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Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance


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The vampires are coming... and this time, the lights won't stop them.


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The owner of a delightful Southern café tastes the sharp sting of suspicion in this delectable comfort food mystery...


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This holiday season, love is on the menu.


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A Spartan heart can conquer anything, even myths, magic, and monsters.


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There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas...



December brings fabulous reads!


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Fresh Takes from the Teen Shelves
All the news, updates and gossip for the Young Adult -- books, authors, movies and more!

Summer Chills, a few Thrills and Goosebumps

July's Fresh Takes from the Teen Shelves feature giggles, thrills, chills, and goosebumps—just what you need to get you through the summer heat.

Since You Asked.... by Maurene Goo (July 1; Scholastic)

Since You Asked.... Since You Asked....
Since You Asked....
Since You Asked....
No, no one asked, but Holly Kim will tell you what she thinks anyway.

When 15 year old Holly accidentally submits a scathing article to her school paper, she lands her own column and rants her way through the school year. Can she survive homecoming, mean-girl cliques, jocks, secret admirers, Valentine's Day, and other high school embarrassments, all while struggling to balance her family's traditional Korean values? A hilarious debut about fitting in without conforming, and juggling parental expectations without losing going insane.

Truly, Madly, Deadly Hannah Jayne (July 2; Sourcebooks Fire)

Truly, Madly, Deadly Truly, Madly, Deadly
Truly, Madly, Deadly
Truly, Madly, Deadly
A thriller full of twists and turns and an ending you won't see coming.

Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and dating coveted campus hunk, Kevin Anderson, until Kevin dies in a tragic car crash. Then Sawyer finds a note in her locker saying only, "You're Welcome." Someone knows that Sawyer and Kevin weren't the perfect couple they seemed to be. And that someone—a killer—is now shadowing Sawyer's every move...

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (July 16; Simon Pulse)

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Dangerous Girls
Dangerous Girls
Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that's ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination.

Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba for spring break their senior year.

But when Elise is brutally murdered, Anna finds herself accused of the crime. As Anna sets out to find her friend's killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships and the slippery nature of truth. It becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone ever imagined...

The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna

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The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything
One part Libba Bray's GOING BOVINE, two parts String Theory, and three parts love story equals a whimsical novel that will change the way you think about the world.

When Sophie Sophia's eccentric physicist father disappears (for good, instead of just into his work, like usual) and Sophie's mom moves them to Havencrest, Illinois, for a fresh start, things take a turn for the weird. Sophie starts seeing things, like marching band pandas, just like her dad. Determined to find her father and figure out her visions, she travels back to where it began—New York City and NYU's physics department. As she discovers more about her dad's research on M-theory and her father himself, Sophie opens her eyes to the world's infinite possibilities—and her heart to love.

A Midsummer Night's Scream by R.L. Stine (June 1 Feiwel & Friends)

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A Midsummer Night's Scream
A Midsummer Night's Scream
A new YA novel, from the author who gave you goosebumps as a kid.

It was a horror movie that turned into real horror--three young actors killed on set. Production stopped, and people claimed that the movie was cursed.
Sixty years later, in a desperate attempt to revive their failing studio, Claire's dad has green-lit a remake of Mayhem Manor—and Claire and her friends are dying to be involved.

At first, Claire laughs at her friend (and crush) Jake's talk of ghosts and curses. This is her big chance to be a star!
When shooting starts, though, the set is plagued by a series of horrible accidents—could history be repeating itself?

Undercurrent  by Paul Blackwell (July 23; HarperTeen)

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Undercurrent
Undercurrent
Tense and original, Undercurrent is a psychological thrill-ride with sci-fi elements that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Neal Shusterman.

Callum Harris survives a plummet over a waterfall, but wakes to find himself in a life that's totally different from the one he knew. His parents were separated. Now they're together. His brother Cole was a sports star. Now he's paralyzed. And Callum, who used to be quiet and sort of unpopular, is suddenly a jock with two hot girls after him.

But there's one difference that matters more than all the others combined: His former best friend wants Callum dead. And he isn't the only one.

Bubble World by Carol Snow (July 30; Henry Holt) 

Bubble World Bubble World
Bubble World
Bubble World
"Nifty sci-fi comedy . . . Freesia's plenty spunky, and so is this hilarious book." -Kirkus Reviews

Freesia's life is perfect. She lives on the beautiful tropical island of Agalinas, surrounded by idyllic weather, fancy dress shops, and peacocks who sing her favorite song to wake her up in the morning. But lately things on the island may have been a bit flippy: sudden blackouts, students disappearing, even Freesia's reflection looking slightly . . . off. But in Freesia's experience, it's better not to think about things like that too much.

Unfortunately for her, these signs are more than random blips in the universe. Freesia's perfect bubble is about to pop.

 

 

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