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10 blind dates

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10 Blind Dates - 2019

by Ashley Elston

Summary: "Sophie wants one thing for Christmas--a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship. Cue devastation. Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents' house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family...  read more »

Genres: Family Life • Young Adult Fiction

All-American Muslim girl

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All-American Muslim Girl - 2019

by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Summary: Allie Abraham is a straight-A student, with good friends and a close-knit family. She's dating cute, popular, and sweet Wells Henderson-- whose father is Jack Henderson, America's most famous conservative shock jock. Allie hasn't told Wells that her family is Muslim. It's not a secret, it's just that her parents don't practice and raised her to keep her Islamic heritage to herself. As Allie witnesses ever-growing Islamophobia in her small town and across the nation, she begins to study her...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Allies

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Allies - 2019

by Alan Gratz

Summary: It is June 6, 1944, D-Day, and Dee Carpenter (true name Dietrich Zimmermann), an underage private in the United States Army, is headed for Omaha Beach, seeking revenge for his uncle, who was arrested by Nazis when Dee was a little boy; meanwhile, Samira Zidano, an eleven-year old French-Algerian girl is looking for the French resistance, desperate to deliver the message that the invasion is about to begin, and get their help in freeing her mother--this is the most important day of the twentieth century, and both children want to fight, and survive.

Genres: Historical • Young Adult Fiction

Angel mage

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Angel Mage - 2019

by Garth Nix

Summary: Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, summoning angels and forcing them to do her bidding. More than a century has passed since she crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. She emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and determined to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara. Most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were...  read more »

Genres: Romance • Young Adult Fiction

Bang!

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Bang! - 2007

by Sharon G Flake

Summary: A teenage boy must face the harsh realities of inner city life, a disintegrating family, and destructive temptations as he struggles to find his identity as a young man.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The beautiful

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The Beautiful - 2019

by Renee Ahdieh

Summary: In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soire´es and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's...  read more »

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

Begging for change

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Begging For Change - 2018

by Sharon G Flake

Summary: In this sequel to Money Hungry, once-homeless Raspberry Hill vows never to end up on the streets again. To Raspberry money equals security and balance, and she's determined to do anything to achieve it. But when a troubled neighborhood teenager attacks her mother and Raspberry's drug-addicted father returns, Raspberry becomes desperate for her life to change and ends up doing the unthinkable, potentially ruining her friendships and losing her self-respect along the way. Will Raspberry accept that nothing good comes of bad money? Or is she destined to follow in her father's footsteps?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Bid my soul farewell

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Bid My Soul Farewell - 2019

by Beth Revis

Summary: Told in two voices, Grey hopes to revitalize plague-ravaged Lunar Island, but knows that his alliance with the emperor threatens his love for necromancer Nedra, who wants to keep her revenant sister with her even as she tries to free the souls of the dead.

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

The blood of Olympus

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The Blood Of Olympus - 2019

by Rick Riordan

Summary: Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen -- all of them -- and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood -- the blood of Olympus -- in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman...  read more »

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

Butterfly yellow

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Butterfly Yellow - 2019

by Thanhha Lai

Summary: In the final days of the Vißt Nam War, Hlng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. When Linh is ripped from her arms, Hlng is left behind in the war-torn country. Six years later, Hlng is now in Texas as a refugee. She doesn't know how she will find the little brother until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her. Reunited with Linh, she realizes he doesn't remember her, their family, or Vißt Nam. Her heart is crushed, but she will do anything to bridge the gap.

Genres: Family Life • Historical • Young Adult Fiction

Call down the hawk

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Call Down The Hawk - 2019

by Maggie Stiefvater

Summary: Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality. Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed.

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Capturing the devil

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Capturing The Devil - 2019

by Kerri Maniscalco

Summary: Audrey Rose and Thomas are on the hunt for the depraved, elusive killer known as the White City Devil. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse has them fighting to stay one step ahead of the brilliant serial killer--or see their fateful romance cut short by unspeakable tragedy.

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

Children of virtue and vengeance

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Children Of Virtue And Vengeance - 2019

by Tomi Adeyemi

Summary: After Ze´lie and Amari bring magic back to the land of Ori¨sha, the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Ori¨sha, forcing Ze´lie to fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

City of ghosts

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City Of Ghosts - 2018

by Victoria Schwab

Summary: Ever since her near-fatal drowning, Cassidy has been able to pull back the "Veil" that separates the living from the dead and see ghosts, not that she wants to, and she was really looking forward to a ghost-free summer at the beach; however her parents are going to start filming a TV series about the world's most haunted places, starting with Edinburgh with its graveyards, castles, and restless phantoms--and Cass and her personal ghost companion, Jacob, are about to find out that a city of old ghosts can be a very dangerous place indeed.

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Cold as marble

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Cold As Marble - 2019

by Zoe Aarsen

Summary: "McKenna's mission to save her friends from their predicted deaths continues in the second installment in the Light as a Feather series that's perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!" --

Genres: Horror • Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

The color of the sun

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The Color Of The Sun - 2019

by David Almond

Summary: "One hot summer morning, only weeks after his father's death, Davie steps out his front door into the familiar streets of the Tyneside town that has always been his home. But this seemingly ordinary day takes on an air of mystery and tragedy as the residents learn that a boy has been killed. Despite the threat of a murderer on the loose, Davie turns away from the gossip and sets off toward the sunlit hill above town, where the real and imaginary worlds begin to blur around him. As he winds his...  read more »

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

Cracking the bell

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Cracking The Bell - 2019

by Geoff Herbach

Summary: Football saved Isaiah's life, giving him structure and discipline after his sister's death tore his family apart. When he suffers a concussion on the field, Isaiah wonders what his life would look without football. All his friends are on the team, and Isaiah knows they can't win without him. There's also the scholarship offer from Cornell, which is only on the table if he keeps playing. And without football, what would keep his family together? Now Isaiah must decide how much he's willing to...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The curse of the king

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The Curse Of The King - 2016

by Peter Lerangis

Summary: Chronicles the adventures of Jack McKinley and his friends as they face their greatest challenge yet -- the long-lost Statue of Zeus.

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

Cursed

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Cursed - 2019

by Thomas Wheeler

Summary: "Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave. That is, until Red Paladins slaughter her entire village, and Nimue's fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people's only hope." --

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

Dead moon rising

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Dead Moon Rising - 2019

by Caitlin Sangster

Summary: "There's only one thing strong enough to unite people who have been fighting for years, and Sev holds the key to it inside her mind. If she can't reach the cure in time, there may not be anyone left to save." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Deadly little scandals

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Deadly Little Scandals - 2019

by Jennifer Barnes

Summary: While spending a summer at the family lake house, eighteen-year-old Sawyer finally learns the full truth about her complicated family.

Genres: Family Life • Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

The diviners

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The Diviners - 2017

by Libba Bray

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Dragon Pearl

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Dragon Pearl - 2019

by Yoon Ha Lee

Summary: "Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces." --

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

The end and other beginnings

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The End And Other Beginnings - 2019

by Veronica Roth

Summary: A collection of six short stories imagines future lands with new technologies and beings, where in spite of advanced capabilities, people still must confront deeply human problems.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Short Stories • Young Adult Fiction

Fallen

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Fallen - 2016

by Lauren Kate

Summary: Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Luce is sent to a Savannah, Georgia, reform school where she meets two intriguing boys and learns the truth about the strange shadows that have always haunted her.

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Romance • Young Adult Fiction

Find me

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Find Me - 2019

by Tahereh Mafi

Summary: Collects two novellas in the "Shatter Me" series, including "Shadow Me," where Kenji tries to balance his friendship with Juliette with his responsibilities as a leader of the resistance.

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

The fire keeper

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The Fire Keeper - 2019

by Jennifer Cervantes

Summary: Zane Obispo faces an impossible choice--to save other godborns like himself from the angry gods, or rescue his father, Hurakan, from his eternal prison.--

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

The fourth closet

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The Fourth Closet - 2018

by Scott Cawthon

Summary: "What really happened to Charlie? It's the question that John can't seem to shake, along with the nightmares of Charlie's seeming death and miraculous reappearance. John just wants to forget the whole terrifying saga of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, but the past isn't so easily buried. Meanwhile, there's a new animatronic pizzeria opening in Hurricane, along with a new rash of kidnappings that feel all too familiar. Bound together by their childhood loss, John reluctantly teams up with Jessica,...  read more »

Genres: Horror • Young Adult Fiction

The Fowl twins

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The Fowl Twins - 2019

by Eoin Colfer

Summary: One week after their eleventh birthday, the Fowl twins-- scientist Myles, and Beckett, the force of nature-- befriend a troll who has clawed his way through the earth's crust to the surface. Unfortunately the troll is being chased by a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, who both need the magical creature for their own gain, as well as a fairy-in-training who has been assigned to protect him. As the trio get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened and killed (temporarily),...  read more »

Genres: Action & Adventure • Young Adult Fiction

Frankly in love

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Frankly In Love - 2019

by David Yoon

Summary: "High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love--or himself--at all." --

Genres: Family Life • Romance • Young Adult Fiction

Full disclosure

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Full Disclosure - 2019

by Camryn Garrett

Summary: Simone Garcia-Hampton is starting over at a new school, making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles. The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she's HIV-positive, because last time things got ugly. As Simone and Miles start going out, as shy kisses escalate into much more, she knows she has to tell him that she's positive. But she's terrified of how he'll react. When she finds an anonymous note in her locker that threatens to expose her, she begins to wonder if the only way to rise above is to face the haters head-on. --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Game changer

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Game Changer - 2018

by Tom Greenwald

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma fighting for his life after an unspecified football injury at training camp. His family and friends flock to his bedside to support his recovery--and to discuss the events leading up to the tragic accident. Was this an inevitable result of playing a violent sport, or was something more sinister happening on the field that day? Told in an innovative, multimedia format combining dialogue, texts, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and...  read more »

Genres: Family Life • Sports • Young Adult Fiction

The gender end

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The Gender End - 2017

by Bella Forrest

Summary: The conclusion to Violet and Viggo's journey and to the Gender game series.

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

The grace year

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The Grace Year - 2019

by Kim Liggett

Summary: In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds; that their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac. That is why they're banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive. Tierney James dreams of a society that doesn't pit friend against friend or woman against woman. She fears the brutal elements, the poachers in the woods, men who are...  read more »

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

The Guinevere deception

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The Guinevere Deception - 2019

by Kiersten White

Summary: Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom's borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution-- send in Guinevere to be Arthur's wife... and his protector from those who want to see the young king's idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere's real name-- and her true identity-- is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot. Arthur's knights believe they are strong enough to...  read more »

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

The haunted

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The Haunted - 2019

by Danielle Vega

Summary: To evade her manipulative ex-boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Hendricks' family moves to small-town New York, where she joins the popular crowd, but only her outcast neighbor, Eddie, can help chase vindictive ghosts from her new house.

Genres: Horror • Occult & Supernatural • Young Adult Fiction

Have a little faith in me

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Have A Little Faith In Me - 2019

by Sonia Hartl

Summary: When CeCe's born again boyfriend, Ethan, dumps her after they have sex, she follows him to Jesus camp in order to win him back. She brings her best friend Paul with because he knows more about Jesus. But Ethan already has a new girlfriend, a True Believer at that. CeCe ropes Paul into faking a relationship. As she begins to question whether Ethan is really the nice guy he seemed she must confront the truth about the night she lost her virginity. --

Genres: Humor • Romance • Young Adult Fiction

Hero

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Hero - 2019

by Michael Grant

Summary: While the Rockborn Gang tries to outmaneuver a new supervillain created by meteorite shrapnel, Malik investigates the Dark Watchers and the possibility that their reality is advanced, elaborate simulation.

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

Hope is our only wing

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Hope Is Our Only Wing - 2019

by Rutendo Tavengerwei

Summary: After her journalist-father's mysterious death in 2008, fifteen-year-old Shamiso must leave England for boarding school in Zimbabwe, where she and Tanyaradzwa, who is fighting cancer, form an unexpected friendship.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The how & the why

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The How & The Why - 2019

by Cynthia Hand

Summary: "Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for; they've given Cass a life she wouldn't trade for the world. She has everything she needs--but she has questions, too. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can't answer, no matter how much they love her. But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for. Alternating between Cass's search for answers and letters from...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

I hope you get this message

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I Hope You Get This Message - 2019

by Farah Naz Rishi

Summary: News stations across the country are reporting mysterious messages that Earth has been receiving from a planet--Alma--claiming to be its creator. If they're being interpreted correctly, in seven days Alma will hit the kill switch on their "colony" Earth. True or not, for teenagers Jesse Hewitt, Cate Collins, and Adeem Khan, the prospect of this ticking time bomb will change their lives forever. Jesse, who has been dealt one bad blow after another, wonders if it even matters what happens to the...  read more »

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

I'm a gay wizard

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I'm A Gay Wizard - 2019

by V S Santoni

Summary: Johnny and his best friend, Alison, pass their summer holidays dabbling in magic. What harm could come from lighting a few candles and chanting a few spells? When they cause an earthquake that shakes Chicago to its core, they draw the attention of the Marduk Institute, dedicated to fostering the talents of young wizards. Told they can never return to their previous lives, the two adapt to a new world shimmering with monsters, fraternities, and cute boys like Hunter and Blake. But when they're...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

In the hall with the knife

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In The Hall With The Knife - 2019

by Diana Peterfreund

Summary: "When a storm strikes at Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school nestled in the woods of Maine, a motley crew of students--including Beth 'Peacock' Picach, Orchid McKee, Vaughn Green, Sam 'Mustard' Maestor, Finn Plum, and Scarlet Mistry--are left stranded on campus with their headmaster. Hours later, her body is found hanging in the conservatory and it's very clear her death was no suicide. With this group of students who are all hiding something, nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a motive for murder." --

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Jackpot

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Jackpot - 2019

by Nic Stone

Summary: "When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she and her popular and wildly rich classmate, Zan can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Juliet takes a breath

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Juliet Takes A Breath - 2019

by Gabby Rivera

Summary: "Juliet, a self-identified queer, Bronx-born Puerto Rican-American, comes out to her family to disastrous results the night before flying to Portland to intern with her feminist author icon--whom Juliet soon realizes has a problematic definition of feminism that excludes women of color." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The last true poets of the sea

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The Last True Poets Of The Sea - 2019

by Julia Drake

Summary: Inspired loosely by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, teenaged Violet is shipped off to Maine after her brother's hospitalization, where she searches for the lost shipwreck that her great-great grandmother survived and for answers about her family's long struggle with mental illness, all while falling in love.

Genres: Romance • Young Adult Fiction

The liars of Mariposa Island

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The Liars Of Mariposa Island - 2019

by Jennifer Mathieu

Summary: "Every year, summer begins when the Callahans arrive on Mariposa Island. That's when Elena Finney gets to escape her unstable, controlling mother by babysitting for their two children. And the summer of 1986 promises to be extra special when she meets J.C., the new boy in town, whose kisses make Elena feel like she's been transported to a new world. Joaquin Finney can't imagine why anyone would want to come to Mariposa Island. He just graduated from high school and dreams about going to...  read more »

Genres: Family Life • Historical • Young Adult Fiction

Light it up

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Light It Up - 2019

by Kekla Magoon

Summary: Told from multiple viewpoints, Shae Tatum, an unarmed, thirteen-year-old black girl, is shot by a white police officer, throwing their community into upheaval and making it a target of demonstrators.

Genres: Crime • Young Adult Fiction

The lightning thief

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The Lightning Thief - 2005

by Rick Riordan

Summary: After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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

Little white lies

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Little White Lies - 2019

by Jennifer Barnes

Summary: Eighteen-year-old Sawyer accepts her estranged grandmother's bribe to live with her for a year, participate in the d?butante season and ball, and possibly meet the father she has never known.

Genres: Family Life • Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

Lovely, dark, and deep

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Lovely, Dark, And Deep - 2018

by Justina Chen

Summary: Teenager Viola Li and her sister Roz are selling bean buns at a science fiction gathering in Seattle when she suddenly collapses--she wakes up in the hospital to find that somehow she has developed an extreme case of photosensitivity (so bad that even ordinary lights can cause blisters), and somehow, in her senior year of high school, she has to craft a new life that will still include journalism school, activism, and the new guy who caught her as she fell.

Genres: Family Life • Young Adult Fiction

The magnolia sword

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The Magnolia Sword - 2019

by Sherry Thomas

Summary: When her ailing father is conscripted to fight invaders from the north, Mulan dresses as a man to take his place in the army. Chosen for an elite team under the command of the princeling, they cross the Great Wall to face the enemy beyond. An old enemy and an attraction for her troop's commander complicate her mission. -- adapted from jacket

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

The maple murders

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The Maple Murders - 2019

by Micol Ostow

Summary: During the Riverdale Revels festival, Archie, Betty, Jughead, and Veronica find out that the dark roots of the Town with Pep go even deeper than they could have imagined.

Genres: Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

The mark of Athena

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The Mark Of Athena - 2019

by Rick Riordan

Summary: "The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land--Greece itself--to find the Doors of Death." --

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

A match made in mehendi

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A Match Made In Mehendi - 2019

by Nandini Bajpai

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole -- matchmakers -- with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children. When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the "gift." But Simi is an artist, and she doesn't want to have anything to do with relationships, helicopter parents, and family drama. That is, until she realizes this might be just the thing to improve her and...  read more »

Genres: Romance • Young Adult Fiction

The melting sea

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The Melting Sea - 2013

by Erin Hunter

Summary: "Toklo, Kallik, Lusa, and Yakone trek onward toward the Melting Sea, the site of Kallik's traumatic cubhood--and prepare to be separated for the first time since their journey began." --

Genres: Action & Adventure • Young Adult Fiction

Missing, presumed dead

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Missing, Presumed Dead - 2019

by Emma Berquist

Summary: "With a touch, Lexi can sense how and when someone will die. Some say it's a gift. But to Lexi it's a curse--one that keeps her friendless and alone. All that changes when Lexi foresees the violent death of a young woman, Jane, outside a club. Jane doesn't go to the afterlife quietly. Her ghost remains behind, determined to hunt down her murderer, and she needs Lexi's help. In life, Jane was everything Lexi is not--outgoing, happy, popular. But in death, all Jane wants is revenge. Lexi will do...  read more »

Genres: Occult & Supernatural • Thrillers • Young Adult Fiction

Money hungry

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Money Hungry - 2019

by Sharon G Flake

Summary: All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The moon is a harsh mistress

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The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress - 2018

by Robert A Heinlein

Summary: "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress rose from the golden age of science fiction to become an undisputed classic--and a touchstone for the philosophy of personal responsibility and political freedom. A revolution on a lunar penal colony--aided by a self-aware supercomputer--provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will--themes that resonate just as strongly today as they did when the novel was first published." --

Genres: Action & Adventure • Classics • James G. • Science Fiction & Fantasy • Staff Picks • Young Adult Fiction

My hero academia

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My Hero Academia - 2019

by Kōhei Horikoshi

Summary: "Midoriya and the rest of Class A will be cohabitating once they move into their new dormitory, Heights Alliance. Class president Midoriya, who hopes to become as spectacular a hero as his brother, will have to lead class and enforce law and order during their dorm days." --

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

The never tilting world

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The Never Tilting World - 2019

by Rin Chupeco

Summary: "After an ancient prophecy is betrayed, a world ruled by a long line of goddesses is split in two--one half in perpetual day, and the other in an endless night--and two young twin goddesses set out on separate and equally dangerous journeys to the Breach that divides them, hoping to save their broken world." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

OtherLife

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OtherLife - 2019

by Jason Segel

Summary: "Simon, Kat, Busara, and Elvis know too much about the Company's dark secrets and the real-life consequences its technology is capable of. To save humanity and shut it down forever though, Simon must first survive the most harrowing trial yet--OtherLife--the next phase of gaming, and a complete reality reboot." --

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Our wayward fate

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Our Wayward Fate - 2019

by Gloria Chao

Summary: The only Asian person at her school in Plainhart, Indiana, Ali Chu ignores the clueless racism from her classmates and teachers. When Chase Yu's family arrives in town, Ali tries to ignore the 'they belong together' whispers, but they develop a friendship rooted in competitive martial arts, joking in two languages, and, most importantly, pushing back against the discrimination they face. When Ali's mom forces her to end the friendship, she uncovers secrets about her family and Chase that force her to question everything she thought she knew about life, love, and her unknowable future. --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Out of Salem

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Out Of Salem - 2019

by Hal Schrieve

Summary: "Genderqueer fourteen-year-old Z Chilworth has to adjust quickly to their new status as a zombie after waking from death from a car crash that killed their parents and sisters. Always a talented witch, Z now can barely perform magic and is rapidly decaying. Faced with rejection from their remaining family members and old friends, Z moves in with Mrs. Dunnigan, an elderly witch and befriends Aysel, a loud would-be-goth classmate who is, like Z, a loner. As Z struggles to find a way to repair the...  read more »

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

Patron saints of nothing

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Patron Saints Of Nothing - 2019

by Randy Ribay

Summary: Jay Reguero learns that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened. He travels to the Philippines, hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death. Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth -- and the part he played in it. --

Genres: Crime • Mystery & Detective • Young Adult Fiction

Pet

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Pet - 2019

by Akwaeke Emezi

Summary: There are no monsters anymore. In the city of Lucille, Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their lives. Then Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood. Pet has come to hunt a monster-- and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist? --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Pinned

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Pinned - 2014

by Sharon G Flake

Summary: Adonis is smart, intellectually gifted and born without legs; Autumn is strong, a great wrestler, and barely able to read in ninth grade--but Autumn is attracted to Adonis and determined to make him a part of her life whatever he or her best friend thinks.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The prom

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The Prom - 2019

by Saundra Mitchell

Summary: Emma Nolan wants only one thing before she graduates: to dance with her girlfriend at the senior prom. But in her small town of Edgewater, Indiana, that's like asking for the moon. Alyssa Greene is her high school's "it" girl: popular, head of student council, and daughter of the PTA president. She also has a secret. She's been dating Emma for the last year and a half. When word gets out that Emma plans to bring a girl as her date, it stirs a community-wide uproar that spirals out of control....  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The queen of nothing

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The Queen Of Nothing - 2019

by Holly Black

Summary: "As the exiled Queen of Faerie, Jude must travel back to Elfhame to help her twin sister, Taryn, and uncover how to break a dark curse threatening the whole Faerie world." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Rated

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Rated - 2019

by Melissa Grey

Summary: Societies thrive on order, and the Rating System is the ultimate symbol of organized social mobility. The higher your rating soars, the more valued you are. The lower it plummets, the harder you must work to improve yourself. For the students at the prestigious Maplethorpe Academy, every single thing they do is reflected in their ratings, updated continuously and available for all to see. But when an act of vandalism sullies the front doors of the school, it sets off a chain reaction that will...  read more »

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Rebel

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Rebel - 2019

by Marie Lu

Summary: Eden Wing has been living in his brother's shadow for years. Even though he's a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing's little brother. A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he'd rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters...  read more »

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

Rogue heart

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Rogue Heart - 2019

by Axie Oh

Summary: Living safe and anonymous after the Battle of Neo Seoul, telepath Ama does not expect to be approached by a resistance group to help expose a government experiment similar to the one she successfully fled. Once she accepts, however, her assignments get more dangerous until she finds herself manipulating the mind of the boy she once loved and was betrayed by, so she can unseat him as commander of the Alliance.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

The rules and regulations for mediating myths & magic

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The Rules And Regulations For Mediating Myths & Magic - 2017

by F T Lukens

Summary: "Desperate to pay for college, Bridger Whitt is willing to overlook the peculiarities of his new job--entering via the roof, the weird stacks of old books and even older scrolls, the seemingly incorporeal voices he hears from time to time--but it's pretty hard to ignore being pulled under Lake Michigan by ... mermaids? Worse yet, this happens in front of his new crush, Leo, the dreamy football star who just moved to town. Fantastic. When he discovers his eccentric employer Pavel Chudinov is an...  read more »

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

Rules for vanishing

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Rules For Vanishing - 2019

by Kate Alice Marshall

Summary: "Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy's game isn't for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose.... Sara's sister disappeared one year ago--and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy's road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it's real, and she's going to find it....  read more »

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

The sacrifice box

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The Sacrifice Box - 2019

by Martin J Stewart

Summary: Once united by a glorious summer spent together, five teenagers are haunted years later by a broken oath and an ancient ritual.

Genres: Historical • Horror • Young Adult Fiction

Scars like wings

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Scars Like Wings - 2019

by Erin Stewart

Summary: One year after the fire that claimed her parents' and cousin's lives and left her severely disfigured, sixteen-year-old Ava faces the return to high school.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Screenshot

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Screenshot - 2018

by Donna D Cooner

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Skye Matthews is always careful with her social media accounts, but when her friend Asha posts an embarrassing video of Skye at a sleepover her perfect reputation and her dream of a summer internship with the Colorado senator is endangered--someone took a screenshot before the video was deleted and is threatening to share the photo online, unless Skye does whatever they ask.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The silent thaw

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The Silent Thaw - 2019

by Erin Hunter

Summary: "ThunderClan's leader, Bramblestar, has been behaving erratically after losing one of his nine lives, and suspicion is quickly spreading across Clan borders. And when a strange apparition sparks unrest in SkyClan and ShadowClan, each warrior must decide where their allegiances lie--with their Clan, or the warrior code itself." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Slay

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Slay - 2019

by Brittney Morris

Summary: Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the few Black kids at Jefferson Academy. At home she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian persona's in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. When a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, the game is labeled a racist, exclusionist, violent hub for thugs and criminals. No one knows Kiera is the game developer-- until an anonymous troll infiltrates the...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The speed of falling objects

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The Speed Of Falling Objects - 2019

by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Summary: An exceptional new novel about falling down, risking everything and embracing what makes us unique. Danger "Danny" Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else's needs. She's certain that her mom's bitterness and her TV star father's absence are her fault. If only she were more--more athletic, charismatic,...  read more »

Genres: Action & Adventure • Young Adult Fiction

Star Wars. Force collector

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Star Wars. Force Collector - 2019

by Kevin Shinick

Summary: Karr is a teenage boy: he goes to school, helps his parents, likes speeders and droids. But when he touches certain objects he gets searing headings and blacks out, or has visions of people and places he doesn't know. He sets out to discover what connection his mysterious Force powers have to the fabled Jedi-- and what the Force has in store for him. Accompanied by his droid companion, RZ-7, and Maize, a new girl at school, his adventure will take him from Utapau to Takodana and beyond. --

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Starsight

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Starsight - 2019

by Brandon Sanderson

Summary: "All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true--he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them. Spensa is sure there's more to the story. And she's sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the...  read more »

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

The storm runner

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The Storm Runner - 2018

by Jennifer Cervantes

Summary: To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.

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

Supernova

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Supernova - 2019

by Marissa Meyer

Summary: "All's fair in love and anarchy... Supernova, the epic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer's thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City." --

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

Sword art online. Book 10, Alicization running

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Sword Art Online. Book 10, Alicization Running - 2017

by Reki Kawahara

Summary: Kirito and Eugeo's journey to become Integrity Knights takes them to the imperial swordcraft academy, where they must train to become two of the top twelve seats in the class to have a hope of seeing Alice again.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Sword art online. Book 11, Alicization turning

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Sword Art Online. Book 11, Alicization Turning - 2017

by Reki Kawahara

Summary: "Two years into Kirito and Eugeo's quest to reach the Central Cathedral, the pair have finally become elite disciples at the North Centoria Imperial Swordcraft Academy. Now all that's left to do is train for the next tournament, build their relationships with their trainee pages, and do so without violating the Taboo Index. But just because this peaceful world is governed by law and order doesn't mean evil can't fester below the surface...and when it comes time to choose between the rules and what's right, Kirito and Eugeo discover the darker secrets of the Underworld." --

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Sword art online. Book 8, Early and late

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Sword Art Online. Book 8, Early And Late - 2016

by Reki Kawahara

Summary: "The game of death took its toll on every player in a different way--when one turns up dead on the fifty-seventh floor, the game is afoot, and it is up to Asuna and Kirito to crack the case--also the story of how Kirito got his Excalibur sword in Alfheim." --

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Sword art online. Book 9, Alicization beginning

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Sword Art Online. Book 9, Alicization Beginning - 2016

by Reki Kawahara

Summary: "Kirito and Sinon's battle with Death Gun is over, but mere weeks later, something strange is afoot in the next-generation VRMMO ALfheim Online. A new duelist with a custom sword skill is defeating all comers--including Kirito. But when Asuna goes to face this duelist, she receives something she never expected: an invitation to an exclusive guild. But what is their goal?" --

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all

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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All - 2019

by Laura Ruby

Summary: When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary - just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. That's why she is not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphans, two young, unwanted women doing...  read more »

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

The toll

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The Toll - 2019

by Neal Shusterman

Summary: "In the highly anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy, dictators, prophets, and tensions rise. In a world that's conquered death, will humanity finally be torn asunder by the immortal beings it created? Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the...  read more »

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Trickster's queen

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Trickster's Queen - 2017

by Tamora Pierce

Summary: Aly fails to foresee the dangers that await as she uses her magic to safeguard Dova and her younger siblings, despite knowing that her thirteen-year-old charge might be queen of the Copper Isles when the colonial rulers are defeated.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Vengeance

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Vengeance - 2018

by Brian Falkner

Summary: "In this explosive conclusion to the series, readers will finally get to discover the fate of our planet. Will Earth forces be defeated and the Bzadians rule forever or will humankind be victorious? Or will the conflict result in the destruction of the planet?" --

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

Verify

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Verify - 2019

by Joelle Charbonneau

Summary: When Meri Beckley looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels pride in the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the governor presides. But when her mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother's state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world with a history she didn't know existed. Faced with a choice between accepting the 'truth' or embracing a world the government doesn't want anyone to see, the wrong words can get Meri killed.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

War girls

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War Girls - 2019

by Tochi Onyebuchi

Summary: In 2172, when much of the world is unlivable, sisters Onyii and Ify dream of escaping war-torn Nigeria and finding a better future together but are, instead, torn apart.

Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Young Adult Fiction

Wayward son

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Wayward Son - 2019

by Rainbow Rowell

Summary: "Simon Snow is back and he's coming to America! The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after... So why can't Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light... That's how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

We have always lived in the castle

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We Have Always Lived In The Castle - 2006

by Shirley Jackson

Summary: We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.

Genres: Literary Fiction • Young Adult Fiction

What I leave behind

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What I Leave Behind - 2018

by Alison McGhee

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Will spends most of his days the same way: Working at the Dollar Only store, trying to replicate his late father's famous cornbread recipe, and walking the streets of Los Angeles. Will started walking after his father committed suicide, and three years later he hasn't stopped. But there are some places Will can't walk by: The blessings store with the chest of 100 Chinese blessings in the back, the bridge on Fourth Street where his father died, and his childhood friend Playa's...  read more »

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

When the stars lead to you

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When The Stars Lead To You - 2019

by Ronni Davis

Summary: After Ashton broke Devon's heart, she focused on preparing for her future as an astrophysicist but Ashton's appearance on the first day of her senior year forces her to revisit their magical summer together.

Genres: Romance • Young Adult Fiction

Who put this song on?

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Who Put This Song On? - 2019

by Morgan Parker

Summary: "17-year-old Morgan is a black teen triumphantly figuring out her identity when her conservative town deems depression as a lack of faith, and blackness as something to be politely ignored." --

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Ziggy, Stardust & me

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Ziggy, Stardust & Me - 2019

by James Brandon

Summary: 1973. The Watergate hearings are in full swing. The Vietnam War is still raging. And homosexuality is still officially considered a mental illness. Jonathan Collins, a bullied, anxious, asthmatic kid, is alone aside from an alcoholic father and his sympathetic neighbor and friend Starla. In his imagination his hero, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, and dead relatives guide him through the rough terrain of his life. In this alternate reality Jonathan can be a completely normal boy-- not a boy who...  read more »

Genres: Romance • Young Adult Fiction
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