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Afterworlds

Scott Westerfeld

From Westerfeld, author of the hugely popular Uglies and Leviathan series, comes a novel-within-a-novel. Told in alternating chapters, it's the story of 18-year-old Darcy Patel who has just signed a contract to publish her novel and Lizzie Scofield, who escapes a terrorist attack by crossing into the afterworld and is actually the subject of Darcy's book. Over the course of a year, Darcy moves to New York, finishes her novel, faces critics, and falls in love. Lizzie's story is more explosive, but like Darcy, she too falls in love. When a new threat surfaces, Lizzie's special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most.

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Falls the Shadow

Stefanie Gaither

Gaither’s debut is a sci-fi thriller about a future world devastated by war and disease where some parents are fortunate enough to secure their children's legacy through cloning. It's been four years since Cate Benson's older sister Violet died and her clone seems to be an almost perfect copy of the original. But as time goes on, Violet's behavior becomes more and more outrageous and she may have murdered the most popular girl in school. When she disappears, Cate sets out to find Violet and ends up dangerously close to a secret that threatens her entire way of life.

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I'll Give You the Sun

Jandy Nelson

From the author of The Sky is Everywhere (2010) comes a story of first love and family loss. Twins Noah and Jude are inseparable and both are talented artists who struggle with their sexuality. At 13, Noah is isolated, draws constantly and is falling in love with the boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking because something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways. If they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

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