Blackout by Robinson E. Wells     YA WELLS
The virus has spread… and four teens are infected. This new life isn’t what I asked for. And if I can’t learn to protect myself, it will destroy me. My mission is clear. My enemies will fall. And nothing will stand in my way. I knew there was something wrong with me. But maybe I can be more than just a freak. People always underestimate me. They only see a pretty face. And that mistake is going to cost them.


Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart     YA HART
Of all the recommendations on that stupid career aptitude test, not one of them was “undead fugitive.” Jake is a slacker burnout whose idea of the perfect last night on Earth is playing video games in his basement. Amanda is the most popular girl in school, who doesn’t even know Jake’s name. Cass is the teen psychic sent by the government to hunt them down. Until last week, Jake, Amanda, and Cass had no reason to think their lives would ever intersect. But that was before Jake and Amanda contracted a mysterious zombie virus, devoured half their senior class, and took off for Iowa in search of a cure. As the two of them grapple with the existential guilt of eating their best friends (and their growing attraction to each other), Cass struggles with a psychic dilemma of her owne”one that will lead the three of them on an epic journey across the country and make them question what it means to truly be alive. Or undead.


Dare Me by Eric Devine     YA DEVINE
When Ben Candido and his friends, Ricky and John, decide to post a YouTube video of themselves surfing on top of a car, they finally feel like the “somebodies” they are meant to be instead of the social nobodies that they are. Overnight, the video becomes the talk of the school, and the boys are sure that their self-appointed senior year of dares will live in infamy. Every dare brings an increased risk of bodily harm, but Ben cannot deny the thrill and sense of swagger that come with it. The stakes become even more complex when a mysterious donor bankrolls their dares in exchange for a cut in the online revenue the videos generate. But at what point do the risk and the reward come at too high of a price? What does it take to stay true to one’s self in the face of relentless pressure?

Jiu Jiu. Vol. 1 by Toya Tobina     YA MANGA JIU
Werewolves at the door…and in the house Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences rated teen plus. Born into a family of Hunters, Takamichi’s destiny is to pursue and slay demons. When her twin brother is killed, she is saved from despair by a pair of Jiu Jiu shape-shifting familiars in the form of two wolf pups named Snow and Night. Now Takamichi is in high school and an active Hunter. Snow and Night can’t wait to attend school in their human form to “protect” her. But are they ready to go off leash…’ Takamichi’s Jiu Jiu Obedience Training Goals 1. Stop them from following you to work 2. Avoid exposing them to the full moon 3. Save them from execution


Goddess by Josephine Angelini      YA ANGELINI
Can you change your fate? The gods’ thirst for war already has a body counte”and Helen is plagued with visions of destruction. She must find a way to imprison them once again, or risk unleashing immeasurable chaos. Her powers are increasing” and so is the distance between Helen and her mortal friends. Uncertain whether to fear or revere her, the once-solid group divides. To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a dangerous Tyrant is lurking among them . . . and all fingers point to Orion. Still unsure whether she loves him or Lucas, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for an all-out war is coming to her shores. Starcrossed and Dreamless are international bestsellers. Now Josephine Angelini delivers a thrilling conclusion to this epic trilogy of love, hate, revenge, and fate. With worlds built just as quickly as they crumble, a goddess must rise above it all in a final battle to change a destiny written in the stars.

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan     YA BRENNAN
It’s time to choose sides… On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. In the old days, the Lynburn family ruled with fear, terrifying the people into submission in order to kill for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways. But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers in town. A decision must be made: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love anyone she chooses. But who should that be?
Book 2 in the Lyburn Legacy.  If you need to catch up book one is Unspoken.  

Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles     YA ELKELES
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama. Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain–people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek–someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?




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