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This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl with Lori and Wayne Earl; introduction by John Green A collection of the journals, fiction, letters and sketches of Esther Grace Earl, a cancer patient who passed away in 2010 at age sixteen, includes photographs and essays by family and friends that help tell Esther's story.

No Place

No Place by Todd Strasser When Dan and his parents can no longer pay their mortgage, they end up homeless and living in a local tent city. It's a bad situation, and it only gets worse when the leader of the tent city is brutally beaten. Who is trying to shut down the tent city, and why?

The Archived

The Archived by Victoria Schwab When an otherworldly library called the Archive is compromised from within, sixteen-year-old Mackenzie Bishop must prevent violent, ghost-like Histories from escaping into our world. Read the entire series: The Archived The Unbound

Manor of Secrets

Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore A tale set in an early 20th-century British countryside manor follows the parallel stories of young Lady Charlotte Edmonds, who feels suffocated by the sheltered strictures of upper-crust society, and fiery kitchen maid Janie Seward, who longs to follow her passions beyond the limits of her station.

Under the Never Sky

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi Exiled from her safe home in the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria finds herself in the outer wastelands known as the Death Shop. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent energy storms will. There she meets a savage, an Outsider named Perry - wild, dangerous - who is her only chance of survival. But Perry needs Aria, too, and they are forced into an unlikely alliance that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky. Read the entire series Under the Never Sky Through the Ever Night  Into the Still Blue Series COMPLETE 

Incarnate Trilogy

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows After 5000 years of the same souls being reincarnated, Ana, a new soul, is born and on her eighteenth birthday sets off on a mission to learn the truth about her existence. Read the entire series: Incarnate Asunder Infinite  Series COMPLETE


Minders by Michelle Jaffe Admitted into a prestigious psychic program where she observes the life of a high-risk youth named Ford, an increasingly enamored Sadie watches the young man's efforts to identify his older brother's killer, an assignment that leads to a moral dilemma when Ford's insecurities compel a violent act


Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott Struggling with grief over a mother who is on life support as well as her slipping grades and her anger with her stepfather, Emma forges an uncharacteristic connection with a local bad boy, Caleb, who makes her heart feel alive again.


Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins Rose and Noah are in love, but there's just one problem: he's Amish, and she's not. Read the entire series: Tempation Belonging    Forever

Cruel Beauty

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge A tale inspired by Beauty and the Beast finds Nyx, a girl betrothed since birth to the evil ruler of her kingdom, training to kill her intended and resenting the father whose foolish bargain sealed her fate, a situation that transforms when she discovers that the man she must marry is a charming being with a compelling secret

Anything to Have You

Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison Natalie and Brooke are best friends until one crazy night when Natalie crosses the line with Brooke's boyfriend, leading to a severe test of their friendship and leaving them asking questions about each other.

And We Stay

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts, boarding school after her ex-boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal.

The Gospel of Winter

The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely Managing the challenges of his dysfunctional family by taking Adderall, sneaking drinks from his father's bar and confiding in a local priest who shatteringly abuses him, 16-year-old Aidan finds support from a crew of new friends including a crush, a wild girl and a charismatic swim-team captain with secrets of his own.

The Scar Boys

The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos Written as a college admission essay, eighteen-year-old Harry Jones recounts a childhood defined by the hideous scars he hid behind, and how forming a band brought self-confidence, friendship, and his first kiss.

Fake ID

Fake ID by Lamar Giles When his petty criminal father's activities land the family in the Witness Protection Program, Nick is forced to assume a new identity in a different community where he ruminates on the conspiracy his friend died trying to uncover.

Shattered Souls

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey When a Texas high school student starts hearing voices she assumes she is schizophrenic like her father, but instead she finds out that she is a "Speaker," who can communicate with the dead in order to help their troubled souls find resolution. Companion novel: Fragile Spirits  

Life's a Witch Series

Life's a Witch Series by Brittany Geragotelis When Brooklyn, a witch, turns sixteen, her conservative parents finally unbind her powers, bringing her newfound popularity and the attention of her long-time crush, Asher, but using spells may endanger her and, unless she uses her special ability to magically match couples, she may lose Asher. Read the entire series: What the Spell Life's a Witch The Witch is Back  

A Mad, Wicked Folly

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller In 1909 London, as the world of debutante balls and high society obligations closes in around her, seventeen-year-old Victoria must figure out just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.


Avalon by Mindee Arnett Seventeen-year-old Jeth Seagrave, the leader of a ragtag team of teenage mercenaries, skirts the line between honor and the law in an attempt to win freedom for his sister and himself in the form of their parents' old spaceship, Avalon.


Everneath by Brodi Ashton Regretting her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, teenaged Nikki is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months, in this story loosely based on the "Hades and Persephone" myth. Read the entire series: Everneath Everbound Evertrue Retelling of: Hades and Persephone

Durarara Saika ARC

Durarara Saika ARC by Akiyo Satorigi The stories of a teenage girl, a writer for a third-rate tabloid, a teacher suspected of harassment, an informant, and a headless motorcyclist are all brought together by a street slasher terrorizing Ikebukuro. Read the entire series Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3  

Hidden Girls

Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slaves by Shyima Hall Documents the story of an Egyptian child who was sold by desperately poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom, an experience that compelled her subsequent efforts to advocate on behalf of others in bondage.


Vitro by Jessica Khoury Resolving to find the mother who left her behind, Sophie enlists the help of a charter pilot to visit a remote Pacific island lab only to encounter genetically enhanced humans created in a scientific experiment who all possess a terrible flaw.

Also Known As

Also Known As series by Robin Benway As the active-duty daughter of international spies, sixteen-year-old safecracker Maggie Silver never attended high school so when she and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, Maggie is introduced to cliques, school lunches, and maybe even a boyfriend. Read the entire series: Also Known As Going Rogue

The True Adventure of Nicolo Zen

The True Adventure of Nicolo Zen by Nicholas Christopher Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 18th-century Venice, except for his clarinet, upon which an enchantment has been placed by a mysterious magician to enable its first player to perform expertly, and soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he's earned his success nor can he stop thinking about the girl he met in Venice.

The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson Hayley Kincaid and her father move back to their hometown to try a 'normal' life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives.

When I Was the Greatest

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds Avoiding the violence that has given his neighborhood a bad name, urban youth Ali spends busy days attending school, boxing and helping his family while looking out for a troublesome friend and a Tourette's-afflicted brother only to be brutally targeted in the aftermath of a misunderstanding.

The Pledge

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting In a dystopian kingdom where the classes are separated by the languages they speak, Charlaina "Charlie" Hart has a secret gift that is revealed when she meets a mysterious young man named Max. Read the entire series The Pledge The Essence   The Offering

Why We Took the Car

Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf Mike Klingenberg is a troubled fourteen-year-old from a dysfunctional family in Berlin who thinks of himself as boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent called Tschick begins to pay attention to him and include Mike in his criminal activities, he is excited--until those activities lead to disaster on the autobahn.

The Killing Woods

The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher When her father, an ex-soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, is arrested for murder, Emily's efforts to exonerate him take her into the woods to play the Game, an extreme version of childhood games.

See Jane Run

See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne Riley Spencer never thought twice about keeping secrets from her parents, but when she finds a birth certificate with the name Jane O'Callahan hidden in her baby book, she must consider that her parents are lying to her.

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, Telt by Hisself

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, Telt by Hisself by David Almond Trapped in his bedroom by a father who fills his mind with mysterious tales and warnings, Billy Dean goes outside for the first time when his father disappears, and he discovers his abilities to heal the living and contact the dead.

No One Else Can Have You

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale As sixteen-year-old Kippy of Friendship, Wisconsin, reads her best friend Ruth's diary, she is shocked at what she learns and spurred to solve Ruth's murder, certain that the boy who was arrested is innocent.

Little Blue Lies

Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch Oliver, known as "O", and his suddenly ex-girlfriend Junie are are known for telling little lies, but one of Junie's lies about not winning the lottery could get her into trouble with a local mob boss.

Being Sloane Jacobs

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Merrill Meeting by chance after suffering setbacks in their respective sports, a figure skater and a hockey player who share the same first name switch places during a romantic summer, each believing the other to have a better life, only to learn the value of being themselves.

The Blessed

The Blessed by Tonya Hurley Three girls who have lost their way are brought together by a mysterious young man. Read the entire series: Blessed Passionaries


Digit by Annabel Monaghan After identifying a terrorist plot, a brilliant seventeen-year-old girl from Santa Monica, California, gets involved with the young FBI agent who is trying to ensure her safety. Read the entire series: A Girl Named Digit Double Digit


Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler Reveling in a secret friendship with the alluring Siobhan, whose edgy existence is the antithesis of Emma's good-girl life, Emma finds herself in over her head in the face of elaborate lies, a love triangle and Siobhan's increasingly extreme behavior.

Alice in the County of Hearts: Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Alice in the County of Hearts: Mad Hatter's Tea Party by Quinrose Freshly arrived in the Country of Hearts, Alice bounces from territory to territory in search of a stable home. She finally falls in with the Hatter family, a group of mobsters led by the seductive Blood Dupre. Yet Alice is shocked to discover that Blood looks exactly like her lost love from her home world. Can Alice see past the memory of the man she once loved and recognize the Mad Hatter for what he truly is? Read the entire series: Vol. 1 Vol. 2

Breath of Frost

Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey When three cousins in 1814 London discover their magical powers and family lineage of witchcraft, they accidentally open the gates to the underworld allowing the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters to hunt and kill young debutante witches for their powers.

At Sommerton Series

At Sommerton Series by Leila Rasheed Resented by the other staff at Somerton Court for her privileged position as lady's maid at barely the age of 16 and wondering about the father she has never known, Rose accompanies her mistress and friend, Ada, to the latter's ancestral estate only to confront a terrible scandal that compels Ada's engagement to a man twice her age. Read the entire library Cinders and Sapphires Diamonds and Deceit

Slave Games

Slave Games by Gard Skinner A highly intelligent group of video game enemy non-player characters (NPC) begin to doubt they are merely codes in a machine, and their search for answers leads them to a gruesome discovery.

Historical Heartthrobs : 50 Timeless Crushes- from Cleopatra to Camus

Historical Heartthrobs : 50 Timeless Crushes- from Cleopatra to Camus by Kelly Murphy History is about much more than dusty books, dreary dates, and long-forgotten battles. History is also about sex appeal! Historical Heartthrobs compiles photos and life stories of 50 of the sexiest men and women from history and asks the essential question: Would you really want to date them? Consider George Sand, for instance. She was the hottest thing in pants in nineteenth-century France, but would you really want to put up with all that smoking? Or what about Nikola Tesla? His utter brilliance made Victorians swoon, but he seemed incapable of swooning back. Would you endure his indifference in return for that incredible smile?


Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan Part of the first generation to be conceived in deep space, fifteen-year-old Waverly is expected to marry young and have children to populate a new planet, but a violent betrayal by the dogmatic leader of their sister ship could have devastating consequences. Read the entire series: Glow Spark Flame

Revolution 19

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum Twenty years after robots designed to fight wars abandoned the battlefields and turned their weapons against humans, siblings Nick, Kevin, and Cass must risk everything when the wilderness community where they have spent their lives in hiding is discovered by the bots. Read the entire series: Revolution 19 Fugitive X

Gold Medal Winter

Gold Medal Winter by Donna Freitas Esperanza Flores's place on the United States Olympic figure skating team has come at the expense of an injured skater, so in addition to the pressure of sudden fame and outsized expectations Espi has to deal with the resentment of her teammates--and their efforts to sabotage her routine.


Birthright by Cate Tiernan Longing to break free of her destiny as a shapeshifter, Vivi resists her family traditions and half-jaguar instincts when she turns 18 only to confront shattering mysteries in the wake of her parent's shocking deaths, which lead to unexpected new friendships. Read the entire series: Darkest Fear