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Imperial traitor  by Mark Robson

Imperial traitor

Mark Robson

Book

When Emperor Surabar is assassinated, Shalidar makes plans to put Lord Tremarle on the throne, in return for being appointed his heir. The remaining lords have other plans, however, and the city descends into anarchy. Femke and Reynik go into hiding with...

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In the woods  by Carrie Jones

In the woods

Carrie Jones

Book

It should have been just another quiet night on the farm when Logan witnessed the attack, but it wasn’t. Something is in the woods. Something unexplainable. Something deadly. Hundreds of miles away, Chrystal’s plans for summer in Manhattan are abruptly...

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An impossible distance to fall  by Miriam McNamara

An impossible distance to fall

Miriam McNamara

Book

1930. Birdie William's life has crashed along with the stock market. Her father's bank has failed, and he's disappeared along with his Jenny biplane. When she sees a leaflet for a barnstorming circus with a picture of Dad's plane on it, she goes to C...

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The undoing of Thistle Tate  by Katelyn Detweiler

The undoing of Thistle Tate

Katelyn Detweiler

Book

Thistle Tate, bestselling author of the wildly successful Lemonade Skies series, is only seventeen. She has diehard fans across the globe, and has finally started to date her best friend and next-door-neighbor, Liam, the only one who knows her deep d...

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My secret lies with you  by Faye Bird

My secret lies with you

Faye Bird

Book

Three close friends... Two unforgettable summers... One girl’s deepest secret... Alys appeared last summer, and then she vanished without a trace. Ifan fell in love with her. Hannah hated her. And Marko regrets what they did. This summer Cait is new in...

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House of salt and sorrows  by Erin A. Craig

House of salt and sorrows

Erin A. Craig

Book

Get swept away in Erin A. Craig's mesmerizing House of Salt and Sorrows. As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with... In...

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The traitor's kingdom  by Erin Beaty

The traitor's kingdom

Erin Beaty

Book

Once a spy and counselor to the throne, Sage Fowler secured victory for her kingdom at a terrible cost. Now an ambassador representing Demora, Sage faces her greatest challenge: avoiding a war with a rival kingdom. After an assassination attempt destroys...

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Imperial assassin  by Mark Robson

Imperial assassin

Mark Robson

Book

Declared outlaws by the Emperor, the Guild of Assassins strikes back hard. The Emperor must act fast. He needs someone to infiltrate the Guild. All attempts to locate the assassins' headquarters have failed and Femke is already known to the assassins....

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Moon reign  by M. Wednesday

Moon reign

M. Wednesday

Book

For hundreds of years, unicorns, their magic, and their origins have been condemned to legend throughout the galaxy. Until, an enigma reveals itself under a grievous spring moon. Nineteen-year-old Drystan and his dragon, Soren, witness what is said to...

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Mind of mine  by C. F. E. Black

Mind of mine

C. F. E. Black

Book

Raised to put science over self, V must link her brain with fifteen other people, making her one of the world's smartest humans. With this privilege comes a life dedicated to continual research inside a secluded facility, a life devoid of freedom. But...

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Immunity  by Erin Bowman

Immunity

Erin Bowman

Book

Thea, Coen, and Nova have escaped from Achlys, only to find themselves imprisoned on a ship they thought was their ticket to safety. Now the nightmare they thought they’d left behind is about to be unleashed as an act of political warfare, putting the...

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Destroy all monsters  by Sam J. Miller

Destroy all monsters

Sam J. Miller

Book

When they were twelve, Ash fell from Solomon's tree house. She's lost all memory of the events leading up to the fall but since then Solomon has retreated further and further into a world that he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates...

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Perfectly preventable deaths  by Deirdre Sullivan

Perfectly preventable deaths

Deirdre Sullivan

Book

Fifteen-year-old twins Madeline and Catlin move to a new life in Ballyfran, a strange isolated Irish town, a place where the earth is littered with small corpses and unspoken truths. A place where, for the last sixty years, teenage girls have gone missing...

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Fake it till you break it  by Jenn P. Nguyen

Fake it till you break it

Jenn P. Nguyen

Book

Although their mothers think they are perfect for each other, Mia and Jake want to date other people and come up with a plan to pretend to date and break up so they can finally be free of parental expectations.

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The beholder  by Anna Bright

The beholder

Anna Bright

Book

After a public humiliation, Selah sets sail across the Atlantic in order to find a life partner among the European royal houses who can help secure the future of her Potomac people, a journey that sees her interacting with figures from legend and myt...

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Wilder girls  by Rory Power

Wilder girls

Rory Power

Book

It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their...

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You must not miss  by Katrina Leno

You must not miss

Katrina Leno

Book

When seventeen-year-old Magpie Lewis discovers a magical world in her backyard, she uses it and its powers to enact her revenge on all those who have wronged her.

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Queen of ruin  by Tracy E. Banghart

Queen of ruin

Tracy E. Banghart

Book

Nomi and Malachi find themselves powerless and headed towards their all-but-certain deaths. Now that Asa sits on the throne, he will stop at nothing to make sure Malachi never sets foot in the palace again. Nomi's sister, Serina, is far away on the p...

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The boy & girl who broke the world  by Amy Lynn Reed

The boy & girl who broke the world

Amy Lynn Reed

Book

In the near future, seniors Lydia and Billy form an unlikely friendship when their high schools are merged, bonding over their Washington town's weird history and their unusual families.

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The girl the sea gave back  by Adrienne Young

The girl the sea gave back

Adrienne Young

Book

Tova lives amongst the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue, but when two neighboring clans bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collap...

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Maybe this time  by Kasie West

Maybe this time

Kasie West

Book

Sophie Evans works for the local florist and party planner in her small southern town, so she attends all of the big "events," all the time sketching and dreaming of applying to design school; but this year there is a fly-in-the-ointment of her life-...

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Spin the dawn  by Elizabeth Lim

Spin the dawn

Elizabeth Lim

Book

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She...

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These divided shores  by Sara Raasch

These divided shores

Sara Raasch

Book

Held captive with the king's son in an endlessly shifting prison, Lu contemplates the violence of her military past to prevent the takeover of her island home, while a tormented Vex throws himself into the rebellion against Argrid forces.

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To the nines  by Meg Cabot

To the nines

Meg Cabot

Book

Life continues to be full of challenges for Princess Mia of Genovia. Her boyriend Michael has dumped her, she has to address two thousand of America's most powerful businesswomen and someone is posting horrible things about her on thatemiathermoplis....

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Five glass slippers

Five glass slippers

Book

What happens when Cinderella is so painfully shy that she cannot bear the idea of attending the royal ball? Or when the slipper fits . . . but on the wrong girl? What happens when Cinderella is determined to oust an impostor prince from her rightful throne?...

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Override  by Heather Anastasiu

Override

Heather Anastasiu

Book

Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe....

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The iron daughter  by Julie Kagawa

The iron daughter

Julie Kagawa

Book

Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan is deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, becomes a prisoner of the Winter faery queen, and loses her own fey powers. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes...

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Kiss  by Jacqueline Wilson

Kiss

Jacqueline Wilson

Book

Sylvie and Carl have been friends since they were tiny children. They've always played together, eaten with each other's families, called each other boyfriend and girlfriend and deep down, Sylvie has always believed that they'd end up married to each...

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Before I die  by Jenny Downham

Before I die

Jenny Downham

Book

A terminally ill teenaged girl makes and carries out a list of things to do before she dies.

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Forever in blue  by Ann Brashares

Forever in blue

Ann Brashares

Book

Join the four best friends as they finish their first year of college and dive into a summer of excitement. Bridget journeys to Turkey on an archaeological dig. Carmen plunges into the hectic, creative world of summer theater in Vermont. Lena discovers...

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克雷的橋  by Markus Zusak

克雷的橋

Markus Zusak

Book

The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father's disappearance. At the...

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Under a dancing star  by Laura Wood

Under a dancing star

Laura Wood

Book

In grey, 1930s England, Bea has grown up kicking against the conventions of the time, all the while knowing that she will one day have to marry someone her parents choose - someone rich enough to keep the family estate alive. But she longs for so much...

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Of ice and shadows  by Audrey Coulthurst

Of ice and shadows

Audrey Coulthurst

Book

Princesses Denna and Mare are in love and together at last--only to face a new set of dangers. Mare just wants to settle down with the girl she loves, which would be easier if Denna weren't gifted with forbidden and volatile fire magic. Denna must learn...

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Bloody Seoul  by Sonia Patel

Bloody Seoul

Sonia Patel

Book

Supremely loyal, sixteen-year-old Rocky expects to take over his father's notorious gang, Three Star Pa, one day but after catching his father in a lie, discovers they are not as alike as he believed.

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The liars  by Jennifer Mathieu

The liars

Jennifer Mathieu

Book

From the author of Moxie comes a stunning novel told in three voices about the lies families tell to survive. Every year, summer begins when the Callahans arrive on Mariposa Island. That’s when Elena Finney gets to escape her unstable, controlling mother...

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Shatter city  by Scott Westerfeld

Shatter city

Scott Westerfeld

Book

When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi's double, and now she's taken on the role . . . without anyone else knowing. Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her. But with the world watching and...

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Where I end & you begin  by Preston Norton

Where I end & you begin

Preston Norton

Book

As punishment for breaking into their high school to watch the solar eclipse, Ezra, his crush Imogen, Ezra's best friend Holden, and Imogen's best friend Wynonna must perform in the school's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, but before the f...

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Better than the best plan  by Lauren Morrill

Better than the best plan

Lauren Morrill

Book

Seventeen-year-old Ritzy's carefully made summer plans are ruined when she is sent to a foster home with a cute boy next door, but when her old life catches up with her, plans and hopes collide.

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Scream Site  by Justina Ireland

Scream Site

Justina Ireland

Book

Future investigative reporter Sabrina, fourteen, researches a popular website where people post horror videos, hoping to prove they are not as real as they seem until her sister, a big fan of the site, disappears.

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Lunar court  by Aileen Erin

Lunar court

Aileen Erin

Book

Fun. Funny. Lighthearted and sweet. Chris always manages to find beauty and laughter, even when fighting a chapel full of demons. He's exactly what she needs. Except he's a werewolf and she's a member of the Lunar Court - the only fey court that holds...

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I like him, he likes her  by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

I like him, he likes her

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Book

Find a Penny pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck… except, of course, if that Penny is charming and pretty and funny, and the person picking her up just happens to be your boyfriend. Alice McKinley’s freshman year is not as "lucky" as she...

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86 : 2, Run through the battlefront (start)  by Asato Asato

86 : 2, Run through the battlefront (start)

Asato Asato

Book

A collective sigh of relief is exhaled as Lena, Shin, and the others enjoy a hard-won peace. But no true member of the Spearhead squadron can avoid battle forever, and these few survivors welcome it. They willingly walk back through the gates of hell,...

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The last hope  by Krista Ritchie

The last hope

Krista Ritchie

Book

Franny, Court, and Mykal escape prison with the help of a mysterious stranger and join him on a mission that will determine the fate of humanity.

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Loki  by Mackenzi Lee

Loki

Mackenzi Lee

Book

After the banishment of his only friend, the sorceress Amora, to Earth, a young Loki travels to nineteenth-century London to investigate a string of murders but finds much more than he expects.

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Carmilla  by Kim Turrisi

Carmilla

Kim Turrisi

Book

An adaptation of Shaftesbury's award-winning, groundbreaking queer vampire web series CARMILLA. Newly escaped from the stifling boredom of growing up in a small town with an overprotective father, college freshman Laura is more than ready for her first...

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Wanderlost  by Jen Malone

Wanderlost

Jen Malone

Book

Aubree can't think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she's ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth's summer job, leading a group of...

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The Unlisted. book one  by Justine Flynn

The Unlisted. book one

Justine Flynn

Book

There's nothing Dru Sharma fears more than the dentist. So when his school runs a compulsory dental check, he convinces his identical twin, Kal, to take his spot. What Dru and Kal don't realise is the check-up has been initiated by a mysterious organ...

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Goblin Slayer side story. volume 2 / Year one, by Kumo Kagyū

Goblin Slayer side story. volume 2 / Year one,

Kumo Kagyū

Book

After killing a group of goblins, the young man just starting to make a name for himself as Goblin Slayer finds a ring that emits a strange glow. In order to make sense of this item, he's introduced to an eccentric Arch-Mage, who then employs him in her...

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Happily ever afters  by Melanie Cellier

Happily ever afters

Melanie Cellier

Book

Sometimes a fairy tale ending is only the beginning. Sarah and Evelyn have already risked everything to help Ava win a crown. But they soon learn that a coronation is a beginning, not an ending. Not everyone in Rangmere is happy to see the young queen...

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Re:ZERO starting life in another world ex. Volume 3, The love ballad of the Sword Devil  by Tappei Nagatsuki

Re:ZERO starting life in another world ex. Volume 3, The love ballad of the Sword Devil

Tappei Nagatsuki

Book

Long ago, in the kingdom of Lugunica, there was a great war between the royal military forces and the demi-humans. A hero was born on that battlefield--the Sword Demon, Wilhelm Trias. This is the story of that legendary swordsman--and the woman he lo...

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Water thief  by Julia Golding

Water thief

Julia Golding

Book

The world is spinning into environmental disaster and the Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures has shaken off years of inaction and swung into action to defend it. George has just been put in charge of his first mission and sent to the is...

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I'm not dying with you tonight  by Gilly Segal

I'm not dying with you tonight

Gilly Segal

Book

Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school. When both girls attend the Friday-night ...

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Activate  by I. I. Davidson

Activate

I. I. Davidson

Book

Despite coming from different ends of the world, John, Slack, Akane, and Salome, age 12, have plenty in common. They love computers, coding, hacking, gaming -- it literally flows through their veins. One more thing: they are all technically dead. The...

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Here there are monsters  by Amelinda Bérubé

Here there are monsters

Amelinda Bérubé

Book

Skye believes that moving across the country will be the perfect chance to start over. In their isolated new neighborhood Skye manages to fit in, but her younger sister Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on the swampy woods behind their...

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And then I turned into a mermaid  by Laura Kirkpatrick

And then I turned into a mermaid

Laura Kirkpatrick

Book

Molly Seabrook's dull seaside life is turned upside down when she turns 13 and is let in on the family secret: she's PART-MERMAID! While this does explain why her bonkers Mum is always skinny-dipping, Molly isn't exactly thrilled. She already has to dress...

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Tinfoil crowns  by Erin Jones

Tinfoil crowns

Erin Jones

Book

Internet video star Fit wants to be famous -- at any cost. She shares her life with her fans through countless videos, always sporting some elaborate tinfoil accessory, and they love her for it. Fit wants to get out of her small casino town and the a...

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Everything grows  by Aimee Herman

Everything grows

Aimee Herman

Book

1990s. When Eleanor Fromme hears that her bully, James, has taken his own life, she copes by chopping off all of her hair. When an English teacher suggests students write a letter to a person who would never read it to get their feelings out, Eleanor...

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Stepsister  by Jennifer Donnelly

Stepsister

Jennifer Donnelly

Book

Stepsister takes up where Cinderella's tale ends. We meet Isabelle, the younger of Cinderella's two stepsisters. Ella is considered beautiful; stepsister Isabelle is not. Isabelle is fearless, brave, and strong-willed. She fences better than any boy,...

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The Dead Girls Detective Agency  by Suzy Cox

The Dead Girls Detective Agency

Suzy Cox

Book

"When Charlotte is pushed in front of the F train, she wakes up as the newest member of the Dead Girls Detective Agency and learns that she must solve her own murder before she can pass to the Other Side"--Provided by publisher.

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Evil star  by Anthony Horowitz

Evil star

Anthony Horowitz

Book

"After his experiences at Raven's Gate, fourteen-year-old Matt Freeman thinks his days of battling evil are over. But soon he is pulled into another horrifying adventure when he discovers a second gate exists. Matt and his friend Richard travel to Peru...

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Imperial spy  by Mark Robson

Imperial spy

Mark Robson

Book

Femke, a gifted and resourceful young spy, is entrusted with a vital foreign mission by the Emperor. Her adversary, Shalidar, frames Femke with responsibility for two murders while she is visiting their neighbouring court.

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Love lessons  by Jacqueline Wilson

Love lessons

Jacqueline Wilson

Book

Fifteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their controlling, super-strict father all their lives. They know they are different to 'normal' girls but their attempts to find out what being an ordinary teenager as like are...

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The beet fields  by Gary Paulsen

The beet fields

Gary Paulsen

Book

The author recalls his experiences as a migrant laborer and carnival worker after he ran away from home at age sixteen.

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Thursday's child  by Sonya Hartnett

Thursday's child

Sonya Hartnett

Book

Through the long years of the Great Depression, Harper Flute watches with a child's clear eyes her family's struggle to survive in a hot and impoverished landscape. As life on the surface grows harsher, her brother Tin escapes ever deeper into a subt...

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Raven's gate  by Anthony Horowitz

Raven's gate

Anthony Horowitz

Book

Matt has always known he has unusual powers. Raised in foster care, he is sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, only to find himself in the midst of sinister goings-on. Matt investigates and uncovers a terrible secret - eight guardians are...

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Teeth in the mist  by Dawn Kurtagich

Teeth in the mist

Dawn Kurtagich

Book

Inspired by the legend of Faust and told in alternating timelines, sixteen-year-old Roan arrives at Mill House as a ward and discovers she is connected to an ancient evil secret, while, centuries later, seventeen-year-old Zoey explores the dwelling's...

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Please send help...  by Gaby Dunn

Please send help...

Gaby Dunn

Book

Long distance best friends Ava and Gen have finally made it to the same time zone (although they're still over a thousand miles apart). Through their hilarious, sometimes emotional, but always relatable conversations, Ava and Gen are each other's sup...

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Let me fix that for you  by Janice Erlbaum

Let me fix that for you

Janice Erlbaum

Book

Twelve-year-old Glad is a problem-solver at home and school, but knowing everyone's secrets means she has few friends and trying her best may not bring her mother home.

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Just my luck  by Jennifer Honeybourn

Just my luck

Jennifer Honeybourn

Book

While working as a housekeeper at the ritzy Grand Palms hotel in Maui, Marty made it a habit to steal small items from the guests. What better way to stick it to the rich snobs they have to clean up after? But now she's having terrible luck, and to turn...

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Bright star  by Erin Swan

Bright star

Erin Swan

Book

Paerolia has been at peace for two centuries, and all is well in the land - or so it seems. Beneath the surface, a tyrant is rising to power. A traumatic experience in Andra's childhood has left her mute and subdued, a servant in the Chief Judge's manor....

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As many nows as I can get  by Shana Youngdahl

As many nows as I can get

Shana Youngdahl

Book

In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions. Scarlett and David have known each other all their lives in...

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神澜奇域  by 唐家三少

神澜奇域

唐家三少

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神澜奇域  by 唐家三少

神澜奇域

唐家三少

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神澜奇域  by 唐家三少

神澜奇域

唐家三少

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Symptoms of a heartbreak  by Sona Charaipotra

Symptoms of a heartbreak

Sona Charaipotra

Book

Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She's always had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl Genius -- but she's never had to ...

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The supervillain and me  by Danielle Banas

The supervillain and me

Danielle Banas

Book

Abby Hamilton's older brother moonlights as a superhero, but she has no interest in following in his footsteps--until a "supervillain" called Iron Phantom saves her life and warns her that not everyone in the "hero" world is who they seem to be. Now,...

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The shortest distance between love & hate  by Sandy (Librarian) Hall

The shortest distance between love & hate

Sandy (Librarian) Hall

Book

Paisley meets Carter at a party the first week of college. They really hit it off-- until she discovers they have a connection. Carter used to bully her best friend, Henry, in middle school and he lied to her about who he was. Love story over! Now sh...

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The last word  by Samantha Hastings

The last word

Samantha Hastings

Book

1861. Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing the story. Determined to learn how it ends, Lucinda reluctantly enlists the help of her father’s young business partner, Mr. ...

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Beautiful chaos  by Kami Garcia

Beautiful chaos

Kami Garcia

Book

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, "strange" and "impossible "have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-br...

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Beautiful creatures  by Kami Garcia

Beautiful creatures

Kami Garcia

Book

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed...

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Little women  by Louisa May Alcott

Little women

Louisa May Alcott

Book

"Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in 19th century New England."--Provided by publisher.

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Wild and crooked  by Leah Thomas

Wild and crooked

Leah Thomas

Book

In Samsboro, Kentucky, Kalyn Spence's name is inseparable from the brutal murder her father committed when he was a teenager. Kalyn must attend school under a pseudonym or face the lingering anger of Samsboro's citizens, who refuse to forget the crime....

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Sword and pen  by Rachel Caine

Sword and pen

Rachel Caine

Book

The corrupt leadership of the Great Library has fallen. But with the Archivist plotting his return to power, and the Library under siege from outside empires and kingdoms, its future is uncertain. Jess Brightwell and his friends must come together as...

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The princess diaries  by Meg Cabot

The princess diaries

Meg Cabot

Book

Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

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Maresi red mantle  by Maria Turtschaninoff

Maresi red mantle

Maria Turtschaninoff

Book

For Maresi, like so many other girls, the Red Abbey was a haven of safety in a world ruled by brutal men. But now she is a young woman and it is time for her to leave. She must take all that she has learned from her sisters and return to her childhood...

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Descendants 3  by Carin Davis

Descendants 3

Carin Davis

Book

Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep, but when Hades, the former god of the underworld, almost breaches the barrier when they go back to Auradon, Mal fears...

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Before I disappear  by Danielle Stinson

Before I disappear

Danielle Stinson

Book

Rose Montgomery parks her family's trailer in Fort Glory, Oregon to carve out a new life for herself and her little brother, Charlie. They need a fresh start for their family, and she thinks she's finally found it in a town where nobody knows them. Then...

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The pavee and the buffer girl  by Siobhan Dowd

The pavee and the buffer girl

Siobhan Dowd

Book

A stunning new paperback edition of Dowd's moving story of prejudice and the traveller community, featuring powerful black and white illustrations from Kate Greenaway longlisted Emma Shoard. When Jim's family halt at Dundray, the town is an unfriendy...

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Whiteout  by Gabriel Dylan

Whiteout

Gabriel Dylan

Book

‘She sat us all down and told us a story. About things that lived in the woods. Things that only came out at night.’ For Charlie, a school ski trip is the perfect escape from his unhappy home life. Until a storm blows in and the resort town is cut off...

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Postcards for a songbird  by Rebekah Crane

Postcards for a songbird

Rebekah Crane

Book

Everyone eventually leaves Wren Plumley. First it was her mother, then her best friend, and then her sister. Now living with only her cop father and her upended dreams, Wren feels stranded, like a songbird falling in a storm. When Wilder, a sickly ho...

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In the shadow of heroes  by Nicholas Bowling

In the shadow of heroes

Nicholas Bowling

Book

Fourteen-year-old Cadmus has been scholar Tullus’s slave since he was a baby–his master is the only family he knows. But when Tullus disappears and a taciturn slave called Tog – formerly a British princess – arrives with a secret message, Cadmus’s life...

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The arrival of someday  by Jen Malone

The arrival of someday

Jen Malone

Book

Hard-charging and irrepressible, eighteen-year-old Amelia Linehan could see a roller derby opponent a mile away-and that's while crouched down, bent over skates, and zooming around a track at the speed of light. What she couldn't see coming, however,...

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The rise of Kyoshi  by F. C. Yee

The rise of Kyoshi

F. C. Yee

Book

The longest-living Avatar in this beloved world’s history, Kyoshi established the brave and respected Kyoshi Warriors, but also founded the secretive Dai Li, which led to the corruption, decline, and fall of her own nation. The first of two novels based...

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Rage  by Cora Carmack

Rage

Cora Carmack

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Princess or adventurer. Duty or freedom. Her kingdom or the storm hunter she loves. If Aurora knows anything, it's that choices have consequences. The kingdom of Pavan is nearly unrecognizable as the home she left behind. A new family's flags fly atop...

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The great automatic grammatizator and other stories  by Roald Dahl

The great automatic grammatizator and other stories

Roald Dahl

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Thirteen of Roald Dahl's most unexpected tales. Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about a landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one...

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The surprising power of a good dumpling  by Wai Chim

The surprising power of a good dumpling

Wai Chim

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Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad's restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right...

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It sounded better in my head  by Nina Kenwood

It sounded better in my head

Nina Kenwood

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When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can't understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She'd always i...

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My so-called Bollywood life  by Nisha Sharma

My so-called Bollywood life

Nisha Sharma

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"Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soulmate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday, and Raj meets all of the qualifications. Which...

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Unremembered  by Jessica Brody

Unremembered

Jessica Brody

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A girl, estimated to be sixteen, awakens with amnesia in the wreckage of a plane crash she should not have survived and taken into foster care, and the only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she is part of a science experiment that will...

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Oblivion  by Anthony Horowitz

Oblivion

Anthony Horowitz

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Having escaped from Hong Kong, the five gatekeepers - Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett - are scattered in a hostile and dangerous world. As they struggle to re-group and plan their next move, the malevolent King of the Old Ones gathers his forces...

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