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Do you ever feel like you’re living in the wrong universe? Raised by her recently deceased aunt Magnolia, Jane has lived a mostly ordinary life. But when her old friend, the glamorous Kiran Thrash, invites her to a gala at the Thrash family’s island mansion, her story takes a sharp turn. The mysterious house offers Jane five choices that will help her determine the course of her life, but every choice comes with a price. Part gothic thriller, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part spy-novel-art-heist mystery, Jane, Unlimited (Kathy Dawson, $18.99) by Kristin Cashore is one of the most brilliantly plotted novels you’ll read all year. Ages 14-18.

 

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ISBN: 9780803741492
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - September 19th, 2017

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In the world of Kos, the wealthy use the poor to absolve themselves of guilt and sin. Seventeen-year-old Taj is an aki, or sin-eater, supporting his destitute family by ingesting the sins of the royal family. Beasts Made of Night (Razorbill, $17.99) that physically embody his clients’ depravity imbed in Taj’s mind and form tattoos on his body. When he unwittingly becomes entrenched in a conspiracy to destroy Kos, he must decide to fight injustice. Debut author Tochi Onyebuchi creates a unique fantasy with lush detail, Nigerian influences, and underlying themes of betrayal and loyalty. Complex characters, dark magic, and adventure are hallmarks of this spirited tale. Ages 14-18.

 

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ISBN: 9780448493909
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Published: Razorbill - October 31st, 2017

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Dita is determined to prove to everyone—and herself— that she is brave. But she is facing one of the most disturbingly cruel environments humanity has ever wreaked: Auschwitz. When the handsome Fredy Hirsch offers her a dangerous opportunity to become The Librarian of Auschwitz (Henry Holt, $19.99), guarding the eight books that have been smuggled into the camp, she accepts despite the risk of being caught. Then Dr. Josef Mengele, known as the Angel of Death for his depraved human experiments, tells Dita he has his eye on her. This is a whole new level of terror, and Dita goes to tell Fredy what has happened and ask for his advice when she overhears a conversation that causes her to question her loyalty. Antonio Iturbe interviewed Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus to create a fictionalized account of her experience, a masterful work that translator Lilit Thwaites has now brought to an English-speaking audience. Ages 14-18.

 

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By Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781627796187
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 10th, 2017

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