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Complicit

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Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Jamie's mother was murdered when he was six, about seven years later his sister Cate was incarcerated for burning down a neighbor's barn, and now Jamie, fifteen, learns that Cate has been released and is coming back for him, blaming him for all the bad things that led to her arrest.

Wickedpedia

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Wickedpedia by Chris Van Etten

Tampering with Wikipedia entries so that their classmates will get bad marks on their reports, pranksters Cole and Greg create a Wikipedia page for the school's girlfriend-stealing star soccer player and invent grisly details about his bizarre death on the field only to have their assertions come true in a freak accident.

Followers

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Followers by Anna Davies

When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school's production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department's "social media director" and starts tweeting half-hearted updates. But then a body IS discovered in the theater: Briana's rival. Suddenly, what seemed like a prank turns deadly serious. With the school in chaos and the police unable to find the culprit, it's up to Briana to unmask the psycho-tweeter before the carnage reaches Shakespearian proportions . . . or she becomes the next victim.

Drowned

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Drowned by Nichola Reilly 

Struggling with a physical disability on an unwelcoming island that is subject to strong tides, Coe is invited into the privileged circle of royal aides attending a dying king who is keeping a secret that will change their world forever.

In the After

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In the After by Demitria Lunetta

In a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is as it seems, seventeen-year-old Amy and Baby, a child she found while scavenging, struggle to survive while vicious, predatory creatures from another planet roam the Earth.




 Conclusion:

In The End

An escaped Amy fights her way to the Fort Black survivor colony to find Kay's brother, Ken, in order to rescue Baby from the sinister Dr. Reynolds.

The Garden of Darkness

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The Garden of Darkness by Gillian Kendall

When a disease nearly wipes out Earth's adult population, four children journey to find a cure, allegedly held by the one adult still alive.

The Innocents

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The Innocents by Lili Peloquin

A new series finds devoted sisters Alice and Charlie experiencing a new test to their bond when they relocate to the secretive town of Serenity Point, where they fight to belong and vie for the attentions of an alluring young man



Read the entire series:
The InnocentsThis Side of JealousySummer of the Vanities

Pretenders

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Pretenders by Lisi Harrison

Follows the secret journals of five high school freshmen at Noble High, who document respective struggles to establish identities and fit into a world shaped by high expectations, embellished online profiles and cosmetic surgery.




Read the entire series:
PretendersLicense to Spill

The Things You Kiss Goodbye

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The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor

When the basketball player boyfriend her father actually approves of changes into a cold and abusive person, Bettina resists her feelings for a sweet cowboy who is too old for her until a traumatizing event compels her to tell her family the truth.

The Stepsister's Tale

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The Stepsister's Tale by Tracy Barrett

Jane cares for her mother and sister until her stepfather dies, leaving nothing but debts and Jane's spoiled stepsister behind, but a mysterious boy from the woods and an invitation to a royal ball are certain to change her fate.

W.A.R.P. Series

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W.A.R.P. Series  by Eoin Colfer

In Victorian London, Albert Garrick, an assassin-for-hire, and his reluctant young apprentice, Riley, are transported via wormhole to modern London, where Riley teams up with a young FBI agent to stop Garrick from returning to his own time and using his newly acquired scientific knowledge and power to change the world forever.


Read the entire series:
Reluctant Assassin The Hangman's Revolution

Variants Series

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Variants Series by Susanne Winnacker

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she's spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission; she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. Tessa hates everyting about being an impostor--the stress, the danger, the deceit--but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she'd do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion; even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

Read the entire series:
ImposterDefector

The Testing

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The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.



Read the entire series:
The TestingIndependent StudyGraduation Day

#scandal

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#scandal by Sarah Ockler

When pictures of Lucy kissing her best friend's boyfriend emerge on the world of social media, she becomes a social pariah after the scandal rocks the school.

No Safety in Numbers

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No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

Teens Shay, Marco, Lexi, and Ryan, quarantined in a shopping mall when a biological bomb igoes off in an air duct, learn that in an emergency people change, and not always for the better, as many become sick and supplies run low.

Read entire series:
No Safety in NumbersNo Easy Way OutNo Dawn Without Darkness

Blazed

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Blazed by Jason Myers

When his manic-depressive mother is institutionalized after trying to kill herself, fourteen-year-old Jaime is sent to San Franciso to live with his estranged father, whom Jaime blames for his mother's problems.

17 First Kisses

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17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen 

Claire Jenkins has finally found a boy worth kissing, but when she discovers that her best friend Megan also has feelings for him, Claire must decide what she is willing to risk to get what she wants.

Attack on Titan Guidebook: Inside and Out

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Attack on Titan Guidebook: Inside and Out by Hajime Isayama

Go behind the walls and discover the secrets of Attack on Titan!

Fan Art

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Fan Art by Sarah Tregay 

Unexpectedly falling in love with his best friend at the end of senior year, Jamie unsuccessfully hides his affections from the giggling girls in his art class who work as matchmakers to bring the couple together

Dark Metropolis

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Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore

Sixteen-year-old Thea's mother is sinking deeper into mental illness since her husband was reported missing, presumed dead, during the war, but it is the disappearance of Thea's best friend, Nan, that allies her with Freddy, whose magical abilities are connected with the sinister city's darkest secrets.

Grisha Series

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.


Read the entire series:
Shadow and BoneSiege and StormRuin and Rising

Summer of Yesterday

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Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana

As she struggles with her parents' divorce, seventeen-year-old Haley is mysteriously transported to a theme park in the past where she finds love and meets her teenaged mother and father.

Enemy

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Enemy by Charles Higson

After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.



Read the entire series:
The EnemyThe DeadThe FearThe SacrificeThe Fallen

The Game

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The Game by Eve Silver


Rochester, New York, high schooler Miki Jones is pulled into a sort of a game in which she and other teens battle real-life aliens and the consequences of each battle could be deadly.


Read the entire series
RushPush

On the Road to Find Out

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On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor

Alice Evelyn Davis, seventeen, has generally gotten all she wants from life but when her college of choice rejects her, problems with her best friend arise, and she faces an unexpected loss, her new-found interest in running helps get her through.

My Last Kiss

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My Last Kiss by Beth Neal

Unable to remember the last few weeks of her life except for kissing a stranger at her birthday party, ghost Cassidy fears she was unfaithful to her boyfriend and tries to piece together her last days to discover what happened.

The Murder Complex

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The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

In a world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate, fifteen-year-old Meadow, trained by her father to kill and survive in any situation, falls in love with Zephyr, a government assassin.

United States of Asgard

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United States of Asgard by Tessa Gratton

In an alternate U.S.A. (the United States of Asgard), Soren Bearskin, the son of an infamous beserker, and Astrid Glyn, daughter of a renowned seer, embark on a road trip to find Baldur, the missing god whose absence has caused panic throughout the country.


Read the entire series:
The Lost SunThe Strange Maid

Born of Series

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Born of Series by Teri J. Brown

Set in 1920s New York City, budding magician Anna Van Housen, who has spent her whole life playing sidekick to her faux-medium mother--struggles to hide the fact the she actually possesses the very abilities her mother fakes.



Read the entire series:
Born of IllusionBorn of Deception

I Become Shadow

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I Become Shadow by Joe Shine 

Abducted at age fourteen and trained by the F.A.T.E. Center to become a Shadow, guardian of a future leader, Ren Sharpe, now eighteen, is assigned to protect college science student Gareth Young, but with help from her secret love and fellow Shadow, Junie, she learns that F.A.T.E. itself is behind an attack on Gareth.

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me

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Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters


When her girlfriend dies suddenly at age seventeen, Colorado teenager Alix struggles with grief as painful secrets are revealed.

Brazen

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Brazen by Katherine Longshore

Mary Howard, always in the shadow of her powerful family, marries Henry VIII's illegitimate son, Fitz, but their carefree life unravels as Queen Anne Boleyn falls out of favor and they are implicated in horrible rumors.

Wicked Games

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Wicked Games by Sean Olin

Follows the stormy breakup of a small beach community's "it couple," who succumb to violent past inclinations and a ruthless quest for vengeance after a painful betrayal.

When Mr. Dog Bites

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When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan

All seventeen-year-old Dylan Mint wants is to keep his Tourette's in check and live as a normal teen, but during a routine hospital visit he overhears that he is going to die, and in an attempt to claim the life he has always wanted he makes a list of "Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It" and sets out to have some fun.

Trouble

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Trouble by Leonie Pratt 

Publicly denounced after becoming pregnant, high school student Hannah finds unexpected friendship from a transfer student, Aaron, who offers to pose as the baby's father to make up for his own past mistakes.

Black City

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Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Ash, a sixteen-year-old twin-blood who sells his addictive venom, "Haze," to support his dying mother, and Natalie, the daughter of a diplomat, discover their mysterious--and forbidden--connection in the Black City, where humans and Darklings struggle to rebuild after a brutal war.


Read the entire series:
Black CityPhoenixWings

Inland

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Inland by Kat Rosenfield

Returning to the coast after living in the Midwest, Callie's mysterious illness disappears, but when the water near her house begins to call her, she uncovers dangerous family secrets and jeopardizes everything and everyone she holds dear.

Say What You Will

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Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized. When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

The Prince of Venice Beach

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The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson

Robert "Cali" Callahan, seventeen, gets swept up into the private-investigator business and must deal with the ramifications of looking for fellow runaways who may not want to be found--and with falling in love with one of them.

The Truth About Alice

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The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Four teens reveal their personal secrets and motivations while sharing their perspectives on a classmate who has been cruelly reviled for sexual indiscretions that many believe caused a popular quarterback's fatal car accident.

Take Back the Skies

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Take Back the Skies  by L.A. Saxon

To escape from a planned arranged marriage, teenaged Cat Hunter disguises herself as a boy and stows away on a smuggler's airship where she discovers a world of excitement and adventure.

Hungry

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Hungry by H.A. Swain

In Thalia's world there is no more food and no need for food, as everyone takes medication to ward off hunger. But when she meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that the meds are not working.

Love by the Morning Star

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Love by the Morning Star by Laura L. Sullivan

Mistaken for one another when they are sent to the grand English country estate of Starkers on the brink of World War II, Hannah, a distant relative hoping to be welcomed by the family, and Anna, sent to spy for the Nazis, both unexpectedly fall in love

Summer Series

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Summer Series by Joanna Philbin

Spending the summer working as an errand girl for the Rule family in the Hamptons, seventeen-year-old Rory befriends the family's teenaged daughter and develops feelings for their older son, but she finds that societal rules can be hard to break.


Read the entire series:
Rules of SummerSince Last Summer

Vivian Divine is Dead

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Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel

Teen celebrity Vivian Divine's movie-star mom has been murdered, her famous-director dad tried to kill himself, and her boyfriend is cheating on her. When a death threat arrives with her fan mail, Vivian has no choice but to go on the run to Mexico. She soon discovers, through, that her Oscar-nominated performance killing villains on-screen did nothing to prepare her for escaping a madman in real life. Vivian finds an ally in Nick. He is everything Hollywood boys are not-genuine, kind, and determined to see Vivian for who she really is. But even he, seems like he can't be trusted. Beat up, hungry, and more confused than ever about who she's running from, Vivian realizes this isn't the stuff bad TV movies are made of; this is material for a full-on blockbuster horror flick.

Push Girl

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Push Girl by Chelsie Hill

Kara, a high school junior, is popular with a great group of friends, an amazing boyfriend, and expectations of being Homecoming Queen until she leaves a party angry and wakes up in a hospital bed, paralyzed from the waist down, but as she is forced to adjust to her new physical reality, she also learns that her friends are not who they seemed to be.

Visions Series

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Visions Series by Lisa McMann

Sixteen-year-old Jules, whose family owns an Italian restaurant and has a history of mental illness, starts seeing a recurring vision about a rival restaurant, a truck crash, and forbidden love.




Read the entire series:
CrashBangGasp

Cinderella's Dress

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Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton

Working as a department store window dresser while her soldier father and brother serve in World War II, a descendant of Cinderella strives to protect her ancestor's magnificent ball gown from the wicked stepsisters' progeny while falling for a handsome boy.

My Best Friend, Maybe

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My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter

Colette's life is near-perfect, if boring, so when her ex-best friend, Sadie, asks her to come on vacation to the Greek Islands for a family wedding, Colette agrees but is surprised to learn Sadie's true reason for the invitation.