Young Adult

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BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN

Rating: 4.5
BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN is a solid fantasy quest adventure for early middle-grade readers.
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SOLE SILENCE

Rating: 4
In SOLE SILENCE, author M.AR.S brings the social media age into the cliques that inevitably form in high school, with a character that did not grow up on even the most basic of technologies and, as a result, is shunned because of it.
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THE AMARANT

Rating: 2.8
Part high school drama and part paranormal adventure, THE AMARANT brings fiction to life when a high school student uncovers the existence of vampires and unlocks a deadly secret about her own genetic makeup.
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Two teens become targets of a mysterious shooting in CHICO BOY

Rating: 4
A teenage boy and his best friend find themselves in the middle of a bizarre situation when they witness a nearby shooting.
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THE SLOPE RULES

Rating: 3.5
A breezy ski romance packed full of high school drama and ski/snowboarding action.
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TEMPORAL DREAMS

Rating: 4
A boy and a girl living vastly different lives on two different continents must travel through time in order to save their families in TEMPORAL DREAMS.
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Light and Dark Clash in THE UNLEASHED

Rating: 4
Book two of The Undelightened series gives us a new look at the hero and potential prophet.
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WORLD OF WORLDS: FLIGHT OF THE GHOST BRIDE

Rating: 2
A circus performer and a spoiled princess try to escape a tyrannical, fantastical King of Ghosts.
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FOX AND LUCIEN, BEYOND THE GATES OF HERCULES

Rating: 3
High seas adventure with a boy and his dog.
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Irreverent Quests for Buried Treasure in SKUNKS DANCE

Rating: 3.7
Various eccentrics searching for a cache of hidden gold converge in the cheerfully bizarre town of Skunks Dance. Zany characters, in two timelines, are willing to risk everything to find the buried treasure in this YA romp.
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THE LAST MA-LOO, an offbeat cosmic adventure

Rating: 4.2
Funny, weird, delightful, THE LAST MA-LOO is an unforgettably eccentric romp through the multiverse.
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A steampunk and fantasy adventure in: IRONHEART

Rating: 3
A young man in a steampunk world discovers he has extraordinary fighting abilities, which elevate him from small-time gangster to revolutionary hero.
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Police dog to the rescue in: K-9 Cop: Case #1 - The Dreck Report

Rating: 3
Bright and inquisitive Justin Andrews and his sister Vicky still grieve for their mother after her untimely death, and having an absentee, workaholic father makes their adjustment more diffi-cult.
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A troubled young girl finds her inner hero in a terrifying near-future world in: TICK

Rating: 4
In this highly imaginative yet overcrowded novel by Allison Rose, Josephine (Jo) Bristol must struggle against many foes, both internal and external.
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Life advice to tweens from tweens in: NINE WAYS TO EMPOWER TWEENS WITH EMMA AND ELLIOT

Rating: 3
Fraternal twins Emma and Elliot share life skills for 10- to 12-year-olds in this lively life guide for tweens.
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The path to and away from oppression and extremist religion in: JADWA’S STORY: BRIDE OF THE PROPHET, DAUGHTER OF ALLAH

Rating: 4
A young girl struggles against the oppression leading her towards religious extremists and terrorism in this thought provoking story.
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A young girl embarks on a yuletide trek to find her father, and herself in: THINGS ON A TREE

Rating: 3.5
THINGS ON A TREE is the tale of a young girl’s magical Christmas journey to try to save her father and discover who she really is.
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Teddy Bears rescue a boy from nightmare creatures in: MAX AND THE MARA

Rating: 5
In this action-packed, endearing young adult fiction, a group of brave, living teddy bears band together on a quest to rescue a boy kidnapped into the nightmare realm.
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Fantasy turns into horrific reality in another world beneath the sea in: THE MONSTER REALM

Rating: 5
A girl's search for her missing sister evolves into the unexpected when she discovers an impending war between monsters and humans and that she is the only one who can save the destruction of the two worlds.
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Pushing through small town bonds in: HAULING THROUGH

Rating: 3
A college graduate becomes part of a tight-knit lobstering community in Maine where a mysterious satellite lurks overhead, in this mysterious slice-of-life story.
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Summer camp fun juxtaposed with lessons about race in: COLOR WAR

Rating: 3.5
A teenager in an idyllic summer camp in the 1970s American South must suddenly face some harsh realities about race in America and about life.
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A mysterious blog reveals freshman secrets in: EDGE THE BARE GARDEN

Rating: 5
An outcast freshman's attempt for revenge makes waves when she posts sensitive student information on her blog.
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Discoveries of love and music intertwine in: DISCOVERING KAYLEE

Rating: 2
Two teens embark on a journey of self-discovery and romance against the turbulent backdrop of the music industry.