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by Julie Eshbaugh - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+
After surviving the battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is looking ahead to her future with Kol. All the things that once felt so uncertain to her are finally falling into place. But the same night as Kol and Mya’s betrothal announcement, Mya’s brother Chev reveals his plan to marry their youngest sister, Lees, to his friend Morsk. The only way to avoid this terrible turn of events, Morsk informs Mya when he corners her later, is for Mya to take Lees’ place and marry him herself.
by Kathryn Purdie - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Political Thriller, Politics, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Auraseer Sonya is taken away from her post as the emperor's personal protector to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya’s power is reckless and hard to control. She’s often carried away by the intense passion of others. And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire --- or its greatest threat.

by Leigh Bardugo - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive, but instead of divvying up the reward, they’re fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A battle for revenge and redemption will be waged on the city’s streets that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

by Veronica Rossi - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When Daryn claimed she was seeing “visions” during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn’t losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight --- the ability to see the future. If she just paid attention to the visions, they’d provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives. Until Sebastian. Sebastian was her first --- and worst --- mistake.

by Allison Van Diepen - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Grace has done her best to move on since her ex-boyfriend Mateo chose gang life over her. But even though years have passed, she hasn’t forgotten him --- especially since she’s seen her younger brother Alex drawn to a life on the streets. She can’t bear to think of Alex making the same mistakes as Mateo, but she feels him slipping away. So when Mateo suddenly resurfaces, insisting he’s left gang life behind him, Grace sees an opportunity. Maybe he could be the one to reach Alex and pull him away from the edge.

by Scott Bergstrom - Adventure, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
When Gwendolyn Bloom’s father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth. To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.
by Lesley Livingston - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 14+
Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary fighter Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed by the armies of Julius Caesar. On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her place in her father's war band. She never gets the chance. Fallon is captured and sold to an elite training school for female gladiators --- owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon’s family might be her only hope of survival.
by Erica M. Chapman - Fiction, Friendship

Ellery wants to die. Nothing is going right. Her younger sister is dead, and her family is in a shambles. But on the day that she tries to end it all, even the gun won't work. When she tries to return it, she's intercepted by a security guard who also happens to be a boy in one of her classes, Colter Sawyer. Colter recognizes Ellery's desperation and begins working hard to earn her trust. But as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Colter has very good reasons for his vigilance, deep, personal reasons. 

by Jus Accardo - Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Cade, as beautiful as he is deadly, watches Kori with more than just interest. He looks at her like he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, well, that’s when things get weird. Turns out, Kori's dad isn’t just an army general --- he’s the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions. Dimensions where there are infinite Koris, infinite Cades...and apparently, on every other Earth, they’re madly in love.

by P.C. Cast - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before…