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'The Shadow Hour (The Girl at Midnight, #2)' by Melissa Grey

"The Shadow Hour (The Girl at Midnight, #2)" by Melissa Grey

Teen Book ★★★★★ This follow up to "The Girl at Midnight" did not disappoint! Echo and her diverse crew may have survived their quest to discover the firebird, but the promised peace is a distant promise at best. Hidden away in a London safe house, they’ve escaped the detection of the two warring races (the Avicen and Drakharin) who covet the firebird and consider them traitors. They cannot stay concealed indefinitely, and Echo’s unease regarding a pos ...

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'Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories' by Stephanie Perkins

"Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories" by Stephanie Perkins

Teen Book ★★★★★ "Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom." Summer is here and so is the latest young adult short story collection edited by Stephanie Perkins. This is a great summer companion to Perkins' other anthology, "My True Love Gave to Me", which features winter stories. Spotlighting twelve different YA authors, each story has its ow ...

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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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'How to Love' by Katie Cotugno

"How to Love" by Katie Cotugno

Teen Book ★★★★ Reena has always been the good girl: straight A student, responsible job holder, and good friend. Despite her good girl status, Reena has also always been in love with bad boy Sawyer LeGrande. When Sawyer starts to take notice of her, Reena's life becomes an exhilarating and devastating roller coaster of events. The chapters alternate between Reena's relationship with Sawyer and three years after the relationship ends. After a series of he ...

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'Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1)' by Leila Howland

"Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1)" by Leila Howland

Teen Book ★★★★ A cozy and captivating summer beach read, "Nantucket Blue" takes us through the most pivotal summer of Cricket Thompson's life. The summer before her senior year of high school, Cricket's life monumentally changes when her best friend's mother suddenly dies. Nora, whom Cricket spent more time with than her own newly divorced mother, leaves a gaping hole, one that turns Cricket's best friend into someone that barely continues to talk to her ...

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'Eleanor & Park' by Rainbow Rowell

"Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell

Teen Book ★★★★★ Eleanor and Park are both high school outsiders in 1986 Omaha. Eleanor is the new girl in town with an unstable and threatening family life. Park is half-Korean in a white-dominated town who struggles to fit in not only at school but with his own family. When the two outlanders sit on the school bus together, they find an acceptance in each other and create a bond that cannot be broken. Even though the book is classified as young adult ...

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'Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)' by Gayle Forman

"Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)" by Gayle Forman

Teen Book ★★★★★ This book, told from the point of view of main character Allyson, tells the story of her chance encounter with Willem and their one day spent in Paris. Allyson and Willem are an unlikely pair who seem to be inexplicably drawn to one another. Little does Allyson know that the one day in Paris will define her life and help her understand who she is in it’s aftermath. A love story like I have not read in quite some time, this young adult no ...

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'Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton, #1)' by Leila Rasheed

"Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton, #1)" by Leila Rasheed

Teen Book One house, two worlds...Rose Cliffe has never met a young lady like her new mistress. Clever, rich, and beautiful, Ada Averley treats Rose as an equal. And Rose could use a friend. Especially now that she, at barely sixteen, has risen to the position of ladies' maid. Rose knows she should be grateful to have a place at a house like Somerton. Still, she can't help but wonder what her life might have been had she been born a lady ...

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'My Life Next Door' by Huntley Fitzpatrick

"My Life Next Door" by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Teen Book "One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time."The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through ...

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'Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)' by Katie McGarry

"Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)" by Katie McGarry

Teen Book "I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.So wrong for each other...and yet so right.No ...

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'Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)' by Tammara Webber

"Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)" by Tammara Webber

Teen Book When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's fra ...

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'The Selection (The Selection, #1)' by Kiera Cass

"The Selection (The Selection, #1)" by Kiera Cass

Teen Book For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a f ...

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'Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)' by Robin LaFevers

"Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)" by Robin LaFevers

Teen Book Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Deat ...

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'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green

"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

Teen Book ★★★★★ John Green is a master storyteller. He manages to tell the story of a misfit group of teenage cancer patients without pity or sappiness. What emerges instead is a real portrayal of teenagers who happen to have cancer and all of the highs and lows that come with life, death and adolescence. The characters are amazingly written. I found myself wanting to re-read this book, just to spend more time with Augustus and Hazel. ...

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'The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight' by Jennifer E. Smith

"The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" by Jennifer E. Smith

Teen Book ★★★★ Hadley's parents are divorced and she is expected to fly to London to meet her father for his second marriage to a woman she's never met. Hadley is less than thrilled to have to leave Connecticut to go to a wedding that, in Hadley's mind, shouldn't be happening. To make matters worse, she misses her flight by a few minutes and has to draw out the whole process even more by taking the next departure. But she ends up sharing the flight wi ...

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'Catching Jordan' by Miranda Kenneally

"Catching Jordan" by Miranda Kenneally

Teen Book ONE OF THE BOYSWhat girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Gr ...

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'Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)' by Stephanie Perkins

"Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)" by Stephanie Perkins

Teen Book There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood ...

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'Delirium (Delirium, #1)' by Lauren Oliver

"Delirium (Delirium, #1)" by Lauren Oliver

Teen Book There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them. Until now.Now everything has changed. Now I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a ...

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'Hades (Halo, #2)' by Alexandra Adornetto

"Hades (Halo, #2)" by Alexandra Adornetto

Teen Book Heaven Help Her.Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth ...

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'Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)' by Stephanie Perkins

"Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)" by Stephanie Perkins

Teen Book Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of ...

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'Matched (Matched, #1)' by Ally Condie

"Matched (Matched, #1)" by Ally Condie

Teen Book In the Society, officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one…until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choice ...

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'Fallen (Fallen, #1)' by Lauren Kate

"Fallen (Fallen, #1)" by Lauren Kate

Teen Book What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart. Get ready to fall . . . ...

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'Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)' by Maggie Stiefvater

"Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)" by Maggie Stiefvater

Teen Book For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy who ...

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'One Day' by David Nicholls

"One Day" by David Nicholls

Teen Book It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of ...

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'Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)' by Simone Elkeles

"Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)" by Simone Elkeles

Teen Book A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created 'perfect' life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her rela ...

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