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Snow Queen by Emma Harrison

Snow Queen by Emma Harrison Chamberlain Ski Resort and Spa Welcome to the 10th Annual Snow Queen competition! I can’t believe I got roped into this. Snow Princesses must attend all pageant rehearsals, with appropriate outfits. Well, no matter what it takes, I’m going to wipe that smirk off Layla Chamberlain’s face. Our rehearsal space can be booked to practice your talent. Um, does “looking dumb in a dress” count as a talent? See Grayson …

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, …

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Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott Domino: A runaway with blood on her hands. Cain: A silent boy about to explode. Madam Karina: A woman who demands obedience. Wilson: The one who will destroy them all. When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position at her girls’ home in secluded West Texas. With no alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her …

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The Evolution of Sin Trilogy by Giana Darling

The Evolution of Sin Trilogy by Giana Darling

The Evolution of Sin Trilogy by Giana Darling Is a week of passion enough to warrant changing their lives forever?  Italian born Giselle Moore is reinventing herself for the second time in her short twenty-four years of life, trading in her bohemian artist’s life in Paris for the grit and glamour of New York City where the family she hasn’t seen in years awaits her. But before beginning her new life, she travels to Cabo San …

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Textrovert by Lindsey Summers

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers Was it just a cell phone swap … or fate? It’s bad enough when high-school senior Keeley mistakenly swaps cell phones with a stranger. It’s even worse when the stranger turns out to be an obnoxious, self-centered boy named Talon … who’s just left for football camp with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. As Keeley gets to know Talon through their texts, she finds …

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century’ by Jodi Picoult (Ruth Jefferson #1) ‘To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century’ Real Reader Review When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is …

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Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon Two sensational unsolved crimes—one in the past, another in the present—are linked by one man’s memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon. “We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves,” Dustin Tillman likes to say. It’s one of the little mantras he shares with his patients, and it’s meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is …

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver They say ‘live every day as if it’s your last’—but you never actually think it’s going to be. At least I didn’t. The thing is, you don’t get to know when it happens. You don’t remember to tell your family that you love them or—in my case—remember to say goodbye to them at all. But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? …

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See Me by Nicholas Sparks

See Me by Nicholas Sparks See me just as I see you . . . Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he’s determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily …

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until …

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Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan

Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan

Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan The coming out story that will completely change the way you look at love. Juliet represents the road less traveled. Will Lena take it? Lena Newman is 17, her best friend’s a cheerleader, her boyfriend’s a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that’s before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and a lesbian. Lena realizes that …

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Release by Patrick Ness

Release by Patrick Ness

Release by Patrick Ness Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches… Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father …

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time …

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Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves …

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight Judge Judy – loving best friend riding shotgun – …

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Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor (McKinney/Walker #1)

Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor (McKinney/Walker #1) He broke her heart. When he finds out just how badly, it will break his too. Nick Walker found the love of his life when he was just nineteen. Found her. Loved her. Lost her. It’s been ten years since Nick watched the only woman he ever loved walk out of his life. Now this FBI Special Agent will do anything to win her back. But it won’t …

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Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand THINGS FINLEY HART DOESN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT: • Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they’re not.) • Being sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer. • Never having met said grandparents. • Her blue days—when life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.) Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in …

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever… Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as …

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Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . . It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for …

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Maybe Series by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (Maybe #1) Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble—she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney …

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The McKinney Brothers Series by Claudia Connor

The McKinney Brothers Series by Claudia Connor The McKinney Brothers, Book 1 They meet on a beach. . . . Abby Davis isn’t wearing a skimpy bikini or sipping umbrella drinks, not when she’s busy chasing around four little ones. And Matt McKinney isn’t looking for fun—he’s a Navy SEAL, a grown man with a long list of missions . . . and fallen brothers. They only have a week. . . . Abby has …

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell …

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Home for Christmas by Cally Taylor

Home for Christmas by Cally Taylor Beth Prince has always loved fairytales and now, aged twenty-four, she feels like she’s finally on the verge of her own happily ever after. She lives by the seaside, works in the Picturebox – a charming but rundown independent cinema – and has a boyfriend who’s so debonair and charming she can’t believe her luck! There’s just one problem – none of her boyfriends have ever told her they …

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Sparkling Stars by Jess Wright (Sparkling #2)

Sparkling Stars by Jess Wright

Sparkling Stars by Jess Wright (Sparkling #2) Chasing dreams is never easy but when you have great friends and gorgeous Hollywood actors to hang out with, the journey is a whole lot smoother. Running away won’t solve Megan’s problems but it will offer new opportunities, especially when she has a one-way ticket to sunny Los Angeles. Throw in marketing guru Brendon’s unique charm and Rodeo Drive connections and it seems it’s not just Megan heading to …

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The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us. Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles—Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September. Bone china cup and saucer—Found, on a bench in …

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The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car? It’s true. Ask ANYBODY. Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of …

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Need by Joelle Charbonneau

Need by Joelle Charbonneau

Need by Joelle Charbonneau What do you really need? One by one, the teens in Nottawa, Wisconsin, join the newest, hottest networking site and answer one question: What do you need? A new iPhone? Backstage passes to a concert? In exchange for a seemingly minor task, the NEED site will fulfill your request. Everyone is doing it. So why shouldn’t you? Kaylee Dunham knows what she needs—a kidney for her sick brother. She doesn’t believe …

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