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Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.   Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity's first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she's owed for a long time.   So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can't say no.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She's for sure going to Stanford. But-- she's a disaster in romance, and her botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends.

Girl Code

A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017 Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous.


Outside the palace of Versailles, it's modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it's the eighteenth century--with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it's about to become a very beautiful prison.


Danica planned to use beauty, blackmail, and a glittering drug to control her own fate. Her escape from the twisted world of the Palace of Versailles was perfectly orchestrated and paid for. Or so she thought.

The Hate U Give

 #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important."  "A powerful, in-your-face novel." Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. 

Girl in Snow

"From its startling opening line right through to its stunning conclusion, Girl in Snow is a perfectly paced and tautly plotted thriller. Danya Kukafka's misfit characters are richly drawn, her prose is both elegant and eerie--this is an incredibly accomplished debut."

Here We Are

Forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance to gender identity to intersectionality to the greatest girl friendships in fiction. Together, they share diverse perspectives on and insights into what feminism means and what it looks like.


Welcome, welcome toCaraval--Stephanie Garber's sweeping tale of the unbreakable bond between two sisters.It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world... Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father.

The Darkest Minds

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp."

Never Fade

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children's League call Ruby "Leader", but she knows what she really is: a monster. When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children's League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America's children-and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts-has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future-and who now wouldn't recognize her. As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam-and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart-she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

Bamboo People

Chiko isn't a fighter by nature. He's a book-loving Burmese boy whose father, a doctor, is in prison for resisting the government. Tu Reh, on the other hand, wants to fight for freedom after watching Burmese soldiers destroy his Karenni family's home and bamboo fields. When Chiko is forced into the Burmese army and subsequently injured on a mission, the boys' lives intersect.

Gracefully Grayson

"Tenderly and courageously told, Gracefully Grayson is a small miracle of a book. Its story is so compelling I found myself holding my breath as I read it and so intimate I felt as if what was happening to Grayson was happening to me.

How to Break a Boy

What makes a mean girl mean? Find out in this compelling and compulsively readable debut novel filled with revenge and romance in a small southern town.

Before We Were Yours

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge--until strangers arrive in force.

The Leavers

One morning, Deming Guo's mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon--and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her.  With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson.

The Way Back from Broken

Rakmen Cannon's life is turning out to be one sucker punch after another. His baby sister died in his arms, his parents are on the verge of divorce, and he's flunking out of high school. The only place he fits in is with the other art therapy kids stuck in the basement of Promise House, otherwise known as support group central. Not that he wants to be there. Talking doesn't bring back the dead.

Cruel Beauty

The romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the adventure of Graceling in this dazzling fantasy novel about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Crimson Bound

An exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood and the extravagant court of Versailles, from the author of Cruel Beauty.

Restore Me

The girl with the power to kill with a single touch now has the world in the palm of her hand. Juliette and Warner's story continues in the electrifying fourth installment of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series.

Turtles All the Way Down

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis.

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

"I've left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don't, put the book back on the shelf, please."   16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares.

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers watched the couple fall in love in Dash & Lily's Book of Dares.

Given to the Sea

Kings and Queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising--and cannot be escaped.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters

What power can bruise the sky? Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.

25 Books to Read If You Love Game of Thrones

A Wizard of Earthsea

"Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons finally got some major airtime on this season of Game of Thrones. If you’re hungry for more, you would do well to check out Ursula K. Le Guin’s signature fantasy series, since her dragons especially are a source of wonder. They are powerful, mysterious, clever, dangerous – and above all, beautiful." C.Holub

The Iron King

"George R. R. Martin himself referred to this series as “the original Game of Thrones.” Though there are no dragons to be found in this 1955 series, the books share Martin’s love of history in all its blood-soaked intrigue." C. Holub

The Bear and the Nightingale

"As the characters of Westeros struggle for survival agains the white walkers, blue-eyed ice demons also haunt this story of Vasilia, a Russian girl living at the edge of the wilderness who must battle familial and political forces even as nightmarish forces approach on the horizon." C. Holub

Red Queen

"Magic and class collide in this tale of a world divided into two factions: The superhuman Silver elite and the great Red masses. Mare Barrow finds herself caught between them, and, like Thrones’ best self-made characters, must use all her wits and powers to come out on top of a complex system." C. Holub

The White Queen

"The ongoing feud in Westeros between House Stark and House Lannister draws a lot from the real-life War of the Roses. This novel goes right to the source in its rendition of Elizabeth Woodville, who rose from obscurity to eventually become Queen of England and a decisive player in that conflict." C. Holub

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

"By the time of season 7, Game of Thrones’ scope has narrowed significantly to focus on a few key characters and locations. That claustrophobic fantasy is similar to Jemisin’s debut novel, in which a familial power struggle takes place over the span of just a few weeks inside one mystical city.: C. Holub

The Pillars of the Earth

"This account of the meticulous construction of a massive Gothic cathedral shares the fusion of historical events with human intrigue that fans have come to love from Game of Thrones." C. Holub


"Fans of Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons will delight in this series, which centralizes the dragonrider bond and made McCaffrey the first woman to win both a Nebula and Hugo, science fiction’s most prestigious awards." C. Holub

The Sword of Shannara

"Like Martin, Brooks was heavily influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. His saga of the fantastic Four Lands is one of the touchstones of modern fantasy. Thanks to its successful adaptation, Shannara has joined Game of Thrones on the TV fantasy landscape as well." C. Holub

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

"Like Martin, Clarke brilliantly mixes high fantasy with British politics and culture. Her cast of characters is a lot smaller than Martin’s sprawling epic, but they are each fully realized in their tragic struggles with magic — in all its beauty and horror."
C. Holub

The Half-Drowned King

"The Greyjoys are one of the most vicious factions in all of Westeros. Hartsuyker’s novel is set entirely in their kind of world, in which Viking warriors, maidens, and families collide in a bloody struggle for supremacy. "
C. Holub

The Silmarillion

"Majestic!...readers of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS...will find THE SILMARILLION a cosmology to call their own...medieval romances, fierce fairy tales and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic overwhelms the reader." TIME Those interested in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth should not be without this grand volume that tells the tragic tale of the struggle for control of the Silmarils, a struggle that would determine the history of the world long before the War of the Ring." C. Holub

Shadow and Claw

Westeros inhabitants staring down an apocalyptic winter could find a sympathetic ear in Severian, who hails from a future Earth where the sun has dimmed and everything is colder. Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow would also surely respect Severian’s relentless journey from journeyman torturer to the ends of the earth. C. Holub

The Buried Giant*

"In the wake of war, a mysterious plague of amnesia has struck Britain, causing an elderly couple to forget about their son even as they search for him in the wreckage. The fusion of British history, fantasy, and anti-war philosophy should be familiar to Thrones fans." C. Holub

Iron Council

"As with Westeros, China Mieville’s fictional city of New Crobuzon is an amazing nexus where fantasy, history, and politics collide. All three of his novels set in or around that magnificent steampunk metropolis are worth reading, but Game of Thrones fans will particularly delight in the more political third volume (though fans of House Greyjoy will also enjoy The Scar and its democratic pirate city)." C. Holub

The Collapsing Empire

"Though it is science fiction rather than fantasy, Scalzi’s newest series also paints a world where power is divided into royal families with unique territories and advantages, whose members stop at nothing to kill, seduce, and outwit their way into an advantage over their rivals, even as massive environmental disaster threatens in the background. " C. Holub


"Like Arya Stark, noblewoman Alanna of Trebond pretends to be a boy in order to receive martial training. She too eventually becomes one of the greatest warriors in her land. " C. Holub

The Name of the Wind

"Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rothfuss’ series is probably set to be the next big multimedia fantasy adaptation. To prepare, check out the series praised by both Martin and Terry Brooks, in which the dangerous young wizard Kvothe tells his own story."
C. Holub

The Last Wish

"Although it’s become most famous as a video game franchise, Sapkowski’s bloody saga of a powerful assassin and the child he is sworn to protect (think of Arya and any of her older mentors in murder) retains its full power in literary form."  C. Holub


"After years of ruling the land, the humans of Shadowmarch enter a new era when the “Shadowline” to their north starts moving – and with it, an angry army of fairies determined for vengeance. The tale will obviously sound familiar to all the Westeros inhabitants now in the path of the Night King’s army as it marches through the shattered Wall." C. Holub

The Warded Man

Humans are not as strong as they once were, but the forces of night and darkness are stronger than ever. Just as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen work to marshal their limited resources against the threat of the white walkers, so Arlen, Leesha, and Rojer struggle to finally save humanity from the demonic corelings.

The Darkness That Comes Before

Game of Thrones isn’t all tits and dragons; characters with a comprehensive and charismatic philosophy, such as Melisandre and the High Septon, have been able to exert great influence in Westeros. Anasûrimbor Kellhus, too, tries using his personal philosophy (though his is based in rationality) to take control of a dangerous holy war.


As Game of Thrones has shown over and over, no hero is safe from intrigue and treachery. Penman’s novel applies that insight to King Richard III and the story of his struggle to reclaim the Holy Land in the Third Crusade.

The King Must Die

"Game of Thrones infused the fantasy genre with real human emotions and motivations. Renault does the same to the legend of Theseus, emphasizing the human flaws that defined one of the greatest Greek heroes." C. Holub





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