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Death Coming Up the Hill

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ISBN: 9780544302150
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 7th, 2014

Ashe has plans for 1968--in particular, going to college so he doesn't get drafted and sent to Vietnam. I'm not a fan of novels-in-verse, but this time it works: the book is written in a series of haikus, and the number of syllables in each chapter represents the number of casualties each month.

Sarah


Thirteenth Child

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ISBN: 9780545033459
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2010

Eff is a thirteenth child, destined to bring bad luck to her family, while her twin brother Lan will bring fortune and fame--after all, he is the seventh son of a seventh son. When her magician father moves the family to the frontier (perilously close to the magical border separating settlers from the wild beasts of the west), Eff will discover that she can make her own fortune. A inventive and magical twist on the Wild West, perfect for people who loved Little House on the Prairie, but who would have liked some dragons.

Rebecca


Monstrous

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By MarcyKate Connolly, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062272713
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Published: HarperCollins - February 10th, 2015

If Shannon Hale and the Brothers Grimm had collaborated on writing Frankenstein, the result might look something like Monstrous. Kymera is a girl brought back from the dead. She wakes up with a body patched together with pieces from various animals, no memory of her life before she died, and a singular purpose given to her by her father: she must rescue the girls of the kingdom of Bryre, who are victims of a mysterious illness and a tyrannical wizard. But as Kymera begins her quest for justice, she begins to uncover dark secrets about her own past. A perfect read for young readers making the switch from middle grade to YA, or for adult readers looking for a little more magic.

Mackenzie


A Darker Shade of Magic

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ISBN: 9780765376459
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Published: Tor Books - February 24th, 2015

There are three Londons: Grey London, bereft of magic and ruled by a mad king; Red London, where life and magic are revered; and White London, cutthroat and ruled by murderers. Once there was Black London--but no one speaks of that city now. Officially, Kell is an interworld ambassador. Unofficially, he's a smuggler, carrying trinkets between worlds, until he's tricked into carrying something he shouldn't. Now on the run, Kell must stay alive long enough to discover the truth of the object he carries...and whether Black London may still exist.

Rebecca


All the Bright Places

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ISBN: 9780385755887
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2015

Theodore Finch is looking for a reason to stay alive. Violet Markey's looking for a way out after the death of her sister. When the two meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, it's unclear who saves whom. But as the unlikely pair grows closer, they discover that at the end of the day, you have to try to save yourself. This book is emotionally devastating. Read if you're looking for a heart-wrenching story and a good cry.

Rebecca


Broxo

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By Zack Giallongo, Zack Giallongo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596435513
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Published: First Second - October 2nd, 2012

A warrior princess searches for a lost clan…a teenaged barbarian battles zombie warriors…an abandoned mountaintop village infested with monsters waits to have all its secrets revealed. Broxo is an exciting adventure, told with humor and insight, where even the most evil villains have a human core.

Alexander


The Darkest Part of the Forest

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ISBN: 9780316213073
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 13th, 2015

Holly Black's rich and imaginative storytelling weaves a dark, modern fairytale in which those who live in an uneasy peace with the faery folk must be careful of the bargains they strike, and a horned boy asleep in a glass casket in the woods is the keeper of secrets that will change everything for Hazel and Ben--siblings who have been given a faery blessing, or is it curse?

Tildy


The Boundless

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By Kenneth Oppel, Jim Tierney (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442472884
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 22nd, 2014

Jump aboard the Boundless, a city on a train barreling across the Canadian wilderness, complete with a circus, a Sasquatch, a fiercely-guarded funeral car, and a conniving brakeman intent on getting into it. The only thing standing in his way--Will Everett, a young boy desperate for adventure. As he did in his masterful Airborn series, Kenneth Oppel yet again blends fantasy, history, and folklore to create this masterful, old-school adventure novel.

Mackenzie


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