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Nightstruck

Jenna Black · Tor Teen
Pages: 302
Format: Paperback

book 1 in the Nightstruck series

Nightstruck: the start of a spooky yet romantic dark paranormal horror series from Glimmerglass author Jenna Black.The night is the enemy, and the city of Philadelphia is its deadliest weapon.Becket is an ordinary teenage...

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The Killing Jar

Jennifer Bosworth · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"I try not to think about it, what I did to that boy." Seventeen-year-old Kenna Marsden has a secret. She's haunted by a violent tragedy she can't explain. Kenna's past has kept people-even her own mother-at a distance for years. Just when she finds a friend who loves...
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Passenger

Alexandra Bracken · Hyperion
Pages: 485
Format: Book

book 1 in the Passenger series

"Expert . . . Passenger succeeds as an adventure, as a romance and as a comparison of cultural norms. " -New York Times Book Review "Riveting, romantic... Fans of Outlander will see so much of Claire in Etta,...

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Tell Me Three Things

Julie Buxbaum · Ember
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

A New York Times Bestseller "Here are three things about this book: (1) It's . . . funny and romantic; (2) the mystery at the heart of the story will keep you turning the pages; (3) I have a feeling you'll be very happy you read it." - Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical...
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Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale

Liz Braswell · Disney Press
Pages: 449
Format: Book

book 2 in the Twisted Tales series

What if the sleeping beauty never woke up? Once Upon a Dream marks the second book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. It should be simple--a dragon defeated, a slumbering...

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Lady Midnight

Cassandra Clare · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 668
Format: Book

book 1 in the Dark Artifices series

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters...

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Truthwitch: A Witchlands Novel

Susan Dennard · Tom Doherty Associates Book
Pages: 430
Format: Book

book 1 in the Witchlands series

Two best friends use their magic to save the world from war and corruption in Susan Dennard's New York Times bestselling YA fantasy, Truthwitch.On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a "witchery,"...

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Don't Get Caught

Kurt Dinan · Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 331
Format: Print book

10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. -Chaos Club

When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught...

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The great American whatever

Tim Federle · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

"Teenaged Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter, copes with his sister's death while his best friend forces him back out into the world to face his reality"--Quinn Roberts' only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course,...
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We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler

Russell Freedman · Clarion Books
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover



In his signature eloquent prose, backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends...
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Girl in Pieces

Kathleen Glasgow · Delacorte Press
Pages: 406
Format: Print book

For fans of Girl, Interrupted, Thirteen Reasons Why, and All the Bright Places comes the New York Times bestselling novel Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything, calls "a haunting, beautiful, and necessary book that will stay with you long after...
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Genius: The Game

Leopoldo Gout
Format: Book

book 1 in the Genius series

Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together.

The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head...

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Rebel of the Sands

Alwyn Hamilton · Speak
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

book 1 in the Rebel of the Sands series

A sharpshooter. A dreamer. A damn good liar. Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic....

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The Diabolic

S J Kincaid · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 407
Format: Book

book 1 in the Diabolic series

Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy's most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator's daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A...

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Starflight

Melissa Landers · Disney Pr
Pages: 384
Format: Book

book 1 in the Starflight series

Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, but it's not like the law has ever...

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The Year We Fell Apart

Emily Martin · Simon Pulse
Pages: 316
Format: Paperback

In the tradition of Sarah Dessen, this powerful debut novel is a compelling portrait of a young girl coping with her mother's cancer as she figures out how to learn from - and fix - her past mistakes.Few things come as naturally to Harper as epic mistakes. In the past year she was kicked...
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Burning Midnight

Will Mcintosh · Ember
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

For fans of The Maze Runner and The Fifth Wave, this debut YA novel from Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh pits four underprivileged teens against an evil billionaire in the race of a lifetime. No one knows where the brilliant-colored spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden...
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Heartless

Marissa Meyer · Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 453
Format: Print book

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland -- the infamous Queen of Hearts -- she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most...

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All We Have Left

Wendy Mills · Bloomsbury
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Now:
Sixteen-year-old Jesse is used to living with the echoes of the past. Her older brother died in the September 11th attacks, and her dad since has filled their home with anger and grief. When Jesse gets caught up with the wrong crowd, one momentary hate-fueled decision...

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This Is Where It Ends

Marieke Nijkamp · Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times Bestseller!

Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun.

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02...

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If I Was Your Girl

Meredith Russo · Flatiron Books
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

A big-hearted, groundbreaking novel about being seen for who you really are, and a love story you can't help but root for

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she's determined...

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Scythe

Neal Shusterman · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 433
Format: Book

book 1 in the Arc of a Scythe series

Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.

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Love & Gelato

Jenna Evans Welch · Simon Pulse, 2016.
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn't in the mood for Italy's famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She's only there because it was her mother's...
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P.S. I Like You

Kasie West · Point
Pages: 329
Format: Print book

Signed, sealed, delivered...

While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous...
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The Art of Being Normal

Lisa Williamson · Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he's gay. The school bully thinks he's a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl.On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention...
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The Sun Is Also a Star

Nicola Yoon · Delacorte
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A 2016 National Book Award Finalist

Be the first to read the dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything

Natasha:
I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams...
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