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Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

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Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons.

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We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson

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When fourteen-year-old Sam Walsh returns home after three years in the custody of his kidnapper, his older sister Beth and childhood friend Josh must deal with their survivors' guilt, their memories of what really happened the day Sam disappeared, and with the fact that Sam is not the boy they remember, but a troubled teen struggling to re-adapt to normal life.

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Solo by Kwame Alexander

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Seventeen-year-old Blade, who endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past to navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father's addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.

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Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

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The unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire unite to save the Great Library of Alexandria from itself in this electrifying adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealousy guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny ... Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library's rule. Their time is running out. To survive, they'll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies--and to save the very soul of the Great Library.

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Julia Defiant by Catherine Egan

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With a band of assassins pursuing them, Julia and her companions continue their search for the witch Ko Dan while Julia struggles with her ability to vanish.

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Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

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While working to secure her future with Kol, Mya finds herself facing an impossible choice when she learns her brother has arranged an unfavorable marriage.

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Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

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Sixteen-year-old Quinn looks to get even with her worst enemy and now co-worker, Wesley, but when she starts to fall in love with him she has to decide whether she she wants to get revenge or get the boy.

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Generation One by Pittacus Lore

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It has been one year since the breathtaking events of United as One--and our world will never be the same.The invasion of Earth was thwarted by our alien allies known as the Garde. But in order to do so, they unleashed their Loric energy and it spread throughout the globe. Now human teenagers have begun to develop incredible abilities--Legacies of their own. As the world tries to figure out how best to deal with the emergence of these powerful and potentially dangerous individuals, the Garde have come up with their own solution. They've created an academy where they can train this new generation to control their powers and hopefully one day help mankind ... but that day may come sooner than any of them ever imagined. Perfect for fans of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave and Marvel's X-Men, this epic new series follows a diverse cast of teens as they struggle to hone their powers and decide what, if anything, they should do with them. While set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series, those familiar with the original books and newcomers alike will devour this fast-paced, action-packed adventure.

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Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton

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Follows Ricky from 1987-1991, and Samuel in 2006, as they are abducted to serve as child-soldiers in Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. Includes historical notes and information about Friends of Orphans, an organization founded by Ricky Richard Anywar, on whose life the story is partly based.

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The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

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No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything--family, her childhood love, and her freedom--to save her people. But her offer isn't enough ... Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life--and another love--await?

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Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno

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Lottie Reeves has always struggled with anxiety, and when her beloved Aunt Helen dies, Lottie begins to fear that her own unexpected death might be waiting around every corner. Aunt Helen wasn’t a typical aunt. She was the author of the best–selling Alvin Hatter series, about siblings who discover the elixir of immortality. Her writing inspired a generation of readers. In her will, she leaves one last writing project—just for Lottie. It’s a series of letters, each containing mysterious instructions designed to push Lottie out of her comfort zone. Soon, Lottie’s trying some writing of her own, leaping off cliffs, and even falling for a boy she’s only just met. Then the letters reveal an extraordinary secret about the inspiration for the Alvin Hatter series. Lottie finds herself faced with an impossible choice, one that will force her to confront her greatest fear once and for all.

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Witchtown by Cory Putman Oakes

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When they arrive in Witchtown, everything changes for a teenager and her mother, who travel to witch-only communities, lying, cheating, and stealing everything they can--leaving behind only a powerful spell that erases them from the memories of everyone they have ever met. When Macie O'Sullivan and her manipulative mother Aubra arrive at the gates of Witchtown-- the most famous and mysterious witch-only haven in the world-- they have one goal in mind: to rob it for all it's worth. That plan derails when Macie and Aubra start to dig deeper into Witchtown's history and uncover that there is more to the quirky haven than meets the eye. Secrets are worth more than money in Witchtown ... they have their own power.

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