Young Adult

Once and Future Queen

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$11.99
ISBN: 9781506702506
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Published: Dark Horse Books - November 14th, 2017

 

Rani Arturus just wants to win her chess tournament and maybe flirt with Gwen, the cute girl in the audience. Instead, she pulls Excalibur out of a stone and Merlin shows up wearing a space suit and now she, Gwen, and her childhood friend, Lance, must work together to protect the world from the Fae. A wonderful and unique twist on a classic tale.

Shana


Dumplin'

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780062327192
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 14th, 2017

 

Willowdean Dickson, or Dumplin' as her mom calls her, is an unapologetic fat girl who wants to challenge the way we look at beauty--by entering the beauty pageant run by her mom. Willowdean is my winner for sure.

April


Sabriel

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780062315557
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Published: HarperCollins - June 3rd, 2014

 

Few books moved me as a young reader more than Sabriel. When few well rounded female characters were available for a twelve-year-old, Sabriel was a blessing. I stumbled across the book by accident and was immediately immersed in a world where one girl stands on the border of death and protects the living from its denizens. Sabriel must quickly come into her birthright and save her father from the final gateway of death and in the process, save her world.

Cissa


Dread Nation

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062570604
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 3rd, 2018

 

You didn’t know you needed a Civil War era zombie book—but you do. In Dread Nation, Justina Ireland draws a compelling, tense, page turner that both makes your heart pound in suspense and makes you think about race with its nuanced writing. In short, it is genius, and you need to read it. (Even if you don't like zombie books.)

April


Goldie Vance Vol. 1

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By Hope Larson, Brittney Williams (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781608868988
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Published: Boom Box - October 11th, 2016

 

Goldie Vance dreams of becoming the in-house detective at the hotel where she and her dad work. She's insatiably curious, determined, and willing to go to extreme lengths to help her clients. When one of the clients goes missing, it's up to Goldie and her friends to solve the mystery and track him down. This book is filled with mystery and fun, perfect for fans of Nancy Drew or Gravity Falls!

Shana


Conviction

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781484725382
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - March 13th, 2018

 

Star pitcher Braden thought his life was under control, and it was--until he is the only witness when his father, a prominent televangelist, runs over and kills a police officer. With the trial fast approaching, Braden must find new footing as everything he thought he knew about family, faith, and truth is crumbling. Gut-wrenching, superbly written, and ultimately hopeful.

Rebecca


Poet X

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ISBN: 9780062662804
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Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018

 

A novel in verse. Acevedo writes lyrically of being a teenager, a Latina, a twin, a Catholic, a daughter - and all her identities swirl together as we witness the creation of a poet. As soon as I finished the book I felt I had to start reading her poetry immediately.

David


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