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Piper Perish

Kayla Cagan

Piper Perish is a Texan teen who dreams of going to art school in NYC and living a life Andy Warhol would be proud of in Kayla Cagan’s debut YA novel.

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Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity

Kristin Elizabeth Clark

After Jess’ dad reacted badly to her coming out as trans the last time they spoke, Jess swore she would never speak to him again. When he announces he is remarrying just before she heads to college however, Jess’ world is thrown into a whirlwind road trip full of new friendships, unfinished business, and more quirky roadside attractions than you can imagine.

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Girl Mans Up

M-E Girard

Pen is a girl who dresses like a boy and people can’t seem to decide whether she should be more feminine or just man up in M-E Girard’s Girl Mans Up.

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The Winner's Kiss

Marie Rutkoski

The complex, dramatic, and provocative Winner’s Trilogy comes to a close in Marie Rutkoski’s final installment, The Winner’s Kiss. It’s the ultimate game of heart versus head for our heroine, Kestrel, as she must choose a side in the midst of a war where everything is at stake. Rutkoski leaves you with a tantalizing story of struggle, secrecy, and sacrifice that you won’t be able to put down!

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The Light Fantastic

Sarah Combs

Alternating narrators piece together the story of what happened on April 19th: from April’s Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, to Gavin’s superfluous use of hashtags, to Phoebe’s second thoughts about the Plan, Sarah Combs intertwines each one of their narratives to create a psychological thriller that reflects the attacks that unfortunately have become a part of today’s reality.

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A Gathering of Shadows

Red London is hosting an international tournament, White London has a new ruler, Black London may be rising from the ashes, and Grey London native Lila Bard is slowly discovering her own magic powers in V.E. Schwab’s A Gathering of Shadows.

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In a world of alternate Londons, cross-dressing thieves, and coats with more than two sides, Kell’s multi-colored eyes still stand out in V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

In between being blackmailed and hiding his sexuality, it’s proving difficult for Simon Spiers to figure out who his mysterious email pen-pal is in Becky Albertali’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

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In Maggie Stiefvater’s first book of the Raven Cycle series, she take us on a journey of magic, death, and heartbreak.

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Coraline moves into a new house and is surprised to find a passage into another identical house which is ruled by the button-eyed Other Mother. Neil Gaiman’s classic tale is a creepier version of Alice in Wonderland.