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Girl forgotten  by April Henry

Girl forgotten

April Henry

"When seventeen-year-old Piper Gray starts a true crime podcast investigating a seventeen-year-old murder cold case, she puts her life in danger as she digs deep into the mysteries of the past."--Publisher.

The worst perfect moment  by Shivaun Plozza

The worst perfect moment

Shivaun Plozza

Deceased sixteen-year-old Tegan is appalled to discover that heaven is a replica of the motel where she spent the worst weekend of her life, and her only hope is for Zelda, the teen angel responsible for the supposed error, to explore Tegan's memories and...

Trailer Park Prince  by Andre L. Bradley

Trailer Park Prince

Andre L. Bradley

"A decade ago, a rift tore open the Kaydan sky, pulling twin princes, Noan and Jormon, plus thousands of their people, from their home world and dumping them in the American South. In the years since, they've grown used to the drones policing their every move...

Honeybites  by I. S. Belle


I. S. Belle

"Honey and Sadie have a plan: get back home and take senior year by storm. Out and proud girlfriends, secret vampires. They can rock this new undead life if they stick together. Right? But the past doesn't die easily. A revealing video from a true crime...

Maria Petranelli is prepared for anything (except this)  by Elisa Chenoweth

Maria Petranelli is prepared for anything (except this)

Elisa Chenoweth

"Maria Petranelli will do anything to get away from her overbearing Italian-Australian family. She's over their constant heckling about getting a boyfriend, their unspoken belief that she's not normal, and their loudly spoken belief that she's incapable of...

Children of anguish and anarchy  by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of anguish and anarchy

Tomi Adeyemi

"When Zélie seized the royal palace that fateful night, she thought her battles had come to an end. The monarchy had finally fallen. The maji had risen again. Zélie never expected to find herself locked in a cage and trapped on a foreign ship. Now warriors...

The song of wrath  by Sarah Raughley

The song of wrath

Sarah Raughley

Iris is on a mission to stop herself from becoming the Hiva, a cataclysmic power that can destroy the world.

Lover birds  by Leanne Egan

Lover birds

Leanne Egan

"When Isabel Williams moves to Liverpool, she criticises seemingly everything in Eloise Byrne's life her city, her accent, her trademark boldness so if, when she catches Isabel staring, Eloise feels her pulse race, it must be because they hate each other. It...

Moonstone  by Laura Purcell


Laura Purcell

"Don't misbehave. Beware the moon. And never go out after dark... Following a scandal at the Vauxhall pleasure gardens, Camille is sent to the woods to live with her reclusive godmother and her strange daughter, Lucy. Cast out from polite society, she must...

The summer love strategy  by Ray Stoeve

The summer love strategy

Ray Stoeve

"Hayley always has a crush. The problem is her crushes never like her back. After her latest unrequited love--a girl from her basketball team--gets a boyfriend, she decides she's done falling for girls who are unavailable. Her best friend, Talia, wants...

The atlas of us  by Kristin Dwyer

The atlas of us

Kristin Dwyer

"Atlas James has lost her way. In a last-ditch effort to pull her life together, she's working on a community service program rehabbing trails in the Western Sierras. The only plus is that the days are so exhausting that Atlas might just be tired enough to...

Just happy to be here  by Naomi Kanakia

Just happy to be here

Naomi Kanakia

Tara just wants to be treated like any other girl at Ainsley Academy. That is, judged on her merits--not on her transness. But there's no road map for being the first trans girl at an all-girls school. And when she tries to join the Sibyls, an old-fashioned...

Better must come  by Desmond Hall

Better must come

Desmond Hall

"Two teenagers, Deja a "barrel girl" and Gabriel a gang member desperate to get out, become inextricably involved in a complex web of tragedy and danger when Deja finds herself with $500,000 of drug money that Gabriel is tasked with collecting."--Publisher.

Reckless  by Lauren Roberts


Lauren Roberts

"After surviving the Purging Trials, Ordinary-born Paedyn Gray has killed the King, and kickstarted a Resistance throughout the land. Now she's running from the one person she had wanted to run to. Kai Azer is now Ilya's Enforcer, loyal to his brother Kitt,...

Charming young man  by Eliot Schrefer

Charming young man

Eliot Schrefer

"They say Léon Delafosse will be France's next great pianist. But despite his being the youngest student ever accepted into the prestigious Paris Conservatory, there's no way an impoverished musician can make his way in 1890s Paris without an outside patron....

The truth lies here  by Lindsey Klingele

The truth lies here

Lindsey Klingele

"Arriving for a summer in her Michigan hometown, aspiring journalist Penny learns that her father, a tabloid journalist, is missing and charred dead bodies are being found in the woods."--Publisher.

Mistress of All Evil. by Serena Valentino

Mistress of All Evil.

Serena Valentino

"The tale is told as if it's happening once upon a dream: the lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the maiden finds out that she is a princess-a princess who has been cursed by a...

Two sides to every murder  by Danielle Valentine

Two sides to every murder

Danielle Valentine

"Most people's births aren't immortalized in a police report. Olivia was born during the infamous Camp Lost Lake murders but, when she begins questioning the events surrounding her birth, she finds there's a lot more to that tragic night. Most people don't...

The break-up artists  by Adriana Mather

The break-up artists

Adriana Mather

"When it's your job to break-up bad relationships, there's only one rule. DON'T fall in love. Best friends August and Valentine have an unusual summer job. They are hired by parents to break up bad high school relationships. Valentine (the brains of the...

Harvest house  by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Harvest house

Cynthia Leitich Smith

"Deftly leading readers to the literary crossroads of contemporary realism and haunting mystery, Cynthia Leitich Smith revisits the world of her American Indian Youth Literature Award winner Hearts Unbroken. Halloween is near, and Hughie Wolfe is volunteering...

We don't have time for this  by Brianna Craft

We don't have time for this

Brianna Craft

"Co-president of her high school's environmental justice club, Isa Brown wants to make real change but her infuriating co-president, hustler Darius Freeman, wants to do things his own way, and as they constantly clash over everything, both their hearts and...

It waits in the forest  by Sarah Dass

It waits in the forest

Sarah Dass

"Unlike the other residents of the small Caribbean Island of St. Virgil, Selina DaSilva does not believe in magic. With a logical mind and a knack for botany, Selina used to dream of leaving the island to study Pharmacology-until a vicious, unsolved attack...

The dangers of being brave & true  by Jan Goldie

The dangers of being brave & true

Jan Goldie

"When an ancient protection spell is broken by a pretender queen, a hungry enemy begins to rise again. With the means to fight the monsters buried in legend, the people of Arvalonia have little defence, until the reluctant heir to the throne Brave, a...

Eleanor Jones can't keep a secret  by Amy Doak

Eleanor Jones can't keep a secret

Amy Doak

"Eleanor Jones is adjusting to her new normal: friends, school and volunteering at the local old age home. Just as things feel calm, a series of events once again rock Eleanor's world: Troy's ex-girlfriend is back in Cooinda, there's a spate of farmhouse...

Sleep like death  by Kalynn Bayron

Sleep like death

Kalynn Bayron

"Sixteen-year-old Eve, gifted with rare magical abilities, believes it her purpose to defeat an evil Knight, but not everything is as it seems and Eve's mother, the Queen, knows more about the knight than she is telling her daughter."--Publisher.

Cursed cruise  by Victoria Fulton

Cursed cruise

Victoria Fulton

"The Ghost Gang is invited to record onboard a haunted cruise ship."--Publisher.

The wonderful story of Henry Sugar  by Roald Dahl

The wonderful story of Henry Sugar

Roald Dahl

"What if you stumbled upon a boy who could talk to animals? Why is a hitchhiker both a saviour and a threat? How can a man see without using his eyes? Seven extraordinary tales of magic, mystery and suspense."--Publisher.

An element of magic  by J. M. Goldie

An element of magic

J. M. Goldie

Fans of magic, mages and mythical creatures will love this epic YA fantasy series. The first gripping read, Dangers of Being Brave & True has been said to transform reluctant readers into keen readers!An Element of Magic is the second book in The Broken Spell...

Honeybloods  by I. S. Belle


I. S. Belle

"Queen bee Honey Williams and burnout Sadie Greer haven't spoken since middle school, when a huge fight ended their lifelong friendship and sent the girls down wildly different paths. All of this changes when Honey turns up at 3am to ask Sadie to help her bury...

Seven million sunflowers  by Malcolm Duffy

Seven million sunflowers

Malcolm Duffy

"15-year-old Kateryno and her family live in Kharkiv. Their lives are shattered when on February 24th 2022 the Russian army invades. Their apartment block is struck by a missile. After weeks living in their basement, Kateryno, her mother, and brother, decide...

The girlfriend act  by Safa Ahmed

The girlfriend act

Safa Ahmed

"Aspiring actress Farah Sheikh is tired of being in the background. Ex-child star Zayan Amin needs a break from the spotlight. And after a disastrous audition where she's told she doesn't "fit the aesthetic" for her university's play, Farah meets The...

Twelfth knight  by Alexene Farol Follmuth

Twelfth knight

Alexene Farol Follmuth

"Viola Reyes is annoyed. Her painstakingly crafted tabletop game campaign was shot down, her best friend is suggesting she try being more "likable," and her school's star running back Jack Orsino is the most lackadaisical Student Body President she's ever...

Wild dreamers  by Margarita Engle

Wild dreamers

Margarita Engle

Told in alternating voices, determined to make a difference and heal from their troubled pasts, teens Ana and Leandro fight to protect California wildlife and the endangered puma.

Finally Fitz  by Marisa Kanter

Finally Fitz

Marisa Kanter

"Heartbroken after her breakup with her girlfriend Dani, bisexual Fitz hatches a plan with childhood friend Levi to fake an online romance to make their exes jealous, which leads to unexpected real feelings as they navigate the complexities of love,...

Icon and inferno  by Marie Lu

Icon and inferno

Marie Lu

"A year after surviving a mission in London, and unmistakable chemistry, Winter and Syndey team up again for a perilous assignment involving old flames, new jealousies, and yet another sinister plot."--Publisher.

The blood years  by Elana K. Arnold

The blood years

Elana K. Arnold

"Frederieke Teitler and her sister, Astra, live in a home, in a city, in a world divided. Their father left when Rieke was only six, leaving their mother a wreck and their grandfather as their only stable family. He's done his best to provide for them and...

Skin & other stories  by Roald Dahl

Skin & other stories

Roald Dahl

"This is a collection of 11 short stories to startle, surprise and satisfy from Roald Dahl - the master of the twist in the tale. How would you get rid of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? Where would you hide a diamond where no one else would think...

Everything we never said  by Sloan Harlow

Everything we never said

Sloan Harlow

"It's been months since Ella's best-friend, Hayley, died and everywhere she looks she sees reminders of her, including Sawyer, Hayley's boyfriend. Soon, the two grow closer, finding comfort in each other. Racked with guilt, Ella turns to Hayley's journal, but...

Bad graces  by Kyrie McCauley

Bad graces

Kyrie McCauley

Stealing her perfect sister's identity, self-destructive and desperate Liv Whitlock finds herself stranded with a pop star, two actresses, an Olympic gymnast and a social media influencer on an island where they must face something inhuman, using each other as...

Garden of the cursed  by Katy Rose Pool

Garden of the cursed

Katy Rose Pool

"Seventeen-year-old cursebreaker Marlow Briggs reluctantly pretends to be in love with a powerful noble to gain entry into an illustrious--and deadly--society that holds clues to her mother's disappearance."--Publisher.

A sea of wolves  by Sarah Street

A sea of wolves

Sarah Street

"A fifty-year-old treaty between pirates and the city of Bray lies in tatters, so Mersey sets out to free her city - and herself - from the clutches of the Heartless King. But when her reckless plan fails, she finds herself captured by the world's most...

The last boyfriends rules for revenge  by Matthew Hubbard

The last boyfriends rules for revenge

Matthew Hubbard

"A queer YA coming-of-age featuring three queer teenage boys in small town Alabama who set out to get revenge on their ex-boyfriends and end up fighting their school's anti-LGBTQ+ initiatives"--

Junkyard dogs  by Katherine Higgs-Coulthard

Junkyard dogs

Katherine Higgs-Coulthard

"Josh's father has gone missing without a trace, and Gran is ready to call social services. If Josh wants to keep himself and his little brother, Twig, out of the system, he'll have to take to the streets and track down his dad."--

The reappearance of Rachel Price  by Holly Jackson

The reappearance of Rachel Price

Holly Jackson

"18-year-old Bel has lived her whole life in the shadow of her mom's mysterious disappearance. Sixteen years ago, Rachel Price vanished and young Bel was the only witness. Rachel is gone, presumed dead. The case is dragged up from the past when the Price...

Of jade and dragons  by Amber Chen

Of jade and dragons

Amber Chen

"Aihui Ying's life is viciously torn apart when her father is killed by a masked assassin. Left with only his journal and a jade pendant snatched from his killer, she vows to take her revenge. Seeking answers, Ying infiltrates the prestigious Engineers Guild -...

Playing for keeps  by Jennifer Dugan

Playing for keeps

Jennifer Dugan

"A baseball pitcher and a student umpire fall for one another against league regulations and must keep it secret."--Publisher.

These bodies between us  by Sarah Van Name

These bodies between us

Sarah Van Name

"In their familiar North Carolina beach town, Callie and her friends, Talia and Cleo, are joined by the enigmatic Polly, who introduces the idea of learning how to make themselves invisible, a plan that initially seems impossible but eventually works, leading...

The immeasurable depth of you  by Maria Ingrande Mora

The immeasurable depth of you

Maria Ingrande Mora

Fifteen-year-old Brynn is obsessed with death, and her severe anxiety leaves her feeling isolated, but when her parents decide she is going to spend the summer on her father's houseboat, she meets--and starts crushing on--sultry and confident Skylar, who is...

Red  by Annie Cardi


Annie Cardi

When Tess's decision to get an abortion goes public, she is rejected and harassed by people in her community, but she soon finds solace in her music and uses her voice to end the cycle of abuse in her small town.

The notes  by Catherine Con Morse

The notes

Catherine Con Morse

"A reserved Chinese American teen at a Southern performing arts boarding school comes into her own under the tutelage of a glamorous new piano teacher while grappling with her first love, adolescent and academic pressures, and mysterious, personal notes"--

Wild about you  by Kaitlyn Hill

Wild about you

Kaitlyn Hill

"Natalie Hart has always been loud, unfiltered, and unapologetically herself. But then comes her freshman year of college, when she loses her merit scholarship and gains one pesky little anxiety diagnosis. Hesitant to take out more student loans, Natalie...

Off with their heads  by Zoe Hana Mikuta

Off with their heads

Zoe Hana Mikuta

"Witches and lovers Caro Rabbit and Iccadora Alice Sickle's twisted past comes to light as they are once again thrust into each other's lives and beckoned back to Wonderland, the dark, monster-filled forest where it all began."--Publisher.

Lucero  by Maya Motayne


Maya Motayne

"In this electrifying conclusion to the epic trilogy, the prince and the thief must band together one last time to stop the magical imbalance before Sombra regains his full strength once more--and to fulfill their prophecy before darkness reigns."--Publisher.

There is a door in this darkness  by Kristin Cashore

There is a door in this darkness

Kristin Cashore

With the help of bizarre messages that keep appearing in her life, teenage Wilhelmina tries to overcome grief and depression brought on by the national trauma of 2016-2020 and the loss of her beloved aunt.

Hope ablaze  by Sarah Mughal Rana

Hope ablaze

Sarah Mughal Rana

"Nida has always been known as Mamou Abdul-Hafeedh's niece--the poet who will fill her uncle's shoes after he was wrongfully incarcerated during the war on terror. But for Nida, her poetry letters are her heart and sharing so much of herself with a world that...

For the stolen fates  by Gwendolyn Clare

For the stolen fates

Gwendolyn Clare

"In this heart-pumping sci-fi sequel to In the City of Time, two people have to work together to prevent the cataclysm that will soon break the laws of physics and render Earth uninhabitable. Now in possession of the most dangerous book ever scribed, Willa and...

Pretty furious  by E. K. Johnston

Pretty furious

E. K. Johnston

"This story of a small town, fierce friendships, and revenge served cold is a perfect companion to Exit, Pursued by a Bear. In the small town of Eganston, Ontario, five good girls have had enough. They've experienced the best of what their community has to...

Prisoner B-3087  by Alan Gratz

Prisoner B-3087

Alan Gratz

Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.

Beautiful creatures  by Kami Garcia

Beautiful creatures

Kami Garcia

"In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets ... There is a girl. There is a curse. In the end, there is a grave. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be...

Attached at the hip  by Christine Riccio

Attached at the hip

Christine Riccio

Looking for a change, Orie Lennox unwittingly joins the cast of an experimental romantic reality show on a South Pacific island, where her high school crush is also a contestant, leading to a mix of surprising alliances and blossoming relationships.

Bad like us  by Gabriella Lepore

Bad like us

Gabriella Lepore

"Partying with popular classmates they barely know is not what Eva and her friends had in mind for their spring break. But things have been off ever since that thing they don't talk about happened with Miles, so a trip to a private beach lodge might be exactly...

Hearts that cut  by Kika Hatzopoulou

Hearts that cut

Kika Hatzopoulou

As their search continues for the god at the end of the golden thread, Io and Bianca travel to new lands, face powerful enemies, and uncover an appalling plot that traces back centuries.

Across the scorched sea  by Jennifer Hayashi Danns

Across the scorched sea

Jennifer Hayashi Danns

"Once the fire of rebellion has been lit, no amount of water can put it out... The prophecy has come to fruition and Mu has been destroyed. In Kaori's verdant Blackland, she faces the grumblings of rebellion and new motherhood. Unwillingly, many of Kairi's...

Where you see yourself  by Claire (Young adult author) Forrest

Where you see yourself

Claire (Young adult author) Forrest

"If Effie's being honest with herself, she knows just what she wants. She wants to enjoy all the firsts and lasts of senior year with her two best friends. She wants to go to college in NYC and major in mass media so she can make sure more disabled people like...

Heart of a samurai  by Margi Preus

Heart of a samurai

Margi Preus

"In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person...

Now, conjurers  by Freddie Koelsch

Now, conjurers

Freddie Koelsch

"November 1999, North Dana, Massachusetts. The body of Bastion Attia - high school quarterback, secret witch, and Nesbit Nunez's even-more-secret boyfriend - is discovered at the edge of Stepwood Cemetery. As Nesbit and his coven of queer misfits investigate...

Past present future  by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Past present future

Rachel Lynn Solomon

"Rowan and Neil, in a committed long-distance relationship while attending different colleges in Boston and New York City, face the challenges of navigating the first months of college life and personal struggles as they strive to make their relationship...

Northern soul  by Phil Earle

Northern soul

Phil Earle

"Marv's fourteen and his life is simple. There's football. And his best mate, Jimmy. Perfect. Nothing else matters until a new girl at school called Carly crashes into his life. For Marv, it's love at first sight, his emotions flipped upside down, as he knows...

When we become ours

When we become ours

"A groundbreaking and must-read young adult fiction anthology written by adoptees of all backgrounds, for adoptees, that inclusively represents diverse experiences of youth adoptees..."

The tramp to the Blue Range Hut  by Caz Bartholomew

The tramp to the Blue Range Hut

Caz Bartholomew

"Two friends hastily set off on an overnight tramp to make the most of a beautiful day. They are under-prepared and haven't checked the weather forecast prior to leaving. The reader chooses their decisions in this educational pick-a-path." --Publisher...

Liar's test  by Ambelin Kwaymullina

Liar's test

Ambelin Kwaymullina

"Seven will come. Two will die. Two will sleep. Two will serve. One will rule. I didn't want to rule the Risen. Wreak a little havoc upon them, though? That was something else entirely.Bell Silverleaf is a liar. It's how she's survived. It's how all...

House of light and ether  by Leia Stone

House of light and ether

Leia Stone

"Fallon Bane has never been a normal girl. From the moment she was born into the Hose of Ash and Shadow, to being cursed to feel pain whenever she was touched, to falling in love with a royal heir of the House of Light and Ether, nothing has seemed to go to...

Dancers of the dawn  by Zulekha Afzal

Dancers of the dawn

Zulekha Afzal

"Dancer... you should call me by my true name. I'm an executioner. Aasira can remember little of her life before the Temple, a school for dancers deep in the desert. Selected for her ability to harness magic through dance, she is one of the Temple's elite...

The love interest  by Helen Comerford

The love interest

Helen Comerford

"When a superhero emerges in her hometown to fulfill a prophecy, seventeen-year-old Jenna Ray uses her newfound and unwanted status as his love interest to find her missing mom, and along the way discovers her town is in danger."--Publisher.

Frappés for three  by Vidhya Sathyamoorthy

Frappés for three

Vidhya Sathyamoorthy

"Maya Joseph is a Penang girl who dreams of becoming a writer despite her father's objections. Chong Mei Li is a stylish fashionista who wants to make her mark in the fashion world, although her parents want her to preserve their legacy by taking over the...

City girls  by Loretta Lopez

City girls

Loretta Lopez

"As Elisa, Lucia, and Alice grapple with internal struggles and hidden challenges while navigating middle school in New York City, they find unexpected friendship and support when they let go of their preconceived notions of each other."--Publisher.

Find him where you left him dead  by Kristen Simmons

Find him where you left him dead

Kristen Simmons

"Four years ago, five kids started a game. Not all of them survived. Now, at the end of their senior year of high school, the survivors--Owen, Madeline, Emerson, and Dax--have reunited for one strange and terrible reason: they've been summoned by the ghost of...

The undying of Obedience Wellrest  by Nicholas Bowling

The undying of Obedience Wellrest

Nicholas Bowling

"To the horror of young gravedigger, Ned, bodysnatchers have been visiting his churchyard in the dead of night. Until now, he'd been daydreaming about another visitor - daughter of the manor, Obedience Wellrest. But sixteen-year-old Obedience has troubles of...

An emerald sky  by Aneesa Marufu

An emerald sky

Aneesa Marufu

"After the battle of Al-Shaam where the invading jinn army was defeated, Khadija, Jacob and their friends are heroes. Then, Khadija receives a letter: her sister, Talia, has been kidnapped and stolen into the magical realm of Al-Ghaib. Accompanied by Darian,...

The masked city  by Genevieve Cogman

The masked city

Genevieve Cogman

"Irene is working undercover in an alternative Victorian London. For this librarian spy, it's business as usual - until her assistant Kai is abducted. Kai's hidden dragon heritage means he has powerful enemies, and this act of aggression could trigger a war...

The bones of ruin  by Sarah Raughley

The bones of ruin

Sarah Raughley

"As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly an unusual sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even "strange" doesn't...

Beyond the Isle of the Lost  by Melissa De la Cruz

Beyond the Isle of the Lost

Melissa De la Cruz

"For Red, growing up in Wonderland has been no piece of cake (literally -- dessert is outlawed, along with birthdays, dancing and merriment of any kind). Her mum, the Queen of Hearts, rules the kingdom with an iron sceptre, while Red longs for a life of her...

The only light left burning  by Erik J. Brown

The only light left burning

Erik J. Brown

"Against the backdrop of a ravaged world, Andrew and Jamie have settled in a new community, more in love than ever. Finally they've reached safety and have each taken on roles and responsibilities in this new life. But it's soon clear they want different...

Daniel, deconstructed  by James Ramos

Daniel, deconstructed

James Ramos

"Photographer and film buff Daniel Sanchez learned a long time ago that the only way to get by in an allistic world is to mask his autism and follow the script. Which means he knows that boisterous, buff, and beautiful soccer superstars like his best friend,...

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