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Ruinsong / Julia Ember.

Ruinsong /  Julia Ember.
In a world where magic is sung, two young women from rival factions must work together to reunite their country, as they wrestle with their feelings for each other.


The Ravens / by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige.

The Ravens /  by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige.
Kappa Rho Nu may seem like your average sorority. They're the most powerful girls on Westerly College's Savannah, Georgia, campus. But the sisters of Kappa Rho Nu share a secret: they're a coven of witches. Scarlett Winters, daughter of a legacy Raven, is determined to live up to her mother's impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu's next president. Vivi Deveraux vows to do whatever it takes to be part of the magical sisterhood. But someone has discover the Ravens' secret-- and will do anything to see these witches burn. -- adapted from jacket


Chasing Lucky / Jenn Bennett.

Chasing Lucky /  Jenn Bennett.
Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it's not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there. What she doesn't plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel...and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble--with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame. Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he's not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is... --


Admission / Julie Buxbaum.

Admission /  Julie Buxbaum.
An affluent teen who thinks she is headed off to the college of her dreams, must reckon with the truth and possibly her own guilt when her mother is arrested in a college admissions bribery scandal--


The missing prince / John Flanagan.

The missing prince /  John Flanagan.
Charged by Araluen's King Duncan to covertly rescue the Prince of Gallica from a politically ambitious baron, Will Treaty and his apprentice Maddie take to the road disguised as father and daughter jongleurs.


Quiet no more / Nikki Barthelmess.

Quiet no more /  Nikki Barthelmess.
College freshman Victoria Parker is trying to move on with her life after surviving sexual assault by her father and six months in foster care. She's focusing on the positives-- attending college, living on her own, repairing old relationships and making new ones, and getting involved with an abuse survivors activist group on campus. Everything is thrown into disarray when a woman shows up claiming to be Victoria's aunt, and asking her to lie about what happened. With her father's sentencing in a few months, Victoria is not even sure if she has the strength to go through with it. When fellow club members begin pressuring her to speak out, Victoria has to decide how to share her story while remaining true to herself. -- adapted from back cover


The surprising power of a good dumpling / Wai Chim.

The surprising power of a good dumpling /  Wai Chim.
Anna Chiu has her hands full. When she's not looking after her brother and sister or helping out at her father's restaurant, she's taking care of her mother, whose debilitating mental illness keeps her in bed most days. Her father's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could be a normal teen.--Publisher


You were never here / Kathleen Peacock.

You were never here /  Kathleen Peacock.
Mary Catherine Montgomery hasn't been to Montgomery Falls since she was twelve years old-- and discovered she could do things that no normal twelve-year-old could do. Since she had her first kiss with Riley Fraser. Five years later she's back, and finds that Riley disappeared three months ago. When Noah, Riley's brother, asks for help in discovering what happened, Cat is torn between wanting to learn the truth and protecting the secret that she has been guarding ever since that summer she and Riley stopped speaking. When a girl is discovered floating in the river, barely alive with no knowledge of who attacked her or why, Cat must make a choice. She can use her ability to discover the truth and find Riley-- or keep running away from a power she can't control. -- adapted from jacket and perusal of book


The cousins / Karen M. McManus.

The cousins /  Karen M. McManus.
After receiving an invitation to spend the summer with their estranged grandmother, the Story cousins arrive at her house only to discover that she is not there, and the longer they stay on the island, the more they realize their mysterious family history has some deadly secrets.


Hush / Dylan Farrow.

Hush /  Dylan Farrow.
A stunning and timely debut from activist Dylan Farrow, Hush is a powerful feminist fantasy full of surprising insights, that casts a ray of light into the shadows of a society based on silencing and lies. How do you speak up in a world where propaganda is a twisted form of magic? In the land of Montane, language is literal magic to the select few who possess the gift of Telling. This power is reserved for the Bards, and, as everyone knows, the Bards have almost always been men. Seventeen-year-old Shae has lived her entire life in awe of the Bards-and afraid of the Blot, a deadly disease spread by ink, which took the life of her younger brother five years ago. Ever since, Shae fears she's cursed. But when tragedy strikes again, and her mother is found murdered with a golden dagger-a weapon used only by the Bards-Shae is forced to act. With a heart set on justice, Shae journeys to High House in search of answers. But when the kind, fatherly Cathal, the High Lord of Montane, makes Shae an undeniable offer to stay and train as a Bard, Shae can't refuse. Through this twisty tale, Shae endures backbreaking training by a ruthless female Bard, tentative and highly-forbidden feelings for a male Bard with a dark past, and a castle filled with dangerous illusions bent on keeping its secrets buried. But sometimes, the truth is closer than we think. We just have to learn to listen. Farrow carefully crafts a layered world hiding dark secrets and gives us a fierce protagonist determined to unearth the truth-no matter the consequences. A compelling tale that's bound to grab your heart.--Swati Teerdhala, author of the Tiger at Midnight series--


Forget this ever happened / Cassandra Rose Clarke.

Forget this ever happened /  Cassandra Rose Clarke.
June, 1993. Claire has been dumped in Indianola, Texas, to spend her whole vacation taking care of mean, sickly Grammy. Indianola is a run-down, shabby, pin-dot on the Gulf Coast. But if you leave Indianola, you forget about it... and if you stay, you have to live with it every day. Because there's a confluence of energies at Indianola, a fissure in time and space, a gap in reality. Nothing is as it seems. And unless Claire can figure out this town she might never leave. -- adapted from jacket


Together, apart : stories / by Erin A. Craig, Auriane Desombre, Erin Hahn, Bill Konigsberg, Rachael Lippincott, Brittney Morris, Sajni Patel, Natasha Preston, Jennifer Yen.

Together, apart : stories / by Erin A. Craig, Auriane Desombre, Erin Hahn, Bill Konigsberg, Rachael Lippincott, Brittney Morris, Sajni Patel, Natasha Preston, Jennifer Yen.
A collection of teenage love stories set during life in lockdown during the COVID-19 epidemic. There's flirting and romance through window signs and over Skype and Zoom. There's a determined girl with a mask-making business, and two boys who meet through socially distant dog-walks. It's about finding love in unexpected place during an unprecedented time. In other words, it's like real life. -- adapted from back cover and Goodreads info


What unbreakable looks like / Kate McLaughlin.

What unbreakable looks like /  Kate McLaughlin.
Lex was taken-- trafficked-- and became Poppy. Kept in a hotel with other girls, her old life is a distant memory. When the girls are rescued, she moves in with her aunt and uncle. She should be truly safe-- except, she doesn't trust it. Doesn't trust her new home. Doesn't trust her new friend. Doesn't trust her new life. She doesn't deserve good things. When she is sexually assaulted by her so-called boyfriend and his friends, Lex is forced to reckon with what happened to her. Thrust into the limelight, Lex realizes she has the power to help others-- if she can confront the monsters of her past. -- adapted from jacket~Raw, unflinching, and authentic, Kate McLaughlin's thoughtful What Unbreakable Looks Like carefully crafts a story exposing the vulnerability of underage trafficked girls and what it takes to begin the process of healing from sexual trauma.-Christa Desir, author, advocate, and founding member of The Voices and Faces Project Lex was taken-trafficked-and now she's Poppy. Kept in a hotel with other girls, her old life is a distant memory. But when the girls are rescued, she doesn't quite know how to be Lex again. After she moves in with her aunt and uncle, for the first time in a long time, she knows what it is to feel truly safe. Except, she doesn't trust it. Doesn't trust her new home. Doesn't trust her new friend. Doesn't trust her new life. Instead she trusts what she shouldn't because that's what feels right. She doesn't deserve good things. But when she is sexually assaulted by her so-called boyfriend and his friends, Lex is forced to reckon with what happened to her and that just because she is used to it, doesn't mean it is okay. She's thrust into the limelight and realizes she has the power to help others. But first she'll have to confront the monsters of her past with the help of her family, friends, and a new love. Kate McLaughlin's What Unbreakable Looks Like is a gritty, ultimately hopeful novel about human trafficking through the lens of a girl who has escaped the life and learned to trust, not only others, but in herself--


Here the whole time / Vitor Martins ; translated by Larissa Helena.

Here the whole time /  Vitor Martins ; translated by Larissa Helena.
When Felipe, who is very insecure about his weight, is forced to spend winter break with his long-term crush, Caio, he must face his unresolved issues head-on.


In the study with the wrench / by Diana Peterfreund.

In the study with the wrench /  by Diana Peterfreund.
In the aftermath of Headmaster Boddy's murder, Blackbrook Academy has been thrown into complete disarray. Half the student body hasn't bothered to return to campus--but those who have include Orchid, Vaughn, Scarlett, Peacock, Plum, and Mustard, now warily referred to by the other students as the Murder Crew. When another staff member is found dead and an anonymous threat begins to target the group, each of the teen's opportunistic reasons for sticking around come to light. Orchid's identity comes under question while Vaughn's family life takes a turn; Finn and Mustard grow closer; and Scarlett and Beth struggle to turn over new leaves. All of this comes to a dramatic head at Tudor House, with a cliff-hanger that will leave readers eager for the final installment in the series.--


Ms. Marvel meets the Marvel Universe / collection editor Jennifer Grünwald.

Ms. Marvel meets the Marvel Universe /  collection editor Jennifer Grünwald.
Kamala Khan is Jersey City's own friendly neighborhood super hero, and she's making a huge impression across the Marvel Universe - whether sharing an adventure with Wolverine or a Ms. Marvel Team-Up with Spider-Man! Kamala discovers her Inhuman legacy with Medusa and the oversized hound Lockjaw, enjoys spy games with S.H.I.E.L.D., and comes face-to-face at last with her idol Captain Marvel - just in time for the end of the world! Witness Kamala's first adventure with the All-New, All-Different Avengers - and see her join a new generation of heroes in the Champions! Plus, two young super hero sensations unite when Ms. Marvel meets Moon Girl!--Provided by publisher.


Heartstopper Volume 2 / Alice Oseman.

Heartstopper Volume 2 /  Alice Oseman.
Nick and Charlie are best friends, but one kiss has changed everything. In the aftermath, Charlie is sure that Nick isn't interested, but Nick is more confused than ever. Love works in surprising ways, and Nick comes to see the world from a new perspective. He discovers all sorts of things about his friends, his family... and himself.--provided by publisher.


Love & olives / by Jenna Evans Welch.

Love & olives /  by Jenna Evans Welch.
Liv Varanakis's father fled to Greece when she was only eight. What Liv does remember is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. When she receives a postcard from her father explaining that National Geographic is funding a documentary about his theories on Atlantis, she jumps at the chance to fly out to Greece and help. On gorgeous Santorini, Liv doesn't want their past to get in the way of a possible reconciliation. But her father may not have invited her to Greece for Atlantis, but for something much more important. -- adapted from jacket


The magic fish / Trung Le Nguyen.

The magic fish /  Trung Le Nguyen.
Real life isn't a fairytale. But Tíên still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tíên, he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through? Is there a way to tell them he's gay?--


The code for love and heartbreak / Jillian Cantor.

The code for love and heartbreak /  Jillian Cantor.
When math genius Emma and her coding club co-president, George, are tasked with brainstorming a new project, The Code for Love is born. George disapproves of Emma's idea of creating a matchmaking app, accusing her of meddling in people's lives. But all the happy new couples at school are proof that the app works. At least at first. Emma's code is flawless. So why is it that perfectly matched couples start breaking up, the wrong people keep falling for each other, and Emma's own feelings defy any algorithm?--


Victor and Nora : a Gotham love story / written by Lauren Myracle ; illustrated by Isaac Goodhart ; colors by Cris Peter ; letters by Steve Wands.

Victor and Nora : a Gotham love story / written by Lauren Myracle ; illustrated by Isaac Goodhart ; colors by Cris Peter ; letters by Steve Wands.
After Victor Fries and Nora Faria meet at a cemetery outside of Gotham City, their summer quickly spirals into a beautiful romance, and Victor's cold heart is able to thaw, allowing him to begin to enjoy life again after his brother's death, but when he learns of Nora's incurable illness, he is driven to try to find a scientific solution to keep from losing another person he loves.


Super fake love song / David Yoon.

Super fake love song /  David Yoon.
When self-proclaimed nerd Sunny Dae meets Cirrus Soh, she mistakes Sunny's older brother Gray's bedroom, with its electric guitars and rock posters, for Sunny's own. He sort of, kind of, accidentally winds up telling her he's the front man of a rock band. Now Sunny is knee-deep in the lie, and begs his best friends into forming a fake band with him. When Cirrus asks to see them play, people start noticing him in the hallways. Now Sunny is going to football games and parties, feeling more confident, falling in love-- and having fun. As his lies begin to catch up, was it all worth it? -- adapted from jacket


Foreshadow : stories to celebrate the magic of reading and writing YA / created and edited by Emily X.R. Pan & Nova Ren Suma.

Foreshadow : stories to celebrate the magic of reading and writing YA / created and edited by Emily X.R. Pan & Nova Ren Suma.
Presents an anthology of thirteen short stories by contemporary young adult authors, ranging from fantasy to the experience of Mexican Americans living in border cities. Each story is followed by an author's note, commentary by one of the editors on such topics as voice, imagery, and mood, and some, with story prompts.


The last Halloween Volume 1, Children / by Abby Howard.

The last Halloween Volume 1, Children /  by Abby Howard.
In a gothic adventure at the end of the world, a ten-year-old girl and a motley crew of ghouls must stop an invading horde of monsters on a fateful Halloween night--


Minecraft : the shipwreck / C.B. Lee.

Minecraft : the shipwreck / C.B. Lee.
Unravel the mysteries of an extraordinary underwater world in this official Minecraft novel! When three kids discover a mystery in an abandoned Minecraft server, they must race against the clock to uncover its secrets. When three teenagers--Jake Thomas, Emily Quesada, and Thanh Vuong--are forced to clean up and sort through the items in their beloved community center before a developer demolishes the building, they discover an odd Minecraft server on one of the old computers. The game world is littered with riddles that promise incredible, impossible creations if they can just follow the clues. However, a strange figure called the Wizard thwarts the kids at every turn as they try to unravel the mysteries laid before them. Will they be able to work together to beat the Wizard, or will they run out of time?--


I hope you're listening / Tom Ryan.

I hope you're listening /  Tom Ryan.
Ten years ago Delia 'Dee' Skinner witnessed the abduction of her best friend, Sibby. She told the police everything she remembered, but it wasn't enough. Sibby was never seen again. Dee deals with her guilt by becoming someone else: the Seeker, the voice behind the popular true crime podcast Radio Silent, which features missing persons cases and works with online sleuths to solve them. When another little girl goes missing in the town, it appears the case is linked to Sibby's disappearance. Dee calls on her virtual detectives for help-- but how much is she willing to reveal about herself in order to uncover the truth? -- adapted from jacket~Seventeen-year-old Dee secretly hosts a popular true-crime podcast but when a missing child seems linked to the disappearance of her best friend ten years ago, she considers revealing her identity to uncover the truth.


Return of the thief : a Queen's thief novel / Megan Whalen Turner.

Return of the thief : a Queen's thief novel / Megan Whalen Turner.
Neither accepted nor beloved, Eugenides is the uneasy linchpin of a truce on the Lesser Peninsula, where he has risen to be high king of Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis. As the treacherous Baron Erondites schemes anew and a prophecy appears to foretell the death of the king, the ruthless Mede empire prepares to strike.


The way back / Gavriel Savit.

The way back /  Gavriel Savit.
For the people of Tupik, a tiny village in Eastern Europe, demons are everywhere: dancing on the rooftops in the darkness of midnight, congregating in the trees, even reaching out to try and steal away the living. The demons have a land of their own: a Far Country, governed by demonic lords and ladies. When the Angel of Death comes strolling through the little shtetl of Tupik one night, Yehuda Leib and Blume will be sent spinning off on a journey through the Far Country. There they will make pacts with ancient demons, declare war on Death himself, and maybe-- just maybe-- find a way to make it back alive. -- adapted from jacket


 

 

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