Recent young adult fiction from 2018

Clean

Clean

Juno Dawson, Beth Eyre

A razor-sharp, adrenaline rush of a novel from award-winning author Juno Dawson, Clean is Gossip Girl meets Girl, Interrupted  

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What If It's Us

What If It’s Us

Adam Silvera, Becky Albertalli

From bestselling authors Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which was made into the film Love, Simon) and Adam Silvera (They Both Die At The End) comes a New York love story with a difference...

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I Was Born for This

I Was Born for This

Alice Oseman

The third novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman - one of the most talked about YA writers in recent years.

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Burn for Burn

Burn for Burn

Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian

Critically acclaimed authors Jenny Han - whose New York Times bestseller To All The Boys I've Loved Before inspired the hit NETFLIX movie - and Siobhan Vivian team up in this thrilling trilogy. Perfect for fans of Pretty Little...

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Undying

Undying

Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

The earth's fate rests in Mia and Jules's hands in the epic conclusion to New York Times best-selling authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's tomb-raiding sci-fi duology.

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 Read reviewCatching Teller Crow

Catching Teller Crow

Ambelin Kwaymullina, Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Winner of the Prize for Young Adult Writing at the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. Told in two unforgettable voices, this gripping novel interweaves themes of grief, colonial history, violence,...

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The Boneless Mercies

The Boneless Mercies

April Genevieve Tucholke

An epic YA fantasy set in a breathtaking new world, this is perfect for fans of V.E.Schwab, Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor and Melinda Salisbury.     

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 Read reviewThe Things That Will Not Stand

The Things That Will Not Stand

Michael Gerard Bauer

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The Librarian of Auschwitz

The Librarian of Auschwitz

Lilit Thwaites, Antonio Iturbe

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.

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Archenemies: Renegades Book 2

Archenemies: Renegades Book 2

Marissa Meyer

The fiercely awaited second novel in the Renegades Trilogy by New York Times-bestselling Marissa Meyer.

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 Read reviewMeet Me at the Intersection

Meet Me at the Intersection

Rebecca Lim, Ambelin Kwaymullina

Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability. The focus of the anthology is on Australian life as seen...

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Through the Dark: A Darkest Minds Collection (The Darkest Minds)

Through the Dark: A Darkest Minds Collection (The Darkest Minds)

Alexandra Bracken

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Kingdom of Ash

Kingdom of Ash

Sarah J. Maas

With Aelin locked in an iron coffin by Queen of the Fae Maeve, Aedion and Lysandra struggle to defend Terrasen, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian face their own fates, and Rowan seeks his captured wife and queen.

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The Arsonist

The Arsonist

Stephanie Oakes

Three unique narratives are woven together in this second novel from Morris Award finalist Stephanie Oakes. Part historical mystery, part contemporary coming-of-age, and completely compelling.

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This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil, Book 2)

This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil, Book 2)

Emily Suvada

Cat thought the Hydra epidemic was over, but when new cases arise, she must team up with an enemy to fix the vaccine before the virus spirals out of control.

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Broken Things

Broken Things

Lauren Oliver

The stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver.

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Dry

Dry

Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod...

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Last Seen: The Amateurs 3

Last Seen: The Amateurs 3

Sara Shepard

The stakes are higher than ever in this third instalment of THE AMATEURS, as Aerin finds herself kidnapped by the killer she knows all too well, and her friends must work to solve a puzzle laid out by the villain in order to save...

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The Murderer's Ape

The Murderer’s Ape

Jakob Wegelius, Peter Graves

When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally Jones visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a dizzying journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of...

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 Read reviewA Curse of Ash and Embers

A Curse of Ash and Embers

Jo Spurrier

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friends fatal shooting by a police officer.    

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Long Way Down

Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds, Chris Priestley

Pressed our lips to the pavement and prayed the boom, followed by the buzz of a bullet, didn't meet us. After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in,...

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Palace of Fires: Unholy (Book Two)

Palace of Fires: Unholy (Book Two)

Bill Bennett

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Dumplin'

Dumplin'

Julie Murphy

Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other...

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 Read reviewAfter the Lights Go Out

After the Lights Go Out

Lili Wilkinson

What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? How do you stay alive? Who do you trust? How much do you have to sacrifice?

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Brontide

Brontide

Sue McPherson

Brontide is a coming of age story about four boys and their lot in life. Recounted through storytelling sessions at their school over a period of five days, these boys chronicle their lives. They are at times demanding,...

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 Read reviewI Am Out With Lanterns

I Am Out With Lanterns

Emily Gale

A beautiful novel about friendship, first love and the power of art to change lives.

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My Messed-Up Life

My Messed-Up Life

Susin Nielsen

Violet is not impressed with her TV director dad: he's decided to abandon his family in Vancouver to start over with a new younger wife in LA. She needs a new stepfather who is perfect, charming and will show Dad what he's...

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The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds, #4)

The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds, #4)

Alexandra Bracken

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 Read reviewAmelia Westlake

Amelia Westlake

Erin Gough

From Ampersand Prize-winning author Erin Gough comes this ferociously funny romp through an elite private school, and a brilliant feminist hoax that could change - or ruin - everything.   

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Emily Danforth

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.  

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Stone Girl

Stone Girl

Eleni Hale

Winner of the Readings Young Adult Book Prize 2019A heartbreaking novel of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget. A stunning and unforgettable debut YA. 

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 Read reviewHive

Hive

A. J. Betts

A compelling and immersive alternate-world story from the award-winning and bestselling author of Zac & Mia.

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 Read reviewChanging Gear

Changing Gear

Scot Gardner

The vivid story of a teenage boy and the road trip that clears his head and his heart.

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 Read reviewMercy Point

Mercy Point

Anna Snoekstra

From the author of the acclaimed debut novel Only Daughter comes a book about how much you'd be willing to risk to find out who you really are.

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 Special priceLa Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

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The Tides Between

The Tides Between

Elizabeth Jane Corbett

In 1841, fifteen-year-old Bridie Stewart and her family leave their grim existence in Covent Garden and travel to a prosperous new life in Port Phillip. Bridie's mother and stepfather expect Bridie to grow up during the long...

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Between Us

Between Us

Clare Atkins

Winner of the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Older Readers 2019. Ana's in a detention centre and Jono's life is spiralling out of control. Can their growing romance overcome the borders between them?

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 Special priceTurtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza...

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 Read reviewFar From the Tree

Far From the Tree

Robin Benway

Far From the Tree is a raw, compelling, and ultimately uplifting story of what it means to be family.

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Night Flights

Night Flights

Philip Reeve, Ian McQue

Anna Fang is a spy. An aviatrix. An escaped slave. But no one knows the whole story of Anna Fang - until now. Ian McQue's stunning illustrations bring the city-eat-city world of Mortal Engines alive in these three original stories...

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Thunderhead

Thunderhead

Neal Shusterman

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in this chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from the New York Times -bestselling author of the Unwind dystology.

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The Last Days Of Us

The Last Days Of Us

Beck Nicholas

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Catch Me When You Fall

Catch Me When You Fall

Eileen Merriman

A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty and discovering a love that transcends the boundary between life and death.

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We See Everything

We See Everything

William Sutcliffe

A gripping and powerfully relevant thriller set in a reimagined London where drone surveillance is the norm. We See Everything, from internationally bestselling author William Sutcliffe, simmers with tension and emotion.

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Renegades: Renegades Book 1

Renegades: Renegades Book 1

Marissa Meyer

New from Marissa Meyer, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling Heartless, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

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How to Hang a Witch

How to Hang a Witch

Adriana Mather, Andrew Smith

Follows teenager Samantha Mather, who has moved to Salem with her stepmother 300 years after her family hanged witches there, to find she is ostracized by the witch descendants at school, as she unravels the lost secrets of the...

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You in Five Acts

You in Five Acts

Una LaMarche

Joy, Diego, Liv, Ethan, and Dave hold onto their dreams of stardom as their time of training--and friendship--at a prestigious New York City performing arts school runs out.

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Monster

Monster

Michael Grant

In the stunning follow-up to his bestselling Gone series, acclaimed author Grant continues the story of the teens who morph into superheroes--and supermonsters--when they ingest an alien virus.

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Dear Martin

Dear Martin

Nic Stone

Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

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 Read reviewObsidio: The Illuminae Files_03

Obsidio: The Illuminae Files_03

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

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 Read reviewThe Price Guide to the Occult

The Price Guide to the Occult

Leslye Walton

When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the islands original eight settlers to burn the witch out of...

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P is for Pearl

P is for Pearl

Eliza Henry Jones

From the talented author of the celebrated novels In the Quiet and Ache comes a poignant and moving book that explores the stories we tell ourselves about our families, and what it means to belong.

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The Invasion

The Invasion

Peadar O'Guilin

They've survived The Call - but now the horrors of the Greylands are coming through into the real world. We are being invaded. Are you ready?

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 Read reviewLove, Simon

Love, Simon

Becky Albertalli

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon,...

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Whisper

Whisper

Lynette Noni

A girl known as Jane Doe who has the power to change reality has been held in a secret government facility for more than two years, but everything changes when she gets a new handler, the mysterious but kind Landon Ward.

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A Thousand Perfect Notes

A Thousand Perfect Notes

C.G. Drews

An emotionally charged story about the power of dreams, and how passion can turn to obsession.

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 Read reviewBig Bones

Big Bones

Laura Dockrill

The heartwarming new novel from the sparkling Laura Dockrill, introducing Bluebelle, and her moving, hilarious take on food, body image and how we look after ourselves and others. It's a food diary.

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The Bone Witch

The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco

When Tea accidentally resurrects her dead brother, she learns she is a different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracised in her community. But she finds...

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Rebound

Rebound

Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile

From the New York Times-bestselling author Kwame Alexander, Rebound is a stunning coming-of-age novel in verse about basketball, family and staying true to yourself. A prequel to The Crossover, winner of the Newbery Medal, and...

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 Read reviewScythe

Scythe

Neal Shusterman

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them...

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Zeroes

Zeroes

Margo Lanagan, Scott Westerfeld, Deborah Biancotti

Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all born in the year 2000 and living in Cambria, California, have superhuman abilities that give them interesting but not heroic lives...

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The Takedown

The Takedown

Corrie Wang

Set in near-future Brooklyn, where privacy is a bygone luxury and every perfect profile masks damning secrets, this debut mystery features Kyla Cheng, the smartest, hottest, most popular student at her high school, who gets taken...

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Graevale: Medoran Chronicles Book 4

Graevale: Medoran Chronicles Book 4

Lynette Noni

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More Than We Can Tell

More Than We Can Tell

Brigid Kemmerer

When Rev Fletcher and Emma Blue meet, they both long to share secrets, his of being abused by his birth father, hers of her parents' failing marriage and an online troll who truly frightens her.

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The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

Jessica Spotswood

As the heat rises and emotions soar, can the four Garrett sisters stick together through a summer of turmoil?

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Waterhole

Waterhole

Fiona Bell

A haunting and engaging debut from a talented Australian author.

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Grace on the Court

Grace on the Court

Maddy Proud

Grace Parker tries to figure out how to handle the 3Bs: boys, boy bands and ball sports.

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Dark Matter: Deception: Book 2

Dark Matter: Deception: Book 2

Teri Terry

Some lies can't be forgiven ... Don't miss this startling second book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the teen thriller and author of the bestselling SLATED trilogy.

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Tradition

Tradition

Brendan Kiely

At Fullbrook Academy, where tradition reigns supreme, James Baxter and Jules Devereux take on privilege, sexism, and the importance of consent.

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Defy the Worlds

Defy the Worlds

Claudia Gray

But when his creator Burton Mansfield delivers news of Noemi's entrapment, Abel knows he must save her, even if it means risking his own life. Danger lurks in the dark corners of the galaxy, and Abel and Noemi will discover a...

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Edgewater

Edgewater

Courtney Sheinmel

A teenage girl goes from riches to rags in this fast-paced, enthralling YA -- now in paperback

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The Beast Player

The Beast Player

Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano

An enthralling and sophisticated fantasy story from one of Japan's most popular writers of teen fiction, which has been turned into a popular anime series

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To Kill a Kingdom

To Kill a Kingdom

Alexandra Christo

Dark and romantic YA fantasy for fans of Sarah J Maas - about the siren with a taste for royal blood and the prince who has sworn to destroy her.

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Rock War: Crash Landing: Book 4

Rock War: Crash Landing: Book 4

Robert Muchamore

The final and most dramatic book in the explosive ROCK WAR series, by international bestseller Robert Muchamore.

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Tempests and Slaughter: The Numair Chronicles, Book One

Tempests and Slaughter: The Numair Chronicles, Book One

Tamora Pierce

Bestselling author Tamora Pierce crafts a richly realised world in the highly anticipated first installment of The Numair Chronicles - a gripping fantasy series for young adults.

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Benjamin Alire Saenz

A warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging, infused with humour, from the bestselling author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

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Eliza and Her Monsters

Eliza and Her Monsters

Francesca Zappia

Her story is a phenomenon, her life is a disaster --Jacket.

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The Stand-In

The Stand-In

Steve Bloom

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The Serpent King

The Serpent King

Jeff Zentner

Dill's father is in jail for an unspeakable crime. Shunned by the neighbours in their small religious Tennessee town, Dill and his mother try to make ends meet. Dill's only respite from poverty and prejudice are his two friends:...

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Nobody Real

Nobody Real

Steven Camden

The stunningly original new YA novel from renowned spoken word poet Steven Camden - with a dash of Inception and a bit of Jennifer Niven, this is the story of a teen girl and her imaginary friend, and we guarantee you have never...

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You Don't Know My Name

You Don’t Know My Name

Kristen Orlando

A girl raised to be an elite spy is torn between honoring her family's legacy and living a normal life with the boy she loves...

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The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary

The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary

Nonieqa Ramos

Classified as disturbed by her school, 15-year-old Macy isn't interested inhow other people define her. Writing in a dictionary format, she explains herworld in her own terms, with an honesty that's both hilarious and fearsome.

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Witchborn

Witchborn

Nicholas Bowling

1577. Queen Elizabeth I has imprisoned scheming Mary Queen of Scots, and Alyce's mother is burned at the stake for witchcraft. Alyce flees to London - but as she discovers her own dark magic, powerful forces are on her trail. Soon...

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Reign the Earth (The Elementae Book 1)

Reign the Earth (The Elementae Book 1)

A.C. Gaughen

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The Harper Effect

The Harper Effect

Taryn Bashford

Sixteen-year-old Harper has been ditched by her tennis coach, her sister isn't speaking to her and she's pining for the boy next door.

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The Sacrifice Box

The Sacrifice Box

Martin Stewart

First published in Great Britain by Penguin Books, 2018 --Title page verso.

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The Wren Hunt

The Wren Hunt

Mary Watson

Hardened by years of being hunted each St. Stephen's Day in tiny Kilshamble, Ireland, seventeen-year-old Wren, an Augur, is sent as a spy to the home of the most powerful Judge to try to regain control of the ancient, powerful...

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Timekeeper

Timekeeper

Tara Sim

Time stops with this dazzling LGBT steampunk-fantasy.

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Poison's Kiss

Poison’s Kiss

Breeana Shields

In an alternate world based on the mythology of India, a girl trained since birth as a poison maiden in the Raja's service is ordered to kill a boy she loves.

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