Masterminds by Gordon Korman. Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. Eli has never left Serenity. Then one day, he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known.
The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents. Sylvie and Jules, Jules and Sylvie. Jules is devastated, but she refuses to believe what all the others believe, that—like their mother—her sister is gone forever. At the very same time, in the shadow world, a shadow fox is born—half of the spirit world, half of the animal world. She too is fast—faster than fast—and she senses danger.
And when Jules believes one last wish rock for Sylvie needs to be thrown into the river, the human and shadow worlds collide. But in truth, Michael is extremely special—he has electric powers.
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Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers. A communications blackout with Earth hits, and all of Perses is on its own for three months. But they never prepared for an attack. Landers, as the attackers are called, obliterate the colony to steal the metal and raw ore. Now in a race against time, Christopher, along with a small group of survivors, are forced into the maze of mining tunnels.
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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. From Amazon: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air.
Or was he a boy? But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…. Need by Joelle Charbonneau. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox.
Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own.
They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people.
Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles. From Amazon: Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger—the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse—or so it seems.
Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern.
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Unless, of course, one looks a little closer—and reads between the lines. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons.
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As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal. Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible. But then tragedy strikes- and Fern feels not only more alone than ever, but also responsible for the accident that has wrenched her family apart.
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But last November, my voice finally dropped and I grew all this hair and then I got stupid fast. Fast like a donkey. Now they want me, the guy they used to call Squirrel Nut, to try out for the football team. With the jocks. But will that fix my mom? Make my brother stop dressing like a pirate? Most important, will it get me girls-especially Aleah? So I train. And I run. And I wonder what will happen when I finally have to stop.
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One thing is for sure: these are not normal burps, they are magic burps—and they must be stopped! But how? The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see.
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