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Kissing in America

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb When she falls for a boy who moves to California without any warning, sixteen-year-old Eva and her best friend, Annie, set off on a road trip to the West Coast to see him again, confronting the complex truth about love along the way.

Nowhere But Here

Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry When a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives Emily never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

To All the Boys I Loved Before

To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent. Read the entire series: To All the Boys I Loved Before P.S. I Still Love You

Tiny Pretty Things

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton Three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet academy compete for the status of prima ballerina, with each willing to sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.

The Tenderness of Thieves

The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas After witnessing a robbery which ended with the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Jane Calvetti falls in love with town bad boy Handel Davies.

The Cage

The Cage by Megan Shepherd Cora wakes up in a cage on an alien planet where she meets the Kindred, her mysterious alien captors, and along with other teenager abductees must find a way to escape back to Earth.

Edge of...

Edge of Series by Elizabeth George When her mother abandons her on Whidbey Island, Washington, a fourteen-year-old girl with psychic abilities meets a Ugandan orphan with a secret. Read the entire series: Edge of Nowhere Edge of the Water The Edge of Shadows

The Notorious Pagan Jones

The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry Sent to a juvenile detention facility after driving drunk and killing her family, the once-great Paula Jones is offered release if she will star in a film in Berlin and agree to a court-appointed guardian, who doesnt seem to be what he claims.

Porcupine of Truth

Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African-American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives.

Anything Could Happen

Anything Could Happen by Will Walton Living in a small Southern community where everyone knows everyone else's business, Tretch struggles with his feelings for his straight friend, Matt, and the advances of a smitten girl.


Hexed by Michelle Krys Popular cheerleader Indigo Blackwood, sixteen, finds her perfect life threatened when Bishop, a tattooed, leather-clad stranger, tells her the family Bible just stolen from the attic of her mother's occult shop could mean the end to all witches, including, he says, Indigo herself. Read the entire series: Hexed Charmed


Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler Mina, seventeen, has everything going for her until she discovers she is pregnant and no one, especially her boyfriend and her father, will believe that she is a virgin except for the few who have faith that miracles are possible and that her unborn child could be the greatest miracle of all.

I Am Princess X

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing around Seattle.

Extraordinary Means

Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider Two teenagers with a deadly disease fall in love on the brink of a cure.


Emancipated by M.G. Reyes Legally liberated from parental control for different reasons, six teenagers share a house in Venice Beach, acting as a family, while harboring dangerous secrets.


Dime by E.R. Frank Fourteen-year-old Dime, a foster child in Newark, New Jersey, finds love and family as a prostitute, but when her pimp rejects her for a new girl, will Dime have the strength to leave?

Hold Me Like a Breath

Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt Penny Landlow, seventeen, the overprotected daughter of a powerful crime family, has rarely left the family estate due to a blood disorder, but when tragedy strikes and she's left alone in New York City, she must prove she's not as fragile as everyone believes.

Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct by S.E. Green Hiding a secret obsession for studying serial killers behind her high-achiever persona, teen Lane pursues vigilante justice against criminals when she believes the law has failed, activities she reevaluates in the wake of a preschool teacher's violent murder. Read the entire series: Killer Instinct Killer Within

Made You Up

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia Struggling with schizophrenia, high-school senior Alex is used to being different, but when she unexpectedly falls for a boy and begins to experience the usual teen rites of passage, Alex isn't sure she is prepared for normal.


Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Lord Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, and his sidekick, Nimona, an impulsive young shapeshifter, must prove to the kingdom that Sir Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.


Illusionarium by Heather Dixon As apprentice to his father, the second-best medical scientist in the empire, Jonathan leads a quiet life in a remote aerial city until the king arrives, calling on them to find the cure to a plague that has struck the capital city and put the queen's life at risk, but the newly discovered chemical, fantillium, that may help will also put at risk all that Jonathan holds dear.

Scarlett Undercover

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham Scarlett, a private detective in Las Almas, finds herself at the center of a case involving ancient curses, priceless artifacts, and jinn, and discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thought.

Off the Page

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer Prince Oliver had to swap places with real-life Edgar in order to be taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into Delilah's world, but just when it seems the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. Companion to Between the Lines

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher  Ana is an honor student obsessed with being successful at everything academic, Clayton is her thirteen-year-old genius brother, the youngest student in their high school and Zak is gamer who is forced to join the quiz team by his teacher--but when Clayton sneaks off to a science fiction convention in Seattle while they are all there for a quiz bowl tournament, Ana is forced to rely on the unreliable Zak to find him.

The Last Good Day of the Year

The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman Ten years after Samantha and her next door neighbor Remy watched as a man broke into Sam's home and lifted her younger sister, Turtle, from her sleeping bag, Sam's shattered family returns to her childhood home in an effort to heal, and the more they re-examine the events of that fateful night, the more questions they discover about what really happened to Turtle.

Three Day Summer

Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash During the three days of the music festival known as Woodstock, Michael Michaelson of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Cora Fletcher, a volunteer in the medical tent who lives nearby, share incredible experiences, the greatest of which is meeting each other.


Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert An aspiring baseball pitcher confronts an impossible choice and a test of his faith when he is offered the chance to play against a relative of a police officer his father is accused of killing.

Dangerous Creatures

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Siren Ridley and her rocker boyfriend Link move to New York City to make it big with their supernatural band mates in Sirensong, but Caster trouble follows them. Read the entire series: Dangerous Creatures Dangerous Deception Spinoff of Beautiful Creatures

Hit Count

Hit Count by Chris Lynch Arlo Brodie loves being at the heart of the action on the football field, and while his dad cheers him on, his mother quotes head injury statistics and refuses to watch, but Arlo's winning plays, the cheering crowds, and the adrenaline rush are enough to convince him that everything is OK--in spite of the pain, the pounding, the dizziness, and the confusion.

Blood Lad

Blood Lad by Yuuki Kodama Human-obsessed vampire Staz tries to help a Japanese girl's wandering soul reunite with her body so she can restore her former life, bringing him to the human world in the process. Read the entire series: Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3 Vol. 4 Vol. 5 Vol. 6


Ani-Imo by Haruko Kurumatani When a freak accident causes Youta to switch bodies with his twin sister, Hikaru, he discovers that his "innocent" sister is anything but, and he becomes the object of Hikaru's romantic advances. Read the entire series: Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3   Vol. 4

A Sense of the Infinite

A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith As her senior year of high school begins, Annabeth is anticipating the realization of everything she and her best friend, Noe, have been dreaming of, but soon struggles with such unforeseen complications as Noe's new boyfriend and a long-hidden secret.

A School for Unusual Girls

A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin Scientific-minded Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to a school for unusual high society girls for the ostensible purpose of being reformed into a respectable lady, but is instead secretly enlisted into the war effort alongside Lord Sebastian Wyatt.

The Wrath and the Dawn

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan, but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace.

5 to 1

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger In a dystopian future where gender selection has led to girls outnumbering boys 5 to 1 marriage is arranged based on a series of tests. It's Sudasa's turn to pick a husband through this 'fair' method, but she's not sure she wants to be a part of it.


Vanished by E.E. Cooper Falling in love with the popular Beth despite knowing it is a mistake, Kalah becomes entangled in a dangerous psychological game when Beth goes missing just before another girl commits suicide.

The Living

The Living by Matt De La Pena After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise. Read the entire series: The Living The Hunted

A Tale of Two Besties

A Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi In ultra-cool Los Angeles, can two freshman girls remain best friends despite a tidal wave of high school drama, or does growing up mean leaving some friends behind?

The Cost of All Things

The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman When her boyfriend dies, a grieving Ari uses a spell to erase her memories of him, but this spell triggers a series of events that reveal hidden, and sometimes dangerous, connections between her friends and the boyfriend she no longer remembers.

The Messengers

The Messengers by Edward Hogan Sent to stay with her aunt to escape difficulties at home, fifteen-year-old Frances meets the otherworldly Peter, a messenger who brings unwelcome news and believes that Frances is also a messenger.

Nil Unlocked

Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson Trapped on the island of Nil in a parallel universe, Rives is the undisputed leader of Nil City but raiders, non-human inhabitants, and new arrivals make it ever harder to maintain order and Rives teams up with Skye, a new arrival with a mysterious past,in a desperate race to save all the residents of Nil.

Cuckoo Song

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge After nearly drowning in a millpond known as "The Grimmer," Triss suffers memory gaps and notices that things around her seem off-kilter and agrees to meet with a twisted architect who, unbeknownst to her, has designs on her family.

Making Pretty

Making Pretty by Carey Ann Haydu Missing the relationships she used to have with her sister and her best friend, seventeen-year-old Montana gets involved with a wild actress friend and falls in love with a new boy.

A Matter of Heart

A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition and forces her to discover who she is without the one thing that has defined her entire life.

Into the Dark

Into the Dark by Bree DeSpain In this modern retelling of the Persephone myth, Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, is sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Read the entire series: The Shadow Prince The Eternity Key

Apple and Rain

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan When her imagined perfect life with her estranged mother begins to unravel, starting with the discovery of an emotionally damaged half sister, thirteen-year-old Apple finds comfort in reading and writing poetry.

Fell of Dark

Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes Chronicles the lives of two mentally ill boys--Erik, who believes he is a saint, and Thorn, who believes he is a demon--as their minds devolve into hallucinations, showing the way their worlds intersect, and culminating in a final stand-off.

Out of Control

Out of Control by Sarah Alderson While in protective police custody after witnessing a murder, seventeen-year-old Liva escapes an attack on the police station with the help of a sexy car thief, but now these two are on the run from killers who will stop at nothing to find them.

Saint Anything

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen Sydney's charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.


Undertow by Michael Buckley A sixteen-year-old girl is caught in an epic clash of civilizations when a society of undersea warriors marches out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island.

After the End

After the End by Amy Plum Juneau grew up fearing the outside world. The elders told her that beyond the borders of their land in the Alaskan wilderness, nuclear war had destroyed everything. But when Juneau returns from a hunting trip one day and discovers her people have been abducted, she sets off to find them. And leaving the boundaries for the very first time, she learns the horrifying truth: World War III never happened. Nothing was destroyed. Everything she'd ever been taught was a lie. As Juneau comes to terms with an unfathomable deception, she is forced to survive in a completely foreign world, using only the skills and abilities she developed in the wild. But while she's struggling to rescue her friends and family, someone else is after her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about her secret past. Read the entire series: After the End Until the Beginning