Young Adult

Waterwight

Waterwight
Title: Waterwight
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Published: February 29, 2016
Author's Twitter: @LeadvilleLaurel
In a post-cataclysmic world threatened by stinking ooze, a brave girl searches for her missing parents with the help of talking animals and evolving powers. When a mountain spirit challenges her to save the planet, she and a flying frog must overcome a magical, malicious castle of sand and a shapeshifter who wants her dead.

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The Mighty

The Mighty
Title: The Mighty
Published: February 3, 2016
He's not crazy. Honest, he's not. He's just Wyatt. Wyatt the Mighty. Fifteen-year-old Wyatt has been sent to a treatment center for "disturbed youth." No one understands him. He wants nothing more than to escape from it all. And he does. Through a magic he doesn't understand, he finds himself in Hagion, a realm of fantastical creatures and immense wonder. He quickly finds himself in the company of a runaway warrior and two Children--a strange…

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Memories of Ash

Memories of Ash
Title: Memories of Ash
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Published: May 30, 2016
Author's Twitter: @IntisarKhanani
In the year since she cast her sunbolt, Hitomi has recovered only a handful of memories. But the truths of the past have a tendency to come calling, and an isolated mountain fastness can offer only so much shelter. When the High Council of Mages summons Brigit Stormwind to stand trial for treason, Hitomi knows her mentor won’t return—not with Arch Mage Blackflame behind the charges. Armed only with her magic and her wits, Hitomi…

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The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman
Title: The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman
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Published: December 13, 2015
Author's Twitter: @tweety_robin
Moral allegory, mysticism, and lyrical prose, THE IMPROBABLE WONDERS OF MOOJIE LITTLEMAN tells the story of an orphan boy who is sent to St. Isidore’s Fainting Goat Dairy, where he learns about “family” through a series of extraordinary misadventures with outcasts from an alternate universe. His determination to belong fuels his self-mastery, and a surprising destiny awaits him if he can survive one last terrifying trial.    

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Thrall

Thrall
Title: Thrall
Published: June 1, 2012
Author's Twitter: @jennq
When 16-year old Braedyn learns she’s a descendent of Lilith–the mother of all demons—she is swept into an ancient war with no easy answers.   Welcome to Braedyn Murphy’s life. She’s a typical—if shy—sophomore navigating the slings and arrows of high school life with her two best friends, Royal and Cassie. Then a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door, and Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time. But Braedyn’s…

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The Last of the Firedrakes

The Last of the Firedrakes
Title: The Last of the Firedrakes
Published: August 15, 2015
Author's Twitter: @FarahOomerbhoy
16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad. Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms–including killing anyone who stands in her way.…

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Paladin

Paladin
Title: Paladin
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Published: May 14, 2015
Author's Twitter: @sallyroseslater
Brash, cocky, and unbeatable with a sword (well, almost), Sam of Haywood is the most promising Paladin trainee in the kingdom of Thule… and knows it. The only problem is that Sam is really Lady Samantha, daughter of a duke, and if anyone finds her out, she’ll be marrying a Paladin, not becoming one. But Sam has never held much interest in playing damsel-in-distress, and so she rescues herself from a lifetime of boredom and…

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The Dragons’ Chosen

The Dragons’ Chosen
Title: The Dragons’ Chosen
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Published: January 1, 2016
Author's Twitter: @Gwen_fntsy_writ
The dragons came from beyond the Crystal Mountains, demanding a virgin sacrifice… and Princess Genevieve learns she’s it when she’s handed a golden token – the mark of the chosen. Genevieve accepts her fate. She must, in order to save her kingdom. But the journey to her final destiny is complicated by the arrival of Chris, a 1970s Berkeley co-ed. To Chris, the whole scenario reeks of deception. Where she comes from, corsets are for…

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Western Desert

Western Desert
Title: Western Desert
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Published: June 21, 2013
Author's Twitter: @pjsharon
In post-apocalyptic 2057, genetically enhanced teens Lily Carmichael and Will Callahan must journey across a sun-ravaged U.S. to the Western desert on a dangerous rescue mission.   WESTERN DESERT, Book Two in The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy, takes off where WANING MOON ends. Genetically enhanced sixteen-year-old Lily Carmichael, and seventeen-year-old Will Callahan embark on a journey across a sun-ravaged and decimated US in the year 2057, bound for the Western Desert on a dangerous…

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