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Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
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(Sequel to Children of Blood and Bone.) After Zélie and Amari bring magic back to the land of Orïsha, the monarchy and military unite to keep control of O...Show more (Sequel to Children of Blood and Bone.) After Zélie and Amari bring magic back to the land of Orïsha, the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, forcing Zélie to fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath. Show less
Ziggy, Stardust, and Me by James Brandon
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1973. The Watergate hearings are in full swing. The Vietnam War is still raging. And homosexuality is still officially considered a mental illness. Jonath...Show more 1973. The Watergate hearings are in full swing. The Vietnam War is still raging. And homosexuality is still officially considered a mental illness. Jonathan Collins, a bullied, anxious, asthmatic kid, is alone aside from an alcoholic father and his sympathetic neighbor and friend Starla. In his imagination his hero, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, and dead relatives guide him through the rough terrain of his life. In this alternate reality Jonathan can be a completely normal boy-- not a boy who likes other boys. Then he meets Web. who is everything Jonathan wishes he could be: fearless, fearsome and, most importantly, not ashamed of being gay. Show less
We are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar
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1983, New York. Michael lives in the shadow of his best friends: James, a teen performance artist who everyone wants and no one can have; and Becky, who c...Show more 1983, New York. Michael lives in the shadow of his best friends: James, a teen performance artist who everyone wants and no one can have; and Becky, who calls things as she sees them, while doing all she can to protect those she loves. His brother Connor has already been kicked out of the house for being gay. Hanging out at The Echo, Michael can dance and forget about his father's angry words, the pressures of school, and the looming threat of AIDS, a disease that everyone is talking about, but no one understands. When Michael meets Gabriel, who is interested in him and not James, he has to decide what he's willing to risk to be himself. Show less
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
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In a near-future society that claims to have gotten rid of all monstrous people, a creature emerges from a painting seventeen-year-old Jam's mother created, a hunter from another world seeking a real-life monster. In a near-future society that claims to have gotten rid of all monstrous people, a creature emerges from a painting seventeen-year-old Jam's mother created, a hunter from another world seeking a real-life monster. Show less
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
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Tierney James, sixteen, struggles to endure the year in which she and other young women are banished to the wild until, purified, the survivors are allowed to return home and marry. Tierney James, sixteen, struggles to endure the year in which she and other young women are banished to the wild until, purified, the survivors are allowed to return home and marry. Show less
Rebel by Marie Lu
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Eden Wing has been living in his brother's shadow for years. Even though he's a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inven...Show more Eden Wing has been living in his brother's shadow for years. Even though he's a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing's little brother. A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he'd rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe--even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel's life. As the two brothers struggle to accept who they've each become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that's grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City's dark side, even his legendary brother can't save him. At least not on his own . . . Show less
Light it Up by Kekla Magoon
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Told from multiple viewpoints, Shae Tatum, an unarmed, thirteen-year-old black girl, is shot by a white police officer, throwing their community into upheaval and making it a target of demonstrators. Told from multiple viewpoints, Shae Tatum, an unarmed, thirteen-year-old black girl, is shot by a white police officer, throwing their community into upheaval and making it a target of demonstrators. Show less
The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu
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Every year, summer begins when the Callahans arrive on Mariposa Island. That's when Elena Finney gets to escape her unstable, controlling mother by babysi...Show more Every year, summer begins when the Callahans arrive on Mariposa Island. That's when Elena Finney gets to escape her unstable, controlling mother by babysitting for their two children. And the summer of 1986 promises to be extra special when she meets J.C., the new boy in town, whose kisses make Elena feel like she's been transported to a new world. Joaquin Finney can't imagine why anyone would want to come to Mariposa Island. He just graduated from high school and dreams about going to California to find his father and escape his mother's manipulation. The Liars of Mariposa Island follows siblings Elena and Joaquin, with flashbacks to their mother's experience as a teenage refugee fleeing the Cuban revolution. Show less
The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey
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From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. When a new property m...Show more From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. When a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance. While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother's compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works...and straight into her heart. After spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she'll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth--even if it's messy. Show less
Layoverland by Gabbi Noone
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On her last day on Earth, Beatrice Fox ruined the life of the person she loves most-- her little sister, Emmy. Then a fatal car accident sends her to purg...Show more On her last day on Earth, Beatrice Fox ruined the life of the person she loves most-- her little sister, Emmy. Then a fatal car accident sends her to purgatory-- where she is chosen to join the Memory Experience team. If she wants a shot at heaven, she'll have to help 5,000 souls suss out what's keeping them from moving on. Bea's first assigned soul is Caleb, the boy who caused her accident, and the last person Bea would ever want to send to the pearly gates. But she can't help but notice that he's kind of cute, and sort of sweet, and that maybe, despite her best efforts, she's totally falling for him. Bea must decide what is truly worth dying for: romance or revenge. Show less
The Secret Commonwealth by Phillip Pullman
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Lyra Belacqua, aka Lyra Silvertongue, is an undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. She and her daemon, the soft-furred pine marten Pantalaimon, are aliena...Show more Lyra Belacqua, aka Lyra Silvertongue, is an undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. She and her daemon, the soft-furred pine marten Pantalaimon, are alienated to the point of hostility. Lyra falls under the influence of popular writers who express 'universal skepticism' and contempt for sentiment, kindness and faith. When Pantalaimon witnesses a murder, both of them are pulled into a conspiracy involving the Magisterium. Lyra reconnects with Malcolm Polstead, now a professor at the College, but they are soon drawn back into a battle Lyra thought she'd left behind forever. Show less
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
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Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood...Show more Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Show less
Hope is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei
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For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, hope is a futile leap into darkness. Grief-stricken and bewildered after her father s death in a mysterious car crash, she s...Show more For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, hope is a futile leap into darkness. Grief-stricken and bewildered after her father s death in a mysterious car crash, she s shipped off from her home in the UK to a Zimbabwe boarding school. For Tanyaradzwa, a classmate whose life has been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis, hope is the only reason to keep fighting. Show less
Contagion by Teri Terry
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A scientific experiment goes wrong, and a deadly epidemic sweeps through Scotland. Callie might have survived the disease, but she didn't survive the trea...Show more A scientific experiment goes wrong, and a deadly epidemic sweeps through Scotland. Callie might have survived the disease, but she didn't survive the treatment. She was kidnapped and experimented upon at a secret lab, one that works with antimatter. When she broke free of her prison, she unleashed a wave of destruction. Callie's brother Kai is looking for her, along with his friend Shay, who has been infected and is beginning to change. Now they're looking for a cure-- if there is one. Show less
Frankly in Love by David Yoon
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High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love--or himself--at all. High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love--or himself--at all. Show less
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