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The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

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The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

Read the entire series:
The Alchemyst The MagicianThe SorceressThe NecromancerThe WarlockThe Enchantress

Unbreak My Heart

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Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker

When a crush on a best friend's boyfriend culminates in a broken heart and social ostracism, high school student Clementine embarks on a summertime sailing adventure with her parents and finds healing and renewal in a relationship with fellow sailor, James.

Avengers

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Raised by Wolves

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Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

A girl raised by werewolves must face the horrors of her past to uncover the dark secrets that the pack has worked so hard to hide.




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Raised by WolvesTrail by FireTaken by Storm

Atlanteans

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Atlanteans by Kevin Emerson

A first entry in a new series set in a dystopian future world devastated by global climate change finds Owen Parker discovering that he is a descendant of a highly advanced ancient race that nearly destroyed the earth with aggressive technologies


Read the entire series:
The Lost Code

37 Things I Love (in No Particular Order)

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37 Things I Love (in No Particular Order) by Kekla Magoon

Fifteen-year-old Ellis recalls her favorite things as her mother's desire to turn off the machines that have kept Ellis's father alive for two years fill the last four days of her sophomore year with major changes in herself and her relationships.

Bad Girls Don't Die

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Bad Girls Don't Die Series by Katie Alender

When fifteen-year-old Lexi's younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victorian house seems to take on a life of its own, Lexi investigates and discovers some frightening facts about previous occupants of the house, leading her to believe that many lives are in danger.

Read the entire series:
Bad Girls Don't DieFrom Bad to CursedAs Dead as it Gets

Code Name Verity

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

From What I Remember...

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From What I Remember... by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas

Just before her graduation from La Jolla's exclusive Freiburg Academy, valedictorian and scholarship student Kylie Flores inadvertently ends up in Ensenada, Mexico, with Max, one of the most popular boys in school, where, in twenty-four jam-packed hours, their lives dramatically change.

Gilt

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Gilt by Katherine Longshore

In 1539, Kitty Tylney and her best friend Cat Howard--the audacious, self-proclaimed "Queen of Misrule"--both servants to the Duchess of Norfolk, move to the court of King Henry VIII, who fancies Cat, and when Cat becomes queen, Kitty must learn to navigate the complexities and dangers of the royal court.

The Saga of Larten Crepsley

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The Saga of Larten Crepsley by Darren Shan

When his cousin is murdered at the factory where they both work as child laborers, young Larten Crepsley commits a horrific act and must live on the run until he meets a vampire named Seba Nile who offers him protection and training as a vampire's assistant.


Read the entire series:
Birth of a Killer Ocean of Blood Palace of the DamnedBrothers to the Death

Vampire Kisses

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Vampire Kisses Series by Ellen Schreiber

Sixteen-year-old Raven, an outcast who always wears black and hopes to become a vampire some day, falls in love with the mysterious new boy in town, eager to find out if he can make her dreams come true.

Read the entire series:
Vampire KissesKissing CoffinsVampirevilleDance With a VampireThe Coffin ClubRoyal BloodLove BitesCryptic CravingsImmortal Hearts

Gozilla: Kingdom of Monsters

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Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters by Eric Powell

The King of the Monsters rises again, and for the first time in comics, he's bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga! When Godzilla appears off the coast of Japan, the Japanese government must respond quickly to contain the disaster... but before long, other monsters start appearing all over the world. Can humanity survive this mysterious onslaught of giant beasts?

Read the entire series:
Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3

Abandon

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Abandon Trilogy by Meg Cabot

A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce's life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping, but also reminding her of her visit to the Underworld.

Read the entire series:
AbandonUnderworld Retelling of: Hades and Persephone

Wuftoom

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Wuftoom by Mary Thompson

Confined to a bed in his darkened room, sixth-grader Evan is slowly transforming into a Wuftoom--a large, worm-like creature that lives underground--but when he is offered a chance to join forces with their sworn enemies he must decide whether to give up everything he once loved.

In Honor

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In Honor by Jessi Kirby

Three days after she learns that her brother Finn died serving in Iraq, Honor receives a letter from him asking her to drive his car from Texas to California for a concert, and when his estranged best friend shows up suddenly and offers to accompany her, they set off on a road trip that reveals much about all three of them.
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The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

Em welcomes the chance to spend a month at her aunt's island resort where she can take a break from her family's expectations, but uncovering a family secret makes her reconsider her future.

Second Chance Summer

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Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

After Taylor's father receives devastating news, her parents decide the family will spend the summer at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains where Taylor discovers the people she thought she left behind are still around.

Beauty

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Beauty by Lisa Daily

After being humiliated in front of the boy she has a crush on, Molly is sketched by a mysterious portrait artist to whom she divulges a wish for good looks before waking up to discover that she has become the most beautiful girl in town, a situation that significantly improves her popularity until she realizes that her beauty comes with a price.

Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink

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Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

During a summer internship at a living history museum in Maine, fashion-conscious Libby runs afoul of her roommate, investigates a haunted ship, and seeks a romantic hero like those in the historical novels she loves.

Ladies in Waiting

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Ladies in Waiting by Laura L. Sullivan

 In the seventeenth-century court of England's King Charles II, three young ladies-in-waiting discover a palace teeming with love, intrigue, and treachery.
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First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

Ten months after his twin sister dies, with his family falling apart, Gray Thomas meets an unusual girl at the community college who makes him think life is interesting again.

Dark Vengeance

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Dark Vengeance by Jeff Mariotte

Kerry Proffitt is enjoying her summer job in La Jolla and her houseful of mismatched roommates when she helps an injured man--handsome, mysterious Daniel Blessing, who tells her he is fleeing a witch named Season--putting them all at risk.


Read the entire series:
Summer/FallSummer/Winter

Graceling

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.


Read the entire series:
GracelingFire Companion: Bitterblue

Being Friends With Boys

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Being Friends With Boys by Terra Elan McVoy

Enjoying her position as a girl among several male friends who rely on her for advice and group cohesion, Charlotte, is astonished when a handsome newcomer makes her aware of her femininity and a long-time friend reveals he wants more.

Waiting

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Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

As the tragic death of her older brother devastates the family, teenaged London struggles to find redemption and finds herself torn between her brother's best friend and a handsome new boy in town.

Monster High

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Monster High series by Lisi Harrison

Frankie Stein was created in a laboratory, and when she enters Merston High School camouflaged as a "normi," all she wants is to fit in, but it takes the help of another new student who believes that everyone should be treated equally before Frankie even has a chance.

Read the entire series:
Monster HighThe Ghoul Next DoorWhere There's a Wolf, There's a WayBack and Deader Than Ever

Ai Ore! Love Me

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Ai Ore! by Mayu Shinjō

Mizuki is the female 'prince' of her all-girls school and the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band. Akira is the male 'princess' of his all-boys school and he wants to join Mizuki's band. Love may be on Akira's mind, but romance is difficult when everyone keeps mistaking Mizuki for a boy and Akira for a girl


Read the entire series:
Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5

Shade Trilogy

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Shade Trilogy by Jeri Smith-Ready

Sixteen-year-old Aura of Baltimore, Maryland, reluctantly works at her aunt's law firm helping ghosts with wrongful death cases file suits in hopes of moving on, but it becomes personal when her boyfriend, a promising musician, dies and persistently haunts her.


Read the entire series:
ShadeShiftShine

Welcome Caller, This is Chloe

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Welcome Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

When big-hearted Chloe Camden's best friend shreds her reputation and her school counselor axes her junior independent study project, Chloe is forced to take on a ""more meaningful"" project by joining her school's struggling radio station.

When You Were Mine

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When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

Seniors Rosaline Caplet and Rob Monteg, neighbors and best friends, have finally become a couple at their Southern California high school, but when Rosie's estranged cousin Juliet moves back into town and pursues Rob in an unstable, needy, and vindictivemanner, Rosie starts to worry not just about Rob's emotions, but about his very life.

What She Left Behind

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What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen

Sixteen-year-old Sara's mother goes missing before she and Sara can move to a new town to escape Sara's physically abusive father.

Wanted

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Wanted by Heidi Ayarbe

Seventeen-year-old Michal Garcia, a bookie at Carson City High School, raises the stakes in her illegal activities after she meets wealthy, risk-taking Josh Ellison.