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Overturned
by Lamar Giles
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Nikki Tate is infamous, even by Las Vegas standards. Her dad is sitting on death row, convicted of killing his best friend in a gambling dispute turned ugly. And for five years, he's maintained his innocence. But Nikki wants no part of that. She'...Read more

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Nemesis (Project Nemesis Book 1)
by Brendan Reichs
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series. 

 

It's been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a...Read more

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City of Saints & Thieves
by Natalie C. Anderson
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya.

 

In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the...Read more

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My Sister Rosa
by Justine Larbalestier
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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What if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister?

Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath—clinically, threateningly,...Read more

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The Amateurs (The Amateurs Book 1)
by Sara Shepard
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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As soon as Seneca Frazier sees the post on the Case Not Closed website about Helena Kelly, she's hooked. Helena's high-profile disappearance five years earlier is the one that originally got Seneca addicted to true crime. It's the reason she's a...Read more

The Diabolic
The Diabolic
by S. J. Kincaid
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic...Read more

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Blood Red Snow White: A Novel
by Marcus Sedgwick
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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There never was a story that was happy through and through.

When writer Arthur Ransome leaves his unhappy marriage in England and moves to Russia to work as a journalist, he has little idea of the violent revolution about to erupt...Read more

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Glitter
by Aprilynne Pike
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century...Read more

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Useless Bay
by M.J. Beaufrand
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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On Whidbey Island, the Gray quintuplets are the stuff of legend. Pixie and her brothers have always been bigger and blonder than their neighbors, as if they were birthed from the island itself. Together, they serve as an unofficial search-and-...Read more

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A Taste for Monsters
by Matthew J. Kirby
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory with nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant...Read more

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