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The lighthouse  by Alex Bell

The lighthouse

Alex Bell

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"On Bird Rock, gannets circle and thick mist surrounds the lighthouse at its centre, hiding the secrets of a tragic past within... From the second they set foot on the island to join their dad and his new family, Jess and Rosie feel that something’s wrong....

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The other ones  by Fran Hart

The other ones

Fran Hart

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"Sal hates standing out. But he lives in a haunted house - and everybody knows it. His oldest friend, Dirk, tries to help ... but he wants to stay popular, and Sal isn't helping. Elsie was popular - until recently. Now she's on the outcast's table too ... and...

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This is not the end  by Molly Morris

This is not the end

Molly Morris

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"Ever since the sudden deaths of his parents, seventeen-year-old Hugh has developed a serious preoccupation with endings -- one that gets a little complicated when he discovers that high-school outcast Olivia Moon can't die. He agrees to drive Olivia to New...

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Bad at love  by Gabriela (Linguist) Martins

Bad at love

Gabriela (Linguist) Martins

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"Ever since Daniel moved to L.A. from Brazil to join the band Mischief & Mayhem, he's become the tabloids' bad boy. Paparazzi follow him and girls swoon over him ... except for Sasha, who hates bad boys. When a chance encounter brings them together, Sasha sees...

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Fraternity  by Andy Mientus

Fraternity

Andy Mientus

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"In the fall of 1991, sixteen-year-old transfer student Zooey Orson falls in with a group of boys who share the same secret--one which they can only express openly within the safety of the clandestine gatherings of the Vicious Circle--but when the boys...

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Who we were in the dark  by Jessica Taylor

Who we were in the dark

Jessica Taylor

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"Donner Lake is famous for its dazzling waters, dramatic mountains, and the travelers trapped there long ago who did unspeakable things to survive. But for lonely Nora Sharpe, Donner was where a girl named Grace glided into her life one night and exploded her...

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Blood and moonlight  by Erin Beaty

Blood and moonlight

Erin Beaty

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"Rising above the city of Collis is the holy Sanctum. And watching over its spires is Catrin, an orphan girl with unique skills - for she alone can spot the building's flaws in construction before they turn deadly. But when Catrin witnesses a murderer escaping...

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Valiant ladies  by Melissa Grey

Valiant ladies

Melissa Grey

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"By day Eustaquia "Kiki" de Sonza and Ana Lezama de Urinza are proper young seventeeth century ladies. When night falls, they trade in their silks and lace for swords and muskets, venturing out into the vibrant, bustling, crime-ridden streets of Potosí, in the...

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A little bit country  by Brian D. Kennedy

A little bit country

Brian D. Kennedy

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"Emmett Maguire wants to be country music’s biggest gay superstar a far reach when you’re seventeen and living in Illinois. But for now, he’s happy to do the next best thing: Stay with his aunt in Jackson Hollow, Tennessee, for the summer and perform at the...

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Manners & mutiny  by Gail Carriger

Manners & mutiny

Gail Carriger

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"In an alternate England of 1851, Sophronia Temminnick is the only hope for her friends, her school, and all of London when she must put her espionage training to the test to thwart an evil Picklemen plot"--Publisher's description.

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson  by John Green

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green

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When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.

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Sixteen souls  by Rosie Talbot

Sixteen souls

Rosie Talbot

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"Someone is stripping Europe’s most haunted city of its spirits. When self-destructive, 16-year-old seer, Charlie Frith, realises that one of his own ghostly friends has gone missing, he must put aside his own safety -- and reclusive existence -- if he is to...

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Never ever getting back together  by Sophie Gonzales

Never ever getting back together

Sophie Gonzales

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"Eighteen-year-old Maya dumped her cheating ex-boyfriend Jordy two years ago. So, when she receives a call to participate in Second Chance Romance - a reality show in which the now-famous Jordy re-dates his ex-girlfriends - she isn't interested... until she...

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The dragon's promise  by Elizabeth Lim

The dragon's promise

Elizabeth Lim

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"Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon's pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she ever imagined. She must journey to the kingdom of dragons, navigate political intrigue among humans and dragons...

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How to survive your murder  by Danielle Valentine

How to survive your murder

Danielle Valentine

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"Alice Lawrence is the sole witness in her sister's murder trial. And in the year since Claire's death, Alice's life has completely fallen apart. Her parents have gotten divorced, she's moved into an apartment that smells like bologna, and she is being forced...

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Lucy Clark will not apologize  by Margo Rabb

Lucy Clark will not apologize

Margo Rabb

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"Lucy Clark has had it. After being bullied one too many times, Lucy retaliates. But when the fallout is far worse than she meant it to be, she gets sent to Manhattan to serve as a full-time companion to the eccentric Edith Fox. Edith is glamorous and...

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Blood scion  by Deborah Falaye

Blood scion

Deborah Falaye

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"Fifteen-year-old Sloane can incinerate an enemy at will; she is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods. But under the brutal rule of the Lucis, her identity means her death. Her mother knew as much. She disappeared trying to hide Sloane's truth....

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The switch  by Anthony Horowitz

The switch

Anthony Horowitz

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"One evening Tad makes the mistake of wishing he was someone else. He wakes up as Bob Snarby, in the shabbiest funfair imaginable. Switched from a life of luxury to a life of squalor, Tad finds himself in a world of crime, cruelty, mysterious fortune tellers...

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Four for the road  by K. J. (Writer of young adult fiction) Reilly

Four for the road

K. J. (Writer of young adult fiction)...

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"Asher Hunting wants revenge on the drunk driver who killed his mom and got off on a technicality. He ends up in a bereavement group, where he makes some unexpected friends: Sloane, who lost her dad to cancer; Will, who lost his little brother to a different...

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Margot Mertz for the win  by Carrie McCrossen

Margot Mertz for the win

Carrie McCrossen

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"It's senior year. And Margot's on a mission to be a better Margot. Which means saying goodbye to her old cleanup business -- and its inherent moral ambiguities. To round out her college application, Margot volunteers for a state senate campaign and finds out...

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Bloodmarked  by Tracy Deonn

Bloodmarked

Tracy Deonn

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"All Bree wanted was to uncover the truth behind her mother's death. So she infiltrated the Legendborn Order, a secret society descended from King Arthur's knights -- only to discover her own ancestral power. Now, Bree has become someone new: A Medium. A...

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Soul of the deep  by Natasha Bowen

Soul of the deep

Natasha Bowen

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"When signs of the eight ajogun begin to appear, Simi teams up with the corrupt trickster god Esu to stop the demon warlords before they enter the human realm and ruin humankind"--Publisher's description.

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Veil of winter  by Melanie Dickerson

Veil of winter

Melanie Dickerson

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"France, 1382. Princess Elyce is being forced to marry, thus forming an alliance that will enrich her father but enslave her kingdom. She feigns her death and flees to Prague to beg King Wenceslaus to help save her people. In England, young knight Sir Gerard...

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Café con lychee  by Emery Lee

Café con lychee

Emery Lee

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"Theo Mori and Gabriel Moreno have always been at odds. Their parents own rival businesses-an Asian American cafâe and a Puerto Rican bakery-and Gabi's lack of coordination has cost their soccer team too many games to count. Stuck in the closet and scared to...

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As good as dead  by Holly Jackson

As good as dead

Holly Jackson

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"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 her...

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Today tonight tomorrow  by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Today tonight tomorrow

Rachel Lynn Solomon

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"Throughout the years both Rowan and Neil have been at competition with one another on everything from who has the best ideas for school functions to which one will be their graduating class's valedictorian. However, in the twenty-four hours left they have as...

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Out of sight, out of time  by Ally Carter

Out of sight, out of time

Ally Carter

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"The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan--an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and...

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Descent  by Roland Smith

Descent

Roland Smith

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"Peak and his team need to descend into Tibet after surviving an avalanche on the remote and isolated mountain of Hkakabo Razi. The only catch is that Peak's famous mountaineering father, Josh, and climbing guide, Zopa, are both wanted by the Chinese...

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Poe Dameron  by Alex Segura

Poe Dameron

Alex Segura

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"Poe Dameron has always wanted to fly. His mother was an A-wing pilot for the Rebellion, and showed him everything she knew about flying. After her death, Poe wants to leave Yavin 5 but his father wants him to stay put. Poe is hired as a pilot by a gang of...

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The parasite  by Richard Paul Evans

The parasite

Richard Paul Evans

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"Michael and his friends learn that returning to a normal life is not only more difficult than they imagined, but that normal doesn't last. Like the mythical Hydra, cutting off the head of the global Elgen only created more enemies"--Publisher's description.

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The worlds within you  by Shreya Ramachandran

The worlds within you

Shreya Ramachandran

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"The Worlds Within You tells the story of Ami Shekar, who has decided to take a break from her first year of university in the UK and return to her home in Chennai. Ami is stuck, and finds herself fretting, overthinking and retreating into her own head. But...

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This is our place  by Vitor Martins

This is our place

Vitor Martins

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"The house at Number 8 Sunflower Street tells the stories of three teenagers who have lived within its walls in the 21st century--Ana, a lesbian forced to leave her home, Greg sent to live with his aunt when his parents divorce, and Beto, a would-be...

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Gleanings  by Neal Shusterman

Gleanings

Neal Shusterman

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"There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down. For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the...

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The Luminaries  by Susan Dennard

The Luminaries

Susan Dennard

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"Winnie Wednesday wants nothing more than to join the Luminaries, the ancient order that protects Winnie's town - and the rest of humanity - from the monsters and nightmares that rise in the forest of Hemlock Falls every night. Ever since her father was...

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Salt and Sugar  by Rebecca Carvalho

Salt and Sugar

Rebecca Carvalho

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"To save her family's bakery, Salt, which as been at war with the Molinas' bakery, Sugar, across the street, Lari Ramires does the unthinkable by teaming up with Pedro Molinas to save both their bakeries, falling in love in the process"--Publisher's...

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Jasmine Zumideh needs a win  by Susan Azim Boyer

Jasmine Zumideh needs a win

Susan Azim Boyer

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"After lying on her college admissions, seventeen-year-old Jasmine needs to win her senior class election, but the Iran Hostage Crisis explodes across the nightly news and her opponent begins to stir up anti-Iranian hysteria at school causing Jasmine to...

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The dawn of Yangchen  by F. C. Yee

The dawn of Yangchen

F. C. Yee

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"Plagued by the voices of Avatars before her for as long as she can remember, Yangchen travels to Bin-Er in the Earth Kingdom where she partners with an informant named Kavik and soon learns to rely on her own wisdom and continue her journey from uncertain...

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Milo and Marcos at the end of the world  by Kevin Christopher Snipes

Milo and Marcos at the end of the world

Kevin Christopher Snipes

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"Milo's high school career has gone relatively smoothly, and in senior year he figures he's overdue for an Epic Teenage Catastrophe. Marcos returns to their Florida high school for the first time since freshman year, and Milo must confront the long-buried...

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The scratch daughters  by Hannah Abigail Clarke

The scratch daughters

Hannah Abigail Clarke

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"Sideways Pike is desperate. It turns out that Madeline Kline didn't want to make out with her; infinitely worse, she was only flirting to get access to Sideways' specter. Madeline has ripped the magical soul out of Sideways' throat, and with it, everything...

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Let the sky fall  by Shannon Messenger

Let the sky fall

Shannon Messenger

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"Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. He has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who's swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real but he hopes she is....

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One  by Sarah Crossan

One

Sarah Crossan

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Grace and Tippi are twins. Conjoined twins. And at the age of sixteen, their life begins to change. No longer able to be home-schooled, it's time for them to join society and for them to see the world. And for world to see them. For the first time ever, they...

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The crate  by James Norcliffe

The crate

James Norcliffe

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A dark lake with darker secrets.The bizarre delivery of a mysterious crate. A fortune-teller unnerved by what she reads in a palm. Why is the past reaching for the present with such bony fingers? For the four teenagers staying near a West Coast lake, what...

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Ghosting you  by Alexander C. Eberhart

Ghosting you

Alexander C. Eberhart

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"Tommy hears dead people. Okay, one dead person. His best friend, Chase. Since his death, Tommy can't stop hearing his voice. They talk every day and Tommy even sends him texts, but it always ends the same. Message failed to send. Until one day, a stranger...

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Friends like these  by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

Friends like these

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

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"Tegan Sheffield's annual end-of-summer beach party is the only way to start their senior year. At least that's what Jake Healy tells his girlfriend Jessica Sanchez. But when a video prank from the party goes viral and a body is discovered at the beach, Jake...

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Lightlark  by Alex Aster

Lightlark

Alex Aster

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"Every 100 years the island of Lightlark appears. Its purpose: to host the Centennial, a deadly game that only the rulers of six realms are invited to play. The Centennial offers the six rulers one final chance to break the curses that have plagued their...

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Belladonna  by Adalyn Grace

Belladonna

Adalyn Grace

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"Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being -- and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at...

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A secret princess  by Margaret Stohl

A secret princess

Margaret Stohl

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"Best friends Mary Lennox, Sara Crewe, and Cedric Erroll flee their repressive boarding school, intending to start over in the theaters of Paris, but they instead find themselves at Cedric's estate in Yorkshire, where a hidden garden helps them realize their...

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Drizzle, dreams, and lovestruck things  by Maya Prasad

Drizzle, dreams, and lovestruck things

Maya Prasad

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"Four sisters, four seasons, four flavors of romance. The Singh sisters grew up helping their father navigate the bustle of the Songbird Inn. Nestled on dreamy and drizzly Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest, the inn's always been warm and cozy and filled...

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Reloaded  by Chris Ryan

Reloaded

Chris Ryan

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"In the year since Zak Darke was approached by a shadowy government agency to become Agent 21, his world has changed completely. But there is no time to reflect on this - the undercover operations go on. Zak is sent to a port in west Africa, a known terrorist...

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Waking the witch  by Rachel Burge

Waking the witch

Rachel Burge

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"'I tried to keep you safe, but I see now that I can't. They won't stop until they have you...' When Ivy's search for her mother draws her to a remote Welsh isle, she uncovers a dark secret about her past. An ancient and corrupt power is stalking Ivy, and her...

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Cursed  by Marissa Meyer

Cursed

Marissa Meyer

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"Serilda and Gild cannot break the curses that tether their spirits to Adalheid’s haunted castle. There they remain trapped for eternity. On the night of the Endless Moon, the Erlking means to capture one of the seven gods and so be reunited with his lover,...

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Attack of the black rectangles  by A. S. (Amy Sarig) King

Attack of the black rectangles

A. S. (Amy Sarig) King

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"When sixth-grader Mac discovers several words of his classroom copy of Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic are blacked out he is outraged, so he, his friends, and his eccentric family set out to do something about the censorship imposed by one teacher and the...

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Night of the raven, dawn of the dove  by Rati Mehrotra

Night of the raven, dawn of the dove

Rati Mehrotra

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"In Rati Mehrotra's Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove, a young guardswoman struggles with her unwitting role as a major pawn in the deadly games between two kingdoms in a monster-infested alternate medieval India. Bound to the queen of Chandela by a...

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Nothing sung and nothing spoken  by Nita Tyndall

Nothing sung and nothing spoken

Nita Tyndall

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"A heart-wrenching queer historical YA romance set in the Swing Youth movement of World War II Berlin. Charlotte Kraus would follow Angelika Haas anywhere. Which is how she finds herself in an underground club one Friday night the summer before World War II,...

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The epic story of every living thing  by Deb Caletti

The epic story of every living thing

Deb Caletti

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"Harper Proulx is convinced that without knowing her anonymous sperm donor father, she can't know herself. When a chance Instagram post connects Harper to a half sibling, she joins her newfound half siblings on a voyage to Hawaii to face their father. The...

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Murder of crows  by K. (Kayla) Ancrum

Murder of crows

K. (Kayla) Ancrum

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"When Tig Torres first moved back to her hometown of Hollow Falls, she solved the infamous Lit Killer case--and cleared her late Aunt Beth's name in the process. Tig's work on the case brought her to the attention of Hollow Falls's local armchair detective...

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Greywaren  by Maggie Stiefvater

Greywaren

Maggie Stiefvater

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"This is the story of the Lynch family. Niall and Mor escaped their homeland for a new start, and lost themselves in what they found. Declan has grown up as the responsible son, the responsible brother - only to find there is no way for him to keep his family...

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The last whale  by Christopher Vick

The last whale

Christopher Vick

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"From killers to conservationists, Carnegie-shortlisted Chris Vick tells the story of three generations of the Kristensen family, their history as whale hunters and later their mission to save the great whales and our planet. Summer, the Present: Fiery and...

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The girl in the castle  by James Patterson

The girl in the castle

James Patterson

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"My Name is Hannah Dory and I need you to believe me. NOW: Hannah is brought to Belman Psych, told she is suffering from hallucinations and delusions. Hannah knows the truth: she must return to the past and save her sister. 1347: Hannah and her village are...

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One drop  by Peter Kalu

One drop

Peter Kalu

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"In war-torn Britain, inseparable Black Radicals Axel and Dune are arrested. With SIMs implanted in their heads, they are placed in a prison camp for those who defy the Bloods' white supremacist government. The SIMs brainwash them with the Bloods' evil...

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The haunting of Tyrese Walker  by J. P. Rose

The haunting of Tyrese Walker

J. P. Rose

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"After a shocking event leaves Tyrese struggling with grief, he's taken to visit family in Jamaica. From the first night, strange things start happening: impossible visions, blackouts, swarms of insects, and the discovery of a grave hidden deep in the...

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One more mountain  by Deborah Ellis

One more mountain

Deborah Ellis

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"In Kabul, 15-year-old Damsa runs away to avoid being forced into marriage by her family. She is helped by Shauzia who takes her to her friend Parvana's Green Valley school. When the Taliban were defeated in 2001, Parvana and Shauzia were able to reimagine...

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Cruel illusions  by Margie Fuston

Cruel illusions

Margie Fuston

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"Ever since a vampire murdered her mother, Ava has been determined to get revenge. But ten years later, having survived foster home after foster home, and without a single sighting of a vampire, Ava has begun to lose hope. That is, until she stumbles across a...

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If you could see the Sun  by Ann (Young adult author) Liang

If you could see the Sun

Ann (Young adult author) Liang

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"Alice Sun has always felt invisible at her elite Beijing international boarding school, where sh'es the only scholarship student in a sea of uber-wealthy classmates. but she has a plan: be top of the class, attend a prestigious university, secure a killer...

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What souls are made of  by Tasha Suri

What souls are made of

Tasha Suri

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"Two lost souls cut off from their heritage find solace in each other in this remix of the gothic novel Wuthering Heights"--Publisher's description.

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Pretty dead queens  by Alexa Donne

Pretty dead queens

Alexa Donne

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"Not long after seventeen-year-old Cecelia Ellis arrives to live with her estranged grandmother in a coastal California town, the high school homecoming queen is found dead and Cecelia, fearing a copycat killer is on the loose, throws herself into the...

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How Maya got fierce  by Sona Charaipotra

How Maya got fierce

Sona Charaipotra

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"She may be a California farm girl, but seventeen-year-old Maya's vision board is all about Fashion and Fierce--the New York City women's magazine she's been reading since she was ten. As the oldest daughter of Punjabi garlic farmers, though, Maya's path is...

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The charmed list  by Julie Abe

The charmed list

Julie Abe

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"Sixteen-year-old Ellie's summer plans to shed her wallflower persona are upended when she is forced to go on a road trip to the Magical Retailers' Convention with her former best friend Jack, but what starts out as a punishment turns into an opportunity to...

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The black girls left standing  by Juliana Goodman

The black girls left standing

Juliana Goodman

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"Sixteen-year-old Beau Willet has dreams of being an artist and one day leaving the Chicago projects she's grown up in. But after her older sister, Katia, is killed by an off-duty police officer, Beau knows she has to clear her sister's name by finding the...

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Lia and Beckett's abracadabra  by Amy Noelle Parks

Lia and Beckett's abracadabra

Amy Noelle Parks

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"Lia Sawyer's grandmother wants her to compete in a stage magic contest, even though her parents object. She will be judged by a bunch of old-school magicians who think that because she's a girl her only magical talents lie in wearing sparkly dresses,...

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Wake the bones  by Elizabeth Kilcoyne

Wake the bones

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

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"Dark, gripping, and gorgeous, Wake the Bones will lead you into the woods and keep you up late. As lush and sweltering as a Kentucky summer... Elizabeth Kilcoyne is a force. - Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author The sleepy little farm that Laurel...

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The king is dead  by Benjamin Dean

The king is dead

Benjamin Dean

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"Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets The Inheritance Games in this Black LGBTQ+ royal romp full of heart-swooning romance, scandalous secrets and one hell of a mystery. James has been a prince all of his life, and since he was born, he's been thrust into...

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The final gambit  by Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn) Barnes

The final gambit

Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn) Barnes

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"Avery's fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking about. To inherit billions, all Avery has to do is survive a few more weeks in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are...

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American betiya  by Anuradha D. Rajurkar

American betiya

Anuradha D. Rajurkar

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"Rani Kelkar has never lied to her parents, until she meets Oliver. The same qualities that draw her in--his tattoos, his charisma, his passion for art--make him her mother's worst nightmare. They begin dating in secret, but when Oliver's troubled home life...

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Strike the zither  by Joan He

Strike the zither

Joan He

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"The year is 414 of the Xin Dynasty, and chaos abounds. A puppet empress is on the throne. The realm has fractured into three factions and three warlordesses hoping to claim the continent for themselves. But Zephyr knows it's no contest. Orphaned at a young...

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Princess of souls  by Alexandra Christo

Princess of souls

Alexandra Christo

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"Selestra is heir to a powerful magic. Locked away in a tower by a cruel king, her destiny is to foretell death and harvest doomed souls to feed his immortality. Nox is a soldier who has spent years plotting vengeance on the crown. Now he's determined to steal...

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Strange angels  by Lili St. Crow

Strange angels

Lili St. Crow

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"Sixteen-year-old Dru's psychic abilities helped her father battle zombies and other creatures of the "Real World," but now she must rely on herself, a werwulf-bitten friend, and a half-human vampire hunter to learn who murdered her parents, and...

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The ones we burn  by Rebecca Mix

The ones we burn

Rebecca Mix

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"I am the monster. I am the shield. I am the knife in the dark. Ranka is tired of death. All she wants now is to be left alone, living out her days in Witchik's wild north with the coven that raised her, attempting to forget the horrors of her past. But when...

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Funeral girl  by Emma K. Ohland

Funeral girl

Emma K. Ohland

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"A more serious Pushing Daisies mixed with a more thoughtful Dear Evan Hansen makes for a moving exploration of anxiety, grief, and the power of human connection in the face of existential uncertainties. Sixteen-year-old Georgia Richter feels conflicted about...

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Azar on fire  by Olivia Abtahi

Azar on fire

Olivia Abtahi

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"After a bad case of colic as a baby, Azar's vocal folds give her a rasp the envy of a chain-smoking bullfrog. Her classmates might just think she's quiet, but Azar is saving her voice for when it really counts-- talking to her classmates is not high on her...

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A darkness at the door  by Intisar Khanani

A darkness at the door

Intisar Khanani

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"Only Rae knows how deep the corruption at the heart of her kingdom runs. Imprisoned on a slave ship, she effects a harrowing escape - but her freedom comes with the weight of dangerous debts and terrifying magic. Now, to free her land from the growing...

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Read between the lies  by Malcolm Duffy

Read between the lies

Malcolm Duffy

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"Two very different boys, one new family, a shared struggle and a big secret. Tommy is talented, cool, a young offender, and dyslexic. Ryan is smart, uncool, well-behaved, and dyslexic. The two develop an unlikely friendship. As Ryan helps Tommy to read, a...

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Forward march  by Skye Quinlan

Forward march

Skye Quinlan

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"Harper 'Band Geek' McKinley just wants to make it through her senior year of marching band--and her Republican father's presidential campaign. That was a tall order to start, but everything was going well enough until someone made a fake gay dating profile...

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Scattered showers  by Rainbow Rowell

Scattered showers

Rainbow Rowell

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"A collection of nine stories about love and life featuring best friends, princes, trolls, imaginary boys, and Simon Snow"--Publisher's description.

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The whispering dark  by Kelly Andrew

The whispering dark

Kelly Andrew

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"Delaney Meyers-Petrov is tired of being seen as fragile just because she's Deaf. So, when she's accepted into a prestigious program at Godbole University that trains students to slip between parallel worlds, she's excited for the chance to prove herself. But...

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Mines of the minotaur  by Julia Golding

Mines of the minotaur

Julia Golding

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"Mythical creatures still exist, hidden from the modern world by a secret society determined to keep these wild and mysterious creatures safe from those who wish to destroy them. When an unknown entity forces Connie to create destructive storms, the head of...

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Travelers along the way  by Aminah Mae Safi

Travelers along the way

Aminah Mae Safi

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"Jerusalem, 1192. The Third Crusade rages on. Rahma al-Hud loyally followed her elder sister Zeena into the war over the Holy Land, but now that the Faranji invaders have gotten reinforcements from Richard the Lionheart, all she wants to do is get herself and...

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Icebreaker  by A. L. Graziadei

Icebreaker

A. L. Graziadei

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"Mickey James III is following in his father's (and grandfather's) skates by playing hockey at Hartland University, but he is not enjoying the situation: for one thing he is seriously depressed, unsure of anything, even whether he can make it as a hockey...

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You can trust me  by Gina Blaxill

You can trust me

Gina Blaxill

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"When Alana's best friend is found drowned in a pool, the forensic reports discover date-rape drug GHB in her blood. GHB from a drink Alana knows was meant for her. Despite the swirling rumours, the suspected group of boys seem untouchable. To investigate,...

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The crossing  by Ernie Rijs

The crossing

Ernie Rijs

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"Tim is nearing the end of his final year of secondary school and all he wants is for it to finish. Against his better judgement he agrees to the Principal's request for him to 'buddy up' with Gabriel, a refugee from South Sudan. Two months and it'll be done,...

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The gorgon's gaze  by Julia Golding

The gorgon's gaze

Julia Golding

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"Mallins Wood is home to the last surviving gorgon, and Col's mother, the gorgon's supernatural Companion, is determined to save it from encroaching development--even to the point of endangering Col and his best friend Connie, the most powerful Companion...

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Game of strength and storm  by Rachel Menard

Game of strength and storm

Rachel Menard

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"Seventeen-year-olds Gen and Castor of Olympia race to be the first to complete six nearly impossible challenges to obtain their greatest desire, and only one will win while the other walks away with nothing--if she walks away at all"--Publisher's description.

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This golden state  by Marit Weisenberg

This golden state

Marit Weisenberg

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"Poppy doesn't know why her family has been running her whole life, but she does know that there are dire consequences if they're ever caught. Still, her curiosity grows each year, as does her desire for real friends and the chance to build on something,...

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Hell followed with us  by Andrew Joseph White

Hell followed with us

Andrew Joseph White

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"Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him - the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world's population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can't get their hands on him, or more...

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Never saw you coming  by Erin Hahn

Never saw you coming

Erin Hahn

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"Raised by conservative parents, eighteen-year-old Meg Hennessey just found out her entire childhood was a lie. Instead of taking a gap year before college to find herself, she ends up traveling north to meet what's left of the family she never knew existed....

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In the key of us  by Mariama Lockington

In the key of us

Mariama Lockington

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"While thirteen-year-old Andi has suffered from anxiety attacks ever since her mother died ten months ago, Zora starting hurting herself whenever she feels out of control; they are both at Camp Harmony, an elite summer music camp, trying to deal with their...

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Eternally yours

Eternally yours

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"Vampires and merpeople, angels and demons—the paranormal is full of unusual beings. The stories in this anthology imagine worlds where the only thing more powerful than the supernatural... is love"--Publisher's description.

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Until we break  by Matthew Dawkins

Until we break

Matthew Dawkins

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"As the only Black student at her ballet academy, Naomi Morgan knows her feelings of isolation and artistic sacrifice are the price she has to pay in order to win the Youth American Grand Prix, the country's most prestigious dance competition. Winning means...

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The empress of time  by Kylie Lee Baker

The empress of time

Kylie Lee Baker

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"Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami, Ren Scarborough is no longer the girl who was chased out of England - she is the Goddess of Death ruling Japan's underworld. But her problems have never been greater. Her Shinigami see her as a foreigner on the...

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