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Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

 

London is on the move again.

In the distant future, cities on wheels fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young apprentice Tom is flung out into the wastelands, where a terrifying cyborg begins to hunt him down.

Mortal Engines is the first book in Philip Reeve’s award-winning Mortal Engines quartet.

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Captain America: Home of the Brave

 

Steve Rogers is back in shield-slinging action and on a journey across the nation he loves to restore his tarnished reputation. But the dangers he encounters require more courage than ever! And when he faces the all-new Swordsman, strap yourselves in for a sword-vs.-shield duel unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Then, in the far future, Cap faces his worst nightmare as a man out of time once again! To save his country, he must adopt his strangest role yet! Be there as Captain America is reimagined through the eyes of a pair of living legends!

 

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Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner

 

Soon-to-be senior Cameron hopes to complete her costume portfolio away from the online abuse she has endured since winning a cosplay contest dressed as a character from a game she’s never played.  Unfortunately, the only comic shop in her new town—her main destination for character reference—is staffed by a dudebro who challenges every girl who comes into the shop.

At her twin brother’s suggestion, Cameron borrows a set of his clothes and uses her costuming expertise to waltz into the shop as Boy Cameron, where she’s shocked at how easily she’s accepted into the nerd inner sanctum. Before she can say “Demogorgon,” Cameron finds herself drafted into a D&D campaign alongside the dudebro, a friendly (almost flirtatiously so) clerk, a handsome Dungeon Master, and her brother Cooper, dragged along for good measure.

But as her “secret identity” get more and more entrenched, Cameron’s portfolio falls by the wayside—and her feelings for her DM threaten to make a complicated situation even more precarious. Cosplay, comic shops, and college applications collide in this geek-girl anthem from You’re Welcome, Universe author Whitney Gardner, complete with fully illustrated comic pages by Gardner herself.

 

 

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Supergirl: Being Super by Mariko Tamaki

 

One girl. Two worlds. Infinite complications.

She’s super-strong. She can fly. She crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track meet, celebrating her 16th birthday and surviving her latest mega-zit are her top concerns. And with the help of her best friends and her kinda-infuriating-but-totally-loving adoptive parents, she just might be able to put her troubling dreams–shattered glimpses of another world–behind her.

Until an earthquake tears apart her small town of Midvale…and uncovers secrets about her past she thought would always stay buried.

Now Kara’s incredible powers are kicking into high gear—and people she trusted are revealing creepy ulterior motives. The time has come for her to choose between the world where she was born and the only world she’s ever known. Will she find a way to save her town and be super—or will she crash and burn?

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A List of Cages by Robin Roe

 

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down a troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian–the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kindhearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives…

First-time novelist Robin Roe relied on life experience when writing this exquisite, gripping story featuring two lionhearted characters.

 

 

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All of This is True by

Lygia Day Peñaflor

 

Miri Tan loved Undertow like it was more than a book— like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they had a plan for how to get close to her, even if Miri’s friends won’t admit it now. As for Jonah, well—Miri knows none of that was Fatima’s fault.

Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck—especially when Jonah Nicholls started coming along with them. Now, looking back, Soleil can’t believe she let Fatima manipulate her and Jonah like that. She can’t believe she got used for a book.

Penny Panzarella was more than the materialistic party girl everyone at the Graham School thought she was, and she was willing to share all her secrets with Fatima Ro to prove it. If only she’d known what would happen when Fatima found out about Jonah. If only she’d known that the line between fiction and truth was more complicated than any of them imagined. . .

In Lygia Day Peñaflor’s page-turning novel, interviews, journal entries, and even a book within the book all come together to tell the story of three girls who are shocked to find themselves cast in their favorite YA novelist’s new book— with devastating consequences.

 

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

 

Norah knows fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but she can’t stop being afraid. She’s even scared of her cute new neighbor, Luke—but she’s intrigued by him too. Despite the fears that keep her housebound, Norah begins a tentative friendship with Luke. Soon she doesn’t know what frightens her more, the chance that they might fall in love, or the possibility that they shouldn’t. Luke is sweet, thoughtful, kind: doesn’t he deserve a girlfriend who isn’t so screwed up?

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Gilded Cage by Vic James

 

MAGIC RULES. WE SERVE.

In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power–and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters–the magical elite–you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old and you’ll never get through them. Do them young and you’ll never get over them.

This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. In its glittering milieu move the all-powerful Jardines and the everyday Hadleys. The families have only one thing in common: Each has three children. But their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful than the human spirit.

Have a quick ten years. . . .

 

 

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Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

 

“If you don’t put that ring on this minute, I’m going to take it back,” Annie whispered in my ear. She leaned back, looking at me, her hands still on my shoulders, her eyes shining softly at me and snow falling, melting, on her nose. “Buon Natale,” she whispered, “amore mio.”

“Merry Christmas, my love,” I answered.

From the moment Liza Winthrop meets Annie Kenyon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she knows there is something special between them. But Liza never knew falling in love could be so wonderful… or so confusing.

 

 

 

 

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Husky by Justin Sayre

 

It’s the summer before high school, and Davis is starting to worry. According to his friend Ellen, everybody gets one adjective to describe them at the beginning of the school year. Unfortunately, Davis has a pretty good idea what his adjective will be: husky.

But Davis hardly has time to think about high school, as the rest of his life is changing faster than ever before. Sophie, his best friend since forever, suddenly seems more interested in doing “girl” stuff— and Davis isn’t invited. And his mother doesn’t appear to have time for him anymore, either. In fact, only his embarrassing Irish grandmother is around, loudly reminding him of everything that is going wrong.

The only thing Davis can count on is the feeling he gets when he listens to opera—the feeling that he does matter— even when the world seems determined to ignore him.