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New Teen Books: March 2017

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The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Tea's gift for death magic means that she is a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community, but when an older bone witch trains her to become an asha--one who can wield elemental magic--Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice in the face of danger as dark forces approach. Book 1, Star Review

Release date: 3/07/2017

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Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Accidentally breaking her sister's debutante spell, a 16-year-old non-magical girl from a powerful magic-wielding family is exiled to her father's native home in Hungary, where she confronts a difficult choice upon discovering her own latent power. Blood Rose Rebellion, book 1

Release date: 3/28/2017

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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Desperate to uncover the Sultan's secrets by spying on his court, gunslinger Amani is taken captive by the forces of the Sultan, whose agenda seems less tyrannical than originally believed. Rebel of the Sands, book 2, Star Review

Release date: 3/07/2017

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Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg

The newly elected baseball team captain and scholarship recipient, Ben Carver is fighting passionate feelings for two very different people while endeavoring to figure out his true self. Openly Straight sequel, Star Reviews

Release date: 3/28/2017

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Night Witches by Kathryn Lasky

Grounded by Hitler's German forces when Stalingrad is invaded, 15-year-old pilot Valya escapes to join her older sister's brigade of female pilots, the Night Witches, that launch a high-risk mission to cripple Nazi forces.

Release date: 3/28/2017

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Freya by Matthew Laurence

Enduring a routine existence when nonbelief causes her to be relegated to a mental hospital in Florida, Norse goddess Freya is offered unlimited power by a shadowy corporation and teams up with a young orderly to take down the evil company while making a spectacular comeback. Freya, book 1, Star Review

Release date: 3/14/2017

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The Stone House by Patrick Ness

Don't go near the house, whatever you do. It wants the lonely, the lost, the vulnerable. It wants you. Tanya keeps having bad dreams about the old stone house around the corner from Coal Hill School—and a girl trapped there, screaming and terrified. Class (created by Ness; written by A. K. Benedict)

Release date: 3/07/2017

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The End of Oz by Danielle Paige

Whisked away by the magical Road of Yellow Brick, Amy embarks on a dubious journey in search of help in the aftermath of a devastating betrayal and news that Dorothy may not have been defeated after all. Dorothy Must Die, book 4

Release date: 3/14/2017

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Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

Murdered every two years by the same mysterious person before waking up unhurt with all evidence erased, Min resolves to end the violent cycle before uncovering a conspiracy involving her classmates, a boy who suffers from destructive nightmares and a giant asteroid on a collision course with the Earth. Project Nemesis, book 1, Star Reviews

Release date: 3/21/2017

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Having believed he was happy with his place in the loving Mexican-American family he shares with his adoptive gay father, Sal's past unexpectedly haunts him, and life-changing events make him angry and uncertain when his senior year arrives and he realizes that he wants to know more about his biological origins. Star Reviews

Release date: 3/07/2017

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

A guilt-ridden hero, a dreamer librarian and a girl with dangerous powers will combat monsters and treachery in the aftermath of a war between gods and men. Book 1, Star Reviews

Release date: 3/28/2017

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The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Loving her golden-boy football star brother all of her life, misfit Wing is devastated by a car accident that ends two lives and leaves her brother, who was drinking and driving, in a coma, a situation that places the family in financial peril and prompts Wing to discover her own athletic talents.

Release date: 3/14/2017