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Teen BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN JULY 2018


Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen

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Granted her wish to see her handsome but cruel master suffer, a servant girl is astonished when her employer is transformed into a gentle beast who patiently tends roses, writes poetry and regrets his past actions, until an innocent beauty arrives to break the spell.

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Between Frost and Fury by Chani Lynn Feener

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A sequel to Amid Stars and Darkness finds snarky faux princess Delaney dragged back to handsome prince Trystan’s planet, where she struggles with his romantic overtures and navigates a political dispute between two alien kingdoms. Xenith Trilogy No. 2

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Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

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A tumultuous conclusion to the best-selling series finds Radu returning to Mehmed’s side to help him become the sultan their people need, while Lada’s obsession with rendering Wallachia invincible escalates into war. And I Darken No. 3

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The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles

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A sequel to The Edge of Everything finds X investigating his past in the Lowlands in the hope of escaping, while Zoe organizes a life-risking plan to reunite them. By the award-winning author of The Terrorist’s Son. Edge of Everything No. 2

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The Broken Vow by Scott Westerfeld. Illus by Alex Puvilland.

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A conclusion to the duology that began with Spill Zone continues the story of Addison, Don Jae and the rag doll Vespertine, as the uncanny powers they acquired as Spill Zone survivors bond them together in a permanently transformed world. Spill Zone No. 2

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Campfire by Shawn Sarles. Foreword by James Patterson.

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Camping in a remote location with her friends, Maddie hears a local legend about camper-hunting mountain men before finding herself lost deep in the woods and targeted by beings from her worst nightmares. A first novel.

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The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

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The surviving sister of a cheerleader who was one of five girls who died violently years earlier realizes during a memory-laden memorial that the tragedies may have been more sinister. By the author of Little Monsters.

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The Collide by Kimberly McCreight

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A conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Scattering follows a released Wylie’s determined search for the unknown predator who is hunting Outlier girls, a quest that uncovers long-buried secrets and a dangerous conspiracy.

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Contagion by Erin Bowman

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Responding to a distress call on the distant planet of Achlys, Thea Sadik and her search-and-rescue crew are confronted by a zombie-like outbreak that forces them to uncover a monstrous enemy.

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Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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Infected with the Stone Plague in 17th-century England, Thomas Fawkes pursues the only available cure by reluctantly joining his father’s Gunpowder Plot to assassinate the king.

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Girls Can’t Hit by T. S. Easton

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When she is refused entry into her school’s boxing class because she is a girl, tenacious Fleur endures bullying and her parents’ and boyfriend’s disapproval in her resolve to have the same opportunities. By the author of Boys Don’t Knit.

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Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

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Two sisters, one a consort destined to be a symbol of perfect female subjugation, the other a prisoner taking the fall for her sister’s dangerous secret, contemplate an impossible sacrifice while navigating the machinations of a traitor in their midst.

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Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

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A debut entry in a feminist teen fantasy trilogy finds a vengeful huntress betrothed to the king against her will and resolving to avenge her mother’s murder by powerful, magic-wielding women. A first novel.

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How We Learned to Lie by Meredith Miller

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The author of Little Wrecks presents a voice-driven, explosive novel about love, loyalty and letting go that finds a best friendship tested by a parent’s incarceration, dysfunctional family dynamics and painful secrets.

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I Am Still Alive by Kate Marshall

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Stranded in the woods with few supplies and survival skills, a disabled girl and her dog fervently prepare for the coming winter while evaluating how her mother’s death, a dysfunctional foster-care system and her survivalist father led to her predicament.

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I’m Not Missing by Carrie Fountain

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A debut novel by an award-winning poet is set in a New Mexico desert city and follows the experiences of a motherless half-Latina girl who steps out of the larger-than-life shadow of her best friend and lands in an unexpected relationship.

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The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman

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Relocating to a sleepy coastal village after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, Elise falls in love with Afghan newcomer Mati and is challenged to defend their relationship to her uncomfortable family. By the author of Kissing Max Holden.

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Legacy by Jessica Blank

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Careening down a self-destructive path in the aftermath of her brother’s death and her father’s abandonment, Alison joins a group of radical environmentalists who force her to decide how far she will go to protect what she believes in.

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Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder

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A shy, cautious Ivy League medical student struggles to reconnect with her fearless and confident cancer survivor twin at the same time she is drawn to an alluring graffiti artist who helps her see the truth about her anxieties.

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Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre

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Waking up in the hospital with her best friend’s face in the aftermath of a devastating accident, Liv navigates disturbing criminal and murderous secrets while trying to reconcile her feelings for a boy she loves from the perspectives of two different lives.

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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

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The tragic deaths of her astronaut parents strand Romy on a spaceship speeding away from Earth, forcing her to endure a solitary existence before she makes contact with the captain of another ship who harbors a mysterious agenda.

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Lost by Kristin Cast & P. C. Cast

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A follow-up to Loved finds Other Kevin exploring his Old Magick powers in the face of Darkness temptations, while Zoey raises concerns among her friends for her increasingly withdrawn and moody behavior. House of Night Otherworld No. 2

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Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Jessica Chen

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Developing an extreme photosensitivity that forces her to avoid all hint of light, Viola Li struggles to maintain a normal life while pursuing a relationship with the mysteriously sad Josh, until an act of rebellion dangerously backfires.

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Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks

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Determined to become a journalist worthy of her late father’s pride, Adrienne leaps at a chance to write an article about mythological hermits in the Siberian wilderness and finds herself held captive by a family she did not believe existed.

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Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen

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Receiving a Babel mission to extract the most valuable material in the universe without upsetting an indigenous population, Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors find themselves in the crossfire of two powerful enemies. Nyxia Triad No. 2

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Price of Duty by Todd Strasser

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A decorated young military hero returns home to recover from an injury and finds himself struggling with debilitating PTSD, an anti-recruitment activist’s agenda and his grandfather’s views about duty. By the award-winning author of Can’t Get There From Here.

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Sanctuary by Caryn Lix

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A prison guard-in-training is taken hostage by the superpowered teens of the Sanctuary space station, where he is forced to ally with his captors when the station is attacked by mysterious creatures. A first novel.

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Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

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Rendered an outcast after the death of her best friend, a guilt-stricken girl from a small fishing town befriends an offshore newcomer and together they pursue romances with two charming princes before her friend’s aquatic identity comes to light.

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Shadow State by Elyse Brayden

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A depressed science student begins experiencing flashbacks of being abducted and brainwashed, an event tied to a weaponized new drug that is being used by terrorists to control people’s memories.

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Storm-Wake by Lucy Christopher

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A dark retelling of The Tempest by the award-winning author of Stolen finds an island girl stepping out of the shadow of her weather-innovator father while navigating complex feelings for a wild boy and a young man from the outside world.

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The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas

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Living in a world where superheroes like her older brother are obnoxious bullies, Abby is rescued from a vigilante newcomer, a fledgling supervillain who tries to convince her that he is not as evil as reputed and that the city is under a dire threat. A first novel.

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Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It by Kerry Winfrey

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Anticipating surgery for a lifelong dental condition that has caused pain and unpopularity, Jolie is alarmed by a worst-case-scenario reality show and decides she wants to live life to the fullest just in case the surgery does not go as expected.

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The Traitor’s Ruin by Erin Beaty

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A sequel to The Traitor’s Kiss finds Sage Fowler infiltrating a warring enemy’s territory to reconnect with her first love, Captain Alex Quinn. Traitor’s Trilogy No. 2

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When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn

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Fighting demons after months in exorcist boot camp, Shelby hides her extracurricular activities from her crush while taking incremental measures to track down her mother, who left under mysterious circumstances. By the author of Wesley James Ruined My Life.

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Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee

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A carefully planned life takes an unexpected turn when a foster teen falls in love for the first time with a foster sibling, a forbidden relationship that the couple constrains to the pages of a writing assignment inspired by Wuthering Heights.

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The Year of Living Awkwardly: Sophomore Year by Emma Chastain

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Lovably flawed high school student Chloe Snow embarks on a sophomore year marked by a humiliating drama club setback, her best friend’s fascination with a popular boy, her parents’ progressing divorce and her father’s new relationship. Chloe Snow’s Diary  No. 2

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Zen and Gone by Emily France

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Watching over her little sister while her mother works, Essence bonds with a tourist boy who accompanies her on a three-day survival game in the Rocky Mountains, where she encounters unexpected dangers at the same time her sister goes missing.

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