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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 known a ...

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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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"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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"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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"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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"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 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

★★★ 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

★★★★★ 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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"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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"Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)" by Victoria Aveyard

'Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)' by Victoria Aveyard

Teen Book This is a world divided by blood - red or silver.The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a d ...

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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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"We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story" by Josh Sundquist

'We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story' by Josh Sundquist

Teen Book ★★★★★ In his autobiography, Josh Sundquist asks each of the girls he "hung out with" since Middle School to see why they never went to the boyfriend/girlfriend stage. His background on each of the girls he liked, as well as his investigation is filled with humor and graphs. This book, for ages 12 and up, is an engaging book that causes one to think differently if you find your own boyfriend/girlfriend relationships aren't working out as you thou ...

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"The Bane Chronicles" by Cassandra Clare

'The Bane Chronicles' by Cassandra Clare

Teen Book Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times ...

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"How It Went Down" by Kekla Magoon

'How It Went Down' by Kekla Magoon

Teen Book A 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookWhen sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth.Tariq's friends, family, and community struggle to make sense of the ...

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"Mortal Gods (Goddess War, #2)" by Kendare Blake

'Mortal Gods (Goddess War, #2)' by Kendare Blake

Teen Book Ares, God of War, is leading the other dying gods into battle. Which is just fine with Athena. She's ready to wage a war of her own, and she's never liked him anyway. If Athena is lucky, the winning gods will have their immortality restored. If not, at least she'll have killed the bloody lot of them, and she and Hermes can die in peace.Cassandra Weaver is a weapon of fate. The girl who kills gods. But all she wants is for the god she love ...

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"The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)" by Marie Lu

'The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)' by Marie Lu

Teen Book I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she i ...

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"Lies We Tell Ourselves" by Robin Talley

'Lies We Tell Ourselves' by Robin Talley

Teen Book In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught ...

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"Afterworlds" by Scott Westerfeld

'Afterworlds' by Scott Westerfeld

Teen Book Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terr ...

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"I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson

'I'll Give You the Sun' by Jandy Nelson

★★★★★ Fraternal twins Noah and Jude have always sworn loyalty to each other above anyone else, but events during the summer before they start eighth grade and the months that follow fracture their relationship. Jumping ahead three years, we see that the artistic, socially-isolated Noah, who had constantly expressed himself through drawing (whether just in his mind or on tangible media) and visual imagery, has become decidedly “normal,” and f ...

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"Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)" by William Ritter

'Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)' by William   Ritter

Teen Book “Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion--and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen ...

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"Evil Librarian" by Michelle Knudsen

'Evil Librarian' by Michelle Knudsen

Teen Book #EvilLibrarian He’s young. He’s hot. He’s also evil. He’s . . . the librarian.When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn’t quite right. Maybe it’s the creepy look in the librarian’s eyes, or ...

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