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Eleanor & Park

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Until Death Do Us Part

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Until Death Do Us Part by Hiroshi Takashige

 Haruka Touyama is a twelve-year-old girl with incredible precognitive abilities. But her accuracy in predicting the future has made her a target for any number of greedy corporations that would use her power for their own profits. After she is taken from her family, Haruka uses her gift to seek out someone who can help her escape her captors and fixes upon a blind man making his way through the busy streets of Tokyo. Though it may seem an odd choice, Haruka's powers have not led her wrong. Despite his inability to see, her chosen protector's fighting skills become apparent when he draws a sword from his walking stick and takes out a corporation's thugs. Haruka knows she will always be pursued and begs the mystery swordsman to keep her safe..."until death do us part." - from the publisher

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

The Trouble With Flirting

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The Trouble With Flirting by Claire LaZebnik

Loosely based on Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park," relates high school junior Franny's summer at Mansfield College in Portland, Oregon, where she helps her aunt sew costumes for an acting program and gets caught between the boy she likes and the one who likes her.

The Goddess Test

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The Goddess Test trilogy by Aimée Carter

When Henry--a mysterious boy who claims to be Hades, god of the underworld--makes a deal with Kate to help save her mother's life, Kate must pass seven tests and become Henry's immortal lover, or die trying.



Read the entire series:
The Goddess TestGoddess InterruptedThe Goddess Legacy (Book 2.5)The Goddess Inheritance Retelling of: Hades and Persephone

Moonglow

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Moonglow by Michael Griffo

When Mason Robineau was just sixteen, he made a terrible mistake - and earned his first-born an unthinkable curse. With her sixteenth birthday approaching, Dominy Robineau can't help noticing that she's changing - and it's not just hormones. Suddenly she's consumed with anger and aggression, and physically she's growing stronger, more muscular. When her best friend, Jess, is murdered, a devastated Dominy sets out to find Jess' killer. But the truth is worse than she could have imagined, and soon Dominy and her friends must find a way to help her reverse the curse and live a normal life - before someone else dies...

Nightwatchers

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Nightwatchers by Michelle Rowen

Unable to resist a kiss from her crush despite her otherwise careful nature, Samantha is stricken by a mysterious hunger and turns for help to secretive street youth Bishop to stop an encroaching darkness that threatens to overwhelm her.


Read the entire series:
Dark KissWicked Kiss

How to Lead a Life of Crime

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How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller

A teenaged pickpocket, haunted by the ghost of his brother killed by his father, is recruited for Mandel Academy, a school for criminals where only one student survives each semester.

Crash and Burn

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Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan

Steven "Crash" Crashinsky relates his sordid ten-year relationship with David "Burn" Burnett, the boy he stopped from taking their high school hostage at gunpoint.

The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand

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The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway

A bored, self-absorbed teenager commits suicide and later wakes up alive, physically unharmed--thirty-nine times.

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

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The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock

Fourteen-year-old Celia, hurt by her parents' separation, the loss of her only friend, and a classmate's cruelty, has only her poetry for solace until newcomer Drake Berlin befriends her, comes out to her, and seeks her help in connecting with the boy he left behind.
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The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist

Sharing synchronized days of work and education on a desert island of the near future, Veronika, Caroline, Isobel and Eleanor, four girls who are identical in every way except for their hair color, encounter a lone shipwreck survivor named Maya very different kind of girl who compels them to question everything about their existence.

Lizzie Newton

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Lizzie Newton: Victorian Mysteries by Hey-Jin Jeon

Lizzie Newton is expected to know her place as a young woman in Victorian society, but her dream of writing mystery novels and her headstrong nature clash with this ideal and lead her to investigate a host of suspicious activities.


Read the entire series:
Vol. 1Vol. 2

Wither (The Chemical Garden)

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The Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano

After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.



Read the entire series:
WitherFeverSever

An Infidel in Paradise

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An Infidel in Paradise by S.J. Laidlaw

Living in a diplomatic compound in Pakistan with her mother and siblings, a teenage girl struggles to adapt to the customs of a different country and endures an increasingly dangerous political situation with the unexpected help of an enigmatic Muslim classmate.

Out of the Easy

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Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

It's 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

Dance of Shadows

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Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black

Fifteen-year-old Vanessa follows her sister Margaret to an elite Manhattan ballet school, not only gaining admission but also earning the lead in a production of The Firebird, while trying to uncover why and how Margaret and other lead dancers have disappeared.

Notes from Ghost Town

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Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison

Young artist Olivia Tithe struggles to keep her sanity as she unravels the mystery of her first love's death through his ghostly visits.

Out of Nowhere

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Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian

Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.

Hattie Ever After

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Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson

In 1919, seventeen-year-old Hattie leaves the Montana prairie--and her sweetheart Charlie--to become a female reporter in San Francisco.

Sequel to: Hattie Big Sky

Pieces

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Pieces by Chris Lynch

Eighteen-year-old Eric deals with the loss of his older brother Duane by meeting three of the seven recipients of Duane's organs a year after his death, and pondering who they are to him, and he to them

Little Brother

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

Read the sequel: Homeland

Heist Society Series

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Heist Society Series by Ally Carter

A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.



Read the entire series:
Heist SocietyUncommon CriminalsPerfect Scoundrels

The Ruining

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The Ruining by Anna Collomore

Still feeling guilty over the death of her little sister leaves eighteen-year-old Annie vulnerable when she takes a nanny job in beautiful Marin County, California, and meets her very controlling employer.

Dancing in the Dark

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Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati

Passionate about ballet, Ditty Cohen signs up for dance class despite being forbidden to by her Orthodox Jewish parents, then must face the consequences when the two world collide after five and a half years of study.

Beautiful Creatures: The Manga

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Beautiful Creatures: The Manga by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl and Cassandra Jean

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Pantomime

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Pantomime by Laura Lam

Gene, the daughter of a noble family, runs away from the decadence of court to R.H. Ragona's circus of magic, where she meets runaway Micah, whose blood could unlock the mysteries of the world of Ellada.

Hysteria

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Hysteria by Megan Miranda

After stabbing and killing her boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Mallory, who has no memory of the event, is sent away to a boarding school to escape the gossip and threats, but someone or something is following her.

The Reece Malcolm List

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The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

When her father dies suddenly, Devan is shipped off to Los Angeles to live with her estranged mother, Reece Malcolm, a bestselling novelist with little time for a daughter, and Devan navigates her way through her new performing arts school.