Reviewed by: The Fictionista

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

Published January 10, 2012 by Dutton Books

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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Glass Houses
by Rachel Caine

Published October 6, 2006 by NAL Jam

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.

When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.

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Warm Bodies
by Isaac Marion

Published April 26, 2011 by Atria Books

R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.

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Starcrossed
by Josephine Angelini

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Published May 31, 2011 by HarperTeen

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Living in a small town like Nantucket has made it difficult for Helen Hamilton to blend into the background. She has known she's different her whole life, but it's getting harder to hide that fact from everyone else. Nightmares of walking through a desert leave her exhausted the next morning and visions of haunting women leave her wondering about her sanity. Then the Delos family moves to town, and things become even weirder. Little does Helen know that she and Lucas Delos are destined to play important roles in an ever- repeating tragedy.

Helen's history reveals some answers and a lot more questions as she is forced to re-examine things she thought only myth. The Fates have tied Helen and Lucas together but they are also pulling them apart...

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Blood by K.J. Wignall

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Published September 27, 2011 by EgmontUSA

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Will of Mercia has lived for seven hundred and fifty years. Attacked and turned when he was sixteen, he has seen the centuries come and go, bringing with them great change. He has lived apart from humanity, a lonely solitary existence. Until now...

Eloise is a runaway with a sharp tongue and beautiful eyes. Will knows she is somehow linked to his future, to his destiny. He also knows he can never be with her the way he wants, but that will not stop him from protecting her. You see, there is evil infiltrating the city and all events are leading to a great reckoning... one which Will and Eloise may not survive.

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White Cat by Holly Black

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Published February 8, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Being the only non worker in a family full of curse workers has left Cassel on the outside. When the touch of a hand means having your emotions, your memories, or your luck tampered with, you learn to be cautious. Oh, and curse work is illegal, which makes his whole family criminals including Cassel, who killed his best friend Lila.

Now he is trying his best to live a 'normal' life, as a 'regular' guy.  Reality intrudes when he begins sleepwalking during terrifying nightmare featuring a mysterious white cat. There are also his brothers, who are keeping secrets and behaving oddly. To get to the bottom of it, Cassel must unlock the memories from his past. But how do you out-con a con?

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Published May 3, 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books

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In Dystopian Chicago citizens are divided into 5 virtuous factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). Each citizen, on their sixteenth birthday, must undergo placement testing and make the final choice of which faction they will join.
Beatrice Prior is a sixteen year old facing that decision. She can remain with her family and the life she has always known, or she can become the person she has longed to be, but not both. The choice she makes that fateful day surprises everyone, most especially herself.

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Venomous by Christopher Krovatin

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Published March 8, 2011 by Atheneum

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Venomous was a very good book. It's about a boy with a very serious anger problem. His name is Locke Vinette and his anger is known as 'the Venom'. It takes him over and he does things normal people just wouldn't do, violent things. Don't get me wrong - the people who suffer at the Venom's wrath pretty much deserve it but it gets Locke into a lot of trouble and scares his friends and family. But Locke's life is about to change all because of one pretty, broken Goth girl named Renée.

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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Published June 1, 2010 by Scholastic Paperbacks

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For six years Sam has watched and waited. In the woods behind her house, Grace has observed the wolves. A familiar yellow-eyed wolf keeps coming back and she is sure she must know it somehow. Sam lives with his feet in two worlds. In the cold, deep winters he lives as a wolf but when the warmth of summer shines down, he returns to being a boy.
He has loved Grace from afar, but will he have the courage to approach her? Will their love be enough to keep Sam human even through the coldest days? Has Grace finally found the place where she belongs?

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My Soul to Steal by
Rachel Vincent

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Published January 1, 2011 by Harlequin Teen

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Kaylee Cavanaugh has been through a lot since finding out she is a bean sidhe. She is struggling to move on after her boyfriend's betrayal, to forgive and forget. Enter Nash's ex-girlfriend, Sabine. She is a new transfer to their school and she makes it very clear to Kaylee that she still wants Nash for her own. Meanwhile someone or something is killing off teachers at the school and the Cavanaugh's newest houseguest Alec seems to be hiding something big. All is fair in love and war, but will Sabine take things too far? And how can Kaylee learn to trust Nash again? It may not matter if they can't figure out what is making everyone at the school go crazy...

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