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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

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

An Autumn 2014 Kids' Indie Next List SelectionAn Amazon Best Book 2014A Junior Library Guild SelectionBooklist Top Ten Arts Books for YouthA School Library Journal Best Book 2014A Romantic Times Top Pick 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, Addi ...

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"Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Volume 1" by Dan Abnett

'Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Volume 1' by Dan Abnett

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

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

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

A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole's darkest secret -- his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may ha ...

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

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

"Chris Weitz has made a beautiful transition from writing and directing films to novels. The Young World is populated with characters you won't forget and a story as fresh and urgent as Divergent."--James Patterson, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Maximum Ride. Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens. After a mysterious Sicknes ...

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"The Prince of Venice Beach" by Blake Nelson

'The Prince of Venice Beach' by Blake Nelson

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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"The Truth About Alice" by Jennifer Mathieu

'The Truth About Alice' by Jennifer Mathieu

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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"One Man Guy" by Michael Barakiva

'One Man Guy' by Michael Barakiva

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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"Guy in Real Life" by Steve Brezenoff

'Guy in Real Life' by Steve Brezenoff

★★★★ 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 Svetlana...no 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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"Jack Frost, Vol. 10 (Jack Frost, #10)" by JinHo Ko

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

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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"City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)" by Cassandra Clare

'City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)' by Cassandra Clare

★★★★ A satisfying end to an interesting young adult series, Cassandra Clare does not disappoint fans of The Mortal Instruments with this final installment. The book is over 700 pages, but it’s full of Shadowhunters, lycanthropes, faeries, warlocks, and vampires battling Clary’s evil brother Sebastian and his legion of dark Shadowhunters in Hell. Much of the plot references events in past books, so don’t even think about picking this title ...

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"The One (The Selection, #3)" by Kiera Cass

'The One (The Selection, #3)' by Kiera Cass

★★ "The One" is the third and final book of The Selection Trilogy. The central character, America, and three other young ladies are still vying for Prince Maxon's heart. The country of Illea is experiencing more and more unrest among rebels groups looking for equality and the dissolution of the chaste system. These rebels are threatening the selection process, possibly looking to kill all of those involved with the Royals. As a book alone, t ...

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

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

★★ 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

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 novel is also perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong, Alyson Noel, 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 miraculous power, modern-day Oracle ...

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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

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

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

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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"Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)" by Laini Taylor

'Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)' by Laini Taylor

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.Common enemy, common cause.When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies agains ...

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"Plus One" by Elizabeth Fama

'Plus One' by Elizabeth Fama

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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"Starting From Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking" by Sarah Elton

'Starting From Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking' by Sarah  Elton

Starting from Scratch is a food manifesto that helps young readers relate to what they eat, inspiring both budding chefs and budding food lovers in the process. Beginning with an exploration of taste and how it works, author and food activist Sarah Elton explains how ingredients have been on the move for centuries, resulting in the unique fusion of flavors we love today. She breaks down the science of food and cooking into bite-sized and ...

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"The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)" by Marie Rutkoski

'The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)' by Marie Rutkoski

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following he ...

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"Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1)" by Leah Cypess

'Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1)' by Leah Cypess

When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will ...

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"Returning to Shore" by Corinne Demas

'Returning to Shore' by Corinne Demas

Her mother's third marriage is only hours old when all hope for Clare's fifteenth summer fades. Before she knows it, Clare is whisked away to some ancient cottage on a tiny marsh island on Cape Cod to spend the summer with her father - a man she hasn't seen since she was three. Clare's biological father barely talks, and when he does, he obsesses about endangered turtles. The first teenager Clare meets on the Cape confirms that her father ...

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"Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1)" by Kelley Armstrong

'Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1)' by Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author, takes an exciting new direction with this big, breathtaking blend of fantasy, romance, horror, and pulse-pounding action, perfect for fans of Graceling and Game of Thrones.Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood, beginning with their sixteenth birthday. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of ...

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