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Detention


Claire Chilton - 2014
    She will have to fight for her freedom if she wants to go home. She will have to break all the rules if she wants to survive...

Monster Academy for the Magical


Jessica Sorensen - 2019
    I’ve spent my entire life being fear by others and believing I was the only one of my kind. Turn out, I was wrong. After an incident with my powers, I’m sent away to Monster Academy for the Magical, a school where monsters with magical powers are trained. But even at an academy filled with monsters, I’m still feared. And some will do almost anything to get rid of me. Monster Academy for the Magical is episode 1 in a SERIALIZED YA paranormal romance novella series that follows the life of Haven and her friends. Each episode is approximately 20,000 words or 110 print pages. Expect a new episode to be released every 6 to 8 weeks.

Season of Secrets


Sally Nicholls - 2009
    Her dad has sent her to live there until he Sorts Things Out at home. In the howling darkness, Molly sees a desperate figure running for his life from a terrifying midnight hunt. He has come to help her. But why? And who is he? "Season of Secrets" weaves the tale of a heartbroken child and an age-old legend into a haunting story of love, healing and strange magic.

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything


Raquel Vasquez Gilliland - 2020
    Three years since Sia Martinez’s mom disappeared. Sia wants to move on, but it’s hard in her tiny Arizona town where people refer to her mom’s deportation as “an unfortunate incident.”Sia knows that her mom must be dead, but every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home.Then one night, under a million stars, Sia’s life and the world as we know it cracks wide open. Because a blue-lit spacecraft crashes in front of Sia’s car…and it’s carrying her mom, who’s very much alive.As Sia races to save her mom from armed-quite-possibly-alien soldiers, she uncovers secrets as profound as they are dangerous.

Sweet Sixteen


Jennifer Lynn Barnes - 2015
    Set in Lake's POV, and takes place in between Raised by Wolves and Trial by Fire.As four close friends celebrate their sweet sixteen parties within a few weeks of each other, their friendships are put to the test by boy troubles and by their efforts to outdo each other in holding the party of the year.

Nowhere on Earth


Nick Lake - 2019
    They are running from something. But what?Then the men arrive. They are hunting the girl and boy. And-And that's all we can tell you ...

Shadow's Legacy


Julie Kagawa - 2021
    The King of the Forgotten can’t forget his own lost love and slips away from the festivities…only to be attacked by a strange faery who calls him a fraud and a false king. Now the two must form a wary alliance to track a strange new threat, a creature of rage and hatred that threatens the newfound peace of Faery, in the opening to a grand new adventure in the enthralling world of the Iron Fey.

Eight's Origin


Pittacus Lore - 2012
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Molly Moon's Hypnotic Holiday


Georgia Byng - 2004
    Molly Moon's incredible hypnotic powers have gained her a glamorous existence in New York, where she is often tempted to help unfortunate people improve their lives. But her well-meaning plan to swap the positions of a penniless young tramp and an arrogant millionaire for 24 hours goes hilariously wrong.

T.W.O.C.


Graham Joyce - 2005
    for joyriding; etymology: taking without owner’s consent. Ever since the joyriding accident that killed his brother Jake and left Jake’s girlfriend Jools hideously scarred, Matt has been tortured by his inability to remember exactly what happened. He decides to reconstruct the events of that tragic day—but can he survive the accident a second time? This visceral, heartbreaking book probes deep into Matt’s psyche, where the terrible truth is hiding. In his first novel for teenagers, award-winning writer Graham Joyce skirts the shadowy line between truth and reality, life and death, action and consequences.

The Wise and the Wicked


Rebecca Podos - 2019
    Such has it always been, Ruby’s been told, for powerful women. Today, these stories seem no more real to Ruby than folktales, except for the smallest bit of power left in their blood: when each of them comes of age, she will have a vision of who she will be when she dies—a destiny as inescapable as it is inevitable. Ruby is no exception, and neither is her mother, although she ran from her fate years ago, abandoning Ruby and her sisters. It’s a fool’s errand, because they all know the truth: there is no escaping one’s Time.Until Ruby’s great-aunt Polina passes away, and, for the first time, a Chernyavsky’s death does not match her vision. Suddenly, things Ruby never thought she’d be allowed to hope for—life, love, time—seem possible. But as she and her cousin Cece begin to dig into the family’s history to find out whether they, too, can change their fates, they learn that nothing comes without a cost. Especially not hope.

Beginnings: Obsidian & Onyx


Jennifer L. Armentrout - 2014
    Armentrout's bestselling Lux series. Also includes bonus content exclusive to the print edition! "A thrilling ride from start to finish," says RT Book Reviews.ObsidianThere’s an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he’s hot… until he opens his mouth. He’s infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he marks me. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.OnyxDaemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

Pyro


A.L. Knorr - 2017
    Someone seems to be lighting fires in Saltford, and Saxony's little brother Jack suspects her - thing is, she's never told anyone that she's a fire magus, so where is Jack getting this idea from? When she calls Basil Chaplin, the number on the business card Enzo gave her in the previous story 'Born of Fire', she learns that he runs a secret school for magi. It's the perfect next step for Saxony, and she wants nothing more than to visit Basil's school and learn more. But there's a catch... She has to tell her family what she is, and she has no idea how they're going to take it. Don't miss the next story in Saxony's life as a fire magus!

Magic Academy: Year One


Megan LinskiAngel Leya - 2019
    Fly with dragons, cast spells with witches, and discover hidden secrets in a collection of stories that's all about attending enchanting high schools and spellbinding universities. Make new friends-- or enemies-- and conjure your crush in this funny and exciting selection. Enjoy this collection of young adult stories with the right amount of action and romance. Become bewitched by Magic Academy today!

The Summer Before I Met You


Sarah Rees Brennan - 2012
    “And don’t burn the place down.”Kami grabbed both the suitcases and headed for the cabin she was sharing with Liz and Angela. Liz walked with her, and on their way Kami stopped.“My Sobo was exaggerating,” she said earnestly. “There have been very few fires.”