Young Adult

Kayla Cagan, Amy Spalding, Aminah Mae Safi, & Farrah Penn

Kayla Cagan, Amy Spalding, Aminah Mae Safi, & Farrah Penn

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Art Boss Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452160375
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 2nd, 2018

Artist Piper Perish has moved from her hometown of Houston, Texas, to New York City. Her days are spent exploring; her nights are filled with painting. It's her lifelong dream come true . . . . Except life in the city isn't as glamorous as it looks from afar. Piper's high-pressure work as an assistant to a famous modern artist takes away time from her own art. And Piper's new friend Grace, a budding activist, has Piper beginning to wonder if making great art is really enough.

 

In a story that stands alone but can be read as a companion novel to Piper Perish, acclaimed author Kayla Cagan returns with Piper's powerful and utterly authentic journey of growing up into a strong, independent young woman--as she learns how to make life about art, and how to make that art matter. Art Boss will have readers asking big questions along with Piper. What is art for? What can art do? And how can a young artist change the world?


Piper Perish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452155838
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 7th, 2017

The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510727663
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Published: Sky Pony Press - April 3rd, 2018

Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby's been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a great internship at her favorite boutique, she's thrilled to take the first step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she's competing against the girl she's kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship.

But really, nothing this summer is going as planned. She also unwittingly becomes friends with Jax, a lacrosseplaying bro-type who wants her help finding the best burger in Los Angeles, and she's struggling to prove to her mother--the city's celebrity health nut--that she's perfectly content with who she is.

Just as Abby starts to feel like she's no longer the sidekick in her own life, Jordi's photography surprisingly puts her in the spotlight. Instead of feeling like she's landed a starring role, Abby feels betrayed. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image others have of her?


Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316371537
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Published: Poppy Books - April 5th, 2016

The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316382786
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Published: Poppy Books - April 5th, 2016

Not the Girls You're Looking For Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250151810
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 19th, 2018

Lulu Saad doesn't need your advice, thank you very much. She's got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she'd nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It's all under control. Ish.

Except maybe this time she's done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can't find her way out of this mess soon, she'll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She'll have to go looking for herself.

Debut author Aminah Mae Safi's honest and smart novel is about how easy it can be to hurt those around you even if --especially if--you love them.


Twelve Steps to Normal Cover Image
By Farrah Penn, James Patterson (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780316471602
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - March 13th, 2018

James Patterson presents this emotionally resonant novel that shows that while some broken things can't be put back exactly the way they were, they can be repaired and made even stronger. 
Kira's Twelve Steps To A Normal Life 
1. Accept Grams is gone. 2. Learn to forgive Dad. 3. Steal back ex-boyfriend from best friend... 
And somewhere between 1 and 12, realize that when your parent's an alcoholic, there's no such thing as "normal." When Kira's father enters rehab, she's forced to leave everything behind--her home, her best friends, her boyfriend...everything she loves. Now her father's sober (again) and Kira is returning home, determined to get her life back to normal...exactly as it was before she was sent away. 
But is that what Kira really wants? 
Life, love, and loss come crashing together in this visceral, heartfelt story by BuzzFeed writer Farrah Penn about a girl who struggles to piece together the shards of her once-normal life before his alcoholism tore it apart.


In Conversation With Nicole Maggi, Demetra Brodsky, Emily Wibberley, & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Nicole Maggi, Demetra Brodsky, Emily Wibberley, & Austin Siegemund-Broka

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What They Don't Know Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492672654
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - October 1st, 2018

Three secrets. One decision. A friendship that will change everything.

Mellie has always been the reliable friend, the good student, the doting daughter. But when an unspeakable act leads her to withdraw from everyone she loves, she is faced with a life-altering choice--a choice she must face alone.

Lise stands up--and speaks out--for what she believes in. And when she notices Mellie acting strangely, she gets caught up in trying to save her...all while trying to protect her own secret. One that might be the key to helping Mellie.

Told through Mellie and Lise's journal entries, this powerful, emotional novel chronicles Mellie's struggle to decide what is right for her and the unbreakable bond formed by the two girls on their journey.


Winter Falls (Twin Willows Trilogy) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605426839
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Published: Medallion Press - December 22nd, 2014

In the Mouth of the Wolf (Twin Willows Trilogy) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605426198
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Published: Medallion Press - June 9th, 2015

The Blue Woods (Twin Willows Trilogy) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605426235
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Published: Medallion Press - January 12th, 2016

Always Never Yours Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451479846
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Published: Penguin Books - May 22nd, 2018

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It's not a curse or anything, it's just the way things are. and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream school's acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But her plans quickly crumble when she's cast as none other than Juliet--yes, that Juliet--in her high school's production. It's a nightmare. Megan's not an actress and she's certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script. Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen--thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn't a girl get to star in her own love story?


If I'm Being Honest Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451481092
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2019

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Dive Smack Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765396952
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Published: Tor Teen - June 19th, 2018

Neal & Jarrod Shusterman sign Dry

Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

 

 

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Dry Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481481960
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.

 

The drought--or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it--has been going on for a while now. Everyone's lives have become an endless list of don'ts: don't water the lawn, don't fill up your pool, don't take long showers.

 

Until the taps run dry.

 

Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don't return and her life--and the life of her brother--is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she's going to survive.


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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

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Unwind (Unwind Dystology #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416912057
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2009

Elana K. Arnold, Claire Legrand, & Anna-Marie McLemore in Conversation

Elana K. Arnold, Claire Legrand, & Anna-Marie McLemore

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Damsel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062742322
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 2nd, 2018

What Girls Are Made of Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781512410242
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - April 1st, 2017

Sawkill Girls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062696601
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 16th, 2018

Furyborn (Empirium Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781492656623
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 22nd, 2018

Blanca & Roja Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250162717
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 9th, 2018

Wild Beauty: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250180735
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Published: Square Fish - October 9th, 2018

Tara Gilboy in conversation with Michelle Barker

Tara Gilboy & Michelle Barker

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Unwritten Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631631771
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Published: Jolly Fish Press - October 16th, 2018

Twelve-year-old Gracie Freeman is living a normal life, but she is haunted by the fact that she is actually a character from a story, an unpublished fairy tale she's never read. When she was a baby, her parents learned that she was supposed to die in the story, and with the help of a magic book, took her out of the story, and into the outside world, where she could be safe. But Gracie longs to know what the story says about her. Despite her mother's warnings, Gracie seeks out the story's author, setting in motion a chain of events that draw herself, her mother, and other former storybook characters back into the forgotten tale. Inside the story, Gracie struggles to navigate the blurred boundary between who she really is and the surprising things the author wrote about her. As the story moves toward its deadly climax, Gracie realizes she'll have to face a dark truth and figure out her own fairy-tale ending.


The House of One Thousand Eyes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781773210711
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Published: Annick Press - September 11th, 2018

Who can Lena trust to help her find out the truth? Life in East Germany in the early 1980s is not easy for most people, but for Lena, it's particularly hard. After the death of her parents in a factory explosion and time spent in a psychiatric hospital recovering from the trauma, she is sent to live with her stern aunt, a devoted member of the ruling Communist Party. Visits with her beloved Uncle Erich, a best-selling author, are her only respite. But one night, her uncle disappears without a trace. Gone also are all his belongings, his books, and even his birth records. Lena is desperate to know what happened to him, but it's as if he never existed. The worst thing, however, is that she cannot discuss her uncle or her attempts to find him with anyone, not even her best friends. There are government spies everywhere. But Lena is unafraid and refuses to give up her search, regardless of the consequences. This searing novel about defiance, courage, and determination takes readers into the chilling world of a society ruled by autocratic despots, where nothing is what it seems.


Marie Miranda Cruz signs Everlasting Nora

Marie Miranda Cruz

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Everlasting Nora: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765394590
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Published: Starscape - October 2nd, 2018

An uplifting young reader debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz's debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shantytown inside the Philippines' Manila North Cemetery.

After a family tragedy results in the loss of both father and home, 12-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila's North Cemetery, which is the largest shantytown of its kind in the Philippines today.

When her mother disappears mysteriously one day, Nora is left alone.

With help from her best friend Jojo and the support of his kindhearted grandmother, Nora embarks on a journey riddled with danger in order to find her mom. Along the way she also rediscovers the compassion of the human spirit, the resilience of her community, and everlasting hope in the most unexpected places.


YA Book Club Meeting - Roar

YA Book Club

Roar: A Stormheart Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780765386328
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Published: Tor Teen - June 5th, 2018

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

Legend says that AuroraPavan's ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing partof its essence. Aurora has been groomed to be the perfect queen...but she's yetto show any trace of the magic she'll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, she'll have to marry a dark and broodingStormling prince from another kingdom: He'll guarantee her spot as the nextqueen and be the champion her people need to remain safe.

But the more Aurora uncoversabout him, the more a future with him frightens her.

When a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, butpossesses it now, Aurora realizes there's a third option for her future besidesruin or marriage...

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she's brave enough.


Geanna Culbertson signs Crisanta Knight

Geanna Culbertson

Crisanta Knight: The Liar, The Witch, & The Wormhole Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781945448102
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Published: Boutique of Quality Books - June 1st, 2018

On our quest to find the missing Fairy Godmother Paige Tomkins, my friends and I would be transported to an array of magical lands. From the horrors of Sleepy Hollow and shores of Neverland, to the Wizard of Oz's front door--we were in for one dangerous, bizarre foe and setting after another. And yet, they would be no stranger than my own world. Because thanks to a brewing common character rebellion in Book, relentless magic hunters, and the people I trusted most turning against me, the world I once knew was a thing of fairytales past. 


Crisanta Knight: Inherent Fate Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781945448065
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Published: Boutique of Quality Books - September 1st, 2017

Crisanta Knight: The Severance Game Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939371577
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Published: Boutique of Quality Books - December 1st, 2016

Crisanta Knight: Protagonist Bound Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608081547
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Published: Boutique of Quality Books - May 1st, 2016

Kiersten White signs The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Kiersten White

 

 

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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525577942
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 25th, 2018

"Exquisitely disturbing," raves internationally bestselling author Stephanie Garber of this stunning and dark reimagining of Frankenstein.

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything--except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable--and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.

But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth's survival depends on managing Victor's dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.


Bright We Burn (And I Darken #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553522396
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Published: Delacorte Press - July 10th, 2018

Now I Rise (And I Darken #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553522389
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Published: Ember - May 22nd, 2018

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And I Darken Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780553522341
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Published: Ember - May 30th, 2017

Laurie Forest signs The Iron Flower

Laurie Forest

 

The Iron Flower (Black Witch Chronicles #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335917393
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Published: Harlequin Teen - September 18th, 2018

Dark forces are on the rise in this sweeping sequel to The Black Witch by critically acclaimed author Laurie Forest. 

Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon. The last thing they expected was to be thrust into a realm-wide underground resistance against Gardnerian conquest. 

While the Resistance struggles to fight back against the harsh rulings of the Mage Council, more and more Gardnerian soldiers descend upon the University...led by none other than Lukas Grey, now commander of the nearby military base. Though Elloren tries to keep him at arm's length, Lukas is determined to tie himself to her, still convinced that she is the heir to the power of the Black Witch, a legacy of magic that will decide the future of all Erthia. As his own magic calls out to her, seeking to awaken a dark force within, Elloren finds it more and more difficult to believe that she's truly powerless, as her uncle always claimed. 

Caught between her growing feelings for the rebellious Yvan Guriel and the seductive power offered by Lukas, Elloren must find a way to stay true to what she knows is right and protect everyone she loves...even if that means protecting them from herself. 


The Black Witch (Black Witch Chronicles #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781335468864
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Published: Harlequin Teen - August 7th, 2018

Wandfasted Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781488027857
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Published: Harlequin Teen - June 30th, 2017

Magic, romance and adventure collide in Wandfasted, the irresistible ebook prequel to The Black Witch by Laurie Forest


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