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Staff Suggestions — Young Adult

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Empress of a Thousand Skies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101999103
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Published: Razorbill - February 7th, 2017

This fantasy novel is thrilling and packed with action, from the first scene to the last page.  Crown Princess Rhiannon and reluctant reality star Alyosha find their lives separately thrown into chaos when a plan to overtake the throne leads to Rhee's attempted assassination.  Their journeys for vengeance (her) and innocence (him) take them from planet to planet, searching for allies, as they try to keep the threat of a carefully orchestrated interplanetary war at bay.

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles MUST read this!

— Kelly


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The Careful Undressing of Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399186738
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 31st, 2017

Sure, love can be messy and complicated. But for the girls who live on Brooklyn's Devonairre Street, a long-rumored curse could actually make love fatal for any boy who becomes the object of their affection. With intensely high stakes, this book heart-wrenchingly handles loss, grief, tragedy, sacrifice and love with a unique and dreamy feel of modern folklore.

— Kelly


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Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250078261
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 31st, 2017

All of our favorite characters from The Lunar Chronicles are back, and there is still plenty of conflict to keep them busy! This graphic novel lets Iko, Cinder's android best friend, take center stage, and she is a spirited and fierce protagonist. From raiding the dens of wolf-hybrid soldiers to letting the world know that she deserves as much credit as the rest of her crew for taking down Queen Levana, Iko is as fun as ever to root for! (And don't worry, she's still got great fashion sense!)

— Kelly

 


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Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616205867
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 24th, 2017

This is an essential and incredibly important book for all people to read, especially young women. It tackles hard to talk about issues including sex, gender, race and mental illness in a compelling and eloquent way voiced by a diverse group of influential, intelligent and empowered women. It is exactly the kind of book I would like to have given myself as a teenager, and contains information and inspiration I hope all women can carry with them in both times of uncertainty and strength.

— Katherine


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History Is All You Left Me Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616956929
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Published: Soho Teen - January 17th, 2017

When Griffin's ex-boyfriend dies suddenly, he is left with plenty to figure out about what his world looks like now that his first love and best friend is no longer in it.  His grief is compounded by guilt, jealousy of Theo's newer love, and his struggles with OCD.  Raw and emotionally wrenching, this story will leave you feeling deeply for all the characters coming to terms with this shattering loss in their own ways.

— Kelly


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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories Cover Image
By Holly Black (Contribution by), Ally Carter (Contribution by), Mathew De La Pena (Contribution by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250059314
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 25th, 2016

A magical collection of holiday-themed stories by twelve fantastic, best-selling Young Adult authors. Whether from a YA author you know and love, or from one that you're just being introduced to, you'll be enchanted by a variety of experiences and a diverse cast of characters. I can't think of a better gift for a book-loving YA reader, or a better way for anyone to get in the holiday spirit!

— Kelly


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The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553496680
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 1st, 2016

A smartly written and beautiful book about all the small things that can influence the course of a life.  When scientific Natasha and poetic Daniel meet by chance, they both realize that there's something between them, but they couldn't disagree more about what to do with it.  Add to this the pressure of the imminent deportation of Natasha's family, and the stakes are even higher. Faced with so many reasons why this day shouldn't become any more than what it is, will they find a way to believe in the fate that brought them together?

— Kelly


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Bound by Blood and Sand Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101932148
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 11th, 2016

Jae is a Closest, or as you would better know it, a slave. In this world she is less than nothing. Worse still, she (along with all the other Closest) is cursed to obey every command that the Avowed give to her. When her home is on the brink of being abandoned by the Avowed, Jae discovers that she has magic hidden inside her that could save her people from wasting away. But, when she is discovered by the son of the Highest he begs her to use her power to find the magical Well that could save them all. Bound by Blood and Sand is a wonderful blend of High Fantasy, magic, revenge and a struggle between classes that goes deeper than it first may seem.      

— Kathy


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The Thousandth Floor Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062418593
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Published: HarperCollins - August 30th, 2016

A fantastic, futuristic novel filled with drama and glitz. Living in The Tower means privilege and excess for those whose families could buy a spot on the top floors, and a constant struggle to make ends meet for those who live miles below.  What do they all have in common?  Secrets, which if found out could ruin them, and will turn disastrous before the book is over.

— Kelly


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Beast Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101937167
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

Dylan and Jamie are both struggling with their place in the world- Dylan because he is quickly approaching 7 feet tall, and Jamie because of her gender identity. They form a quick bond but aren't sure if their new relationship is meant to last. Dealing with obstacles that will be relatable to any high schooler with a new crush, and a few that are specific to their circumstances, this is a heartfelt and authentic love story.

— Kelly


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Our Chemical Hearts Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399546563
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

I loved this book when I started it- smart, funny, well-written- I was quickly invested in the characters and their lives.  Fans of John Green's "Looking for Alaska" will likely be fans of this debut author, and will eagerly anticipate her next work.

— Kelly


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The Reader Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399176777
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016

Books are truly magical things, and in this book they hold a power all their own. Sefia has been on the run ever since her father was brutally murdered; all she is left with is this mysterious object that cost her father his life. She comes to realize that THIS IS A BOOK and, in a world where reading is unheard of, it means more than she can ever imagine. I was immediately drawn into this world and, not only Sefia’s story, but also the other stories weaved into the journey.  The Reader is the perfect High fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Rae Carson. Captivating!

— Kathy


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Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419721328
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Published: Amulet Books - September 13th, 2016

This stunning and intense memoir of a young man's journey to survive on, and eventually escape, the streets of North Korea is both heart wrenching and alarming. Not only does this book contain a concise history lesson on contemporary North Korea, it fully details the circumstances of the country and what that means for the lives of its residents. Though tough to read at times, the story of brotherhood and perseverance is ultimately uplifting and hopeful.

— Kelly


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Walk on Earth a Stranger Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062242921
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 6th, 2016

Rae Carson has to be one of my all-time favorite Young Adult authors, so I was super excited to read this book! Set in the Gold Rush era, Walk on Earth a Stranger is a wonderful combination of history and fantasy that will keep readers flipping the pages till the very end. I mean, a girl with the power to sense gold wherever she goes?  During the Gold Rush?? That's bound to stir up a whole heap of trouble! 

— Kathy


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A Madness So Discreet Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062320872
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 6th, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be put in a mental institution? Grace is in one, not because she is crazy, but for reasons she will not speak about. Take the journey with Grace, meeting people deemed crazy who might just be the sanest. A mystery that’s sure to hook you!         

— Kat


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Tell Me Something Real Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481461153
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

To say this book is interesting or well done or even powerful just won’t be able to sum it up. It’s a book with perseverance, heartache, family bonds, young love and more! How can a family stay united when a health crisis creeps in and takes over daily routines? Well written, deep and believable - young adults and adults can read this book. 

— Lori


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And I Darken Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553522310
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 28th, 2016

And I Darken is, above all else, a story of passion. There are multiple love stories and an epic war. The human to human loves are all centered around Prince Mehmed, soon to be the King of the Ottoman Empire. Brother and sister, royalty of Wallachia, both love him. He loves them in return. 

But Lada loves her country more than she loves either of them. She loves her Transylvania. She is a raging child, growing into a fierce and vicious woman who will do anything for her country. Lada will even dethrone her father, if that’s what it takes; he exiled his own children for his safety. She will also employ against him the war and torture tactics she learned during her time in the enemy land of the Ottoman Empire. Lada takes no prisoners, except for her own sport.  BONUS:  Lada is a female version of Vlad the Impaler AKA Dracula!

— Sophie


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Red Queen Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062310644
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Published: Harper Teen - June 7th, 2016

Blood means everything in the kingdom of Norta. Silvers rule with a Godlike presence; each gifted with a special ability or power while the Reds are left powerless; their only purpose is to serve or fight (and die) in the war. 

That is the norm until Mare Barrow, a Red, suddenly discovers that she has a power too. Unfortunately, she finds out the hard way AND in front of a court of Silvers. Now Mare is thrown into a dangerous world of power struggles and rebellion. Part Dystopian, part High Fantasy, Red Queen is one of those books that hooks you in and keeps you riveted until the very last page!

— Kathy


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Outrun the Moon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399175411
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2016

Set in San Francisco in 1906, a 15-year old Asian girl living in poverty finds a way out through an unlikely admission to an elite private school. But alas, the historic San Francisco earthquake takes place and dashes her dreams. This strong heroine leads a diverse cast of characters in this extraordinary tale of survival. This is one book that EVERYONE needs to read! Historical, cultural, and an interesting look at human nature (at its best and not so best). Brilliant!  

— Kathy


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The Star-Touched Queen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250085474
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 26th, 2016

Princess Maya’s birth was accompanied by a terrifying horoscope that prophesized a marriage of death and destruction.  This prediction is enough to allow her to safely imagine the rest of her life happily single. All of those plans are shattered when her father confides to her a plot to destroy the rebel forces threatening their home that will ultimately end in a wedding and her death. The Star-Touched Queen is incredibly imaginative and filled with fascinating mythology. Dark, twisted and a very enjoyable kind of weird.        

— Katherine


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We Are All Made of Molecules Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553496895
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Published: Ember - May 10th, 2016

On the one hand is Stewart, gifted with a very high IQ (which balances out his social ineptness), and on the other hand is Ashley, clinging to the top of the social ladder. These classic opposing forces would typically never cross paths in high school. But what happens when the two different personalities are forced to live together in one house as step-siblings? Susin Nielsen tackles stereotyping, bullying, and discrimination with the simple concept that molecules are what make up everything and everyone.     

— Teresa


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A Court of Thorns and Roses Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781619635180
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - May 3rd, 2016

It's like Beauty & the Beast for big kids. The humans are terrified of the Fae and the human Feyre is taken as tribute for a Fae life she unknowingly took. You want to shake Feyre quite a bit because her captor doesn't seem like such a bad guy, but she's been taught to fear & mistrust the Fae her whole life. I love how the Fae are all wearing jeweled masks which have been magically attached to them. (You'll have to read it to find out why!) It keeps the character mysterious even though he's right in front of her. I love how Sarah Maas keeps building the story & how multi-dimensional & layered this story is. She slowly reveals more & more information and kept me turning the pages.  

— Kathy


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Rook Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338032468
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 31st, 2016

When I first got my hands on this book I was beyond excited. A book set way into a future where the loss of technology has crippled the world, throwing everyone backward in time (figuratively speaking) where history is now (literally) repeating itself = perfection in my mind!  A new French Revolution, spies, daring rescues and a little bit of romance mixed in, Rook is perfect for fans of Baroness Orczy’s classic book, The Scarlet Pimpernel (though that is NOT necessary to enjoy this book!) or anyone wo enjoys a fast-paced book of intrigue that reads like a historical fiction but has a dystopian edge to it!

— Kathy


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Everland Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545836944
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 10th, 2016

Gwen lives in war-torn, now nearly unrecognizable London. After the Germans invaded England and began their bombing, they hit a medical research building that released a virus. That, in turn, killed most of the adults and many of the girls. Gwen now cares for her younger siblings, Joanna & Mike. But when Joanna disappears, Gwen heads out to search for her and meets Pete. 

Pete insists Gwen and Mikey go with him to his underground city for ‘The Lost Boys.’  There they make a plan to infiltrate Buckingham Palace, the headquarters of Capt. Hans Otto Oswald Kretschmer (aka Hook) where they’re sure Joanna is being held. Gwen will stop at nothing to rescue her sister because she loves her, but the Lost Boys join in because of something more--- they’ll stop at nothing to rescue Joanna because she may hold the key to the cure. This has to be the most unusual take on Peter Pan I’ve ever read. Futuristic, dystopian, steampunk all rolled into one.

— Susan


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The Glittering Court Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781595148414
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Published: Razorbill - April 5th, 2016

Adelaid is trapped.  She is high born but impoverished and in order to secure a life for herself and her grandmother, she must marry an impossibly dull and controlling duke.  To escape this fate, she poses as one of her servants and attends the Glittering Court, a school the transforms common girls into proper ladies and sends them to the promising new world, Adoria.  Easily one of my favorite YA books.  It is an absolute must read!

— Katherine


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I Am Princess X Cover Image
By Cherie Priest, Kali Ciesemier (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338032352
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 26th, 2016

A Modern day mystery with a graphic novel twist! May always hoped that it had all been a mistake; that her best friend Libby was still alive. So when May starts to see drawings of Princess X, the comic book character they created together, all over the city she begins to hope. And investigate. With the help of an expert hacker (well, somewhat expert), May starts to uncover what really happened to her friend.  I Am Princess X is a fast-paced and truly inventive story that will appeal to comic book fans as well as anyone looking for a good mystery.

— Kathy


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A Drop of Night Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062289926
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 15th, 2016

Five gifted teens are already a bit suspicious when they’re brought to the sumptuous Palace of the Butterfly in France.  But is Anouk’s snarky attitude enough to get to the truth?  Sometimes there are deep secrets that should never be unearthed. Great thriller!

— Jamie


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They All Fall Down Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385742726
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Published: Ember - March 8th, 2016

The list means popularity, the list means reputation, the list means. . . death.  Kenzie Summerall never considered herself beautiful or popular, so when she lands on her schools Hottie List she is absolutely stunned. Suddenly thrown into the limelight, Kenzie struggles to balance her old life with her new life of unexpected fame. Then when girls on the list start dying of “tragic accidents,” Kenzie fights against the clock to solve this mystery before her number is up.  Suspenseful and intriguing, They All Fall Down has you guessing to the very end!        

— Kathy


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Burning Glass Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062412362
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 2016

Burning Glass is filled with suspense and a very strong female character. Riaznin has served Emperors and now the Crown Prince. Will she fall for what she has always known or will she rebel?

— Kat


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The Great American Whatever Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481404099
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2016

So I’ll be honest, realistic fiction is not really my “thing.”  But when I received a copy of this book with a personalized note from the author, my interest was piqued. I can say now, with absolute certainty, this book is AMAZING! Tim Federle combines humor, tragedy, and first love in this coming (out) of age story. The Great American Whatever is one that should not be missed!

— Kathy


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Into the Dim Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544602007
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 1st, 2016

What would you do if you had a second chance to reconnect with someone you lost? This is a heart-breaking, thrilling story filled with historical facts about Scotland from the 1900's to the present day exploring just that "what if." Mr. Taylor has done such a wonderful job of grabbing you and weaving in time-travel that it makes you wish you actually could.

— Kat


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Where You'll Find Me Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374302306
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - March 8th, 2016


 

Great realistic fiction by local author Natasha Friend! Thirteen year old Anna is excited for the start of school; that is until her best friend since they were toddlers dumps her for a new group of girls, and her mom, who battles with depression, swallows a bottle of Advil in a suicide attempt. 

Anna has to go live with her dad, his new (young) wife, and their brand new baby until her mom can get back onto her feet again. She can’t imagine things getting better from such a low point, but then help comes from unexpected places.  I loved this book; I loved Anna! And it’s pretty cool that Natasha uses a lot of local references, most of which you’ll definitely pick up on if you’re from the area. Great book, important issue, well done!

— Kaley


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The Girl from Everywhere Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062380753
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 16th, 2016

Nix lives a very different life. She travels on a ship with her father and his crew, but instead of traveling from country to country they travel from time to time. All it takes is the right map. Nix’s father is obsessed with finding a very specific map: a map to take him to the time right before his true love (Nix’s mother) dies. He will do anything to get back to her—even if he loses Nix in the process. I’ve never read anything like this book before! It was original and highly engaging.             

— Kathy


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Salt to the Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399160301
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Published: Philomel Books - February 2nd, 2016

I love when I read a historical fiction book and can learn something new yet again!  This WWII novel is told from 4 distinct voices whose paths will cross. It’s extremely well written---touching, horrific, enticing!  I would read anything by Ruta…loved her 3 books so far!

— Lori


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The Shadow Queen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062360243
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 16th, 2016

If you love fairy tale retellings then this book is for you! The classic tale of Snow White gets flipped on its head as Lorelai (aka Snow White) has to fight to get her kingdom back from her wicked stepmother, Queen Irina.  But this time the Queen isn’t the only one with magic at her disposal. Lorelai must hone her skills if she wants to defeat her stepmother. Oh, & did I forget the Prince in the story?  Don’t you worry, he’s there too . . . but not how you might think.  Perfect for fans of the Lunar ChroniclesA Court of Thorns and Roses and Thorns and the TV show Once Upon a Time.

— Kathy


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This Is Where It Ends Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492622468
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - January 5th, 2016

I was immediately captivated by this book. For such dark subject matter, the author beautifully balances bursts of hope with the despair that wraps itself around such a tragic and life altering event. During a span of 54 terrifying minutes, you follow four different characters and are given access to what they do to protect themselves and those they love. Similar to the book Violent Endsonce you finish, you will look up and appreciate everything just that little bit more.

— Teresa


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Zeroes Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481443371
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 27th, 2016

Superpowers you haven't imagined-- the ability to be forgotten or the power to alter the mood of a crowd-- the Zeroes are a powerful team-- when they're getting along.This book is great for fans of Heroes or X-Men! Fast-paced and surprisingly relatable (you know, except for the superpowers that is) Zeroes is a must read!!  

— Kathy


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Love by the Morning Star Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544542594
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 5th, 2016

Hijinks ensue in this witty comedy about mistaken identity that is part Downton Abbey and part A Comedy of Errors.  Set in Pre-WW2 Britain, Love by the Morning Star follows the stories of Hannah Morgenstern and Anna Morgan, two completely different girls from different backgrounds.  Hannah, a Jewish refugee from Germany, travels to Britain to stay with distant relatives; Anna, the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer Grocer, is sent to the same household as a maid and spy for the Germans.  How could anyone mix up the two?  Trust me, it’s not that hard and it’s hilarious to watch…well, read!!

— Kathy


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Need Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544416697
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 3rd, 2015

What do you need? That’s what the students of Nottowa High School are asked on the brand new social media site, NEED. NEED promises to fulfil all your needs no matter what they are, as long as you do something for them. But it’s not as simple (or as harmless) as it sounds and things start to take a dangerous and deadly turn. Need is a thrilling book told through multiple narrators that weave together seamlessly to create a scarily realistic story. I can’t say enough about Need! Trust me, you NEED to read this book!

— Kathy


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$12.99
ISBN: 9781481422352
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 29th, 2015

This is without a doubt one of the BEST books I have read all year. Scott Westerfeld seamlessly blends two stories into one amazing book.  On the one hand you have Darcy: a recent high school graduate who is starting a new adventure in the big city with her soon to be published Young Adult fantasy book.  Her life now revolves around rewrites, rubbing elbows with famous authors and trying to juggle life on her own in the city.  Then you have Lizzie:  a young woman travelling on her own when she suddenly finds herself in the middle of a terrorist attack.  As survival instincts kick in she finds herself crossed over to a ghostly plane with a mysterious boy to guide her.  Oh, did I mention that Lizzie is the main character of Darcy’s book?  Afterworlds is a masterfully thought out book that gives you not only an intriguing new fantasy book, but also a glimpse into the inner workings of the publishing world.  I cannot express how much I love this book!

 --Kathy, Ages 14+


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Everland Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545836944
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 10th, 2016

Gwen lives in war-torn, now nearly unrecognizable London. After the Germans invaded England and began their bombing, they hit a medical research building that released a virus. That, in turn, killed most of the adults and many of the girls. Gwen now cares for her younger siblings, Joanna & Mike. But when Joanna disappears, Gwen heads out to search for her and meets Pete. 

Pete insists Gwen and Mikey go with him to his underground city for ‘The Lost Boys.’  There they make a plan to infiltrate Buckingham Palace, the headquarters of Capt. Hans Otto Oswald Kretschmer (aka Hook) where they’re sure Joanna is being held. Gwen will stop at nothing to rescue her sister because she loves her, but the Lost Boys join in because of something more--- they’ll stop at nothing to rescue Joanna because she may hold the key to the cure. This has to be the most unusual take on Peter Pan I’ve ever read. Futuristic, dystopian, steampunk all rolled into one.

— Susan