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New Teen Books: May 2017

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Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

The daughter of a prominent samurai in feudal Japan is targeted by a dangerous gang of bandits who want to prevent her political marriage, a situation that compels her to disguise herself as a boy and infiltrate the gang's ranks in order to stop the individual behind the plot. Flame in the Mist, book 1 Star Review

Release date: 5/16/2017

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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Emma is torn between her passion for Julian and her need to protect him from the consequences of a forbidden romantic partnership, a situation challenged by her relationship with Mark and his efforts to regain his Shadowhunter capabilities. Dark Artifices, book 2

Release date: 5/23/2017

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Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

Planning the most epic party her community has ever seen for graduation, Vic organizes secret activities based on getting revenge, securing her crush's affections and humiliating rivals, who end up turning the tables in unexpected ways.

Release date: 5/02/2017

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Grit by Gillian French

Developing a bad reputation when her need to escape leads her to stay out late and have fun in ways not associated with "good girl behavior," 17-year-old Darcy is cruelly nominated for a festival princess competition and struggles with secrets about the disappearance of her erstwhile best friend. debut Star Review

Release date: 5/16/2017

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Senior Lara Jean helps her father plan his wedding while pursuing options for college and wondering how graduation will change her relationship with her boyfriend. To All the Boys I've Loved Before, book 3

Release date: 5/02/2017

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A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge

When Neverfell, who has no memory, arrives in Caverna, her facial expressions make her very dangerous to the people who live with blank faces or pay dearly to learn to simulate emotions. Star Review 2012 c. British

Release date: 5/09/2017

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The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Looking forward to working at Bible camp alongside her boyfriend, Lucy struggles with her affections and her faith in the wake of her mother's cancer recurrence and switches to working at a camp for troubled kids, where among diverse co-workers she manages the emergence of family secrets and pursues a different understanding of grace. Star Review

Release date: 5/16/2017

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The Battlemage by Taran Matharu

Pursued by Wyvern Riders and the albino orc Khan through the ether, Fletcher and his Vocans Academy classmates uncover clues about traitors in their midst and Fletcher's demon, Ignatius, in a race against time to survive the region's poisonous environment. conclusion Summoner Trilogy, book 3

Release date: 5/02/2017

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Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Struggling with the loss of her home and her dysfunctional family after Hurricane Katrina, gay teen Ramona finds solace in a new swimming hobby while developing confusing feelings for a boy who challenges her perceptions. Star Review

Release date: 5/09/2017

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Star Wars Rogue One: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

A group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star in this adaptation of stand-alone film, Rogue One.

Release date: 5/02/2017

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The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye

The new Imperial Enchanter Vika struggles with dangers in her once-coveted position while Pasha grapples with disputes about his legitimacy and Nikolai considers how far he is willing to go to return to the world. Crown's Game, book 2

Release date: 5/16/2017

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The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

Fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in a hospital not knowing how she was injured, and soon befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her, and later, when a body is discovered, she experiences the prejudices his family has endured and tries to keep them from being framed for the crime. prequel Code Name Verity, Star Review

Release date: 5/02/2017