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Cold Falling White

by G. S. Prendergast, read by Siiri Scott; James Patrick Cronin & James Chen
  • age: 14 to 99
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: survival stories, alien contact

Two teens fight for their lives after an alien invasion in this heart-stopping follow-up to Zero Repeat Forever.

Humans. Clones. Aliens. No one is safe anymore. It’s the end of the world.

Xander Liu survived the alien invasion—just barely. For more than a year, he has outsmarted, hidden from, and otherwise avoided the ruthless intruders, the Nahx …

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Don't Say a Word

by Amber Lynn Natusch
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: thrillers & suspense

Pretty Little Liars meetsRiverdale inDon't Say a Word, a standout YA mystery from indie-pub favorite Amber Lynn Natusch.
Kylene Danners’s ex-FBI agent father is in prison for murder and she’s hell-bent on getting him out. But trying to investigate in the small town where a defensive lineman is a hero no matter who he tries to kill and the girl …

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When Villains Rise

by Rebecca Schaeffer, read by Almarie Guerra
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: dark fantasy, contemporary

Dexter meets Victoria Schwab in this dark and compelling fantasy about a girl who is determined to take down the black market once and for all in the conclusion to the trilogy that started with the critically acclaimed Not Even Bones.

Nita finally has Fabricio, the boy who betrayed her to the black market, within her grasp. But when proof that Kovit …

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The In-Between

by Marcus Youssef
edition: Paperback
tagged: drama, prejudice & racism, diversity & multicultural, canadian

Adopted as a baby by white parents who found her in an orphanage in Vietnam, Lily has always considered herself Canadian. When Karim – a guy she’s liked for a long time – finally starts to show interest in her, Lily’s best friend Brit starts to hang out with some grade-twelves with radical opinions about immigrants. After a conflict between …

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Spell Starter (A Caster Novel)

by Elsie Chapman
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: dystopian

Yes, Aza Wu now has magic back. But like all things in her life, it has come at a great cost. After the tournament, Aza is able to pay off her parents' debt to Saint Willow. Unfortunately, the cost of the gathering spell she used to strip Finch of his magic has put her permanently in the employ of the gang leader. Aza has been doing little errands …

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Broken Shards of Time

by Nyah Nichol
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: time travel, thrillers & suspense

Wren Derecho is the lone survivor of a mysterious accident that took the lives of her parents. As Wren tries to navigate through the pain of grief and loss, she crosses paths with three other individuals and soon realizes that something beyond coincidence has intertwined their lives together. Each of their journeys is marked by immense tragedy, fat …

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Zee

by Su J. Sokol
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: lgbt, hispanic & latino, magical realism, african american

Ever since she was born, Zee's had a talent, a particular kind of intelligence. She perceives things no one else can. Zee is able to hear other people's thoughts, feel their emotions. She can even see herself through their eyes, and this seeing changes her. Sometimes, Zee is the precocious daughter of her four grown-ups. Other times, Zee's a rough …

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The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life

by Dani Jansen
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: theater & musicals, self-esteem & self-reliance, lgbt

Alison Green, desperate Valedictorian-wannabe, agrees to produce her school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That’s her first big mistake. The second is accidentally saying yes to a date with her oldest friend, Jack, even though she’s crushing on Charlotte.

Alison manages to stay positive, even when her best friend starts referring …

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