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Ripper

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Ripper by Stefan Petrucha

Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truthcan be worse than ignorance.

Gil Marsh

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Gil Marsh by A.C.E. Bauer

High school track star Gil Marsh comes to terms with the loss of his close friend and teammate, Enko, and his own mortality while on a journey to find Enko's grave in this modern retelling of the ancient Sumerian tale of Gilgamesh.

Bad Boy

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Bad Boy by Dream Jordan

Devastated to find herself back in a group home after a peaceful year of living with loving foster parents, a Brooklyn teenager striving to become strong and independent soon falls prey to the dangerous affections of a good looking but shady young man.

Clarity

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Clarity by Kim Harrington

Sixteen-year-old Clare Fern, a member of a family of psychics, helps the mayor and a skeptical detective solve a murder in a Cape Cod town during the height of tourist season--with her brother a prime suspect.

Read the entire series:
ClarityPerception

The Parasol Protectorate

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The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

When Alexia, a soulless spinster with the ability to negate supernatural powers, accidentally kills a vampire, her life goes from bad to worse when Lord Maccon, a gorgeous werewolf, is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

Read the entire series:
SoullessChangelessBlamelessHeartlessTimeless

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Racing California

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Racing California by Janet Nichols Lynch

High school senior Evan is conflicted when he is recruited for the prestigious Amgen Tour of California bicycle race by one of his heroes, and must decide whether to pursue his love of racing or go to college after he graduates from his Arizona high school.

Double

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Double by Jenny Valentine

When sixteen-year-old Chap is mistaken for a missing boy, he leaves the home where he has been living temporarily and takes on this new identity, not knowing that it is as dangerous and uncertain as the life he has left behind.

Faery Tales & Nightmares

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Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr

A collection of 12 stories by the author of the best-selling Wicked Lovely series features dark and light magic in the form of unexpected creatures who appear from behind bushes, rise from beneath the seas, or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue relentlessly the objects of their attention, with amorous or sinister intent.

The Catastrophic History of You and Me

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The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Just before her sixteenth birthday, Brie Eagan literally dies of a broken heart when her boyfriend tells her he does not love her, and she then must go through the five stages of grief, while watching her friends and family try to cope with her death, before her faith in love is restored and she can move on to the afterlife.

Trafficked

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Trafficked by Kim Purcell

A seventeen-year-old Moldovan girl whose parents have been killed is brought to the United States to work as a slave for a family in Los Angeles.

Tantalize

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Tantalize Series by Cynthia Leitich Smith

When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

Read the entire series
TantalizeEternalBlessedDiabolicalTantalize: Kieren's Story (Graphic Novel)

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare

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The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

Sixteen-year-old Ella Marino is nearly invisible at Willing School, but while seriously crushing on her French tutor--the very visible Alex Bainbridge--her French lessons suddenly become even more interesting.

The Disenchantments

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The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Colby's post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.

Sektion 20

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Sektion 20 by Paul Dowswell

Forbidden to leave East Berlin during the Cold War, teen Alex draws the attention of the Stasi and is denied education and employment when he is unable to obey the oppressive regime edicts, prompting a desperate family plan to escape.

Incredible Hulks

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Incredible Hulks by various

The Hulk is gone - transformed back into Bruce Banner, seemingly forever. But Banner knows the Hulk never stays buried. He knows he must prepare. Banner locates Skaar, the Hulk's half-alien son, who burns for revenge on his father. But he's not nearly a match for the Hulk. So now it's up to Banner to train the boy - to kill him once and for all!

Incredible Hulks by Greg Pak:
Chaos WarDark SonPlanet SavageHeart of the MonsterIncredible Hulks by Jeff Parker:
Fall of the HulksMovies:
Hulk
The Incredible Hulk

See also: The Avengers

The Butterfly Clues

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The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison

Having experienced compulsive behavior all her life, Lo's symptoms getting her into trouble when she witnesses a murder while wandering dangerous quarters of Cleveland, Ohio, collecting things that do not belong to her, obsessing about her brother's death.

Orchards

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Orchards by Lily Thompson

Sent to Japan for the summer after an eighth-grade classmate's suicide, half-Japanese, half-Jewish Kana Goldberg tries to fit in with relatives she barely knows and reflects on the guilt she feels over the tragedy back home.

Someone Else's Life

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Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale

When seventeen-year-old Rosie's mother dies from Huntington's Disease, a devastating secret is revealed that sends Rosie on a journey from England to the United States with her ex-boyfriend, where she discovers yet more deeply-buried and troubling secrets and lies.

Kendra Chronicles

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Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn

Tells the story of Kendra, a witch, and the first three-hundred years of her life, including takes on a classic fairy tale, the 1666 plague in Britain, the Titanic disaster, and the story of a modern-day, plain stepsister.

Read the entire series:
Bewitching

The Mockingbirds

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The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

When Alex, a junior at an elite preparatory school, realizes that she may have been the victim of date rape, she confides in her roommates and sister who convince her to seek help from a secret society, the Mockingbirds.

Read the entire series:
The MockingbirdsRivals

Dead to You

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Dead to You by Lisa McMann

Having been abducted at age seven, abandoned, a foster child, and homeless, Ethan, now sixteen, is happy to be home until his brother's suspicion and his own inability to remember something unspeakable from his early childhood begin to tear the family apart.

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

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Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis

Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother.

Mars Trilogy

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Mars Trilogy: A Princess of Mars; the Gods of Mars; the Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Brings together the first three John Carter of Mars books, illustrated by well-known fantasy illustrators, as John arrives on Mars for the first time and works to win the heart of a princess, fights the dreaded Black Pirates, and faces an evil that threatens to destroy the planet and everything he has grown to love.

Movie:
John Carter

The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

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The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan

From the screenwriting process, casting decisions, and elaborate sets and costumes to the actors' performances and directors' vision, fans can go behind the scenes of The Hunger Games movie with this definitive companion to the breathtaking film.

Pure

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Pure by Julianna Baggott

In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.

Dj Rising

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DJ Rising by Love Maia

Sixteen-year-old Marley Diego-Dylan's career as "DJ Ice" is skyrocketing, but his mother's heroin addiction keeps dragging him back to earth.

The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty

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The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty by Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Co-founded by the legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli films have enthralled and enchanted audiences across the world. The Art of series gives fans the opportunity to follow their favorite film from initial concept to the silver screen, thanks to hundreds of sketches, concept drawings, and animation cels, plus in-depth interviews with the creators. - from the publisher

Ship Breaker

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.


Companion: The Drowned Cities