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An arrow to the moon

An arrow to the moon

Pan, Emily X. R., author.
2022

Hunter Yee has perfect aim with a bow and arrow, but all else in his life veers wrong. He's sick of being haunted by his family's past mistakes. The only things keeping him from running away are his little brother, a supernatural wind, and the bewitching girl at his new high school. Luna Chang dreads the future. Graduation looms ahead, and her parents' expectations are stifling. When she begins to break the rules, she finds her life upended by the strange new boy in her class, the arrival of unearthly fireflies, and an ominous crack spreading across the town of Fairbridge. As Hunter and Luna navigate their families' enmity and secrets, everything around them begins to fall apart. All they can depend on is their love...but time is running out, and fate will have its way.

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Ballad & dagger

Ballad & dagger

Older, Daniel José, eauthor
2022

When sixteen-year-old Mateo and Chela discover each other and their powers during a political battle between neighborhood factions, they set aside their differences to unravel the mystery behind their sunken homeland and to stop a dangerous political operative who is trying to harness their gifts to unleash terror on the world.

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Beauty and the besharam

Beauty and the besharam

Vale, Lillie, author
2022

"High-achieving Kavya Joshi has always been told she's a little too ambitious, a little too mouthy, and overall just a little too much. In one word: besharam. So, when her nemesis, Ian Jun, witnesses Kavya's very public breakup with her loser boyfriend on the last day of junior year, she decides to lay low...Exhausted by Kavya and Ian's years-long feud, their friends hatch a plan to end their rivalry by convincing them to participate in a series of challenges...But as the competition heats up, so too does the romantic tension"-- Provided by publisher.

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Before takeoff

Before takeoff

Alsaid, Adi, author
2022

James and Michelle find themselves in the Atlanta airport on a layover...seemingly interminable delays draw them both to a mysterious flashing green light--and each other. Where James is passive, Michelle is anything but. And she quickly discovers that the flashing green light is actually...a button. Which she presses...Before they can figure up from down, strange, impossible things start happening: snowstorms form inside the B terminal; jungles sprout up in the C terminal; and earthquakes split the ground apart in between.

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Chaos on CatNet

Chaos on CatNet

Kritzer, Naomi, author
2021

Steph and her mom settle in Minneapolis where Steph befriends Nell, whose mother and girlfriend are missing, and together with the help of ChesireCat they work to find Nell's missing loved ones and end up uncovering a nefarious AI hacking into social networks and chats to instigate paranoia and violence in the real world.

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The counselors

The counselors

Goodman, Jessica.
2022

After a traumatic school year, camp counselor Goldie Easton is excited to reunite with her two best friends at an elite summer camp, but when a local boy is found dead on the grounds, all three must reveal a dark secret to find the murderer.

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Creeboy

Creeboy

Wouters, Teresa, author.
2022

"Sixteen-year-old Josh is no stranger to gang life. His dad, the leader of the Warriors, a gang on their reserve, is in jail, and Josh's older brother has taken charge. Josh's mom has made it clear the Warriors and their violence aren't welcome in her home--Josh's dad and brother included. She wants Josh to focus on graduating high school. Josh is unsure whether gang life is for him--that is until gang violence arrives on his doorstep. Turning to the Warriors, Josh, now known as "Creeboy," starts down the path to becoming a full gang member--cutting himself off from his friends, family and community outside the gang. It's harder than ever for Creeboy to envision a different future for himself. Will anything change his mind?"-- Publisher's website.

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A cruel and fated light

A cruel and fated light

Shuttleworth, Ashley, author
2022

Half-fae Arlo gets invited to spend the summer at the Seelie Summer Court, where she delves deeper into the mystery of the philosopher's stones and begins her training as the titan Luck's Hollow Star.

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A forgery of roses

A forgery of roses

Olson, Jessica S., author
2022

Myra has a gift...she's a portrait artist whose paintings alter people's bodies...But one frigid night, the governor's wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor's dead son. Once she arrives at the legendary stone mansion, however, it becomes clear the boy's death was no accident. A killer stalks these halls--one disturbingly obsessed with portrait magic.

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Heartstopper. Volume 4

Heartstopper. Volume 4

Oseman, Alice, author, artist
2021


How to be the best third wheel

How to be the best third wheel

De Villa, Loridee, author.
2022

"After a summer spent in the Philippines with her family, Lara Dela Cruz is eager to start her senior year and reunite with her three besties. Summer is the season of change, and Lara's ready to get the lowdown on all the major updates and hot gossip she's missed. But what she doesn't expect is to find out that all three of her friends are now in relationships. As if the mushy public displays of affection and lunches spent hearing her friends gush about their new "boy-fries" weren't bad enough, Lara's long time frenemy, James, has become impossibly annoying. Sure, they are now both third wheels, but why is he asking her to tutor him in classes? And why, after they start spending more time together, does she begin to notice how cute he looks when he smiles? Fighting for the attention of her best friends, feeling confused about James, and wading through the pressures of life post-high school have Lara reeling. Now feeling like a third wheel in more ways than one, Lara must accept that change is inevitable, love is complicated, and growing up sometimes means doing what's best for yourself first"--Back cover.

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Howl

Howl

Hutchinson, Shaun David, author.
2022

When no one in the small town of Merritt, Florida, believes that he was attacked by a monster, fifteen-year-old Virgil Knox fears the monster will return to finish him off, or worse--that he is becoming a monster himself.

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I kissed Shara Wheeler : a novel

I kissed Shara Wheeler : a novel

McQuiston, Casey, author
2022

After seventeen-year-olds Chloe and Shara, Chloe's rival for valedictorian, kiss, Shara vanishes leaving Chloe and two boys, who are also enamored with Shara, to follow the trail of clues she left behind, but during the search, Chloe starts to suspect there might be more to Shara and her small Alabama town than she thought.

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Love radio

Love radio

LaDelle, Ebony, author
2022

Prince Jones, a self-professed teen love doctor known for his radio segment on the local hip-hop station, believes he can get the bookish, anti-romance Dani Ford to fall in love with him in three dates.

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A magic steeped in poison

A magic steeped in poison

Lin, Judy I., author.
2022

Ning enters a cutthroat magical competition to find the kingdom's greatest master of the art of brewing tea, but political schemes and secrets make her goal of gaining access to royal physicians to cure her dying sister far more dangerous than she imagined.

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The merciless ones

The merciless ones

Forna, Namina, author
2022

It's been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is... but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera--a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop. Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera..or if she might be its greatest threat.

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Mirror girls

Mirror girls

McWilliams, Kelly, author
2022

Biracial twin sisters--one who presents as black and the other as white--are determined to put the ghosts of the past to rest and to uncover the truth behind their parents' murders in the Jim Crow South.

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Naked : not your average sex encyclopedia

Naked : not your average sex encyclopedia

Daguzan Bernier, Myriam.
2022

"This nonfiction dictionary introduces teens to practical information about sexuality from A to Z. It includes 150 words and is illustrated throughout"-- Provided by publisher.

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The one true me and you : a novel

The one true me and you : a novel

England, Remi K., author.
2022

Fanfic author Kay and beauty pageant contestant Teagan learn what it means to be--and to stand up for--yourself when they find love at a small fandom convention.

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Private label

Private label

Yang, Kelly, author.
2022

"Serene dreams of making couture dresses even more stunning than her mom's, but for now she's an intern at her mom's fashion label. When her mom receives a sudden diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, all that changes. Serene has to take over her mother's business overnight while trying to figure out what happened with her dad in Beijing. He left before she was born, and Serene wants to find him, even if it means going against her mom's one request--never look back. Lian Chen moved from China to Serene's mostly white Southern California beach town a year ago. He doesn't fit in at school, where kids mispronounce his name. His parents don't care about what he wants to do--comedy--and push him toward going to MIT engineering early. Lian thinks there's nothing to stick around for until one day he starts a Chinese Club after school ... and Serene walks in. Worlds apart in the high school hierarchy, Serene and Lian soon find refuge in each other, falling in love as they navigate life-changing storms."-- Publisher's website.

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The red palace

The red palace

Hur, June, author
2022

While investigating a series of grisly murders, eighteen-year-old palace nurse Hyeon navigates royal and political intrigue and becomes entangled with a young police inspector.

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Rivals

Rivals

McGee, Katharine, author
2022

In an alternate America, Beatrice, now queen, and her sibilings Samatha and Jefferson struggle to untangle their personal lives and settle into their new political roles while the country hosts the world's monarchs at the League of Kings conference.

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Together we burn

Together we burn

Ibañez, Isabel (Novelist), author.
2022

Eighteen-year-old flamenco dancer Zarela Zalvidar must work with a disgraced dragon hunter to learn the ways of a Dragador and save her ancestral home.

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Tokyo dreaming

Tokyo dreaming

Jean, Emiko, author
2022

When the Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage of her parents, eighteen-year-old Izumi decides to become the perfect princess to help win the council's consent, but will she sacrifice her own heart in order to secure her parents' happiness?

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Twice as perfect

Twice as perfect

Onomé, Louisa, author
2021

For seventeen-year-old Adanna Nkwachi, life is all about duty: to school and the debate team, to her Nigerian parents, and even to her cousin Genny as Ada helps prepare Genny's wedding to Afrobeats superstar Skeleboy. Because ever since her older brother, Sam, had a fight with their parents a few years ago and disappeared, somebody has to fill the void he left behind. Ada may never know what caused Sam to leave home, but the one thing she's certain of is that it's on her to make sure her parents' sacrifices aren't in vain. One day, chance brings the siblings back together and they start working to repair their bond. Although she fears how their parents will react if they find out, Ada is determined to get answers about the night Sam left--Sam, who was supposed to be an engineer but is now, what, a poet?

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