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New Teen Books: February 2017

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King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

With Mare powerless as a prisoner of Maven Calore, the boy she once loved, her rebel Reds continue to organize and train as they prepare for war, while exiled prince Cal sets out to rescue Maven from captivity.

Release date: 2/07/2017

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Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer

When four fans jokingly invite a world-famous kid actor on a cross-country trip, his surprising acceptance leads to a paparazzi-laden adventure of friendship, loss and revelations.

Release date: 2/28/2017

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The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

The time-traveler's daughter Nix confronts a terrible choice about her relationship with thief Kash when she learns that she is destined to lose the person she most loves. Girl from Everywhere, book 2

Release date: 2/28/2017

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Running away to college and shutting out everyone from her life in California after a traumatic summer that nobody else knows about, Marin is forced to confront what happened during a lonely, fateful winter break. Star Reviews

Release date: 2/14/2017

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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

A 16-year-old girl with bipolar disorder struggles to navigate a new relationship that conflicts with her tendency to push others away, an effort that is complicated by a former friend and the truth about how their relationship ended.

Release date: 2/07/2017

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The Free by Lauren McLaughlin

Landing in juvenile detention for petty thefts committed to support his younger sister, Isaac, the son of an alcoholic parent, finds himself in a dangerous environment surrounded by gangs and violent offenders, where in the guise of a role-playing exercise writing down his "crime story“ and acting it out, he begins to recall a disturbing repressed memory.

Release date: 2/28/2017

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The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine

A follow-up based on the fairy tale "Rumpelstiltskin" and follows the efforts of an illegitimate princess who, in an effort to escape her twin brother's fate, trains to be a fighter so that she can defeat an evil wish granter. Ravenspire, book 2

Release date: 2/14/2017

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Lifeblood by Gena Showalter

Having chosen her realm in the Everlife, Ten faces the consequences of her decision and endeavors to save her Secondlife while the war between Troika and Myriad rages, a situation that is further complicated by Ten's inability to forget Killian. Everlife, book 2

Release date: 2/28/2017

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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. debut Star Reviews

Release date: 2/28/2017

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Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Unexpectedly elevated to the throne when a devastating massacre ends the lives of those in succession before her, Freya is targeted by manipulative nobles and corrupt councilors while she struggles to identify the assassins.

Release date: 2/21/2017

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The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale

Raised by strict, devout people after soul eaters attacked her village and spared only the children, Alys grows up longing for the freedom of the forest while hiding a gift that would mark her as a witch.

Release date: 2/28/2017

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Velocity by Chris Wooding

Dynamic as a pair because of respective strengths that make them a formidable drag racing team, best friends Cassica and Shiara set their sights on winning the year's biggest, most dangerous race only to find their efforts challenged by fundamental personal differences. Star Reviews

Release date: 2/28/2017