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Continued Series Fiction

Firebrand by A.J. Hartley (Alternative Detective #2)

Anglet Sutonga, a former Steeplejack, must pose as a foreign princess to catch the thief who stole the government's plans for a secret weapon. Yet Ang has other things on her mind as well. Refugees from the north are trickling into the city, but an ambitious politician is proposing extreme measures to get rid of them, and when Ang discovers that one theft could spark a conflagration of conspiracy that will threaten the most vulnerable of Bar-Selehm, she decides she is the only one who can stop it.

Speculative Fiction

The Possible by Tara Altebrando

A podcaster stirs up seventeen-year-old Kaylee's memories of her birth mother, who is infamous for alleged telekinetic ability and for murdering her own son.

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser (Song of the Current #1)

When Caroline Oresteia, seventeen, finally has a chance to be a wherryman, she gets caught in a web of politics and lies, with her father's life at stake.

Realistic Fiction

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard

When sixteen-year-old Elizabeth is sent to the Wallingfield Psychiatric Facility's Residential Treatment Center, she encounters girls whose problems seem much greater than her own anorexia.

Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone

Sadie Sullivan's pre-senior year summer changes for the better when she and four other teens band together to right local wrongs, but the Unlikelies and their heady new friendships soon face obstacles that could tear them apart.

Wildman by J.C. Geiger

Lance Hendricks, eighteen, is an over-achiever headed to the last big party before graduation when his car breaks down in a remote Washington town, leading to life-changing experiences.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Fame and success come at a cost for Natasha "Tash" Zelenka when she creates the web series "Unhappy Families," a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina--written by Tash's eternal love Leo Tolstoy.

Historical Fiction

Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Toyna Bolden

Freed from slavery, Mariah and her young brother Zeke join Sherman's march through Georgia, where Mariah meets a free black named Caleb and dares to imagine the possibility of true love, but hope can come at a cost.

Mystery & Thrillers

Breaking by Danielle Rollins

Charlotte, an outsider at prestigious Underhill Preparatory Institute, must decide if she is willing to risk her own safety and sanity to discover the truth about her two best friends' suicides.

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill

A young runaway is welcomed into the arms of an affluent family after he takes on the identity of the family's missing son, Daniel, only to slowly realize that the family knows more about Daniel's disappearance than they are letting on.

And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin

When five high school students are brought together under mysterious circumstances, they begin to piece together a theory that their parents are working together to kill them all.

Romance

Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney

For the first time ever, the Weston sisters are at the same boarding school. After an administration scandal at Libby's all-girls school threatens her chances at a top university, she decides to join Charlotte at posh and picturesque Sussex Park. Social-climbing Charlotte considers it her sisterly duty to bring Libby into her circle: Britain's young elites, glamorous teens who vacation in Hong Kong and the South of France and are just as comfortable at a polo match as they are at a party. It's a social circle that just so happens to include handsome seventeen-year-old Prince Edward, heir to Britain's throne. If there are any rules of sisterhood, "Don't fall for the same guy" should be one of them. But sometimes chemistry--even love--grows where you least expect it. In the end, there may be a price to pay for romancing the throne...and more than one path to happily ever after.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

A disaster in romance, high school senior Desi Lee decides to tackle her flirting failures by watching Korean television dramas, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten.

Perfect Ten by L. Philips

Sam Raines performs a love spell with his Wiccan best friend after breaking up with the only other gay guy at school and finds himself pursued by three seemingly perfect suitors.

Romeo, Juliet, & Jim by Larry Schwarz and Iva-Marie Palmer (Untitled #1)

In this version of Shakespeare's famous love story set in present-day Paris, Romeo and Juliet, heirs to the rival fashion houses of Montague and Capulet, share a secret relationship until a mysterious American befriends the young lovers.

Scary/Horror

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux (House of Furies #1)

Escaping from her harsh school before finding work as a maid in an English boarding house, Louisa realizes that her mysterious employer and his staff execute cruel judgments on the guests.

Science Fiction

Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker

Thirteen-year-old Felix Yz chronicles the final month before an experimental procedure meant to separate him from the fourth-dimensional creature, Zyx, with whom he was accidentally fused as a young child.

Nonfiction

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager

A LGBTQ chronicle for teens shares hip, engaging facts about 23 influential gender-ambiguous notables from the era of the Roman Empire to the present, exploring how they defied convention to promote civil rights, pursue relationships on their own terms and shape culture.

Ryan Higa’s How to Write Good by Ryan Higa

An unconventional, irreverent, yet heartfelt memoir by Ryan Higa, one of the top creators on YouTube.

Audiobooks

Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah Maas (Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit--and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords--and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place. She may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her twin brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands.

Megalist: New YA!

Continued Series Fiction:

Dove Alight by Karen Bao (Dove Chronicles #3)

Shy, introverted Phaet Theta has gone from being a top student to an interplanetary fugitive to the reluctant but fierce leader of a revolution. With the Earthbound on their side, she and her friends finally have a chance at toppling the evil leaders who've held the Moon captive for decades. But as the death tolls rise, the cost of the war weighs heavily on Phaet, even as she's forced to lead her siblings and Wes, the love of her life, into terrible danger. Phaet started this war because she lost someone she loved. Will she have to lose another to end it?

Royal Tour by Amy Alward (Potion Diaries #2)

Since winning the Hunt and saving her new BFF, Princess Evelyn, Sam Kemi has been royally busy. Meanwhile, someone has tampered with her grandad's mind and she is the only one who can unlock his memories.

Refuge for Masterminds by Kathleen Baldwin (Stranje House #3)

It's 1814. Napoleon has escaped his imprisonment on Elba. Britain is at war on four fronts. And at Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, five young ladies are secretly being trained for a world of spies, diplomacy, and war. Napoleon's invasion of England is underway and someone at Stranje House is sneaking information to his spies. Lady Jane Moore is determined to find out who it is. If anyone can discover the traitor, it is Jane- for, according to headmistress Emma Stranje, Lady Jane is a mastermind. Jane doesn't consider herself a mastermind. It's just that she tends to grasp the facts of a situation quickly, and by so doing, she's able to devise and implement a sensible course of action. Is Jane enough of a mastermind to save the brash young American inventor Alexander Sinclair, her friends at Stranje House, and possibly England itself?

Just Dreaming by Kerstin Gier (Silver #3)

Able to visit other people's dreams, Liv's troubles are just beginning. A rocky romance, a malicious blogger with a hidden identity, a wedding, and a classmate (or two) dead-set on revenge all await Liv in this action-packed conclusion to the Silver trilogy

Battlemage by Taran Matharu (Summoner #3)

Fletcher and his classmates from Vocans Academy--including the elf Sylva and the dwarf Othello--travel through the ether, where they must pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace. As he leads a small army of soldiers, Fletcher will face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc, Khan, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher loves.

Seeker by Veronica Rossi (Riders #2)

After sealing Sebastian in a dark dimension with the demon Samrael, Daryl loses her visions and must rely on her instincts to lead the riders into a shadowy realm where she fears she may have to use evil powers in order to rescue him.

Umberland by Wendy Spinale (Everland #2)

Bella, Gwen, and the Lost Boys have escaped to Alnwick Castle, but it is not the safe haven they hoped it would be for the "cure" for the Horologia virus has mutated into something even worse--so the Duchess Alyssa and Maddox Hadder set out searching for the virus's origin, an extinct poisonous apple, supposedly from a tree at the center of a labyrinth hidden deep within Germany and guarded by monsters.

Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye (Crown’s Game #2)

Vika struggles with dangers in her new role as the Imperial Enchanter while Pasha faces disputes about his legitimacy and Nikolai considers how far he is willing to go to return to the world.

Monstrous by Thomas Sniegoski (Savage #2)

The horrors that began in Savage continue in Boston as Sydney and her friends work to protect the city from the newly crazed rampage of animals and try to figure out the origin of the storm and its power.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (To All the Boys . . . #3)

While helping plan her father's wedding, senior Lara Jean struggles with choosing a college and questions how graduation is going to change her relationship with her boyfriend Peter.

Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd (Cage #3)

Cora pushes her mind and body to the limit in her attempt to escape Armstrong and the deranged sheriff keeping her there, while Mali and Leon attempt a mission to rescue Cassian and Nok's due date approaches.

Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah Maas (Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

Feyre returns to the Spring Court on a reconnaissance mission about the invading king. As a spy, the future of the entire kingdom may rely on her ability to play her part perfectly, and her decisions about who to trust and which allies are best will decide the outcome of the coming war.

Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner (Queen’s Thief #5)

Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire. But with a whispered warning the future he envisioned is wrenched away, and he is forced onto a very different path.

Speculative Fiction

Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beatty (Traitor’s Trilogy #1)

Sage Fowler, the apprentice to a matchmaker, becomes a spy for the army to uncover a treasonous plot and finds herself entangled in a romance with a soldier.

Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari (Windy City Magic #1)

Amber Sand has the magical ability to envision anyone's soul mate, but when Charlie Blitzman, the Chicago mayor's son and most-desired boy in school, comes to Amber for help in finding his father's missing girlfriend, Amber sadly sees that Charlie is not destined for her.

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

Unable to control his ability to travel through time, Kale must deal with the effects of his time serving as a soldier in World War II and his desire to have a normal relationship with his father and Harper, the girl who used to live next door.

Black Witch by Laurie Frost (Black Witch Chronicles #1)

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people --including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians --is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits --if only she can find the courage to trust those she's been taught to hate and fear.

Reaper by Kyra Leigh

When Rosie dies in a car crash, she learns that before going to Paradise, she must return to earth as a reaper and collect three souls.

your name. by Makoto Shinkai

Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town deep in the mountains, has a dream that she is a boy living an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As they realize they are changing places, their encounter sets the cogs of fate into motion.

Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner

Chester has taken to the road, traveling from village to village desperately searching for his father, who has disappeared. One night while fiddling to earn a few coins, he accidentally connects to the Song—the music that fuels every aspect of the world, and that it’s illegal for him to interact with. He’s caught and sentenced to death for his crime. Only a licensed Songshaper can bend music to his will. But someone in the crowd—a member of the infamous Nightfall Gang—stages a daring rescue and whisks Chester into the Hush, a shadowy nightmare mirror-world where Music can be deadly and Echoes can kill. Susanna, the Captain of the Nightfall Gang has been watching Chester. She needs him to pull off an elaborate plan that will take down the governing body that keeps her an outlaw and made her the fragment she is. Susanna needs him to exact her revenge, even if he dies doing it.

Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson (Book #1)

Princess Evelayn, eighteen, of Éadrolan must rely on her newly acquired magical powers as war between the Light Kingdom and the Dark Kingdom rages.

Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts (Book #1)

Tilla, the illegitimate daughter of Lord Kent, bands together with other outcasts in an attempt to prevent civil war and protect Lyriana, a sheltered, visiting princess whose life is in danger.

Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell

For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney's AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong. The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything-- except Miss Sweeney's copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney's real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City-- and she's in trouble. So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, incredibly smart-- yet he's never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can't help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Brontë's novel. Could it be?

Realistic Fiction

Birdy Flynn by Helen Donohoe

Birdy Flynn carries a lot of secrets. The time boys tortured a cat and Birdy had to drown it in the river to stop it from suffering. The time Mrs. Cope, the teacher, touched Birdy. The gypsy girl at school who Birdy likes. But no one can know about any of these secrets. Because Birdy's other secret is that while she fights as good as the boys, she is a girl, and she doesn't always feel like a girl is supposed to. She's growing up in an imperfect family, and an imperfect world, and wants to become the person she was meant to be.

Fashion Committee by Susan Juby

Charlie and John are both gunning for the same scholarship to a private arts high school. For this coveted spot, they must compete in a fashion competition--and only one can win.

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Suigura

When her family moves to California, 16 year old Sana Kiyohara falls for the beautiful and smart Jamie Ramirez but struggles with differences between their diverse friend groups, a boy's sweet but unrequited affection, and her father's increasingly obvious affair.

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers

It's bad enough when high-school senior Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving her small town's end-of-summer fair. It's even worse when she discovers that the phone she now has belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon and that he's just left for football camp...with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. And as Keeley gets to know Talon, she starts to like him. Keeley learns there's more to Talon than the egocentric jock most people see. There's more to Keeley, too. Texting Talon, she can step out of the shadow of her popular twin brother. Texting Talon, she can be the person she's always wanted to be. Sparks fly when the two finally meet to exchange their phones. But while Keeley has been playing a part online, Talon has been keeping a secret. He has a different connection to Keeley---one that has nothing to do with phones, and one that will make their new relationship all but impossible. Knowing what she now knows, can Keeley trust him? And can love in the present erase mistakes of the past?

Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi

It was a normal Tuesday until Kai discovered a letter, tucked into a pile of their family's mail, from her older sister, Jen. "If you are reading this, I am already gone." Jen has committed suicide. Dealing with Jen's funeral and with their devastated parents, Kai is also searching for answers. Soon she's caught in a vicious downward spiral, self-medicating and lashing out at the people she loves. When her parents send Kai to the Treehouse, a summer camp for grieving teens, she's not a happy camper. Then she begins to share her feelings, find a way forward, even laugh... and fall in love.

Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie Nelson

This contemporary retelling of the The Great Gatsby follows Tanner McKay, a star on his public high school's debating team as he ambitiously pursues and wins a scholarship at the elite Bannerman Prep. Debate is Tanner's ticket out of a life of poverty and family drama--and into a new and better future. But when he's paired with the prep school playboy everyone calls the Duke, Tanner's plans seem doomed to fail. As he gets sucked into the Duke's flashy world, the thrill of the high life and the adrenaline of the edge become addictive. Duke's castle is built on shady, shaky secrets, and the walls are about to topple.

Go-Between by Veronica Chambers

Both of sixteen-year-old Cammi's parents are stars in Mexico, but everything changes when her mother accepts a role in an American sitcom.

My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson

Wanting nothing more than to survive high school, Chris, the only stepchild in a social-climbing family, forges an unexpected romance with his stepsister's wealthy boyfriend before a new friend helps him learn to accept himself and his family.

Historical Fiction

Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

After being betrayed and cast out, Lady Magdalen and Steffan the Duke of Wolfberg must work together to reclaim their rightful titles.

Humor

Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Too shy to look for a prom date, Deacon decides to ask his grandmother to the event and when a video of their dancing goes viral, he finds his life taking an unforgettable turn.

Note Worthy by Riley Redgate

Feeling undervalued because of musical talents that place her outside the spotlight, Jordan disguises herself as a boy to gain entry into a competitive, all-male acappella group that is looking for a singer with her vocal range.

No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky

Civic-minded teen Gregor Maravilla attends an activist's summer camp where he participates in a charity competition that triggers a rivalry with a famous young actress whose choices encourage campers to sabotage each other.

Mystery & Thrillers

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

A girl with recurring memory loss chases down the boy she loves based on the one memory she is able to hold onto.

Violet Grenade by Veronica Scott

When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in secluded West Texas. Left with few alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn't long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam's approval. But after suffering weeks of bullying and unearthing the madam's secrets, Domino decides to leave. It'll be harder than she thinks, though, because the madam doesn't like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn't know about the person living inside Domino's mind.

Grit by Gillian French

It's summer in rural Maine; when 17-year-old Darcy Prentiss isn't raking berries with her sister during the day, she's drinking and swimming with the boys in the quarry at night. But the fun is what's been keeping Darcy's mind off the things she can't forget: a disturbing secret she shares with Nell, the mysterious disappearance of her ex-best friend, and that hazy Fourth of July party that ended with Darcy drunk, flat on her back, and wondering how she let it get this far. Everything she has been trying to keep down comes bubbling to the surface when she is nominated to be Bay Festival Princess.

Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

In a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies, the stakes are high for two agents, Caden and Dylan, whose mission to compete for a girl destined for great power becomes complicated when Caden finds himself falling in love with his competition.

Crazy House by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

In a future world where teenagers are taken, imprisoned, and forced to fight for their survival, well-behaved Cassie will do whatever it takes to save her rebellious twin sister from Death Row.

Romance

Grace and the Fever by Zan Romanoff

Still obsessed with the boy band Fever Dream long after her friends lose interest, Grace unexpectedly meets band member Jes and embarks on an unlikely romance that leads her to confront complex truths about herself and the realities of stardom.

When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Meet Oakley Ford -- teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls & and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down. Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett -- devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centred jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life, right?

Science Fiction

Exo Project by Andrew Deyong

When Matthew joins the Exo Project, which has the goal of securing a new home for humankind as the Earth's temperature rises, he meets Kiva, an exoplanet teenager with whom he feels a strong bond.

Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent

In a world where everyone is the same, Trigger 17 convinces Dahlia 16 that she is unique but this proves that both are flawed, which could lead to dire consequences for their entire genomes.

Megalist: Even More New YA!

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Continued Series Fiction:

Scattering by Kimberly McCreight (Outliers #2)

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?

Avenged by Amy Tintera (Ruined #2)

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.

Speculative Fiction:

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.

Realistic Fiction:

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.

Historical Fiction:

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.

Humor:

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.

Romance:

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?

Scary/Horror:

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.

Science Fiction:

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.

Short Stories:

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.

Nonfiction:

How to Like Yourself: A Teen’s Guide to Quieting Your Inner Critic and Building Lasting Self-Esteem by Cheryl M. Bradshaw

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.

Audiobooks:

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.

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Continued Series Fiction:

Adjustment by Suzanne Young (Program #5)

When Tatum's boyfriend, Weston, loses his memories of her in The Program, they decide to undergo The Adjustment, where Tatum's memories of their time together are implanted into Weston's mind, but trouble lies ahead when Weston's emotions do not match the experiences.

Legion by Julie Kagawa (Talon #4)

Devastated by revelations about the Talon dragon organization, hatchling Ember Hill stands beside the rogue dragon, Riley, against her heir-apparent brother, Dante, who has threatened to unleash the greatest threat dragonkind has ever known.

Sunkissed by Jenny McLachlan (Ladybirds #3)

Kat's family sends her to Sweden to spend the summer with her aunt where she must learn to embrace who she really is, especially if she is going to win the heart of cute Swede Leo.

Speculative Fiction:

Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents she's never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around her a target. It confirms that her parents were employed by a secret, international organization that's now intent on recruiting her. As Maren works to unravel the clues left behind by her mother, a murderous madness sweeps through the local population, terrorizing her small town. Maren must decide if she'll continue her parents' fight or stay behind to save her friends. With the help of Gavin, an otherworldly mercenary she's not supposed to fall in love with, and Graham, a charming aristocrat who is entranced with her, Maren races against the clock and around the country from palatial estates with twisted labyrinths to famous cathedrals with booby-trapped subterranean crypts to stay ahead of the enemy and find a cure. Along the way, she discovers the great truth of love: that laying down your life for another isn't as hard as watching them sacrifice everything for you.

Realistic Fiction:

Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when the latter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.

Bang by Barry Lyga

Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun. Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend--Aneesa--to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past.

Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr

Gem has never known what it is to have security. She's never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they've always had each other. When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie--on their own in Seattle and beyond. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she's tried so hard to keep.

Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick

A novel about the illicit human and drug trade at the US-Mexican border.

Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares

Summer for Sasha and Ray means the sprawling old house on Long Island. Since they were children, they've shared almost everything--reading the same books, running down the same sandy footpaths to the beach, eating peaches from the same market, laughing around the same sun-soaked dining table. Even sleeping in the same bed, on the very same worn cotton sheets. But they've never met. Sasha's dad was once married to Ray's mom, and together they had three daughters: Emma, the perfectionist; Mattie, the beauty, and Quinn, the favorite. But the marriage crumbled and the bitterness lingered. Now there are two new families--and neither one will give up the beach house that holds the memories, happy and sad, of summers past...This summer, the lives of Sasha, Ray, and their siblings intersect in ways none of them ever dreamed, in a novel about family relationships, keeping secrets, and most of all, love.

Historical Fiction:

Girl with a Camera by Carolyn Meyer

In this historical novel, noted writer Carolyn Meyer deftly captures the daring and passionate life of photographer Margaret Bourke-White. Growing up, young Peggy White was interested in snakes and caterpillars and other unfeminine things. She intended to become a herpetologist, but while she was still in college, her interest in nature changed to a fascination with photography. As her skill with a camera grew, her focus widened from landscapes architecture to shots of factories, trains, and bridges. Her artist’s eye sharpened to see patterns and harsh beauty where others saw only chaos and ugliness. Totally dedicated to her work, and driven by her ambition to succeed, Margaret Bourke-White became a well-known and sought after photographer, traveling all over the United States and Europe. She was the first female war photojournalist in World War II and the first female photographer for Life magazine, which featured one of her photographs on its very first cover. A comprehensive author’s note provides additional information to round out readers’ understanding of this fascinating and inspiring historical figure.

Humor:

Literally by Lucy Keating

Annabelle's life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she's writing a new novel-- and Annabelle is the heroine. It turns out that Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. But, Annabelle doesn't want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story--or will Lucy Keating have the last word?

Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl

A famous-for-being-famous LA family stars on their own reality show, but the sixteen-year-old daughter wants out.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geek girl Ellie hopes to go to ExcelsiCon Cosplay to meet the actor (closet nerd Darien) scheduled to play Federation Prince Carmindor in a reboot of the movie Starfield.

Mystery & Thrillers:

Missing by Kelley Armstrong

After a chance encounter with an injured boy, Winter Crane questions if all the teenagers who left her town did so voluntarily.

Romance:

All the Forever Things by Jolene Perry

When Bree starts dating ultra popular Bryce and neglects her best friend Gabriella, who lives and works in a funeral home, the only one at school who wants to spend time with "Graveyard Gabe" is Hartman, the new boy.

Scary/Horror:

Unearthly Things by Michelle Gagnon

In this modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, orphaned surfer-girl Janie Mason must move into the Rochester mansion with guardians she had never met, and where the night is filled with screams from the attic.

Science Fiction:

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (Defy the Stars #1)

Teenaged soldier Noemi and an enemy robot, Abel, who is programmed to obey her commands, set out on an interstellar quest to save her home planet, Earth colony Genesis.

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Continued Series Fiction:

Heart of the Storm by Michael Buckley (Book Three in the Undertow Trilogy)

Escaping months of imprisonment by the insane Alpha queen Minerva, Lyric Walker returns to Coney Island to warn the world of the Great Abyss only to encounter a different place where humans and Alpha are working together to rebuild the country.

Historical Fiction:

That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson

Romney Marsh, July 1940. When invasion threatens, you have to grow up quickly. Sixteen-year-old Peggy has been putting on a brave face since the fall of France, but now the enemy is overhead, and the rules are changing. Staying on the right side of the law proves harder than she expects when a plane crash-lands in the Marsh: it's Peggy who finds its broken pilot; a young Polish man, Henryk. Peggy secretly cares for Henryk while he hides in a remote church. As something more blossoms between the two, and other secrets come to light, Peggy and Henryk are forced to question the loyalties and beliefs they thought they held dear.

Mystery & Thrillers:

To Catch A Killer by Sheryl Scarborough

When Erin discovers the body of her biology teacher, she begins her own investigation into the murder of her mother when Erin was just a toddler.

A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho

A girl returns to her small hometown in Maine seeking revenge for the death of her childhood best friend.

Romance:

Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail

There are unexpected consequences when thirteen-year-old Gracie sends texts pretending to be her bashful best friend, Sienna, and their friend Emmett starts texting back pretending to be shy A.J.

The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

After being mugged, seventeen-year-old Gretchen is still struggling to deal with her fears when she meets Phoenix, an eighteen-year-old immigrant from El Salvador. Told in alternating first person points of view, this is a story of love, sacrifice, and the journey from victim to survivor. It offers an intimate glimpse into the causes and devastating impact of Latino gang violence, both in the U.S. and in Central America, and explores the risks that victims take when they try to start over. Most importantly, this shows how people struggling to overcome trauma can find healing in love.

10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

Maeve, a sufferer of severe anxiety, moves in with her recovering alcoholic father and her very pregnant stepmother and falls for a girl who is not afraid of anything.

Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin

Pamela L. Laskin's beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict. Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict--much more than just the concrete blockade between them. Their fathers, however, work in a distrusting but mutually beneficial business arrangement, a relationship that brings Ronit and Jamil together. And lightning strikes. The kind of lightning that transcends barrier fences, war, and hatred. The teenage lovers fall desperately into the throes of forbidden love, one that would create an irreparable rift between their families if it were discovered. But a love this big can only be kept secret for so long. Ronit and Jamil must face the fateful choice to save their lives or their loves, as it may not be possible to save both.

Audiobooks:

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Welcome, welcome to Caraval--Stephanie Garber's sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister Tella live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

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Continued Series Fiction:

Ones and Zeroes by Dan Wells (A Mirador Novel)

Searching for a mysterious hacker when her Overworld team is invited to compete in an exclusive tournament, Marisa discovers that the event is rife with corruption, infighting, and dangers that render winning the only way to survive.

The Last of August by Britanny Cavallaro (Sequel to A Study in Charlotte)

While on winter break, Charlotte and Jamie find themselves caught up in another mystery when Charlotte's uncle goes missing and they begin an investigation into a German art forgery ring.

The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine (A Ravenspire Novel)

In this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, follows the adventures of Ari, an illegitimate princess who in an effort to escape her twin brother's fate, trains to be a fighter so that she can defeat an evil wish granter.

Dare You by Jennifer Brown (A Shade Me Novel)

When her investigation into the murder of Peyton Hollis entangles her in a web of dangerous family secrets, Nikki finds herself framed for the crime and is forced to team up with the enigmatic Detective Martinez to escape imprisonment and worse.

Denton Little’s Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin (Sequel to Denton Little’s Deathdate)

Living in an alternate world where everyone knows the day they will die, Denton Little survives his death date and finds himself separated from his family and chased by a ruthless Death Investigation Agency.

Realistic Fiction:

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

Mystery & Thrillers:

Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage

Ben learns why the love of his life Mira and her sister drowned themselves when he receives a post-mortem letter from Mira challenging him to find and decode notes hidden in the seven places where they secretly touched.

Nonfiction:

Girl Rising by Tanya Lee Stone

Worldwide, over 62 million girls are not in school. But one girl with courage is a revolution. Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty. With full-color photos from the film, infographics, and a compelling narrative, Girl Rising will inspire readers of all ages to join together in a growing movement to help change the world.

Audiobooks:

Disruptor by Arwen Elys Dayton (Final Book in the Seeker Series)

Quin has spent her life as her father pawn. She was trained to kill and manipulated to guarantee her family power. And now that she broken free of that life, she found herself trapped again, hostage to a plot that has been centuries in the making. It taken generations for the pieces to come together, and finally all is in place. Her best friend Shinobu mind has been corrupted, the Young Dread has aligned with her enemy John, and the bloodthirsty Watchers are being awakened and gathered. Now there is nothing that can stop the force of time. But Quin will no longer be a pawn. Quin is a Seeker. She stands for light in a shadowy world. She will face the vengeance of the past and its enemies and save herself and the ones she loves, or she will die trying.

Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is a dark, thrilling read, packed with period detail and plenty of gruesome gore. This fast-moving, gothic murder mystery is set in gritty Victorian-era London, where an intrepid society girl finds herself embroiled in the investigation of a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns are augmented with real, sinister period photos, which adds an eerie feel and depth to the story. The author clearly did a lot of research on the real Jack the Ripper, and used these historical details to create a thrilling murder mystery which is even more chilling because the Ripper was a real historical person. Maniscalco really inhabits this era well, and her main character, Audrey Rose, is believable and relateable. This was one book I couldn’t put down! Highly recommended if you like historical fiction, or murder mysteries, or if you like your main characters dark.

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Continuing Series:

Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes (A Queen of Hearts Novel)

Exiled from Wonderland, Dinah hides in the Twisted Wood, but a chance encounter with one of her father's enemies drives her to confront her dark destiny.

Silver Stars by Michael Grant (A Front Lines Novel)

During the summer of 1943, women soldiers Frangie, Rainy, and Rio accompany the American Army to Sicily to fight on the front lines.

Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan (Sequel to Reign of Shadows)

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven't escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry (A Thunder Road Novel)

Chevy whispered, 'Do you trust me?' Of course I did. Trused him to be the first boy to hold my hand. Trusted him to be the first boy I kissed. Did I trust him with my life? Chevy sits with me in the backseat. Our legs are pressed tight together and he hooks one of his fingers with mine. He slides his finger up and down in a reassuring caress. Not too fast, not too slow. It's like a heartbeat. A promise. We're going home. He's here with me. It's going to be okay. I want to believe him, but I'm not sure if I can…

Starfall by Melissa Landers (Sequel to Starflight)

When the outer realm is threatened by the dangerous Zhang mafia, Cassia, Kane and the rest of the Banshee crew uncover a horrifying conspiracy that endangers the entire universe. In the face of unspeakable evil, Cassia must confront her own family's complicated legacy on Eturia and decide once and for all who her real family is.

Speculative Fiction:

The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman

In 1812, Lady Helen, taking refuge for the summer in Brighton, learns the Dark Days Club has a secret mission for her.

Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas

Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their friendship knows no bounds. Their letters carry on as Ollie embarks on his first road trip away from the woods--no easy feat for a boy allergic to electricity--and Moritz decides which new school would best suit an eyeless boy who prefers to be alone. Along the way they meet other teens like them, other products of strange science who lead seemingly normal lives in ways Ollie and Moritz never imagined possible.

Exo by Fonda Lee

For a century now, Earth has been a peaceful colony of an alien race, and Donovan Reyes is a loyal member of the security forces, while his father is the Prime Liaison--but when a routine search and seizure goes bad Donovan finds himself a captive of the human revolutionary group, Sapience, terrorists who seem to prefer war to alien rule, and killing Donovan just might be the incident they are looking for.

Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen

Jonah, who suffers from scoliosis and epileptic seizures, worries that he will lose his best friend when she has a premonition warning her to leave town.

Mystery & Thrillers:

Fire Color One by Jenny Valentine

Following her fortune-hunting mother's plan, a teenaged arsonist meets her wealthy, dying father, the owner of a priceless art collection, only to discover that the stories she has been told about him all her life might not have been true.

Bone Jack by Sara Crowe

Ash Tyler hopes to make his psychologically scarred father proud by training for his town's Stag Chase, but when he meets the mysterious Bone Jack, dark energies take root and the world as he knows it is upended.

When by Victoria Laurie

Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, but when Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the center of an FBI investigation.

Nonfiction:

Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelley Jensen

A scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including celebrities and public figures, and featuring more than forty-four pieces, including an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations.

Romance:

Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos

Sixteen-year-old Neruda Diaz, influenced by his namesake, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, yearns to fall in love but has yet to find the right girl.

Alive by Chandler Baker

After finally receiving a heart transplant, seventeen-year-old Stella throws herself into her new life, but her recovery is marred with strange side effects and hallucinations, and when she meets Levi Zin, a mysterious new boy at her Seattle prep school, Stella soon realizes that she and Levi have more in common than she could ever imagine.

Review: Replica by Lauren Oliver

Two girls, two stories, one novel.

While the stories of Gemma and Lyra mirror each other, each contains revelations critically important to the other’s story. Their narratives can be read separately or in alternating chapters. I decided to read them separately.

Lyra
Lyra’s story begins at the Haven Institute, tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida, it looks serene and even beautiful, from a distance. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, it is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed.

But when a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects—Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72—manage to escape. As they make their way through a new and menacing environment, they meet a stranger named Gemma, who has embarked on a perilous quest of her own. And as Lyra tries to understand Haven’s purpose, she uncovers earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls.

Gemma
Gemma has been in and out of hospitals her whole life. A sickly child, she has grown into a lonely adolescent whose life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April.

But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two human models, or replicas, 24 (Lyra) and 72—and a completely new set of questions. As Gemma tries to unravel the mysteries of Haven, she learns terrible truths about herself and her family that will threaten to destroy everything she loves.

I really liked the idea that the novel could be read by alternating chapters, or as separate stories with interconnecting elements. Turn the book one way and read Lyra’s story; turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma’s story. The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey. In this “flip book” that contains two narratives in one, and is the first in a duology, Oliver explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. She is excellent at portraying the emotion and angst of a (relatively) normal teen with Gemma, which contrasts starkly with the bleak, futuristic environment poor Lyra inhabits. The interplay between all the characters is really interesting as well, especially how both girls react to the different boys in their lives, and with each other. All in all, it made them both pretty relatable, and so you get invested in the story and its characters. Once I started it, I burned through this novel. Highly recommended for anyone who likes Science Fiction or Dystopian Fiction, and for anyone who enjoys interesting representations of teenage girls as main characters in contemporary fiction.

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Continued Series Fiction:

The Demon King by Cinda William Chima (a Seven Realms Novel)

Relates the intertwining fates of former street gang leader Han Alister and headstrong Princess Raisa, as Han takes possession of an amulet that once belonged to an evil wizard and Raisa uncovers a conspiracy in the Grey Wolf Court.

Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter (an Embassy Row Novel)

Desperate to protect her younger brother Jamie, Grace Blakely, her brother, and her friend Alexei are on the run from the forces in Adria who threaten them because Jamie is the true heir to the throne--but it is hard to hide from Prime Minister Alexandra Petrovic and the the secret society that is part of Grace's family heritage, and even harder to know who to trust.

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken (Sequel to Passenger)

Robbed of the powerful object she needed to save her mother, time traveler Etta Spencer is stranded far from home and the privateer she loves before resolving to destroy the astrolabe, a mission that is challenged by a shattering revelation.

Midnight Hour by C. C. Hunter (a Shadow Falls Novel)

Miranda Kane is finally beginning to harness her magical powers, but when a near death experience leaves her with a mysterious tattoo she goes on the hunt for answers, just as her sister disappears.

Dyslexic witch Miranda Kane is finally beginning to harness her magical powers. When a near death experience leaves her with a mysterious tattoo that begins to spread over her body, she goes on the hunt for answers. Then a new problem arises: her sister is missing. When the clock strikes midnight, will Miranda make it to her graduation at Shadow Falls?

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine (Companion to The Impostor Queen)

Ansa has always been a fighter. As a child, she fought the invaders who murdered her parents and snatched her as a raid prize. She fought for her status as a warrior in her tribe, but the day the Krigere cross the great lake and threaten the witch queen of the Kupari, everything changes.

Sky Key by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton (Sequel to Endgame)

In New York, Aisling Kopp believes the unthinkable: that Endgame can be stopped. Kingdom of Aksum, Ethiopia. Hilal ibn Isa al-Salt narrowly survived an attack that leaves him horribly disfigured--but he carries a secret that can help redeem humanity--and maybe even be used to help defeat the beings behind Endgame. London, England. Sarah Alopay has found the first key. Two keys--and nine Players--remain. The keys must be found, and only one Player can win.

Rules of the Game by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton (an Endgame Novel)

With one key remaining to win Endgame, the remaining players desperately search for the final key before the destruction of the world is triggered.

Windwitch by Susan Dennard (a Witchlands Novel)

After an explosions ruins his ship, Prince Merik tries to expose his sister's treachery while fighting for the weak on the streets of the royal capital. Meanwhile, Aeduan, a Bloodwitch, and Iseult, a Threadwitch, form an unlikely alliance and travel together looking for Safiya, who has been shipwrecked with the Empress of Marstok in a land of pirates and is living every moment balanced on a knife's edge, trying to keep the pirates from unleashing war upon the Witchlands.

Speculative Fiction:

The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett

An anthology of fourteen unpublished short stories, written when Pratchett was in his teens, shares insights into his writing process and the early ideas that inspired his later career.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Edward is the King of England. He's also dying, which is inconvenient, as he's only sixteen and he'd rather be planning his first kiss than who will inherit his crown. Jane, Edward's cousin, is far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately, Edward has arranged to marry her off to Gifford to secure the line of succession. And Gifford is, well, a horse. That is, he's an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated) who becomes a chestnut steed every morning, but wakes as a man at dusk, with a mouthful of hay. Very undignified. The plot thickens as the three are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy, and have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it's off with their heads?

The Guilded Cage by Lucinda Gray

An American farm girl discovers that she's an English heiress but claiming her fortune leads to danger and intrigue.

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin's Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry, and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there's a dark presence lurking in the town that's threatening the lives of her friends. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn't know she had in order to save everyone she cares about--and change the future forever.

Realistic Fiction:

Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Seventeen-year-old Dani struggles with how to process the ambiguous grief she feels in the aftermath of her mother's death after moving to New Mexico with an aunt she never met.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Adam,a high school senior, rescues Julian, a freshman, from an abusive situation.

Factory Girl by Josanne LaValley

In order to save her family's farm, Roshen, sixteen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China. There she finds arduous and degrading conditions and contempt for her minority (Uyghur) background. Sustained by her bond with other Uyghur girls, Roshen is resolved to endure all to help her family and ultimately her people.

Mystery & Thrillers:

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

When popular Lizzie Lovett goes missing, seventeen-year-old Hawthorne, a lonely misfit, finds herself becoming obsessed with solving the mystery.

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell

The haunting starts even before Sophie arrives on the Isle of Skye to spend the summer with her cousins, but when she arrives she finds a house haunted by the ghost of a girl who attended school there a hundred years ago, as well as cousin Rebecca who died young and is never mentioned by her family--and she must somehow solve the mystery of the frozen Charlotte dolls before the whole family is destroyed.

You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

Sixteen-year-old Reagan, raised to be an elite spy, is torn between honoring her family's legacy and living a normal life with the boy she loves.

Romance:

Love and F1rst Sight by Josh Sundquist

Sixteen-year-old blind teen Will Porter undergoes an experimental surgery that enables him to see for the first time, all while navigating a new school, new friends, and a crush.

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

A heart-wrenching debut novel about relationships in its many forms--families, friendships, romance--and how Lily and Dari, coming from different backgrounds and different worlds, strive to find a connection through their differences as they fight against their own individual pasts.

Darcy Swipes Left by Jane Austen + Courtney Carbone

The classic Jane Austen love story of Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy is told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses.

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

An aroma expert embarks on what she fears will be a life of solitude and dreams of a normal high school existence before an accident leads to an unexpected forbidden romance.

History is all You Left Me by Adam Silvera

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart. If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

Flower by Elizabeth Craft and Shea Olsen

Charlotte has a plan: get the top grades in her class, make her grandmother proud, and get into Stanford with early admission, something no one else in her family has done. Her plan does not include dating, boyfriends, or the prom--because she doesn't want to end up like her mother and sister, who were obsessed with boys and have paid the price. But that was before Tate. Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in her. And now, Charlotte doesn't know what she wants.

Rose Blood by A. G. Howard

Rune, whose voice has been compared to that of an angel, has a mysterious affliction linked to her talent that leaves her sick and drained at the end of every performance. Convinced creative direction will cure her, her mother ships her off to a French boarding school for the arts, rumored to have a haunted past. Shortly after arriving at RoseBlood conservatory, Rune starts to believe something otherworldly is indeed afoot. The mystery boy she's seen frequenting the graveyard beside the opera house doesn't have any classes at the school, and vanishes almost as quickly as he appears. When Rune begins to develop a secret friendship with the elusive Thorn, who dresses in clothing straight out of the 19th century, she realizes that in his presence she feels cured. Thorn may be falling for Rune, but the phantom haunting RoseBlood wants her for a very specific and dangerous purpose. As their love continues to grow, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or save her and face the wrath of the phantom, the only father he's ever known.

Audiobooks:

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken (Sequel to Passenger)

Etta Spencer didn't know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that was her only hope of saving her mother, Etta finds herself stranded once more, cut off from Nicholas--the eighteenth century privateer she loves--and her natural time. When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future. Still devastated by Etta's disappearance, Nicholas has enlisted the unlikely help of Sophia Ironwood and a cheeky mercenary-for-hire to track both her and the missing astrolabe down. But as the tremors of change to the timeline grow stronger and the stakes for recovering the astrolabe mount, they discover an ancient power far more frightening than the rival travelers currently locked in a battle for control. . . a power that threatens to eradicate the timeline altogether.

Windwitch by Susan Dennard (A Witchlands Novel)

A shadow man haunts the Nubrevnan streets, leaving corpses in his wake and then raising those corpses from the dead. Windwitch continues the tale of Merik, who is a cunning privateer, prince, and windwitch.