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The Compound

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The Compound by S. A. Bodeen

After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

Sequel: Fallout

Quarantine

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Quarantine by James Phelan

Longing for peace and safety in a Chelsea Piers survivor outpost, Jesse warns his companions about the dangers of hunting Chasers only to be countered by their irrational suspicions that a bigger conspiracy is in the works, a situation that compels Jesse to consider a dangerous escape through the Manhattan sewers

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

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Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

While in Paris, France on a class trip, Colette Iselin enlists the help of her charming French tour guide to help uncover a possible connection between Marie Antoinette, a series of gruesome murders, and perhaps her own family history, and he also gives her insights into herself.

Inhuman

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Inhuman by Kat Falls

Beyond the Titan wall lies the Feral Zone, and the only people who break quarantine and venture there are the "fetches", who are paid exorbitant sums to bring back items that were left behind when the wall went up--but Delaney McEvoy's father is there and she is being forced to find him and bring him back.

Invasion

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Invasion by Walter Dean Myers

Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry were friends in Virginia, but now that they are both involved in the Normandy invasion, the differences in their positions is uncomfortable, for Josiah is a white infantryman and Marcus is a black transport driver, the only role the segregated army will allow him.

The Darkest Path

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The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch

Since he was captured by the Glorious Path, a militant religion based on the teachings of a former soldier, fifteen-year-old Cal has served the Path in its brutal war with the remains of the United States government, and tried to survive and protect his younger brother but when he kills an officer to protect a stray dog, Cal is forced take his brother and the dog and run.

The Betrayal Knows My Name

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The Betrayal Knows My Name by Hotaru Odagiri

Abandoned as a baby and raised in an orphanage, the kind-hearted high-schooler Yuki Sakuragi is driven by a need to find the reason for his existence. Plagued by mysterious dreams, Yuki also possesses the strange ability to read the deepest, darkest thoughts of anyone he touches. As both the dreams and his powers intensify, there appears before him a beautiful young man named "Zess," whose face tugs on Yuki's memory. He warns Yuki not to venture outside on Walpurgis Night, the eve of the blood-red moon, which invites death. But when Yuki's compassion leads him to disobey Zess's order, has Yuki carelessly thrown his life away before he's even given himself the chance to find out the very reason for it? - from the publisher

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All the Truth That's in Me

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All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry

Judith can't speak. But when her close-knit community of Roswell Station is attacked by enemies, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice.

Witchstruck

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Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb

Secretly practicing her magical gifts at the palace of banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, Meg Lytton struggles to rebuff a marriage suit by witchfinder Marcus Dent, who is conspiring against the queen along with Meg's own family.

The Paradox of Vertical Flight

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The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski

When, on his eighteenth birthday, Jack Polovsky's almost-suicide is interrupted by his ex-girlfriend Jess's call saying she is in labor, he impulsively snatches the baby and hits the road with his best friend Tommy and Jess to introduce baby Socrates to Jack's aging grandmother.

The President Has Been Shot

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"The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James Swanson

Recounts the 35th president's assassination and details key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photographs.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane E. Muldrow

A whimsical "guide to life" for grown fans of classic Little Golden Books combines lighthearted advice with nostalgic illustrations from 60 favorites that convey such nuggets of wisdom as "Don't forget to enjoy your wedding!," "Be a hugger" and "Sweatpants are bad for morale."

Countdown

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Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Surviving the murder of her family and months on the streets of a plague-devastated world, Kira Jordan, a low-level psi user, wakes up one morning chained to the notorious Rogan Ellis in a room where their every move is controlled and televised to a vicious audience.

Chasing Shadows

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Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi

Acting out superhero fantasies on the streets and rooftops of Chicago, best friends Corey, Holly, and Savitri are shattered by a murderous act of violence that leaves two of them disillusioned and unable to move on.

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan

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The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan by Nagaru Tanigawa

If you thought the SOS Brigade's adventures couldn't get any more outrageous...you've never met Haruhi-chan! Nagato has gone otaku! Asakura is her pint-size prisoner/plaything! Mikuru's so cute she turns into a sheep!

Read the entire series:
Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6Vol. 7

Where the Stars Still Shine

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Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

Abducted at age five, Callie, now seventeen, has spent her life on the run but when her mother is finally arrested and she is returned to her father in small-town Florida, Callie must find a way to leave her past behind, become part of a family again, and learn that love is more than just a possibility.

Adaptation

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Adaptation by Malinda Lo

In the aftermath of a series of plane crashes caused by birds, seventeen-year-old Reese and her debate-team partner, David, receive medical treatment at a secret government facility and become tangled in a conspiracy that is, according to Reese's friend,Julian, connected with aliens and UFOs.




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AdaptationInheritance

3:59

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3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

Betrayed by the two persons she trusts the most, Josie jumps at the chance to trade places with her twin in a parallel universe until Josie becomes trapped in a dangerous world where shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.

Tumble and Fall

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Tumble and Fall by Alexandra Coutts

With an asteroid set to strike Earth in just one week, three teens on an island off the Atlantic Coast wrestle with love, friendship, family, and regret as they decide how to live their final days.

The Gallagher Girls

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The Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter

As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.

Read the entire series:
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill YouCross My Heart and Hope to SpyDon't Judge a Girl by Her CoverOnly the Good Spy YoungOut of Sight, Out of Time United We Spy Series COMPLETE

This Song Will Save Your Life

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This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.

Dead Girls Don't Lie

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Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Jaycee and Rachel were best friends until a terrible night when their friendship faltered and Rachel was found dead, but her last text message starts Jaycee on a search that may prove Rachel's death was no random crime.

(Mis)adventures of Tallulah Casey

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(Mis)adventures of Tallulah Casey by Louise Rennison

Self-conscious about her knobby knees but confident in her acting ability, fourteen-year-old Tallulah spends the summer at a Yorkshire performing arts camp that, she is surprised to learn, is for girls only.



Read the entire series:
Withering TightsA Midsummer Tights DreamThe Taming of the Tights

Darkness Becomes Her

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Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

In the post-apocalyptic city of New 2, Ari Selkirk, who has discovered that she is a descendant of Medusa, is trying to keep at bay the evil growing inside her, but the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess Ari's power, provoking a monumental battle between good and evil.


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Darkness Becomes HerA Beautiful EvilThe Wicked Within
Series COMPLETE

Burned

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Burned by Ellen Hopkins

Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt's Nevada ranch for the summer, where she temporarily escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose everything when she returns home.


Sequel: Smoke

Fangirl

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.

The Waking Dark

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The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

After a series of murder-suicides and a deadly storm, the residents of the town of Oleander, Kansas, start acting even more strangely than would be expected, as only the 5 witnesses to the murders retain their sound minds and must band together to save the town from whatever has come over it.

More than This

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More than This by Patrick Ness

A boy named Seth drowns, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.

Rose Under Fire

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Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners



Companion to Code Name Verity

Chaos of Stars

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Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Sixteen-year-old Isadora, the mortal daughter of Isis and Osiris, is sick of being in the middle of family drama so she jumps at the chance to leave Egypt and start a new life in San Diego with her brother.

Thin Space

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Thing Space by Jody Casella

Consumed by guilt after surviving a car accident that killed his identical twin, Marshall seeks to cross a mythical barrier into an alternate world in order to set things right, an effort that is challenged by the arrival of a neighbor girl whom Marshall fears will unravel his secrets

Unthinkable

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Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin

Fenella, the first of cursed Scarborough girls, is challenged to accomplish three tasks of destruction against her family in order to finally leave her miserable life of purgatory in the faerie realm and return to the human world.


Companion to Impossible

Until It Hurts to Stop

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Until it Hurts to Stop by Jennifer Hubbard

A former victim of middle school bullying, 17-year-old Maggie struggles to navigate the high school world of love and friendship, finding solace in her love of hiking.

Grims

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Grims Series by Gina Damico

A delinquent sixteen-year-old girl is sent to live with her uncle for the summer, only to learn that he is a Grim Reaper who wants to teach her the family business.




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CroakScorchRogue

Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments

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Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments by Brian Yansky

After he kills one of the alien lords and escapes imprisonment, Jesse has to decide whether to accept his destiny before the rest of the aliens arrive and the world is completely destroyed.

Boxers and Saints

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Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang

A graphically rendered account of China's Boxer Rebellion in 1898 is told from the perspective of Little Bao, who joins an army of kung fu-trained commoners who fight for freedom from the oppression inflicted by foreign missionaries and soldiers.


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BoxersSaints

Cherry Money Baby

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Cherry Money Baby by John Cusick

Loving her small-town life and planning to marry her sweetheart as soon as she graduates, Cherry Kerrigan is swept into the world of fast cars and penthouse parties by a newcomer who makes Cherry a life-changing offer involving a baby.

Friday Never Leaving

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Friday Never Leaving by Vikki Wakefield

Friday Brown and her mother Vivienne live their lives on the road, but when Vivienne succumbs to cancer, Friday decides to search for the father she never knew.

Relativity

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Relativity by Cristin Bishara

Struggling with her mother's death, her father's remarriage and a hopeless crush, Ruby discovers a portal to nine alternate universes that reflect the ways her life might have progressed had different things occurred at key moments, possibilities that force Ruby to consider difficult sacrifices.

Open MIC: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

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Open MIC: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins

A multicultural cast of authors share whimsical stories about growing up in diverse homes or communities, from an Asian youth who gains temporary popularity by making up a false background, to a biracial girl whose father clears subway seats by calmly sitting between two prejudiced women

Shadows

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Shadows by Paula Weston

Experiencing brutal nightmares about fighting with hellbeasts for a year after watching her twin brother die, Gaby meets newcomer Rafa, who strongly resembles a person from her dreams and who tells her unbelievable things.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

All Our Yesterdays

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All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Em must travel back in time to prevent a catastrophic time machine from ever being invented, while Marina battles to prevent the murder of the boy she loves.

Dead Is...

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Dead Is...series by Marlene Perez

While dealing with her first boyfriend and suddenly being pressed into service as a substitute cheerleader, seventeen-year-old Daisy Giordano, daughter and sister of psychics but herself a "normal," attempts to help her mother discover who is behind a series of bizarre attacks on teenage girls in their little town of Nightshade, California.

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Dead is the New BlackDead is a State of MindDead is so Last YearDead is Just a RumorDead is Not an Option Spin-off series featuring Jessica Walsh:

Nightshade High freshman Jessica Walsh's hope of finding normalcy in high school is crushed when fellow students develop zombie-like crushes on a new boy, and she learns that she is a Virago, a woman warrior who fights when her city is in trouble.
Dead is a BattlefieldDead is a Killer TuneDead is Just a Dream

Jessica Darling's It List #1 : The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection

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Jessica Darling's It List #1 : The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection by Megan McCafferty

The day before seventh grade begins, twelve-year-old Jessica Darling gets a list from her sister, whose popularity and beauty made her a junior-high standout, but when she tries to follow it, all goes awry, including losing her best friend.

Starry Nights

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Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney

Seventeen-year-old Julien is a romantic—he loves spending his free time at the museum poring over the great works of the Impressionists. But one night, a peach falls out of a Cezanne, Degas ballerinas dance across the floor, and Julien is not hallucinating.

The art is reacting to a curse that trapped a beautiful girl, Clio, in a painting forever. Julien has a chance to free Clio and he can't help but fall in love with her. But love is a curse in its own right. And soon paintings begin to bleed and disappear. Together Julien and Clio must save the world's greatest art . . . at the expense of the greatest love they've ever known.

Infernal Devices Graphic Novel

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Infernal Devices Graphic Novel art by Hyekyung Baek

A prequel to Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl traveling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city's sordid supernatural underworld. Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, Tessa quickly finds herself caught up in an intrigue that may very well destroy her new friends - including the two enigmatic young men, Jem and Will, who have taken her under their wing... - from the publisher

Read the entire series
Vol. 1Vol. 2

Young Miss Holmes

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Young Miss Holmes by Kaoru Shintani

When brilliant young prodigy Christie Holmes is left in the care of servants upon the departure of her parents for India, she decides to follow in the footsteps of her eminent uncle Sherlock Holmes and use her gifts for logic to solve mysteries.



Read the entire series:

Casebook 1-2Casebook 3-4Casebook 5-7

Chew

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Chew by John Layman

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It's a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn't bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu's secret. They have plans for him... whether he likes it or not.

Chew Series:
Taster's ChoiceInternational FlavorJust DessertsFlambeMajor League ChewSpace CakesBad Apples