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Survival Colony Nine

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Survival Colony Nine by Joshua David Bellin

Querry Gen, a member of one of the last human survivor groups following global war, is targeted by the monstrous Skaldi, although Querry has no memory of why.

Afterworlds

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Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld 

In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.

Unspoken

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Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Loving a boy she has never met but with whom she has communicated telepathically all of her life, Kami Glass investigates screams heard in the nearby woods and sees lights in a long-empty manor house only to discover that her hometown has been hiding a murderer.


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Tape

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Tape by Steven Camden

English teens Ameliah and Ryan, who live twenty years apart, meet fortuitously when each begins recording cassette tapes to work through family problems and hears the other's voice speaking back.

Not a Drop to Drink

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Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Struggling for survival in a drought-stricken world, teen Lynn fiercely protects her pond from strangers and finds her life endangered by mysterious adversaries who leave footprints nearby, send nighttime threats and fire warning gunshots in her direction.




Sequel:

In a Handful of Dust

Lucy plans to have a future near her pondside home until a pond-borne disease burns through her community, prompting a journey west into unknown dangers.

Find Me

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Find Me by Romily Bernard

When teen hacker and foster child Wick Tate finds a dead classmate's diary on her front step, with a note reading "Find me," she sets off on a perverse game of hide-and-seek to catch the killer.



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On a Clear Day

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On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers

In 2035, Dahlia Grillo, a sixteen-year-old math whiz, joins with six other American teens traveling to England to meet with groups from around the world in hopes of stopping C8, the companies that control nearly everything for their own benefit.

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty

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Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann

An evocative treasury of 50 free-verse poems that juxtapose fairy-tale elements against the life of a modern teen explores the universal cruelty of judgment, pressure and self-doubt while reflecting how girls are taught to think about themselves, their friends and their bodies.

Adrenaline Crush

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Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton

When seventeen-year-old Dyna, an avid thrill-seeker, falls and shatters her leg, her life changes dramatically and she finds herself caught between her boyfriend, who supports her newfound desire for safety, and a young Iraq war veteran she meets at rehab who challenges her to take chances again.

Firebug

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Firebug by Lish McBride

Ava, a contracted hit man who can start fires with her mind, hits the road with her friends, desperately trying to escape the Coterie, a magical mafia, while keeping the murder to a minimum after she is asked to kill a family friend by Venus, who killed Ava's mother.

Lark Rising

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Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh

Sixteen-year-old Lark sets out on a journey to help her village fight off monsters called Troths and learns she is the Guardian of Life, fated to recover a powerful amulet from the Breeders of Chaos.

Tabula Rasa

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Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

A girl who has been held in an experimental medical facility to remove the memories that gave her post-traumatic stress disorder begins to recover her memory after fleeing mercenaries are sent to eliminate her.

The Bodies We Wear

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The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts

Forced by dealers to take an illicit drug that is rumored to offer people a glimpse of heaven, 11-year-old Faye has a traumatic experience while under the influence and her best friend dies, a situation that alienates her from her peers and compels her to seek revenge.

Skink--No Surrender

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Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

When their reckless cousin runs off with a guy she met online to avoid going to boarding school, long-suffering Richard and renegade Wild Skink brave storms, wildlife, and violence in a swampy region of Florida to find her.

Unfriended

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Unfriended by Rachel Vail

Invited to sit at the popular table with a group of new friends she has dreamed of joining, Truly is caught in a web of lies, misunderstandings, agendas, accusations and worse, in a story told from the perspectives of six narrators.

Girls Und Panzer

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Girls Und Panzer by Girls Und Panzer Production Team

Miho Nishizumi, a new transfer student to Ooarai All-Girls High School, would like nothing more than to enjoy a peaceful, stress-free school life. Unfortunately, her new school just revived its tankery program and enlists Miho to put together a team so that they may compete in a national tournament.


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Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledgehammer

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Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledgehammer by Nozomu Tamaki

When someone tries to kill government liaison Reiko Gotoh, Seiji must look into his past to uncover the information needed by him and the bodyguard Akira to protect her.




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Jackaby

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Jackaby by Raymond William Ritter

Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature.


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Falls the Shadow

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Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither

When her sister Violet dies, Cate's wealthy family brings home Violet's clone who fits in perfectly until Cate uncovers something sinister about the cloning movement.

The 100

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The 100 by Morgan Kass

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission. CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth. Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's …

Made for You

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Made for You by Melissa Marr

Southern small town darling Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital with the frightening ability to see through the eyes of the victims of a serial killer, and realizes that she, too, is a target of the depraved stalker.

Sway

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Sway by Kat Spears

Jesse Alderman, also known as Sway, avoids emotional connection at all costs, but he's ultimately forced to open his heart when he meets the girl of his dreams.

The Vault of Dreamers

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The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh O'Brien

Rosie Sinclair, who attends an elite arts school where students are contestants on a high stakes reality show, skips her sleeping pill one night and discovers that the school is really a cover-up for the lucrative and sinister practice of dream harvesting.

Wildlife

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Wildlife by Fiona Wood

Two sixteen-year-old girls in Australia come together at an outdoor semester of school, before university--one thinking about boys and growing up, the other about death and grief, but somehow they must help each other to find themselves.

Evidence of Things Not Seen

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Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane

When Tommy Smythe, a high school junior and particle physics genius, goes missing, multiple lives intersect--or don't--as the residents of a small Texas town relate, in their separate voices, what each thinks might have happened to Tommy.

Hybrid Chronicles

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Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang

Addie and Eva are two sisters born into the same body, and although Eva's soul was supposed to fade away, she still lingers beside Addie's dominant soul, until they meet someone who can change everything for the pair.



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What's Left of MeOnce We WereEchoes of Us
SERIES COMPLETE

Color Song

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Color Song by Victoria Strauss

Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed—or cursed—with a spirit’s gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the colors as she creates them in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilit√†. It’s here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness and rekindled her passion to become a painter—an impossible dream for any woman in fifteenth-century Italy.

But when a dying Humilit√† bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession—the secret formula for the luminously beautiful paint called Passion blue—Giulia realizes she’s in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color. Faced with the prospect of a life in the convent barred from painting as punishment for keeping Humilit√†’s secret, Giulia is struck by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an artist’s apprentice?

Along with the truth of who she is, Giulia carries more dangerous secrets: the ex…

Blackbird

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Blackbird by Anna Carey

Waking up on the subway tracks with no memory of her identity, a mysterious blackbird tattoo on her wrist and a conviction that someone is trying to kill her, a teen girl embarks on a desperate search to learn the truth.

Being Audrey Hepburn

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Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman

With Audrey Hepburn as her inspiration, nineteen-year-old Lisbeth strives to rise above her broken home, alcohol-abusing sister and friends, the culture of "the shore," and her mother's meager dreams for her but when she secretly tries on Audrey's iconic Givenchy dress, she gets a chance to become who she longs to be.

Burn for Burn

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Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Consumed by respective feelings of revenge toward a bullying former friend, a boy who has seduced a younger sister and a guy who committed a trauma-inducing act, three girls secretly team up to exact vengeance in their seemingly idyllic oceanfront community.



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Burn for BurnFire with FireAshes to Ashes
SERIES COMPLETE

I Hunt Killers

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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."


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I Hunt KillersGameBlood of My Blood SERIES COMPLETE

Falling Into Place

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Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree. This haunting and heartbreaking story is told by a surprising and unexpected narrator and unfolds in nonlinear flashbacks even as Liz's friends, foes, and family gather at the hospital and Liz clings to life.

Kiss of Broken Glass

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Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

A tale told through evocative verse chronicles a mandatory seventy-two-hour psychiatric evaluation of a teen who has been caught cutting herself in an effort to feel alive.

Illusions of Fate

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Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

An outcast since moving from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion, Jessamin meets the gorgeous, enigmatic Finn who introduces her to the secret world of Albion's nobility--a world of power, money, status, and magic--but Finn has a powerful enemy who only Jessamin can stop.

Monstrous Affections

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Monstrous Affections: an Anthology of Beastly Tales by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant

An anthology of stories explores the intersection of fear and romance, ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.

Evil Librarian

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Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

Feeling suspicious about a gorgeous high school librarian who has become the object of her best friend's affections, Cynthia discovers that the man is actually a demon who is sucking the life force from the entire student population.

Egg and Spoon

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Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Enduring a brutal life of poverty in the Russian countryside, young Elena Rudina is swept up by a passing noble family into an escapade involving mistaken identity, an imprisoned monk, an anonymous prince and the mythological Baba Yaga.

No One Needs to Know

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No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace

Told from separate viewpoints, two seniors at an elite girls school grow close as they work together on a project and Zoey, a scholarship student, begins dating wealthy, troubled Olivia's twin brother, Liam, but romance blossoms between the girls, threatening both of their relationships with Liam.

Words and Their Meanings

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Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett

Seventeen-year-old Anna O'Mally is a gifted writer but for the past year, since her beloved uncle Joe died, she has been wrapped in grief that seems impenetrable until a strange email suggests she did not know Joe as well as she thought--and he was not the saint she believed he was.

Rites of Passage

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Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley

Accepting a dare issued by her brother before his death, Sam McKenna joins the first-ever class of girls at a military academy and finds herself targeted by brutal male classmates whose actions are prompted by a secret society.

My Brother's Shadow

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My Brother's Shadow by Tom Avery

Eleven-year-old Kaia, who has felt emotionally isolated since her brother's suicide, befriends a wild boy who mysteriously appears at her London school, finding a way to communicate with him despite his being mute.

Paper Airplanes

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Paper Airplanes by Dawn O'Porter

The story of the strong bond of friendship between two fifteen year-old schoolgirls in Guernsey in the mid-1990s, who became friends through their shared loneliness and dysfunctional families, despite their differences in personality and ambitions.

Of Monsters and Madness

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Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

Forced by her mother's death to move from Siam to her father's home in 1820s Philadelphia, Annabel Lee becomes infatuated with her father's assistant, Allan, who writes in his spare time and possesses a devilish alter ego.

Shadowfell

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Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured, but when she sets out for Shadowfell, a training ground for a rebel group, she learns that she alone can save Alban.



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The Twyning

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The Twyning by Terence Blacker 

Journeying from his rat kingdom in the London sewers into the human world, timid young rat Efren learns of a human doctor's plans to destroy the entire rat population, a danger that compels Efren's friendship with a sensitive boy.

The Walk On

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The Walk On by John Feinstein

After moving to a new town his freshman year in high school, Alex Myers is happy to win a spot on the varsity team as a quarterback but must deal with the idea of not playing for two years since the first-string quarterback is not only a local hero, he is also the son of the corrupt head coach.

Winterkill

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Winterkill by Kate Boorman

When the revered leader of her settlement, a dark, isolated land with merciless winters and puritanical rulers, asks Emmeline for her hand it is a rare opportunity, but not only does she love another man, she cannot ignore dreams that urge her into the dangerous and forbidden woods that took her grandmother's life and her family's reputation.