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Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta

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Spending her summer vacation with her aunt, who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, sixteen-year-old Heather MacNair is haunted by dreams and compelled to cut herself until she discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger.

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The Dark Army by Joseph Delaney

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Tom Ward is now Spook of the county, and with his apprentice, Jenny, he continues the fight against boggarts, witches and terrifying new creatures of the dark. Along with the witch assassin, Grimalkin, Tom and Jenny lead an army into battle against a dangerous enemy -- but it all goes catastrophically wrong. The situation seems hopeless until Alice, Tom's lost love and a powerful witch, appears. But Alice had turned to the dark: can Tom trust her now?

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Freya by Matthew Laurence

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Ancient gods collide with the modern world when the goddess Freya tries to reclaim her lost power and take down an evil corporation

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Hunted by Meagan Spooner

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Yeva knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering them. Out in the wilderness there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas, or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. When her father goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the Beast he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. As Yeva hunts, she finds a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures she's only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is

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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

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Desperate to uncover the Sultan's secrets by spying on his court, gunslinger Amani is taken captive by the forces of the Sultan, whose agenda seems less tyrannical than originally believed.

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Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr

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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.

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Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

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Alyssa ana'Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn't pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne. Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death.

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Mars One by Jonathan Maberry

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A teenage boy leaves for Mars as a colonist with the Mars One space program and grapples with what he's leaving behind to do so

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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

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Seventeen-year-old Bailey moves to California to live with her father and, perhaps, finally meet an online friend and fellow film buff, but soon finds herself attracted to an annoying co-worker.

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