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The Scattering (Outliers #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062359124
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine, but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect herself is to understand her ability, fast. But after spending a lifetime trying to ignore her own feelings, giving in to her ability to read other peoples' emotions is as difficult as it is dangerous.

And Wylie isn't the only one at risk. Ever since they returned home, Jasper has been spiraling, wracked with guilt over what happened to Cassie. After all they've been through together, Wylie and Jasper would do anything for each other, but she doesn't know if their bond is strong enough to overcome demons from the past.

It is amid this uncertainty and fear that Wylie finds herself confronted with a choice. She was willing to do whatever it took to help Cassie, but is she prepared to go to the same extremes to help complete strangers . . . even if they are just like her?


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ISBN: 9780062418357
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 9th, 2017

Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever.

Since then, it's been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she's fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she's destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever.

The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona's friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he's talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.


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ISBN: 9780062422613
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 16th, 2017

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha's coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult--and dangerous--than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems--his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges--and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly--Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown's Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, he remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he's given a second chance at life--tied to a dark price--Nikolai must decide how far he's willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight--or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.


Thick as Thieves (Queen's Thief #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062568243
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 16th, 2017

Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire. But with a whispered warning the future he envisioned is wrenched away, and he is forced onto a very different path. Set in the world of the Queen's Thief, this epic adventure sees an ordinary hero take on an extraordinary mission. The Queen's Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans, and have been honored with glowing reviews, -best of- citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Discover and rediscover the stand-alone companion stories The ThiefThe Queen of AttoliaThe King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings, all epic novels set in the world of the Queen's Thief. Thick as Thieves includes two maps, a map of the world of the Queen's Thief, and a map of Kamet's journey.


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By Christopher Paolini, Ciruelo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781524718749
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

Immerse yourself in Christopher Paolini's land of Alagaesia in this captivating Eragon coloring book that features more than forty pieces of brand-new, exclusive art from award-winning fantasy illustrator Ciruelo, with perforated pages that allow you to easily remove your favorite images for bulletin boards or frames. 
From the quiet dignity of Eragon to the strength of Roran, from the majestic heights of the Beor Mountains to the somber beauty of Brom's tomb, the world of Eragon is at your fingertips. Filled with heroes and villains, mountains and deserts, Alagaesia is an unforgettable place, with surprises around every corner. Complemented by memorable quotes from the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle, this book offers you a chance to personalize the world that's always been so vivid in your mind's eye. 
Also included is a note from Christopher about the vital role of art in his life, and a piece of his own art for readers to color. 


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ISBN: 9780449819531
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2013

 In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.


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ISBN: 9780449813195
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

This deluxe edition of the spellbinding conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle includes: 
A glimpse at life in Alagaesia after the final scene of the series
Never-before-seen art by the author
A new scene within the story
A note to readers from the author
An exclusive full-color foldout poster by award-winning artist John Jude Palencar 
Not so very long ago, Eragon--Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider--was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.
The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king Galbatorix and restore justice to Alagaesia? And if so, at what cost?


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ISBN: 9781481489225
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Published: Simon Pulse - June 13th, 2017

Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city's corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost. 
With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary. 
Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp's CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?


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ISBN: 9781944816926
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Published: Month9Books, LLC - September 27th, 2016

Skybright is plunged into the terrifying Underworld where demons are bred, while Stone, stripped of his immortal status, must find a way to close hell's breach before more mortals die. Meanwhile, Zhen Ni, Skybright's former mistress and friend, is now wed to the strange and brutish Master Bei, and she finds herself trapped inside an opulent but empty manor. When she discovers half-eaten corpses beneath the estate, Zhen Ni worries that Master Bei is not all he seems. As Skybright begins the dangerous work of freeing Zhen Ni with the aid of Kai Sen and Stone, nothing can prepare them for an encounter so dark that it threatens to overtake their very beings.


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ISBN: 9781942664338
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Published: Month9Books, LLC - September 8th, 2015

Inspired by the rich history of Chinese mythology, this sweeping fantasy is set in the ancient Kingdom of Xia and tells the coming of age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness. As she turns 16, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self even as she falls in love for the first time.


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Yearbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781589881181
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Published: Paul Dry Books - April 4th, 2017

t's 1996, senior year of high school has just begun, and Lester is at a total loss. He should be studying and making plans for life after graduation. (His best friend, Freesia, is applying to 37 colleges.) Instead, he wanders the back roads of his small town on the Puget Sound, visiting the local beaches and ignoring all his schoolwork. His father recently abandoned the family, his mother is more than slightly distracted, and his younger sister, Grace, is finding it hard to adjust to both their new family situation and ninth grade.

But Lester is smart and funny, and despite his general apathy, he does feel strongly about a few things: he loves his friends, Milton's Paradise Lost, the Ramones, and "the yearbook arts," as he calls them. Eventually he even comes to appreciate Mr. Traversal, the new Yearbook teacher who prefers that students call him by his first name, Jeff. When Lester and Jeff run afoul of the school's insufferable interim principal, they come up with a plan to create an "underground yearbook." This renegade project and Jeff's unlikely mentorship provide the spark that helps Lester to accept his past and to give his future a second chance.

From bright new talent Jesse Edward Johnson comes this hilarious and moving debut novel about learning to believe in yourself again. Whether you have yet to start high school or you graduated decades ago, you re sure to love Yearbook and the whip-smart Lester Smith.


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ISBN: 9780758290571
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Published: Kensington - February 28th, 2017

On a spring afternoon long ago, thirteen-year-old Wyn Davies took a shortcut through the woods in her New Hampshire hometown and became a cautionary tale. Now, twenty years later, she lives in New York, on the opposite side of a duplex from her ex, with their four-year-old daughter shuttling between them. Wyn makes her living painting commissioned canvases of birch trees to match her clients furnishings. But the nagging sense that she has sold her artistic soul is soon eclipsed by a greater fear. Robby Rousseau, who has spent the past two decades in prison for a terrible crime against her, may be released based on new DNA evidence unless Wyn breaks her silence about that afternoon. To clear her head, refocus her painting, and escape an even more present threat, Wyn agrees to be temporary caretaker for a friend s new property on a remote Maine island. The house has been empty for years, and in the basement Wyn discovers a box of film canisters labeled Epitaphs and Prophecies. Like time capsules, the photographs help her piece together the life of the house s former owner, an artistic young mother, much like Wyn. But there is a mystery behind the images too, and unraveling it will force Wyn to finally confront what happened in those woods and perhaps escape them at last. A compelling and evocative novel with an unsettling question at its heart, T. Greenwood's The Golden Hour explores the power of art to connect, to heal, and to reveal our most painful and necessary truths.


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The Hidden Memory of Objects Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062445889
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 21st, 2017

Megan Brown's brother, Tyler, is dead, but the cops are killing him all over again. They say he died of a drug overdose, potentially suicide--something Megan cannot accept. Determined to figure out what happened in the months before Tyler's death, Megan turns to the things he left behind. After all, she understands the stories objects can tell--at fifteen, she is a gifted collage artist with a flair for creating found-object pieces. However, Megan now realizes that her artistic talent has developed into something more: she can see memories attached to some of Tyler's belongings--and those memories reveal a brother she never knew.

Enlisting the help of an artifact detective who shares her ability and specializes in murderabilia--objects tainted by violence or the deaths of their owners--Megan finds herself drawn into a world of painful personal and national memories. Along with a trusted classmate and her brother's charming friend, she chases down the troubling truth about Tyler across Washington, DC, while reclaiming her own stifled identity with a vengeance.


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Momotaro Xander and the Dream Thief Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484724880
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 18th, 2017

Xander Miyamoto should be feeling great. It's the beginning of summer vacation, his mother has returned from a long absence, and he has learned that he is a warrior with special powers. Xander never would have guessed that the old Japanese folktale about Momotaro, the hero who sprang from a peach pit, was real, much less part of his own heritage. But instead of reveling in his recent victory against the oni, monsters bent on creating chaos, Xander is feeling resentful. What took his mother so long to come back? Why does his father insist on ruining the summer with study and training? And why is Xander plagued by nightmares every night? Maybe this whole Momotaro thing is overrated. Xander's grandmother gives him a special baku charm to use to chase his nightmares away. He just has to be careful not to rely on it too much. If he does, the baku will not only take his dreams, but those of everyone in the house, forever. Without dreams, there is no hope, no motivation, no imagination, no Momotaro. And then it would be far too easy for Ozuno, king of the oni, to wreak havoc. . . . On his second quest, Xander explores new surreal landscapes, encounters more strange and dangerous creatures, and faces even higher stakes as he learns whether or not he has what it takes to be Momotaro.


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By Jill Diamond, Lesley Vamos (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374302955
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 18th, 2016

Lou Lou Bombay and Peacock Pearl have been best friends since first grade. Every Friday afternoon, they get together in Lou Lou's backyard garden for their PSPP (Post-School Pre-Parents) tea party. They chat about school, discuss Pea's latest fashions, and plot the weekend's activities.

But all plans go out the window when a series of small crimes crop up around El Corazon, their quaint and quirky neighborhood, right before the Dia de Los Muertos procession. First, Pea's cousin's quinceanera dress is tragically ruined. Then Lou Lou's beloved camellia bush, Pinky, suffers a serious blow. And that's just the beginning! When clues start to appear in El Corazon's outdoor murals, the best friends join forces, using Lou Lou's floral expertise and Pea's artistic genius to solve the mysteries.

Accented by Lesley Vamos's spirited black-and-white illustrations, Jill Diamond's debut is a delightful introduction to two very creative best friends and their unforgettable adventures!


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By Margaret Dilloway, Choong Yoon (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781484746813
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - March 21st, 2017

Xander Miyamoto would rather do almost anything than listen to his sixth grade teacher, Mr. Stedman, drone on about weather disasters happening around the globe. If Xander could do stuff he's good at instead, like draw comics and create computer programs, and if Lovey would stop harassing him for being half Asian, he might not be counting the minutes until the dismissal bell. 
When spring break begins at last, Xander plans to spend it playing computer games with his best friend, Peyton. Xander's father briefly distracts him with a comic book about some samurai warrior that pops out of a peach pit. Xander tosses it aside, but Peyton finds it more interesting. 
Little does either boy know that the comic is a warning. They are about to be thrust into the biggest adventure of their lives-a journey wilder than any Xander has ever imagined, full of weird monsters even worse than Lovey. To win at this deadly serious game they will have to rely on their wits, courage, faith, and especially, each other. Maybe Xander should have listened to Mr. Stedman about the weather after all. . . .


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Future Threat (Future Shock #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807526866
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2017

Six months after returning from their first time-travel mission, Elena and her companions are drafted into a rescue effort to find a missing team of time-travelers. When they reach the future they realize that it has been altered, and now they must find the timeline that will allow them to survive.


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ISBN: 9780062366207
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 26th, 2016

After waking in a shallow grave, Breezy, a high school senior, crosses the country seeking answers about her death and resurrection, discovering along the way a host of supernatural creatures, as well as a human cult determined to "free" them at any cost.


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Published: Flux - February 8th, 2016

Cassandra Leung--a seventeen-year-old trainer of Reckoners, sea beasts bred to defend ships--is kidnapped by the pirate queen Santa Elena and ordered to train a Reckoner pup to defend Santa Elena's ship.


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Future Shock Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807526804
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2016

Elena Martinez is a young woman without a future until Aether Corporation offers her a job, but it means traveling to the future and back. But the journey is nothing Elena expected and she wonders if she can save herself before it's too late.


Scott Sigler signs in San Diego

Alone (The Generations Trilogy #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553393194
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Published: Del Rey - March 7th, 2017

Pawns in a millennia-old struggle, the young people known only as the Birthday Children were genetically engineered to survive on the planet Omeyocan but they were never meant to live there. They were made to be overwritten, their minds wiped and replaced by the consciousnesses of the monsters who created them. 
Em changed all of that. 
 She unified her people and led a revolt against their creators. Em and her friends escaped an ancient ghost ship and fled to Omeyocan. They thought they would find an uninhabited paradise. Instead, they found the ruins of a massive city long since swallowed by the jungle. And they weren t alone. The Birthday Children fought for survival against the elements, jungle wildlife, the Grownups who created them . . . and, as evil corrupted their numbers, even against themselves. 
 With these opponents finally defeated, Em and her people realized that more threats were coming, traveling from across the universe to lay claim to their planet. The Birthday Children have prepared as best they can against this alien armada. Now, as the first ships reach orbit around Omeyocan, the final battle for the planet begins. 


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ISBN: 9780553393170
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Published: Del Rey - October 4th, 2016

 If it s war they want, they messed with the wrong girl. 
 M. Savage or Em, as she is called has made a bewildering and ominous discovery. She and the other young people she was chosen to lead awoke in strange coffins with no memory of their names or their pasts. They faced an empty, unknown place of twisting tunnels and human bones. With only one another to depend on, they searched for answers and found the truth about their terrifying fate. Confronted by a monstrous enemy, they vowed never to surrender and, by any means, to survive
 The planet Omeyocan may be the sanctuary Em and her comrades seek. But the planet for which they were created turns out not to be a pristine, virgin world. Vestiges of a lost civilization testify to a horrifying past that may yet repeat itself. And when a new enemy creeps from the jungle shadows, Em and her young refugees learn there s nowhere left to run. They face a simple choice: fight or die. 
 In the midst of this desperate struggle, their unity is compromised from within and a dangerous zealot devoted to a bloodthirsty god moves to usurp Em s command, threatening to lead them all down a path to violent doom.


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Alive (The Generations Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553393125
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Published: Del Rey - February 2nd, 2016

I open my eyes to darkness. Total darkness. I hear my own breathing, but nothing else. I lift my head . . . it thumps against something solid and unmoving. There is a board right in front of my face. No, not a board . . . a lid. 

A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers. 
 She knows only one thing about herself her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they re to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another. 
 Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn. 


Black Panther: Doomwar Cover Image
By Jonathan Maberry (Text by), Reginald Hudlin (Text by), Will Conrad (Illustrator), Ken Lashley (Illustrator), Scot Eaton (Illustrator), Gianluca Gugliotta (Illustrator), Pepe Larraz (Illustrator), Shawn Moll (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781302904166
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Published: Marvel - February 7th, 2017

As a new Black Panther struggles to hold her country together against a backdrop of betrayal, she is set on a collision course with one of the Marvel Universe's most feared and powerful despots! But when Doctor Doom stands triumphant, war in Wakanda will pit the world's most relentless super villain against a collection of the world's most powerful super heroes. With the mutant Storm's life in the balance, it will take the combined forces of the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and not one but two Black Panthers to stand against Doom! As T'Challa makes his return to his former kingdom, will Shuri retain her title and throne long enough to once again face Klaw, master of sound? 


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A Crown of Wishes (Star-Touched #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250085498
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 28th, 2017

Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.


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ISBN: 9781250095251
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 31st, 2017

Caraval is Magic.

Caraval is a maze of Truth and Lies.

Caraval is just a game... don't let it drive you mad.

 

Enter a world of escapism where the lines between reality and fantasy are blurred by the rich scents of bottled memories and beautiful dresses that can be bought with secrets and truths. Lose yourself in illusions and give into your darkest curiosities and notions if only for a handful of days but never forget why you entered the game and what is to be gained from winning. 

 

Caraval is a truly unique story from start to finish filled with delightful twists and turns that keep you up into the early hours of morning turning the pages to discover a delight on every page. The mystery and beauty of this world hold you captive only to leave you wanting more after the last line is read. If it wasn't obvious... I highly recommend you pick this up.    -- Constance


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ISBN: 9781250100207
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 28th, 2017

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire...

But Akaran has its own secrets -- thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.


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ISBN: 9781942664338
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Published: Month9Books, LLC - September 8th, 2015

Inspired by the rich history of Chinese mythology, this sweeping fantasy is set in the ancient Kingdom of Xia and tells the coming of age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness. As she turns 16, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self even as she falls in love for the first time.


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ISBN: 9781481466332
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Published: Simon Pulse - March 21st, 2017

Five years ago, Abby Booth s mom, cohost of a ghost hunting reality show, went missing while filming in a haunted cave in Arizona. 
Since then, Abby s life has all but fallen to pieces, most notably because of her dad s deep depression and how they ve drifted further and further apart. 
But now, at seventeen, Abby has decided that things will change. She plans to go to the same cave where her mom and the crew went missing and to find out, once and for all, what happened there. 
With the help of the cohost s son Charlie, and two of his friends, Abby sets off on a quest for answers but when the group ends up finding, what they stumble across in that dark, primordial cave in Arizona, is nothing they could have ever imaged. 
Abby was investigating a possible haunting she never expected that there could be something worse.


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ISBN: 9781481422505
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Published: Simon Pulse - August 16th, 2016

Sixteen-year-old Pelly has a master plan. After years of therapy, medication, and even a stint in a mental hospital, she s finally ready to re-enter the world of the living. Pelly has been suffering from severe panic attacks ever since her best friend, Tara, disappeared from a mall six years ago. 
And her plan seems to be working, until an unkempt girl accompanied by an older man walks into the coffee shop where she works. Pelly thinks she s seen a ghost, until the girl mouths help me on the way out, and Pelly knows she s just seen Tara. 
Too shocked to do anything, Pelly helplessly watches Tara slip away again as she steels herself against a renewed spiral of crippling anxiety. But rather than being overcome by anxiety, Pelly feels more energized than she has in years. Determined to track down enough evidence to force the police to reopen Tara s file, Pelly s master plan takes a dangerous turn. 
Pelly decides she cannot be shackled by her past and the anxiety, fear, and grief that comes with it any longer if she wants to save Tara. But in seeking answers through whatever means necessary, she ll come face-to-face with true evil. And not all the shackles are in her head.


Random Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442499577
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Published: Simon Pulse - August 11th, 2015

Late one night Tori receives a random phone call. It's a wrong number, but the caller seems to want to talk, so she stays on the line. He asks for a single thing one reason not to kill himself. This tense and gripping exploration of cyberbullying and teen suicide is ideal for fans of "Before I Fall" and "Thirteen Reasons Why."


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