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  • Details about Goodbye Days

    Goodbye Days

    Jeff Zentner

    "Gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming." -- Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything . Perfect for fans of Turtles All the Way Down , Thirteen Reasons Why, and Zentner's own The Serpent King, one of the most highly acclaimed YA novels of 2016, Goodbye Days asks what you would do if you could spend one last day with someone you lost. Where are you guys? Text me back. That's the last message Carver Briggs will ever send his three best friends,……more

  • Details about Carve the Mark

    Carve the Mark

    Veronica Roth

    Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth's stunning new science-fiction fantasy series. On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not--their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset th……more

  • Details about The Black Witch

    The Black Witch

    Laurie Forest

    A new Black Witch will rise...her powers vast beyond imagining. 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,……more

  • Details about Flame in the Mist

    Flame in the Mist

    Renée Ahdieh

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn , comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Throne of Glass .   The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place--she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Rai……more

  • Details about All the Crooked Saints

    All the Crooked Saints

    Maggie Stiefvater

    From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars. At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability……more

  • Details about Wintersong

    Wintersong

    S. Jae-Jones

    " Wintersong is a maze of beauty and darkness, of music and magic and glittering things, all tied together with exquisite writing. This is a world you will want to stay lost in." --Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dark, romantic, and unforgettable, Wintersong is an enchanting coming-of-age story for fans of Labyrinth and Beauty and the Beast .   The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride... All her li……more

  • Details about Scythe

    Scythe

    Neal Shusterman

    Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life--and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe--a role that neith……more

  • Details about Warcross

    Warcross

    Marie Lu

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu--when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game--it's a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players……more

  • Details about Caraval

    Caraval

    Stephanie Garber

    Instant New York Times bestseller #1 IndieNext Pick Entertainment Weekly Must List (Grade: A-) Whatever you've heard about Caraval, it doesn't compare to the reality. It's more than just a game or a performance. It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world . . . 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 seein……more

  • Details about Strange the Dreamer

    Strange the Dreamer

    Laini Taylor

    A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around -- and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity pr……more

  • Details about We Are Okay

    We Are Okay

    Nina LaCour

    An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship. A TODAY Show Must-Read Book * A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year * A Seventeen Best Book of the Year * A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year " Short, poetic and gorgeously written . . . . The world LaCour creates is fragile but profoundly humane." -- The New York Times Book Review "A beautiful, devastating piece of art. . . . An extraordinary work." -- Bookpage You go through life thinking there's so much……more

  • Details about When Dimple Met Rishi

    When Dimple Met Rishi

    Sandhya Menon

    A New York Times bestseller "Effervescent." --Chicago Tribune "Full of warm characters and sweet romance." -- Entertainment Weekly "Get ready to fall in love with Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel." --Hello Giggles "Adorable." --Buzzfeed "Deliciously quirky, funny, and nerdy." --Bustle "Utterly delightful." --BookRiot " Heartwarming, empathetic, and often hilarious -- a delightful read." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The rom-com that everyone's talking about! Eleanor & Park meets Bo……more

  • Details about Geekerella

    Geekerella

    Ashley Poston

    Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale. Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield , the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a me……more

  • Details about One of Us Is Lying

    One of Us Is Lying

    Karen M. McManus

    " Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club " (EW.com) in this "flat-out addictive" ( RT Book Reviews ) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal , is already on probation for dealing. Co……more

  • Details about Turtles All the Way Down

    Turtles All the Way Down

    John Green

    " A wrenching and revelatory novel. " - The New York Times A New York Times Notable Book * A New York Times Critics' Top Book of the Year * An NPR Best Book of the Year * A TIME Best Book of the Year * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year * A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year * A Seventeen Best Book of the Year * A Southern Living Best Book of the Year * A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * An SLJ Best Book of the Year * An A.V. Club Best Book of the Year * A Bustle Best Book of……more

  • Details about The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    Angie Thomas

    Eight Starred Reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" --Jason Reynolds "Stunning." --John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." --Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." --The Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and th……more

  • Details about The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

    Mackenzi Lee

    A hilarious and swashbuckling teen historical fiction novel, named one of summer's 20 must-read books by Entertainment Weekly! A New York Times bestseller! A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee--Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s. Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't care that his roguish passions are far ……more

  • Details about A List of Cages

    A List of Cages

    Robin Roe

    When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian--the foster brother he hasn't seen in five years. Adam is ecstatic to be r……more