is a collaboration by school librarians and the Publications Team within the City of Edinburgh Council. The magazine has been reviewing books for young adults since the 1990s. We produce 3 issues a year.

Publishers send us recently published or advance copies of books. We divide these among the team who write short blurbs and divide up the books to 2 or 3 other schools, ensuring that every City of Edinburgh Council secondary school has new titles. We invite students in these schools to read these books and tell us what they think. These reviews are then published, warts and all, ensuring that our young people’s voices are well and truly heard!

Readers can join in by sending in their own book reviews to our Readers Write section.

We aim to promote reading in a fun way that will appeal to young people.

For librarians, it is a great ordering tool for the newest young adult titles.

This presentation on Teen Titles has background info, tips on how to use the magazine to find something good to read and guidances on writing reviews.

Latest issue

Teen Titles Issue 79 came out in  November 2021 and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it all together!

Congratulations to Liberton High for reviewing the amazing cover book, tense psychological thriller, The Girls I’ve Been.

The magazine features a host of thoughtful and honest reviews of over 40 of the latest books for teenagers.

We also have three fantastic interviews. Elizabeth Wein chats to Balerno High about taking responsibility for your own actions, and her latest book, The Last Hawk which is a thrilling story of female pilots in Nazi Germany.

Lauren James talks to Gracemount High about her science background and its influence on her ecological fantasy novel, The Deep-Sea Duke, while American writer Kody Keplinger speaks to Queensferry High about her scary and gothic new graphic novel, Poison Ivy: Thorns.

We are also delighted to present to you the second in our new Top Teen Title column! We decided it was high time we picked out our favourite book of the all the titles we received for review and for this issue we have chosen Ross Sayers’, Daisy On The Outer Line.

The books reviewed in TT79 are available to borrow as ebooks and audiobooks.
View the full list and borrow these titles via Libby from Edinburgh Libraries.   

Back issues

Every issue has interviews with today's most popular writers, author photos and biographies.

Download Teen Titles back issues (PDFs)


Contact us to buy issues or take out an annual subscription. An annual subscription runs from April to April. There are three issues a year, usually in May, October and January.

We will send an invoice, so there is no need to pay in advance.

The rates are

  • £12 for one copy of each issue
  • £20 for two copies of each issue
  • £30 for five copies of each issue
  • £52 for ten copies of each issue.