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The color of dragons

The color of dragons

Salvatore, R. A., 1959- author.
2021

Powerhouse adult fantasy author R. A. Salvatore and Erika Lewis deliver a sweeping, action-packed, romantic pre-Arthurian tale of the origins of magic (and Merlin), perfect for fans of Falling Kingdoms and Seraphina. Magic needs a spark. And Maggie's powers are especially fickle. With no one to help her learn to control her magic, the life debt that she owes stretches eternally over her head, with no way to repay it. Until she meets Griffin, the king's champion, infamous for hunting down the draignochs that plague their kingdom. Neither has any idea of the destiny that they both carry, or that their meeting will set off a chain of events that will alter every aspect of the life they know-and all of history thereafter. This epic, romantic tale will enchant readers and draw them into a thrilling world of star-crossed lovers, magic, destiny, and the paths we choose.

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Daughter of the deep

Daughter of the deep

Riordan, Rick, author
2021

In this story inspired by Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," Ana Dakkar, a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world, makes astounding discoveries about her heritage and puts her leadership skills to the test against deadly enemies from a rival school.

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The Excalibur curse

The Excalibur curse

White, Kiersten.
2021

"The third and final book in the "Camelot Rising" trilogy finds Guinevere facing off against those she loves most, but can she find the courage to make the ultimate sacrifice?"--Provided by publisher.

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Firefly

Firefly

Dowding, Philippa, 1963- author
2021

"Firefly lived in the park across from her mother's home. It was safer there. But after the bad night happens, and her baseball-bat-wielding mother is taken away, social services sends Firefly to live with her Aunt Gayle. She hardly knows Gayle, but discovers that she owns a costume shop. Yes, Firefly might be suffering from PTSD, but she can get used to taking baths, sleeping on a bed again, and wearing as many costumes as she can to school. But where is "home"? What is "family"? Who is Firefly, for that matter ... and which costume is the real one?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Gilded

Gilded

Meyer, Marissa, author
2021

Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller's daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue. Or so everyone believes. When one of Serilda's outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth and hollow-eyed ravens track her every move.

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Gods & monsters

Gods & monsters

Mahurin, Shelby, author
2021

Bent on revenge after a heartbreaking loss, Lou must battle the darkness within her, which will take more than love to drive out, in this mesmerizing conclusion to the Serpent & Dove trilogy.

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Heartstopper. Volume 3

Heartstopper. Volume 3

Oseman, Alice, author, artist
2021


Hunting by stars

Hunting by stars

Dimaline, Cherie, 1975- author.
2021

French has been captured by the Recruiters, confined to one of the infamous residential schools, where the government extracts the marrow of Indigenous people in order to steal the ability to dream, and where the captured are programmed to betray others of their kind, something which he discovers has been done to his brother; meanwhile the other survivors, his found family, are hunting for him, determined to rescue him--and French has to decide just how much, and whom, he is willing to sacrifice to survive and be reunited with Rose and the others.

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In the shadow of the moon : America, Russia, and the hidden history of the space race

In the shadow of the moon : America, Russia, and the hidden history of the space race

Cherrix, Amy E., author
2021

The race to space--and to the moon--was masterminded in the shadows by two engineers on opposite sides of the Cold War: Wernher von Braun, a former Nazi officer living in the US, and Sergei Korolev, a Russian rocket designer once jailed for crimes against his country. Von Braun became an American hero, while Korolev toiled in obscurity. These two brilliant rocketeers never met, but together they shaped the science of spaceflight and redefined modern warfare.

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My Indian

My Indian

Joe, Miśel, 1947- author.
2021

"In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of a guide who could lead him across Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk camps on the island. In his journals, Cormack refers to his guide only as "My Indian."."

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Our violent ends

Our violent ends

Gong, Chloe, author
2021

Though secrets and lies keep Juliette and Roma apart, a monster still prowls the city of Shanghai, and the two are going to have to put aside their differences to end this threat once and for all.

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Shatter city

Shatter city

Westerfeld, Scott, author
2019

Assuming her twin's identity, Frey works to destroy her father. When a rebel uprising strands her in Pas, and the city comes under attack, Frey must step out of the shadows to find her missing sister and take action against her tyrant father.

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A sitting in St. James

A sitting in St. James

Williams-Garcia, Rita, author
2021

In 1860 Louisiana, eighty-year-old Madame Sylvie decides to sit for a portrait, as horrific stories that span generations from the big house and the fields are revealed.

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Small favors

Small favors

Craig, Erin A., author
2021

In the secluded town of Amity Falls, Ellerie has the chance to have her secret wishes come true, but there is a price to pay in this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.

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Steelstriker

Steelstriker

Lu, Marie, 1984-, author
2021

With her friends scattered by combat and her mother held captive by the Premier, Talin is forced to betray her fellow Strikers and her adopted homeland. She has no choice but to become the Federation's most deadly war machine as their newest Skyhunter.

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The storm of echoes

The storm of echoes

Dabos, Christelle, 1980- author.
2021

"The distrust between them has been overcome and now Ophelia and Thorn love each other passionately. However, they must keep their love hidden. Only in this way can they continue their journeys toward an understanding of the indecipherable code of God and the truth behind the mysterious figure of the Other, whose devastating power continues to bring down entire pieces of arks, plunging thousands of innocents into the void. Ophelia and Thorn arrive at the observatory of the Deviations, an institute shrouded in absolute secrecy and overseen by a sect of mystical scientists who secretly conduct terrifying experiments. There, Ophelia and Thorn hope to discover truths that will halt the destruction and death and bring the world back into balance."--Provided by publisher.

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These violent delights

These violent delights

Gong, Chloe, author
2020

In 1926 Shanghai, eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, heir of the Scarlet Gang, and her first love-turned-rival Roma Montagov, leader of the White Flowers, must work together when mysterious deaths threaten their city.-- Provided by Publisher.

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Unravel

Unravel

Jennings, Sharon, 1954-, author
2021

"As she turns twelve, Rebecca realizes her father is not the person he has been posing as through their years together. Joe is constantly on the move, dragging Rebecca with him. Whenever people get too close, he creates reasons to change addresses. It takes courage and some supportive new friends, but she eventually discovers the truth behind his lies and begins a new life."-- Provided by publisher.

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Walking in two worlds

Walking in two worlds

Kinew, Wab, 1981- author
2021

Bugz is caught between two worlds. In the real world, she's a shy and self-conscious Indigenous teen who faces the stresses of teenage angst and life on the Rez. But in the virtual world, her alter ego is not just confident but dominant in a massively multiplayer video game universe. Feng is a teen boy who has been sent from China to live with his aunt, a doctor on the Rez, after his online activity suggests he may be developing extremist sympathies. Meeting each other in real life, as well as in the virtual world, Bugz and Feng immediately relate to each other as outsiders and as avid gamers. And as their connection is strengthened through their virtual adventures, they find that they have much in common in the real world, too: both must decide what to do in the face of temptations and pitfalls, and both must grapple with the impacts of family challenges and community trauma. But betrayal threatens everything Bugz has built in the virtual world, as well as her relationships in the real world, and it will take all her newfound strength to restore her friendship with Feng and reconcile the parallel aspects of her life: the traditional and the mainstream, the east and the west, the real and the virtual.

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We free the stars

We free the stars

Faizal, Hafsah, author.
2021

In a world inspired by ancient Arabia, seventeen-year-old Zafira and the sultan's son Nasir continue their quest to uncover a lost magic artifact and discover that the prize they seek may be even more dangerous than any of their enemies.

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What I carry

What I carry

Longo, Jennifer, author
2020

Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase. Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope! There's no room for any additional baggage. Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way. Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean. And everything changes.

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Within these wicked walls

Within these wicked walls

Blackwood, Lauren, author
2021

As a debtera, nineteen-year-old Andromeda performs exorcisms to cleanse households of the Evil Eye, but when she agrees to work for handsome, young heir Magnus Rorschach, her job becomes truly terrifying.

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Woven in moonlight

Woven in moonlight

Ibañez, Isabel (Novelist), author
2020

"Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena's motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight. When Atoc demands the real Condesa's hand in marriage, it's Ximena's duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc's no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place."--Jacket flap.

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Written in starlight

Written in starlight

Ibañez, Isabel (Novelist), author.
2021

Banished from Inkasisa to the Yanu Jungle, Catalina knows her life is in danger but is absolutely certain her destiny is to rule. Rescued by the son of her former general, she is incorporated into a years-in-progress plan to ally with the fierce Illari people and raise an army to retake her throne -- and Catalina's abilities as a seer may be the only thing that will convince them to help. If only she was actually able to predict the future....

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You'll be the death of me

You'll be the death of me

McManus, Karen M., author
2021

Estranged friends Ivy, Mateo, and Cal witness a murder while skipping school, and the only way they can solve it is by revealing what they have been hiding from one another--and themselves.

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