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An Ember in the Ashes

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

The Game of Love and Death

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The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

In a World Just Right

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In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks

Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Aubrey, a scarred loner, escapes at will into other worlds of his making, but suddenly the world in which a popular girl is his long-term girlfriend is intersecting reality in startling ways.

Rook

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Rook by Sharon Cameron

In the Sunken City that was once Paris the guillotine rules again, while Sophia Bellamy from the Commonwealth across the Channel Sea tries to rescue as many of the revolution's victims as she can smuggle out, and some prisoners disappear from their cells, with a red-tipped rook feather left in their place--but who is the mysterious Red Rook and where does Sophia's wealthy fiance, René Hasard, fit in?

Lying Out Loud

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Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger

Becoming skilled at lying to everyone about her father's imprisonment and her homelessness after being kicked out of the house by her mother, Sonny sneaks into her best friend's home every night and confronts a snobby prep-school nemesis who has a crush on Sonny's friend.

The Secrets We Keep

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The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

When her identical twin sister, Maddy, is killed in a car accident, seventeen-year-old Ella assumes Maddy's life, but soon becomes entangled in lies, leaving her with the choice to confess her deception or live her sisters secret-filled life.

Ink and Ashes

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Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani

When Japanese American Claire Takata finds out that her deceased father was once a member of the yakuza, a Japanese crime syndicate, danger enters her life that could end up killing someone.

Flirty Dancing

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Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan

Shy Bea finds herself paired with Ollie--the cutest guy in school--for a dance competition. Bea's life is transformed as she finally gets her time in the spotlight

Girl at Midnight

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Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Adopted and raised by a race of magical creatures, runaway pickpocket Echo becomes involved in an ancient war and sets out to find the mythical Firebird rumored to be a means to end it.

Magonia

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Magonia by M.D. Headley

Aza Ray Boyle's life has been defined by a unique lung disease and her evolving friendship with Jason, but just before her sixteenth birthday, she is swept up into the sky-bound world of Magonia and discovers her true identity.

Talon

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Talon by Julie Kagawa

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey--and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with …

Be Not Afraid

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Be Not Afraid by Cecilia Galante

Since her mother's suicide, high school junior Marin has been able to see others' pain as colors and shapes, but what she sees in the head of classmate Cassie, who forced her to participate in a weird conjoining rite, is much more frightening and deadly.

Alice in the Country of Clover

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Alice in the County of Clover by Quinrose

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are the "Bloody Twins", amorous and affable killers who are able to transform themselves into adorable children or suavely handsome adults. As the gatekeepers to the Hatter Mansion, they tried to kill Alice once. Now they are hopelessly in love with her. Will either Dee or Dum win Alice's affections, and more importantly...will she survive their screwball courtship?

Read the entire series:
Bloody TwinsCheshire Cat, Vol. 1Cheshire Cat, Vol. 2Cheshire Cat, Vol. 3Cheshire Cat, Vol. 4Cheshire Cat, Vol. 5Cheshire Cat, Vol. 6Cheshire Cat, Vol. 7 Read about the Knave of Hearts:
Ace of Hearts Knights Knowledge:
Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3 Solo Adventures:
March's HareNightmare The March Hare's Nightmare Sequel to Alice in the Country of Hearts

Legends: Graphic Novel

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Legends: Graphic Novel adapted by Leigh Dragoon

Teens June, a military prodigy born into wealth, and Day, a criminal from the slums, are brought together and face plague, war, and a powerful, common enemy.

The Taking

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The Taking by Kimberly Derting

Waking up after a five-year absence with no memory of what happened, softball player Kyra Agnew is astonished to realize that she did not age while she was missing and teams up with her former boyfriend's now-teenaged younger brother to figure out what happened.


Read the entire series:
The TakingThe Replaced

Exile

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Exile by Kevin Emerson

As band manager for the up-and-coming DangerHeart, seventeen-year-old Summer Carlson navigates a relationship with the lead singer and decides whether to act on information that could rocket the band to stardom.


Read the series:
ExileEncore to Empty Room

The Promise of Amazing

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The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

When the passive strategy she has always adopted proves disadvantageous to the goals of her heart at the beginning of her junior year, ordinary girl Wren inadvertently saves the life of expelled lacrosse player Grayson and embarks on an awkward romance that compels both to start over.

Sequel:

The Secrets of Attraction

Endangered

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Endangered by Lamar Giles

When Lauren (Panda), a teen photo-blogger who publishes her work anonymously, gets involved in a deadly game that includes a blackmailer's threat to expose her identity, she's forced to step out of the shadows to protect herself and other classmates on the Admirer's hit list.

The Program

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The Program by Suzanne Young

When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend.

Read the entire series:
The ProgramThe TreatmentThe Remedy

City Love

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City Love by Susane Colasanti

n a story told from alternating points of view, three very different girls are living together in New York City and struggling to find balance between their dreams, their pasts, and their complicated hearts.

Challenger Deep

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Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

As he struggles with schizophrenia, a teenage boy believes he is on a journey to reach the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest place on Earth.

Still Waters

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Still Waters by Ash Parsons

When Michael, one of the most popular boys in school, offers to pay him to hang out with his group of friends, Jason, though suspicious of his motives, takes the money in hopes of earning enough to escape his abusive father with his sister.

Every Last Promise

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Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook

Kayla must decide between keeping quiet and speaking up when she witnesses a classmate's sexual assault at a party.

Prisoner of Night and Fog

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Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

In 1930s Munich, the favorite niece of rising political leader Adolph Hitler is torn between duty and love after meeting a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter.



Read the entire series:
Prisoner of Night and FogConspiracy of Blood and Smoke

Wrong About the Guy

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Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik

Enjoying her privileged life as the stepdaughter of a television star, busybody Ellie manipulates the love affairs of her friends before discovering how little she understands about romantic relationships, in a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.

Finding Paris

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Finding Paris by Joy Preble

When her free-spirited sister Paris disappears, Leo and her new friend Max follow the clues in a string of cryptic notes from Paris as they search for her.

Things We Know by Heart

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Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby

A year after losing her boyfriend, Trent, in an unexpected accident, Quinn Sullivan secretly tracks down the recipient of his donated heart in an attempt to heal, but ends up falling for him.

99 Days

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99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Returning to her home town for the summer, Molly Barlow is facing her complicated history with the Donnelly brothers, Patrick, the boy whose heart she broke, and Gabe, who she chose instead.

Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters

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Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin

Smart, occasionally insecure, and ambitious Brooklyn fourteen-year-old Kelsey Finkelstein embarks on her freshman year of high school in Manhattan with the intention of "rebranding" herself, but unfortunately everything she tries to do is a total disaster..


Sequel:

Sophomore Year is Greek to Me 

High school sophomore Zona Lowell is reluctantly moving to Athens with her father, where she'll be forced to meet her mother's large estranged family.

Becoming Jinn

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Becoming Jinn by Lori A. Goldstein

Behind closed doors, sixteen-year-old Azra is learning how to harness her powers and fulfill the obligations of her destiny. Mentored by her mother and her Zar "sisters," Azra discovers she may not be quite like the rest of her circle of female Jinn ... and that her powers could endanger them all.

The Islanders

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The Islanders by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant

A story of passion and heartbreak is told with the alternating perspectives of Jake, whose brother died in an accident three years before, and Zoey, who falls for the boy responsible for the accident.

All the Rage

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All the Rage by Courtney Summers

After being assaulted by the sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, Romy Grey was branded a liar and bullied by former friends, finding refuge only in the diner where she works outside of town, but when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing and news of him assaulting another girl gets out, Romy must decide whether to speak out again or risk having more girls hurt.

The Truth Commission

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The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

As a school project, Normandy chronicles the work of the "Truth Commission," through which she and her two best friends ask classmates and faculty about open secrets, while Norm's famous sister reveals very unsettling truths of her own.

Eden West

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Eden West by Pete Hautman

Twelve square miles of paradise, surrounded by an eight-foot-high chain-link fence: this is Nodd, the land of the Grace. It is all seventeen-year-old Jacob knows. Beyond the fence lies the World, a wicked, terrible place, doomed to destruction. When the Archangel Zerachiel descends from Heaven, only the Grace will be spared the horrors of the Apocalypse. But something is rotten in paradise. A wolf invades Nodd, slaughtering the Grace's sheep. A new boy arrives from outside, and his scorn and disdain threaten to tarnish Jacob's contentment. Then, while patrolling the borders of Nodd, Jacob meets Lynna, a girl from the adjoining ranch, who tempts him to sample the forbidden Worldly pleasures that lie beyond the fence. Jacob's faith, his devotion, and his grip on reality are tested as his feelings for Lynna blossom into something greater and the End Days grow ever closer.

First There Was Forever

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First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano

Los Angeles, California, tenth-graders Lima and Hailey have always been best friends, but now Hailey is chasing after a more popular crowd, and Lima connects not only with a different popular group, she also begins getting close to Hailey's long-term crush, Nate.

Dream a Little Dream

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Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier 

Liv Silver, fifteen, has lived in six countries in eight years and she and her sister yearn for a real home and normalcy, but soon after moving in with her mother's boyfriend in London, Liv's dreams turn bizarre, filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and strange rituals conducted by four boys who happen to be her new classmates.

Denton Little's Deathdate

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Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin

With his deathdate in the immediate future, Denton Little fills his days with dramatic firsts, until a purple rash appears and a stranger shows up at his funeral with a warning about suspicious government characters.

The Pretty App

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The Pretty App by Katie Sise

Eighteen-year-old Blake Dawkins competes against girls across the country for a spot on a reality television show through the Pretty App, but difficulties at home and a desire to be more than just her high school's "mean girl" lead her to transform herself into the person she really wants to be.

Taken

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Taken by Erin Bowman

In the isolated town of Claysoot, every male is mysteriously "Heisted" on his eighteenth birthday, and seventeen-year-old Gray Weathersby is determined to figure out why.




Read the entire series:
TakenFrozen ForgedSERIES COMPLETE

The Beautiful and the Cursed

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The Beautiful and the Cursed by Morgan Page

Residing in a desolate abbey protected by gargoyles, two beautiful teenaged sisters in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Paris discover deadly and otherworldly truths as they search for their missing brother.



Read the entire series:
The Beautiful and the CursedThe Lovely and the LostThe Wondrous and the Wicked

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

When an email falls into the wrong hands, sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly gay Simon is blackmailed into playing wingman for a classmate or risk having his sexual identity revealed and the privacy of the boy he's been emailing compromised.

None of the Above

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None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

Kristen discovers that she is intersex and possesses male chromosomes, a diagnosis that is leaked to the whole school, throwing Kristin's entire identity into question.

Rebel Belle

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Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Seventeen-year-old Harper Price's charmed life is turned upside down when she discovers she's been given magical powers in order to protect her school nemesis David Stark, who's an Oracle.



Read the entire series:
Rebel BelleMiss Mayhem

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things

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The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Sage finds it difficult swear off relationships when Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class and turns out to be everything she never knew she always wanted.

Fig

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Fig by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

In 1994, Fig looks back on her life and relates her experiences, from age six to nineteen, as she desperately tries to save her mother from schizophrenia while her own mental health and relationships deteriorate.

Sekret

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Sekret by Lindsay Smith

Follows a group of psychic teenagers in 1960s Soviet Russia who are forced to use their powers to spy for the KGB.




Read the entire series:
SekretSkandal

One Thing Stolen

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One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart

Nadia Cara is in Florence, Italy with her family because her professor father is researching the 1966 flood, but Nadia herself is in trouble--she has turned into a kleptomaniac and she feels detached from everything, except for an elusive Italian boy whom no one but herself has seen.

Before Tomorrowland

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Before Tomorrowland by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case

A prequel to the Disney film follows the story of a secret society of geniuses that, in 1939, makes an incredible discovery involving a coded comic book that they then give to a mother and son on vacation in New York.

Anastasia and Her Sisters

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Anastasia and Her Sisters by Carolyn Meyer

A novel in diary form in which the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II describes the privileged life her family led up until the time of World War I and the tragic events that befell them.