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All American Boys

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendon Kiely When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

Six of Crows

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Six dangerous outcasts must learn to work together after they are offered an impossible heist that can save the world from destruction.


Faceless by Alyssa B. Sheinmel Maisie is a normal sixteen-year-old, until an electrical fire caused by a lightning strike leaves her with severe burns, her face partially destroyed--she is lucky enough to get a full face transplant but she soon discovers how much her looks shaped her own identity and her relationship with those around her, including her boyfriend.


Madly by Amy Alward Summoned to court to help Princess Evelyn, who has taken an illegal love potion with disastrous results, potion maker Samantha searches for an antidote while unexpectedly falling in love with the young man the princess fancies.

Party Games

Party Games : A Fear Street Novel by R.L. Stine Despite her friend's warning, Rachel is excited to attend Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island, but soon someone introduces a game of murder and all of the guests are in danger. Read the entire series: Party Games Don't Stay Up Late  The Lost Girl


Untwine by Edwidge Danticat. Identical twin teenagers Giselle and Isabelle Boyer have always been inseparable, and expected to stay that way even though their Haitian American parents are separating--but when the entire family is caught in a car crash, everyone's world is shattered forever.

Very in Pieces

Very in Pieces by Megan Frazer Blakemore A straight-A student in a family of free-spirted artists must come to terms with the hard truths about those she loves most.


Zeroes by by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all born in the year 2000 and living in Cambria, California, have superhuman abilities that give them interesting but not heroic lives until they must work as a community to respond to a high stakes crisis.

I Crawl Through It

I Crawl Through It by A.S. King Four teens shattered by high pressure, loss, grief, and trauma cope by lying, dissociating, and imagining themselves far away before finding the courage to confront their problems head-on.


Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings Seventeen-year-old Lea Lane must navigate a complex web of friendships and relationships after she and her mother move into the guest cottage of the fabulously wealthy West family in Honolulu.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there. Read the entire series: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Hollow City Library of Souls  

Love at Fourteen

Love at Fourteen by Fuka Mizutani Middle schoolers Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are mature beyond their years, perfect model students admired from afar by classmates and teachers alike. But when school's out, these two childhood friends can let loose as average fourteen-year-olds, fresh in the throes of puberty, adolescence...and the persistent, bittersweet pangs of first love. Read the entire series: Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3   Vol. 4  


Nightfall by Jake Halpern Accidentally left behind on an island where the sun only rises once every several years, three children discover that they are not alone and flee through an alien landscape of deadly hazards, unexpected transformations, and dark truths.


Husky by Justin Sayre A young opera lover's first year in high school is challenged by the loss of friends to an obnoxious newcomer, his mother's relationship with an annoying baker, and peer discrimination about his weight.


Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people's dreams since she was six years old, but when Dea breaks the rules, dreams start to become reality.

Blood and Salt

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett Attempting to prevent her mother's return to a village cult hidden in the cornfields of Kansas, Ash reflects on haunting memories of an ancestor who succumbed to the village's traditions of violence, superstition, and secrets.


Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends by Yomi Hirasaka Hasegawa Kodaka is pathetically inept at making friends. When he comes across Mikazuki Yozora, who typically chats with her imaginary friend, the two outsiders become the unlikeliest of allies. The two outcasts decide to form a group called 'The Neighbor's Club'. Five new members join the club who are even more socially awkward than they. Will these misfits ever make normal friends, or are they all doomed to social failure? Read the entire series: Vol. 1 Vol. 2   Vol. 3 Vol. 4    Vol. 5

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 by Haruki Ueno After his brother vanishes in order to save him, Hiro, with the help of new friends and his health-care robot, tries to get to the bottom of what happened to his sibling. Read the entire series: Vol. 1 Vol. 2

Messenger of Fear

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant The Messenger of Fear brings justice to those who do wrong, creating frightening games where the players earn their redemption--or lose their sanity--and somehow Mara, fifteen, has become his apprentice. Read the entire series: Messenger of Fear The Tattooed Heart

The Sleeper and the Spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman A brave young queen and her dwarf companions set out to rescue an enchanted princess who is not quite what she seems.

The Scorpion Rules

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow The teenage princess of a future-world Canadian superpower, where royal children are held hostage to keep their countries from waging war, falls in love with an American prince who rebels against the brutal rules governing their existences.

The Fall

The Fall by James Preller In writing in his journal about middle school classmate Morgan Mallen's suicide from bullying, Sam explores whether he was a friend, or one of the bullies who ignored her at school and tormented her online.


Sound by Alexandra Duncan A stand-alone companion to Salvage finds Ava's adopted sister taking a job as a research assistant on her first space voyage only to be recruited for a life-changing mission to rescue a boy from the space pirates who abducted him.

What We Saw

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler Told from the perspectives of the partygoers who witnessed it, relates the story of a town torn apart by the events surrounding the rape of a drunk girl at a house party.

Walk on Earth a Stranger

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson A young woman who possesses a supernatural ability to sense the presence of gold disguises herself as a boy and seeks safety and romance in California.


Zom-B by Darren Shan Forced to tolerate his abusive father's racist views and venting his own frustrations by clashing with the kids at school, B wonders about a zombie outbreak in Ireland and finds himself struggling for survival while forging precarious alliances in the serpentine corridors of his high school. Read the entire series: Zom-B Underground  City Angels Baby    Gladiator Circus (eBook) Mission Clans   Family Bride Fugitive  

Benny Imura Series

Benny Imura Series by Jonathan Maberry In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter. Read the entire series: Rot and Ruin Dust and Decay Flesh and Bone  Bits and Pieces


Antigoddess by Kendare Blake Athena and Hermes' search for the cause of their unexpected, life-threatening illnesses leads them to Cassandra, a former prophetess, who may be key to a war started by Hera and other Olympians who have become corrupt anti-gods determined to destroy their rivals. Read the entire series: Antigoddess Mortal Gods Ungodly  


Dumplin' by Julie Murphy Questioning her plus-sized body for the first time when an athletic boy appears to return her affections, Willowdean enters her city's beauty pageant and uses her sassy styles and talents to compete against thinner contestants.

The Weightof Feathers

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore Although Lace Paloma knows all about the feud between the Palomas and the Corbeaus, she finds herself falling for Cluck Corbeau when he saves her life while both families are performing in the same town.

Tonight the Streets are Ours

Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales Seventeen-year-old Arden, of Cumberland, Maryland, finds solace in the blog of an aspiring writer who lives in New York City, but when she goes to meet him, she discovers that he is a very different person than she believes him to be.

Lock & Mori

Lock & Mori by Heather Petty In modern-day London, sixteen-year-old Miss James "Mori" Moriarty is looking for an escape from her recent past and spiraling home life when she takes classmate Sherlock Holmes up on his challenge to solve a murder mystery.


Breakaway by Katarina Spears Depending on his three best friends after the tragic death of his sister, soccer player Jason unexpectedly falls in love and struggles with changing peer dynamics in the wake of his friends' respective life changes.

Ash and Bramble

Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas After Pin and Shoe escape from servitude in the Godmother's fortress, they learn that she has taken control of Story, which can warp the world around it, forcing people into its shape, and they decide to try to break out and create their own destinies in this tale that features many familiar characters.

The Dead House

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich Told through journal entries, a psychotherapist's notes, court records, and more, relates the tale of Carly, a teen who was institutionalized after her parents' death but released to Elmbrige High School, where she is believed to have a second personality or soul named Kaitlyn, and/or be possessed by a demon.


One by Sarah Crossan Despite problems at home, sixteen-year-old conjoined twins Tippi and Grace are loving going to school for the first time and making real friends when they learn that a cardiac problem will force them to have separation surgery, which they have never before considered.

The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen

The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe It's summertime in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicating girl named Annie. As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her but there's something about her that he can't put his finger on. Why does she use such strange slang? Why does he only seem to run into her on one block near the Bowery?


Mirrored by Alex Flinn A modern, multi-generational tale of Kendra, the witch from " Snow White ," who trains Violet, an ugly, lonely, and heartbroken girl in the 1980s who transforms herself into "the fairest one of all" but still cannot win Greg's heart, and Celine, Greg's daughter with Violet's high school rival, Jennifer.


Edgewater by Courtney Sheinmel Lorrie Hollander lives with her unstable aunt Gigi in a decrepit eyesore of a mansion called Edgewater, but when Charlie, the son of an esteemed senator, takes an interest in Lorrie she is ashamed of her lifestyle until she learns Charlie's family is hiding something too, and that their secrets are inextricably tied.


Extraction by Stephanie Diaz When she proves Promising enough to be "extracted" from the planet Kiel's toxic Surface to the much safer Core, sixteen-year-old Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers, including Logan, the boy Clementine loves. Read the entire series: Extraction Rebellion    Evolution SERIES COMPLETE

Fans of the Impossible

Fans of the Impossible by Kate Scelsa At Saint Francis Prep school in Mountain View, New Jersey, Mira, Jeremy, and Sebby come together as they struggle with romance, bullying, foster home and family problems, and mental health issues.

Lizard Radio

Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz Attending summer camp in a strict, gender-rigid culture, 15-year-old Kivali, who was abandoned as an infant and raised by an ardent nonconformist, questions her sense of identity and her beliefs as she becomes aware of her special intuitive powers.

Pieces of Why

Pieces of Why by K.L. Going Twelve-year-old Tia lives in a white slum in New Orleans with her mother, and her whole world revolves around singing in the gospel choir with her best friend, Keisha--but when practice is interrupted by a shooting outside the church, and a baby is killed, Tia finds that she cannot sing, and she is forced to confront her feelings about her incarcerated father who killed a girl in a failed robbery years before.

Sweet Series

Sweet Series by Wendy Higgins Discovering at the age of 16 that she is the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon--the only one of her kind--southern teen Anna struggles to fight her father's dark legacy while falling for the mysterious Kaidan. Read the entire series: Sweet Evil   Sweet Peril Sweet Reckoning    Sweet Temptation  

The Boy Meets Girl Massacre

The Boy Meets Girl Massacre by Ainslie Hogarth When sixteen-year old Noelle takes a summer nightshift job at the Boy Meets Girl Inn, the site of a decades-old murder, she keeps a diary to document evidence of hauntings, until another ghoulish murder lands her diary in the hands of investigators

The Hired Girl

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself--because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of--a woman with a future.

Vega Jane Series

Vega Jane Series by David Baldacci Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual; nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown. Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave, but that he was chased. And he's left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode. The Quag is a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and bloodthirsty Outliers. But just as deadly are the threats that exist within the walls of Wormwood. It is a place built on lies, where influential people are willing to kill to keep their secrets. Vega is determined to uncover the truth. But the closer she gets, the more she risks her life. Read the entire series: The Finisher The Keeper

The One Thing

The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis After losing her sight--and the future she dreamed of--seventeen-year-old Maggie meets the one person with the ability to help her see all the possibilities life still holds.

Paladin Prophecy

Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost A fifteen-year-old boy who has spent his entire life trying to avoid attention finds himself in the middle of a millenia-old struggle between titanic forces when he is simultaneously recruited by an exclusive prep school and followed by sinister agents. Read the entire series: The Paladin Prophecy Alliance Rogue