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The boys who challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

Hoose, Phillip M., 1947- author.

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The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

The Legend of Zelda : a link to the past

Ishinomori, Shò„tarò„, 1938-1998, author.


Loosely follows the plot of the Super Entertainment System game The Legends of Zelda : a Link to the past, some new twists and characters were added to preserve the element of surprise and add to the dramatic flow.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

The sacred lies of Minnow Bly

Oakes, Stephanie (Young adult author)


A handless teen escapes from a cult, only to find herself in juvenile detention and suspected of knowing who murdered her cult leader.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Hold me like a breath : once upon a crime family

Schmidt, Tiffany, author.


Penny Landlow, seventeen, the overprotected daughter of a powerful crime family, has rarely left the family estate due to a blood disorder, but when tragedy strikes and she's left alone in New York City, she must prove she's not as fragile as everyone believes.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

I am Princess X

Priest, Cherie, author.


Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing around Seattle.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

The witch hunter

Boecker, Virginia, author.


Set in an alternative 16th-century England, Elizabeth Grey is the only girl in the king's elite group of witch hunters. When she's framed for being a witch herself, Elizabeth finds freedom at the hands of the world's most wanted wizard and her loyalties are tested.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Deception's pawn

Friesner, Esther M., author.


Maeve begins her royal fosterage but her new companions are full of secrets and jealousy, her only friends are an elderly lady-in-waiting and Kian, the prince who rescued her kestrel, Ea, and her future promises only household management and childbearing until someone from her past brings a message about her true love.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

In the hand of the goddess

Pierce, Tamora.


Pursuing her desire to be a knight, Alanna learns many things in her role as squire to Prince Jonathan, but fears Duke Roger, an ambitious sorcerer with whom she knows she will one day have to deal.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library

Amazing feats

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Read about the most astounding achievements. Meet the brave volcano chaser, the professional camel jumpers, and the man who skydived from the edge of space to Earth!

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library

Sea of shadows

Armstrong, Kelley, author.


Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of the spirits, they lead an annual trip into the Forest of the Dead. But this year, their trip goes dreadfully wrong; it seems that the mythical shadow stalkers are not only real; they have been unleashed in the forest, massacring all who enter. Moria and Asyhn are separated, and strike out to solve the mystery of the shadow stalkers.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library

I am Pusheen the cat

Belton, Claire, author.


Pusheen is a pleasantly plump cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. Now, Pusheen is ready to make the leap from digital to print in her first comic collection! Learn what makes her purr and find out why millions of people have already fallen in love with this naughty, adorable kitty.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library

The Amulet of Samarkand

Stroud, Jonathan.


Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library


McCaffrey, Anne.


Dragonsong, the first volume in the Harper Hall Trilogy, is the enchanting tale of how Menolly of Half Circle Hold became Pern's first female Harper, and rediscovered the legendary fire lizards who helped to save her world.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library

Beauty queens

Bray, Libba.


When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Headley, Maria Dahvana, 1977- author.


Aza Ray Boyle's life has been defined by a unique lung disease and her evolving friendship with Jason, but just before her sixteenth birthday, she's swept up into the sky-bound world of Magonia and discovers her true identity.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library

The girl with all the gifts

Carey, M. R., 1959- author.


Not every gift is a blessing. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh. Melanie is a very special girl. Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, The girl with all the gifts is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library

Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel

Asher, Jay, 1975-


When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library

Love letters to the dead : a novel

Dellaira, Ava.


When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she begins to spill about her sister's mysterious death, her mother's departure from the family, her new friends, and her first love.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library

The Alex crow

Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-


The story of Ariel, a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber, the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century, and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library

The secrets we keep

Leaver, Trisha, author.


When her identical twin sister Maddy is killed in a car accident, seventeen-year-old Ella assumes Maddy's life, only to discover that it was filled with dark secrets.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


VanderMeer, Jeff.


Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library

Infinite sky

Flood, C. J.


After her mother leaves and her brother and father grow increasingly distant, thirteen-year-old Iris finds solace and friendship in Trick, a fourteen-year-old gypsy boy.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library

The Scar Boys : a novel

Vlahos, Len.


Written as a college admission essay, eighteen-year-old Harry Jones recounts a childhood defined by the hideous scars he hid behind, and how forming a band brought self-confidence, friendship, and his first kiss.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library

The vigilante poets of Selwyn Academy

Hattemer, Kate.


When a sleazy reality television show takes over Ethan's arts academy, he and his friends concoct an artsy plan to take it down.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library

An uncertain choice

Hedlund, Jody, author.


Due to her parents' promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, shortly before her birthday, a friend of her father's enters the kingdom and proclaims her parents' will left a second choice -- if Rosemarie can marry before the eve of her eighteenth year, she will be exempt from the ancient vow. Before long, Rosemarie is presented with the three most handsome and brave knights in the land. But when the knights' arrival results in a series of attacks within her land, she begins to wonder if the convent is the best place after all. If only one of the knights -- the one who appears the most guilty -- had not already captured her heart.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library

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