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The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey

On a day like any other day, the Others arrived. Their mothership lit up the sky and the human race was forever changed. The Others came in waves taking away electricity, bringing upon the world a plague, sending out evil … Continue reading

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Croak by Gina Damico

Croak is a coming-of-age, teen identity, death-is-my-life book.  Lex is 16 and headed for expulsion from school. Her parents are trying to understand and help her, but Lex has become an unmitigated brat and terror. As a last resort, they … Continue reading

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Team Human by Justine Larbalestier

Can’t decide between team Edward and Team Jacob? Try Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. The town of New Whitby was founded by vampires. While there’s not a lot of mingling between vampires and humans, they have … Continue reading

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Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, tackles two entirely different character perspectives while taking readers on an adventure aboard a space ship traveling to a new Earth. Amy was seventeen when her family decided to board the 300-year flight into … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The setting is San Francisco, current day.  A wayward teen never adopted has maxed out on state help and is forced out into the world.  As the story unfolds the back story of Victoria’s life is revealed, including the many … Continue reading

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Gone by Michael Grant

Gone is a “what if” story. What if everyone over the age of 14 suddenly disappeared? What if this phenomenon was localized, affecting a small slice on the California coast? What if there was no visible way to escape the affected area … Continue reading

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Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

Death Cloud is the first in Andrew Lane’s excellent new series about young Sherlock Holmes.  Lane, a Brit who has written fan fiction for Doctor Who and James Bond, explains in his afterword that, “Arthur Conan Doyle gave little away … Continue reading

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Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Writer Sophie Flack is a former dancer of New York City Ballet and a new author to watch. In her debut novel Bunheads, Flack revealed the glamorous but hard lives of members of the ballet corps. Based on her insider … Continue reading

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I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You by: Ally Carter

This is Ally Carter’s first book in her YA series, “The Gallagher Girls”, about a prestigious school for exceptional girls who are becoming spies.  It is told from the perspective of 15 year old Cameron Morgan, a.k.a “the Chameleon”, and daughter of … Continue reading

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Unlocked By Karen Kingsbury

Holden Harris has autism and is a great high school student. Holden is 18 years old and being bullied by the high school football team. Holden is happy, healthy, and loves music. The childhood friend of Ella Reynolds is a … Continue reading

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