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Fables Encyclopedia

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Fables Encyclopedia by Bill Willingham, Jess Nevins, Mark Buckingham

The histories behind the fairy tale characters in New York Times best-selling author Bill Willingham's series FABLES are uncovered here in the FABLES ENCYCLOPEDIA. Exhaustively researched by author Jess Nevins, these annotations fill in details hailing down from ancient myth and forgotten civilizations of the timeless figures that compose the world of Fabletown, including Snow White, Bigby Wolf, Boy Blue and many more. This new compendium is a must-have addition to any FABLES afficianado's library as well as any fan of modern folk lore and fairy tales.

Companion to the Fables series.

Razorland Trilogy

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Enclave by Ann Aguirre

In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong--and dangerous.


Read the entire series:
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Iron Fey: Call of the Forgetten Series

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Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten Series by Julie Kagawa

When Ethan Chase is attacked and the fey begin to disappear, he must change the rules he lives by to protect his family and save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.



Read the entire series:
The Lost PrinceIron Traitor

The Shadowhunter's Codex

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The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

An illustrated guide to the knowledge and lore of the Shadowhunter world shares Clary's insights into the process through which young Nephilim become Shadowhunters and is complemented by images of demons, Downworlders and the homeland of Idris.


Companion to The Mortal Instruments Series

Why? Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions

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Why? Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions by Joel Levy

Why? Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions gets to grips with concepts that appear simple and straightforward, but which most people, when asked, really can't explain. Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet? Why do we need sleep? Why are there 24 hours in a day? For each question, author Joel Levy provides a simple, single line answer followed by more in-depth information about the scientific background on these essential topics. The book spans physics, biology, chemistry, geology, geography, meteorology, paleontology and planetary science allowing readers to wow friends and family alike with pithy answers to the obvious questions they never thought to ask.

Navy Seal Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat

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Navy Seal Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat by Mike Ritland

Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors--who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them. This special edition re-telling presents the dramatic tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to become the trainer of the nation's most elite military working dogs. Ritland was a smaller-than-average kid who was often picked-on at school--which led him to spend more time with dogs at a young age. After graduating BUD/S training--the toughest military training in the world--to become a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling. Rit…

Birthright Series

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Birthright Series by Gabrielle Zevin

In a dystopian future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.



Read the entire series:
All These Things I've DoneBecause It Is My BloodIn the Days of Love and Chocolate

Waterfell

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Waterfell by Amalie Howard

Disguised as a human teen while waiting for the day she can claim her birthright as heir to her murdered father's undersea kingdom, Nerissa Marin is challenged to a battle to the death by her family's betrayer when she comes of age.

Higurashi

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Higurashi When They Cry by Ryukishi07

Keiichi Maebara has just moved to a seemingly peaceful new town. He’s making friends and generally enjoying his life until one day he learns of a grisly murder that took place in the little village. His friends won’t give him any details which only adds to Keiichi’s uneasiness. After learning at the town’s annual festival that a death has occurred on that night every year for the past four years, Keiichi is drawn into a web of intrigue to help unravel the mystery of these murders. Things only get more dangerous when he learns that some of his new friends may be involved! - from Yen Press

Read the entire series:
Vol. 1 (Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc)Vol. 2 (Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc)Vol. 1 (Higurashi When They Cry: Cotton Drifting Arc)Vol. 2 (Higurashi When They Cry: Cotton Drifting Arc)Vol. 1 (Higurashi When They Cry: Curse Killing Arc)Vol. 2 (Higurashi When They Cry: Curse Killing Arc)Vol. 1 (Higurashi When …

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children : The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. - from the publisher

Batgirl

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Batgirl (New 52) by Gail Simone

Mirror, the nightmare-inducing brute, is destroying the lives of Gotham City citizens seemingly at random. A new chapter in the riveting adventures of "Batgirl" continue in stunning fashion.




Read the entire series:
The Darkest ReflectionKnightfall DescendsDeath of the Family

Puella Magi Oriko Magica

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Puella Magi Oriko Magica by Magica Quartet

After Oriko sees a future of devastation, she stops Kyubey from giving supernatural powers to the girl who caused it, directing the powers to Yuka instead, only to lead to a different destruction.




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Vol. 1Vol. 2

Divergent

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.



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Companion: Four

Reality Boy

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Reality Boy by A.S. King

An emotionally damaged seventeen-year-old boy in Pennsylvania, who was once an infamous reality television show star, meets a girl from another dysfunctional family, and she helps him out of his angry shell.

Freakboy

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Freakboy by Kristin Clark

Living a seemingly idyllic existence as a star wrestler and video game aficionado, Brendan endures the psychological torment of having a secret transgender identity while his loving girlfriend, Vanessa, struggles to protect their relationship.

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales

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Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt

An anthology of reimagined classic tales applies unique spins to old favorites, from Saladin Ahmed's interpretation of Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to Neil Gaiman's twisted adaptation of "Sleeping Beauty."

Indigo

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Indigo by Gina Linko

Seventeen-year-old Corrine's ability to read people's physio-electricity seems to have brought about her sister's death, but a new friend, Rennick, thinks it might actually be a sixth sense that can be controlled.

Anywhere But Here

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Anywhere But Here by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Feeling trapped in his small town after the death of his mother, Cole breaks up with his girlfriend and avoids his father and best friend before discovering a secret that could keep him home forever.

Fault Line

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Fault Line by Christa Desir

A budding romance between Ani and Ben is brutally compromised on a night when Ani is raped at a party, an event that shatters her ability to trust and compels Ben to help her heal.

Slayers

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Slayers by C.J. Hill

At summer camp, Tori, a senator's daughter, learns that she is descended from medieval dragon slayers, that dragons still exist, and that she is expected to hone her special abilities to join her fellow campers in battle.



Read the entire series:
SlayersFriends and Traitors

The Dating Game

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The Dating Game by Melody Carlson

Upperclassmen at Northwood Academy rarely date so Devon, a bored junior transfer student, persuades her friends Cassidy, Emma, Bryn and Abby to form a club to help each other find dates for the Homecoming Dance.

Now I'll Tell You Everything

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Now I'll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

As Alice McKinley begins a new phase as a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, she experiences many changes, both expected and surprising, that lead her into a future her seventh-grade self could only have imagined.

The Real Girl's Kitchen

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The Real Girl's Kitchen by Haylie Duff

Collects the actress's favorite recipes for soups, breakfasts, salads, and snacks, and includes kitchen and entertaining tips.

For Darkness Shows the Stars

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For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

A postapocalyptic reimagining of Jane Austen's Persuasion finds 18-year-old Luddite Elliot North remembering the romance she gave up four years earlier out of a sense of duty toward her caste-conscious family's estate and renting her lands to her now-successful former love Kai, who reveals to Elliot what she gave up.


Retelling of  Persuasion 

Check out the companion book:
Across a Star-Swept Sea

The Vow

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The Vow by Jessica Martinez

Mo is not only eighteen-year-old Annie's best friend, he is the one who helps her cope with the loss of her older sister, so when he learns he must leave Kentucky and return to Jordan with his family, Annie suggests a shocking alternative.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer created by Joss Whedon

Describes the adventures of Buffy after the events covered by the television program, as she faces a mysterious threat called "Twilight."



Season 8:
The Long Way HomeNo Future for YouWolves at the GateTime of Your Life
Predators and PreyRetreatTwilightLast GleamingSeason 9
FreefallOn Your OwnGuardedWelcome to the Team Read the companion series Angel and Faith

Meet Me at the River

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Meet Me at the River by Nina de Gramont

Stepsiblings Tressa and Luke, close as children, fell in love as teens, and neither the disapproval of those around them nor even Luke's death can keep them apart as long as Tressa needs him.

Hostage Three

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Hostage Three by Nick Lake

Anticipating a peaceful vacation on her family's yacht, Amy is horrified when pirates seize the boat and take her family hostage as part of a highly sophisticated operation that leads to surprising revelations.

Desert Tales: A Wicked Lovely Novel

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Desert Tales: A Wicked Lovely Novel by Melissa Marr

Rika, a once-mortal faery, gladly retreated to an isolated desert, but when her trickster friend from court, Sionnach, arrives she must stand up to him to protect the desert fey and mortals alike.

Just One Day

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Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.



Sequel: Just One Year (Willem's Story)

Juvie

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Juvie by Steve Watkins

Working hard to be a contributing member of her family, Sadie accepts blame for her sister's drug deal to keep the latter out of prison and finds everything she worked for threatened by a six-month sentence that tests her sister's character.

Muckers

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Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace

Felix O'Sullivan, standing in the shadow of his dead brother, an angry, distant father, and racial tension, must lead the last-ever Muckers high school football team to the state championship before a mine closing shuts down his entire town

The Eye of Minds

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The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secret's out.

The Midnight Dress

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The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee

Unexpectedly falling in love with her new sleepy beach town home after years spent on the road with her restless father, quiet misfit Rose bonds with a vivacious classmate who introduces her to a rumored witch with whom Rose hand-sews a beautiful blue dress that has long-lasting consequences.

The Kingdom of Little Wounds

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The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susan Cokal

The wedding festivities of Scandinavian Princess Sophia are thrown into turmoil by a mysterious illness plaguing the royal family and a courtier's devious plot that places a young seamstress and a royal nursemaid at the center of an epic power struggle.

What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings

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What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings by Joyce Sidman

Presents a collection of inspirational poems that offer hope, wisdom, comfort, and humor for life's challenging moments.

Backwards

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Backwards by Todd Mitchell

Embarking on a life in reverse after Dan's suicide, the Rider moves backward in time while enjoying simple pleasures and attempting to change a past marked by a disappointed little sister, an overwhelmed mother and an artistic girl with purple hair

Dare Me

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Dare Me by Eric Devine

A teen boy undertakes a series of dares posted online with increasing risk and consequences, bankrolled by a mysterious donor.

No Angel

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No Angel by Helen Keeble

Rafael Angelos thought being the only guy at an all-girls school would be a dream come true--but he didn't realize that developing angelic powers and battling demons would be part of the package.

Red

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Red by Alison Cherry

Felicity St. John has it all: loyal best friends, a hot guy, and artistic talent. And shes right on track to win the Miss Scarlet pageant. Her perfect life is possible because of just one thing: her long, wavy, coppery red hair. Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the powerand everybody knows it. Thats why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note: I know your secret. Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, shed be a social outcast faster than she could say strawberry blond. Her mother would disown her, her friends would shun her, and her boyfriend would dump her. And forget about winning that pageant crown and the prize money that comes with it money that would allow her to fulfill her dream of going to art school. Felicity isn't about to let someone blackmail her life away. But just how far is she willing to go to prote…

Coaltown Jesus

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Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge

Praying for help after the sudden death of his 17-year-old brother, young Walker is astonished by the appearance of an irreverent Jesus in his bedroom who imparts unexpected strength and comfort while helping Walker understand some of life's biggest questions.

Backward Glass

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Backward Glass by David Lomax

Missing his friends after moving with his family to a crumbling Victorian house, Kenny discovers a mummified baby behind a wall and a note begging for his help before meeting a beautiful girl who helps him move through time to fight a legendary murderer

Beauty's Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy

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Beauty's Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy by Carolyn Meyer

When renowned beauty Helen runs off to Troy with Prince Paris, her enraged husband, King Menelaus, starts the Trojan War, leaving their plain daughter, Hermione, alone to witness the deaths of heroes on both sides and longing to find her own love and place in the world. Includes historical notes.

Premeditated

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Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein

17-year old Dinah pieces together the mystery that surrounds the near death of her 14-year old cousin Claire. While Claire is holding on her for her life in the hospital, Dinah goes in search of the boy Claire writes about in her journal. The boy who forced her to do something she didn't want to do. The boy who caused her such humiliation that the thought of having to live one more day was just too much. Dinah is on a mission for revenge, but as things start to unfold, her plan isn't as simple as it seemed.

"Eyes" Series

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Eyes by Scott Tracey

After a terrifying vision, Braden retreats to an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties, where he learns that the head of one dynasty is his father and the guy for whom he is falling is the son of the head of the other dynasty.



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One Crow Alone

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One Crow Alone by S.D. Crockett

Born at the height of a mid-21st-century ice age, 15-year-old Willo Blake encounters outlaws, halfmen and an abandoned girl while journeying in search of his family members who have mysteriously disappeared from their freezing mountaintop home.



Prequel to: After the Snow

Ruby Red Series

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Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene, and soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust.


Read the entire series:
Ruby RedSapphire BlueEmerald Green

Breathe

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Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Struggling for survival in a dystopian world where air is restricted, resistance member Alina and once-privileged new friends Quinn and Bea embark on a dangerous journey outside their protective dome environment to pursue free lives in the face of dwindling oxygen supplies.


Sequel: Resist

Season of the Witch

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Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks

Targeted by a popular and jealous classmate at the beginning of 11th grade, Toni is relentlessly bullied to the point that she starts fearing for her safety, a situation that compels her to take empowering advice from a troubled girl who has been experimenting with witchcraft