Young Adult

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Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters meets Harry Potter in the horror fantasy series starter, THE NIGHT PEOPLE

Rating: 3
Lane Alexander’s THE NIGHT PEOPLE has an intriguing premise: all people are born with latent special abilities, but only some of them have mutated enough to be able to access their talents.
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THE GIRL ON RUSK STREET

Rating: 5
THE GIRL ON RUSK STREET is the heartbreaking story of the devastating aftermath of a tragedy in small town Texas as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl.
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THIS WAS NEVER ABOUT BASKETBALL

Rating: 4.8
THIS WAS NEVER ABOUT BASKETBALL is the strange story about an unlikely hero and a frantic cross-country race to save one of the greatest games ever invented.
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A drama sure to pull at your heart-strings in WHAT THE VALLEY KNOWS

Rating: 3.6
Heather Christie’s WHAT THE VALLEY KNOWS is a YA drama told through three perspectives: high school senior, Molly; Molly's mother, Ann; and Molly's boyfriend, Wade.
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MADDIE & SAYARA

Rating: 2.9
Aimed at the younger end of Young Adult, MADDIE & SAYARA follows the adventures of two girls who become fast friends on a resort in the Bahamas but learn the limitations of their cultural differences once the vacation ends.
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THE SUNGOD'S SISTER

Rating: 4.3
Hard life lessons, sisterly love and turtles.
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1939 – THE PHANTOM ZEPPELIN

Rating: 3.5
A young, well-traveled boy with a gift for languages, making friends, and observing details becomes a spy for Winston Churchill as WWII begins.
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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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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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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.