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Continued Series Fiction:
Wylie escaped the camp in Maine but is still far from safe. Her best chance to protect herself is to understand her ability -- and fast. Is her bond with Jasper strong enough to overcome demons from the past? And can she find it in herself to do whatever it takes to help not just friends but complete strangers who may be just like her?
After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in Lera, a rival kingdom, Em has devised a plan that will rebuild Ruina to its former glory. But just because Em and Olivia are out of Lera doesn't mean they are safe. Their actions over the past year have had consequences, and they are now targets of retaliation. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir's betrothed in Lera, she's started to see another side to this war. Lera may have destroyed the Ruined for decades, but Em knows that Cas is different. And now that he's taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, she faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love.
Next by Kevin Waltman (D-Ball High School Hoops #1)
Indiana basketball prodigy Derrick Bowen--D-Bow to his friends--is impatient to start his freshman year, but his coach favors a senior for a guard spot; meanwhile, pressure at home builds for D-Bow to transfer from his neighborhood school to an exclusive prep school.
Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie (Haunting of Sunshine Girl #3)
Is Sunshine Griffith who she thinks she is? Now that her luiseach powers are fully awakened, and having barely survived an abyss full of demons at the end of Book Two, Sunshine must figure out who--or what--has been organizing the forces of darkness against her. Thanks to her brainiac boyfriend, Nolan, they not only unearth that Sunshine's death would trigger a calamitous event, but that all civilization depends on her survival. So when an unexpected event unleashes a fierce war between the luiseach and the demon army, Sunshine will learn a shocking truth about herself. Can she bring herself to make the ultimate sacrifice to save humankind?
Horde by Ann Aguirre (Razorland #3)
Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them.
Wandering Star by Romina Russell (Zodiac #2)
Rho is ready to live a quiet life until Ochus appears to her, bearing a cryptic message that leaves her with no choice but to fight and she embarks on a journey through a new set of Houses that reveal much more about the Galaxy and herself.
Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman (Blackhearts #2)
First mate Teach contemplating mutiny to protect his crew from Spanish attackers, while Anne makes it to Nassau only to be confronted by lawlessness and corruption.
Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake (Library Jumpers #2)
Having to balance her Chiavi hunt with being a Sentinel, going to school, and dealing with her wonky relationship with Arik, Gia must find a way to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse.
Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer (Spindle Fire #1)
When a drop of blood touched by faeries puts Aurora in a deep sleep, her blind half-sister Isabelle embarks on a dangerous journey to find the prince whose kiss of true love will waken Aurora.
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
When Neverfell, who has no memory, arrives in Caverna, her facial expressions make her very dangerous to the people who live with blank faces or pay dearly to learn to simulate emotions.
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.
Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis (Given Duet #1)
Khosa is destined to be sacrificed to the sea and struggles understand her destiny as the kingdom comes under attack and the ocean threatens to destroy them all.
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
A small town pianist ponders a new life away from her embarrassing mother when a beautiful girl shows up and changes everything.
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a "mainstream" school in the suburbs, where she's treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up. Out in the 'burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off--and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.
Looking for Group by Rory Harrison
Dylan doesn't have a lot of experience with comfort. His room in the falling-down Village Estates can generously be categorized as "squalid," and he sure as hell isn't getting any love from his mother, who seemed to--no, definitely did--enjoy the perks that went along with being the parent of a "cancer kid." His only escape has been in the form of his favorite video game--World of Warcraft--and the one true friend who makes him feel understood, even if it is just online: Nuba. And now that Dylan is suddenly in remission, he wants to take Nuba on a real mission, one he never thought he'd live to set out on: a journey to a mysterious ship in the middle of the Salton Sea. But Nuba--real-life name Arden--is fighting her own battles, ones that Dylan can't always help her win. As they navigate their way west, they grapple with Nuba's father (who refuses to recognize his daughter's true gender), Dylan's addiction, and the messy, complicated romance fighting so hard to blossom through the cracks of their battle-hardened hearts.
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Juliet Young has always written letters to her mother, a world famous photojournalist--even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. When Declan finds a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist the urge to write back. Soon, he is sharing his pain with a perfect stranger. When real life interferes with their secret life of letters, Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.
Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn
In this romantic, contemporary suburban odyssey, Victoria Navarro has one night to throw the ultimate graduation party, say goodbye to lifelong friends, and make sure her long-time crush never forgets her.
That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim
High school has ended, and Shabnam Qureshi is facing a summer of loneliness and boredom. She's felt alienated from her gutsy best friend, Farah, ever since Farah started wearing the Muslim head scarf--without even bothering to discuss it with Shabnam first. But no one else comes close to understanding her, especially not her parents. All Shabnam wants to do is get through the summer. Get to Penn. Begin anew. Not look back. That is, until she meets Jamie...In her quest to figure out who she really is and what she really wants, Shabnam looks for help in an unexpected place--her family.
Conjuror by John and Carole Barrowman (Orion Chronicles #1)
Sixteen-year-old twins Matt and Em Calder are Animare: they can bring art to life, and travel in time through paintings. They work for Orion - the Animare MI5 - protecting the secrecy of their order and investigating crimes committed by their own kind. It's dangerous work. But when they are sent to Edinburgh to find a teenage boy who can alter reality with his music, they are drawn into something more dangerous still. For this boy, Remy, is the Conjurer's Son. And he carries something that could change humanity forever…
Fireworks by Katie Cotugno
It was always meant to be Olivia. She was the talented one, the one who had been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, was the level-headed one, always on the sidelines, cheering her best friend along. But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who's never sung more than Olivia's backup. Dana, who wasn't even looking for fame. Next thing she knows, she and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, the earnest, endlessly talented boy who's destined to be the next big thing. It should be a dream come true, but as the days of grueling practice and constant competition take their toll, things between Olivia and Dana start to shift . . . and there's only room at the top for one girl.
The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson (Only Thing #1)
After years of competing against each other, Trixie and Ben form a fandom-based tentative friendship when their best friends start dating each other, but after Trixie's friend gets expelled for cheating they have to choose which side they are on.
Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting in and getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where they stand in the ugly anti-Muslim politics of the time.
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it's been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she's fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she's destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever. The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona's friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he's talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.
Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer
Sixteen-year-old Quinn Cutler, daughter of Congressional candidate, is pregnant with no memory of having had sex, and when word gets out, some claim she carries the next Messiah.
Speak of Me as I Am by Sonia Belasco
Damon and Melanie, two teenagers who have lost loved ones, meet and help each other grieve, but as their friendship deepens into romance, things get complicated fast.
What Girls Are Made Of by Elana Arnold
Sixteen-year-old Nina Faye navigates the difficult world of teenage relationships and dysfunctional family dynamics.
Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson
Riya and Abby were best friends in their small California town, but Riya and her family moved to Berlin for Riya's junior year and it was hard to stay in touch; so now that the year has passed, Riya proposes that they take a two week Grand Tour and travel around Europe to reconnect--but the trouble is that they have both been hiding secrets, and those secrets threaten to push them apart forever.
Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain (Chloe Snow’s Diary #1)
Chloe Snow chronicles a year in her high school life, sharing the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love.
Blood Family by Anne Fine
A boy with an abusive father grows up and fears that he has the same potential for violence as his father.
Beck by Mal Peet
Orphaned as a child and sent to live among religious caretakers in Canada, Beck endures harsh labor and searches for love while traveling back and forth across the American border during the height of the Great Depression.
Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis
Sixteen-year-old Delaney Delgado knows miracles aren't real--if they were, her kid sister wouldn't be dead. So when the image of baby Jesus appears on a Babybel cheese wheel, she's not buying the idea that God's got a dairy obsession. Soon, religious signs begin turning up all over Del's hometown, tiny Clemency, Texas. Overnight, news vans fill the streets and religious pilgrims start searching for God in the discount aisle of the grocery store...Hell-bent on proving the so-called miracles are fake, Del convinces her best friend, Gabe, to help her find the truth...This novel is neither pro nor anti-religion, and will appeal to fans of contemporary YA novels that explore deep themes with an element of humor.
Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A.E. Kaplan
Tom Grendel lives a quiet life--writing in his notebooks, mowing lawns for his elderly neighbors, and pining for Willow, a girl next door who rejects the "manic-pixie-dream" label. But when Willow’s brother, Rex (the bro-iest bro ever to don a jockstrap), starts throwing wild parties, the idyllic senior citizens’ community where they live is transformed into a war zone. Tom is rightfully pissed--his dad is an Iraq vet, and the noise from the parties triggers his PTSD--so he comes up with a plan to end the parties for good. But of course, it’s not that simple.
Mystery & Thrillers:
Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
In 1800s London, a young heiress and her lawyer are caught up in a kidnapping plot to steal her fortune, but as their investigation delves deeper and their affections for each other grow, Lydia starts to wonder what she truly wants.
Antisocial by Jillian Blake
Senior spring at Alexandria Prep, and Anna Soler has just been dumped by her basketball star boyfriend--with no explanation--and even her closest friends are ignoring her. Someone is determined to knock the kings and queens of the school off their thrones: one by one, their phones get hacked and their personal messages and photos are leaked. At first it's funny, but as the hacks escalate and dark secrets are exposed, lives are shattered. Can Anna protect her secrets in an always-connected society?
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge. Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked "KING CITY" by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can't seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels. Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton's son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane's started to see her son's father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it. Diane's search to reconnect with her son and Jackie's search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: "KING CITY". It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures...if they can ever find it.
Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan
The Gray House is an astounding tale of how what others understand as liabilities can be leveraged into strengths. Bound to wheelchairs and dependent on prosthetic limbs, the physically disabled students living in the House are overlooked by the Outsides. Not that it matters to anyone living in the House, a hulking old structure that its residents know is alive. From the corridors and crawl spaces to the classrooms and dorms, the House is full of tribes, tinctures, scared teachers, and laws--all seen and understood through a prismatic array of teenagers' eyes. But student deaths and mounting pressure from the Outsides put the time-defying order of the House in danger. As the tribe leaders struggle to maintain power, they defer to the awesome power of the House, attempting to make it through days and nights that pass in ways that clocks and watches cannot record.
Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay
At Cate's isolated boarding school, Killer Game is a tradition. Only a select few are invited to play. They must avoid being killed by a series of thrilling pranks, and identify the murderer. But this time, it's different: the game stops feeling fake and starts getting dangerous and Cate's the next target. Can they find the culprit ... before it's too late?
Cabin by Natasha Preston
A crazy night of partying at a remote cabin leaves two of Mackenzie's friends dead--murdered. Someone among the survivors isn't telling the truth.
Takedown by Corrie Wang
In this near-future mystery, Kyla Cheng, the smartest, hottest, most popular student at her Brooklyn high school, gets taken down a peg by a faked sex tape that goes viral.
Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
When her perfectly planned summer of quality time with her parents, her serious boyfriend, and her Bible camp unravels and long-hidden family secrets emerge, Lucy must figure out what she is made of and what grace really means.
Off the Ice by Julie Cross (Juniper Falls #1)
Claire O'Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn't mean she wants to be. One semester off, that's what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business a hockey bar beside the ice rink afloat. After that, shes getting the hell out. Again. Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team's star goalie, suddenly he's in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire's sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good. It's the absolute worst time to fall in love. For Tate and Claire, hockey isn't just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.
Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski
Meg and Linus are bound by a shared love of school, a coffee obsession, and being queer. They have each other, a few Star Trek boxed sets, and they're pretty happy. Then Sophia, Meg's longtime girlfriend, breaks up with Meg and Linus starts tutoring the totally dreamy new kid, Danny. Meg thinks setting them up is the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. Can they learn to get out of their comfort zones and take risks-- and maybe even stand on their own?
Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall #1)
Seven insomniac teenagers participate in an experimental sleep study and find themselves thrown together in a shared dreamworld where their worst nightmares come to life.
Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy
Twenty five girls are invited to attend the mysterious Camp So-and-So over the summer where they work with their cabin mates to compete in the All-Camp Sports 7 Follies.
Unplugged by Donna Freitas (Unplugged #1)
In the App World, Skye is a sixteen-year-old virtual girl without any glamorous downloads or fancy effects. She joined the App World for the promise of a better, virtual life, but she's looking forward to her seventeenth birthday, when she gets to unplug, see her mother and sister again, and decide which world she belongs in once and for all. Without warning, the border between worlds suddenly closes. Skye is trapped, and her only chance to unplug and see her family again is to find and help Rain Holt, the son of the most powerful leader in App World, who was also left behind when the border closed. But when Skye unplugs, she discovers that the reasons for the border closing are much bigger than anyone in the App World knows, and that she somehow has a part to play--a part that will turn friends into traitors and strangers into followers. And the only person she can trust--in either world--is herself.
Body Market by Donna Freitas (Unplugged #2)
When Skylar's sister betrays her and opens the Body Market, everyone in the App World is for sale and Skylar resolves to stop her sister and the malevolent market.
Eat the Sky Drink the Ocean: Stories of Imagination and Daring edited by Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar, and Anita Ray
This collection of feminist fantasy and science fiction stories weaves together impossibilities, dreams, and ambitions to reimagine what girls -- and boys -- can be. Award-winning Australian and Indian authors worked together and separately to create stories that bridge continents and will inspire readers to open their minds and take a fresh look at the world we know.
Don't let your inner critic get in the way of being confident! How to Like Yourself offers a quirky, inspiring, and practical guide to help you overcome feelings of self-criticism, improve self-esteem, and be the true star in your life.
This Book is Gay by James Dawson
Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder.
Vincent & Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Heiligman draws on the letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime to weave a tale of two lives intertwined as Theo supported Vincent's struggles to find his path in life.
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, Vassa uses a magical gift from her dead mother to take on Baba Yaga, the witch who owns the local convenience store. Inspired by the Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful.
Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis #1)
As the Anvil, an enormous asteroid, threatens to end all life on Earth, sixteen-year-old Min begins to uncover a lifetime of lies, a sinister conspiracy involving all students in her sophomore class in Fire Lake, Idaho.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty (Traitor’s Trilogy #1)
To escape the threat of being married off by her uncle, orphaned Sage Fowler accepts an apprenticeship with a matchmaker. Intelligent and unruly, she's perfect for gathering information on prospective clients. Protected by a small army contingent, Sage and her mentor escort a group of ladies to be matched with noblemen. Sage spies on soldiers and brides alike as they travel. Amongst rumors of a political uprising, a handsome soldier recruits Sage to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers, the more uncertain she is of whom to trust. Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom. With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, The Traitor's Kiss is Jane Austen with an espionage twist.
Shutter by Courtney Alameda
Seventeen-year-old Micheline Helsing is a tetrachcromat, able to see ghosts in color and capture them on film, but when a routine hunt goes awry, Micheline is infected with a curse known as a soulchain and if she is unable to exorcise the entity in seven days, she will be destroyed, body and soul.
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (Openly Straight #1)
A witty, coming-out-again story follows teenage Rafe's journey through being different, fitting in, and finding what it means to be himself.
End of Oz by Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die #4)
Dorothy Gale was buried when the Emerald Palace crashed to the ground; Ozma has been restored to the throne. But girls from Kansas are harder to kill than you'd think. Now Amy Gumm is following the Road of Yellow Brick toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. Surprise! He has a gingham-clad bride. And the line between Good and Wicked is blurring.