Young Adult Fiction

Books for teens, twenties, and those who are young at heart.

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Angel of Greenwood

Angel of Greenwood

Pink, Randi, author
2021

Angel and Isaiah share a hidden love for black literature, and now each other, when tragedy and triumph emerge during the Greenwood Massacre of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Black Canary : breaking silence

Black Canary : breaking silence

Monir, Alexandra, author.
2020

"In this thrilling origin story of Black Canary, the titular hero uses everything she has--including her voice--to fight against a world where women have no rights"-- Provided by publisher.

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Bloodsworn

Bloodsworn

Reintgen, Scott.
2021

Pippa, Imelda, and Adrian are in the fight of their generation when three cultures clash in all-out war--against each other and against the gods.

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Chain of iron

Chain of iron

Clare, Cassandra, author
2021

Cordelia Carstairs' romantic dreams must be put on hold when a serial killer begins targeting the Shadowhunters of London, sending the Merry Thieves on the trail of a knife-wielding killer.

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Concrete rose

Concrete rose

Thomas, Angie, author
2021

Maverick feels strongly about family ties, making choices he feels necessary to help support his mom while his King father serves time, and leave him literally holding his son in a doctor's waiting room after he gets paternity test results back and his babymomma ghosts. Now the child he's raising is impacting the lives of his family and his girlfriend, and the gang life he led to support them all financially could leave them all bearing his responsibilities since it endangers his life. It looks like he may have been offered a chance to go straight, but leaving the King Lords won't be easy, and a "real" job has high demand for low return.

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A court of silver flames

A court of silver flames

Maas, Sarah J., author
2021

Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other's arms.

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Crown of bones

Crown of bones

Wilder, A. K., author
2021

"Raise. Your. Phantom. In a world on the brink of the next Great Dying, no amount of training can prepare us for what is to come... A young heir will raise the most powerful phantom in all of Baiseen. A dangerous High Savant will do anything to control the nine realms. A mysterious and deadly Mar race will steal children into the sea. And a handsome guide with far too many secrets will make me fall in love. My name is Ash. A lowly scribe meant to observe and record. And yet I think I'm destined to surprise us all." -- Amazon.

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Curse of the divine

Curse of the divine

Smejkal, Kim, author
2021

Celia Sand faced Diavala and won-- but at a cost: she is plagued with guilt over her role in the death of her best friend. When she discovers that Diavala is still very much alive and threatening Griffin, the now-infamous plague doctor, Celia is desperate not to lose another person she loves to the deity's wrath. The key to destroying Diavala may lie with the only other person to have faced Diavala and survived-- Halycon Ronnea, who has secrets of his own. Secrets that involve the ink that Celia has come to hate.

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The desolations of Devil's Acre

The desolations of Devil's Acre

Riggs, Ransom, author
2021

"The last thing Jacob Portman saw before the world went dark was a terrible, familiar face. Suddenly, he and Noor are back in his grandfather's house. Jacob doesn't know how they escaped from V's loop, but he does know one thing for certain: Caul has returned. Risen from the Library of Souls, Caul and his apocalyptic agenda seem unstoppable. Only one hope remains--deliver Noor to the meeting place of the seven prophesied ones, if they can decipher its secret location"-- Provided by publisher.

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Don't call the wolf

Don't call the wolf

Ross, Aleksandra, author
2020

"A fantasy about a dark forest besieged by monsters--and the wild queen who has sworn to drive them out. A fierce young queen, neither human nor lynx, who fights to protect a forest humans have long abandoned. An exhausted young soldier, last of his name, who searches for the brother who disappeared beneath those trees without a trace. A Golden Dragon, fearsome and vengeful, whose wingbeats haunt their nightmares and their steps. When these three paths cross at the fringes of a war between monsters and men, shapeshifter queen and reluctant hero strike a deal that may finally turn the tide against the rising hordes of darkness. Ren will help Lukasz find his brother...if Lukasz promises to slay the Dragon. But promises are all too easily broken. This Eastern European fantasy debut, inspired by the Polish fairy tale The Glass Mountain, will take you on a twisting journey full of creeping tension, simmering romance, and haunting folklore."-- Provided by publisher.

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The gilded ones

The gilded ones

Forna, Namina, author
2020

Inspired by the culture of West Africa, a feminist fantasy debut traces the experiences of an intuitive girl who is invited to leave her discriminatory village to join the emperor's army of near-immortal women warriors.

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The paper girl of Paris

The paper girl of Paris

Taylor, Jordyn, author
2020

"Now: Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending the summer in Paris ... When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed. An apartment that has been locked for more than seventy years. Alice is determined to find out why the apartment was abandoned and why her grandmother never once mentioned the family she left behind when she moved to America after World War II ... However, the more time she spends digging through the mysteries of the past, the more she realizes there are secrets in the present that her family is still refusing to talk about. Then: Sixteen-year-old Adalyn doesn't recognize Paris anymore. Everywhere she looks, there are Nazis, and every day brings a new horror of life under the Occupation. When she meets Luc, the dashing and enigmatic leader of a resistance group, Adalyn feels she finally has a chance to fight back. But keeping up the appearance of being a much-admired socialite while working to undermine the Nazis is more complicated than she could have imagined."--Provided by publisher.

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Playing with fire

Playing with fire

Henry, April, author.
2021

"When a fire engulfs an Oregon forest, a group of trapped hikers must find another way out"-- Provided by publisher.

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The queen's secret

The queen's secret

De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author
2021

"When Cal and Lilac are forced to face dark forces apart, the strength of their love--and their kingdom--are put to the ultimate test."-- Provided by publisher.

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Unchosen

Unchosen

Blair, Katharyn, author.
2021

For Charlotte Holloway, the world ended twice. The first was when her childhood crush, Dean, fell in love -- with her older sister. The second was when the Crimson, a curse spread through eye contact, turned the majority of humanity into flesh-eating monsters. Neither end of the world changed Charlotte. She's still in the shadows of her siblings. Her popular older sister, Harlow, now commands forces of survivors. And her talented younger sister, Vanessa, is the Chosen One -- who, legend has it, can end the curse. When their settlement is raided by those seeking the Chosen One, Charlotte makes a reckless decision to save Vanessa: she takes her place as prisoner. The word spreads across the seven seas -- the Chosen One has been found. But when Dean's life is threatened and a resistance looms on the horizon, the lie keeping Charlotte alive begins to unravel. She'll have to break free, forge new bonds, and choose her own destiny if she has any hope of saving her sisters, her love, and maybe even the world. Because sometimes the end is just a new beginning.

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