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"I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)" by Barry Lyga

'I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)' by Barry Lyga

★★★★ Meet Jasper Dent. Jasper is the son of serial killer Billy Dent. Billy is behind bars now, but he used to take Jasper with him. Jasper knows more about human behavior and more ways to kill a person than most cops. He is terrified that he will follow in his father’s footsteps, that maybe killing is in his DNA. When a new murderer comes to town, he sets out to solve the crimes, both to clear his own name and to prove he’s not his Fath ...

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"Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)" by Leigh Bardugo

'Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)' by Leigh Bardugo

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that ...

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"Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)" by Kendare Blake

'Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)' by Kendare Blake

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.Searching fo ...

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"This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)" by Kenneth Oppel

'This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)' by Kenneth Oppel

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein and inseparable until Konrad falls gravely ill. In the forbidden Dark Library, Victor finds an ancient formula, and seeks an alchemist to recreate the Elixir of Life. With friends Elizabeth and Henry, he scales highest trees in the Strumwald, dives deepest lake caves, and each sacrifices a body part. ...

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"Cryer's Cross" by Lisa McMann

'Cryer's Cross' by Lisa McMann

Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer's Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she's not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world's sweetest boyfriend, behind.But when Cryer's Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if ...

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"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)" by Ransom Riggs

'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)' by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss ...

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"Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die, #1)" by Katie Alender

'Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die, #1)' by Katie Alender

Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude. When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned la ...

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"Lockdown (Escape From Furnace, #1)" by Alexander Gordon Smith

'Lockdown (Escape From Furnace, #1)' by Alexander Gordon Smith

Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the pr ...

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"The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)" by Rick Yancey

'The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)' by Rick Yancey

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore Warthorpe, a man with a most unusual specialty: monstrumology, the study of monsters. In his time with the do ...

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"Living Dead Girl" by Elizabeth Scott

'Living Dead Girl' by Elizabeth Scott

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was. When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends -- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. ...

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"Lord Loss (The Demonata, #1)" by Darren Shan

'Lord Loss (The Demonata, #1)' by Darren Shan

Grubbs Grady has stiff red hair and is a little big for his age, which means he can get into R-rated movies. He hates history and loves bacon, rats, and playing tricks on his squeamish older sister. When he opts out of a family weekend trip, he never guesses that he is about to take a terrifying journey into darkness. Hungry demons and howling werewolves haunt his waking nightmares... and threaten his life. ...

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"Remember Me (Remember Me, #1)" by Christopher Pike

'Remember Me (Remember Me, #1)' by Christopher Pike

Shari Cooper hadn't planned on dying, but four floors is a long way to fall. Her friends say she fell but Shari knew she had been murdered. Making a vow to herself to find her killer, Shari spies on her friends, and even enters their dreams. She also comes face-to-face with a nightmare from beyond the grave. The Shadow - a thing more horrible than death itself - is the key to Shari's death, and the only thing that can stop her murderer from murde ...

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