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This is my America  by Kim Johnson

This is my America

Kim Johnson

Book

Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time--her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unt...

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The boy in the red dress  by Kristin Lambert

The boy in the red dress

Kristin Lambert

Book

A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery in this rollicking romp of truth, lies, and troubled pasts. New Year's Eve, 1929. Millie is running the show at the Cloak & Dagger, a swinging speakeasy in the French Quarter, while...

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Classroom of the elite. Novel 5  by Shōgo Kinugasa

Classroom of the elite. Novel 5

Shōgo Kinugasa

Book

The second semester kicks off, and the students hit the ground running–literally, with a school-wide sports festival! With Class-D’s future on the line, Ayanokouji has to decide how far he’ll go to avoid the limelight–and reckon with the consequences...

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WW84  by Calliope Glass

WW84

Calliope Glass

Book

Diana Prince has been living quietly among mortals in the era of excess: the 1980s. Though she’s come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile, curating ancient artifacts at the Smithsonian and performing heroic acts incognito. But now Diana...

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The life and (medieval) times of Kit Sweetly  by Jamie Pacton

The life and (medieval) times of Kit Sweetly

Jamie Pacton

Book

Working as a wench-i.e. waitress - at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the suburbs of Chicago, Kit Sweetly dreams of being a knight, like her brother Chris. She knows the moves, she's capable on a horse, and she desperately needs the raise that...

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Clique bait  by Ann Valett

Clique bait

Ann Valett

Book

Chloe Whittaker is out for revenge. Last year her best friend Monica's life was unceremoniously ruined by the most popular students at their high school, so this year Chloe plans to take each and every one of them down. She's traded in her jeans and ...

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The best laid plans  by Cameron Lund

The best laid plans

Cameron Lund

Book

High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han. It seemed like a good plan at first. When the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it...

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An outcast and an ally  by Caitlin Lochner

An outcast and an ally

Caitlin Lochner

Book

Lai, Jay, Al, and Erik are on the run after the military accuses them of being traitors. Tensions between everyone are high, but they have to stick together if they want to survive. And somehow stop the war that's now in full swing. But when Erik returns...

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The silence of bones  by June Hur

The silence of bones

June Hur

Book

1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned, Seol is indentured to the police bureau. She has been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. The two form an unlikely...

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Girl, serpent, thorn  by Melissa Bashardoust

Girl, serpent, thorn

Melissa Bashardoust

Book

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away from everyone apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it's not just a story. As the day of her...

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The dark in-between  by Elizabeth Hrib

The dark in-between

Elizabeth Hrib

Book

A terrible accident brings sixteen-year-old Casey Everett's life to a halt—literally. Pulled from the water, Casey is rushed to the hospital and miraculously revived. But her sudden return to the living is shadowed by the drowning of her best friend,...

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Clap when you land  by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap when you land

Elizabeth Acevedo

Book

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people. In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called...

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Hawk  by James Patterson

Hawk

James Patterson

Book

Maximum Ride lost her fight to save the world. But from the ashes of the old world, a phoenix has risen… she calls herself Hawk. Hawk doesn't know her real name. She doesn't know who her parents were, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is...

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Hard wired  by Len Vlahos

Hard wired

Len Vlahos

Book

Quinn thinks he's a normal fifteen year-old. He plays video games, spends time with his friends, and crushes on a girl named Shea. But a shocking secret brings his entire world crashing down: he's not a boy. He's artificial intelligence. After Quinn wakes...

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Wolf's curse  by Kelley Armstrong

Wolf's curse

Kelley Armstrong

Book

For Kate and Logan Danvers, sixteen-year-old twins of the werewolf Alpha, nothing could ruin a summer faster than the words “supernatural teen leadership conference.” They expected a boring week of earnest political discussions and team-building exer...

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The Vinyl Underground  by Rob Rufus

The Vinyl Underground

Rob Rufus

Book

A Vietnam-era Breakfast Club bonds over music and their distaste for the Vietnam War and decides to take a stand against the US government and the violent racism in their own town. Dig it. During the tumultuous year of 1968, four teens are drawn toge...

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The shadow wand  by Laurie Forest

The shadow wand

Laurie Forest

Book

Elloren Gardner hides the most powerful secret in all Erthia—she is the Black Witch of Prophecy, and destined to triumph…or be used as the ultimate weapon of destruction. Separated from everyone she loves, isolated and hunted, Elloren must turn to the...

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Say yes summer  by Lindsey Roth Culli

Say yes summer

Lindsey Roth Culli

Book

For as long as Rachel Brooks can remember, she's had capital-G Goals: straight As, academic scholarship, college of her dreams. And it's all paid off--after years of following the rules and acing every exam, Rachel is graduating at the top of her class...

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The taming of the clueless  by Ian Doescher

The taming of the clueless

Ian Doescher

Book

Clueless gets a makeover that Cher Horowitz and the Bard would approve of in this witty retelling of the ’90s teen comedy. Cher, the fairest maiden of Bronson Alcott High in Beverly Hills, spends her days merrily match-making and mall-hopping with her...

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The prettiest  by Brigit Young

The prettiest

Brigit Young

Book

When a list appears online ranking the top fifty prettiest girls in the eighth grade, everything turns upside down. Eve Hoffman, ranked number one, can't ignore how everyone is suddenly talking about her looks. Sophie, the most popular girl in school,...

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The ballad of songbirds and snakes  by Suzanne Collins

The ballad of songbirds and snakes

Suzanne Collins

Book

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times,...

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Storybound  by Emily McKay

Storybound

Emily McKay

Book

I’ve lived in nine towns in the past six years. I know my mom feels bad about it, but I don’t mind. Who wants friends anyway? All I’ve ever needed are my books. I’ve lived a thousand lives, had adventures I couldn’t even begin to imagine. To me, the places...

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Dark skies  by Danielle L. Jensen

Dark skies

Danielle L. Jensen

Book

Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where he...

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The lucky ones  by Liz Lawson

The lucky ones

Liz Lawson

Book

May is a survivor. But she doesn't feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn't know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one...

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Palace of silver  by Hannah West

Palace of silver

Hannah West

Book

Return to Nissera, land of three kingdoms and home to spectacular magic. An uneasy peace reigns now that Valory has vanquished the Moth King and settled into her rightful place as queen of Calgoran. New leaders Glisette and Kadri hope to usher the ne...

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Salty, bitter, sweet  by Mayra Cuevas

Salty, bitter, sweet

Mayra Cuevas

Book

A driven 17-year-old girl whose family life has fallen apart after the death of her Cuban abuela and the divorce of her parents turns to a kitchen apprenticeship in Lyon, France, as the only means to bring order back to her life.

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We are totally normal  by Rahul Kanakia

We are totally normal

Rahul Kanakia

Book

Nandan’s got a plan to make his junior year perfect, but hooking up with his friend Dave isn’t part of it -- especially because Nandan has never been into guys. Still, Nandan’s willing to give a relationship with him a shot. But the more his anxiety ...

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Wandering witch : 2  by Jougi Shiraishi

Wandering witch : 2

Jougi Shiraishi

Book

It's not about the destination... A runaway princess, a zombie nation, a divine cat, and lots and lots of bread. These are just a few of the many highlights that color the travels of our young witch. Each place she visits is a new story waiting to be...

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Freaky in Fresno  by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Freaky in Fresno

Laurie Boyle Crompton

Book

Two estranged cousins--horror movie fanatic Ricki and online makeup guru Lana--accidentally switch bodies and share a fateful day filled with a mini-road trip and keeping up appearances for Lana's fans and Ricki's crush.

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My youth romantic comedy is wrong, as I expected. Volume 6.5  by Wataru Watari

My youth romantic comedy is wrong, as I expected. Volume 6.5

Wataru Watari

Book

Don't let the sports festival go foul! Immediately following the school's cultural festival, the sports festival is about to get underway, and the Service Club already has its next case: Student council president Meguri Shiromeguri asks for their help...

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Forest of souls  by Lori M. Lee

Forest of souls

Lori M. Lee

Book

Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she's intent on becoming something. After years of training, she plans on challenging her rival for the position of the queen's next royal spy, but she's forced to abandon her plan when shamans attack and kill her...

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Hunted by the sky  by Tanaz Bhathena

Hunted by the sky

Tanaz Bhathena

Book

Gul has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in her kingdom, marked girls are disappearing. Gul's mark caused her parents' murder at the hands of the king's army, and forced her into hiding. When a group of rebel women rescue her to train her in w...

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A werewolf in Riverdale  by Caleb Roehrig

A werewolf in Riverdale

Caleb Roehrig

Book

Who is the Riverdale Ripper? And why is Jughead waking up covered in blood? Based on the original Archie Comics characters! Everyone knows the characters from Riverdale Popular Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, angsty Jughead Jones, and t...

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Queen's peril  by E. K. Johnston

Queen's peril

E. K. Johnston

Book

When -year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe, she'll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidant...

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The Circus Rose  by Betsy Cornwell

The Circus Rose

Betsy Cornwell

Book

A queer retelling of "Snow White and Rose Red" in which teenage twins battle evil religious extremists to save their loves and their circus family. Twins Rosie and Ivory have grown up at their ringmaster mother's knee, and after years on the road, th...

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Wildfire  by Chris Ryan

Wildfire

Chris Ryan

Book

"Thirteen-year-old Ben is in Australia when the hot conditions and a group of rioters with a sinister agenda combine to create a terrifying bushfire which horrifyingly, unquenchably, bursts into life and tears through the area. Thousands of homes are...

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The blood spell  by C. J. Redwine

The blood spell

C. J. Redwine

Book

Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, must choose a bride, but he finds an unexpected connection with Blue de la Cour, a girl from his childhood who ruined his adventures, as they join forces to discover dark secrets about the kingdom and their pa...

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The candle and the flame  by Nafiza Azad

The candle and the flame

Nafiza Azad

Book

Fatima lives in the city of Noor, on the Silk Road, which is currently protected by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, from attacks by the violent and ruthless Shayateen djinn--but Fatima was infused with the fire of the Ifrit who died saving her when...

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Again again  by E. Lockhart

Again again

E. Lockhart

Book

If you could live your life again and again, what would you do differently? After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will...

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A song below water  by Bethany C. Morrow

A song below water

Bethany C. Morrow

Book

In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers. Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family struggles, pitted against literal demons from her past. Together, these best friends must navigate through the perils...

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Good girl, bad blood  by Holly Jackson

Good girl, bad blood

Holly Jackson

Book

Pip Fitz-Amobi is determined that the media won't rewrite the truth of the local murder case that she and Ravi Singh worked so hard to just recently solve. And so, she releases a podcast covering exactly what happened - and unexpectedly finds herself...

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One piece : Vol. 1, Formation of the Spade Pirates  by Sho Hinata

One piece : Vol. 1, Formation of the Spade Pirates

Sho Hinata

Book

Adventure on the high seas continue in these stories featuring the characters of One Piece! Get the backstory on Luffy's brother Ace! This volume contains the origin story of Luffy's adopted brother Ace, and tells of his of his thrilling quest for th...

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Katipo Joe  by Brian author. Falkner

Katipo Joe

Brian author. Falkner

Book

Young Joe is living in pre WWII Berlin, with his British father and NZ mother, attending school and witnessing the excitement of his friends who are enthusiastically joining the Hitler Youth Movement. Joe feels uncomfortable with the growing mistreatment...

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Last lesson  by James Goodhand

Last lesson

James Goodhand

Book

Last year, Ollie Morcombe was a star pupil, popular and a gifted musician. Then, after the accident, everything changed. Now he's an outcast, a prime target of the school bullies who have made his life a living hell. Today - the last day of the school...

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The challenger  by Taran Matharu

The challenger

Taran Matharu

Book

Cade Carter has been chosen. In a realm of monsters and warriors, Cade is an unwilling contender in a deadly tournament controlled by the brutal alien overlord Abbadon. Cade may have won the first round but the fight isn't over yet. For his next battle...

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The Austen girls  by Lucy Worsley

The Austen girls

Lucy Worsley

Book

Would she ever find a real-life husband? Would she even find a partner to dance with at tonight's ball? She just didn't know. Anna Austen has always been told she must marry rich. Her future depends upon it. While her dear cousin Fanny has a little m...

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The schoolmaster's daughter  by Jackie French

The schoolmaster's daughter

Jackie French

Picture book

January 1901. Sharks circle the stranded ship as Hannah and her family head to a new home in the newly formed nation of Australia. Hannah's father has a new post as the schoolmaster in a larger school in northern NSW, where the school's wealthy patron,...

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Hello strange  by Pamela Morrow

Hello strange

Pamela Morrow

Book

"Since the death of their mother, Hunter, Milly and Coel have come unstuck. Their father isn't coping either, even though he's the successful head of BIOlogic and is developing a humanoid to enhance human lives. He brings home Josie, the latest proto...

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The pieces of ourselves  by Maggie Harcourt

The pieces of ourselves

Maggie Harcourt

Book

Flora "doesn't do people" since the Incident that led to her being diagnosed with bipolar II. Until Hal arrives. He's researching a missing World War I soldier and wants Flora's help. Working with Hal is Flora's worst nightmare, yet as they piece together...

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We are all his creatures  by Deborah Noyes

We are all his creatures

Deborah Noyes

Book

Much has been written about P. T. Barnum -- legendary showman, entrepreneur, marketing genius, and one of the most famous nineteenth-century personalities. For those who lived in Barnum's shadow, however, life was complex. P. T. Barnum's two families...

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Spindle and dagger  by J. Anderson (Jillian Anderson) Coats

Spindle and dagger

J. Anderson (Jillian Anderson) Coat...

Book

Wales, 1109. Three years ago, a warband raided Elen's home. Her baby sister could not escape the flames. Her older sister fought back and almost killed the warband's leader, Owain ap Cadwgan, before being killed herself. Despite Elen's own sexual assault...

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Fetch  by Scott Cawthon

Fetch

Scott Cawthon

Book

Three more bone-chilling novella-length tales to keep even the bravest Five nights at Freddy's player up a night. Three boys -- Greg, Alec, and Oscar -- each have a problem that an item from Freddy Fazbear's Pizza might solve, if they can survive the...

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Crown of smoke  by P. M. Freestone

Crown of smoke

P. M. Freestone

Book

Rakel travels outside the borders of the empire, seeking answers to new questions about the past. Meanwhile, Ash must find a way to warn the others of dangers to come. All this as the empire itself hurtles towards a civil war that's been brewing since...

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Brother Wulf  by Joseph Delaney

Brother Wulf

Joseph Delaney

Book

When young novice monk Brother Beowulf is sent to spy on Spook Johnson, he has no idea of the trouble he's about to find himself in. Johnson boasts to Wulf of his battles against demonic creatures, and even seems to imprisons local witches, though Wulf...

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The mermaid, the witch, and the sea  by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

The mermaid, the witch, and the sea

Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Book

The pirate Florian, born Flora, has always done whatever it takes to survive--including sailing under false flag on the Dove as a marauder, thief, and worse. Lady Evelyn Hasegawa, a highborn Imperial daughter, is on board as well--accompanied by her ...

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Dark magic  by Danielle (Novelist) Rose

Dark magic

Danielle (Novelist) Rose

Book

In the heat of battle, hybrid Ava Lopez discovers she has new and fascinating powers, but she does not know how to control them. Though her former enemies have offered her refuge and helped her acclimate to the vampire lifestyle, even they don't understand...

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Thorn  by Intisar Khanani

Thorn

Intisar Khanani

Book

Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family's cruelty and the court's contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed...

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Brown girl ghosted  by Mintie Das

Brown girl ghosted

Mintie Das

Book

In Meadowdale, Illinois, sixteen-year-old Violet deals with mean girls, racism, murder, and being spurred by immortal Lukas to accept being an Aiedeo, a hereditary warrior queen charged with protecting the world.

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Cold iron heart  by Melissa Marr

Cold iron heart

Melissa Marr

Book

Thelma Foy, a jeweler with the Second Sight in iron-bedecked 1890s New Orleans, wasn’t expecting to be caught in a faery conflict. Tam can see through the glamours faeries wear to hide themselves from mortals, but if her secret were revealed, the fey...

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The betrothed  by Kiera Cass

The betrothed

Kiera Cass

Book

A would-be queen. A handsome king. A perfect match... or is it? When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked -- and thrilled. She's grown up vying for the king's attention, hoping one day to become Queen of Coroa. Then...

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Burn  by Patrick Ness

Burn

Patrick Ness

Book

On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron Gas Station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm. This dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye. Sarah can't help but be...

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Just another little lie  by Eve Ainsworth

Just another little lie

Eve Ainsworth

Book

Violet's mum hasn't been herself for a while. A few too many glasses of wine in the evening. Mornings when she can't get out of bed. Now Violet's the one looking after her little brother and looking out for empty bottles in Mum's bag. But it's just a...

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Get dirty  by Gretchen McNeil

Get dirty

Gretchen McNeil

Book

After forming a secret society that takes revenge on school bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers, four very different teenaged girls must discover the killer who is coming after them and the ones they love.

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Fight like a girl  by Sheena Kamal

Fight like a girl

Sheena Kamal

Book

It's been a month since Trisha's dad was killed, wandering out drunk in front of the car Trisha is driving, and her mother grabs the wheel. To try to avoid him? To try NOT to avoid him? Trisha doesn't know exactly what happened that night, but she's ...

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Accel World. 21, The snow sprite  by Reki Kawahara

Accel World. 21, The snow sprite

Reki Kawahara

Book

In the Unlimited Neutral Field, members of the new Black Legion fall victim to a surprise attack at the hands of Orchid Oracle, a Burst Linker long considered lost to Brain Burst. Thinking quickly, Silver Crow retreats to the Highest Level with Metatron...

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Between burning worlds  by Jessica Brody

Between burning worlds

Jessica Brody

Book

As Laterre stands on the brink of war, Marcellus, Chatine, and Alouette must rush to stop The General from gaining access to a weapon that would mean complete control of the planet.

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Venom  by Bex Hogan

Venom

Bex Hogan

Book

Marianne has never wanted to be a fighter, but with unrest and discord threatening the Twelve Islands, she will have to battle threats both inside and out in an attempt to attain peace for her homeland. Marianne is now the Viper, but her hopes for peace...

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Girls with razor hearts  by Suzanne Young

Girls with razor hearts

Suzanne Young

Book

Mena and the other girls of Innovations Academy enroll in Stoneridge Prep, seeking revenge against the corporation that traumatized them at Innovations Academy, but they still face many obstacles.

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Dark secret  by Danielle (Novelist) Rose

Dark secret

Danielle (Novelist) Rose

Book

Seventeen-year-old spirit witch Ava López is the self-appointed guardian of the witches and humans of Darkhaven, an idyllic village nestled between the forest and the sea. Her watch: vicious and bloodthirsty vampires. Ava is a novice in the eyes of her...

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Sofa surfer  by Malcolm Duffy

Sofa surfer

Malcolm Duffy

Book

15-year-old Tyler's teenage angst turns to outright rebellion when his family leave London for a new life in Yorkshire. He's angry with his parents about the upheaval and furious at losing his home. With only the dog to confide in, Tyler has no idea that...

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Incendiary  by Zoraida Cordova

Incendiary

Zoraida Cordova

Book

Renata was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a memory thief, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata was used by the crown to carry out the King's Wrath, a siege...

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The vanishing girl  by Josephine Ruby

The vanishing girl

Josephine Ruby

Book

Daphne's best friend, Marcy - who happens to be Velma's cousin - goes missing. A century ago, there was a wave of disappearances in Crystal Cove, and many local people believe that supernatural forces were behind it. Now the whole town believes those...

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Death of a cheerleader  by Micol Ostow

Death of a cheerleader

Micol Ostow

Book

Betty and Veronica's cheerleading retreat with the River Vixens was supposed to be fun -- not deadly. Betty, Veronica, Cheryl, and the rest of the River Vixens are heading out of town for the weekend on a cheerleading retreat. So Archie, Jughead, and...

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So this is love  by Elizabeth Lim

So this is love

Elizabeth Lim

Book

Unable to prove that she's the missing princess, and unable to bear life under Lady Tremaine any longer, Cinderella attempts a fresh start, looking for work at the palace as a seamstress. But when the Grand Duke appoints her to serve under the king's...

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When the stars lead to you  by Ronni Davis

When the stars lead to you

Ronni Davis

Book

Eighteen-year-old Devon longs for two things. The stars. And the boy she fell in love with last summer. When Ashton breaks Devon's heart at the end of the most romantic summer ever, she thinks her heart will never heal again. But over the course of t...

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What I want you to see  by Catherine Linka

What I want you to see

Catherine Linka

Book

Winning a scholarship to California’s most prestigious art school seems like a fairy tale ending to Sabine Reye’s awful senior year. After losing both her mother and her home, Sabine longs for a place where she belongs. But the cutthroat world of visual...

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When it drops  by Alex Dyson

When it drops

Alex Dyson

Book

Sixteen-year-old songwriter and aspiring social outcast Caleb Clifford fills his world with music, but, like most things, keeps his songs to himself. That is until his little brother leaks Caleb's most personal track online, a track that's quite obvi...

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That time I got kidnapped  by Tom (Author at HarperCollins Children's Books) Mitchell

That time I got kidnapped

Tom (Author at HarperCollins Children's...

Book

Fourteen-year-old Jacob is thrilled when he wins the chance to feature in the next Marvel movie, shooting in Hollywood. But after missing his connecting flight in Chicago, he tries to complete the journey by Greyhound bus - and there he meets Jennife...

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The tell  by Martin Chatterton

The tell

Martin Chatterton

Book

"The world turns on moments like these. Crossroad moments; a toss of the coin, I see half my face in deep shadow, eyes glittering like diamonds, the resemblance to my father never stronger". Rey Tanic is not like other 14-year-olds. His dad is a mafia...

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Please don't hug me  by Kay Kerr

Please don't hug me

Kay Kerr

Book

Erin is looking forward to schoolies, at least she thinks she is. But her plans are going awry. She’s lost her job at Surf Shack after an incident that clearly was not her fault, and now she’s not on track to have saved enough money. Her licence test...

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Peta Lyre's rating normal  by Anna Whateley

Peta Lyre's rating normal

Anna Whateley

Book

At sixteen, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of social training. That is, until she finds herself on a school ski trip - and falling in love with the new girl. Peta will need to decide which rules to keep, and which rules to break.

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Music from another world  by Robin Talley

Music from another world

Robin Talley

Book

It's summer 1977 and closeted lesbian Tammy Larson can't be herself anywhere. Not at her strict Christian high school, not at her conservative Orange County church and certainly not at home, where her ultrareligious aunt relentlessly organises anti-g...

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Devil darling spy  by Matt Killeen

Devil darling spy

Matt Killeen

Book

Sarah is used to spying in the champagne-fuelled parties of Nazi Berlin. But her new mission is infinitely more deadly – tracking a lethal disease across bullet-torn Africa, to uncover the monster who would use it to create fifty million corpses. Her...

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Goodbye from nowhere  by Sara Zarr

Goodbye from nowhere

Sara Zarr

Book

When Kyle learns that his mother has been having an affair and his father has been living with the secret, his reality is altered. But Kyle's parents want him to keep this secret from the rest of the family until after what might be their last big su...

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Aurora burning  by Amie Kaufman

Aurora burning

Amie Kaufman

Book

First, the bad news: An ancient evil – you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal – is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first. Like...

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The Eve illusion  by Giovanna Fletcher

The Eve illusion

Giovanna Fletcher

Book

Following a terrifying fall from The Drop, Eve and Bram have escaped The Tower, The Mothers and Eve's destiny. Freedom is in their grasp, but at what price? This world that Eve has never known is a dangerous place. As the net draws ever tighter around...

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Jack Kerouac is dead to me  by Gae Polisner

Jack Kerouac is dead to me

Gae Polisner

Book

With her mother suffering from dissociative disorder and her best friend preferring to hang out with other girls, fifteen-year-old JL takes solace in the tropical butterfies she raises and in her new, older boyfriend.

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Throw like a girl  by Sarah Henning

Throw like a girl

Sarah Henning

Book

When high school junior Liv Rodriquez is kicked off her private school's softball team and loses her scholarship she must join her new school's football team to prove she can be a team player, all while falling for the star quarterback.

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And the stars were burning brightly  by Danielle Jawando

And the stars were burning brightly

Danielle Jawando

Book

When fifteen-year-old Nathan discovers that his older brother Al, has taken his own life, his whole world is torn apart. Al was special. Al was talented. Al had so many dreams ... so why did he do it? Convinced that his brother was in trouble, Nathan...

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The empire of dreams  by Rae Carson

The empire of dreams

Rae Carson

Book

Even though Red Sparkle Stone is a foundling orphan with an odd name and a veiled past, she's about to be adopted into the royal family—by Empress Elisa herself. Sixteen-year-old Red can hardly believe her luck. Then, in a stunning political masterstroke,...

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Little universes  by Heather Demetrios

Little universes

Heather Demetrios

Book

One wave: that's all it takes for the rest of Mae and Hannah Winters' lives to change. When a tsunami strikes the island where their parents are vacationing, it soon becomes clear that their mom and dad are never coming home. Forced to move to Boston...

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The January stars  by Kate Constable

The January stars

Kate Constable

Book

When twelve-year-old Clancy and her fourteen-year-old sister, Tash, visit their Pa at his aged-care facility, they have no idea that the three of them will soon set out on an intrepid adventure. Along the way there are many challenges for Tash and Clancy...

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Deep water  by Sarah Epstein

Deep water

Sarah Epstein

Book

Henry Weaver is missing: Three months ago, thirteen-year-old Henry disappeared from The Shallows during a violent storm, leaving behind his muddy mountain bike at the train station. Mason Weaver is trapped: While Mason doesn't know who he is or what ...

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Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black  by Marcus Sedgwick

Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black

Marcus Sedgwick

Book

Harry Black wakes in hospital to learn that his brother Ellis has almost certainly been killed by a V2 rocket falling during a German air raid on London. In a state of wounded delirium, Harry's mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality...

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Girls save the world in this one  by Ash Parsons

Girls save the world in this one

Ash Parsons

Book

When ZombieCon comes to their small town, June and her best friends battle long lines for photo ops, meet their favorite actors, and save the world from actual zombies when things get real.

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Meet me at midnight  by Jessica Pennington

Meet me at midnight

Jessica Pennington

Book

Sidney and Asher should have clicked. Two star swimmers forced to spend their summers on a lake together sounds like the perfect match. But, it’s the same every year -- in between cookouts and boat rides and family-imposed bonfires, Sidney and Asher spend...

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