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"Flamecaster (Shattered Realms, #1)" by Cinda Williams Chima

'Flamecaster (Shattered Realms, #1)' by Cinda Williams Chima

Teen Book The first in a thrilling new four-book fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima, set in the same world as her beloved Seven Realms series, a generation later.Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ...

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"The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)" by Richelle Mead

'The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)' by Richelle Mead

Teen Book Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished ...

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"Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)" by Cassandra Clare

'Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)' by Cassandra Clare

Teen Book In a kingdom by the sea…In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder t ...

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"Calamity (Reckoners, #3)" by Brandon Sanderson

'Calamity (Reckoners, #3)' by Brandon Sanderson

Teen Book When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when the Reckoners’ leader struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Prof has now ...

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"Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)" by Victoria Aveyard

'Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)' by Victoria Aveyard

Teen Book If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is ...

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"Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys

'Salt to the Sea' by Ruta Sepetys

Teen Book ★★★★★ Inspired by the greatest tragedy in maritime history, four characters from four different European homelands board the Wilhelm Gustloff ship in hopes of surviving World War II. The war has torn apart the lives of Joana and Emilia. Joana, a young nurse from Lithuania, is trying to reunite with her mother. Emilia, a Polish girl, is just trying to survive being driven from her homeland after the persecution of the Polish people from both the ...

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"Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)" by Marissa Meyer

'Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)' by Marissa Meyer

Teen Book ★★★★ This collection of nine stories takes place in the world of the popular Lunar Chronicles. Most of the stories serve as prequels to the series and provide additional backstories for a number of characters, including Michelle Benoit, a high-school age con-artist Carswell Thorne, and a young Cress. As charming and endearing as these stories are, the biggest draw for fans of the series is likely going to be the final story, which takes place a ...

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"The Siren" by Kiera Cass

'The Siren' by Kiera Cass

Teen Book Love is a risk worth taking.Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again. Kahlen i ...

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"Passenger (Passenger, #1)" by Alexandra Bracken

'Passenger (Passenger, #1)' by Alexandra Bracken

Teen Book Passage, n.i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.ii. A journey by water; a voyage.iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but y ...

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"Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)" by Marissa Meyer

'Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)' by Marissa Meyer

Teen Book ★★★★★ In the final installment of The Lunar Chronicles, Princess Winter joins Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in a revolution to bring down her evil stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter is beautiful, kind, and the people of Luna adore her. When Levana orders Winter's death due to her beauty and popularity, Winter escapes thanks to Jacin, her lifetime friend and love interest. The four heroines team up along with Wolf, Thorne, and Emperor Kai to start a r ...

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"This Book Loves You" by PewDiePie

'This Book Loves You' by PewDiePie

Teen Book This Book Loves You by PewDiePie is a collection of beautifully illustrated inspirational sayings by which you should live your life. If you follow each and every one, your life will become easier, more fabulous, more rewarding. Imagine what a chilled-out and wonderful human being people would think you were if you lived by the simple principle "You can never fail if you never try." Your wasted life would be an inspiration to others. Thi ...

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"The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil" by Dan Howell

'The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil' by Dan Howell

Teen Book Hello reader,In this book is a world. A world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the internet!We are Dan and Phil and we invite you on a journey inside our minds! From the stories of our actual births, to exploring Phil's teenage diary and all the reasons why Dan's a fail.Learn how to draw the perfect cat whiskers, get advice on what to do in an awkward situation and discover which of our dining chairs re ...

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"Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)" by Sarah J. Maas

'Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)' by Sarah J. Maas

Teen Book The queen has returned.Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She w ...

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"Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon

'Everything, Everything' by Nicola Yoon

Teen Book My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catc ...

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"All We Have Is Now" by Lisa Schroeder

'All We Have Is Now' by Lisa Schroeder

Teen Book What do you do with your last day on earth?Just over twenty-four hours are left until an asteroid strikes North America, and for Emerson and everyone else who didn’t leave, the world will end. But Emerson’s world already ended when she ran away from home. Since then, she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and on her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.The city’s quieter now that most peop ...

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"Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)" by Leigh Bardugo

'Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)' by Leigh Bardugo

Teen Book Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...A convict with a thirst for revenge.A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.A runaway with a privileged past.A spy kno ...

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"A Million Miles Away" by Lara Avery

'A Million Miles Away' by Lara Avery

Teen Book Perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks, this breathtaking story of love and loss is guaranteed to break your heart and sweep you off your feet.When high school senior Kelsey's identical twin sister, Michelle, dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. The only person who doesn't know about the tragedy is Michelle's boyfriend, Peter, recently deployed to Afghanistan. But when Kelsey finally connects with Pete ...

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"Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood, #1)" by Jessica Day George

'Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood, #1)' by Jessica Day George

Teen Book A New York Times bestselling author brings dark secrets to life in a lush new YA perfect for fans of Libba Bray or Cassandra Clare.Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew. But upon turning seventeen, the girls must return to their homeland to meet their relativ ...

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"Paperweight" by Meg Haston

'Paperweight' by Meg Haston

Teen Book Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one ...

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"Daughter of Deep Silence" by Carrie Ryan

'Daughter of Deep Silence' by Carrie Ryan

Teen Book I’m the daughter of murdered parents.I’m the friend of a dead girl.I’m the lover of my enemy.And I will have my revenge.   In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to ...

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"Uprooted" by Naomi Novik

'Uprooted' by Naomi Novik

Teen Book “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wo ...

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"The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)" by Renee Ahdieh

'The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)' by Renee Ahdieh

Teen Book One Life to One Dawn.In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined no ...

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"The Isle of the Lost (Descendants, #1)" by Melissa de la Cruz

'The Isle of the Lost (Descendants, #1)' by Melissa de la Cruz

Teen Book Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that's been left to rot and forgotten by the world.But hidden in the mysterious Forb ...

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"A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)" by Sarah J. Maas

'A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)' by Sarah J. Maas

Adult Book ★★★ A new fantasy series from Sarah J. Maas is sure to delight her fans, but this New Adult novel isn't perfect. If you are not familiar with the New Adult genre, expect the same emotional highs and lows from YA, but with more sex and violence, although not on the level with "A Game of Thrones." The protagonist Feyre is a young woman who is forced to leave her family and live with the mysterious and handsome Tamlin, a faerie lord, as punishmen ...

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"The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight, #1)" by Melissa Grey

'The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight, #1)' by Melissa Grey

Teen Book ★★★★★ Seventeen-year-old Echo is resourceful, quick-witted, and quick on her feet, which serves her well as a pickpocket and a thief who is navigating the real world via methods of the magical world. Having fled abusive parents at a young age, then seven-year-old Echo’s path intersected with a mysterious figure, Ala, late one night at New York City Public Library. She is raised in a mysterious world under New York City with an ancient race of ...

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