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10 things I can see from here

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10 Things I Can See From Here - 2020

by Carrie Mac

Summary: Maeve, a sufferer of severe anxiety, moves in with her recovering alcoholic father and her very pregnant stepmother and falls for a girl who is not afraid of anything.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

10 things I hate about Pinky

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10 Things I Hate About Pinky - 2020

by Sandhya Menon

Summary: Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride. From raccoon hospitals to persecuted rock stars, no cause is too esoteric for her to champion. But a teeny tiny part of her also really enjoys making her conservative, buttoned-up corporate lawyer parents cringe. Samir Jha might have a few quirks remaining from the time he had to take care of his sick mother, like the endless lists he makes in his planner and the way he schedules every minute of every day, but those are good things....  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

145th Street

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145th Street - 2020

by Walter Dean Myers

Summary: Ten stories portray life on a block in Harlem.

Genres: Short Stories • Young Adult Fiction

19 Love Songs

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19 Love Songs - 2020

by David Levithan

Summary: A collection of stories that celebrate various kinds of love. Includes sixteen prose stories, two stories in verse, and one story in comic book format.

Genres: Short Stories • Young Adult Fiction

90 Days of Different

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90 Days Of Different - 2017

by Eric Walters

Summary: On the last day of high school, Sophie; s boyfriend breaks up with her. It turns out he thinks she is too predictable, too responsible, too mature...too boring. When Sophie turns to her best friend, Ella, for comfort and reassurance, Ella just confirms what her boyfriend has said. And that hurts even more. Then Ella comes up with a plan to help Sophie find her wilder side. In the ninety days between the end of high school and the start of university, she is going to arrange for Sophie to do...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Adrift

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Adrift - 2017

by Paul Griffin

Summary: Matt and Mike are best friends, just two working-class guys trying to earn some money in Montauk for the summer. When they meet Driana, JoJo, and Stef, three friends who live a much different life of privilege, Matt and Mike find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensibility. Worlds collide when the group ventures out to sea aboard a small boat that Stef sneaks out from her dad's dock. As the waves rise and the fragile vessel weakens, things go horribly wrong. Adrift at sea for days, who will have what it takes to survive?

Genres: Action & Adventure • Young Adult Fiction

After the Shot Drops

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After The Shot Drops - 2018

by Randy Ribay

Summary: Told from alternating perspectives, Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind Nasir, his best friend, in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Aftershocks

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Aftershocks - 2020

by Marisa Reichardt

Summary: When a major earthquake hits California, trapping seventeen-year-old Ruby with Charlie, a near-stranger, in a laundromat, they struggle to stay alive and hopeful with only memories and each other's voices to sustain them.

Genres: Action & Adventure • Young Adult Fiction

Again again

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Again Again - 2020

by E Lockhart

Summary: Rising high school senior Adelaide Buchwald grapples with a family catastrophe and romantic upheaval while confronting secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

All Fall Down (Embassy Row, Book 1)

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All Fall Down (Embassy Row, Book 1) - 2015

by Ally Carter

Summary: There are many powerful people along Embassy Row who want Grace to block out all her unpretty thoughts. But Grace will not stop until she finds out who killed her mother and make the killer pay.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

All out

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All Out - 2020

Summary: Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, this collection of...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

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All The Days Past, All The Days To Come - 2020

by Mildred D. Taylor

Summary: "Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

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All The Days Past, All The Days To Come - 2020

by Mildred D Taylor

Summary: "Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

All the stars and teeth

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All The Stars And Teeth - 2020

by Adalyn Grace

Summary: As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer -- the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it's never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy's dangerous soul magic. When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he'll help her prove she's fit to rule, if she'll...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

All the things we never knew

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All The Things We Never Knew - 2020

by Liara Tamani

Summary: Carli and Rex have an immediate connection, an understanding that must mean first love, but family secrets, disappointments -- and basketball, which holds center stage in both their lives -- all create complications.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

All Your Twisted Secrets

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All Your Twisted Secrets - 2020

by Diana Urban

Summary: What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it's a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill ... or else everyone dies.

Genres: Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

The amber spyglass

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The Amber Spyglass - 2000

by Philip Pullman

Summary: Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The archer at dawn

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The Archer At Dawn - 2020

by Swati Teerdhala

Summary: A stolen throne. A lost princess. A rescue mission to take back what's theirs. For Kunal and Esha, finally working together as rebels, the upcoming Sun Mela provides the perfect guise for infiltrating King Vardaan's vicious court. Kunal returns to his role as dedicated soldier, while Esha uses her new role as adviser to Prince Harun to seek allies for their rebel cause. A radical plan is underfoot to rescue Jansa's long-lost Princess Reha -- the key to the throne. But amidst the Mela games and...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Ashlords

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Ashlords - 2020

by Scott Reintgen

Summary: Every year since the Ashlords were gifted phoenix horses by their gods, they've raced them. First into battle, then on great hunts, and finally for the pure sport of seeing who rode the fastest. Centuries of blood and fire carved their competition into a more modern spectacle: The Races. Over the course of a multi-day event, elite riders from clashing cultures vie to be crowned champion. But the modern version of the sport requires more than good riding. Competitors must be skilled at creating...  read more »

Genres: Action & Adventure • Young Adult Fiction

Aurora burning

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Aurora Burning - 2020

by Amie Kaufman

Summary: Our heroes are back. Kind of. First, the bad news: an ancient evil -- you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal -- is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They've just got to take care of a few small distractions first. Like the clan of gremps who'd like to rearrange their favorite faces. And the cadre of illegitimate GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who'll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri. Then...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Avatar, the last airbender. The rise of Kyoshi

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Avatar, The Last Airbender. The Rise Of Kyoshi - 2019

by F C Yee

Summary: The discovery of Yun, a young Avatar, brought stability to the four nations until Earth Kingdom-born Kyoshi, Yun's friend and servant, demonstrated remarkable bending during a mission to the South Pole. When growing unrest among her allies turned to violence, Kyoshi was forced to flee the Avatar mansion with her fiery friend Rangi, taking little more than the metal war fans and headdress her parents left behind. Finding unlikely supporters in the criminals and outlaws living the shadows of the...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Avatar, the last airbender. The shadow of Kyoshi

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Avatar, The Last Airbender. The Shadow Of Kyoshi - 2020

by F C Yee

Summary: Kyoshi's place as the true Avatar has finally been cemented -- but at a heavy cost. With her mentors gone, Kyoshi voyages to the Southern Air Temple, where she can master the elements beyond what she could have ever imagined. But while her bending grows stronger, a mysterious threat emerges from the Spirit World. To stop it, Kyoshi, Rangi, the daofei, and their reluctant allies must join forces before the four nations are destroyed irreparably.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The ballad of songbirds and snakes

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The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes - 2020

by Suzanne Collins

Summary: It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out-charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the...  read more »

Genres: Action & Adventure • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Barely Missing Everything

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Barely Missing Everything - 2019

by Matt Mendez

Summary: "There are moments when a story shakes you... Barely Missing Everything is one of those stories, and Mendez, a gifted storyteller with a distinct voice, is sure to bring a quake to the literary landscape." —Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down In the tradition of Jason Reynolds and Matt de la Peña, this heartbreaking, no-holds-barred debut novel told from three points of view explores how difficult it is to make it in life when you—your life, brown...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Be Not Far from Me

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Be Not Far From Me - 2020

by Mindy McGinnis

Summary: The world is not tame. Ashley knows this truth deep in her bones, more at home with trees overhead than a roof. So when she goes hiking in the Smokies with her friends for a night of partying, the falling dark and creaking trees are second nature to her. But people are not tame either. And when Ashley catches her boyfriend with another girl, drunken rage sends her running into the night, stopped only by a nasty fall into a ravine. Morning brings the realization that she's alone -- and far off...  read more »

Genres: Action & Adventure • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

The Beast Player

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The Beast Player - 2019

by Nahoko Uehashi

Summary: Erin's family cares for the fearsome water serpents that form the core of their kingdom's army. When some of the beasts mysteriously die, Elin's mother is sentenced to death as punishment. With her last breath she manages to send her daughter to safety. Alone, far from home, Elin discovers that she can talk to both the terrifying water serpents and the majestic flying beasts that guard her queen. This skill involves her in deadly plots that could cost her life. Can she save herself and prevent her beloved beasts from being used as tools of war?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The betrothed

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The Betrothed - 2020

by Kiera Cass

Summary: When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked -- and thrilled. After all, she's grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king's attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true. But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Between burning worlds

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Between Burning Worlds - 2020

by Jessica Brody

Summary: Laterre is on the brink of war. The Third Estate are rioting against the injustices of a corrupt system. The Patriarche makes brutal attempts to quash the unrest, while a new militant faction launches a series of deadly attacks. Marcellus is now a traitor to his planet, Chatine is a prisoner on Bastille, and Alouette is a fugitive. But when Laterre is threatened by the emergence of a deadly new weapon, these three renegades must risk everything, traveling to the far reaches of the System Divine and into the white hot center of a planet ready to ignite.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Big Water

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Big Water - 2018

by Andrea Curtis

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Christina McBurney has led a sheltered life. But when her twin brother, Jonathan, dies of consumption, Christina, unwilling to be farmed out as a nursemaid or teacher, runs away from home and her destiny. In Owen Sound she boards the Asia, a steamship that transports passengers and freight throughout the Great Lakes. She doesn; t really have a plan other than to get to Sault Ste. Marie. She; ll figure things out once she; s settled. But a violent storm suddenly rises on...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Birthday

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Birthday - 2019

by Meredith Russo

Summary: Eric: There was the day we were born. There was the minute Morgan and I decided we were best friends for life. The years where we stuck by each other's side--as Morgan's mom died, as he moved across town, as I joined the football team, as my parents started fighting. But sometimes I worry that Morgan and I won't be best friends forever. That there'll be a day, a minute, a second, where it all falls apart and there's no turning back the clock. Morgan: I know that every birthday should feel like...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Black girl unlimited

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Black Girl Unlimited - 2020

by Echo Brown

Summary: Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side of Cleveland, where apartments are small and parents suffer addiction to the white rocks. Yet there is magic everywhere. Every day Echo travels between worlds, attending a rich white school on the West Side. But there are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Bookish and the beast

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Bookish And The Beast - 2020

by Ashley Poston

Summary: Rosie Thorne is feeling stuck: on her college application essays, on that mysterious General Sond cosplayer she met at ExcelsiCon, but most of all in her grief over her mother's death. Her only solace was her late mother's library of rare Starfield novels, but the family sold it to pay off hospital bills. Vance Reigns has always been Hollywood royalty, with all the privilege and scrutiny that entails. After a tabloid scandal, he's forced to hide out in Small Town USA. At least there's a library...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Break the fall

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Break The Fall - 2020

by Jennifer Iacopelli

Summary: Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics. A year ago, she could barely do a push up as she recovered from a spine surgery, one that could have paralyzed her. And now? She's made the United States' gymnastics team with her best friend, Emma, just like they both dreamed about since they were kids. She's on top of the world. The pressure for perfection is higher than ever when horrifying news rips the team apart. Audrey is desperate to advocate for her teammate who has been hurt by the one person they...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Breath like water

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Breath Like Water - 2020

by Anna Jarzab

Summary: Susannah Ramos has always loved the water. A swimmer whose early talent made her a world champion, Susannah was poised for greatness in a sport that demands so much of its young. But an inexplicable slowdown has put her dream in jeopardy, and Susannah is fighting to keep her career afloat when two important people enter her life: a new coach with a revolutionary training strategy, and a charming fellow swimmer named Harry Matthews. As Susannah begins her long and painful climb back to the top,...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

A breath too late

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A Breath Too Late - 2020

by Rocky Callen

Summary: After committing suicide just before high school graduation, Ellie Walker haunts her home and school, reflecting on her life of domestic violence, friendship with August, and dreams of a writing career. Includes list of resources for people in crisis.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Burn

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Burn - 2020

by Patrick Ness

Summary: On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm. Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to. The dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye, though. Sarah can't help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly...  read more »

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

The Burning

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The Burning - 2020

by Laura Bates

Summary: A rumor is like fire. Once a whore, always a whore. Roses are red. Violets are blue. Anna; s a slut. We all know it; s true. And a fire that spreads online... is impossible to extinguish. New school. Check. New town. Check. New last name. Check. Social media profiles? Deleted. Anna and her mother have moved hundreds of miles to put the past behind them. Anna hopes to make a fresh start and escape the harassment she; s been subjected to. But then rumors and whispers start, and Anna tries to...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The burning

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The Burning - 2020

by Laura Bates active

Summary: Anna and her mother have moved hundreds of miles to put the past behind them. Anna hopes to make a fresh start and escape the harassment she's been subjected to. But then rumors and whispers start, and Anna tries to ignore what is happening by immersing herself in learning about Maggie, a local woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century. A woman who was shamed. Silenced. And whose story has unsettling parallels to Anna's own.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

By the book

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By The Book - 2020

by Amanda Sellet

Summary: A teen obsessed with 19th century literature tries to cull advice on life and love from her favorite classic heroines to disastrous results -- especially when she falls for the school's resident Lothario.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Calling My Name

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Calling My Name - 2017

by Liara Tamani

Summary: "Calling My Name is a treasure."—Nic Stone, New York Times–bestselling author of Dear Martin Calling My Name is a striking, luminous, and literary exploration of family, spirituality, and self—ideal for readers of Jacqueline Woodson, Jandy Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Sandra Cisneros. This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-age story about Taja Brown, a young African American girl growing up in Houston, Texas, and deftly and beautifully explores the universal...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Candle and the Flame

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The Candle And The Flame - 2019

by Nafiza Azad

Summary: Fatima lives in the city of Noor, on the Silk Road, which is currently protected by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, from attacks by the violent and ruthless Shayateen djinn--but Fatima was infused with the fire of the Ifrit who died saving her when she was four years old, and when one of the most important Ifrit dies she finds herself drawn into the intrigues of the court, the affairs of the djinn, and the very real dangers of a magical battlefield.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Caster

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Caster - 2019

by Elsie Chapman

Summary: Aza Wu knows that casting magic can kill -- it killed her sister -- but she needs money desperately to pay off Saint Willow, who controls her sector of Lotusland, and save the family teahouse, so she secretly enters an underground casting tournament -- and finds herself competing against other casters with "full magic," where even victory could cause her to lose her freedom, her magic, and her life.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

A castle in the clouds

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A Castle In The Clouds - 2020

by Kerstin Gier

Summary: Way up in the Swiss mountains, there's an old grand hotel steeped in tradition and faded splendor. Once a year, when the famous New Year's Eve Ball takes place, and guests from all over the world arrive, excitement returns to the vast hallways. Sophie, who works at the hotel as an intern, is busy making sure that everything goes according to plan. But unexpected problems keep arising, and some of the guests are not who they pretend to be. Very soon, Sophie finds herself right in the middle of a perilous adventure, and at risk of losing not only her job but also her heart.

Genres: Romance • Young Adult Fiction

Cemetery boys

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Cemetery Boys - 2020

by Aiden Thomas

Summary: When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free. But the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy, and Julian is determined to find out what happened -- and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Chain of Gold

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Chain Of Gold - 2020

by Cassandra Clare

Summary: Cordelia Carstairs, a Shadowhunter trained to battle demons, travels with her brother to London where they reconnect with childhood friends but soon must face devastating demon attacks in the quarantined city.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Checkmate

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Checkmate - 2017

by Malorie Blackman

Summary: Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a lifelong battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage and becomes determined to find out more. But her father's family has a complicated history, one tied...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Chosen

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Chosen - 2020

by Kiersten White

Summary: "Now that Nina has turned the Watcher's Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she's still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle - including her still-distant mom - Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they're not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher's Council member and Leo's mom. And while Nina is dealing...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Clap when you land

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Clap When You Land - 2020

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Summary: Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people. In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance -- and Papi's secrets -- the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead...  read more »

Genres: Denise R. • Poetry • Staff Picks • Young Adult Fiction

Clear cut

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Clear Cut - 2020

by Melody Dodds

Summary: Heather Wright is always all right. That's what people say. But if she's always all right, then why is life so hard? Heather starts cutting as a way to deal with the difficult emotions she locks inside. But what starts out as casual cutting turns into a dangerous addiction. When Heather goes away to summer theater camp, she meets Josie. Josie is a tough, sassy diva who is more than just a cutter, but a cutting advocate online. Heather looks up to Josie until the darkness of Josie's inner world threatens to spill out over the side and drown both of them. Until Josie does the unthinkable.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Clique bait

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Clique Bait - 2020

by Ann Valett

Summary: Chloe Whittaker is out for revenge. Last year her best friend Monica's life was unceremoniously ruined by the most popular students at their high school, so this year Chloe plans to take each and every one of them down. She's traded in her jeans and T-shirts for the latest designer clothes, erased anything on social media that would tie her to Monica (and blow her cover), and carefully figured out how she will befriend the members of the clique, find out their deepest and darkest secrets, and...  read more »

Genres: Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Color Me In

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Color Me In - 2019

by Natasha Daz

Summary: A powerful coming-of-age novel pulled from personal experience about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds. Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom; s family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Conference of the Birds

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The Conference Of The Birds - 2020

by Ransom Riggs

Summary: "With his dying words, H---Jacob's final connection to his grandfather Abes's secret life--entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known as V." --

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Court of lions

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Court Of Lions - 2020

by Somaiya Daud

Summary: On a planet on the brink of revolution, Amani has been forced into isolation. She's been torn from the boy she loves and has given up contact with her fellow rebels to protect her family. In taking risks for the rebel cause, Amani may have lost Maram's trust forever. But the princess is more complex than she seems, and now Amani is once more at her capricious nature. One wrong move could see her executed for high treason. On the eve of Maram's marriage to Idris comes an unexpected proposal: in...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Crave

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Crave - 2020

by Tracy Wolff

Summary: Grace's world changed when she joined the academy. At the academy she is a mere mortal among gods or monsters. She can't decide which faction she should join, or if she should join any of them. The one thing that unites them is their hatred of her. Then there's Jaxon Vega, a vampire with deadly secrets who hasn't felt anything for a hundred years. Jaxon has walled himself off for a reason. Does someone want to wake the sleeping monster in him? Is Grace the bait?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Crown of coral and pearl

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Crown Of Coral And Pearl - 2019

by Mara Rutherford

Summary: Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that's ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince -- while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land. Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor's dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Cursed

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Cursed - 2019

by Karol Ruth Silverstein

Summary: "Depicts young teen Ricky Bloom's struggles with her recent chronic illness diagnosis, which comes amid family upheaval and challenges at school." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Cursed

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Cursed - 2019

by Karol Ruth Silverstein

Summary: "Depicts young teen Ricky Bloom's struggles with her recent chronic illness diagnosis, which comes amid family upheaval and challenges at school." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The damned

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The Damned - 2020

by Renee Ahdieh

Summary: Forces hiding in the shadows have been patiently waiting for this moment for centuries. The treaty between the Fallen and the Brotherhood has been broken, and war between the immortals seems imminent. Se´bastien Saint Germain is now cursed and forever changed -- and Celine has also paid a high price for loving Bastien. Still recovering from her injuries, Celine doesn't know she has inadvertently set into motion a chain of events that could unveil a truth about herself she's not quite ready to learn.

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Dark and deepest red

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Dark And Deepest Red - 2020

by Anna-Marie McLemore

Summary: Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves. Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva's feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever's history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Daughter of Chaos (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Novel #2)

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Daughter Of Chaos (Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Novel #2) - 2019

by Sarah Rees Brennan

Summary: Half-witch, half-mortal Sabrina Spellman has embraced her dark side and her witchy roots. Now her power is growing daily. She's leaving her friends at Baxter High to find her way among the witches and warlocks at the Academy of Unseen Arts. Prudence is the cruelest, most cunning witch at the school. And Nick Scratch is a bad-boy warlock and incurable flirt. When Sabrina accidentally draws the attention of a bad-luck demon, can she count on Prudence and Nick to help her? --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Dawn; s California Diaries

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Dawn; S California Diaries - 2018

by Ann M. Martin

Summary: Teenager Dawn Schafer struggles with big changes on the West Coast in this spin-off from the Newbery Award–winning author; s Baby-sitters Club series. Thirteen-year-old Dawn is thrilled to be back in California again after living in Connecticut, but her life and friends on the West Coast aren; t exactly like she remembers. As Dawn adjusts to having a new baby sister in her house and attempts to rekindle her relationship with her friend Sunny, the crunchy, health-conscious member of the...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine - 2019

by Maika Moulite

Summary: "I couldn; t put Dear Haiti, Love Alaine down!" —New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory "An enchanting and engrossing novel full of wit and laughter." —Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory "Remarkable, funny, and whip-smart." —Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street, National Book Award finalist "Maika and Maritza Moulite have created quite the masterpiece." —NPR.org "Alaine; s sarcastic quips...are worth the price of admission alone." —HYPEBAE...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Dear Justyce

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Dear Justyce - 2020

by Nic Stone

Summary: Incarcerated teen Quan Banks writes letters to Justyce McCallister, with whom he bonded years before over family issues, about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Dear Martin

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Dear Martin - 2017

by Nic Stone

Summary: " Powerful, wrenching." –John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down "Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys "A must-read!" –ANGIE THOMAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning New York Times bestselling...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Deathless Divide

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Deathless Divide - 2020

by Justina Ireland

Summary: The sequel to the New York Times bestselling epic Dread Nation is an unforgettable journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America. After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother. But nothing is easy when you're a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodemus has Jane questioning everything she thought...  read more »

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Deeplight

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Deeplight - 2020

by Frances Hardinge

Summary: The gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. When 15-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists, and a secret fanatical cult so that he can use it to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But with the heart, Jelt gradually and eerily transforms. How long should Hark stay loyal to his friend when he's becoming a monster and what is Hark willing to sacrifice to save him?

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

Deposing Nathan

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Deposing Nathan - 2019

by Zack Smedley

Summary: "A heartbreaking and important read." —Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving "[A] layered, complex depiction of questioning (bi)sexuality.. . A heartbreaking case worth revisiting again and again . " — Kirkus Reviews , starred review Nate never imagined that he would be attacked by his best friend. For sixteen years, Nate was the perfect son—the product of a no-nonsense upbringing and deep spiritual faith. Then he met Cam, who pushed him to break rules, dream, and accept...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Destroy All Monsters

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Destroy All Monsters - 2019

by Sam J. Miller

Summary: A crucial, genre-bending tale, equal parts Ned Vizzini and Patrick Ness, about the life-saving power of friendship. Solomon and Ash both experienced a traumatic event when they were twelve. Ash lost all memory of that event when she fell from Solomon; s treehouse. Since then, Solomon has retreated further and further into a world he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality, but crawls with foes and monsters . . . in both animal and human form. As Solomon slips...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Diamond city

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Diamond City - 2020

by Francesca Flores

Summary: Pulled from the streets at age twelve and trained to become one of the most powerful assassins in Sumerand, Aina Soli´s discovers a conspiracy that could rewrite the kingdom's history and her own future.

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

The Disturbed Girl; s Dictionary

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The Disturbed Girl; S Dictionary - 2018

by Nonieqa Ramos

Summary: A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection A 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens Macy; s school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn; t interested in how others define her. She; s got more pressing problems: her mom can; t move off the couch, her dad; s in prison, her brother; s been kidnapped by Child Protective Services, and now her best friend isn; t speaking to her. Writing in a dictionary format, Macy explains the world in her own...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

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Do You Dream Of Terra-Two? - 2019

by Temi Oh

Summary: When an Earth-like planet is discovered, a team of six teens, along with three veteran astronauts, embark on a twenty-year trip to set up a planet for human colonization--but find that space is more deadly than they ever could have imagined.

Genres: Action & Adventure • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Don't Read the Comments (Original)

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Don't Read The Comments (Original) - 2020

by Eric Smith

Summary: Divya Sharma is a queen-- when she's playing Reclaim the Sun, a hot online game. She regularly leads her #AngstArmada on quests through the game's vast and gorgeous virtual universe. Aaron Jericho has zero interest in becoming a doctor and spends his free time writing games for a local developer, and playing Reclaim the Sun. At home Divya and Aaron grapple with their problems alone, but in the game, they have each other to face infinite new worlds... and the growing legion of trolls populating...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Double cross

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Double Cross - 2017

by Malorie Blackman

Summary: Everyone assumes the bomb that killed Callie Rose's grandmother was the work of a nought terrorist. But Callie Rose knows the truth -- and her fear of the past leaves her afraid for her future. Her boyfriend Tobey is worried about his own future. A nought boy at an exclusive school Tobey hopes to keep out of trouble, go to university, get a good job and leave the dangerous streets of his childhood behind. But Tobey is discovering that he can't keep clinging to some kind of no-man's land while...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The easy part of impossible

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The Easy Part Of Impossible - 2020

by Sarah Tomp

Summary: Ria Williams was an elite diver on track for the Olympics. As someone who struggled in school, largely due to her ADHD, diving was the one place Ria could shine. But while her parents were focused on the trophies, no one noticed how Coach Benny's strict rules and punishments controlled every aspect of Ria's life. The harder he was on her, the sharper her focus. The bigger the bruise, the better the dive. Until a freak accident at a meet changes everything. Just like that, Ria is handed back her...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Echo Mountain

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Echo Mountain - 2020

by Lauren Wolk

Summary: When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.

Genres: Jessica Y. • Staff Picks

The edge of anything

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The Edge Of Anything - 2020

by Nora Carpenter

Summary: After a chance encounter, loner photographer Len and volleyball star Sage develop an unlikely friendship that enables them to begin facing their inner demons.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Elysium girls

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Elysium Girls - 2020

by Kate Pentecost

Summary: When the town of Elysium, Oklahoma, discovers that the world is under the control of two vengeful sister gods -- Life and Death -- a witch community leader and a trickster join forces to prevent an apocalypse.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Ember Queen

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Ember Queen - 2020

by Laura Sebastian

Summary: "With Astrea under the rule of a new leader, Theo returns to fight for her land and her people. But her enemies are more powerful than ever before and, if she is to win once and for all, she must risk everything and everyone if she is to reclaim her throne." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The empire of dreams

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The Empire Of Dreams - 2020

by Rae Carson

Summary: After unearthing a conspiracy at court, Red Sparkle Stone, the foundling orphan Empress Elisa has taken under her wing, dares to become a recruit for the Royal Guard -- something no woman has done before.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The empress

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The Empress - 2018

by S J Kincaid

Summary: Nemesis, the Diabolic, and Tyrus face new challenges and old enemies as Tyrus ascends to the throne, and the two struggle to prove Nemesis' humanity to those who oppose her position as Empress and keep them from full power over the galaxy.

Genres: Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Endangered

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Endangered - 2016

by L R Giles

Summary: The one secret she cares about keeping -- her identity -- is about to be exposed. Unless Lauren "Panda" Daniels -- an anonymous photoblogger who specializes in busting classmates and teachers in compromising positions -- plays along with her blackmailer's little game of Dare or Dare. But when the game turns deadly, Panda doesn't know what to do. And she may need to step out of the shadows to save herself -- and everyone else on the Admirer's hit list.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Endgame

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Endgame - 2017

by James Frey

Summary: With one key remaining to win Endgame, the remaining players desperately search for the final key before the destruction of the world is triggered.

Genres: Action & Adventure • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Every other weekend

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Every Other Weekend - 2020

by Abigail Johnson

Summary: Adam Moynihan's life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then, his oldest brother died. Now, his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can't talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a coward by moving out when they needed him most. Jolene Timber's life is nothing like the movies she loves -- not the happy ones anyway. As an aspiring director, she...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Everything leads to you

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Everything Leads To You - 2014

by Nina LaCour

Summary: While working as a film production designer in Los Angeles, Emi finds a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend which leads Emi to Ava who is about to expand Emi's understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The faithless hawk

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The Faithless Hawk - 2020

by Margaret Owen

Summary: As the new chieftain of the Crows, Fie knows better than to expect a royal to keep his word. Still she's hopeful that Prince Jasimir will fulfill his oath to protect her fellow Crows. But then black smoke fills the sky, signaling the death of King Surimir and the beginning of Queen Rhusana's merciless bid for the throne. With the witch queen using the deadly plague to unite the nation of Sabor against Crows -- and add numbers to her monstrous army -- Fie and her band are forced to go into...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Fake ID

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Fake ID - 2015

by L R Giles

Summary: He shouldn't tell you his real name, his real hometown, or why his family just moved to Stepton, Virginia. And he definitely shouldn't tell you about his friend Eli Cruz and the major conspiracy Eli was uncovering when he died. Or how he had to choose between solving Eli's murder with his hot sister, Reya, and "staying low-key" like the Program said to do. But Nick Pearson is going to tell you -- unless he gets caught first.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

The fascinators

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The Fascinators - 2020

by Andrew Eliopulos

Summary: San doesn't know where he'd be without James and Delia. Living in a small town where magic is frowned upon, he needs their friendship -- and their time together in their school's magic club -- to see him through to graduation. But as soon as senior year starts, little cracks in their group begin to show. Sam may or may not be in love with James, who may or may not have a crush on a girl from his church. Delia wants to get into a hyper-competitive magic college, which makes casting spells with...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

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The Field Guide To The North American Teenager - 2019

by Ben Philippe

Summary: When Norris, a Black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as cliche´s from "a bad 90s teen movie."

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Firewall

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Firewall - 2017

by Sean Rodman

Summary: Josh is a gamer. After his parents; divorce and his move from Chicago to a small town where he doesn; t know anybody, he copes by staying up way too late playing Killswitch online. Then he discovers a "mod" version of the game that is an exact reproduction of his new town. Strange things start to happen in the game, and they are somehow connected with events in the real world.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The first 7

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The First 7 - 2020

by Laura Pohl

Summary: Clover Martinez and the Last Teenagers on Earth are exploring the galaxy after leaving Earth behind, even if they are homesick. When their ship receives a distress signal from their former home, they arrive to find strange crystal formations are taking over Earth's soil and threatening to destroy the planet. They discover a colony of survivors in the mountains, but relief gives way to panic as the teenagers realize these survivors aren't who they seem -- and there may be no escape.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Forward Me Back to You

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Forward Me Back To You - 2019

by Mitali Perkins

Summary: The award-winning author of You Bring the Distant Near explores identity, homecoming, and the legacy of assault in this personal and ambitious new novel. Katina King is the reigning teen jujitsu champion of Northern California, but she; s having trouble fighting off the secrets in her past. Robin Thornton was adopted from an orphanage in India and is reluctant to take on his future. If he can; t find his roots, how can he possibly plan ahead? Robin and Kat meet in the most unlikely of...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Found

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Found - 2020

by P C Cast

Summary: Fog rolls into Tulsa, and with it comes Darkness. Zoey knows something is up, and that the something involves Neferet, but Neferet can't possibly be freed, right? Other Neferet and her companion, Lynette, arrive in Woodward Park to set this world's Neferet free from her grotto prison, and discover there may be those who sympathize with their cause. Meanwhile, Other Kevin and Other Stark are hot on their trail, but how can the new friends travel to this world without invoking Old Magick and paying a costly, perhaps deadly, price?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Four days of you and me

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Four Days Of You And Me - 2020

by Miranda Kenneally

Summary: From their freshman year visit to an escape room through a senior adventure in London, Lulu and Alex's relationship develops from sworn enemies to true love, the biggest trip of all.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Furious Thing

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Furious Thing - 2020

by Jenny Downham

Summary: Lexi's angry. And it's getting worse. If only she could stop losing her temper and behave herself, her stepfather would accept her, her mom would love her like she used to, and her stepbrother would declare his crushing desire to spend the rest of his life with her. She wants these things so badly, she's determined to swallow her anger and make her family proud. But pushing fury down doesn't make it disappear. Instead, it simmers below the surface waiting to erupt . . . And there'll be...  read more »

Genres: Family Life • Young Adult Fiction

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

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Gabi, A Girl In Pieces - 2014

by Isabel Quintero

Summary: Named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014 Named to School Library Journal Best Books of 2014 Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy; s pregnancy, Sebastian; s coming out, the cute boys, her father; s meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity. July 24 My mother named me Gabriella, after my grandmother who, coincidentally, didn; t want to meet me when I was born because my mother was...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Geese are never swans

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Geese Are Never Swans - 2020

by Kobe Bryant

Summary: Gus channels all his emotions -- about his older brother and his death by suicide -- into training to earn a spot on the Olympic swim team.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Ghost wood song

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Ghost Wood Song - 2020

by Erica Waters

Summary: Shady Grove inherited her father's ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle, but she also knows the fiddle's tunes bring nothing but trouble and darkness. But when her brother is accused of murder, she can't let the dead keep their secrets. In order to clear his name, she's going to have to make those ghosts sing.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

The girl in the white van

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The Girl In The White Van - 2020

by April Henry

Summary: When Savannah disappears after arguing with her mom's boyfriend, everyone assumes she ran away. The truth is much worse. She|s been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah|s not alone. Ten months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out -- even if it means they die trying.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

A Girl Named Mister

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A Girl Named Mister - 2010

by Nikki Grimes

Summary: Nikki Grimes, a bestselling author known for titles such as Dark Sons, Barak Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, and Voices of Christmas has written a gripping book from the perspective of a girl named Mister (Mary Rudine) who finds herself momentarily distracted from her faith commitment to purity by a handsome boy named Trey. After one night of weakness, Mister finds her entire life has changed, even if she can; t yet accept all the changes occurring within her are real. When the emotional...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Girl, unframed

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Girl, Unframed - 2020

by Deb Caletti

Summary: Sydney Reilly's mother is Lila Shore, a film star who prizes her beauty and male attention above all else -- certainly above her daughter. Lila is involved with Jake, an art dealer with shady connections. He loves all beautiful objects, and Sydney can feel his eyes on her whenever he's around. Sydney is starting to attract attention wherever she goes: from sweet, handsome Nicco Ricci, from the unsettling construction worker next door, and even from Lila. One night something life-changing...  read more »

Genres: Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Girls save the world in this one

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Girls Save The World In This One - 2020

by Ash Parsons

Summary: When ZombieCon comes to their small town, June and her best friends battle long lines for photo ops, meet their favorite actors, and save the world from actual zombies when things get real.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Girls with Razor Hearts

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Girls With Razor Hearts - 2020

by Suzanne Young

Summary: Mena and the other girls of Innovations Academy enroll in Stoneridge Prep, seeking revenge against the corporation that traumatized them at Innovations Academy, but they still face many obstacles.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Golden arm

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Golden Arm - 2020

by Carl Deuker

Summary: Lazarus Weathers, a high school senior from the wrong side of the tracks, seeks to protect his half-brother while pitching his way out of poverty, one strike at a time.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

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A Good Girl's Guide To Murder - 2020

by Holly Jackson

Summary: Popular Fairview high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. Five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project. She discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent. But someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and her own life might be in danger. --

Genres: Crime • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

The gravity of us

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The Gravity Of Us - 2020

by Phil Stamper

Summary: Cal Lewis's volatile father has been picked to become an astronaut for NASA's mission to Mars. This means leaving Brooklyn -- and Cal's career plans as an aspiring journalist -- to move to Houston, Texas. Now life is a media circus, and Cal and his parents struggle to be the "perfect American family." He meets and falls head over heels for Leon, whose mother is also an astronaut. As the frenzy around the mission mounts, Cal suspects secrets are being kept from the families that could change everything.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Gravity of Us

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The Gravity Of Us - 2020

by Phil Stamper

Summary: " I; m so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book." - Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda In this smart, heart-warming YA debut perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, two teens find love when their lives are uprooted for their parents; involvement in a NASA mission to Mars. Cal wants to be a journalist, and he; s already well underway with almost half a million followers on his FlashFame app and an upcoming internship at Buzzfeed....  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The grief keeper

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The Grief Keeper - 2019

by Alexandra Villasante

Summary: After escaping a detention center at the U.S. border, seventeen-year-old Marisol agrees to participate in a medical experiment hoping to keep her and her younger sister, Gabi, from being deported to El Salvador.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Hand on the Wall

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The Hand On The Wall - 2020

by Maureen Johnson

Summary: At Ellingham Academy, three people are now dead. One, a victim of either a prank gone wrong or a murder. Another, dead by misadventure. And now, an accident in Burlington has claimed another life. Stevie Bell knows who Truly Devious is-- or thinks she does. But David disappeared of his own free will and is up to something. The missing Alice Ellingham and the missing David Eastman. Somewhere in this place of riddles and puzzles there must be answers. When another accident occurs as a massive...  read more »

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Hawk

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Hawk - 2020

by James Patterson

Summary: Ten years ago a girl with wings fought to save the world. Then she disappeared -- and now is just a fading legend, remembered only in stories. Hawk doesn't know her real name. She doesn't know who her family was, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is that she was told to wait on a specific street corner, at a specific time, until her parents came back for her. Someone is coming for her -- but it's not a rescue mission.

Genres: Action & Adventure • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

A Heart So Fierce and Broken

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A Heart So Fierce And Broken - 2020

by Brigid Kemmerer

Summary: "The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The henna wars

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The Henna Wars - 2020

by Adiba Jaigirdar

Summary: Nishat doesn't want to lose her family, but she also doesn't want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Fla´via is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Fla´via and Nishat decide to showcase their talent as henna artists. In a fight to prove who is the best, their lives become more tangled -- but Nishat can't quite get rid of her...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Her royal highness

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Her Royal Highness - 2019

by Rachel Hawkins

Summary: An American girl goes to an exclusive Scottish boarding school where she becomes the roommate, best friend, and girlfriend of a royal princess.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

His Hideous Heart

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His Hideous Heart - 2019

by Dahlia Adler

Genres: Horror • Short Stories • Young Adult Fiction

History is all you left me

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History Is All You Left Me - 2017

by Adam Silvera

Summary: Secrets are revealed as OCD-afflicted Griffin grieves for his first love, Theo, who died in a drowning accident.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Home and Away

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Home And Away - 2018

by Candice Montgomery

Summary: "Montgomery; s thoughtful craft is driven by immediacy and tension and grounded in emotional authenticity. ... A love letter to the intricacies of family and multitudinous black girlhood." — Kirkus Reviews , starred "Home and Away shines a multicolored light on the myriad meanings of ; family; and how each plays a role in shaping who we are, what we do, and who we become. I didn; t want it to end!" — Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin Tasia Quirk is young,...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs

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A Home For Goddesses And Dogs - 2020

by Leslie Connor

Summary: After the death of her mother, Lydia moves in with her aunts and learns to find a new family of inspiring women and loving dogs.

Genres: Jessica Y. • Staff Picks

Honor Lost

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Honor Lost - 2020

by Rachel Caine

Summary: Zara Cole may have finally met her match. Lifekiller--a creature that can devour entire planets--is spreading terror throughout the universe, and it seems nothing can stand in the monstrous god-king's way. Reeling from a series of battles, Zara and her wounded band of allies are going to need a strategy before they face Lifekiller again. Zara's street smarts may not be enough when their enemy could be anywhere, destroying civilizations and picking his teeth with the bones. And just when it...  read more »

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Hood

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Hood - 2020

by Jenny Elder Moke

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Isabelle learns that she is the daughter of Robin Hood when her mother, Marien, sends her from their priory to get an urgent message to her father, aided by the Merry Men.

Genres: Historical • Young Adult Fiction

Hooper

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Hooper - 2018

by Geoff Herbach

Summary: For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam's basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he's tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

House of dragons

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House Of Dragons - 2020

by Jessica Cluess

Summary: When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

How Lamar; s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy

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How Lamar; S Bad Prank Won A Bubba-Sized Trophy - 2011

by Crystal Allen

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Lamar Washington is the maddest, baddest, most spectacular bowler at Striker; s Bowling Paradise. But while Lamar; s a whiz at rolling strikes, he always strikes out with girls. And his brother, Xavier the Basketball Savior, is no help. Xavier earns trophy after trophy on the basketball court and soaks up Dad; s attention, leaving no room for Lamar; s problems. Until bad boy Billy Jenks convinces Lamar that hustling at the alley will help him win his dream girl, plus earn him...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

How we became wicked

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How We Became Wicked - 2019

by Alex Yates

Summary: A viral disease called 'the wickedness' plagues the world, and sixteen-year-olds Astrid and Natalie are two of the only people immune. The girls live in separate, isolated communities, but recent encounters with wicked people link their stories in unexpected ways.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Hungry Hearts

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Hungry Hearts - 2019

by Elsie Chapman

Summary: From some of your favorite bestselling and critically acclaimed authors--including Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rin Chupeco--comes a collection of interconnected short stories that explore the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives of thirteen teens. A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confections she makes at her family's pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that could cure his fear of death. An...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

I Wish You All the Best

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I Wish You All The Best - 2019

by Mason Deaver

Summary: When eighteen-year-old Ben De Backer tells their parents that they are non-binary they are immediately thrown out of their home, without even time to put on a coat or shoes, despite the cold January North Carolina weather; Ben is rescued by Hannah, their estranged older sister and her husband Thomas, and desperately hopes to finish the last half of senior year while dealing with an anxiety disorder and without calling attention to themselves--a plan that goes awry when they meet Nathan Allan, a charismatic student, and start to fall in love.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

I'll be the one

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I'll Be The One - 2020

by Lyla Lee

Summary: Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn't dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn't call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she's about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her. She'll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she'll do it better than anyone else. When Skye nails her audition,...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

If it makes you happy

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If It Makes You Happy - 2019

by Claire Kann

Summary: Winnie is all set to attend college in the fall, but first she's spending her summer days working at her granny's diner and spending her midnights with Dallas, the boy she loves to hate and hates that she likes. In a small town like Misty Haven, secrets are impossible to keep. Like when Winnie allegedly snaps on Dr. Skinner, which results in everyone feeling compelled to give her weight loss advice for her own good. To raise money for the diner, Winnie enters a televised cooking competition that Granny doesn't want her to enter. Can Winnie find a way around her formidable grandmother?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

If you could be mine

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If You Could Be Mine - 2014

by Sara Farizan

Summary: In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Igniting darkness

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Igniting Darkness - 2020

by Robin LaFevers

Summary: Hoping to find an ally from the convent of Saint Mortain and Death's Vengeance on Earth, Sybella instead discovers Genevieve has also been misled and misused by the former abbess. They form an uneasy trust born of desperation to combat enemies at the French court. Genevieve may have been a fool, but she's no coward, and will do whatever it takes to ensure her queen's -- and Sybella's -- safety. But even that may not be enough as plans fail, loyalties are tested, and the daughters of Death must embrace the full depth of their power.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Illegal

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Illegal - 2020

by Francisco X Stork

Summary: To escape the violent cartel that is after them in Ciudad Jua´rez, siblings Sara and Emiliano flee across the border, seeking a better life in the United States and hoping to bring their pursuers to justice, only to discover that an even greater danger awaits them.

Genres: Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Imagine Me

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Imagine Me - 2020

by Tahereh Mafi

Summary: The explosive finale to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shatter Me series. Juliette Ferrars. Ella Sommers. Which is the truth and which is the lie? Now that Ella knows who Juliette is and what she was created for, things have only become more complicated. As she struggles to understand the past that haunts her and looks to a future more uncertain than ever, the lines between right and wrong -- between Ella and Juliette -- blur. And with old enemies looming, her destiny may not be...  read more »

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Immunity

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Immunity - 2020

by Erin Bowman

Summary: Teens Thea, Coen, and Nova are rescued from a deadly planet, only to be taken prisoner on board a government ship and used as weapons in a sinister political plot.

Genres: Action & Adventure • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

In a handful of dust

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In A Handful Of Dust - 2014

by Mindy McGinnis

Summary: In a barren land, teenage Lucy is taken away from the community she has grown up in and searches the vast countryside for a new home.

Genres: Action & Adventure • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

The Infinite Noise

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The Infinite Noise - 2019

by Lauren Shippen

Summary: "Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond "typical." Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy--he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb's life becomes even more...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Infinity Son

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Infinity Son - 2020

by Adam Silvera

Summary: "In a world where some people are born with powers and some people take them, brothers Emil and Brighton Rey get swept up in a supernatural turf war generations in the making." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Ink in the Blood

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Ink In The Blood - 2020

by Kim Smejkal

Summary: Celia and Anya, friends who use tattoo magic to send divine messages, must rely on one another to survive when they discover the fake deity they serve is very real--and very angry.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The invincible summer of Juniper Jones

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The Invincible Summer Of Juniper Jones - 2020

by Daven McQueen

Summary: It's the summer of 1955. For Ethan Harper, a biracial kid raised mostly by his white father, race has always been a distant conversation. When he's sent to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle in small-town Alabama, his blackness is suddenly front and center, and no one is shy about making it known he's not welcome there. Enter Juniper Jones. The town's resident oddball and free spirit, she's everything the townspeople aren't -- open, kind, and accepting. Armed with two bikes and an...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Invisible Me

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Invisible Me - 2013

by Debbi Mack

Summary: As a military brat and albino, 13-year old Portia Maddox has bounced from school to school, the perennial outsider. So when Denise Laughton, the most popular girl in her class, asks for her help in exchange for an invite to Denise; s big birthday party, Portia jumps at the chance to go. But there; s a catch: Portia must spy on Randy, Denise; s boyfriend, to find out whether he; s cheating on her. It seems like an easy task. However, Portia; s spying unearths a tangled web of duplicity, hidden...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

It came from the sky

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It Came From The Sky - 2020

by Chelsea Sedoti

Summary: When one of his science experiments went wrong, Gideon Hofstadt and his older brother Ishmael blamed the resulting explosion on extraterrestrial activity. Their lie was embraced by the town. As the brothers go to increasingly greater lengths to keep up the ruse and avoid getting caught, the hoax flourishes. There are UFO sightings, close encounters -- even abductions! Soon Lansburg, Pennsylvania was invaded -- not by aliens, but by believers, Truth Seekers, and, above all, people who looked to...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Jane Anonymous

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Jane Anonymous - 2020

by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Summary: In chapters alternating between "then" and "now," seventeen-year-old Jane Anonymous chronicles the events leading up to her abduction and seven-month captivity and her painful return to family and friends.

Genres: Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Jo & Laurie

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Jo & Laurie - 2020

by Margaret Stohl

Summary: After the publication of her surprise bestseller "Little Women," Jo March struggles to write its sequel, while also deciding her true feelings for her best friend, the boy next door, Theodore "Laurie" Laurence.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe

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Just A Boy And A Girl In A Little Canoe - 2020

by Sarah Mlynowski

Summary: Nineteen-year-old Sam's summer isn't off to a great start. Her boyfriend, Eli, ditched her for a European backpacking trip and now she's a counselor at Camp Blue Springs: the summer camp her eleven-year-old self swore never to return to. Sam expects the next seven weeks to be a total disaster. That is, until she meets Gavin, the camp's sailing instructor, who turns her expectations upside down. Gavin may have gotten the job just for his abs. Or that smile. Or the way he fills Sam's free time...  read more »

Genres: Sports • Young Adult Fiction

Just Breathe

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Just Breathe - 2020

by Cammie McGovern

Summary: From the critically acclaimed author of Say What You Will and A Step Toward Falling comes a deeply emotional new novel, perfect for fans of Five Feet Apart and The Fault in Our Stars. David Scheinman is the popular president of his senior class, battling cystic fibrosis. Jamie Turner is a quiet sophomore, struggling with depression. The pair soon realizes that they're able to be more themselves with each other than they can be with anyone else, and their unlikely friendship starts to turn into...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Kent State

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Kent State - 2020

by Deborah Wiles

Summary: Told from different points of view -- protesters, students, National Guardsmen, and "townies" -- this novel recounts the story of what happened at Kent State in May 1970, when four college students were killed by National Guardsmen, and a student protest was turned into a bloody battlefield.

Genres: Poetry • Young Adult Fiction

Kind of a big deal

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Kind Of A Big Deal - 2020

by Shannon Hale

Summary: Dropping out of high school to pursue her Broadway ambitions, a talented performer lands in a directionless job before a visit to the library catapults her into the plotlines of the books she reads.

Genres: Humor • Young Adult Fiction

The King of Crows

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The King Of Crows - 2020

by Libba Bray

Summary: Led by a vision, the Diviners travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, where they must confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another in order to save the world from catastrophe.

Genres: Family Life • Horror • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Kingdom of ash and briars

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Kingdom Of Ash And Briars - 2016

by Hannah West

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Bristal discovers she is a shapeshifter, one of three remaining elicromancers tasked with guarding the realm of Nissera against dark magic while manipulating three royal families to promote peace.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Kingdom of Back

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The Kingdom Of Back - 2020

by Marie Lu

Summary: "Desperate to be forever remembered for her music, Nannerl Mozart makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious stranger from a magical land, which may cost her everything." --

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Kingdom of sea and stone

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Kingdom Of Sea And Stone - 2020

by Mara Rutherford

Summary: Ever since Nor was forced to go to a nearby kingdom in her sister's place, she's wanted nothing more than to return to the place and people she loves. But when her wish comes true, she soon finds herself cast out from both worlds, with a war on the horizon. As an old enemy resurfaces more powerful than ever, Nor will have to keep the kingdom from falling apart with the help of Prince Talin and Nor's twin sister, Zadie. There are forces within the world more mysterious than any of them ever guessed -- and they'll need to stay alive long enough to conquer them.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Knife edge

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Knife Edge - 2007

by Malorie Blackman

Summary: Following Callum's death, the people who loved him relate how their lives have been changed, especially in reference to his girlfriend, Sephy, and their mixed-race child.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

La Sfera di Kandra

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La Sfera Di Kandra - 2019

by Morgan Rice

Summary: "Un potente inizio per una serie [che] produrra una combinazione di protagonisti esuberanti e circostanze impegnative che coinvolgeranno non solo i giovani, ma anche gli adulti che amano il genere fantasy e che cercano storie epiche colme di amicizie potenti e tremendi avversari. —Midwest Book Review (Diane Donovan) (riguardo a Un trono per due sorelle) "L; immaginazione di Morgan Rice non ha limiti!" —Books and Movie Reviews (riguardo a Un trono per due sorelle) Dall; autrice di...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

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The Last Summer Of The Garrett Girls - 2018

by Jessica Spotswood

Summary: One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other in this captivating new novel by Jessica Spotswood. As the oldest, Des shoulders a lot of responsibility for her family and their independent bookstore. Except it; s hard to dream big when she; s so busy taking care of everyone else. Vi has a crush on the girl next door. It makes her happy and nervous, but Cece has a boyfriend...so it; s not like her feelings could ever be reciprocated,...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The last voyage of Poe Blythe

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The Last Voyage Of Poe Blythe - 2019

by Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Summary: Seeking to avenge the murder of her true love while on a dredge ship searching for gold, fifteen-year-old captain Poe Blythe becomes the architect of new defenses designed to destroy her enemies.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Late to the party

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Late To The Party - 2020

by Kelly Quindlen

Summary: Seventeen is nothing like Codi Teller imagined. She's never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. She's never even been kissed. And it's not just because she's gay. It's because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world. So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, Codi is highly skeptical. Those parties aren't for kids like them. They're for cool kids. Straight kids. But then Codi...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Layoverland

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Layoverland - 2020

by Gabby Noone

Summary: On her last day on Earth, Beatrice Fox ruined the life of the person she loves most -- her little sister, Emmy. Then a fatal car accident sends her to purgatory -- where she is chosen to join the Memory Experience team. If she wants a shot at heaven, she'll have to help 5,000 souls suss out what's keeping them from moving on. Bea's first assigned soul is Caleb, the boy who caused her accident, and the last person Bea would ever want to send to the pearly gates. But she can't help but notice...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The left-handed booksellers of London

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The Left-handed Booksellers Of London - 2020

by Garth Nix

Summary: A girl's quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

Legacy and the queen

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Legacy And The Queen - 2019

by Kobe Bryant

Summary: Tennis means life and death for the residents of the magical kingdom of Nova, and for twelve-year-old Legacy, it's the only thing getting her through the long days taking care of the other kids at the orphanage. That's all about to change when she hears about Silla's tournament. Silla, the ruler of Nova, hosts an annual tournament for the less fortunate of her citizens to come and prove themselves and win entrance to the Academy, where they can train to compete at nationals. The prize is...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Legacy of Light (Reprint)

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Legacy Of Light (Reprint) - 2019

by Sarah Raughley

Summary: "After Saul|s strike on Oslo|one seemingly led by Maia herself|the Effigies| reputation is in shambles. Now they|re being hunted by nations across the globe, grouped in with the very terrorists they|ve been trying to stop. With Maia|s resurrected twin, June, carrying out vicious attacks across the world, everyone believes Maia is a killer. Belle has gone rogue, Chae Rin and Lake have disappeared, and the Sect is being dismantled and replaced by a terrifying new world order helmed by Blackwell....  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The life and (medieval) times of Kit Sweetly

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The Life And (medieval) Times Of Kit Sweetly - 2020

by Jamie Pacton

Summary: Working as a Wench -- i.e., waitress -- at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, Kit Sweetly wishes she could be a Knight like her brother. She has the moves, is capable on a horse, and desperately needs the raise that comes with knighthood, so she can hold a spot at her dream college and help her mom pay the mortgage. Company policy allows only guys to be Knights. So when Kit takes her brother's place, clobbers the Green Knight, and reveals her identity at the end of the...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Light in Hidden Places

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The Light In Hidden Places - 2020

by Sharon Cameron

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Catholic Stefania Podgo´rska has worked in the Diamant family's grocery store for four years, even falling in love with one of their sons, Izio; but when the Nazis came to Przemsyl, Poland, the Jewish Diamants are forced into the ghetto (and worse) and only Izio's brother Max manages to escape, and Stefania embarks on a dangerous course -- protecting thirteen Jews in her attic, caring for her younger sister, Helena, and keeping everything secret from the two Nazi officers who are living in her house.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Like a Love Story

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Like A Love Story - 2019

by Abdi Nazemian

Summary: "It's 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. He's terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he's gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media's images of men dying of AIDS. Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who worships her uncle Stephen, a gay man with AIDS who devotes his time to activism as a...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Like Sisters on the Homefront

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Like Sisters On The Homefront - 2019

by Rita Williams-garcia

Summary: Rita Williams-Garcia; s masterful and bold Coretta Scott King Honor Book is fresh, funny, and powerfully relevant. T his novel by a master storyteller and Newbery Honor-winning author is about one girl; s discovery of her family history—and her own place within it. When fourteen-year-old Gayle gets in trouble with a boy—again—her mother doesn; t give her a choice: Gayle is getting sent away from New York to her family down South, along with her baby, José. In a small town...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The loop

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The Loop - 2020

by Ben Oliver

Summary: Luka Kane has spent 736 days wrongfully imprisoned inside the Loop awaiting his execution. Each day is the same. Each day is torturous. But things are starting to change. Whispers of war are circulating. Strange things are happening to the prisoners. And the warden delivers a message: Luka, you have to get out. Now Luka must decide whether breaking out of the Loop is his only way to survive, especially if there's any chance of saving the ones he loves. But the population on the outside may be...  read more »

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

The lost Book of the White

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The Lost Book Of The White - 2020

by Cassandra Clare

Summary: Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood are living together in a fabulous loft; their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet -- well, relatively. Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus' apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec need to follow the thieves to Shanghai -- they need some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter. Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The lost coast

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The Lost Coast - 2019

by Amy Rose Capetta

Summary: Danny didn't know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they're ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn't just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen,...  read more »

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

A Love Hate Thing (Original)

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A Love Hate Thing (Original) - 2020

by Whitney D Grandison

Summary: "When Tyson Trice finds himself tossed into the wealthy coastal community of Pacific Hills, he's ready for the questions, the stares and the feeling of not belonging. Not that he cares. After recovering from being shot and surviving the rough streets of Lindenwood, he doesn't care about anyone or anything, much less how the rest of his life will play out. Golden girl Nandy Smith has spent most of her life building the pristine image that it takes to fit in when it comes to her hometown Pacific...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Love, Creekwood

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Love, Creekwood - 2020

by Becky Albertalli

Summary: It's been more than a year since Simon and Blue turned their anonymous online flirtation into an IRL relationship, and just a few months since Abby and Leah's unforgettable night at senior prom. Now the Creekwood High crew are in their first years at different colleges, navigating friendship and romance the way their story began -- on email.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Love, Jacaranda

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Love, Jacaranda - 2020

by Alex Flinn

Summary: As a foster kid, Jacaranda has learned the hard way that the less she talks about her mother and why she's in jail, the better. But when a video of Jacaranda singing goes viral, a mysterious benefactor offers her a life-changing opportunity: a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school for performing arts, and she eagerly accepts. Pouring her heart out to her sponsor despite having never met them, Jackie (to her new friends) tries to navigate this new world of wealth and privilege.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Loveboat, Taipei

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Loveboat, Taipei - 2020

by Abigail Hing Wen

Summary: When Ever Wong's parents sent her away for the summer, she's expecting Chien Tan: a strict, educational immersion program in Taiwan. Instead, she finds the infamous "Loveboat." There, Ever is surrounded by prodigies, like Rick Woo, Chinese American wonder boy and longtime bane of her existence; Ever's roommate, the confident and clever Sophia Ha, as glamorous as she is sharp; and the intimidatingly cool Xavier Yeh, heir to an international tech empire. But her classmates are more interested in...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Lucky caller

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Lucky Caller - 2020

by Emma Mills

Summary: When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it's a complete disaster. The members of Nina's haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she'd hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life. The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina's...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The lucky ones

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The Lucky Ones - 2020

by Liz Lawson

Summary: In the aftermath of a school tragedy, May and Zach struggle with grief, survivor's guilt, and the complex emotional impact of the event, learning how to heal and hope in the face of it all.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The mall

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The Mall - 2020

by Megan McCafferty

Summary: New Jersey, 1991. Cassie Worthy is psyched to spend the summer after graduation working at the Parkway Center Mall. In six weeks, she and her boyfriend head off to college in NYC to fulfill The Plan: higher education and happily ever after. But you know what they say about the best laid plans.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Map from Here to There

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The Map From Here To There - 2020

by Emery Lord

Summary: High school senior Paige knows there is so much more to life after high school, but is it so terrible to want everything to stay the same forever?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Meaning of Birds

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The Meaning Of Birds - 2019

by Jaye Robin Brown

Summary: Before: Jess has always struggled with the fire inside her. But when she meets Vivi, everything changes. As they fall for each other, Vivi helps Jess deal with her anger and pain and encourages her to embrace her artistic talent. And suddenly Jess's future is a blank canvas, filled with possibilities. After: When Vivi unexpectedly dies, Jess's perfect world is erased. As she spirals out of control, Jess pushes away everyone around her and throws out her plans for art school. Because art is Vivi...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Midnight sun

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Midnight Sun - 2020

by Stephenie Meyer

Summary: The story of Bella and Edward from "Twilight" told from Edward's point of view takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Minesweeper

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Minesweeper - 2019

by Chris Lynch

Summary: Fergus Frew thought he knew what to expect when he signed up with the Navy's demolitions team. But as the Korean War rages on, Fergus and his fellow divers -- a.k.a. "frogmen" -- are tasked with more than just scouting mudflats. Soon they're planting mines. And sabotaging tunnels, bridges... and even fishing nets. Scariest of all, it falls to Fergus to discover where the enemy has placed their mines, a job as painstaking as it is dangerous.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Miss you love you hate you bye

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Miss You Love You Hate You Bye - 2020

by Abby Sher

Summary: Zoe and Hannah ("Hank") have been inseparable since they met in elementary school. Zoe is effortlessly popular while Hank hides comfortably in her shadow. When Zoe's parents unexpectedly divorce, Zoe's perfect facade starts cracking. She develops an eating disorder -- and might be self-injuring herself. It is a struggle for Hank to be a leader, but can she find ways to help her best friend before it's too late?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Moment of truth

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Moment Of Truth - 2020

by Kasie West

Summary: At sixteen, Hadley Moore knows exactly who she is -- a swimmer who will earn a scholarship to college. Totally worth all the hard work, even if her aching shoulders don't agree. So when a guy dressed as Hollywood's latest action hero, Heath Hall, crashes her swim meet, she isn't amused. Instead, she's determined to make sure he doesn't bother her again. Only she's not sure exactly who he is. The swim meet isn't the first event the impostor has interrupted, but a little digging turns up a...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus

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Momentous Events In The Life Of A Cactus - 2019

by Dusti Bowling

Summary: "High School. Two words that struck fear into the heart of every armless middle schooler I knew. Which was me. And like two people online." The sequel to the critically acclaimed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus follows Aven Green as she confronts yet another challenge: high school. "Those preparing to ; slay the sucktastic beast known as high school; will particularly appreciate this spirited read." — Kirkus (Starred review) Just as Aven starts to feel comfortable in...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

More than maybe

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More Than Maybe - 2020

by Erin Hahn

Summary: Growing up under his punk rocker dad's spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn't in front of a crowd, it's on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that's not Luke's only secret. He also has a...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Most Likely

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Most Likely - 2020

by Sarah Watson

Summary: Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been friends since kindergarten. In senior year they're facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. They have one another's backs through every new love, breakup, stumble, and success. Fast forward to 2049, as the first woman president of the United States waits to be sworn in -- and reflects back on that senior year in which they vie for the attention of the same guy.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

My eyes are up here

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My Eyes Are Up Here - 2020

by Laura Zimmermann

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Greer Walsh struggles with the experience of having very large breasts and feeling isolated by the unwanted attention they garner until a group of friends and a romantic interest help her regain her sense of self.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

My side of the mountain

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My Side Of The Mountain - 1988

by Jean Craighead George

Summary: A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.

Genres: Jessica Y. • Staff Picks

My so-called Bollywood life

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My So-called Bollywood Life - 2018

by Nisha Sharma

Summary: Betrayed by Raj, who she thought she was fated to marry, seventeen-year-old Winnie Mehta teams with fellow film fan Dev to get her life back on track and find her true soul mate.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Night Country

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The Night Country - 2020

by Melissa Albert

Summary: With Finch's help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother's dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland's survivors--and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and a way back home.

Genres: Fairy Tales, Legends & Mythology • Young Adult Fiction

Night of the Dragon (Original)

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Night Of The Dragon (Original) - 2020

by Julie Kagawa

Summary: Even with the combined skills of Kage Tatsumi and the demon Hakaimono inside of him, they both know that it may be impossible to overcome the evil forces that control the cursed sword that keep them trapped as one.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Nightshade

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Nightshade - 2020

by Anthony Horowitz

Summary: Teen spy Alex Rider is sent to a maximum security facility in Gibraltar to impersonate Julius Grief while seeking information about a new criminal organization called Nightshade.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Not even bones

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Not Even Bones - 2018

by Rebecca Schaeffer

Summary: Nita's mother hunts monsters and, after Nita dissects and packages them, sells them online, but when Nita follows her conscience to help a live monster escape, she is sold on the black market in his place.

Genres: Horror • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Not so pure and simple

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Not So Pure And Simple - 2020

by L R Giles

Summary: High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get closer to his long-term crush, Kiera.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Now entering Addamsville

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Now Entering Addamsville - 2019

by Francesca Zappia

Summary: Someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze. Everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora Novak, despite the fact she has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. Addamsville has a history of tragedy, and thirty years ago a similar string of fires left several townspeople dead. The arsonist was never caught. Teaming up with her cousin Artemis, an annoying self-proclaimed Addamsville historian, Zora must deal with a popular...  read more »

Genres: Humor • Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

Now that I've found you

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Now That I've Found You - 2020

by Kristina Forest

Summary: Following in the footsteps of her u¨berfamous grandma, eighteen-year-old Evie Jones is poised to be Hollywood's next big star. That is until a close friend's betrayal leads to her being blacklisted. Fortunately, Evie knows just the thing to save her floundering career: a public appearance with America's most beloved actress -- her grandma Gigi, aka Evelyn Conaway. The only problem? Gigi is a recluse who's been out of the limelight for almost twenty years. Days before Evie plans to present her...  read more »

Genres: Romance • Young Adult Fiction

Nowhere on Earth

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Nowhere On Earth - 2020

by Nick Lake

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Emily and her little brother Aidan are on board a plane bound for Anchorage. When the plane crashes, both kids and the pilot barely escape with their lives and are left to fight for survival in the Alaskan wilderness. But there is worse to come -- Emily and Aidan are being chased, and their shady, unknown pursuers are closing in. As the kids go on the run, Emily finds herself in greater danger than she could have imagined. Because nothing in her life is what it seems -- not even the things she holds dearest of all.

Genres: Action & Adventure • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Of curses and kisses

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Of Curses And Kisses - 2020

by Sandhya Menon

Summary: When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud by targeting Jaya Rao's little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds out she will be attending the same elite boarding school as Grey Emerson, and she knows what she must do: Make Grey fall in love with her and break his heart. His Lordship Grey Emerson is doomed once he turns eighteen -- thanks to an ancient curse by a Rao matriarch. When Jaya Rao bursts into his life, he can't shake the...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

One of Us Is Next

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One Of Us Is Next - 2020

by Karen M McManus

Summary: "A year after the Bayview four were cleared of Simon Kelleher's death, a new mystery has cropped up--a game with dangerous consequences that's targeting students at Bayview again. And if the creator isn't found soon, dangerous could prove deadly." --

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Only ashes remain

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Only Ashes Remain - 2019

by Rebecca Schaeffer

Summary: With her self-healing ability widely known, Nita's only chance for survival is to become too feared to be targeted again, starting with killing her betrayer, Fabricio.

Genres: Horror • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Ordinary Girls

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Ordinary Girls - 2019

by Blair Thornburgh

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Plum and her older sister Ginny find their relationship tested by family finances, personality differences, and the secrets they are keeping from each other.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Palace of silver

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Palace Of Silver - 2020

by Hannah West

Summary: Corruption, uprisings, and a massive threat to elicromancy bring new queens Glisette and Kadri to arms in this sequel to "Realm of Ruins."

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Paper Butterflies

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Paper Butterflies - 2017

by Lisa Heathfield

Summary: June; s life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark oneand a secret one. Not even her dad knows the truth, and she can; t find the words to tell anyone else. She; s trapped like a butterfly in a net. Then June meets Blister, a boy from a large, loving, chaotic family. In him, she finds a glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away. Because she deserves her freedom. Doesn; t she?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The paper girl of Paris

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The Paper Girl Of Paris - 2020

by Jordyn Taylor

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending the summer in Paris, but she isn't there for pastries and walks along the Seine. When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed. An apartment that has been locked for more than seventy years. Alice is determined to find out why the apartment was abandoned and why her grandmother never once mentioned the family she left behind when she moved to America after World War II. With the help of Paul, a...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Parachutes

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Parachutes - 2020

by Kelly Yang

Summary: They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the US while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California. Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what to do for the first time in her life. She soon embraces her newfound freedom, especially when the hottest and most...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Peas and Carrots

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Peas And Carrots - 2016

by Tanita S. Davis

Summary: A rich and memorable story from a Coretta Scott King honor award-winning author about a teenage foster girl looking for a place to call home. Dess knows that nothing good lasts. Disappointment is never far away, and that; s a truth that Dess has learned to live with. Dess; s mother; s most recent arrest is just the latest in a long line of disappointments, but this one lands her with her baby brother; s foster family. Dess doesn; t exactly fit in with the Carters. They; re so happy, so...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The perfect escape

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The Perfect Escape - 2020

by Suzanne Park

Summary: Told in two voices, Nate Jae-Woo Kim and Kate Anderson team up in a survivalist competition hoping the prize money will help his proud Korean family and enable her to pursue her dream of becoming an actress.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

A phoenix first must burn

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A Phoenix First Must Burn - 2020

Summary: Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen stories of fantasy, science fiction, and magic.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The piper's pursuit

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The Piper's Pursuit - 2019

by Melanie Dickerson

Summary: In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina reluctantly allies with the handsome but brash Steffan to protect herself and her city from formidable dangers -- missing children, hordes of rats, a marauding beast, and her devious stepfather, the town's mayor.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Plank; s Law

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Plank; S Law - 2017

by Lesley Choyce

Summary: Trevor has known since he was ten years old that he has Huntington; s disease, but at sixteen he is informed that he has one year to live. One day while he; s trying to figure stuff out, an old man named Plank finds him standing at a cliff by the ocean. It; s the beginning of an odd but intriguing relationship. Both Trevor and Plank decide to live by Plank; s Law, which is "just live." This means Trevor has to act on the things on his bucket list, like hanging out with real penguins, star in a...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The princess will save you

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The Princess Will Save You - 2020

by Sarah Henning

Summary: When her warrior father, King Sendoa, mysteriously dies, Princess Amarande of Ardenia is given what would hardly be considered a choice: marry a stranger at sixteen or lose control of her family's crown. But Amarande was raised to be a warrior -- not a sacrifice. In an attempt to force her choice, a neighboring kingdom kidnaps her true love, stable boy Luca. With her kingdom on the brink of civil war and no one to trust, she'll need all her skill to save him, her future, and her kingdom.

Genres: Fairy Tales, Legends & Mythology • Young Adult Fiction

Pulp

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Pulp - 2018

by Robin Talley

Summary: In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. It; s not easy being gay in Washington, DC, in the age of McCarthyism, but when she discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in Janet. As she juggles a romance she must keep hidden and a newfound ambition to write and publish her own story, she risks exposing herself—and Marie—to a danger all too real. Sixty-two years later, Abby...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Pumpkinheads

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Pumpkinheads - 2019

by Rainbow Rowell

Summary: This format is designed to be read on color devices and cannot be read on black-and-white e-readers . In Pumpkinheads , beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place—and a person—with no regrets. Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, all through high school,...  read more »

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels • Young Adult Fiction

Punching the air

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Punching The Air - 2020

by Ibi Aanu Zoboi

Summary: This is a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. "Boys just being boys" turns out to be true only when those boys are white. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he...  read more »

Genres: Crime • Poetry • Young Adult Fiction

The Queen's assassin

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The Queen's Assassin - 2020

by Melissa De la Cruz

Summary: The Queen's assassin is forced to take on a mysterious apprentice on his most dangerous mission yet, pulling them both into a vicious web of secrets and lies.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The queen's resistance

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The Queen's Resistance - 2020

by Rebecca Ross

Summary: Brienna is a mistress of knowledge and is beginning to settle into her role as the daughter of the once disgraced lord, Davin MacQuinn. Though she'd just survived a revolution that will return a queen to the throne, she faces yet another challenge: acceptance by the MacQuinns. But as Queen Isolde Kavanagh's closest confidant, she'll have to balance serving her father's House as well as her country. Then there's Aodhan Morgan, formerly known as Cartier E´variste, who is adjusting to the stark...  read more »

Genres: Historical • Young Adult Fiction

The Queen's rising

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The Queen's Rising - 2019

by Rebecca Ross

Summary: Born out of wedlock, Brienna is cast off by her noble family and sent to Magnolia House, a boarding house for those looking to study the passions: art, music, dramatics, wit and knowledge. As Brienna gets closer to the eve of her graduation, she also grows closer to her smart tutor, Cartier. But he can sense that she's hiding a secret.

Genres: Historical • Young Adult Fiction

Rage and ruin

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Rage And Ruin - 2020

by Jennifer L Armentrout

Summary: As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help -- the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led,...  read more »

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

The Raven Boys

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The Raven Boys - 2013

by Maggie Stiefvater

Summary: Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them -- not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He has it...  read more »

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Raybearer

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Raybearer - 2020

by Jordan Ifueko

Summary: Raised in isolation, Tarisai yearns for the closeness she could have as one of the Crown Prince's Council of 11, but her mother, The Lady, has magically compelled Tarisai to kill the Crown Prince.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Realm of ruins

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Realm Of Ruins - 2019

by Hannah West

Summary: Valory, an unlikely heroine and descendant of Bristal, must battle the effects of a dangerous, time-bending resurrection spell wreaking havoc on Nissera.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Rebel spy

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Rebel Spy - 2020

by Veronica Rossi

Summary: 1776. A shipwreck off her home in Grand Bahama Island presents an unthinkable opportunity for Frannie Tasker to escape her brutal stepfather. Assuming the identity of drowned Emmeline Coates, Frannie is rescued by a British merchant ship and sails with the crew to New York. For the next three years, Frannie lives a lie as Miss Coates, swept up in a courtship by a dashing British lieutenant. But after witnessing the darker side of the war, she realizes that her position gives her power. Soon she is risking everything to pass information on to George Washington's Culper spy ring as agent 355.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Red hood

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Red Hood - 2020

by Elana K Arnold

Summary: Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She's kept mostly to herself. She's been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou's past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods -- frightened, but not alone.

Genres: Literary Fiction • Young Adult Fiction

Relentless

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Relentless - 2016

by Tera Lynn Childs

Summary: Revenge is easy, but justice is worth fighting for... Kenna is tired of being lied to-and hunted by the very allies she once trusted. Unearthing the dark secrets of the superhero world has not only endangered her life, now her boyfriend faces execution for crimes he didn; t commit and her mother is being held captive in a secret governmental prison. Kenna is determined to stand up for what; s right and save those she loves from unspeakable fates. It; s time for the betrayal to end. It; s time...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Rules for being a girl

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Rules For Being A Girl - 2020

by Candace Bushnell

Summary: It starts before you can even remember: You learn the rules for being a girl. Marin has always been good at navigating these unspoken guidelines. A star student and editor of the school paper, she dreams of getting into Brown University. Marin's future seems bright -- and her young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. Beckett, is always quick to admire her writing and talk books with her. But when Bex takes things too far and comes on to Marin, she's shocked and horrified. Had she somehow led him...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Salty, bitter, sweet

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Salty, Bitter, Sweet - 2020

by Mayra Cuevas

Summary: After the death of her Cuban abuela and the divorce of her parents, Isabella Fields moves in with her dad and his new wife in France. There she feels like an outsider in her father's new life. The upside? Her father's house is located only 30 minutes away from the restaurant of world-famous Chef Pascal Grattard, who runs a prestigious and competitive international kitchen apprenticeship. The prize job at Chef Grattard's renowned restaurant also represents a transformative opportunity -- and Isabella is desperate to get her life back in order.

Genres: Romance • Young Adult Fiction

Say yes summer

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Say Yes Summer - 2020

by Lindsey Roth Culli

Summary: Before heading off to college in the fall, Rachel Walls decides to give in to the universe for the summer and say yes to everything, bringing her friendship, new experiences, and, if she lets her guard down, love.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Scavenge the Stars

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Scavenge The Stars - 2020

by Tara Sim

Summary: After Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she reinvents herself to seek revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Season of the Witch (the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Book 1)

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Season Of The Witch (the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Book 1) - 2019

by Sarah Rees Brennan

Summary: Sabrina Spellman has always studied magic and spells with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda. She's also attended Baxter High, hung out with her friends Susie and Roz, and gone to the movies with her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle. But turning sixteen means her world is about to change, and time is running out on her every day, normal world. Her cousin Ambrose suggests performing a spell to discover Harvey's true feelings. When a wood spirit interferes, the spell backfires in a big way. --

Genres: Horror • Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Seven endless forests

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Seven Endless Forests - 2020

by April Genevieve Tucholke

Summary: In this stand-alone companion novel to "The Boneless Mercies," the Cut-Queen and her band of shaven-skulled witches, The Hounds, are using their dark magic in an attempt to kill or convert everyone in Vorseland. Well, almost everyone. Seventeen-year-old Torvi and her younger sister, Frigga, are still fighting for goodness and light in a land covered in snow. But when the Cut-Queen captures Frigga, Torvi teams up with a band of new characters to rescue her sister or die trying. In this...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Shadows Between Us

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The Shadows Between Us - 2020

by Tricia Levenseller

Summary: Eighteen-year-old Alessandra Stathos, the second daughter of a minor nobleman, makes a plan to seduce, marry, and kill the king, then rule the world, and only love can stop her.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Shadowshaper Legacy (the Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3)

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Shadowshaper Legacy (the Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3) - 2020

by Daniel Jose Older

Summary: A war is brewing among the different Houses, some of Sierra's shadowshapers are still in jail, and the House of Shadow and Light has been getting threatening messages from whisper wraiths, and even though one spy was exposed Sierra is not quite sure who she can trust--but the deal with Death made by one of her ancestors has given her power, and she will need to control it and confront her family's past if she has any hope of saving the future.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Shatter the sky

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Shatter The Sky - 2019

by Rebecca Kim Wells

Summary: Maren, desperate to save her kidnapped girlfriend, plans to steal one of the emperor's dragons and storm the Aurati stronghold, but her success depends on becoming an apprentice to the emperor's mysterious dragon trainer, which proves to be a dangerous venture.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Shatter the Suns (Reprint)

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Shatter The Suns (Reprint) - 2019

by Caitlin Sangster

Summary: Sev must decode her mother's last words to find the cure to Sleeping Sickness before Dr. Yang can use it to blackmail people into submitting to his rule.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Shielded

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Shielded - 2020

by KayLynn Flanders

Summary: The kingdom of Ha´lendi is in trouble. It's losing the war at its borders, and rumors of a new, deadlier threat on the horizon have surfaced. Princess Jennesara knows her skills on the battlefield would make her an asset and wants to help, but her father has other plans. As the second-born heir to the throne, Jenna lacks the first born's -- her brother's -- magical abilities, so the king promises her hand in marriage to the prince of neighboring Turia in exchange for resources Ha´lendi needs....  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Shug

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Shug - 2006

by Jenny Han

Summary: A twelve-year-old girl learns about friendship, first loves, and self-worth in a small town in the South.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Sick Kids In Love

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Sick Kids In Love - 2019

by Hannah Moskowitz

Summary: Isabel has one rule: no dating. It; s easier— It; s safer— It; s better— —for the other person. She; s got issues. She; s got secrets. She; s got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid. He; s got a chronic illness Isabel; s never heard of, something she can; t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who; s a doctor. He; s gorgeous, fun, and...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Sisters of sword and song

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Sisters Of Sword And Song - 2020

by Rebecca Ross

Summary: Halcyon has been serving in the queen's army. When she reunited with her sister Evadne earlier than expected, Eva knows something has gone terribly wrong. Halcyon is on the run, hunted by her commander -- and charged with a terrible crime. Halcyon's life is spared, but she is sentenced to five years in the quarry and five years serving the family she wronged. Eva volunteers to serve part of the sentence, determined to absolve her sister.

Genres: Historical • Young Adult Fiction

Six angry girls

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Six Angry Girls - 2020

by Adrienne Kisner

Summary: Raina Petree is crushing her senior year, until her boyfriend dumps her, the drama club (basically) dumps her, the college of her dreams slips away, and her arch-nemesis triumphs. Things aren't much better for Millie Goodwin. Her father treats her like a servant, and the all-boy Mock Trial team votes her out, even after she spent the last three years helping to build its success. But then, an advice columnist unexpectedly helps Raina find new purpose in a pair of knitting needles and a...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

So this is love

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So This Is Love - 2020

by Elizabeth Lim

Summary: What if Cinderella never tried on the glass slipper? Unable to prove that she's the missing princess, and unable to bear life under Lady Tremaine any longer, Cinderella attempts a fresh start, looking for work at the palace as a seamstress. But when the Grand Duke appoints her to serve under the king's visiting sister, Cinderella becomes witness to a grand conspiracy to take the king -- and the prince -- out of power, as well as a longstanding prejudice against fairies, including Cinderella's...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

A song below water

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A Song Below Water - 2020

by Bethany C Morrow

Summary: In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers. Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family struggles, pitted against literal demons from her past. Together, these best friends must navigate through the perils of high school's junior year. But, everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice at the worst possible moment. Soon, nothing in Portland, Oregon, seems safe. To...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Sorry for Your Loss

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Sorry For Your Loss - 2019

by Jessie Ann Foley

Summary: From Printz Honor winner and Morris Award finalist Jessie Ann Foley comes a comitragic YA novel that will appeal to fans of Jandy Nelson and Jeff Zentner. As the youngest of eight, painfully average Pup Flanagan is used to flying under the radar. He; s barely passing his classes. His lets his longtime crush walk all over him. And he; s in no hurry to decide on a college path. The only person who ever made him think he could be more was his older brother Patrick. But that was before Patrick died...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The sound of stars

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The Sound Of Stars - 2020

by Alechia Dow

Summary: Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world's population. Seventeen-year-old Janelle "Ellie" Baker survives in an Ilori-controlled center in New York City. With humans deemed dangerously volatile because of their initial reaction to the invasion, emotional expression can be grounds for execution. Music, art and books are illegal, but Ellie breaks the rules by keeping a secret library. When a book goes...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Spin

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Spin - 2019

by Lamar Giles

Summary: When DJ ParSec (Paris Secord), rising star of the local music scene, is found dead over her turntables, the two girls who found her, Kya (her pre-fame best friend) and Fuse (her current chief groupie) are torn between grief for Paris and hatred for each other--but when the lack of obvious suspects stalls the investigation, and the police seem to lose interest, despite pressure from social media and ParSec's loyal fans, the two girls unite, determined to find out who murdered their friend.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Star daughter

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Star Daughter - 2020

by Shveta Thakrar

Summary: Sheetal Mistry, a rising high school junior who is half-star, half-human, must win a competition in the starry court to save her human father.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Star wars, galaxy's edge. Book 1, A crash of fate

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Star Wars, Galaxy's Edge. Book 1, A Crash Of Fate - 2019

by Zoraida Córdova

Summary: Izzy and Jules were childhood friends, climbing the spires of Batuu, inventing silly games, and dreaming of adventures they would share one day. Then, Izzy's family left abruptly, without even a chance to say goodbye. Izzy's life became one of constant motion, traveling from one world to the next, until her parents were killed and she became a low-level smuggler to make ends meet. Jules remained on Batuu, eventually becoming a farmer like his father, but always yearning for something more. Now,...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Star Wars, galaxy's edge. Book 2, Black spire

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Star Wars, Galaxy's Edge. Book 2, Black Spire - 2019

by Delilah S Dawson

Summary: After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower -- and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy's edge. A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues,...  read more »

Genres: Action & Adventure • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Star Wars. Queen's shadow

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Star Wars. Queen's Shadow - 2020

by E K Johnston

Summary: When Padme´ Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padme´ is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padme´ must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Step closer

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Step Closer - 2020

by Scott Cawthon

Summary: Pete lashes out at his younger brother in the wake of his parents' divorce, falling prey to a gruesome curse. Kasey struggles with the lengths she'll go to survive on the streets after stealing a pair of unusual novelty glasses. Samantha and her sister, Susie, struggle to exist side by side, desperate to connect after a horrific tragedy. But in the grim world of Five Nights at Freddy's, empty feelings often attract hungry monsters.

Genres: Horror • Occult & Supernatural • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

The stepping off place

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The Stepping Off Place - 2020

by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum

Summary: It's the summer before senior year. Reid is in the thick of Scofield High's in-crowd thanks to her best friend, Hattie, who has been her social oxygen since middle school. But summer is when Hattie goes to her family's Maine island home. Instead of sitting inside for eight weeks, waiting for her to return, Reid and their friend, Sam, enter into a pact -- to live it up, one party at a time. But days before Hattie is due home, Reid finds out the shocking news that Hattie has died by suicide....  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Storm and fury

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Storm And Fury - 2019

by Jennifer L Armentrout

Summary: Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow, who is losing her sight, has a well-kept secret. She can see and talk to the dead and must remain in a compound that is guarded by Wardens who are shape-shifting gargoyles. They must protect her from demons who want to capture her to take on her special powers. However, a new threat arrives, and Trinity joins forces with Zayne, a Warden from another clan, in order to save her family.

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Straight on Till Morning

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Straight On Till Morning - 2020

by Liz Braswell

Summary: What if Wendy first traveled to Never Land... with Captain Hook? Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling's life is not what she imagined it would be. The doldrums of an empty house after her brothers have gone to school, the dull parties where everyone thinks she talks too much, and the fact that her parents have decided to send her away to Ireland as a governess--it all makes her wish things could be different. Wendy's only real escape is in writing down tales of Never Land. After nearly meeting her...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Super adjacent

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Super Adjacent - 2020

by Crystal Cestari

Summary: Claire has always wanted to work with superheroes, from collecting Warrior Nation cards as a kid to drafting "What to Say to a Hero" speeches in her diary. Now that she's landed a coveted internship with the Chicago branch of Warrior Nation, Claire is ready to prove she belongs, super or not. But complicating plans is the newest WarNat hero, Girl Power (aka Joy), who happens to be egotistical and self-important and pretty adorable. Bridgette, meanwhile, wants out of WarNat. After years of...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Surviving the City

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Surviving The City - 2019

by Tasha Spillett-sumner

Summary: Tasha Spillett; s graphic novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, colonialism, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape – they; re so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez; s grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can; t stay with her anymore. With the threat of a...  read more »

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels • Young Adult Fiction

Talk nerdy to me

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Talk Nerdy To Me - 2020

by Tiffany Schmidt

Summary: When Eliza Gordon-Fergus, daughter of famous scientists and expert rule-follower, is challenged by class-clown Curtis Cavendish, she realizes he makes her want to break all the rules.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

There Will Come a Darkness

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There Will Come A Darkness - 2019

by Katy Rose Pool

Summary: The Age of Darkness approaches. Who will stop it... or unleash it? For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations-- until they disappeared a hundred years ago. All they left behind was one final prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world's salvation-- or the cause of its destruction. Will it be a prince exiled from his kingdom? A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand?...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

They Went Left

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They Went Left - 2020

by Monica Hesse

Summary: Zofia, a teenage Holocaust survivor, travels across post-war Europe as she searches for her younger brother and seeks to rebuild her shattered life.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

This boy

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This Boy - 2020

by Lauren Myracle

Summary: Paul Walden is not an alpha lobster, the hypermasculine crustacean king who intimidates the other male lobsters, beds all the lady lobsters, and "wins" at life. At least not according to the ego-bursting feedback he's given in his freshman seminar. But Paul finds a funny, faithful friend in Roby Smalls, and maybe -- oh god, please -- he's beginning to catch the interest of smart, beautiful Natalia Gutierrez. Cruising through high school as a sauced-out, rap-loving beta lobster suits Paul fine,...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

This is kind of an epic love story

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This Is Kind Of An Epic Love Story - 2019

by Kacen Callender

Summary: Nathan Bird doesn't believe in happy endings. Although he|s the ultimate film buff and an aspiring screenwriter, Nate|s seen the demise of too many relationships to believe that happy endings exist in real life. Playing it safe to avoid a broken heart has been his MO ever since his father died and left his mom to unravel -- but this strategy is not without fault. His best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And in a twist...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

This is my America

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This Is My America - 2020

by Kim Johnson

Summary: Every week Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time: her dad has only 267 days left. Then the police arrive in the night, and Tracy's older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a thug on the run, accused of killing a white girl. As Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike, she uncovers their Texas town's racist history. Will she prove her brother's innocence -- or cause her world to explode?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

This is my brain in love

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This Is My Brain In Love - 2020

by I W Gregorio

Summary: Rising high school juniors Jocelyn Wu and Will Domenici fall in love while trying to save the Wu family restaurant, A-Plus Chinese Garden.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

This Is Not the End

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This Is Not The End - 2017

by Chandler Baker

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Lake Devereaux must make an impossible choice in a future where resurrection is possible--but each person is only permitted to bring back a single loved one.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

This Light Between Us

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This Light Between Us - 2020

by Andrew Fukuda

Summary: In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki of Bainbridge Island, Washington, is horrified to discover that his new pen pal, Charlie Le´vy of Paris, France, is a girl, but in spite of his initial reluctance, their letters continue over the years and they fight for their friendship even as Charlie endures the Nazi occupation and Alex leaves his family in an internment camp and joins the Army.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Three things I know are true

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Three Things I Know Are True - 2020

by Betty Culley

Summary: Five months ago, Liv's big brother, Jonah, shot himself in the head. It was an accident. He didn't know that the gun was loaded. But the damage was done. Now he won't ever be leaving their small mill town like he planned. Jonah can't speak, can't walk, can't take care of himself at all. Their house is full of machines and nurses working around the clock to keep Jonah alive. Liv's mom is struggling to cope with the aftermath, so Liv ends up being the one to soothe Jonah when he gets agitated, to...  read more »

Genres: Poetry • Young Adult Fiction

Three Wishes (River of Time California, Book 1)

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Three Wishes (River Of Time California, Book 1) - 2016

by Lisa T. Bergren

Summary: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. BECAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT.Zara Ruiz is a normal California girl on the verge of graduating from high school and thinking about her dawning future. But when dusk brings a shattering loss—and she discovers a priceless object in the shallows of a tide pool—she is thrust a hundred-and-eighty years into the past. There she meets handsome ranchero Javier de la Ventura—who has big dreams and secret sorrows—along with his enchanting family, in a land that is at...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

A Throne for Sisters

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A Throne For Sisters - 2017

by Morgan Rice

Summary: "Morgan Rice; s imagination is limitless. In another series that promises to be as entertaining as the previous ones, A THRONE OF SISTERS presents us with the tale of two sisters (Sophia and Kate), orphans, fighting to survive in a cruel and demanding world of an orphanage. An instant success. I can hardly wait to put my hands on the second and third books!" —Books and Movie Reviews (Roberto Mattos) From #1 Bestseller Morgan Rice comes an unforgettable new fantasy series. In A THRONE FOR...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now

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Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now - 2018

by Dana L. Davis

Summary: "I; ve got seven days to come clean to my new dad. Seven days to tell the truth..." For sixteen-year-old Tiffany Sly, life hasn; t been safe or normal for a while. Losing her mom to cancer has her a little bit traumatized and now she has to leave her hometown of Chicago to live with the biological dad she; s never known. Anthony Stone is a rich man with four other daughters—and rules for every second of the day. Tiffany tries to make the best of things, but she doesn; t fit into her new...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The tiger at midnight

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The Tiger At Midnight - 2020

by Swati Teerdhala

Summary: Esha lost everything in the royal coup -- and as the legendary rebel known as the Viper, she's made the guilty pay. Now she's been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha. Kunal has been a soldier since childhood. His uncle, the general, has ensured that Kunal never strays from the path -- even as a part of Kunal longs to join the outside world, which has only been growing more volatile. When Esha and Kunal's paths cross one fated night, an...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Tigers, not daughters

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Tigers, Not Daughters - 2020

by Samantha Mabry

Summary: Three sisters in San Antonio are shadowed by guilt and grief over the loss of their oldest sister, who still haunts their house.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Time of our lives

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Time Of Our Lives - 2020

by Emily Wibberley

Summary: When two high school students with different ideas about their futures meet while touring colleges, they come to value each other's point of view, and an unexpected romance unfolds.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Today tonight tomorrow

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Today Tonight Tomorrow - 2020

by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Summary: Throughout the years both Rowan and Neil have been in competition with one another on everything from who has the best ideas for school functions to which one will be their graduating class's valedictorian. However, in the twenty-four hours left they have as high school students, the two learn they share something much deeper than a rivalry.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Traitor

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Traitor - 2020

by Amanda McCrina

Summary: In 1944, the Polish city of Lwo´w has been liberated from Germany but is caught among the insurgent armies of several countries and its resistance fighter; in this city, loyalty comes second to self-preservation. In order to eat, Tolya joins the Red Army but is rescued by Ukrainian freedom fighters after he murders a Soviet officer in the street. That doesn't mean he trusts them, though.

Genres: Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Trouble Never Sleeps

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Trouble Never Sleeps - 2019

by Stephanie Tromly

Summary: When Zoe gets an invitation to attend the Prentiss School in New York City, she wonders what will happen to her relationship with Digby after his sister's disappearance is solved.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

Tweet Cute

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Tweet Cute - 2020

by Emma Lord

Summary: "Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming - mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger's massive Twitter account. Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper's side. When he isn't trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin's shadow, he's busy working in his family's deli. His relationship with...  read more »

Genres: Romance • Young Adult Fiction

The twin

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The Twin - 2020

by Natasha Preston

Summary: After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up -- Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom's life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom's death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence -- the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn't know what to do. Ivy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they're...  read more »

Genres: Horror • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Tyler Johnson was here

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Tyler Johnson Was Here - 2018

by Jay Coles

Summary: When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next day Tyler is missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels, mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The unfortunates

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The Unfortunates - 2019

by Kim Liggett

Summary: After getting away with murder, Grant Tavish plans his own form of justice, but before he can act upon it a cave system collapse traps him and four other teenagers miles below the surface, where they soon discover that they aren't alone.

Genres: Horror • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Unravel the dusk

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Unravel The Dusk - 2020

by Elizabeth Lim

Summary: Maia Tamarin proved her skill as a tailor when she wove the dresses of the sun, the moon, and the stars, but it will take more than a beautiful gown to hide the darkness rising up within her in the sequel to Spin the Dawn.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

UnSouled

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UnSouled - 2014

by Neal Shusterman

Summary: After the destruction of the Graveyard, Connor and Lev are on the run, seeking a woman who may be the key to bringing down unwinding forever, while Cam, the rewound boy, tries to prove his love for Risa by bringing Proactive Citizenry to its knees.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

The Unstoppable Wasp

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The Unstoppable Wasp - 2020

by Sam Maggs

Summary: Bestselling author Sam Maggs brings Nadia Van Dyne (the Unstoppable Wasp) and her genius friends to life in an all-new original YA novel based on the world of The Unstoppable Wasp Marvel comics series. Nadia Van Dyne is new to this. New to being a Super Hero, new to being a real friend and stepdaughter (to one of the founding Avengers, no less), new to running her own lab, and new to being her own person, far, far away from the clutches of the Red Room—the infamous...  read more »

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels • Young Adult Fiction

The upside of falling

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The Upside Of Falling - 2020

by Alex Light

Summary: It's been years since seventeen-year-old Becca Hart believed in true love. But when her former best friend teases her for not having had a boyfriend, Becca impulsively pretends she's been secretly seeing someone. Brett Wells has it all. As captain of the football team and one of the most popular guys in his school, he should have no problem finding someone to date, but he's always been more focused on his future than who to bring to prom. When he overhears Becca's lie, Brett decides to step in...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The vanishing deep

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The Vanishing Deep - 2020

by Astrid Scholte

Summary: When the Great Waves destroyed Tempe's planet, its people had to learn to survive living on the water. Tempe dives daily into the ruins, scavenging for anything of value to trade for Notes: she's trying to buy her dead sister's life. For a price, the research facility on the island of Palindromena will revive the departed for twenty-four hours before returning them to death. Tempe wants answers: Elysea knew a secret about their parents' death. But once revived, Elysea's plans include freedom...  read more »

Genres: Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

The vanishing girl

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The Vanishing Girl - 2020

by Josephine Ruby

Summary: Daphne's best friend, Marcy -- who happens to be Velma's cousin -- goes missing. A century ago, there was a wave of disappearances in Crystal Cove, and many local people believe that supernatural forces were behind it. Now the whole town believes those same forces are back and up to no good.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Verona comics

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Verona Comics - 2020

by Jennifer Dugan

Summary: Told in two voices, cellist Jubilee and anxiety-ridden Ridley meet at a comic con where both of their families have booths, and begin a relationship they must hide from their parents.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Vicious spirits

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Vicious Spirits - 2020

by Kat Cho

Summary: Gu Miyoung is a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. She violated the rules of survival to rescue Jihoon and lost her fox bead, her gumiho soul. Following the deaths of Miyoung's mother, Yena, and Jihoon's grandmother, they might have a shot at normalcy with the support of their friend Lee Somin, and their frenemy, Junu. But Miyoung is getting sicker and sicker by the day: her lost fox bead has caused a tear between the world of the living and the...  read more »

Genres: Fairy Tales, Legends & Mythology • Young Adult Fiction

The voice in my head

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The Voice In My Head - 2019

by Dana Davis

Summary: For Indigo Phillips, life has always been about basking in the shadow of her identical twin, Violet -- the perfectly dressed, gentle, popular sister. The only problem the girls had in their lives was the occasional chaos that came with being part of the Phillips family brood. But when Violet becomes terminally ill and plans to die on her own terms via medically assisted death, Indigo spirals into desperation in her efforts to cope. That's when she begins to hear a mysterious voice -- a voice...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Voice in My Head

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The Voice In My Head - 2019

by Dana L. Davis

Summary: She can feel sorry for herself. Or she can listen...to the voice in her head. For Indigo Phillips, life has always been about basking in the shadow of her identical twin, Violet—the perfectly dressed, gentle, popular sister. The only problem the girls had in their lives was the occasional chaos that came with being part of the Phillips family brood. But when Violet becomes terminally ill and plans to die on her own terms via medically assisted death, Indigo spirals into desperation in her...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Voices

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Voices - 2019

by David Elliott

Summary: "David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death in a fiery, evocative novel-in-verse." --

Genres: Biographical • Historical • Poetry • Young Adult Fiction

The Waning Age

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The Waning Age - 2019

by S E Grove

Summary: "The time is now. The place is San Francisco. The world is filled with adults devoid of emotion and children on the cusp of losing their feelings--of "waning"--when they reach their teens. Natalia Pen~a has already waned. So why does she love her little brother with such ferocity that, when he's kidnapped by a Big Brother-esque corporation, she'll do anything to get him back? From the New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Sentence comes this haunting story of one determined girl who...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

War and speech

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War And Speech - 2020

by Don Zolidis

Summary: Sydney is determined to sabotage the elitist speech team at her new school until she starts falling for the team's star member and sees she has a chance of shedding her "loser" status.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Warrior's Curse (the Traitor's Game, Book 3), Volume 3

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The Warrior's Curse (the Traitor's Game, Book 3), Volume 3 - 2020

by Jennifer A Nielsen

Summary: The battle for control of Antora continues, and Simon and Kestra have been forced apart; Kestra is a prisoner in the cursed All Spirits Forest where Loelle wants her to use her growing power to heal the land and bring it back to life, while Simon has been made king of the Halderians, but is surrounded by men whose loyalty is uncertain and who fear his connection to Kestra of the hated Dallisor family, and the evil Lord Endrick.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Watch Us Rise

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Watch Us Rise - 2019

by Rene Watson

Summary: "This stunning book is the story I; ve been waiting for my whole life; where girls rise up to claim their space with joy and power." —Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Speak "An extraordinary story of two indomitable spirits." —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling co-author of All American Boys and Tradition "Timely, thought-provoking, and powerful." —Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin; Newbery Honor and...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

We are the perfect girl

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We Are The Perfect Girl - 2019

by A E Kaplan

Summary: Aphra is bold and outgoing. Bethany is achingly beautiful. Together these BFF have what it takes to win over Greg D'Agostino, who happens to be fluent in six languages -- seven if you count the language of smoldering gazes. Bethany goes on dates with Greg while Aphra coaches her on what to say, and texts him in the guise of Bethany, trying and failing, all the while, to tamp down her own hopeless crush. The question is: What will happen when Greg finds out? And can Aphra and Bethany's friendship survive the fallout?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

We regret to inform you

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We Regret To Inform You - 2018

by A E Kaplan

Summary: Mischa Abramavicius is a walking, talking, top-scoring, perfectly well-rounded college application in human form. When all of her college applications are rejected -- even her safety school -- she is shocked and devastated. Grappling with the prospect of an uncertain future, she begins to believe that her transcript was hacked. With the help of her best friend and sometimes crush, Nate, and a group of eccentric techies known as "The Ophelia Syndicate," Mischa launches an investigation that will shake the quiet community of Blanchard Prep to its stately brick foundations.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

We unleash the merciless storm

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We Unleash The Merciless Storm - 2020

by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Summary: On the other side of Medio's border wall, the oppressed class fights for freedom and liberty, sacrificing what little they have to become defenders of the cause. Carmen Santos is one of La Voz's best soldiers: she spent years undercover, but now, with her identity exposed and the island on the brink of a civil war, Carmen returns to La Voz's headquarters. There she must reckon with her beloved leader, who is under the influence of an aggressive new recruit, and with the devastating news that...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

We used to be friends

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We Used To Be Friends - 2020

by Amy Spalding

Summary: James (a girl with a boy's name) and Kat have been a pair since kindergarten. But by graduation, they're no longer friends. As James prepares to head off to college, her parents announce they're getting a divorce. Kat thinks about being newly in love with her first girlfriend, and becoming the person she's meant to be. Are they growing apart, or is this just a temporary low in their friendship?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

We were liars

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We Were Liars - 2018

by E Lockhart

Summary: A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends -- the Liars -- whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

What I like about me

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What I Like About Me - 2020

by Jenna Guillaume

Summary: The last thing sixteen-year-old Maisie Martin thought she'd be doing over vacation is entering a beauty pageant. Not when she's spent most of her life hiding her body from everyone. Not when her Dad is AWOL and her gorgeous older sister has returned to rock Maisie's already shaky confidence. And especially not when her best friend starts flirting with the boy she's always loved. But Maisie's got something to prove. As she writes down all the ways this vacation is going from bad to worse in her...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

When We Were Magic

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When We Were Magic - 2020

by Sarah Gailey

Summary: When Alexis accidentally kills a classmate on prom night using magic, her best friends Roya, Iris, Paulie, Marcelina, and Maryam join in using their powers to try to set things right.

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

When You Were Everything

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When You Were Everything - 2020

by Ashley Woodfolk

Summary: You can't rewrite the past, but you can always choose to start again. It's been twenty-seven days since Cleo and Layla's friendship imploded. Nearly a month since Cleo realized they'll never be besties again. Now Cleo wants to erase every memory, good or bad, that tethers her to her ex-best friend. But pretending Layla doesn't exist isn't as easy as Cleo hoped, especially after she's assigned to be Layla's tutor. Despite budding friendships with other classmates -- and a raging crush on a...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Where dreams descend

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Where Dreams Descend - 2020

by Janella Angeles

Summary: In a magic competition to find the next headliner for the Conquering Circus, tricks become dangerous, rival magicians mysteriously disappear, and ambitious showgirl Kallia, her nightclub manager Jack, and competition judge Daron are forced to face their deepest secrets.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Where the World Ends

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Where The World Ends - 2019

by Geraldine McCaughrean

Summary: In the summer of 1727, Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food, and only the end of the world can explain why no boat returns to collect them.

Genres: Action & Adventure • Young Adult Fiction

Wicked as You Wish

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Wicked As You Wish - 2020

by Rin Chupeco

Summary: Many years ago the magical kingdom of Avalon was left desolate, encased in ice when evil Snow Queen waged war. The refugees of Avalon -- including Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family -- are stuck in Arizona. His friend, Tala Warnock, knows his secret -- and has a few of her own. The appearance of the Firebird -- Avalon's deadliest weapon -- reignites the refugees' desire to journey back to Avalon. But the Snow Queen, powerful but long thought dead, wants nothing more than to take the Firebird's magic for her own.

Genres: Fairy Tales, Legends & Mythology • Young Adult Fiction

Wicked fox

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Wicked Fox - 2019

by Kat Cho

Summary: Gu Miyoung is a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. The modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt. After feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. She violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead -- her gumiho soul -- in the process. Jihoon saw her nine tails, but he's drawn to her anyway. Their tenuous friendship blossoms into...  read more »

Genres: Fairy Tales, Legends & Mythology • Young Adult Fiction

Woven in moonlight

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Woven In Moonlight - 2020

by Isabel Ibañez

Summary: Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena's motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight. When Atoc demands the real Condesa's hand in marriage, it's Ximena's duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc's no...  read more »

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Yes No Maybe So

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Yes No Maybe So - 2020

by Becky Albertalli

Summary: Jamie Goldberg, who chokes when speaking to strangers, and Maya Rehrman, who is having the worst Ramadan ever, are paired to knock on doors and ask for votes for the local state senate candidate.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

You should see me in a crown

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You Should See Me In A Crown - 2020

by Leah Johnson

Summary: Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed Midwestern high school, after all, her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died. Instead she has concentrated on her grades and her musical ability in the hopes that it will win her a scholarship to elite Pennington College and their famous orchestra where she plans to study medicine. But when that scholarship falls through she is forced to turn to her school's...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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