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Dustlands

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Dustlands Series by Moira Young

In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape.

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Blood Red RoadRebel HeartRaging Star

Love and Other Foreign Words

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Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Brilliant fifteen-year-old Josie has a knack for languages, but her sister's engagement has Josie grappling with the nature of true love, her feelings for her best friend Stu, and how anyone can be truly herself, or truly in love, in a social language that is not her own.

Scan

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Scan by Walter Jury and Sarah Fine

Struggling with his father's high expectations and his own feelings of inadequacy, Tate steals one of his father's odd tech inventions only to be targeted by mercenaries who kill his father and force Tate to protect the invention from alien adversaries.




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The Break-Up Artist

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The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel

Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the mall. Becca Williamson breaks up couples. Becca knows from experience the damage that love can do. After all, it was so-called love that turned Huxley from her childhood best friend into a social-world dictator, and love that left Becca's older sister devastated at the altar. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Becca strikes back--for just one hundred dollars via PayPal, she will trick and manipulate any couple's relationship into smithereens. And with relationship zombies overrunning her school and treating single girls as if they're second-class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even Becca's best friend, Val, has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend. One night, Becca receives a mysterious offer to break up the most popular couple in school: Huxley and the football team's star player, Steve. To succeed, she'll have to plan her most elabora…

Catch a Falling Star

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Catch a Falling Star by Kim A. Culbertson

Carter Moon is expecting to spend a quiet summer working in her parents' restaurant and hanging out with her best friends Alien Drake and Chloe--but when a Hollywood company arrives to film a movie, her sleepy California town is suddenly transformed, and Carter finds herself playing an unexpected part in it all.

The Drowning

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The Drowning by Rachel Ward

Fifteen-year-old Carl Adams awakens beside his drowned brother, unable to remember anything about himself, the incident, or the girl who rides with him in the ambulance.

Sleep No More

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Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

Charlotte is a sixteen-year-old Oracle who is not supposed to interfere with her visions of the future, but when she foresees a classmate's murder, she realizes she must break the rules to stop the killer.

Slated Series

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Slated Series by Terry Teri

In a future England, sixteen-year-old Kyla is one of the "slated," those whose memories have been erased, usually because they have committed serious crimes, but as she observes more and more strange events, she also gains more memories which put her and her boyfriend, Ben, in danger.


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SlatedFracturedShattered SERIES COMPLETE

Summer Love

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Summer Love by Jill Santopolo

A unique romance novel prompts readers to choose how to proceed with the plot, leading them to one of 11 different love interests and 13 possible endings.

The End or Something Like That

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The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis

As the first anniversary of her best friend Kim's death nears, fourteen-year-old Emmy tries to fulfill her promise to make contact with Kim's spirit, but she gains new perspective from unexpected connections.

A Time to Dance

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A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

In India, a girl who excels at Bharatanatyam dance refuses to give up after losing a leg in an accident.

Prom Ever After

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Prom Ever After by Dona Sarkar, Caridad Ferrer, Deidre Berry

The biggest night of their high school lives proves to be surprising for three teens in a collection of novellas that includes Dona Sarkar's "Haute Date," Caridad Ferrer's "Save the Last Dance" and Diedre Berry's "Prom and Circumstance."

Talker 25

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Talker 25 by Joshua McCune

The fifteen-year-long war between man and dragons seems nearly over until Melissa becomes an unwilling pawn of the government after she--and those driving the beasts to extinction--discover that she can communicate with dragons.

The Art of Secrets

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The Art of Secrets by James Klise

When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagersalike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other's motivations.

The Chance You Won't Return

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The Chance You Won't Return by Annie Cardi

High school student Alex Winchester struggles to hold her life together in the face of her mother's threatening delusions about being Amelia Earhart.

Don't Call Me Baby

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Don't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

As she begins her first year of high school, fifteen-year-old Imogene is embarrassed by the blog her mother writes that has included every detail of Imogene's life since she was born.

The Night Before College

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The Night Before College by Sonya Sones and Ava Tramer

A lighthearted take-off of "The Night Before Christmas" celebrates milestones on the road to college, from campus tours and SATs to dreaded essays and the grueling process of receiving acceptances and rejections.

Paper Doll Project

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Paper Doll Project by Stacey Kade

At sixteen, Ariane Tucker has been careful to elude those seeking her since her escape from a genetics lab ten years earlier, but the attention of classmate Zane, both frightening and intoxicating, tempts her to risk violating at least one of her adoptive father's five simple rules.


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The RulesThe Hunt

Expiration Day

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Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell

Born a rare human child into a world of sophisticated child androids that were created to counter a decline in global fertility, Tania records in her diary her efforts to learn about teknoid technologies when her best friend begins exhibiting bizarre behavior.

Summer State of Mind

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Summer State of Mind by Jen Calonita

Summer has finally arrived and fifteen-year-old Harper McCallister intends to spend her days at the mall shopping or by the pool at her country club. But after receiving her latest heart-stopping credit card bill, Harper's parents makes other plans, and ship her off to camp.

Suddenly, the clueless yet ever-popular Harper is the new girl at the bottom of a social ladder she can't climb in wedge sandals and expensive clothes. She seems to be winning over super-cute camp "Lifer" Ethan, though, and if she can manage to make a few friends--and stay out of trouble--she just might find a whole new summer state of mind. - from the publisher

Companion to Sleepaway Girls

She is Not Invisible

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She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

A London teenager who is blind and her younger brother travel to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.

Shadow Grail Series

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Shadow Grail Series by Mercedes Lackey

After her family is killed, Spirit White is taken to Oakhurst Academy, a combination orphanage and school for those with magical powers, where she and her new friends investigate when students start mysteriously disappearing.



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LegaciesConspiraciesSacrificesVictories
SERIES COMPLETE

The Last Best Kiss

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The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

An imaginative retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion is set in modern-day Los Angeles and finds 17-year-old Anna Eliot hoping for a second chance at love with a boy who returns three years after she broke his heart.

High and Dry

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High and Dry by Sarah Skilton

Framed for a stranger's near-fatal overdose at a party, blackmailed into finding a mysterious flash drive everyone in school seems anxious to suppress, and pressured by his shady best friend to throw an upcoming game, high school soccer player Charlie Dixon spends a frantic week trying to clear his name, win back the girl of his dreams, and escape a past that may be responsible for all his current problems.

There Will Come a Time

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There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos

Overwhelmed by grief and guilt after his twin sister Grace's accidental death, seventeen-year-old Mark Santos is persuaded by her best friend to complete the "bucket list" from Grace's journal.

Big Fat Disaster

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Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum

A shy, overweight, and insecure girl named Colby finds her place in a family of extroverted politicians, beauty queens, and other cookie-cut personalities.

What I Thought Was True

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What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

17-year-old Gwen Castle is a working-class girl determined to escape her small island town, but when rich-kid Cass Somers, with whom she has a complicated romantic history, shows up, she's forced to reassess her feelings about her loving, complex family, her lifelong best friends, her wealthy employer, the place she lives, and the boy she can't admit she loves.

Earth Star

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Earth Star by Janet Edwards

Awarded one of the military's highest honors for her role in a rescue attempt, Jarra, a scorned "ape throwback" whose disabled immune system cannot survive on other planets, becomes the world's primary defender against an alien threat.

The Geography of You and Me

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The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Sparks fly when sixteen-year-old Lucy Patterson and seventeen-year-old Owen Buckley meet on an elevator rendered useless by a New York City blackout. Soon after, the two teenagers leave the city, but as they travel farther away from each other geographically, they stay connected emotionally, in this story set over the course of one year.

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

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Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen

Documents a high school student's year-long attempt to change her social status from that of a misfit to a member of the "in" crowd by following advice in a 1950s popularity guide, an experiment that triggered embarrassment, humor and unexpected surprises.

Blood of Eden Series

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Blood of Eden Series by Julie Kagawa

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city, until she too becomes an immortal vampire. Forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls, she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend -- a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

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The Immortal RulesThe Eternity Curse The Forever Song

No. 6

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No. 6 by Atsuko Asano

After sheltering an injured boy from a typhoon, gifted ecology student Shion finds his life thrown into chaos as he begins to discover the appalling secrets behind the superficial perfection of No. 6, the computerized metropolis he calls home.


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

Maybe Tonight?

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Maybe Tonight? by Bridie Clark

Invites the reader to participate in the high-stakes social scene of Kings Academy, an elite boarding school where fitting in may require selling one's soul.




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Maybe Tonight?You Only Live Once

House of Ivy and Sorrow

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House of Ivy and Sorrow by Natalie Whipple

Seventeen-year-old Josephine Hemlock has spent her life hiding the fact that she's a witch--but when the mysterious Curse that killed her mother returns, she might not be able to keep her magical and normal lives separate.

Open Road Summer

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Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Follows seventeen-year-old Reagan as she tries to escape heartbreak and a bad reputation by going on tour with her country superstar best friend--only to find more trouble as she falls for the surprisingly sweet guy hired to pose as the singer's boyfriend.

Don't Look Back

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Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Seventeen-year-old Sam seems to have everything until she and her best friend, Cassie, disappear one night and now Sam has returned with amnesia, striving to be a much better person and aware that her not remembering may be the only thing keeping Cassie alive.

A Certain Scientific Railgun

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A Certain Scientific Railgun by Kazuma Kamachi

In a world where science and magic coexist, Mikoto Misaka, who has strong psychic powers, and her friends investigate the darker side of their society, Academy City, and discover some unpleasant truths.


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

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

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The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by

When a sleazy reality television show takes over Ethan's arts academy, he and his friends concoct an artsy plan to take it down.

The World Outside

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The World Outside by Eva Wiseman

Living in a Brooklyn Hasidic community in the early 1990s, Chanie Altman anticipates marriage as soon as she graduates from seminary, a path challenged by her dream of becoming an opera singer, a taboo friendship, and the Crown Heights riots.

Noggin

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Noggin by John Corey Whaley

After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates' head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships.

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf

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The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina

Taking refuge among other teens who are in hiding from a government that considers their supernatural powers a threat, Ashala covertly practices her abilities only to be betrayed, captured and interrogated for information about the location of her friends.

Klaatu Diskos Series

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Klaatu Diskos Series by Pete Hautman

After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye's parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and when he steps inside of one he is whisked on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect of priests and haunted by ghostlike figures.


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Obsidian BladeThe Cydonian PyramidThe Klaatu Terminus

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in Prague, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.


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Daughter of Smoke and BoneDays of Blood and StarlightDreams of Gods and Monsters

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly

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Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly by Conrad Wesselhoeft

Seventeen year-old dirt-bike-riding daredevil Arlo Santiago catches the eye of the U.S. military with his first-place ranking on a video game featuring drone warfare, and he must reconcile the work they want him to do with the emotional scars he carries following a violent death in his family

Far From You

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Far From You by Tess Sharpe

After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina's death.

Dawn of the Arcana

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Dawn of the Arcana by Rei Toma

When Princess Nakaba is forced to marry Prince Caesar in order to promote peace between their two warring kingdoms, she struggles to adjust to her hostile surroundings with the help of her dog-like Ajin companion, Loki.


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

Moonset

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Moonset by Scott Tracey

Five orphaned teenagers, the offspring of a terrorist witch coven known as Moonset, struggle against the destructive legacy left by their parents.




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MoonsetDark Bound

Burn Out

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Burn Out by Kristi Helvig

In the future, when the Earth is no longer easily habitable, seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds, a girl in hiding, struggles to protect weapons developed by her father that could lead to disaster should they fall into the wrong hands.



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Burn OutStrange Skies