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

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

Teen Book A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One NightsEvery dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and ex ...

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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

Teen 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 Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known.Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she's fiercely l ...

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"An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)" by Sabaa Tahir

'An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)' by Sabaa Tahir

Teen Book Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the E ...

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"The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1)" by Jodi Meadows

'The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1)' by Jodi Meadows

Teen Book Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study the ...

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"Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)" by Amanda Hocking

'Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)' by Amanda Hocking

Teen Book Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.But all her plans for the future ar ...

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"Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)" by Stephanie Perkins

'Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)' by Stephanie Perkins

Teen Book Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last? Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must fac ...

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"The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone" by Adele Griffin

'The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone' by Adele Griffin

Teen Book National Book Award-finalist Adele Griffin tells the fully illustrated story of a brilliant young artist, her mysterious death, and the fandom that won't let her go.From the moment she stepped foot in NYC, Addison Stone’s subversive street art made her someone to watch, and her violent drowning left her fans and critics craving to know more. I conducted interviews with those who knew her best—including close friends, family, teachers, ...

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"Guardians of the Galaxy: The Complete Collection, Volume 1 (Guardians of the Galaxy, #1-2)" by Dan Abnett

'Guardians of the Galaxy: The Complete Collection, Volume 1 (Guardians of the Galaxy, #1-2)' by Dan Abnett

Teen Book With the fabric of the universe torn, all that stands between us and invading horrors is a team of cosmic misfits. Led by Star-Lord, the newly-minted Guardians of the Galaxy include a who's who of the mightiest -and most bizarre - protectors the stars have ever seen! Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Gamora, Adam Warlock, Mantis, the all-new Quasar, Cosmo the telepathic space dog and more take on the universe's most dangerous menaces...a ...

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"The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)" by Mary E. Pearson

'The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)' by Mary E. Pearson

Teen Book A princess must find her place in a reborn world.She flees on her wedding day.She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like ...

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"The Young World (The Young World, #1)" by Chris Weitz

'The Young World (The Young World, #1)' by Chris Weitz

Teen Book Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens.After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when a fellow tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure for the Sickness, five teens set ...

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"Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #4)" by Maggie Stiefvater

'Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #4)' by Maggie Stiefvater

Teen Book found.Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get Isabel Culpeper back. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her. He needs her. lost. Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It's not really working. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes...but what's the point? What is there to win? ...

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"The Truth About Alice: A Novel" by Jennifer Mathieu

'The Truth About Alice: A Novel' by Jennifer Mathieu

Teen Book Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?It's true. Ask ANYBODY.Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of control.In this remarkable debut novel, ...

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"The Prince of Venice Beach" by Blake Nelson

'The Prince of Venice Beach' by Blake Nelson

Teen Book Robert "'Cali" Callahan is a teen runaway, living on the streets of Venice Beach, California. He's got a pretty sweet life: a treehouse to sleep in, a gang of surf bros, a regular basketball game...even a girl who's maybe-sorta interested in him.What he doesn't have is a plan.All that changes when a local cop refers Cali to a private investigator who is looking for a missing teenager. After all, Cali knows everyone in Venice. But the stre ...

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"Guy in Real Life" by Steve Brezenoff

'Guy in Real Life' by Steve Brezenoff

Teen Book ★★★★ So you read "Eleanor and Park" and you're looking for something similar. Look no farther, as I have your next read right here! Steven Brezenoff's "Guy in Real Life," is an excellent companion to "Eleanor and Park." Lesh is into heavy metal and black dusters. After a Labor Day metal show, he drunkenly smashed into worries, he's walking and she's riding a bike. Even though he knows nothing about her, Lesh is captured by her. Af ...

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"One Man Guy" by Michael Barakiva

'One Man Guy' by Michael Barakiva

Teen Book A heartfelt, laugh-out-loud-funny story of romance, family, and self-discovery.Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant. Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out. Between bouts of interrogating the waitress and criticizing the menu, Alek’s parents announce that he’ll be attending summer school in order to bring up his grades. Alek is sure this experience will ...

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"Jack Frost, Vol. 10 (Jack Frost, #10)" by JinHo Ko

'Jack Frost, Vol. 10 (Jack Frost, #10)' by JinHo Ko

Teen Book Noh-A's awakening as the mirror image has granted her a more complete understanding of the events that led to her birth and what has happened since. The origins of Amityville are revealed to her, as is the threat of Solomon. The immense surge of power that accompanied Noh-A's transformation has aided Solomon's release from his prison, and the Witch King is headed to the North for a long-awaited - and long-dreaded - reunion with Helmina and Jack.. ...

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"Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures, #1)" by Kami Garcia

'Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures, #1)' by Kami Garcia

Teen Book ★★ This book is a disappointing attempt at a spin-off series from the writers of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, the popular teen series about the supernatural world of Casters (witches) in South Carolina. Link and Ridley, now an on-again, off-again couple with magical abilities, escape their fictitious southern town of Gatlin, South Carolina, and head to New York City. The plot is confusing and clunky, especially when the book begins with a Ridley firs ...

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"Sleep No More (Charlotte Westing Chronicles, #1)" by Aprilynne Pike

'Sleep No More (Charlotte Westing Chronicles, #1)' by Aprilynne Pike

Teen Book The blockbuster film Inception meets Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy in this dark paranormal thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike. This supernatural young adult novel is perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong, Alyson Noël, Richelle Mead, and Kimberly Derting.Charlotte Westing has a gift. She is an Oracle and has the ability to tell the future. But it doesn't do her much good. Instead of using their ...

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"Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)" by Anne Blankman

'Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)' by Anne Blankman

Teen Book In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command.Until she meets a fea ...

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"Don't Look Back" by Jennifer L. Armentrout

'Don't Look Back' by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Teen Book Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's c ...

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"The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy" by Kate Hattemer

'The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy' by Kate Hattemer

Teen Book Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three friends decide to take down the reality TV show, For Art's Sake, that is being filmed at their high school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy, where each student is more talented than the next. While studying Ezra Pound in English class, the friends are inspired to write a vigilante long poem and distribute it to the student body, detailing the evils of For Art's Sake. But then Luke—the crea ...

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"The Here and Now" by Ann Brashares

'The Here and Now' by Ann Brashares

Teen Book ★★★★ In "The Here and Now" we meet Prenna, an immigrant not from another country, but another time. Leaving behind the future dying world that has been ravaged by a plague, those few lucky survivors emigrate to the present day. They bring with them twelve strict rules they believe will protect the world they saw destroyed. But when Prenna is frantically warned about an upcoming day that determines the future, she embarks on a journey that not o ...

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"Plus One" by Elizabeth Fama

'Plus One' by Elizabeth Fama

Teen Book It takes guts to deliberately mutilate your hand while operating a blister-pack sealing machine, but all I had going for me was guts.Sol Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller in an America rigidly divided between people who wake, live, and work during the hours of darkness and those known as Rays who live and work during daylight. Impulsive, passionate, and brave, Sol deliberately injures herself in order to gain admission to a ...

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