Staff Picks

And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

A stunning, terrifying novel about a house the color of blood and the two sisters who are trapped there, by The Dead House author Dawn Kurtagich   When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt’s home, it’s immediately clear that the “blood manor” is cursed. The creaking of the house and the stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too–the questions that Silla can’t ignore: Who is the beautiful boy that’s…

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This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

Five wealthy, well-connected teen boys head into the woods to hunt. Four boys come back. Who shot Grant? The boys won’t say – none of them saw who did it, none of them will admit to being the one who pulled the trigger. The DA and the Judge want this hushed up and forgotten about, but Kate Marino, a high school girl who interns at the Assistant DA’s office, urges the ADA to keep the case alive, and he agrees,…

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Love And First Sight by Josh Sundquist

In his debut novel, YouTube personality and author of We Should Hang Out Sometime Josh Sundquist explores the nature of love, trust, and romantic attraction.   On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right? As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on…

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Defy The Stars by Claudia Gray

  She’s a soldier — Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything–including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel. He’s a machine — Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination. Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar…

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Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

For fans of Neil Gaiman and Leigh Bardugo comes a new epic fantasy about a mythic lost city and its dark past from National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy–now in paperback! A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.   The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way…

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The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

This exhilarating coming-of-age story, a prequel to the Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, returns to a beloved character just before she first takes flight. When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she’d imagined won’t be exactly what she anticipated. And once she returns to her grandfather’s estate, a bit banged up but alive, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident. One of her family’s employees…

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The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker

The constellations come to life in this imaginative fantasy adventure debut.   Honorine’s life as a maid at the Vidalia mansion is rather dull, dusting treasures from faraway places and daydreaming in front of maps of the world. But everything changes when she catches two brutish sailors ransacking Lord Vidalia’s study, and then follows a mysterious girl with wings out into the night…. Suddenly, Honorine is whisked into the middle of a battle between the crew of a spectacular steamship…

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Nothing Up My Sleeve by Diana Lopez

From beloved author Diana López comes an exciting middle grade story about three friends, a magic competition, and how far they’ll go to succeed. Sixth graders Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon a new magic shop in town and can’t wait to spend their summer mastering cool tricks to gain access to the Vault, a key holders-only back room bound to hold all kinds of secrets. And once they get in, they set their sights even higher: a huge competition…

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Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

Award-winning author Fiona Wood delivers a powerful coming-of-age story about being the only child of immigrants and the magic of first love. Award-winning author Fiona Wood delivers a thought-provoking story of self-discovery and first love-one that will resonate with anyone who has ever realized that the things that make you different are the things that make you…you. For Vân Uoc, fantasies fall into two categories: nourishing or pointless. Daydreaming about attending her own art opening? Nourishing. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner,…

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Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

 A compelling dual-narrated tale from Jennifer Latham that asks the question – how far have we really come with race relations in the last 100 years? Some bodies won’t stay buried. Some stories need to be told. When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past… and the present. Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent…

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