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Chronicles of Nick

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Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fourteen-year-old sarcastic, street-savvy Nick is drawn into the world of the Dark-Hunters, but must hide his participation in the battle against werewolves, vampires, and zombies from his mother and high school principal.

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Black Dove, White Raven

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Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia Menotti, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms, drawing the teens into the conflict.

Playing a Part

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Playing a Part by Daria Wilke

Grishka grew up in the world of a puppet theater in Russia, but now that world seems to be falling apart, and Grishka no longer knows what role he plays.

Dorothy Must Die

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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Whisked to Oz by another Kansas twister, Amy Gumm discovers that the magical land has been systematically destroyed by Dorothy's tyrannical rule, a situation that compels Amy to join the Revolutionary Order of deposed magic-wielders who want to put an end to Dorothy's oppressive reign


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Cemetery Boys

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Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer

When Stephen moves to the Midwestern town where his father grew up, he quickly falls in with punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon, but the town has a dark secret, and the twins are caught in the middle of it.

Sisters of Blood and Spirit

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Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross

Wren, the ghost of a girl who died at birth, and Lark, her depressed misfit living twin, help a boy who saves Lark from a suicide attempt and who is being threatened by the malevolent spirit of a long-dead serial killer.

Solitaire

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Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Tori Spring feels completely disconnected from her life--until she meets the relentlessly cheerful Michael Holden, and a series of schoolwide pranks starts to draw her out of her shell.

The Start of Me and You

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The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life, rather than spending another year as "The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned," and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be the key.

The Kidney Hypothetical: Or How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days

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The Kidney Hypothetical: Or How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days by Lisa Yee

A week before high school graduation, Harvard-bound Higgs suddenly finds his life falling apart and the other students turning against him, and somehow it all started with a hypothetical question about donating a kidney--but really it goes much deeper, all the way back to the death of his older brother.

The World Within

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The World Within by Jane Eagland

Fourteen-year-old Emily would rather spend her days dreaming of adventures and wandering the moors, but when her father falls sick, and her sister Charlotte is sent away to school reality comes crashing in.

Loop

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Loop by Karen Akins

Error-prone Bree Bennis, sixteen, will lose her scholarship if she cannot pass Quantum Paradox 101, but inadvertently brings a twenty-first century boy back with her, then enlists his help in discovering who is attacking time travelers in the twenty-third century.



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What Waits in the Woods

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What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott

A hiking trip in the woods in upstate New York is out of the comfort zone for sixteen-year-old city girl Callie Velasquez, but she wants to bond with her new friends Lissa and Penelope, not to mention her new boyfriend, Jeremy--however, nothing could have prepared her for the true human darkness that waits for her in the wood.

The Walls Around Us

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The Walls Around Us By Nova Ren Suma

Orianna and Violet are ballet dancers and best friends, but when the ballerinas who have been harassing Violet are murdered, Orianna is accused of the crime and sent to a juvenile detention center where she meets Amber and they experience supernatural events linking the girls together.

We All Looked Up

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We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

The lives of four high school seniors intersect weeks before a meteor is set to pass through Earth's orbit, with a 66.6% chance of striking and destroying all life on the planet.

Liars, Inc.

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Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes

Max, his girlfriend Parvati, and best friend Pres form Liars, Inc., expecting that forging notes and lying for their peers will lead to easy cash, but when Pres asks Max to cover for him, it may be a fatal mistake.

Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You

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Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy

Through a series of lists, a narrator reveals how fifteen-year old Darren's world was rocked by his parents' divorce just as his brother, Nate, was leaving for college, and a year later when his father comes out as gay, then how he begins to deal with it all after a stolen weekend with Nate and his crush, Zoey.

Control

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Control by Lydia Kang

In 2150, when genetic manipulation has been outlawed, seventeen-year-old Zelia must rescue her kidnapped sister with the help of a band of outcasts with mutated genes.





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Half Bad

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Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green

In modern-day England, where witches live alongside humans, Nathan, son of a White witch and the most powerful Black witch, must escape captivity before his seventeenth birthday and receive the gifts that will determine his future.




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Written in the Stars

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Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Naila's vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she's never met.

The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life

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The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life by T. A. Barron

A book of advice styled in the voice of Merlin is based on an address given by the author to students at Oxford University and shares themed recommendations for pursuing a life based on gratitude, courage, hope, and other virtues.

Obsidian Mirror

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Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher

When his father disappears while experimenting with a black mirror that is a portal to both the past and the future, Jake encounters obstacles when he tries to use the mirror to find him.




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The Tightrope Walkers

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The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond

Coming of age in the shadow of northern England's shipyards, young Dominic is torn between the extremes of his shipbuilder family's lifestyle, a complex bully to whom he finds himself irresistibly drawn, and the tightrope-walking girl he loves.

Are You Alice?

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Are You Alice? by Ikumi Katagiri

A young man who stumbles into the world of Wonderland is forced to assume the role of Alice and faces deadly consequences if he disobeys the Queen of Hearts's orders.



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Bloody Cross

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Bloody Cross by Shiwo Komeyama

Half angel, half demon Tsukimiya joins forces with another of her kind named Hinata to acquire the pure demon blood needed to stave off the curse that will eventually claim their lives.



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Boarding School Girls

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Boarding School Girls by Helen Eve

Siena stills reigns over Temperley High, in spite of the unfortunate events of last year, and now Romy, a former Starlet, is back from a term away, and despite her efforts to keep the clique's secret safe, nobody is happy about her return.

He's My Only Vampire

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He's My Only Vampire by Aya Shouoto

When Kana, a student at St. Agatha Academy, lays eyes on her long-lost childhood friend Aki amid the throng of the metropolis, the gears of destiny begin to turn! Meeting with an unfortunate accident not long after, Kana finds herself pulled from the arms of death by a vampire--Aki. Now Kana must give herself over to Aki, body and soul, as his "thrall," and soon she is trust into a dangerous game to obtain demonic powers known as "STIGMA," which could very well spell the end for her all over again!

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The Angel of Elhamburg

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The Angel of Elhamburg by Aki

By all appearances, the ties that bind High King Madeth and the knight Lalvan, his childhood friend, are made of the sternest stuff. But in truth, their friendship has always struck a most delicate balance. With the arrival of Lady Prima and the birth of her son, Perseus, not long after, the precarious harmony between Madeth and Lalvan crumbles. And when the young Perseus, harboring questions about his lineage, seeks out Lalvan, will the repercussions be much greater than a friendship lost? A lone angel, its eyes replete with sadness, looks on as the tragedy unfolds...

Sword Online: Fairy Dance

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Sword Online: Fairy Dance by Reki Kawahara

Kazuto Kirigaya (aka Kirito) has beaten Sword Art Online, a VRMMORPG that transformed into a literal game of death, and returned to the real world. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Asuna Yuuki (aka Asuna the Flash), the girl with whom Kirito fell in love in the virtual world of Aincrad but who has yet to awaken from her game-induced slumber. As his sister, Suguha, sadly looks on, Kazuto continues to visit Asuna in the hospital in the hope of finding answers. But when one day he meets a man claiming to be Asuna's fiancé, Kazuto fears that Asuna may be lost to him forever... That is until a fellow survivor ofSAO taken form the latest VRMMORPG sensation, ALfheim Online - a screenshot that features someone being held captive who looks entirely too much like Asuna! His hope renewed, Kirito dives headlong into an all-new virtual adventure, but can true love conquer the game?!

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Soul Eater

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Soul Eater by Atsushi Ōkubo

Weapon Meister Maka is entrusted with the task of reaping tainted souls with the help of her partner, a living scythe named Soul Eater, as they and the other Meisters face off against the bizarre minions of the underworld.




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Thing I'll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves

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Thing I'll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves by Ann Angel

Collects fifteen short stories about keeping, telling, and learning secrets.

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan

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The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan by Noizi Ito

Yuki Nagato, the shy president of the literature club, has never been very sure of herself around other people. But around Kyon, the only boy in the tiny, three-person club, Yuki finds herself faltering even more than usual. For Kyon, and for her precious club, Yuki must find her confidence and let her true personality shine! Enjoy taking a fresh look at your favorite characters in this brand-new story set in the world of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya! - from the publisher 

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Pretty Series

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Pretty Series by Elisa Ludwig

High school sophomore Willa and her artist mother move to Arizona where Willa starts attending an elite prep school after her mother finally sells some paintings, and Willa attempts to even things out by stealing from the rich students and giving to the poor ones.



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Under a Painted Sky

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Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

In 1845, Sammy, a Chinese American girl, and Annamae, an African American slave girl, disguise themselves as boys and travel on the Oregon Trail to California from Missouri.

The Wrong Side of Right

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The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

After her mother dies, sixteen-year-old Kate Quinn meets the father she did not know she had, joins his presidential campaign, falls for a rebellious boy, and when what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign's talking points, Kate must decide what is best.

Duplicity

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Duplicity by N.K. Traver

When seventeen-year-old Brandon, a tattooed bad boy skilled in computer hacking, is sucked into a digital hell and replaced with a preppy Stepford-esque clone, his life and sanity rest on the shoulders of a classy girl he never thought he would fall for.

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Larger-than-life Tiny Cooper finally gets to tell his story, from his fabulous birth and childhood to his quest for true love and his infamous parade of ex-boyfriends, in the form of a musical he wrote.

Master Keaton

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Master Keaton by Naoki Urasawa

Taichi Hiraga-Keaton, the son of a Japanese zoologist and a noble English woman, is an insurance investigator known for his successful and unorthodox methods of investigation. Educated in archaeology and a former member of the SAS, Master Keaton uses his knowledge and combat training to uncover buried secrets, thwart would-be villains, and pursue the truth. When a life insurance policy worth one million pounds takes Master Keaton to the Dodecanese islands of Greece, what will he discover amidst his scuffles with bloodthirsty thieves and assassins?

Read Between the Lines

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Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles

A collection of interrelated stories follow nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day, with uncertainties, traumas, heartbreak, and revenge.

The Internment Chronicles

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The Internment Chronicles by Lauren DeStefano

Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy shes engaged to marry. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find or whom she will lose.

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The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise

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The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise by Matthew Crow

Determined to forge an independent life away from his dysfunctional family, Francis is diagnosed with leukemia and falls in love with fellow patient Amber, an outspoken girl who helps him navigate a shared world of treatments, doctors and parents.

Vanishing Girls

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Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Estranged from her sister, Dara, by a terrible scarring accident, Nick realizes that something dire has happened when Dara vanishes at the same time a 9-year-old girl goes missing.

The Orphan Queen

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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

In a world where it is forbidden, refugee Princess Wilhelmina's ability to do magic might be just the thing to help reclaim her kingdom, or ruin it forever.

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Struggling with his parents' divorce, his stepsibling, and the challenges of OCD, teen Adam Spencer Ross can't imagine ever falling in love until he meets Robyn Plummer and is hopelessly drawn to her.

Everybody Knows Your Name

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Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea Seigel and Brent Bradshaw

Magnolia and Ford unexpectedly fall in love as they share a mansion in the Hollywood Hills and compete on a reality TV singing competition.

Seraphina

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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.


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The Alex Crow

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The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

The story of Ariel, a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber, the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century, and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.

Silent Alarm

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Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash

Alys, a Plaineville, Wisconsin, junior who dreams of studying violin at Julliard, must deal with the aftermath of a tragic high school shooting in which her older brother, Luke, was the shooter.

Game Seven

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Game Seven by Paul Volponi

Idolizing the father who fled Cuba to pitch professionally in America, 16-year-old Julio dreams of playing for Cuba's national team only to have his prospects overshadowed by his father's defection.

Bones & All

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Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis

A young outcast abandoned by her mother embarks on a journey to find her long-lost father in the hopes of learning the truth about her cannibalistic impulses, a shameful obsession that has forced her to relocate multiple times.