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Like to be spooked? Here are some tales guaranteed to keep you up at night!

March 27, 2019
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Step into the world of the mysterious Fae.. but be careful, accepting their help may come at a price!

March 19, 2019
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Sick of so many series? Every book here is its own self-contained story—no sequels in sight.

April 12, 2018
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“Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True Love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest Ladies. Snakes. Spiders... Pain. Death. Brave men. Cowardly men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.” ―William GoldmanThe Princess Bride 

April 12, 2018
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Space is vast—and so is our selection of teen science fiction titles! We have books with epic space adventures, even more epic space battles, espionage, robots, cool tech, and foreign worlds.

April 10, 2018
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Ever wanted to time travel, but lack the technology? Look no further! These books transport you to the past—some with modern sensibilities or fantasy thrown in!

April 9, 2018
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Graphic novels feature some of the best storytelling you'll find anywhere. We bet you can't read just one!

March 23, 2018
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Books written in new and different ways: verse and poetry, as well as music-themed stories, across genres and interest levels. 

March 22, 2018
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The term "manga" (mahn-gah) is used to describe graphic novels from Japan aimed at both adult and younger audiences. What makes them different from American graphic novels is that they read right to left, and usually feature a distinct Japanese art style. 

March 7, 2018
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A subgenre of science fiction and fantasy, steampunk novels feature worlds where history took an alternate turn in the late nineteenth century—leading to fantastic machines that use Victorian-era technology like clockwork, steam power, and gears. There are often high-tech and magical elements too, as well as unconventional characters fighting for a cause that goes against the mainstream.

June 28, 2017
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Graphic Novels feature some of the best storytelling you'll find anywhere! We bet you can't read just one!

November 9, 2016
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Books featuring teens who identify as LGBTQIA. These stories present a variety of lives lived in a variety of different ways. Pick one up to experience someone else's struggles or to find comfort in your own.

January 25, 2016
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Tales of the fey and re-tellings of classic fairy tales for readers who need a happily ever after or who always wondered what would have happened if Cinderella was a cyborg.

December 9, 2015
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Want to lose yourself in a romantic story about love between a human and a vampire/werewolf/angel/zombie (seriously, zombie) or are you just looking for a realistic tale of meet cutes and true love? Try one of these with a side of hot chocolate for the perfect romantic night in.

January 15, 2015
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Whether your interests are in solving a mystery or getting into the mind of a criminal, these titles have something for you, from missing persons to murder to a touch of the supernatual.

August 23, 2013