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Axe Cop

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Axe Cop written by Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by Ethan Nicolle

Follows the adventures of Axe Cop as he teams up with the ever-changing Flute Cop, recruits new members to his team, fights supernatural villains throughout the universe, and answers e-mail questions from fans.

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Axe Cop, Vol. 1Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth, Vol. 2Axe Cop, Vol. 3Axe Cop: President of the World, Vol. 4Axe Cop Gets Married and Other Stories, Vol. 5

Grandmaster

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Grandmaster by David Klass

Invited to a parent-child weekend chess tournament, freshman Daniel discovers that his father was once one of the country's leading young players but that the intense competition surrounding the game proved to be unhealthy, a past they are forced to confront when they meet a former rival.

The Hit

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The Hit by Melvin Burgess

There is a new drug on the mean streets of Manchester which promises the most intense week of your life, and then you are dead--and after he watches a pop star die on stage, Adam thinks that his own life is so miserable that he might just as well try it.

Article 5

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Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller has perfected the art of keeping a low profile in a future society in which Moral Statutes have replaced the Bill of Rights and offenses carry stiff penalties, but when Chase, the only boy she has ever loved, arrests her rebellious mother, Ember must take action.


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Death Watch

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Death Watch by Ari Berk

When seventeen-year-old Silas Umber's father disappears, Silas is sure it is connected to the powerful artifact he discovers, combined with his father's hidden hometown history, which compels Silas to pursue the path leading to his destiny and ultimately, to the discovery of his father, dead or alive.



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Death WatchMistle ChildLych Way

Faking Normal

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Faking Normal by Courtney S. Stevens

Hiding the truth about a traumatic event that makes her hide in the closet and compulsively scratch herself to redirect her pain, Alexi befriends an awkward new neighbor, Bodee, whose own secret gives Alexi the strength to lend and ask for support.

The Boy on the Edge

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The Boy on the Edge by Fridrik Erlings

Targeted by bullies because of his physical challenges, Henry lashes out at his mother and is sent to an isolated farm for troubled boys along the Icelandic coast, where his precarious contentment is challenged by a manic preacher overseer and his own restlessness.

The Shibboleth

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The Shibboleth by by John Hornor Jacobs

As Shreve Cannon's ability to absorb the memories of others has him teetering on the edge of insanity, he returns to the custody of the state of Arkansas, this time in a mental institution, but he must collect himself and find Jack, the Twelve-Fingered Boy, if he is to stop an unspeakable evil that is stirring in Baltimore.

Better Off Friends

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Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Macallan and Levi are best friends from the first day they meet in seventh grade, but over the years their close friendship keeps interfering with their dating life because everyone else regards them as a couple.

The Well's End

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The Well's End by Seth Fishman

Coming of age in a small Colorado town known for its tall sycamore trees and an elite local boarding school, 16-year-old Mia is shocked when the community is quarantined and surrounded by gun-wielding soldiers amid revelations about her father's secret work with a genetically engineered disease.

The Secret Diamond Sisters

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The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

Learning that the father they never knew is actually a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner, sisters Savannah, Courtney and Peyton move into a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite and are given unlimited credit cards only to confront a world of secrets, illusions and treachery.

The Othe Way Around

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The Other Way Around by Sashi Kaufman

Andrew has seen a flash of his future. (Dad: unfinished PhD. Mom: unfulfilling career. Their marriage: unsuccessful.) Based on what he's seen, he's uninspired to put a foot on the well-worn path to the adulthood everyone expects of him. There must be another way around. After a particularly disastrous

Thanksgiving (his cousin wets Andrew's bed; his parents were too chicken to tell him his grandmother died), Andrew accidentally (on purpose) runs away and joins the circus. Kind of.

A guy can meet the most interesting people at the Greyhound station at dinnertime on Thanksgiving day. The Freegans are exactly the kinds of friends (living out of an ancient VW camper van, dumpster diving, dressing like clowns and busking for change) who would have Andrew's mom reaching for a third glass of Chardonnay. To Andrew, five teenagers who seem like they've found another way to grow up are a dream come true. But as the VW winds its way acros…

Skin and Bones

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Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan

Jack, who is sixteen and has anorexia, spends the summer in an eating disorder ward for teenagers and befriends both his overweight roommate and a dangerously thin dancer.

Year of Mistaken Discoveries

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Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook

Partnered with a boy named Brody, high school senior Avery embarks on a class project to find her birth mother, after Avery's former best friend, also adopted, dies.

Tsarina

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Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick

When a mystical Faberge egg that protects the tsar disappears, his daring fiancée, Natalya, embarks on a daring quest to find the egg only to be challenged by a handsome, dark-haired man who has plans of his own for both the egg and Natalya.

The Summer I Found You

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The Summer I Found You by Jolene B. Perry

Kate, seeking distraction from her recent diabetes diagnosis, begins dating Aidan, a young veteran who lost an arm in Afghanistan, and the two soon realize that they might mean more to each other than they first thought.

Maybe One Day

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Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Sharing big plans for their futures, best friends Zoe and Olivia struggle to stay loyal to each other when Olivia becomes dangerously ill and Zoe, not knowing what to say or do, attempts to stay positive and unexpectedly falls for Calvin, Olivia's crush.

Bright Before Sunrise

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Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt

Follows the experiences of Jonah, who wants to be left alone in the wake of painful sacrifices he's had to make, and Brighton, who is unable to deny her feelings for Jonah during a fateful night when they are repeatedly thrown together.

The Divergent Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

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The Divergent Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois H. Gresh

A companion guide to the first installment in the best-selling trilogy shares background information from all three stories as well as biographical facts about the author and complementary insights into the trilogy's major themes and features.

The Slayer Chronicles

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The Slayer Chronicles by Heather Brewer

The summer before ninth grade, when Joss sets off to meet his uncle and hunt down the beast that murdered his younger sister three years earlier, he learns he is destined to join the Slayer Society.



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First Kill Second ChanceThird Strike

Toradora

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Toradora by Yuyuko Takemiya

Ryuij is happy to be with his friends on the first day of junior high school, but is upset when he makes an enemy of Taiga Aisaku, who happens to live next door to Minori Kushieda, a girl he has a secret crush on.

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Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6

Mind Games

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Mind Games by Kiersten White

Fia and her sister, Annie, are trapped in a school that uses young female psychics and mind readers as tools for corporate espionage--and if Fia doesn't play by the rules of their deadly game, Annie will be killed.



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Mind GamesPerfect Lies

Pandora Hearts

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Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki

During Oz Vessalius's coming-of-age ceremony, he is condemned for an unknown sin and banished to the Abyss, an unescapable prison, where he must discover the nature of his sin with the help of a mysterious girl named Alice.


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Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6Vol. 7Vol. 8Vol. 9Vol. 10Vol. 11Vol. 12Vol. 13Vol. 14Vol. 15Vol. 16Vol. 17Vol. 18Vol. 19Vol. 20

The Tyrant's Daughter

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The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson

Exiled to the American suburbs when her father, a Middle Eastern royal, is killed in a coup, 15-year-old Laila gradually adjusts to a different culture and considers new opportunities while her mother conspires with CIA operatives and rebel factions to regain the family throne.

Before My Eyes

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Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock

Told in three separate voices, dreamy Claire, seventeen, with her complicated home and love life, shy Max, also seventeen, a state senator's son whose parents are too focused on the next election to see his pain, and twenty-one-year-old paranoid schizophrenic Barkley teeter on the brink of destruction.

Road Rash

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Road Rash by Mark Parsons .

Dropped from his band only to receive an offer to tour with a much better band, 17-year-old drummer Zach revels in his new group's musical chemistry only to confront interpersonal rivalries, a disappointing reception of his original recording and the loss of his girlfriend back home.

Pivot Point

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Pivot Point by Kasie West

A girl with the power to see alternate futures lives out six weeks of two different lives in alternating chapters and while both futures hold the potential for love and loss, ultimately she is forced to choose which reality she's willing to live through... and who she can't live without.

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The Lure

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The Lure by Lynne Ewing

Living in a violent, impoverished town outside Washington, D.C., 15-year-old Blaise joins an infamous gang against the advice and warnings of her best friends only to be required by her new leader to put herself in life-threatening situations.

Inside Divergent : The Initiate's World

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Inside Divergent : The Initiate's World by Cecilia Bernard

Complemented by more than 150 film photographs, a companion to the film adaptation of Divergent introduces the world of Tris, Four and their companions while providing in-depth descriptions of the five factions, a character glossary and additional storyline details.

Starstruck

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Starstruck by Rachel Shukert

Set in Old Hollywood, a tale of glamour and ambition follows the lives of three teen girls as they live, love and claw their way to the top in a world where being a star is all that matters.


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StarstruckLove Me

Beyond Magenta

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Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin

Draws on six first-person interviews to share compassionate insights into the teen transgender experience, tracing each individual's emotional and physical journey as it was shaped by family dynamics, living situations and the transition each teen made during the personal journey toward acknowledgement of gender preference.

The Way We Fall

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The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Sixteen-year-old old Kaelyn challenges her fears, finds a second chance at love, and fights to keep her family and friends safe as a deadly new virus devastates her island community.



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The Way We FallThe Lives We LostThe Worlds We Make SERIES COMPLETE

Pieces of Me

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Pieces of Me by Amber Kizer

After a car accident leaves her brain-dead, Jessica tries to prevent her parents from donating her organs and tissues, but then follows the lives of four fellow teens who are able to survive because she did not.

Storm

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Storm by Donna Jo Napoli

Having lost her family in a massive flood, sixteen-year-old Sebah finds her way onto a gigantic ark, where she must conceal herself from Noah and his family until it is safe for her and another stowaway to slip away.

The Glass Casket

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The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman

After the brutal murder of her cousin, everything changes for sixteen-year-old Rowan, who must not only seek the evil forces responsible before they destroy her family and village, but also set aside her studies when she becomes betrothed to her best friend, Tom.

Arcadia Series

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Arcadia Series by Kai Meyer

When seventeen-year-old Rosa Alcantara travels from her native Brooklyn to her ancestral home in Sicily, she falls head over heels for Alessandro Carnevare, whose family is the sworn enemy of hers, and must confront both of their families' criminal--and paranormal--pasts.


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Arcadia AwakensArcadia Burns Arcadia Falls

Order of Darkness

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Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory

Cast out of his mid-15th-century religious order when he is accused of heresy for using the new science to question superstitious beliefs, brilliant and handsome Luca De Vere is recruited by a secret papal sect to investigate strange occurrences throughout Europe, before falling in love with a young nun who has been wrongly accused of witchcraft.


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ChangelingStormbringersFools' Gold

Willow

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Willow by Tonya Cherie Hegamin

In 1848 Willow, a fifteen-year-old educated slave girl faces an inconceivable choice -- between bondage and freedom, family and love -- as free born, seventeen-year-old Cato, a black man, takes it upon himself to sneak as many fugitive slaves to freedom as he can on the Mason-Dixon Line.

Shatter Me

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, 17-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her terrifying abilities in support of The Reestablishment, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope for a better future.


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Shatter MeUnravel MeIgnite Me eNovella: Destroy Me

A Devil and Her Love Song

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A Devil and Her Love Song by Miyoshi Tomori

Maria Kawai is a smart, lovely girl with a great singing voice who would have it all if it weren't for her sharp tongue that tends to get her in trouble, but with a new start at a new school she may be able to turn things around.


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Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6Vol. 7Vol. 8Vol. 9Vol. 10Vol. 11Vol. 12Vol. 13

Something Real

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Something Real by Heather Demetrios

Since the cancellation of her family's reality television show, seventeen-year-old Bonnie Baker, one of twelve siblings, has tried to live a normal life with real friends and a possible boyfriend, until her mother and the show's producers decide to bring "Baker's Dozen" back on the air.

Landry Park

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Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

In a futuristic, fractured United States where the oppressed Rootless handle the raw nuclear material that powers the Gentry's lavish lifestyle, seventeen-year-old Madeline Landry must choose between taking over her father's vast estate or rebelling against everything she has ever known, in the name of justice.

Mistwalker

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Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell

Forbidden to set foot on her family's lobster boat after her brother's death, sixteen-year-old Willa will do anything to help her grieving, financially-troubled family, even turn to the weird Grey Man who haunts the lighthouse near her small Maine village.

Prince of Shadows

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Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine

The star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, told through the eyes of Romeo's cousin, Benvolio, a thief known as the Prince of Shadows.

Scared Stiff : Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias

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Scared Stiff : Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta

Explains how the primal human emotion of fear can sometimes manifest in the form of extremes, describing common phobias ranging from arachnophobia to zoophobia to reveal their histories, treatments and famous sufferers.