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In the Dark Places - Cally Black
Call Number: F BAL
ISBN: 9781760128647
Publication Date: 2017
Before the Crowpeople, Tamara knew what she had to do. Stay silent. Stay hidden. And keep her baby cousin Gub a secret. But after, Tamara knows nothing. Not why the Crowpeople killed everyone but her. Not whether Gub survived. And not what the Crowpeople will do with her now. But they don't know that Tamara is a fighter. And she'll do whatever it takes to stay alive.

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Falling from Grace - Jane Godwin
Call Number: F GOD
ISBN: 0143302418
Publication Date: 2006
Kip, Annie, Grace, David, Ted. Five different people, one terrible night.There's a storm at Point Nepean, and the ocean has swept into the bay. Kip is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Annie is scared. David is looking. And Grace is gone.Enter Ted -- with his vintage guitars and wild ideas, he's unlike anyone Kip has ever met. As each day passes and a search is mounted, Kip cannot help asking questions -- of himself, of the people around him, of everything that happened on the night of the storm. But the biggest questions facing Kip are: Where is Grace?And who is Ted?

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Missing - Cathy MacPhail
Call Number: F MAC
ISBN: 9781408802076
Publication Date: 2009
Maxine's parents have had to confirm the identity of her brother Derek's body by the clothes he was wearing when he disappeared. So the brother who was missing is now officially dead. But then Maxine receives a telephone call from somebody saying he is her brother. Has Derek come back from the dead? Or is somebody playing a sick joke? Who on earth would be that cruel?

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Hannah's Winter - Kierin Meehan
Call Number: Y JF MEE
ISBN: 0141000449
Publication Date: 2001
When her mother takes her to Japan, Hannah would much rather be back in Australia starting secondary school with her friends.But her stay turns out to be nothing like she'd imagined, and when Hannah and Miki find an ancient message in the stationery shop, they are drawn into solving a mysterious riddle.Why do the beans go berserk at the bean-throwing festival?Who is the evil-eyed woman at Sarumaru Shrine?Why is Hannah attacked by flying donuts on the stairs?Is the ocean boy trying to tell her something?Full of intriguing, vivid characters, here is a highly original, evocative debut novel that blends fact with fantasy in a style that is both funny and touching.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick (Illustrator)  Icon
Call Number: STF F SEL
ISBN: 9780439813785
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick's lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed! ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

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Picture me gone - Meg Rasoff
Call Number: F ROS
ISBN: 9780141344041
Publication Date: 2013
Mila has a gift. She can read a room, a person, a situation ― and tell if you're happy, or pregnant, or having an affair.When her father's best friend, Matthew, goes missing, Mila joins in the search. She sees clues no one else notices, facts everyone else overlooks.But the answers refuse to line up and Matthew refuses to be found.Is there something Mila has missed? Something closer to home than she ever imagined?Critical acclaim for Meg Rosoff:'A wonderful, captivating 5 ***** writer.' Daily Telegraphy'Readers won't just read this book, they will let it possess them.' Sunday Telegraph'Mordantly funny and seemingly well written.' The Times

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Paper Towns - John Green
Call Number: F GRE
ISBN: 9781460750568
Publication Date: 2015
Quentin Jacobsen - Q to his friends - is eighteen and has always loved the edgy Margo Roth Spiegelman. As children, they'd discovered a dead body together. Now at high school, Q's nerdy while Margo is uber-cool. One night, Q is basking in the predictable boringness of his life when Margo, dressed as a ninja, persuades him to partake in several hours of mayhem. Then she vanishes. While her family shrugs off this latest disappearance, Q follows Margo's string of elaborate clues - including a poem about death. Q's friends Radar, Ben and Lacey help with the search, and a post turns up on a website: Margo will be in a certain location for the next 24 hours only. The race is on! After an epic drive through the night, they catch up with Margo, and Q learns first-hand that the way you think about a person isn't the way they actually are.

 

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Coraline - Neil Gaiman
Call Number: STF F GAI
ISBN: 9780747597308
Publication Date: 2009
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

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What's Hector McKerrow Doing These Days? - Catherine Jinks
Call Number: F JIN
ISBN: 033036233X
Publication Date: 2000
Internet-themed novel for teenage readers. When 12-year-old fan Mercy Whetton tries to make contact with 1960s hearthrob Hector McKerrow, she sparks a worldwide Internet search that soon escalates into a fierce competition to find Hector. Award-winning author's previous books include 'The Inquisitor' and 'The Notary'.

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Flash Jack - Maureen McCarthy
Call Number: F MCC
ISBN: 0141311703
Publication Date: 2001
When burglars break into Jack's house, they take all his stuff. Now he's got no skateboard, no TV, no music, nothing. All his brothers do is fight, his mum thinks they all need counselling, his dad's trying to set an example, but hey, who's interested? Jack just wants to get out of that house. So he does. And he meets Diana. And her dog. And her grandma, who wears tiger-skin bikinis. They're all pretty vicious. And suddenly, life is anything but boring.

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The Ruby in the Smoke - Phillip Pullman
Call Number: F PUL
ISBN: 9780439943666
Publication Date: 2006
Set in 1872, Sally Lockhart is sixteen and determined to discover the secrets behind her father's sudden death, even if it means putting her own life in danger as others try to stop her. As Sally searches for the answers she needs, her quest takes her from the grimy streets of London to a maharajah's Indian palace, to the opium dens of China and into a deep mystery whose heart is a priceless jewel soaked in blood.

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The Tiger in the Well - Phillip Pullman
Call Number: F PUL
ISBN: 9780439955256
Publication Date: 2007
Sally is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, with a gun if necessary, for the freedom of her family. The third instalment of the quartet.

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Disappearing act - James Moloney
Call Number: STF F MOL
ISBN: 9780732295752
Publication Date: 2014
Matt Cooper is twelve, and spends quite a bit of his time honing his magic skills and tricks. He doesn't realise that his great-grandfather, Mattheus Coperneau, was a professional magician whose career came to a disastrous end when a trick he performed backfired spectacularly. What neither Matt nor Mattheus realise is that there's an even older story behind the failure of Mattheus's 'disappearing trick' and a tragic romance is at the bottom of it all. In 1889, Joachim Tannislaus is a young scientist with a stellar career in front of him and half the girls in the small principality of Montilagus pursuing him. But Joachim loves Princess Agneta, who is also studying at the university. When he and Agneta are caught in an embrace, he is thrown into prison to perish, but Agneta gives him a dose of the potion they have been working on in secret, little knowing that the elixir has given him the possibility of eternal life. When Matt and his family return to Montilagus to clear his great-grandfather's name, Matt discovers that there's more to magic than meets the eye

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Defector - Susanne Winnacker
Call Number: F WIN
ISBN: 9781444916188
Publication Date: 2015
Tessa has made peace with her life as a Variant. She and longtime love Alec are officially a couple, and for the first time, she has everything she wants. But the air is tense at FEA headquarters. An agent has disappeared and rogue Variant organization Abel's Army is likely the culprit. When Tessa is summoned for her second mission, she is unexpectedly launched into a massive conspiracy. Her best friend Holly is kidnapped, and Tessa knows it was meant to be her. But who is after her? And more importantly, why?

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Newt's emerald - Garth Nix
Call Number: F NIX
ISBN: 9781760112653
Publication Date: 2015
n her eighteenth birthday, Lady Truthful, nicknamed “Newt,” will inherit her family’s treasure: the Newington Emerald. A dazzling heart-shaped gem, the Emerald also bestows its wearer with magical powers.

When the Emerald disappears one stormy night, Newt sets off to recover it. Her plan entails dressing up as a man, mustache included, as no well-bred young lady should be seen out and about on her own. While in disguise, Newt encounters the handsome but shrewd Major Harnett, who volunteers to help find the missing Emerald under the assumption that she is a man. Once she and her unsuspecting ally are caught up in a dangerous adventure that includes an evil sorceress, Newt realizes that something else is afoot: the beating of her heart.

 

Mystery/Crime

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Evil Genius - Catherine Jinks
Call Number: F JIN
ISBN: 1741144590
Publication Date: 2005
With a plot that twists and turns, super-villains in training, and a child prodigy as hero, this comic-book-style novel in prose is a darkly brilliant page-turner exploring the fine line between good and evil.

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The Reformed Vampire Support Group - Catherine Jinks
Call Number: F JIN
ISBN: 9781741756722
Publication Date: 2009
Fifteen-year-old Nina has been a vampire since 1973, and she's hated every day of it. But as sickly and tedious as her life has become, it takes a turn for the worse when a member of her therapy group is killed by an unknown vampire slayer. Threatened with extinction, she and her fellow vampires try to hunt down the culprit - and soon find themselves caught up in a dangerous quest full of guns, thugs and victimised werewolves.

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Truth or Dare - Celia Rees
Call Number: F REE
ISBN: 0330368753
Publication Date: 2000
When Josh explores his grandmother's house he finds an attic up a closed-off staircase. In it is a collection of strange drawings by his uncle, Patrick, who died suddenly in his teens. But he has no grave, and his name is never spoken. And Josh begins to uncover the dark truth his family has hidden for forty years.

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Ice Station - Matthew Reilly
Call Number: F REI
ISBN: 0330360892
Publication Date: 1998
After a team of American scientists at Wilkes Ice Station discover what seems to be a spaceship in a four-million-year-old cavern below the ice, two of the divers disappear while checking out the craft. Lt. Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield and his highly trained team of Marines respond to the scientists' distress signal. By the time the leathernecks reach Wilkes, three days later, one of the scientists has killed another, six more members of the Wilkes team have disappeared in the ice cave and eight French scientists from a nearby station are for some reason at the U.S. base. Would the French government kill Americans to capture a frozen UFO? Probably: six of the French "scientists" turn out to be the members of the French special forces. From that discovery onward, this first novel offers nonstop thrills as Schofield and his team fight for their lives and for those of the remaining American scientists. Against French and British commandos and a secret American spy group; against killer whales and strange aquatic mammals; and against time, for both the French and British commandos harbor "eraser" plans to wipe out all survivors in case of mission failure. Reilly's debut evokes a host of predecessors, including Jaws, The Andromeda Strain, The X-Files and the combat novels of Tom Clancy. It also echoes the work of Ian Fleming, as the outrageously heroic Schofield comes off as less a real Marine than a fantasy action figure on a par with Bond. There's not much that's original here even the set-up is reminiscent of the classic SF film The Thing, about a saucer buried in Arctic ice but Reilly doesn't really need to be original, not at the pace at which he whips his story line past readers. Employing crude but effective prose, a nonstop spray of short, punchy paragraphs and cliffhangers galore, this is grade-A action pulp.

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Frankenstein - Mary Shelley  Icon
Call Number: F SHE
ISBN: 9780007350964
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open ' Written when Mary Shelley was only nineteen-years old, this chilling tale of a young scientist's desire to create life still resonates today. Victor Frankenstein's monster is stitched together from the stolen limbs of the dead, and the result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker, sets out on a journey to reek his revenge. In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness with rich language and evocative imagery."

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The Maze Runner - James Dashner
Call Number: F DAS
ISBN: 9780385737951
Publication Date: 2009
Read the first book in the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent . The Maze Runner motion picture featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf , Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and hits theaters September 19, 2014! Also look for James Dashner's newest book The Eye of Minds , book one in the Mortality Doctrine series. If you ain't scared, you ain't human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers--boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out--and no one's ever made it through alive. Everything is going to change. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. Remember. Survive. Run. Praise for the Maze Runner series: "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies , The Hunger Games , and Lost ."-- EW.com "Wonderful action writing -- fast-paced...but smart and well observed." -- Newsday "[A] nail-biting must-read." --Seventeen.com "Breathless, cinematic action." -- Publishers Weekly "Heart-pounding to the very last moment." -- Kirkus Reviews "Exclamation-worthy." -- Romantic Times [ STAR ] "James Dashner's illuminating prequel [ The Kill Order ] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series."-- Shelf Awareness , Starred From the Hardcover edition.

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We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
Call Number: F LOC
ISBN: 9780385741262
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
y: Each summer the wealthy, seemingly perfect Sinclair family meets on their private island. Cadence, Johnny, Mirren, and Gat are a unit, especially during "summer 15," marking their fifteenth year on Beechwood-- the summer that Cady and Gat fall in love. Cady became involved in a mysterious accident, in which she sustained a blow to the head, and now suffers from debilitating migraines and memory loss. When she returns to Beechwood during summer 17 issues of guilt and blame, love and truth all come into play.

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