Steelheart
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Great book! Set in a world where an event called Calamity has gifted some humans with super-human abilities, but instead of the traditional “some are heroes & some are villains” scenario, all are horrible monstrous people that have pretty much enslaved ordinary humans, but there is one group willing to fight back, the Reckoners. Brandon Sanderson's world building is amazing, the amount of detail he puts into every little thing just makes for a great book reading experience.
Every Day
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Everyday A wakes up in a new body, in someone else’s life. This is all A has ever known. On day 5994 he meets Rhiannon and instantly falls in love. But can Rhiannon ever truly love A back when he appears to be a different person every day?
The House Of The Scorpion
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In the near future, young Matteo Alacrán is smart, curious ... and a clone. The original Matteo is El Patrón, 142-year-old ruler of Opium, the kingdom that comprises the border of the United States and Mexico. For the elite, clones are created as a source of "spare parts" to allow them to live so long, but young Matteo appears to be spared the same fate. Through a series of events, Matt is awakened to the realities of his existence. Can he survive the twists of fate and the vagaries of human nature? Recommended reading!
Paper Valentine
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In Hannah Wagoner’s small town someone is murdering young girls. To make matters worse, Hannah is being literally haunted by her best friend Lillian who died six months earlier. At Lillian’s insistence, Hannah begins her own investigation of the murders, but will this lead to her becoming the next victim? Part mystery and part ghost story, Paper Valentine is an engaging and atmospheric read.
Cinder
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Everyone knows the story of Cinderella and her evil step mother and two horrible step sisters. Things get a little more complicated when you retell the tale and Cinderella becomes just Cinder, a cyborg in futuristic New Beijing. Cinder is a fun new take on the classic tale with drama, mystery, and of course romance with the reinventing of Prince Charming as Prince Kai.
Shatter Me
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Juliet can kill anyone that comes close, just by the touch of her skin. It is a secret that made her family ashamed of her and caused the society to lock her up in a series of prisons and asylums. When she is finally able to see the world again, a lot has changed and not for the better. With diseases and uprisings threatening to destroy, Juliet must choose a side and choose what version of herself she will become.
Stolen
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Sixteen-year-old Gemma is being watched. Ty has been watching her for a while, until the day he seizes his opportunity and takes her. Stolen is a letter written by a young girl to her kidnapper dealing with the confusion of her feelings toward him and how she survives and eventually escapes to find her family.
The Selection
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Think “The Bachelor,” but at least ten times better and in novel form. A quick, entertaining beginning to a series that promises romantic angst and political intrigue.
Cupid
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With a dash of personal flare from author Julius Lester, this book is more than just the story of Psyche and Cupid. It entertains while dishing out hard-learned lessons about love. Especially good as an audio book!
Carter Finally Gets It
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Will Carter (Carter to his friends) is a typical teenage boy. Except he has attention deficit disorder and frequently stutters - both problems exasperated by being in the presence of girls. In the course of his first year of high school, he'll manage to get a girlfriend, lose a girlfriend, experience extreme blood loss (more than once), run from the cops (also more than once), make a lot of mistakes, and actually do several things right. And if you like this one, look for the sequel, Carter's Big Break.
You
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"This wasn't the way it was supposed to go..." Such are Kyle Chase's thoughts at the outset of the novel, as he stands with shattered glass at his feet and blood everywhere. The rest of the book follows Kyle as he thinks back on the chain of events that led to this moment. You is a powerful story. A story that shows how our everyday decisions can affect the course of our lives for good or for bad.
Speak
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Melinda Sordino has never been more alone. She used to have friends, but since the big end-of-summer party, the one that ended with her calling the police, none of her friends will talk to her. Now, all she has is a secret. A secret that she just might be ready to share. Laurie Halse Anderson has written an amazing story. A story about a young woman who strives to rebuild a life that someone else shattered.
Sabriel
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Sabriel is only a teenager and has already inherited her missing father’s title of “Abhorsen”; one who must quell the spirits of the undead by sending them back into the cold river of Death with seven magic bells. You won’t read many other fantasies like this one, which stands alone in its Neil Gaiman-esque horror and a rich fantasy world.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
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Nick is the bass player and lyricist for a band that is just starting to make it in New York City. Norah is the whip smart daughter of a high powered record executive. They have the same favorite band, and are both rebounding from bad break-ups. When Nick sees his ex at a show with someone new, and asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes it is just the beginning of a night that neither could have expected. This is a story about rock and roll, growing up, questioning the assumptions we make about ourselves, and love, and all to a killer soundtrack.
Looking for Alaska
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Miles Halter has a, perhaps unhealthy, interest in famous last words, particularly those of the poet Francois Rabelais: “I go to seek a great perhaps.” At sixteen he decides to go in search of his own great perhaps, enrolling in a rigorous boarding school In Central Alabama. Miles’ safe life evaporates when he falls in with a bunch of mischievous brainiacs, led by his math-whiz video gamer roommate “the Colonel,” and gorgeous, clever and self-destructive feminist Alaska Young. Miles of course quickly falls in love with Alaska, who of course has a much more interesting and good looking college boyfriend. But then, tragedy strikes and changes everything.
Paper Towns
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Quentin has been in love with his neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman ever since they found a dead body when they were kids. Quentin backed away, saying that they had to go tell their parents. Margo walked closer for a better look. Ten years ago, Margo ditched Quentin for cooler friends. One night Margo shows up at Quentin’s bedroom window dressed like a ninja and invites him to accompany her on a night of revenge pranks and also breaking into Sea World. The next morning Margo has disappeared. It seems, though, she has left clues specifically for Quentin as to where she might be found. He enthusiastically begins following the clues and learns things about Margo that even her best friends don’t know. But as the clues lead to darker places, Quentin becomes afraid of what he might find.
Along for the Ride
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An irresistible summer read!
A Northern Light
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A nice combination of romance, history, and murder mystery.

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