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 dontlookback  Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all—popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. She’s getting a second chance at being a better person, and she’s falling hard for the guy her old self treated like trash. But Cassie is still missing, and someone else knows what happened, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet.
 some-boys-cover-200x300  Some boys by Patty Blount
When Grace meets Ian, she’s afraid he’ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against her. Ian wouldn’t be the first to call her a slut and a liar. Except Ian doesn’t reject her. He’s the one person who looks past the taunts and the names and the tough-girl act to see the real Grace. He’s the one who gives her the courage to fight back. He’s also Zac’s best friend.
 call-me-by-my-name-9781442497948_hr  Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley
Growing up in Louisiana in the late 1960s, Tater Henry has experienced a lot of prejudice. His town is slow to desegregate and slower still to leave behind deep-seated prejudice. Despite the town’s sensibilities, Rodney Boulett and his twin sister Angie befriend Tater, and their friendship grows stronger, until Rodney sees Tater and Angie growing closer, too. As the town learns to accept notions like a black quarterback, some changes may be too difficult to accept.
 tornaway  Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
When her town is devastated by a tornado, Jersey loses everything. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she’s sent to live with relatives she hardly knows — family who might as well be strangers. In an unfamiliar place, can Jersey discover that even on the darkest of days, there are some things no tornado can destroy?
 redrising  Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in society of the future. He works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. But Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, he will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class.
 bookofivy  The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
After a brutal nuclear war, a small group of survivors eventually banded together. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. Ivy’s mission is simple: to kill the president’s son―her soon-to-be husband―and return the Westfall family to power. But he’s not the cruel, heartless boy her family warned her to expect. But Bishop must die, and Ivy must kill him.
 we-were-liars  We Were Liars by E. Lockart
Each summer the wealthy, seemingly perfect, members of the Sinclair family gather on their private island. Prejudice, greed, and shifting patriarchal favoritism among the three adult sisters contrasts with the camaraderie and worldview of the teenage cousins and their dear friend Gat. Lazy days of sticky lemonades on the roof and marathon Scrabble games give way to twisty suspense, true love, and good intentions gone horribly wrong
 theyoungelites  The Young Elites by Marie Lu
A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites
   Made For You by Melissa Marr
Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital to discover she possesses a strange new skill—the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from her hit-and-run accident, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep their friends—and each other—from falling into the hands of a killer.
 nil  Nil by Lynne Matson
On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape―or you die. Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field. Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . .
 since-youve-been-gon  Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane?
 loveandotherforeignwords  Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
When Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can her sister Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiancé up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn’t always like, and the best friend who hasn’t said a word–at least not in a language Josie understands.
 freetofall  Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
When Rory Vaughn, 16, gets accepted to a prestigious boarding school, she’s elated. Even Lux, her decision-making app, tells her that Theden Academy is the best way to assure her perfect future. Yet, within her first few days there, Rory finds inconsistencies about her own her own past, she starts questioning her vision for the future. While friends and teachers who encourage her to follow the Lux app’s plan for her, Rory begins to wonder if the same covert group that may have caused her mother’s death could now be after her.
 kissof-deception  The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
As First Daughter, Princess Lia is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.
 thewinnerscurse  The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
They were never meant to be together. As a general’s daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can’t help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people . . . but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other.

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