May 02, 2016
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Young Adult

EDGE
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A mysterious blog reveals freshman secrets in: EDGE THE BARE GARDEN

By Rosanne Cheng

Rating:  star star star star star 

An outcast freshman’s attempt for revenge makes waves when she posts sensitive student information on her blog.

KAYLEE
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Discoveries of love and music intertwine in: DISCOVERING KAYLEE

By Stu Kane, Hannah Wilkerson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Two teens embark on a journey of self-discovery and romance against the turbulent backdrop of the music industry.

HILL
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Atheism and Religion clash in an apocalyptic world in: CITY ON A HILL

By Ted Neill

Rating:  star star star star star 

After the Cataclysm, all religions were made illegal in the twin cities of Lysander and Fortinbras, the only communities to survive the fundamentalist war.

DEMONS
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Two teens, evil powers and Norse mythology collide in: DEMONS

By Ednah Walters

Rating:  star star star star star 

While an ancient evil works in secret against them, a clairvoyant witch must aid a young god and find her way home from the Norse realm of Hel.

RUNES
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A teenage girl discovers the truth behind the people around her in: RUNES

By Ednah Walters

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young teenage girl is drawn to a mysterious stranger in this sweet, paranormal romance.

GHOST
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A teenager learns to exist . . . as a ghost: THE GHOST CHRONICLES

By Marlo Berliner

Rating:  star star star star star 

A teenaged boy, killed in a car accident, must come to terms with his existence as a ghost.

SCHISM
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A handful of friends and strangers struggle in a dystopian world in: SCHISM

By Britt Holewinski

Rating:  star star star star star 

Young survivors of a virus that destroyed the world’s adult population struggle to put the pieces of society back together.

PHASE
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Indecision and dilemmas about sexuality in: A PASSING PHASE

By J. Paul Devlin

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young man tries to figure out who he is in the process of undergoing therapy to make him heterosexual.

FRACTURES
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An assassin continues her work in the afterlife in: FRACTURES

By Will James

Rating:  star star star star star 

A professional assassin commits her last murder, dies, and finds herself recruited to reprise her role in the afterlife.

OUTSHINE
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Two teens with extraordinary powers are juxtaposed against their normal teen desires in: OUTSHINE

By Nola Decker

Rating:  star star star star star 

OUTSHINE is the tale of two mismatched teens whose shared concern leads to the discovery that they have way more in common with each other than mutual disdain and not much in common with the rest of the world.

SILENCE
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Tween softball drama with happy endings in: SILENCE IN CENTER

By Jody Studdard

Rating:  star star star star star 

Protagonist, fourteen-year-old Melody Gold is part of Studdard’s Softball Star series. Melody fails to win a place on a Seattle-area tournament team when the coach turns her down because of her hearing problems: a condition that requires her to wear hearing aids.

MYND
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High tech comedy and intrigue in: THE MYND-FYND MACHINE

By Andrew Salchert

Rating:  star star star star star 

A precocious teenage boy genius invents a machine that reads brainwaves, and from there finds himself in way over his head.

Dolphins
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Canine detectives search for pirate treasure in: WHERE DOLPHINS DIVE

By Rhoda Canter

Rating:  star star star star star 

WHERE DOLPHINS DIVE is a delightful mystery story that follows canine detectives Bennett and Lola (a.k.a. Chief Inspector Brown and Sergeant Starfoot) as they search for a pirate treasure.

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An aspiring journalist by day is paralyzed by prophetic dreams in: THE PHOENIX RISING: DESTINY CALLS

By Phenice Arielle

Rating:  star star star star star 

A fantastical adventure through a refreshingly creative and elaborate world, THE PHOENIX RISING: DESTINY CALLS is heavy on plot and light on logic.

SOUTH
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A prominent and spunky young protagonist grows up on a colorful southern farm in SOUTH OF EVERYTHING.

By Audrey Taylor Gonzalez

Rating:  star star star star star 

SOUTH OF EVERYTHING follows the story of a precocious and thoughtful young girl as she grows up on her wealthy family’s plantation in west Tennessee during the 1940s.

St.Anthony
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In the Shadow of St. Anthony

By Andrew Hernon

Rating:  star star star star star 

An arrogant, selfish adolescent must find the better man inside him when an old friend is attacked by supernatural forces.

Ghostboy
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Ghostboy, Chameleon & the Duke of Graffiti

By Olivia Wildenstein

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young teen’s superficial life is changed when he meets a sick little boy and embarks on an emotional and all-consuming literary journey to raise the younger boy’s spirits and let him dream of all the things he could have done.

Muses
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The Muses: Escaping Montague Manor

By N.L. McEvoy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Ten-year-old Sarah and her twelve-year-old brother Nickolas leave their happy home in Silver Springs, Colorado to live with their mysterious Great Aunt Vivian in an enchanted mansion in Sydney, Australia.

MINDMONSTERS
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Freddy Fumple and the Mindmonsters

By Vegard Svingen

Rating:  star star star star star 

A 10-year-old boy moves to the country with his parents and older sister, only to realize that their new house is haunted and there are strange creatures popping up unexpectedly in his backyard.

Heliocentric
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Heliocentric

By JW Lolite

Rating:  star star star star star 

HELIOCENTRIC is the second volume in a science fiction series that follows a hidden struggle between a group of human guardians and the Ankira, a race of humanoid aliens with glowing eyes and strange powers.

Hockey
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A hockey star and high school student team up to push through their troubles: The Hockey Saint

By Marcia Inoue, Howard Shapiro, Andres Mossa

Rating:  star star star star star 

High school aged Tom Leonard gets the nerve to meet his hockey mentor Jake, and discovers that even mentors have their demons. Together the two of them battle both Jake and Tom’s demons in this heartwarming tale of friendship.

Atlantis
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Keys to Atlantis

By Sally Copus

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young man, traveling back in time with his grandfather, must find the way to Atlantis and the antimatter needed to send his family’s time ship forward in time.
Jon Sinclair is a teenage time-traveler, the son and grandson of time-travelers.

Blooded
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Lisen faces more challenges as disaster strikes after she gains the throne in: Blooded

By D Hart St Martin

Rating:  star star star star star 

The third installment in the Lisen of Solsta series, BLOODED tracks the journey of Lisen, ex-valley girl and reluctant ruler, as she at last ascends her rightful throne as Empir of the other-dimensional Garla.

Melt
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Melt

By Selene Castrovilla

Rating:  star star star star star 

MELT tells the story of two teenagers from opposite worlds who fall in love with each other despite how their circumstances threaten to tear them apart.