Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN MAY 2018
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9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno
A sequel to the best-selling 99 Days finds business major Molly reinventing herself and struggling to move on a year after the events that tore her family apart, an effort marked by a romantic European vacation that is complicated by her decision to hide her past relationship from her new boyfriend.
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The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan
Embarking on a friendless senior year after getting caught cheating with her best friend’s ex, Kendall discovers that her online identity has been hacked and that she has been framed for stealing, a malicious act that draws her into a tenuous partnership with a local drug ring leader. A first novel.
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Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong
Returning home three years after her brother dies while committing a school shooting, Skye endeavors to reconnect with her former best friend, Jesse, whose own brother was among the victims of the tragedy. By the best-selling author of the Age of Legends series.
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Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff
A severe storm and two canceled flights strand a teen girl in an airport along with her cheating ex and an attractive stranger. By the author of Romeo and What’s Her Name.
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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko
Preparing to start high school in his hometown on California’s famous Alcatraz island, baseball-loving Moose helps care for his special-needs sister and worries about his father’s risky new job supervising rebellious inmates, a situation that is further complicated by the warden’s request that Moose help look after his danger-loving daughter. Tales From Alcatraz No. 4
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All of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor
Four Long Island teens befriend a bestselling young-adult novelist only to discover their most private, darkest secrets exposed in the pages of her next book, in a tale told through interviews, journal entries and excerpts.
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Allied by Amy Tintera
The efforts of Emelina and her sister, Olivia, to bring peace to the Ruana homeland are challenged by the ongoing war, ally defections and their increasingly disparate perspectives about victory and freedom, pitting them against each other as one slowly succumbs to violence and revenge. By the author of Reboot. Ruined No. 3
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Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley
A contemporary romance inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet follows the efforts of a plucky but lovelorn teen theater director who is unexpectedly cast in a leading role at the same time she begins receiving relationship advice from a playwright friend. By the award-winning author of The Last Oracle series.
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Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
A young adult debut by the popular social media personality and critic reflects the racial and economic struggles of today’s teens in the story of high school junior Moss, who in the face of a racist school administration decides to organize a protest that escalates into violence.
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Ascent by Roland Smith
Visiting Alessia in oppressed Myanmar, Peak Marcello accepts an invitation to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the world’s most isolated mountains, in an effort that pits him against dangerous wildlife and violent local corruption.
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Bright Burns the Night by Sara B. Larson
A conclusion to the duology that began with Dark Breaks the Dawn finds a defeated Queen Evelayn forced to bond herself to King Lorcan and his troubled kingdom in a desperate quest to restore the balance of power to their world. By the author of the Defy adult trilogy.
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Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
Hoping to escape poverty by taking a governess position on a private spaceship, Stella initially welcomes the ship’s generous water supply, books and friendly AI robot before confronting disturbing rumors about the ship’s links to a conspiracy that has the potential to topple the entire interstellar fleet, in a lush, futuristic reimagining of Jane Eyre.
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The Bright siders by Jen Wilde
Labeled a tabloid pariah after a night of reckless partying, bisexual teen drummer Emmy King turns to her friends for support and evaluates the wisdom of getting romantically involved with swoon-worthy bandmate Alfie, at the risk of triggering another scandal. By the author of Queens of Geek.
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The Collide by Kimberly McCreight
In the explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series, Wylie learns that when danger lurks in unexpected places, fighting for who and what you believe in can matter even more than you realized… and that trusting yourself might be the one thing that saves you.
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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
A novella follow-up to A Court of Wings and Ruin finds Feyre, Rhys and their companions diligently working to rebuild the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond only to find Feyre’s first Winter Solstice as High Lady complicated by the scars impacting the future of her loved ones. By the best-selling author of the Throne of Glass series.
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Dating Disasters of Emma Nash by Chloe Seager
A humiliating online breakup triggers a teen’s misadventures in dating and life, which she chronicles in a private blog with unexpectedly hilarious results. A first novel.
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The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan by Gia Cribbs
Approaching her final months before being released from witness protection, a high school senior unexpectedly reunites with someone she once cared about and considers breaking the rules for the first time, placing herself at high risk.
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Driving by Starlight by Anat Deracine
Coming of age in a Saudi Arabia where they delight in small acts of rebellion against the Saudi cultural police, from secretly wearing Western clothing and listening to forbidden music to flirting and driving, best friends Leena and Mishie find themselves struggling against cultural restrictions that challenge their ambitions for college and independence.
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Elektra’s Adventures in Tragedy by Douglas Rees
Moving from Mississippi to California when her mother and her Greek mythology professor father separate, 16-year-old Elektra, an aspiring proper Southern belle, becomes convinced that her family is cursed and tries to use the lessons of the stories she grew up with to navigate a new life on a houseboat in a small community of immigrants and drifters. By the author of Vampire High.
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The Evolution of Claire by Tess Sharpe
Don’t miss this pulse-pounding prequel to the Jurassic World movies that reveals the never-before-seen backstory of beloved film character Claire Dearing.
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Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All by Candace Fleming, Candace, et al.
Evocative first-person accounts by such award-winning and best-selling authors as M. T. Anderson, Linda Sue Park and Jennifer Donnelly reimagine the tragic lives of Henry VIII and his six wives.
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The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian
Defying the plans her parents have been enforcing since she was born, Audrey abandons college to live in Seattle and work the night shift at a nursing home, where she falls in love with a co-worker and saves the life of his ex, becoming a national celebrity and attracting offers that force her to rethink her simple life choices.
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From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
Leaping at a fellow movie geek’s offer to direct a submission for an upcoming summer film festival, Twinkle Mehra begins receiving anonymous romantic emails and finds herself torn between her longtime crush and her film-buff new friend. By the best-selling author of When Dimple Met Rishi.
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The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo
When a freak accident causes her school to be absorbed into a neighboring district, Eve, an only female star pitcher on the baseball team, navigates her way around new players who are not used to having a woman on the team, including a rival pitcher who is as cute as he is insufferable. By the author of The Truth About Happily Ever After.
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Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Torn between loyalties when her beloved twin brother is accused of rape, Mara struggles with a changing sense of right and wrong as well as strained relations with her ex-girlfriend before she is forced to face a trauma from her own past. By the author of How to Make a Wish.
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The Gone Away Place by Christopher Barzak
When a series of tornadoes rip through her small Ohio community, killing more than half of her schoolmates, Ellie, the head of the high school yearbook committee, navigates the tragic aftermath haunted by the trapped ghosts of the departed, until a chance encounter with one ghost leads her to discover a way to free them all. By the author of Wonders of the Invisible World.
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The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy by B. T. Gottfred
Declared gay by their peers despite not being certain themselves, Zee and Art forge a powerful connection based on their mutual admiration of personal qualities that others find strange, a relationship that enables them to explore their complex views about gender, sexuality and identity. By the author of Forever for a Year.
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Holly Jolly Summer by Tiffany Stewart
A mayor’s daughter in a Kentucky community famed for its Christmas-themed shops and displays is dismayed by the lack of spirit she encounters at her new job at a rundown amusement park before she resolves to reinvent the park as part of an effort to revitalize the town, a situation that is further complicated by her tricky love life.
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If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales
A popular National Spelling Bee champion becomes an object of public Internet shaming after writing an offensive tweet that goes viral, an event that compels her to redeem herself while coming to terms with what she wrote and why it caused so much backlash. By the author of This Song Will Save Your Life.
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Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle. Illus by Rudy Gutierrez.
A novel in verse by the Young People’s Poet Laureate introduces teens to the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943, describing how vibrant period music helped breach cultural barriers during World War II before a surge in racial violence prompted attacks by white sailors on black Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree.
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Legendary by Stephanie Garber
A sequel to the best-selling Caraval finds Scarlett’s younger sister, Tella, making a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal before throwing herself into the dangerous legendary competition of Caraval to uncover the true identity of Caraval Master Legend. Caraval No. 2
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The Lies They Tell by Gillian French
Facing daunting prospects when her alcoholic caretaker father is wrongly blamed for a home fire, Pearl takes a waitressing job serving the community’s wealthy elite and unexpectedly bonds with a sad boy, Tristan, whose friends may possess knowledge about the fire’s true origins. By the author of Grit.
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Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson
A story told in parallel narratives follows the experiences of two students who against a backdrop of a school production of Romeo and Juliet find their lives upended by their relationships with the wrong people and a fateful bad choice that results in unforeseen consequences.
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Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
The co-author of the best-selling Illuminae Files presents the first entry in a new series introducing a girl whose family hardships and mysterious ability to destroy machines with her mind have caused her to be targeted by dangerous enemies, a situation that is further complicated by her fleeting memories of a handsome android. Lifelike No. 1
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Like Love by Leah Konen
Loving her job at a high-tech virtual reality store where customers can record and revisit favorite memories, 17-year-old Mabel, a girl who has avoided her own memories in the aftermath of a painful event, enters a promising new relationship that is threatened when the pair secretly pry into each other’s memories.
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A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller
Losing his college scholarship and sent to live with relatives in the wake of unsettling mental breaks from reality, Arthur Louis Pullman III discovers a journal written by his famous author grandfather, an Alzheimer’s patient who died under mysterious circumstances after a fateful week spent traveling across the country by train.
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Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
The author of the best-selling Love & Gelato presents the heartwarming story of a girl who dreads a family destination wedding in Ireland in the aftermath of a bad decision that her once-close brother will not let her forget, a situation that is transformed by a mysterious travel guidebook.
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Love & Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves
Discouraged by a harder-than-anticipated freshman year at Harvard, Danny becomes attracted to an older, edgy girl she met in rehab while undergoing treatment for an eating disorder, developing a relationship that becomes shaped by a tragedy and Danny’s struggles with self-destructive tendencies. A first novel.
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My Name Is Victoria by Lucy Worsley
A dramatic reimagining of the childhood of Queen Victoria is told from the perspective of her discreet confidante, Miss V, who struggles with an advisor’s harsh system governing the confined and increasingly unhappy young Victoria’s safety and behavior.
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My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
Staying loyal to her boyfriend in spite of her reservations because of an astrologer’s prediction only to discover that he has fallen for someone else, Winnie Mehta considers the advice of a friend and fellow film enthusiast, Dev, who encourages her to look beyond her horoscope and find someone who makes her happy.
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Once Upon a Time: Henry and Violet by Michelle Zink
A school field trip provides Henry and Violet with a chance to enjoy a fairy-tale adventure in New York City, where they search for a treasured item that once belonged to Violet’s father and consider whether or not they are actually ready for happily ever after.
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Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
Living as an outcast years after her father’s attempt to assassinate the king causes her to be regarded as a traitor, a talented rider and bow hunter works for the dangerous imperial courier service and uses her secret ability to influence animals to escape nightdrake attacks, a forbidden talent that complicates her growing feelings for the ailing king’s son. By the author of the Nightmare series.
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Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron
Enduring the loss of her family after her mother’s death and her father’s latest wild goose chase, Jaya rescues an otherworldly being who is the first of her kind to survive a fall from the sky and hides her new friend from the authorities while her society tries to come to grips with the possibilities of a world beyond. A first novel.
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The Outcast by Taran Matharu
A prequel tale chronicling Arcturus’ origins follows an accidental display of rare and highly valued powers by a young stable boy who is whisked away to Vocans Academy, where he is surrounded by malicious enemies before a rebellion pushes Hominum into war, forcing him to choose sides. By the best-selling author of The Battlemage. Summoner No. 4
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Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
A companion to the best-selling Dumplin’ follows the unlikely friendship between a longtime weight-loss camper who aspires to become a newscaster and kiss her crush, and a pretty and popular dance-team captain with an equally popular boyfriend who tends to clash with girls her own age.
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The Queen Underneath by Stacey Filak
When the untimely deaths of two rulers shatters the precarious truce between the Above and Under realms, the new queen and king defy protocols to assemble a band of antiheroes, including an assassin, a sex worker and a palace servant, who fight a common enemy using unconventional methods shaped by their unique perspectives. A first novel.
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Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff
Wanting nothing more than to stay in his hometown all his life, Pack finds his perspectives and dreams changing when he receives a letter on his 18th birthday that reveals secrets from his past and the existence of another family he did not know he had. By the author of Pushing Perfect.
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Racing Manhattan by Terence Blacker
A talented but misfit horse rider takes a job in a racing stable to escape her shifty, opportunistic uncle and bonds with a beautiful but defiant gray Thoroughbred that she rehabilitates in the hope of making her a champion. By the author of The Twyning.
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Ruby Redfort Blink and You Die by Lauren Child
A conclusion to the popular series by the U.K. Children’s Laureate and author of the Clarice Bean stories finds girl detective Ruby Redfort fleeing from murderous enemies that include one of her former teammates, a situation that is complicated by her death-or-glory resolve and revelations about Spectrum’s past.
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Ship It by Britta Lundin
A viral video of a politically charged clash between a popular LGBTQ fan-fiction writer and the actor at the heart of her creations leads to her inclusion in a publicity tour marked by the actor’s struggles to protect his career and heated debates about his character’s sexuality.
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The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green
A shrewd princess, a loyal servant, a streetwise demon smoke hunter and a charming thief find their lives unexpectedly intersecting when war breaks out, compelling their effort to unify and defend the kingdom against a tyrant in possession of an ominous magic weapon. By the author of the Half Bad trilogy.
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
A lyrical novel told in the voices of two traumatized teens finds one ritually embellishing posters with the words she cannot speak and the other, a former child soldier who was forced to commit acts of violence, experiencing solace, friendship and healing from a poem he finds. By the award-winning author of A Small Free Kiss in the Dark.
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The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
A surrealist tale by the best-selling author of Mosquitoland follows the experiences of a 16-year-old history enthusiast whose perspectives transform when he suddenly gains the ability to see changes in others, from mysterious scars and odd behaviors to rewritten histories and the unconscious ways that friends hurt one another.
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Strange New World by Rachel Vincent
A conclusion to the story that began with Brave New Girl finds Dahlia 16 and Trigger 17 fleeing from the forces that destroyed her sister clones because of her rule-breaking only to be confronted by an identical who should not even exist, a teen media sensation who publicly plans her huge wedding, unaware of her secret origins.
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Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny
Hoping to enjoy the summer after her younger brother’s health scare, Julia is dismayed to learn that her crush is dating someone else and that a wealthy developer is looking to buy her financially strapped family’s campground to build a casino resort, a situation that compels Julia to search for ways to save the business.
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Surface Tension by Mike Mullin
Witnessing an act of domestic terrorism while training on his bike, Jake wakes up near death with a serious head injury that blocks his memories of both the event and the assault that put him in the hospital, a situation that is complicated by the suspicions of law enforcement agents who believe that Jake played a role in the attack.
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Tradition by Brendan Kiely
Attending an elite prep school where outdated and permissive sexual traditions allow the school’s athletes to seduce female students while the administration looks the other way, a girl who wants only to keep her head down and a scholarship athlete enduring high expectations recognize their pain in each other and forge a relationship that is complicated by brutal peer dynamics.
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Unbreakable by Sara Ella
Stranded in a foreign Third Reflection country without identification or the ability to leave, a hazy-minded El struggles to regain her memories and deal with Joshua’s duplicity while contemplating another soul sacrifice to destroy the Void. Unblemished No. 3
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The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler
A follow-up to The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things finds 16-year-old Virginia quietly adjusting in the aftermath of her brother’s date-rape charge, a temporary peace disrupted by a best friend’s bad news, a promising new relationship and difficult secrets.
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War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
Determined to overthrow the kingdom of Norta and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like herself, Mare Barrow is forced to ally herself with Cal, the boy who broke her heart, only to find herself ruthlessly pursued by an obsessed Maven, in a conclusion to the epic series that includes Glass Sword. Red Queen No. 4
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The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
Sentenced to a summer working on her father’s food truck after taking a joke too far, prankster Korean-American Clara Shin unexpectedly bonds with a straitlaced co-worker and a cute boy on another food truck while reevaluating her relationship with her estranged mother. By the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love.
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We Are All That’s Left by Carrie Arcos
A generations- spanning tale set in Bosnia and the U.S. traces the fraught relationship between a passionate young photographer and her emotionally distant mother, who refuses to speak about her past in Bosnia, a situation that leaves the younger woman questioning her faith, history and prospects in the wake of a racially motivated attack. By the author of National Book Award finalist Out of Reach.
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We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss
Alternating between a third-person account of senior year and letters from death row, a young man untangles a chain of devastating circumstances that led to his conviction, from changes in a lifelong best friendship and the pursuit of an athletic scholarship to the possible losses of siblings in the wake of an alcoholic parent’s incestuous attacks. By the author of No Parking at the End Times.
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What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee
In the aftermath of a parent’s suicide, a young man works through his grief by secretly helping the people around him, in an intricately crafted story made up of 100 chapters of 100 words each. By the award-winning author of Someday.
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Whisper by Lynette Noni
Enduring tests and torture while refusing to reveal her name or even speak for fear of unleashing the power within her, Jane Doe is placed with a compassionate caregiver until a freak accident reveals a dangerous government secret and places Jane at the heart of a sinister plot for vengeance.
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