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We are the ashes, we are the fire  by Joy McCullough

We are the ashes, we are the fire

Joy McCullough

Book

"Em Morales's sister was raped after a frat party. A jury found the attacker guilty on all counts - a remarkable verdict that Em felt more than a little proud of, since her passionate social-media advocacy helped dissuade the DA from settling for a plea...

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The summer of '98  by Tay Marley

The summer of '98

Tay Marley

Book

"Two people from opposite sides of town. One long hot summer... Before the epic romance of the hit romance The QB Bad Boy and Me, there was the story of Drayton's Lahey's parents, Leroy and Ellie, and the one summer that changed everything. It's the year...

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So I'm a spider, so what?. 9  by Okina Baba

So I'm a spider, so what?. 9

Okina Baba

Book

"Let's go pay God a visit... So I can make thread again. That's...something, I guess. Don't get me wrong-I could be doing a whole lot worse than pumping out thread all day while cooped up in some demon's mansion. I just wish my other powers would come...

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Half my luck  by Samera Kamaleddine

Half my luck

Samera Kamaleddine

Book

"From the winner of the inaugural Matilda Prize comes a heartwarming coming-of-age story about growing up in Australia when you're caught between two cultures. Layla Karimi has been cursed by the evil eye. Well, that's what Layla's superstitious gran...

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Don't hate the player  by Alexis Nedd

Don't hate the player

Alexis Nedd

Book

"By day, Emilia is a field hockey star with a popular boyfriend and a mother obsessed with her academic future. By night, she's kicking virtual butt as the only female member of a highly competitive eSports team. Emilia has mastered the art of keeping...

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The theft of sunlight  by Intisar Khanani

The theft of sunlight

Intisar Khanani

Book

"Children have been disappearing from across Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her friend's sister is snatched, Rae knows she can't look away any longer, even if that means seeking answers from the royal court, where her c...

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Kisses and croissants  by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau

Kisses and croissants

Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau

Book

"Mia Jenrow has always known she's destined to be a professional ballerina. In fact, it's in her blood - according to family legend, her too-many-greats-to-count-grandmother once danced for the Paris Opera and was painted by Degas himself! Her parents...

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They'll never catch us  by Jessica Goodman

They'll never catch us

Jessica Goodman

Book

"Stella and Ellie Steckler are only a year apart, but their different personalities make their relationship complicated. Stella is single-minded, driven, and she keeps to herself. Cross-country running is her life and she won't let anything get in the...

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Switch  by A. S. (Amy Sarig) King

Switch

A. S. (Amy Sarig) King

Book

"Time has stopped. It has been June 23, 2020 for nearly a year as far as anyone can tell. Javelin-throwing prodigy Truda Becker is pretty sure her "Solution Time" class won't solve the world's problems, but she does have a few ideas what might. Truda...

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Sugar Town queens  by Malla Nunn

Sugar Town queens

Malla Nunn

Book

"When Amandla wakes up on her fifteenth birthday, she knows it's going to be one of her mother's difficult days. Her mother has had another vision. This one involves Amandla wearing a bedsheet loosely stitched as a dress. An outfit, her mother says, is...

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Gods & monsters  by Shelby Mahurin

Gods & monsters

Shelby Mahurin

Book

"Evil always seeks a foothold. We must not give it one. Lou has spent her whole life running. Now, after a crushing blow from Morgane, the time has come to go home - and claim what is rightfully hers. But this is no longer the Lou her friends knew. No...

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Jet skis, swamps & smugglers  by Robert Muchamore

Jet skis, swamps & smugglers

Robert Muchamore

Book

"There's a price on Robin's head, one that has attracted a gang of ruthless mercenaries determined to track him down and hand him over to Guy Gisborne. So Robin is hiding out by the sea, but trouble has a way of finding him. Before long he is helping...

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As good as dead  by Holly Jackson

As good as dead

Holly Jackson

Book

"Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by her last investigation. But soon a new case finds her and this time it's all about Pip. She has a stalker, one who keeps asking: Who will look for you when you're the one who disappears? Pip soon discovers a connection between...

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Under the radar  by Des O'Leary

Under the radar

Des O'Leary

Book

"t’s another year at da MEHS for Sione and his mates, and so far Manawahe East High is living up to its other name of ‘heart attack high school’. For a start there are the girls like Lani and Wiki and the way they make things so complicated, and the ...

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Ruthless  by Sara Shepard

Ruthless

Sara Shepard

Book

"For years scandal has rocked Rosewood, Pennsylvania - and high school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have always been at the centre of the drama. They've lost friends, been targeted by a ruthless stalker called A, and narrowly escaped death....

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Three bullets  by Melvin Burgess

Three bullets

Melvin Burgess

Book

"'My name is Martina. You won't like me, not many people do.' While the big powers fight for the future of a war-torn England, all Marti wants is to escape. Just by being herself, she is everything that ruling religious white supremacist government -...

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The tattooist of Auschwitz  by Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

The tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Book

In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of...

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The enchantress  by Michael Scott

The enchantress

Michael Scott

Book

"The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it. San Francisco: Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel have one day left to live, and one job left to do. They must defend San Francisco. The monsters gathered on ...

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Tigers, not daughters  by Samantha Mabry

Tigers, not daughters

Samantha Mabry

Book

"The Torres sisters dream of escape-- from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood and its traditions and expectations. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death...

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The monster of her age  by Danielle Binks

The monster of her age

Danielle Binks

Book

"How do you ruin someone's childhood? Ellie Marsden was born into the legendary Lovinger acting dynasty. Granddaughter of the infamous Lottie Lovinger, as a child Ellie shared the silver screen with Lottie in her one-and-only role playing the child monster...

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Afterlove  by Tanya Byrne

Afterlove

Tanya Byrne

Book

"Ash Persaud is about to become a grim reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see Poppy Morgan, the love of her life again - the only thing that separates them is death. AFTER-LIFE COMES LOVE. Car headlights. The last thing Ash hears is the...

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These hollow vows  by Lexi Ryan

These hollow vows

Lexi Ryan

Book

"Brie would do anything before making a deal with the Fae; death is better than their vicious schemes. But when her sister is taken by the sadistic king of the Unseelie court, there is nothing Brie wouldn't do to get her back-including making a deal with...

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Girls in boys' cars  by Felicity Castagna

Girls in boys' cars

Felicity Castagna

Book

"A complicated friendship. A roadtrip in a stolen car. The stories that define us. And two funny, sharp, adventurous young women who refuse to be held back any longer. Rosa was never really trying to hurt anyone, no matter what they said in court. But...

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The ghosts we keep  by Mason Deaver

The ghosts we keep

Mason Deaver

Book

"Everything happens for a reason. At least that's what everyone keeps telling Liam Cooper after his older brother Ethan is killed suddenly in a hit-and-run. Feeling more alone and isolated than ever, Liam has to not only learn to face the world without...

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You & me at the end of the world  by Brianna Bourne

You & me at the end of the world

Brianna Bourne

Book

"For five days teenager Hannah Ashton has been living a nightmare because Greater Houston is devoid of people and totally silent, but then she finds Leo Sterling, a boy from her school whom Hannah considers to be both hot and trouble; together they set...

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Wings of shadow  by Nicki Pau Preto

Wings of shadow

Nicki Pau Preto

Book

"The secret is out: Veronyka is the daughter of Pheronia Ashfire, the last queen of the Golden Empire-- and the niece of Avalkyra Ashfire, the resurrected rebel queen who tore the empire apart. With Tristan still a hostage of the scheming Lord Rolan,...

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Walls  by Laura Elliott

Walls

Laura Elliott

Book

"In the days before the treacherous overnight raising of the Berlin Wall, teenaged cousins Drew, an American army brat in West Berlin, and Matthias, a young communist in East Berlin, become wary friends on opposite sides of the Cold War. Interspersed...

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The right side of reckless  by Whitney D. Grandison

The right side of reckless

Whitney D. Grandison

Book

"Guillermo Lozano never met a rule he didn't break, but he's getting a fresh start: new town, new school, and no more reckless behavior. He's done his time, and is working at the local community center. When this throws him into the path of the one girl...

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Radha & Jai's recipe for romance  by Nisha Sharma

Radha & Jai's recipe for romance

Nisha Sharma

Book

"Radha is on the verge of becoming one of the greatest Kathak dancers in the world until a family betrayal costs her the biggest competition of her life. She leaves her Chicago home behind to follow her stage mom to New Jersey. At the Princeton Academy...

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Prom house  by Chelsea Mueller

Prom house

Chelsea Mueller

Book

"Kylie can't believe she talked her parents into letting her spend the weekend at the shore with her boyfriend Liam and their friends after the prom. The group has rented an amazing party house-- but a violent storm hits the beach and the power goes out...

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The mythic Koda Rose  by Jennifer Nissley

The mythic Koda Rose

Jennifer Nissley

Book

"Everything Koda Rose knows about her father she learned from other people. Moving to New York City with her mom won’t change that, even if New York was where Mack Grady became famous, where he wrote his music, and where he died. Agonizing over how to...

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In the same boat  by Holly Green

In the same boat

Holly Green

Book

"Sadie Scofield is entered in the Texas River Odyssey, 260 miles of brutal canoeing. For Sadie it is a chance to finally make up for ruining her father's chance of winning the previous year. When her brother Tanner suddenly opts to paddle for a different...

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The serpent's curse  by Lisa Maxwell

The serpent's curse

Lisa Maxwell

Book

"Esta isn't a stranger to high-stakes heists. She's a seasoned thief who has no reservations about using her affinity for time to give her an edge, and she's trained her whole life for one mission: travel back to 1902 New York, steal the ancient Book...

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Excuse me while I ugly cry  by Joya Goffney

Excuse me while I ugly cry

Joya Goffney

Book

"Quinn keeps lists of everything - from the days she's ugly cried, to Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud, to all the boys she'd like to kiss. Her lists keep her sane. By writing her fears (as well as embarrassing and cringeworthy truths) on paper,...

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Amelia unabridged  by Ashley Schumacher

Amelia unabridged

Ashley Schumacher

Book

"Amelia Griffin is obsessed with the famous Orman Chronicles, written by reclusive prodigy N. E. Endsley. The books brought Amanda and her best friend Jenna together after Amelia's father left and her family imploded. When Amelia and Jenna get the op...

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Firekeeper's daughter  by Angeline Boulley

Firekeeper's daughter

Angeline Boulley

Book

"Eighteen-year-old Daunis's mixed heritage has always made her feel like an outsider, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When she witnesses a shocking murder, she reluctantly agrees to be part of a covert FBI operation into a series...

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All these warriors  by Amy Tintera

All these warriors

Amy Tintera

Book

"When the world was crumbling, Clara escaped her abusive home and joined Team Seven, a monster-fighting squad of runaways and misfits. They discovered the sinister truth behind the scrab invasion: they're being trained and weaponized by MDG, a private...

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A phơ love story  by Loan Le

A phơ love story

Loan Le

Book

"If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he'd say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents' pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents' f...

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The Witch King  by H. E. Edgmon

The Witch King

H. E. Edgmon

Book

"In Asalin, fae rule and witches don't. Wyatt’s betrothal to his best friend, fae prince Emyr North, was supposed to change that. But after Wyatt lost control of his magic, he fled to the human world. Now a coldly distant Emyr has hunted him down. De...

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Just remember  by Donna Blaber

Just remember

Donna Blaber

Book

"Em Rogers life changes forever when she gets her first after-school detention. If she'd known Dad would die in an accident on the way to pick her up, and Mum suffer a nervous breakdown, she never would have talked in class. Was it all her fault? After...

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Gearbreakers  by Zoe Hana Mikuta

Gearbreakers

Zoe Hana Mikuta

Book

"War and oppression are everyday constants for the people of the Badlands, who live under the thumb of their cruel Godolia overlords. Their rule is aided by giant mechanized weapons known as Windups. Eris Shindanai is a Gearbreaker, a rebel who specializes...

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Faking reality  by Sara Fujimura

Faking reality

Sara Fujimura

Book

"Dakota McDonald swore she'd never allow her romantic life to be a plot line in her parents' HGTV show again. When the restaurant run by the family of her best friend (and secret crush), Leo, is on the line, Dakota might end up eating her own words. ...

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The summer of broken rules  by K. L. Walther

The summer of broken rules

K. L. Walther

Book

"This summer at Martha's Vineyard is the first one back since the death of Meredith Fox's sister, Claire. It will all be overwhelming, but even more since the entire extended family will be together for her cousin's big wedding. Meredith's longtime b...

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Beauty and the bin  by Joanne O'Connell

Beauty and the bin

Joanne O'Connell

Book

"Laurie's home-made beauty recipes are no secret. The secret is that her eco-warrior family get their ingredients from the bin. Laurie loves her family and she wants to join them in making the world a better place, one home-made bath bomb at a time. But...

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The rising of the Shield Hero. 20  by Yusagi Aneko

The rising of the Shield Hero. 20

Yusagi Aneko

Book

"Naofumi and his allies have returned home from Kizuna's world. Paying heed to S'yne's sister's warnings, Naofumi remains alert while dealing with all the reports and incidents from his absence. However, after returning to the village that acts as his...

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Vipers nest  by Morgan (Novelist) author. Bruce

Vipers nest

Morgan (Novelist) author. Bruce

Book

"Having survived the ordeal of being taken over by Ahaitan - an angel who has turned evil - Tris tries to start living on the island with his new parents. The exorcism that was necessary to remove Ahaitan's influence has left him with no memory of ev...

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Echo in the memory  by Cameron Nunn

Echo in the memory

Cameron Nunn

Book

"What if memories never die? When fifteen-year-old Will is sent away to stay with his grandparents in rural New South Wales, he finds the isolated farm strangely familiar -- except the memories he's channelling are not his own. So whose are they? And...

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Be more chill  by Ned Vizzini

Be more chill

Ned Vizzini

Book

"Jeremy Heere is your average high school dork. Day after day, he stares at beautiful Christine, the girl he can never have, and dryly notes the small humiliations that come his way. Until the day he learns about the "squip." A pill-sized supercomputer...

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Falling  by Tamar Sloan

Falling

Tamar Sloan

Book

"Only the chosen shall breed. Nova, Kian, Dex, and Wren. Four divided hearts. Four teens no longer sure what they?re fighting for. Their society was meant to mold human evolution. Their future, and that of Earth, was to be decided by the kindest and ...

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Burning  by Tamar Sloan

Burning

Tamar Sloan

Book

"In a new world isolated by a rising, toxic sea, a single bridge connects Askala to the Outlands. Those who remain will need to pass a Proving to determine if they have the intelligence and heart to champion the future of their broken Earth. Those who...

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Breaking  by Tamar Sloan

Breaking

Tamar Sloan

Book

"Only the chosen shall breed. Four teens must face the fallout of the Proving. Three have made it through. One has not. Nova. Kian. Dex. Wren. Four lives defined by the outcome. Four lives who thought the Proving was the most difficult test they would...

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Rising  by Tamar Sloan

Rising

Tamar Sloan

Book

"Humans now live in a super greenhouse. Seas have risen. Oceans have acidified. And the fight for resources is deadly. To ensure nothing of this magnitude ever happens again, only those with enough intelligence and heart will earn the right to bear c...

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Secret admirer  by R. L. Stine

Secret admirer

R. L. Stine

Book

"Selena has it all. She just scored the lead in her high school play, and everyone adores her. So when she starts receiving dead flowers from a secret admirer named The Sun, she just assumes it's a harmless fan. But Selena soon realizes that The Sun ...

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How to break an evil curse  by Laura Morrison

How to break an evil curse

Laura Morrison

Book

"Princess Julianna may be cursed to dwell in darkness, but she's no damsel in distress. Her father, King of the Land of Fritillary, angered the evil wizard Farland Phelps, who cursed the princess to die if touched by sunlight, and she has dug her way...

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Breeder  by Honni van Rijswijk

Breeder

Honni van Rijswijk

Book

"Will Meadows is a seemingly average fifteen-year-old Westie, who lives and works in Zone F, the run-down outermost ring of the Corporation. In the future state of the Corp, a person's value comes down to productivity: the right actions win units, the...

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Witches steeped in gold  by Ciannon Smart

Witches steeped in gold

Ciannon Smart

Book

"Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom - and vengeance. Jazmyne is the Queen's daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother's power. Sworn enemies, these two...

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Strangulation  by Ishin Nishio

Strangulation

Ishin Nishio

Book

"This follow-up to Decapitation, and the second part of NISIOISIN's debut Zaregoto series, presents a puzzling murder mystery that tells the story in the voice of a narrator who's trying his hardest to stay out of the action. Now that he's a cool col...

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Where it all lands  by Jennie Wexler

Where it all lands

Jennie Wexler

Book

"Moved from city to city by her father's job, Stevie Rosenstein finds it too hard in trust in anyone or anything. The pain of leaving always hurts too much. Drew and Shane have been best friends through everything. The painful death of Shane's dad; the...

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Tremendous things  by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

Tremendous things

Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

Book

"At the start of ninth grade, Wilbur Nuñez-Knopf is hoping for a fresh start. But he just can't live down a deeply humiliating moment from two years ago that's followed him to high school. His good friend Alex has stuck by him, but Alex has started d...

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Red sky burning  by Teri Terry

Red sky burning

Teri Terry

Book

"Where do you run when there's no one left to trust? She survived the hurricane and now Tabby is on the run, hoping she can make it to her old friend Jago before her pursuers catch her. All she has are questions, about the experiments she saw in the ...

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The queen will betray you  by Sarah Henning

The queen will betray you

Sarah Henning

Book

"After a thousand years of political stability, the realm of The Sand and Sky is up for grabs. Four kingdoms, four rulers vying for the ultimate prize, sovereignty over the entire continent: A ruthless old king spinning webs, whose schemes encompass....

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If you, then me  by Yvonne Woon

If you, then me

Yvonne Woon

Book

"Xia Chan's only escapes from her boring life are Wiser, an artificial intelligence app she designed to answer questions like her future self, and a mysterious online crush she knows only as ObjectPermanence. When she enrolls at the Foundry, an app i...

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Extreme kissing  by Luisa Plaja

Extreme kissing

Luisa Plaja

Book

"Carlota and Bethany are best friends. Bethany is the sensible one with a long-term boyfriend, Carlota is the crazy one with a wild past and rebellious nature. All is fine in their world - apart from Carlota hating her stepdad and longing for a old flame....

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I get loud  by David Ouimet

I get loud

David Ouimet

Graphic novel

"Follows a girl learning to express herself and connect with others. How do you use your voice, once you've finally found it? Growing in self-confidence, she befriends a stranger who becomes her closest companion. Despite their differences, they speak...

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Counting down with you  by Tashie Bhuiyan

Counting down with you

Tashie Bhuiyan

Book

"Karina Ahmed's parents have a lot of rules, and for her it is worth it to follow those rules instead of her dreams. With her parents in Bangladesh for a month, she expects to relax those rules a bit, but when the guy she's tutoring says she's his gi...

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Aetherbound  by E. K. Johnston

Aetherbound

E. K. Johnston

Book

"Pendt Harland's family sees her as a waste of food on their long-haul space cruiser when her genes reveal an undesirable mutation. But if she plays her cards right she might have a chance to do much more than survive. During a space-station layover,...

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Kingdom of ice & bone  by Jill Criswell

Kingdom of ice & bone

Jill Criswell

Book

"Lira and Reyker have lost everything. Including each other. Lira of Stone watched her home burn and her clan fall beneath the sword of the warlord known as the Dragon. She believes the man she loves, a warrior who defected from the Dragon's army, is...

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It ends in fire  by Andrew Shvarts

It ends in fire

Andrew Shvarts

Book

"As a child, Alka witnessed her parents' brutal murder at the hands of Wizards, Taken in by an underground rebel group, Alka is deep undercover at the most prestigious school of magic in the Republic: Blackwater Academy, a place where status is every...

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Lycanthropy and other chronic illnesses  by Kristen O'Neal

Lycanthropy and other chronic illnesses

Kristen O'Neal

Book

"A diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease during her sophomore year at Stanford sends Priya back to her loving but overbearing family in New Jersey. Will she ever be able to go back to premed? Thankfully she has her online pen pal, Brigid, and the "oof ouch...

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Take me home tonight  by Morgan Matson

Take me home tonight

Morgan Matson

Book

"Two girls. One night. ZERO PHONES. Kat and Stevie - best friends, theatre kids, polar opposites - have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. The plan is simple: see a play, eat at NYC’s hottest restaurant and have the best night...

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This golden flame  by Emily Victoria

This golden flame

Emily Victoria

Book

"Orphaned and forced to serve her country's ruling group of scribes, Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother, long ago shipped away. But family bonds don't matter to the Scriptorium, whose sole focus is unlocking the magic of an ancient aut...

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Between perfect and real  by Ray Stoeve

Between perfect and real

Ray Stoeve

Book

"Dean Foster has watched enough YouTube videos and done enough questioning to be sure he's a trans guy. But everyone at his high school thinks he's a lesbian-- including his girlfriend Zoe, and his theater director, who just cast him as a "nontraditi...

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Dog tucker  by K. (Kathryn) Drinkwater

Dog tucker

K. (Kathryn) Drinkwater

Book

Angry and defiant, thirteen year old Devlin believes he's unwanted. His younger siblings, who have been in foster care, are now back home with his mother, who is in an abusive relationship. He's fed up with changing schools and foster homes, and decides...

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Six crimson cranes  by Elizabeth Lim

Six crimson cranes

Elizabeth Lim

Book

"Shiori'anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, fore...

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Hexed  by Julia Tuffs

Hexed

Julia Tuffs

Book

"Jessie Jones has just discovered she's a witch. Too bad there isn't a hex to make slimy Callum Henderson and his friends disappear, yet. New girl, new school, new life on stupid island - thanks Mum. All Jessie Jones wants is to keep her head down, a...

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Flash fire  by TJ Klune

Flash fire

TJ Klune

Book

"Nick landed himself the superhero boyfriend of his dreams, but with new heroes arriving in Nova City it's up to Nick and his friends to determine who is virtuous and who is villainous. Which is a lot to handle for a guy who just wants to finish his....

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Misfit in love  by S. K. Ali

Misfit in love

S. K. Ali

Book

"Janna Yusuf and her friends are planning for her brother's nikah. But what started as a simple marriage ceremony is turning into the biggest event of the summer-and a chance for Janna to finally reveal her crush...or so she thinks"--Publisher's desc...

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The supreme lie  by Geraldine McCaughrean

The supreme lie

Geraldine McCaughrean

Book

"Fifteen-year-old Gloria is maid to Afalia's tyrannical Head of State, Madame Suprema. When the country is hit by unprecedented flooding, Madame Suprema runs away, fearing she will be blamed for the crisis. To cover up this cowardly act, Gloria is made...

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Court of swans  by Melanie Dickerson

Court of swans

Melanie Dickerson

Book

"England, 1381: Delia's idyllic life as daughter of an earl is shattered when her father dies and his wife accuses Delia's seven brothers of treason and murder. The youngest is only ten years old, but this doesn't stop the guards from hauling them off...

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A weekend with Oscar  by Robyn Bavati

A weekend with Oscar

Robyn Bavati

Book

"Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mum and his younger brother Oscar, who has Down syndrome. Though Jamie is still grieving the loss of his dad, life starts to look up when he meets Zara, the new girl at school. When their mum goes away for the w...

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Skin deep  by Hayley Lawrence

Skin deep

Hayley Lawrence

Book

"Scarlett was gifted with beauty. But beauty can be taken in a day, in a single moment, by one car fire. Now permanently scarred, Scarlett has become a smudge in her perfect world. She can see only one acceptable solution: to escape the modern world ...

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Seasons of the storm  by Elle Cosimano

Seasons of the storm

Elle Cosimano

Book

"One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice - live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die. Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter. Like the other Seasons, each year Jack must hunt and kill the...

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Rise to the sun  by Leah (Young adult author) Johnson

Rise to the sun

Leah (Young adult author) Johnson

Book

"Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . . and at being dumped. But after the fallout from her last breakup has left her an outcast at school and at home, she's determined to turn over a new leaf. A crush-free weekend at Farmland Music and Arts Fe...

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The puppet carver  by Scott Cawthon

The puppet carver

Scott Cawthon

Book

"Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night... Consumed by failure... Desperate to keep his kiddie pizzeria from bankruptcy, Jack...

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Cold hearted  by Serena Valentino

Cold hearted

Serena Valentino

Book

"This was supposed to be her happily ever after... It's a familiar tale: A kind and beautiful young girl, reeling from loss. A doting father, frantic to bring a mother's love back into his daughter's life. And the selfish, cruel woman who insinuates ...

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The block  by Ben (Science fiction writer) Oliver

The block

Ben (Science fiction writer) Oliver

Book

"Luka is in prison again but this time it's worse. He's in the Block, a place where reality and simulation start to blur. But an audacious breakout reunites Luka and his friends at last. Hiding out in the heart of the destroyed city, Luka realises the...

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Blackout  by Dhonielle Clayton

Blackout

Dhonielle Clayton

Book

"When a heatwave plunges New York City into darkness, sparks fly for thirteen teenagers caught up in the blackout. A first meeting. Long-time friends. Bitter exes. And maybe the beginning of something new. When the lights go out, people reveal hidden...

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The betrayed  by Kiera Cass

The betrayed

Kiera Cass

Book

"Can you follow your heart when it's already broken? After fleeing the court of Coroa and leaving the memory of her beloved, the assassinated Silas Eastoffe, behind, Hollis is unsteadily adjusting to life with his family. The Eastoffe's affection is a...

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Pumpkin  by Julie Murphy

Pumpkin

Julie Murphy

Book

"Waylon Russell Brewer is a fat, openly gay boy stuck in the small West Texas town of Clover City. His plan is to bide his time until he can graduate, move to Austin with his twin sister, Clementine, and finally go Full Waylon so that he can live his...

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Any way the wind blows  by Rainbow Rowell

Any way the wind blows

Rainbow Rowell

Book

"In Carry On, Simon Snow and his friends realized that everything they thought they understood about the world might be wrong. And in Wayward Son, they wondered whether everything they understood about themselves might be wrong. In Any Way the Wind B...

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The outrage  by William (Horror fiction writer) Hussey

The outrage

William (Horror fiction writer) Hus...

Book

"Welcome to England, where the Protectorate enforces the Public Good. Here, there are rules for everything, what to eat, what to wear, what to do, what to say, what to read, what to think, who to obey, who to hate, who to love. Your safety is assured,...

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Draw me a hero  by N. K. (Nicola Katherine) Ashworth

Draw me a hero

N. K. (Nicola Katherine) Ashworth

Book

"Jane Dawson is fourteen years old, lives with her mum and older sister, loves drawing and wears an old leather flying helmet. Facing another dull term at school, Jane loses herself in her art. But when a boy, Bailey Summer, moves in three doors down,...

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In our own backyard  by Anne Kayes

In our own backyard

Anne Kayes

Book

"It's March 2020 and Liza, her husband and two teenage children are at home in Auckland in level-four lockdown due to Covid-19. Reflections with her family around the dining table inspire Liza to reflect on another challenging time in history nearly ...

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The things we don't see  by Savannah Brown

The things we don't see

Savannah Brown

Book

"Thirty-four years ago, promising singer and Sandown resident Roxy Raines went missing, and was never found. The people of the island are still reluctant to talk about it, claiming Roxy was simply a runaway, but the evidence doesn't quite add up. Mona...

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My epic spring break (up)  by Kristin Rockaway

My epic spring break (up)

Kristin Rockaway

Book

"For coder extraordinaire Ashley, high school is all about prepping for college. Her love life? Virtually nonexistent. She's never been on a date. Never been kissed. Never been in love. When her plans veer off course, Ashley realizes she might be missing...

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Bright burning stars  by A. K. Small

Bright burning stars

A. K. Small

Book

"Best friends Marine Duval and Kate Sanders have trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School since childhood, where they've formed an inseparable bond forged by respective family tragedies and a fierce love for dance. When the body of a student is found...

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Grace and glory  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Grace and glory

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book

"Trinity Marrow has lost the battle and her beloved Protector. Even with both demons and Wardens on her side, Trin may not win the war against the Harbinger. Bringing Lucifer back to the world to fight the Harbinger is probably a really, really bad idea,...

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