You’re a discerning reader. Do you look for out-of-the-way, original novels? That’s great; so do we. But just because a book makes it onto a best-seller list doesn’t mean it’s pedestrian. If you’re wanting to delve into some hypnotic, fast-paced stories, check out our list of teen novels that are excellent—they just happen to be really popular, too. All of the books featured on this week’s list are the opening books of series, so you can start off where the story begins.