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Atlantia

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Atlantia by Ally Condie

Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia, but when her sister makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded, and she must unlock the secrets of her siren voice to save Atlantia from destruction.

Teardrop

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Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Eureka Boudreaux's mother taught her never to cry, but tall, blond Ander, the boy who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before--what he doesn't know is that her strange inheritance of an ancient book contains a haunting tale about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea after her heart was broken, and that he might be correct about the danger she is in.

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Bloody Brat

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Bloody Brat by Yuuki Kodama


In this collection of short stories and four-panel comics, Blood Lad creator Yuuki Kodama teams up with artist Kanata Yoshino to take us through the black curtain to explore the lives of Demon World Boss Staz and his crew. In this hilarious behind-the-scenes trip, readers will discover the full extent of Staz's anime/manga obsession, join Bell on her treasure-hunting travels and much more! - from the publisher

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Get Happy

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Get Happy by Mary Amato

Aspiring musician Minerva learns that her mother has sabotaged her absent father's efforts to stay in touch and that she has a stepsister she despises, a situation that strengthens her bonds with a best friend and new boyfriend.

Earth and Sky

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Earth and Sky by Megan Crewe

When Skylar meets mysterious, otherworldly Win, she discovers that humanity has been under alien control for centuries, and a faction of rebel aliens, including Win, need Sky's strange powers to help them save Earth and the fabric of reality.

Insignia

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Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.

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Shadowboxer

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Shadowboxer by Tricia Sullivan

After a confrontation with a martial arts celebrity that threatens her gym's reputation, mixed martial arts fighter Jade is sent to a training camp in Thailand, where she uncovers a shocking, otherworldly conspiracy.

How It Went Down

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How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.

Raven Boys

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Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

Developing her mother's clairvoyant powers for seeing visions of people who are about to die, Blue is drawn into the life of rich private school boy, Gansey, who has involved three of his classmates in a quest that Blue believes will end with her involvement in Gansey's death.



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The Raven BoysThe Dream ThievesBlue Lily, Lily Blue

The Ice Dragon

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The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin

Leaving in its wake desolate cold and frozen land, the legendary ice dragon has never been tamed until it meets Adara, a winter child who looks to the creature to help save her world from destruction.

The Heir Chronicles

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The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima

After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.

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The Warrior HeirThe Wizard HeirThe Dragon HeirThe Enchanter HeirThe Sorcerer Heir

Beware the Wild

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Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

A teenaged girl and her boyfriend must find her brother after he wanders into their town's swamp and a mysterious girl appears in his place.

Dark Elements Series

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Dark Elements Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens--a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe--Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth--a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to--especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne...it could brand her a traitor to her family.…

Famous in Love

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Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

When seventeen-year-old Paige is discovered in Portland, Oregon, and brought to Hollywood to star in a major motion picture, she finds all of the fame and adulation she had dreamed of but also gets caught in a romantic whirlwind, both on and off screen.

Sunny

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Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto

When Sei's parents drop him off at a children's home, he does what he can to fit in with the other troubled children and, like them, finds escape in a broken-down old car and his imagination.



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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.

House of Night

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House of Night Series by P.C. and Kristin Cast

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampires have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampire Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampire friends.

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MarkedBetrayedChosenU…

My True Love Gave to Me

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My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins

Featuring contributions by such best-selling young adult authors as Jenny Han, Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan, an anthology of 12 holiday-themed romances follows relationships that blossom during Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice and Kwanzaa.

Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King

Fearing the mental instability that prompted her mother's devastating suicide, Glory begins to manifest psychic abilities to see a person's infinite past and future before receiving a premonition about the rise of a tyrannical new leader and the dissolution of civil rights.

In Real Life

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In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Illustrated by Jen Wang

Immersing herself in an online fantasy game, Anda confronts a difficult choice when she befriends a disadvantaged Chinese child who illegally collects rare items in the game and sells them to other players.

Keaton School Series

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Keaton School Series by Margaux Froley

Bound by her oath of confidentiality and tortured by unrequited love, sixteen-year-old Devon, a peer counselor at a prestigious California boarding school, finds herself on a solitary mission to get to the bottom of a popular student's apparent suicide.



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Escape TheoryHero Complex

Damaged

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Damaged by Amy Reed

Numb after the death of her best friend, Camille, Kinsey starts to shut down but Hunter, Camille's mysterious boyfriend, has other ideas and whisks Kinsey off on a multi-state road trip to forget the ghosts of their pasts and their own fears.

Chasing Power

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Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst

Sixteen-year-old Kayla, whose telekinetic ability allows her to be a master shoplifter with enough money to flee with her mother if her father finds them again, meets Daniel, who has the ability to teleport and needs her help to find and steal an ancient incantation that can help rescue his kidnapped mother--but may lead to great danger for Kayla.

Bzrk

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Bzrk by Michael Grant

In the near future, the conjoined Armstrong twins, under the guise of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, plot to create their own version of utopia using nanobots, while a guerilla group known as BZRK develops a DNA-based biot that can stop bots, but at risk of the host's brain


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BZRKBZRK ReloadedBZRK Apocalypse
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Even in Paradise

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Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

Believing she knows everything about a new celebrity student at her school, Charlotte unexpectedly befriends the girl and is introduced to a world of parties and privilege before falling for the secretly grieving girl's older brother.

Stitching Snow

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Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

A futuristic retelling of Snow White in which seventeen-year-old Essie, a master at repairing robots and drones on the frozen mining planet Thanda, is pulled into a war by the handsome and mysterious Dane after his shuttle crash-lands near her home.

Oh Yeah, Audrey!

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Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw

Months after the death of her mother, sixteen-year-old Gemma Beasley and friends she met through her Tumblr page meet in New York City to celebrate the life and style of Audrey Hepburn and her famous character, Holly Golightly.

Playing for Commandant

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Playing for Commandant by Suzy Zail

Hanna, a young Jewish pianist at Auschwitz who is desperate to save her family, is chosen to play at the camp commandant's house, but staying alive isn't supposed to include falling in love with the commandant's son.

The Doubt Factory

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The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi

When a radical band of teen activists claim that Alix's powerful father covers up corporate wrongdoing that knowingly allows innocent victims to die in order to make enormous profits from unsafe products, she must decide if she will blow the whistle on his misdeeds.

The Cure for Dreaming

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The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

In Portland, Oregon, in 1900, seventeen-year-old Olivia Mead, a suffragist, is hypnotized by the intriguing young Henri Reverie, who is paid by her father to make her more docile and womanly but who, instead, gives her the ability to see people's true natures, while she secretly continues fighting for women's rights. Includes timeline and historical photographs.

The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides

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The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides by Ben Tripp

In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III.

Sublime

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Sublime by Christina Lauren

Emerging from a frozen forest with no memory of her past, Lucy feels an instant connection to Colin, with whom she pieces together her identity and risks everything to secure their relationship.

The Fire Artist

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The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney

As an elemental artist, Aria can create fire from her hands, stealing her power from lightning--which is dangerous and illegal in her world--but as her power begins to fade faster than she can steal it she must turn to a modern-day genie, a Granter, who offers one wish with an extremely high price.

Stories of My Life

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Stories of My Life by Katherine Paterson

A personal account by the Newbery Medal- and National Book Award-winning author shares stories about the experiences that inspired her novels, from her childhood in China to her marriage to a minister and relationships with four children.

Very Bad Things

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Very Bad Things by Susan McBride

When her boyfriend is accused of cheating on her with a girl who has gone missing and is presumed murdered, Katie resolves to uncover the truth and, in the process, learns unsettling secrets about her best friend.

Trust Me, I'm Lying

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Trust Me, I'm Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer

Having learned to be a master con artist from her father, Julep Dupree pays expenses at her exclusive high school by fixing things for fellow students, but she will need their help when her father disappears.

They All Fall Down

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All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire


Catapulted into popularity when she unexpectedly lands on her high school's annual list of the 10 hottest girls, Kenzie is pursued by exclusive cliques and a cute jock only to discover that the girls on the current year's list are also being stalked by a brutal killer.

The Terminals

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The Terminals by Royce Buckingham

Nineteen-year-old Cam Cody takes the opportunity to join a covert unit of young spies who, like him, are terminally ill but have extraordinary abilities due to an experimental super-steroid, but he soon learns the program is not what it seems--and they may not even be ill.

Sylo Chronicles

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Sylo Chronicles by D.J. MacHale

Joining the football team after a summer spent working on a lobster boat with his best friend, 14-year-old Tucker Pierce is quarantined on his once-peaceful island home off the coast of Maine when a secret branch of the U.S. military claims that residents have been infected by a deadly virus.



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Confessions Series

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Confessions Series by James Patterson

Tandy Angel is, along with her brothers, a suspect in their parents' murder but having grown up under Malcolm and Maud Angel's perfectionist demands, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what.



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Confessions of a Murder SuspectThe Private School MurdersThe Paris Mysteries

Black Ice

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Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Britt goes hiking in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming with her ex-boyfriend Calvin, but trouble arises when she is caught in a blizzard, taken hostage by fugitives, finds evidence of murders, and learns whom to trust and whom to love.

Althea and Oliver

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Althea and Oliver by Cristina Moracho

A best friendship between Althea and Oliver is challenged by their developing feelings for each other and Oliver's rare health affliction, which causes him to sleep for weeks at a time and engage in uncharacteristic behaviors he cannot remember afterwards.

The Good Sister

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The Good Sister by Amelia Kahaney

When teenaged Sarah dies in a sudden and puzzling accident, sending her two sisters into a tailspin of grief and confusion, Sarah wakes up in the afterlife and must piece together how she got there.

This is How it Ends

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This is How it Ends by Jen Nadol

After Riley and his friends see some disturbing visions through a mysterious pair of binoculars, they soon realize these hallucinations are coming true, especially as one of Riley's closest friends becomes the prime suspect of a gruesome murder.

Urban Outlaws

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Urban Outlaws Peter Jay Black

Deep beneath London, five extraordinary youths, orphans who bonded over their shared sense of justice, have formed the Urban Outlaws and dedicated themselves to outsmarting criminals and performing Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.s), but they are in serious trouble when the face a genius super-computer, Proteus.

Bleed Like Me

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Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just “Gannon” to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life. To her parents, to her teachers—even her best friend, who is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days the only way Gannon knows she is real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach.

Then she meets Michael Brooks, and for the first time, she feels like she is being seen to the core of her being. Obnoxious, controlling, damaged, and addictive, he inserts himself into her life until all her scars are exposed. Each moment together is a passionate, painful relief.

But as the relationship deepens, Gannon starts to feel as if she’s standing at the foot of a dam about to burst. She’s given up everything and everyone in her life for him, but somehow nothing is enough for Brooks—until he poses the ultimate test. - from the publisher