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After Dark

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After Dark by C.C. Hunter

Shadow Falls vampire Della Tsang teams up with a boy who might break her heart in order to save everyone she cares about from a new threat.




Read the entire series:
Reborn EternalUnspoken

Everything Underneath

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Everything Underneath by Marcy Beller Paul

Mattie discovers surprising things about herself and her long-term best friends when she decides she has had enough of her self-imposed isolation from most of the school and two of her three friends, reconnects with her ex-boyfriend, and enjoys all the parties senior year has to offer.

The House

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The House by Christina Lauren

Told in their separate voices, Gavin, a loner outcast, and Delilah, back in small-town Kansas after years at a Massachusetts boarding school, reconnect their senior year, but as their relationship deepens, it is clear that the eerie house Gavin dwells in will do anything to keep the two apart.

Cold Burn of Magic

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Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Living under the library in a magical city of monsters and rival families, a reluctant young bodyguard and thief risks her life to save a boy only to be targeted by powerful adversaries.




Read the entire series:
Cold Burn of Magic Dark Heart of Magic

These Shallow Graves

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These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

A young woman in nineteenth-century New York City must struggle against gender and class boundaries when her father is found dead of a supposed suicide, and she believes there is more than meets the eye, so in order to uncover the truth she will have to decide how much she is willing to risk and lose.

Placebo Junkies

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Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson

Teenaged Audie pushes her mind and body to the breaking point when she participates in a series of clinical drug trials for cash.

Persuasion

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Persuasion by Martina Boone

When a mysterious man wielding a fatal spell appears at the Watson plantation, claiming the key to the Watson and Beaufort magical gifts and the Colesworth curse lies beneath the mansion, Barrie and dreamy Eight Beaufort struggle to make sense of the escalating danger and their growing feelings for each other.

The Cupcake Queen

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The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

While longing to return to life in New York City, thirteen-year-old Penny helps her mother and grandmother run a cupcake bakery in Hog's Hollow, tries to avoid the beastly popular girls, to be a good friend to quirky Tally, and to catch the eye of enigmatic Marcus.



Read the sequel:

Frosted Kisses

After her parents' separation Penny and her mother moved from New York City to upstate Hog's Hollow--now, six months later, Penny is still coping with the dynamics of her new situation, including possible boy friends, enemies at school, and getting swept up in her best friend Tally's campaign to raise money to save the local animal shelter.

City of Halves

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City of Halves by Lucy Inglis

Sixteen-year-old Lily is a skilled computer hacker looking for the man who faked a passport for her mother when she is attacked by a two-headed dog and rescued by the Eldritche Regan who plunges her to a London she never knew existed--a world of magic and supernatural creatures that is beginning to invade the human world.

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch

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The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus

Follows Zebulon Finch, a teenager murdered in 1896 Chicago who inexplicably returns from the dead and searches for redemption through the ages.

Kagerou Daze

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Kagerou Daze by Jin

After refusing to leave his room for two years, Shintaro Kisaragi's computer crashes, forcing him to venture into the outside world where he stumbles into a hostage situation.




Read the entire series:
Vol. 1Vol. 2 Vol. 3

Akame Ga Kill!!

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Akame Ga Kill!! byTakahiro

Dreaming of earning enough money to support his village by working in the city, Tatsumi quickly learns that appearances can be decieving after being taken in by Miss Aria.





Read the entire series:
Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4

The Devil is a Part-Timer

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The Devil is a Part-Timer by Satoshi Wagahara

Having suffered defeat at the hands of a plucky hero, former Devil King Sadao Maou and his general Shiro Ashiya have been stripped of magical power and banished to Earth where they must navigate the complexities of life in modern-day Tokyo.


Read the entire series:
Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3

Lailah

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Lailah by Nikki Kelly

While struggling to understand her own identity, Lailah is torn between an injured vampire and a rogue angel who appears in her dreams.





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LailahGabriel

Losers Take All

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Losers Take All by David Klass

Forced to join a sports team with his ragtag band of anti-athletic friends, Jack starts a rebel soccer team that is secretly dedicated to avoiding victory and undermining his school's jock culture, with unexpected results.

If You're Lucky

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If You're Lucky by Yvonne Prinz

Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about her brother's death, seventeen-year-old Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head.

Monster: A Graphic Novel

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Monster: a Graphic Novel by Walter Dean Myers; adapted by Guy A. Sims; illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Signs Point to Yes

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Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

A superstitious fangirl is thwarted in her efforts to win the heart of her crush, who searches for his birth father in the hopes of finding a less awkward home, while the fangirl's sister fears her parents' negative response to her coming out as a bisexual.

Red Girl, Blue Boy

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Red Girl, Blue Boy by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

As Katie's father and Drew's mother vie for the Presidency, the sixteen-year-olds start--and end--a romance, but the press finds out, both candidates' poll numbers rise, and the two are asked to flaunt their former relationship.

The Many Lives of John Scott

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The Many Lives of John Scott by Linda Buckley-Archer

When seventeen-year-old Spark takes a summer job working at a secluded house in England, organizing journals that span centuries and all written in the same hand, she discovers her true connection to the people who live there and the trait that makes them unique.

Monster

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Monster by Naoki Urasawa

Everyone faces uncertainty at some point in their lives. Even a brilliant surgeon like Kenzo Tenma is no exception. But there's no way he could have known that his decision to stop chasing professional success and instead concentrate on his oath to save peoples' lives would result in the birth of an abomination. The questions of good and evil now take on a terrifyingly real dimension. Years later, in Germany during the tumultuous post-reunification period, middle-aged childless couples are being killed one after another. The serial killer's identity is known. The reasons why he kills are not. Dr. Tenma sets out on a journey to find the killer's twin sister, who may hold some clues to solving the enigma of the "Monster."

Read the entire series:
Vol. 1Vol. 2 Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6

Velvet Undercover

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Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown

Following in her family's footsteps to support the British Crown during World War I, a seventeen year-old British girl is sent into the heart of enemy territory to rescue Britain's most valuable secret spy.

Willful Machines

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Willful Machines by Tim Floreen

In a near-future America, a sentient computer program named Charlotte has turned terrorist, but Lee Fisher, the closeted son of an ultraconservative President, is more concerned with keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his developing romance with Nico, the new guy at school, but when the spider-like robots that roam the school halls begin acting even stranger than usual, Lee realizes he is Charlotte's next target.

Black Widow

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Black Widow by Margaret Stohl

Natasha Romanov, called the Black Widow, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, rescues a young girl from Ivan, the man who once trained her as an assassin--and eight years later she is called upon to protect the teenage Ava from a threat from the past--and possibly from S.H.I.E.L.D itself.

The Young Elites

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Scarred and cast out after surviving the blood plague, Adelina finds a place for herself among the Young Elites who use their magic to advocate on behalf of young innocents and who are targeted by the soldiers of the Inquisition Axis.


Read the entire series:
The Young ElitesThe Rose Society

The Selection

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

America Singer is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.



Read the entire series:
The SelectionThe EliteThe OneThe Heir
Companion novel
Happily Ever After

Lumberjanes

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Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson

Friendship to the max! At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hardcore lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together-- and they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

Read the entire series:
Vol. 1Vol. 2

First & Then

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First & Then by Emma Mills

Devon is a high school senior, wondering if she really wants to go to college, what to do with her cousin Foster (a freshman) who has moved in with her family in Florida, and whether she likes Ezra, the stuck-up football star at her school, or cannot stand him.

Snow Like Ashes

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Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Raised by her defeated land's general after being orphaned, Meira secretly trains to become a warrior while harboring a love for the heir to the throne and a determination to regain the magic that will free her people.



Read the entire series:
Snow Like AshesIce Like Fire

Juba!

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Juba! by Walter Dean Myers

In Five Points, New York, in the 1840s, African American teenager William Henry "Juba" Lane works hard to achieve his dream of becoming a professional dancer but his real break comes when he is invited to perform in England. Based on the life of Master Juba; includes historical note.

The Devil and Winnie Flynn

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The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow

Spending a summer with the reality television producer aunt she never knew in the aftermath of her mother's suicide, 17-year-old Winnie is drawn into a world of paranormal enthusiasts and discovers her own supernatural ability to detect lies.

MARTians

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MARTians by Blythe Woolston

Accepting a bleak retail megastore job in a near-future world of exurban decay after she is abandoned, "last girl" Zoƫ Zindleman struggles to survive among other disaffected and forgotten kids while trying to keep a sense of purpose in her life. - from the publisher

The Masked Truth

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The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong

Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for.

Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn't dare reveal.

The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with "issues." But that's exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage. The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree. Riley and Max know that if they can't get out, they'll be next--but they're about to discover that even escape doesn't equal freedom. - from the publisher

The Burning Sky

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The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

A young elemental mage named Iaolanthe Seabourne discovers her shocking power and destiny when she is thrown together with a deposed prince to lead a rebellion against a tyrant.



Read the entire series:
The Burning SkyThe Perilous SeaThe Immortal Heights

The Emperor of Any Place

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The Emperor of Any Place by Tim Wynne-Jones

When Evan’s father dies suddenly, Evan finds a hand-bound yellow book on his desk—a book his dad had been reading when he passed away. The book is the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a small Pacific island in WWII. Why was his father reading it? What is in this account that Evan’s grandfather, whom Evan has never met before, fears so much that he will do anything to prevent its being seen? And what could this possibly mean for Evan? - from the publisher

You Can't See the Elephants

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You Can't See the Elephants by Susan Kreller

Discovering that two withdrawn neighborhood children are being physically abused by their father, Mascha bravely takes things into her own hands when the adults in the community deny that anything is wrong.

Carry On

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

During his last year at Watford School of Magicks, Simon Snow, the Chosen One, faces a magic-eating monster wearing his face, a break-up, and a missing nemesis.

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light

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Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus

A troubled American teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other--dark, dangerous, and attractive--urges her to embrace her fatal flaws.

A Thousand Nights

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A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, so when she is taken to the king's dangerous court she believes death will soon follow, but night after night Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, leading herto unlocking years of fear that have tormented and silenced the kingdom, and soon she is dreaming of bigger, more terrible magic, power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to rule of a monster.

Orbiting Jupiter

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Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Twelve-year-old Jack narrates the story of foster teen Joseph, who after serving time in a juvenile facility has been placed with a family on a rural Maine farm and who resolves to track down the daughter he has never met.

Poet Anderson... of Nightmares

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Poet Anderson... of Nightmares by Tom Delonge

Poet Anderson tells the story of two Lucid Dreaming teen brothers, recently orphaned, who are on a journey to a life on their own. After a car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World to find and awaken his brother. With the help of a guardian Dream Walker, Jonas must battle the Night Terror and REM to save his brother. - from the publisher

A Step Toward Falling

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A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern

Good-girl Emily bonds with a football player from her school while performing community service for her role in an attack on a disabled person.

A Madness so Discreet

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A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Near the turn of the nineteenth century, Dr. Thornhollow helps teenaged Grace Mae escape from the Boston asylum where she was sent after becoming pregnant by rape, and takes her to Ohio where they put her intelligence and remarkable memory to use in trying to catch murderers.

An Inheritance of Ashes

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An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet

Now that the strange war is over, sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister struggle to maintain their family farm, waiting to see who will return from the distant battlefield, soon hiring a veteran to help them but, as ugly truths about their family emerge,Hallie is taking dangerous risks and keeping desperate secrets while monsters and armies converge on the small farm.

Endgame: The Calling

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Endgame: The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton

Twelve teens who have prepared their entire lives for an ancient life-or-death game must finally come to terms with its arrival, forming tenuous alliances and kiling each other for the chance to be the last one standing and the winner of the ultimate prize: the ability to save a select group of people from the end of the world



Read the entire series:
The CallingSky Key

Spinning Starlight

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Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis

Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen must save her brothers in this outer-space retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans.

The Detour

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The Detour by S.A. Bodeen

Seventeen-year-old Livvy Flynn, a bestselling author of YA fiction, is kidnapped by a woman and her apparently manic daughter who have no intention of letting her go.

The House

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The House by Christina Lauren

Told in their separate voices, Gavin, a loner outcast, and Delilah, back in small-town Kansas after years at a Massachusetts boarding school, reconnect their senior year, but as their relationship deepens, it is clear that the eerie house Gavin dwells in will do anything to keep the two apart.