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The light between worlds


The light between worlds - 2018

by Laura E Weymouth

Summary: Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter... and were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge. When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed -- except themselves. Overcome with longing, Ev is desperate to return no matter what it takes. Philippa is determined to find a place in this world, and moves to America to escape the...  read more »

A darkling plain


A darkling plain - 2018

by Philip Reeve

Summary: London is a radioactive ruin. But Tom and Wren discover that the old predator city hides an awesome secret that could bring an end to the war. But as they risk their lives in its dark underbelly, time is running out. Alone and far away, Hester faces a fanatical enemy who possesses the weapons and the will to destroy the entire human race.The final book in the Mortal Engines series, Philip Reeve's A Darkling Plain is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. The major motion picture based on the Mortal Engines book series will be coming from MRC and Universal in 2018.

Wrath of the dragon king


Wrath of the dragon king - 2018

by Brandon Mull

Summary: Seth and Kendra, newly appointed caretakers of Wyrmroost, soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when the dragons, led by Celebrant, rebel.

Part of your world


Part of your world - 2018

by Liz Braswell

Summary: What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula? It's been five years since the infamous sea witch defeated the little mermaid ... and took King Triton's life in the process. Ariel is now the voiceless queen of Atlantica, while Ursula runs Prince Eric's kingdom on land. But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world--and a prince--she never imagined she would see again. --

Infernal devices


Infernal devices - 2018

by Philip Reeve

Summary: In the distant future, when fifteen-year-old Wren Natsworthy, bored with life in Anchorage, steals an Old-Tech book for a Lost Boy, she sets off a sequence of events that leads her parents, Tom and Hester, back into battle with old enemies and new.

The storyteller


The storyteller - 2018

by Traci Chee

Summary: "Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard's clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms. The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy--Archer--and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety. The Guard has already stolen her mother, her father, and her Aunt Nin. Sefia would sooner die than let them take anymore from her--especially the boy she loves. But...  read more »



Spectacle - 2017

by Rachel Vincent

Summary: "When their coup of Metzger's Menagerie is discovered, Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage Spectacle, a private collection of "exotic wildlife." Specializing in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style creature hunts and living party favors, the Spectacle's owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be granted--for the right price. But...  read more »

Monstrous devices


Monstrous devices - 2018

by Damien Love

Summary: Alex, nearly thirteen, flees with his grandfather across snowy Europe to escape the human and mechanical assassins that pursue them, trying to retrieve a powerful object.

Love à la mode


Love à la mode - 2018

by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Summary: High school juniors Rosie Radeke and Henry Yi, both enrolled in an elite cooking program in Paris, must balance rivalry and romance.

Children of Jubilee


Children of Jubilee - 2018

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Summary: Kiandra Watanaboneset reluctantly takes charge when she, her brothers Enu and Edwy, and some young friends are captured by Enforcers and sent to a prison on the planet Zacadi.

Where she fell


Where she fell - 2018

by Kaitlin Ward

Summary: Teenager Eliza and her friends are going to explore a cave near their upstate New York home, but first her friends insist on dragging her to Drowner's Swamp, a bog legendary for its dangerous sinkholes, and a place which her mother has frequently warned her about; Eliza does not want to go, and when the earth opens up and swallows her she finds herself in a system of caves--and what she finds living there is strange and dangerous beyond anything the legends could conjure up.



Fury - 2018

by Rachel Vincent

Summary: After a nationwide slaughter of cryptids in the past, Delilah and her brother escape from their captivity, but Delilah, who is now pregnant and on the run, is trying to protect her baby as she still tries to help other cryptids survive and reunite.

Queen of air and darkness


Queen of air and darkness - 2018

by Cassandra Clare

Summary: While the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and focus on saving the world of Shadowhunters before the parabatai curse destroys everyone.

All that I can fix


All that I can fix - 2018

by Crystal Chan

Summary: "In Makersville, Indiana, people know all about fifteen-year-old Ronney--he's from that mixed-race family with the dad who tried to kill himself, the pill-popping mom, and the genius kid sister. Can Ronney figure out a way to hold it together as all his worlds fall apart?" --



Mirage - 2018

by Somaiya Daud

Summary: "In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry; she dreams of having adventures, and traveling beyond her isolated home. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped and brought to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is to become a body double for the hated princess Maram." --

The reckoning of Noah Shaw


The reckoning of Noah Shaw - 2018

by Michelle Hodkin

Summary: Noah Shaw doesn't think he needs his father's inheritance... but he does. Noah believes there's something off about the suicides in his visions... and there is. Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer... but he does not. Everyone thought the nightmare had ended with Mara Dyer's memoirs, but it was only the beginning. As old skeletons are laid bare, alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken... and no one will be left unscarred. --

Darius the Great is not okay


Darius the Great is not okay - 2018

by Adib Khorram

Summary: "Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He's a Fractional Persian -- half, his mom's side -- and his first ever trip to Iran is about to change his life. Darius has never really fit in at home, and he's sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn't exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next...  read more »



Half-witch - 2018

by John Schoffstall

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Lizbet and witch girl Strix embark upon a perilous quest where the fates of Lizbet's father and Heaven are at stake.

The smoke thieves


The smoke thieves - 2018

by Sally Green

Summary: The fates of teens Tasha, Catherine, Ambrose, and March, whose lives would never intersect, are intertwined in a war between kingdoms.

Mariam Sharma hits the road


Mariam Sharma hits the road - 2018

by Sheba Karim

Summary: Three Pakistani-American teenagers, on a trip through the land of pork ribs, mechanical bulls, and Confederate flags. It's going to be quite an adventure. The summer after her freshman year of college, Mariam is looking forward to working and hanging out with her best friends: irrepressible and beautiful Ghazala, and religious but closeted Umar. But when a scandalous photo of Ghaz appears on a billboard in Times Square, Mariam and Umar come up with a plan to rescue her from her furious parents....  read more »

The axe of Sundering


The axe of Sundering - 2017

by Mark Forman

Summary: Wizard-in-training Alex Taylor must help his mentor Whalen track down Whalen's nephew Jabez who was once being trained by Whalen but who now has chosen a path into dark magic.

To be honest


To be honest - 2018

by Maggie Ann Martin

Summary: After Savannah's sister goes off to college, her mom is constantly pressuring Savvy to be mindful of what she eats. As if senior year wasn't bad enough! Savvy's mother's obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her own appearance on an extreme weight-loss show. Then Savvy meets George, the new kid at school, who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears. --

A room away from the wolves


A room away from the wolves - 2018

by Nova Ren Suma

Summary: Teenage Bina runs away to New York City's Catherine House, a young women's residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history and dark secrets, where she is drawn to her mysterious downstairs neighbor Monet.

Here to stay


Here to stay - 2018

by Sara Farizan

Summary: When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.

21 Proms


21 Proms - 2007

Summary: A collection of twenty-one stories about proms, the dates, and expectations.

500 Words or Less


500 Words or Less - 2018

by Juleah del Rosario

Summary: High school senior Nic, seventeen, tries to salvage her tattered reputation by helping her Ivy League-obsessed classmates with college admission essays and finds herself in the process.

6th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Where NO Secrets Are Kept


6th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Where NO Secrets Are Kept - 2015

by Ms. Essynce E. Moore

Summary: In Middle School: Friends are separated ... Hearts get crushed ... And the noises never end ... Balancing Essynce Couture (my business) and school work, huh ... Middle School ... When you're in school you do a lot more than learn Math, Science, and things in that such ... You learn some secrets that are just too juicy to hold ... But can your "friends" manage to keep your secrets too? Also, can your teachers handle the class? Introducing the true story of MY 6th grade year!!! XOXO, Essynce --

7th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Oh Essynce, if only you could see the future...


7th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Oh Essynce, if only you could see the future... - 2016

by Essynce E. Moore

Summary: "If you would have told me a year ago that I would develop a crush on one of the guys in my school, my friends would randomly just start dating one-another, or I would shave the side of my head I would...probably believe the last one. But that's not the point, the point is this year in middle school was nothing I'd predicted and this is coming from me, the girl who always says, "Expect the unexpected." But sometimes we just don't see these things coming and when they do come we have no choice but to live in the moment and let life come at us." --

8th Grade Middle School Chronicles: The year that changed everything...


8th Grade Middle School Chronicles: The year that changed everything... - 2017

by Essynce E. Moore

Summary: "6th grade was child's play. 7th grade was a taste of what was to come. But 8th grade, was the year that changed everything. That includes me, my "friends," and the Middle School Chronicle Series. It was one of the most memorable, educating, and heartbreaking years of my life. A school year I will never forget! A story that you may not want to remember. I bring you the trilogy in the Middle School Chronicle Series, 8th Grade Middle School Chronicles, the true story of my 8th grade year!" --

9 From the Nine Worlds


9 From the Nine Worlds - 2018

by Rick Riordan

Summary: The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds. Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan's unique take on Norse mythology. While Magnus is off visiting his cousin, Annabeth, his friends find themselves in some sticky, hairy, and smelly situations as they try to outwit moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods. Can they stave off Ragnarok at least until Magnus gets back?



Archenemies - 2018

by Marissa Meyer

Summary: As Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew face escalating crime in Gatlon City, covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also their feelings for each other.



Archenemies - 2018

by Marissa Meyer

Summary: The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times- bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles. Now a New York Times Bestseller! Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But they each other; s worst nightmare. Nova; s double life is about to get a lot more complicated: As Insomnia, she is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. She works with Adrian; s...  read more »

Ask Me No Questions


Ask Me No Questions - 2007

by Marina Budhos

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Nadira, her sister, and their parents leave Bangladesh for New York City, but the expiration of their visas and the events of September 11, 2001, bring frustration, sorrow, and terror for the whole family.

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge


The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge - 2018

by M.T. Anderson

Summary: "Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom -- from which no elf has returned alive in more than a hundred years. Brangwain's host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is delighted to show Brangwain around. They should be the best of friends, but a series of extraordinary double crosses, blunders, and cultural...  read more »

Avalon High


Avalon High - 2007

by Meg Cabot

Summary: Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.



Avenged - 2017

by Amy Tintera

Summary: With the romance of The Selection and the epic stakes of Red Queen, Amy Tintera; s New York Times-bestselling Ruined trilogy continues with the thrilling young adult fantasy Avenged. Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory. But their fight has only begun. Olivia is determined to destroy everyone who acts against Ruina. Em isn; t as sure. Ever since Em posed...  read more »

Bestest. Ramadan. Ever.


Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. - 2011

by Medeia Sharif

Summary: No pizza. No boyfriend. (No life.) Okay, so during Ramadan, we; re not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset. For one whole month. My family does this every year, even though I; ve been to a mosque exactly twice in my life. And it; s true, I could stand to lose a few pounds. (Sadly, my mom; s hotness skipped a generation.) But is starvation really an acceptable method? I think not. Even worse, my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute...  read more »

Black Wings Beating


Black Wings Beating - 2018

by Alex London

Summary: The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists. Brysen strives to be a great falconer--while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She's nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe. Together the twins...  read more »

Blanca & Roja


Blanca & Roja - 2018

by Anna-Marie McLemore

Summary: "The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they're also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan. But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans' spell intertwines with the...  read more »

The Boneless Mercies


The Boneless Mercies - 2018

by April Genevieve Tucholke

Summary: Four female mercenaries known as Boneless Mercies, weary of roaming Vorseland, ignored and forgotten until they are needed for mercy killings, decide to seek glory by going after a legendary monster in this reimagining of Beowulf.

The Boy Next Door


The Boy Next Door - 2002

by Meggin Cabot

Summary: Gossip columnist and single New York City girl Mel lives in the most exciting place in the world, yet she's bored with her love life. But things get interesting fast when the old lady next door is nearly murdered. Mel starts paying closer attention to her neighbors--what exactly is going on with the cute boy next door? Has Mel found the love of her life--or a killer?

Bridge of Clay


Bridge of Clay - 2018

by Markus Zusak

Summary: THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as "the kind of book that can be life-changing." "One of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time into another family; s experience in the most profound way." — The Washington Post "Mystical and loaded with heart, it; s another gorgeous tearjerker from a rising master of them."...  read more »



Crash - 2015

by Eve Silver

Summary: As her dad and best friend lie dying in the hospital, Miki and Jackson prepare for the final mission that, hopefully, will win the Game before the walls between the real world and the deadly Game come crashing down.

Crown of Thunder


Crown of Thunder - 2018

by Tochi Onyebuchi

Summary: "Taj has escaped Kos, but Queen Karima will go to any means necessary--including using the most deadly magic--to track him down." --

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein


The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein - 2018

by Kiersten White

Summary: There; s no better gift for the holidays than this monster of a New York Times bestseller! "Exquisitely disturbing," raves internationally bestselling author Stephanie Garber of this stunning and dark reimagining of Frankenstein . Elizabeth Lavenza hasn; t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who...  read more »

Darkness Hidden


Darkness Hidden - 2015

by Zoe Marriott

Summary: Zoe Marriott; s inventive, Japanese-inflected urban fantasy raises the stakes in a sweeping second installment. Against all odds, Mio has defeated the evil Nekomata and seen her love, Shinobu, restored to life. But in the wake of the battle, Mio; s unsettling connection to the katana —an ancient sword her family has been compelled to guard for generations—has grown more frightening. And now the Underworld has sent the Shikome—foul women whose feathers carry death—to...  read more »

Did I Mention I Miss You?


Did I Mention I Miss You? - 2016

by Estelle Maskame

Summary: A year after Eden last spoke to her stepbrother, Tyler, she returns to Santa Monica and finds him there, determined to rekindle their romance.

Dream Country


Dream Country - 2018

by Shannon Gibney

Summary: "Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people from one African American family chasing an elusive dream across centuries and continents. Gibney conjures an ambitious, sinuous novel from a family tree twisted to its breaking point by slavery and colonialism but ultimately held together by hope and determination." --

Dream Country


Dream Country - 2018

by Shannon Gibney

Summary: "Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people from one African American family chasing an elusive dream across centuries and continents. Gibney conjures an ambitious, sinuous novel from a family tree twisted to its breaking point by slavery and colonialism but ultimately held together by hope and determination." --



Dry - 2018

by Neal Shusterman

Summary: A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive. The drought--or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it--has been going on for a while now. Everyone's lives have become an endless list of don'ts: don't water the lawn, don't fill up your pool, don't take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into...  read more »



Edge - 2015

by M. E. Kerr

Summary: These fifteen short stories by a writer the New York Times Book Review has called "one of the grand masters of young adult fiction" capture our fears, yearnings, loneliness, self-doubts, and universal need for love and acceptance M. E. Kerr; s pioneering young adult literature has gained a devoted following for fearlessly breaking rules and confronting conformity. In Edge , her trademark gifts of pulling apart relationships, exposing real emotion, and conveying what it means to grow up are on...  read more »

Emperor Mage


Emperor Mage - 2009

by Tamora Pierce

Summary: Sent to Carthak as part of the Tortallan peace delegation, Daine finds herself in the middle of a sticky political situation. She doesn; t like the Carthaki practice of keeping slaves, but it; s not her place to say anything -- she; s just there to heal the emperor; s birds. It; s extremely frustrating! What; s more, her power has grown in a mysterious way. As the peace talks stall, Daine puzzles over Carthak; s two-faced Emperor Ozorne. How can he be so caring with his birds and so cruel to...  read more »

Eve of Man: Eve of Man Trilogy, Book 1


Eve of Man: Eve of Man Trilogy, Book 1 - 2018

by a€Z Giovanna Fletcher Tom Fletcher

Summary: All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past. But at sixteen it's time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She's always accepted her fate. Until she meets Bram. Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom. But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?

Faerie Wars


Faerie Wars - 2004

by Herbie Brennan

Summary: Troubled by family problems, Henry finds his life taking a whole new dimension when he and his friend, old Mr. Fogarty, become involved with Prince Pyrgus Malvae who has been sent from the faerie world in order to escape the treacherous Faeries of the Night.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - 2018

by J. K. Rowling

Summary: At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald; s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again,...  read more »

For a Muse of Fire


For a Muse of Fire - 2018

by Heidi Heilig

Summary: Jetta's family is the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick-- a trade secret, they say. In truth, Jetta uses the forbidden old ways to bind the souls of the recently departed to the puppets with her blood. When the family earns a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, they hear rumors the Mad King has a spring that cures his ills. Now Jetta will face decisions that she never imagined-- and safety seems far away. --

Four Three Two One


Four Three Two One - 2018

by Courtney Stevens

Summary: A year after witnessing nineteen people killed in a bus bombing, the four survivors of the tragic event take a road trip back to the same city block that it happened, encountering lies, secrets, and healing along the way.

Fresh Ink: An Anthology


Fresh Ink: An Anthology - 2018

Summary: "An anthology featuring award-winning diverse authors about diverse characters. Short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play explore such topics as gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty, and range in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance." --

The Girl with the Red Balloon


The Girl with the Red Balloon - 2017

by Katherine Locke

Summary: When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she; s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie; s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.

Give the Dark My Love


Give the Dark My Love - 2018

by Beth Revis

Summary: A young alchemist turns to dark magic when a deadly plague sweeps through her homeland in this epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis. Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island; s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn; t...  read more »

Give the Dark My Love


Give the Dark My Love - 2018

by Beth Revis

Summary: Told in two voices, seventeen-year-old alchemy student Nedra turns to dark magic when a deadly plague sweeps through her homeland leaving her new friend, Grey, to pull her from the darkness.

The Giver


The Giver - 2018

by Lois Lowry

Summary: Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

The Golden Tower


The Golden Tower - 2018

by Holly Black

Summary: As Callum begins his final year at the Magisterium, he is estranged from most of his friends and a furtive darkness haunts him.

Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel


Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel - 2018

by A. W. Jantha

Summary: "Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens. Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds...  read more »

Hole in the Middle


Hole in the Middle - 2018

by Kendra Fortmeyer

Summary: For every reader who grew up loving R.J. Palacio; s Wonder comes a hilarious, heartbreaking, and magical YA debut about what it means to accept the body you; re given. What if the empty space was what made you whole? Morgan Stone was born with a hole in her middle: a perfectly smooth, sealed, fist-sized chunk of nothing near her belly button. After seventeen years of hiding behind lumpy sweaters and a smart mouth, she; s fed up with keeping her secret. On the dance floor one night, she decides...  read more »

Home and Away


Home and Away - 2018

by Candice Montgomery

Summary: Tasia is a senior with great friends and a supportive family, and she even plays football as the only girl on her private high school's team. A mystery surrounding her mother makes Tasia wonder about her identity. She tries to unravel the lies that have taken over her life.

I Am Still Alive


I Am Still Alive - 2018

by Kate Alice Marshall

Summary: "This tense wire of a novel thrums with suspense. . . . [this book] just might be the highlight of your summer."– The New York Times Cheryl Strayed; s Wild meets The Revenant in this heart-pounding story of survival and revenge in the unforgiving wilderness. After: Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn; t act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive—for now. Before: Jess hadn; t seen her...  read more »



Instinct - 2015

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Summary: Being a teen is never easy... Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters-another day in the life of sixteen-year-old Nick Gautier-and those are just his friends. But now that he; s accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that; s hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race....  read more »

Iron River


Iron River - 2018

by Daniel Acosta

Summary: When twelve-year-old Manny Maldonado and his friends find a hobo's body near the train tracks that run through their tight-knit San Gabriel valley community, a police officer tries to pin the murder on them.

Keeping You a Secret


Keeping You a Secret - 2007

by Julie Anne Peters

Summary: National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters delivers a moving, modern classic love story with a "coming out" theme—now with a fresh, redesigned cover! With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least, it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece and Holland have undeniable feelings for each other, but how will others react to...  read more »

Kingdom of Ash


Kingdom of Ash - 2018

by Sarah J. Maas

Summary: Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas; s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius; s journey from slave to king; s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . . Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture....  read more »

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy


The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy - 2018

by Mackenzi Lee

Summary: A year after a whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind: avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. But the administrators, see men as the sole guardians of science. When a doctor she idolizes marries an friend of hers in Germany, Felicity believes he could change her future. A mysterious young woman will pay Felicity's way, if Felicity will let her travel along-- as her...  read more »

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes


A Land of Permanent Goodbyes - 2018

by Atia Abawi

Summary: A powerful novel of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria, masterfully told by a journalist who witnessed the crisis firsthand. In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family . . . until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. His life is destroyed. And those who have survived are left to figure out their uncertain future. Tareq; s family knows that to continue to stay alive, they must leave. As they travel as refugees from Syria to Turkey to Greece, facing danger...  read more »

The Lantern; s Ember


The Lantern; s Ember - 2018

by Colleen Houck

Summary: A bold and ghostly stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck, with all the moodiness of Sleepy Hollow and all the romance her fans love. Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme. Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It; s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every...  read more »

The Leading Edge of Now


The Leading Edge of Now - 2018

by Marci Lyn Curtis

Summary: A sexual assault survivor seeks to find her truth, face her truth and speak her truth. Grace once spent the best summers of her life in New Harbor. Now that she; s returned, though, the place just reminds her of all she; s lost: her father, her best friend, her boyfriend and any memory of the night that changed her forever. People say the truth will set you free, but Grace isn; t sure about that. Once she starts looking for it, the truth about that night is hard to find—and what happens...  read more »

Light Years


Light Years - 2018

by Kass Morgan

Summary: Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system after centuries of exclusivity. Hotshot pilot Vesper, an ambitious Tridian citizen, dreams of becoming a captain--but when she loses her spot to a brilliant, wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, it makes her question everything she thought she knew. Growing up on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can get to...  read more »

The Lightning Thief


The Lightning Thief - 2010

by Rick Riordan

Summary: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that; s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy; s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Book #1 in the NYT best-selling series, with cover art from the feature film, The Lightning Thief.

Listen to Your Heart


Listen to Your Heart - 2018

by Kasie West

Summary: When Kate Bailey lets her best friend, Alana, talk her into joining their high school's podcast she did not expect to find herself as the host, or to enjoy answering calls and giving advice on the air, but she is actually pretty good at it--but when she gets an anonymous call from a boy (possibly Diego Martinez) about his secret feelings for a girl (probably Alana) she is faced with a problem, because she is developing feelings for Diego herself.

Losing the Field


Losing the Field - 2018

by Abbi Glines

Summary: The fourth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Field Party series—a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pick-up trucks—from USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines. Tallulah Liddell had been defined by her appearance for as long as she could remember. Overweight and insecure, she preferred to fly under the radar, draw as little attention to herself so no one can hurt her. The only boy who did seem to ever notice her was her longtime crush, Nash Lee. But when he...  read more »

Lucky T


Lucky T - 2007

by Kate Brian

Summary: Carrie Fitzgerald is the luckiest girl: She is the only sophomore on the varsity basketball team, she always had the lead in the school play, and she has the cutest boyfriend in school. Carrie Fitzgerald is also the most superstitious girl: She attributes all of her good luck to a Moroccan T-shirt that her father sent her from one of his distant jaunts around the world. When her mother accidentally donates Carrie's lucky T to Help India and her good luck starts running out, Carrie does what any...  read more »



Luna - 2008

by Julie Anne Peters

Summary: A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist! Regan; s brother Liam can; t stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister; s clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change: Luna is preparing to emerge from her...  read more »

Made You Up


Made You Up - 2015

by Francesca Zappia

Summary: Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. For fans of Silver Linings Playbook and Liar, this thought-provoking debut tells the story of Alex, a high school senior—and the ultimate unreliable narrator—unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8 Ball, and her...  read more »

The Mediator: Shadowland and Ninth Key


The Mediator: Shadowland and Ninth Key - 2005

by Meg Cabot

Summary: After moving from New York to California with her newly married mother, 16-year-old Susannah has to cope not only with her new stepbrothers, but also with the handsome ghost sitting in her new bedroom and the angry girl ghost haunting her new school. Suze is a mediator, a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her...  read more »

Meet the Sky


Meet the Sky - 2018

by Mccall Hoyle

Summary: From award-winning author McCall Hoyle comes a new young adult novel, Meet the Sky, a story of love, letting go, and the unstoppable power of nature. It all started with the accident. The one that caused Sophie; s dad to walk out of her life. The one that left Sophie; s older sister, Meredith, barely able to walk at all. With nothing but pain in her past, all Sophie wants is to plan for the future—keep the family business running, get accepted to veterinary school, and protect her mom and...  read more »

Mia the Meek


Mia the Meek - 2006

by Eileen Boggess

Summary: Ready to start her freshman year at St. Hilary's High School, Mia Fullerton has set two goals for herself: to shed her long-held nickname of "Mia the Meek" and then to soar confidently into a new social, academic, and family life.

My Whole Truth


My Whole Truth - 2018

by Mischa Thrace

Summary: Seelie Stanton never wanted to be invisible in her own family, never wanted to crush on her best friend Alyssa, and she definitely never wanted to know how effectively a mallet could destroy someone's head. When Shane Mayfield, the former high school basketball star, attacks her, Seelie has no choice but to defend herself. She saved her own life, but she can't bring herself to talk about what happened that night. Not all of it. Not even when she's arrested for murder. --

The Name of the Blade


The Name of the Blade - 2014

by Zoe Marriott

Summary: Ancient Japanese gods and monsters are unleashed on modern-day London in this first book of an epic trilogy from acclaimed fantasy writer Zoe Marriott. When Mio sneaks the family; s katana—a priceless ancestral sword —from her parents; attic, she just wants to spice up a costume. But the katana is much more than a dusty antique. Awakening the power within the sword unleashes a terrible, ancient evil onto the streets of unsuspecting London. But it also releases Shinobu, a fearless...  read more »

Ninth Key


Ninth Key - 2005

by Meg Cabot

Summary: Everything is going great for Suze. Her new life in California is a whirlwind of parties and excellent hair days. Tad Beaumont, the hottest boy in town, has even asked Suze out on her very first date. Suze is so excited that she's willing to ignore her misgivings about Tad-particularly the fact that he's not Jesse, whose ghostly status-not to mention apparent disinterest in her-make him unattainable. What Suze can't ignore, however, is the ghost of a murdered woman whose death seems directly connected to dark secrets hidden in none other than Tad Beaumont's past.

No Castles Here


No Castles Here - 2007

by A.c.e. Bauer

Summary: AUGIE BORETSKI KNOWS how to get by. If you; re a scrawny loser in the destitute city of Camden, New Jersey, you keep your head down, avoid the drug dealers and thugs, and try your best to be invisible. Augie used to be good at that, but suddenly his life is changing. . . . First, Augie accidentally steals a strange book of fairy tales. Then his mom makes him join the Big Brothers program and the chorus. And two bullies try to beat him up every day because of it. Just when it seems like things...  read more »

Odd One Out


Odd One Out - 2018

by Nic Stone

Summary: High school juniors and best friends Courtney and Jupe, and new sophomore Rae, explore their sexuality and their budding attractions for one another.

The Other Side of Lost


The Other Side of Lost - 2018

by Jessi Kirby

Summary: Girl Online meets Wild in this emotionally charged story of girl who takes to the wilderness to rediscover herself and escape the superficial persona she created on social media. Mari Turner; s life is perfect. That is, at least, to her thousands of followers who have helped her become an internet starlet. But when she breaks down and posts a video confessing she; s been living a lie—that she isn; t the happy, in love, inspirational online personality she; s been trying so hard to...  read more »



OtherEarth - 2018

by Jason Segel

Summary: "After discovering terrifying information about Otherworld, the Company's high-tech VR gaming experience, Simon and his friends are on the run, searching for Simon's old roommate. He may just be the key to shutting the Company down, although if they don't find him in time, it may be too late for not only them, but for all of humanity." --

Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel


Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel - 2018

by Tracy Deebs

Summary: Being recruited by the CIA to join a top-secret intelligence program should be the opportunity of a lifetime. For Issa, it's a shot at creating a new and better life for herself and her siblings. For Harper, it's a chance to bury the secrets of her troubled past and make sure that those secrets stay buried. But for Owen it sounds like a trap. He's right. They've been tricked by a multibillion-dollar tech company into creating the ultimate computer virus. It's called Phantom Wheel, and it is...  read more »

Pretend You Love Me


Pretend You Love Me - 2011

by Julie Anne Peters

Summary: In this fresh, poignant novel (originally published under the title Far From Xanadu) , Mike is struggling to come to terms with her father; s suicide and her mother; s detachment from the family. Mike (real name: Mary Elizabeth) is gay and likes to pump iron, play softball, and fix plumbing. When a glamorous new girl, Xanadu, arrives in Mike; s small Kansas town, Mike falls in love at first sight. Xanadu is everything Mike is not -- cool, confident, feminine, sexy.... straight. Julie Anne...  read more »

Princess Diaries, Volume VI: Princess in Training, The


Princess Diaries, Volume VI: Princess in Training, The - 2005

by Meg Cabot

Summary: High school sophomore Princess Mia records in her diary her struggles with geometry, the expectations of being a college student's girlfriend, running for president of the student council, and a potential ecological disaster in her native land, Genovia.

The Queen of Everything


The Queen of Everything - 2002

by Deb Caletti

Summary: In the San Juan Islands in Washington State, high school junior Jordan MacKenzie learns about different kinds of love as her divorced father's troubling affair with a married woman ends in tragedy, and she tries to fit into her hippie mother's new family while halfheartedly dating the popular boy at school.

Quicksand Pond


Quicksand Pond - 2017

by Janet Taylor Lisle

Summary: Twelve-year-old Jessie spends the summer with her family on Quicksand Pond, a New England vacation spot, where she develops a star-crossed friendship with independent Terri, and meets a reclusive old lady whose connection to a murder that took place decades ago still informs her present--and affects Terri in ways that Jessie gradually comes to understand the more time they spend together.

The Raft


The Raft - 2012

by S. A. Bodeen

Summary: Robie is an experienced traveler. She; s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there; s a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn; t panic until the engine suddenly cuts out...  read more »

Red Queen Collection


Red Queen Collection - 2016

by Victoria Aveyard

Summary: Graceling meets The Selection in Victoria Aveyard; s #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series about seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose latent magical powers draw her into the dangerous world of the elite ruling class. Will her power save her or condemn her? The first two novels in the series, plus two prequel novellas, are collected here, perfect for fans of the series, and those who want to find out what all the hype is about: Red Queen: USA Today calls Victoria Aveyard; s debut...  read more »

The Road of the Dead


The Road of the Dead - 2007

by Kevin Brooks

Summary: Two brothers, sons of an incarcerated gypsy, leave London traveling to an isolated and desolate village, in search of the brutal killer of their sister.

A Room Away From the Wolves


A Room Away From the Wolves - 2018

by Nova Ren Suma

Summary: "Shiver-inducingly delicious."— The New York Times Book Review "[Suma; s] narratives are subtle, quicksilver creatures, her language is elegant, and her characters keep more secrets than they reveal. If this book was a dessert, it wouldn; t be a chocolate chip cookie or a vanilla birthday cake — it would be an earl grey lavender macaroon, or maybe balsamic fig ice cream." – NPR.com "This beautiful story is full of magical-realism and luscious, lyrical writing." –...  read more »

Ruin of Stars


Ruin of Stars - 2018

by Linsey Miller

Summary: As Opal, Sal now has the power, prestige, and ability to exact revenge, but must first identify the murderers while ignoring the fact that Elise is a virtual prisoner and the queen may have ulterior motives.



Sadie - 2018

by Courtney Summers

Summary: A New York Times bestseller! 4 Starred Reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly ! "Sadie : a novel for readers of any age, and a character as indelible as a scar. Flat-out dazzling." — A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window " Sadie is an electrifying, high-stakes road trip. Clear your schedule. You; re not going anywhere until you; ve reached the end." —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of There;...  read more »

Sawkill Girls


Sawkill Girls - 2018

by Claire Legrand

Summary: "Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she's sure she'll never find. Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she's broken--or maybe everyone else is. Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come...  read more »

Sea Witch


Sea Witch - 2018

by Sarah Henning

Summary: Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt. Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn't so powerless after all ... The rise of Hans Christian Andersen's iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits-- to become a monster. --

Shadow of the Fox


Shadow of the Fox - 2018

by Julie Kagawa

Summary: One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish--and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day...  read more »

Sister Mischief


Sister Mischief - 2011

by Laura Goode

Summary: A gay suburban hip-hopper freaks out her Christian high school - and falls in love - in this righteously funny and totally tender YA debut, for real. (Age 14 and up) Listen up: You; re about to get rocked by the fiercest, baddest all-girl hip-hop crew in the Twin Cities - or at least in the wealthy, white, Bible-thumping suburb of Holyhill, Minnesota. Our heroine, Esme Rockett (aka MC Ferocious) is a Jewish lesbian lyricist. In her crew, Esme; s got her BFFs Marcy (aka DJ SheStorm, the butchest...  read more »



Skyward - 2018

by Brandon Sanderson

Summary: From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity; s future. Spensa; s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what; s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa; s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has...  read more »



Skyward - 2018

by Brandon Sanderson

Summary: When a long-term attack against her world by the alien Krell escalates, Spensa's dream of becoming a pilot may come true, despite her deceased father being labeled a deserter.

Small Spaces


Small Spaces - 2018

by Katherine Arden

Summary: "After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think--she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with "the smiling man," a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but...  read more »



Someday - 2018

by David Levithan

Summary: When A learns he is not the only person waking up in a different person's body every day, he gains new understanding of the extremes where love and loneliness can lead. Told from multiple perspectives.

The Someday Birds


The Someday Birds - 2017

by Sally J. Pla

Summary: Charlie, twelve, who has autism and obsessive compulsive disorder, must endure a cross-country trip with his siblings and a strange babysitter to visit their father, who will undergo brain surgery.

Spy High Mission Four: The Paranoia Plot


Spy High Mission Four: The Paranoia Plot - 2004

by AJ Butcher

Summary: When their new teammate, Rebecca "Bex" Dee, becomes associated with a series of unusual accidents at Spy High, the others on the Bond Team begin to wonder if she might be a double agent.

Spy High Mission Three: The Serpent Scenario


Spy High Mission Three: The Serpent Scenario - 2004

by A. J. Butcher

Summary: A deadly new drug called Drac turns its users into zombies with a craving for blood, and its up to the agents of Spy High to uncover its source, but Jennifer Chen has a mission of her own with a gang called the Serpents.

Spy High Mission Two: Chaos Rising


Spy High Mission Two: Chaos Rising - 2004

by A. J. Butcher

Summary: The members of the Bond team at Deveraux Academy, a special high school that trains students to be secret agents, try to save the world from a deadly computer virus designed by CHAOS to destroy computer programs and human life.

Stone Mirrors


Stone Mirrors - 2017

by Jeannine Atkins

Summary: From critically acclaimed author Jeannine Atkins comes a gorgeous, haunting biographical novel in verse about a half Native American, half African American sculptor working in the years following the Civil War. A sculptor of historical figures starts with givens but creates her own vision. Edmonia Lewis was just such a sculptor, but she never spoke or wrote much about her past, and the stories that have come down through time are often vague or contradictory. Some facts are known: Edmonia was...  read more »

Summer Bird Blue


Summer Bird Blue - 2018

by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Summary: "A lyrical novel about grief, love, and finding oneself in the wake of a tragic loss." — Bustle "Grabs your heart and won; t let go." — Book Riot Three starred reviews for this stunning novel about a mixed race teen who struggles to find her way back to her love of music in the wake of her sister; s death, from the author of the William C. Morris Award finalist Starfish . Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn; t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go,...  read more »



Swing - 2018

by Kwame Alexander

Summary: "When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best friends Walt and Noah decide to use their voices to grow more good in the world, but first they've got to find cool. Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan to help them woo the girls of their dreams and become amazing athletes. Never mind that he and Noah failed to make the high school baseball team yet again, and Noah's love interest since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in...  read more »



Swing - 2018

by Kwame Alexander

Summary: New York Times bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo) tell a lyrical story about hope, courage, and love that will speak to anyone who; s struggled to find their voice. And the surprise ending shines a spotlight on the issues related to our current social divide, challenging perspectives and inspiring everyone to make their voice heard. When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best friends Walt and Noah decide to use their...  read more »

Taken at Dusk


Taken at Dusk - 2012

by C. C. Hunter

Summary: Step into author C.C. Hunter; s spectacular Shadow Falls series with Taken at Dusk, and enter into the camp for teens with supernatural powers. Here friendship thrives, love takes you by surprise, and our hearts possess the greatest magic of all. Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she; s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she; s about to discover that some secrets can...  read more »

Tales from the Inner City


Tales from the Inner City - 2018

by Shaun Tan

Summary: A collection of illustrated short stories, each one about the relationship of humans and the animals, both wild and domestic, that share the urban environment of the inner city.

This Cruel Design


This Cruel Design - 2018

by Emily Suvada

Summary: Cat thought the Hydra epidemic was over, but when new cases arise, she must team up with an enemy to fix the vaccine before the virus spirals out of control.

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings


A Thousand Beginnings and Endings - 2018

by Ellen Oh

Summary: Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate. Compiled by We Need Diverse Books; s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are:...  read more »

To All the Boys I've Loved Before


To All the Boys I've Loved Before - 2018

by Jenny Han

Summary: Lara Jean has never openly admitted her crushes, but she's written each boy a letter about how she felt, and sealed it, and hid it in a hatbox under her bed. One day she finds that her secret box of letters has been mailed, and her life goes out of control.

To Be Honest


To Be Honest - 2018

by Maggie Ann Martin

Summary: The author of The Big F is back with another snappy, utterly relatable contemporary novel about loving yourself and forging your own path. Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her big sister—and best friend—goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she; ll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn; t count on is that her mother; s obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme...  read more »

The Tomb


The Tomb - 2018

by S. A. Bodeen

Summary: "Your world is as you see it to be. Until it isn't." These are the first words Kiva's best friend Seth says, after three years of silence. Kiva thought she was growing up in ancient Alexandria. That's what she and all her classmates had been led to believe by their parents. It turns out she was living in virtual reality, in a sleep chamber in deep space, and three years ago, Seth woke up. Now it's her turn to join him. Together, Kiva and Seth must take an escape shuttle to search for the...  read more »



Umbertouched - 2018

by Livia Blackburne

Summary: "The mission was a failure. Even though Zivah and Dineas discovered a secret that could bring down the empire, their information is useless without proof. Now, with their cover blown and their quest abandoned, their only remaining hope is to get home before Ampara brings the full might of its armies against their peoples. As Shidadi and Dara alike prepare for war, Zivah and Dineas grapple with the toll of their time in the capital. After fighting alongside the Amparans against his own kin, can...  read more »

Unclaimed Baggage


Unclaimed Baggage - 2018

by Jen Doll

Summary: *A New York Times Staff Pick* *An NPR Best Book of 2018* In Jen Doll; s young adult debut novel, Unclaimed Baggage , Doris—a lone liberal in a conservative small town—has mostly kept to herself since the terrible waterslide incident a few years ago. Nell had to leave behind her best friends, perfect life, and too-good-to-be-true boyfriend in Chicago to move to Alabama. Grant was the star quarterback and epitome of "Mr. Popular" whose drinking problem has all but destroyed his life....  read more »

A Very Large Expanse of Sea


A Very Large Expanse of Sea - 2018

by Tahereh Mafi

Summary: 2002. A year after 9/11, it's an extremely turbulent time politically for Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments, even the physical violence she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. Now she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. When she meets Ocean James., he seems to want to get to know Shirin. They seem to...  read more »



Villain - 2018

by Michael Grant

Summary: The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors within have spread. The alien virus-infested rock that created the FAYZ is creating monsters. Into the chaos comes a villain with the power to control anyone with just the sound of his voice. Dillon Poe wanted to be a comedian once, but everyone made fun of him. Now he's sending thousands to their deaths. The only people who stand in his way are the superpowered heroes: Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo... and a new mutant with unmatched powers. --

The War Outside


The War Outside - 2018

by Monica Hesse

Summary: A stunning novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal from Monica Hesse, the Edgar Award-winning and bestselling author of Girl in the Blue Coat It; s 1944, and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado—until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, all because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan. Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a "family internment camp" for...  read more »

Warriors: A Vision of Shadows #6: The Raging Storm


Warriors: A Vision of Shadows #6: The Raging Storm - 2018

by Erin Hunter

Summary: "As StarClan warns of an oncoming storm, the five warrior Clans by the lake must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to make a permanent home among them for SkyClan." --

We All Fall Down


We All Fall Down - 2017

by Natalie D. Richards

Summary: "Brought together by shared history and mental health issues, teenagers Theo and Paige try to break the spell cast by a haunted pedestrian bridge." --

We Regret to Inform You


We Regret to Inform You - 2018

by Ariel Kaplan

Summary: When a high achiever is rejected by every Ivy League college—AND her safety school—her life is turned upside down. Fans of Becky Albertalli will appreciate this witty, heartfelt novel that puts college admissions in perspective. Mischa Abramavicius is a walking, talking, top-scoring, perfectly well-rounded college application in human form. So when she; s rejected not only by the Ivies, but her loathsome safety school, she is shocked and devastated. All the sacrifices her mother...  read more »



West - 2018

by Edith Pattou

Summary: When a sudden storm destroys Charles' ship and he is presumed dead, Rose believes something sinister is at work and she sets off on a perilous journey, with the fate of the entire world at stake.

What If It's Us


What If It's Us - 2018

by Becky Albertalli

Summary: Told in two voices, when Arthur, a summer intern from Georgia, and Ben, a native New Yorker, meet it seems like fate, but after three attempts at dating fail they wonder if the universe is pushing them together or apart.

What If It; s Us


What If It; s Us - 2018

by Becky Albertalli

Summary: Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can; t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart. ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it; s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the...  read more »

What the Woods Keep


What the Woods Keep - 2018

by Katya De Becerra

Summary: What the Woods Keep is the stunning debut of Katya de Becerra, who combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page. On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She; s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But...  read more »

When We Caught Fire


When We Caught Fire - 2018

by Anna Godbersen

Summary: "It's 1871, and Emmeline Carter is poised to take Chicago's high society by storm. Between her father's sudden rise to wealth and her recent engagement to Chicago's most eligible bachelor, Emmeline has it all. But she can't stop thinking about the life she left behind, including her childhood sweetheart, Anders Magnuson. Fiona Byrne, Emmeline's childhood best friend, is delighted by her friend's sudden rise to prominence, especially since it means Fiona is free to pursue Anders herself. But...  read more »



Wildcard - 2018

by Marie Lu

Summary: An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo; s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she; s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side. Determined to put a stop to Hideo; s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band...  read more »

Wind Rider: Tales of a New World


Wind Rider: Tales of a New World - 2018

by P. C. Cast

Summary: #1 New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series, P.C. Cast, brings us Wind Rider, an epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty... Mari, Nik, and their newly formed Pack are being hunted. Thaddeus and the God of Death will stop at nothing until they are obliterated from the earth. But Mari and Nik have one goal: to reach the plains of the Wind Riders, in...  read more »

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