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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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

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 ★★★★★ 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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"Liars, Inc." by Paula Stokes

'Liars, Inc.' by Paula Stokes

Teen Book For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody nee ...

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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 ...

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"The Darkest Part of the Forest" by Holly Black

'The Darkest Part of the Forest' by Holly Black

Teen Book ★★★★★ This young adult novel takes us deep into the world of Faerie. Hazel and her brother Ben live in the town of Fairfold where humans and Folk live side by side in an uneasy form of peace. In the woods lies a horned boy in a glass coffin. Tourists come to gawk and debunk him as a myth and the locals adore him. His grove has become the party hangout for generations of local teens. Hazel and Ben have spent their whole childhood making up storie ...

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"All the Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven

'All the Bright Places' by Jennifer Niven

Teen Book ★★★★★ Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, and Finch calmly provides directions that bring Violet back to solid ground. Violet, in turn, directs him. Finch, who already has a reputation as a “freak” is content to let the world believe the Violet is the hero. Violet, who is struggling with the death of her sister the previous spring (as evidenced by her self-imposed isolation), isn’t sure how she came to be on tha ...

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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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"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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