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When We Were Magic

by Sarah Gailey

A moving, darkly funny novel about six teens whose magic goes wildly awry from Magic for Liars author Sarah Gailey, who Chuck Wendig calls an &“author to watch.&” Keeping your magic a secret is hard. Being in love with your best friend is harder. Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all share. Their secret is what brought them together, and their love for each other is unshakeable—even when that love is complicated. Complicated by problems like jealousy, or insecurity, or lust. Or love. That unshakeable, complicated love is one of the only things that doesn't change on prom night. When accidental magic goes sideways and a boy winds up dead, Alexis and her friends come together to try to right a terrible wrong. Their first attempt fails—and their second attempt fails even harder. Left with the remains of their failed spells and more consequences than anyone could have predicted, each of them must find a way to live with their part of the story.

When We Wuz Famous

by Greg Takoudes

Francisco Ortiz, a handsome straight-A student and gifted basketball player from the barrio, wins a full scholarship to an elite boarding school. His future seems promising. But soon after Francisco moves into the dorm, his new classmates assume the worst of him: they pepper him with questions about drugs and gangs. It's all so confusing, made even more complicated when Francisco realizes that back home in the hood, he no longer fits in, though his friends still rely on him to solve their problems. In a desperate attempt to help one of his homies, Francisco makes a terrible decision and becomes everything he fought so hard to rise against.

When You and I Collide

by Kate Norris

A race against time, war, and the very fabric of the universe itself, perfect for fans of Sliding Doors and 11/22/63.Sixteen-year-old Winnie Schulde has always seen splits--the moment when two possible outcomes diverge, one in her universe and one in another. Multiverse theory, Winnie knows, is all too real, though she has never been anything but an observer of its implications--a secret she keeps hidden from just about everyone, as she knows the uses to which it might be put in the midst of a raging WWII. But her physicist father, wrapped up in his research and made cruel by his grief after the loss of Winnie's mother, believes that if he pushes her hard enough, she can choose one split over another and maybe, just maybe, change their future and their past. Winnie is certain that her father's theories are just that, so she plays along in an effort to placate him. Until one day, when her father's experiment goes wrong and Scott, the kind and handsome lab assistant Winnie loves from afar, is seriously injured. Without meaning to, Winnie chooses the split where Scott is unharmed. And in doing so, finds herself pulled into another universe, an alternate reality. One that already has a Winnie. In this darkly thrilling novel that blends science and war with love and loss, some actions just can't be undone.Praise for When You and I Collide: "A serious tale of attempting reinvention at the cost of rending reality." --Kirkus Reviews

When You Ask Me Where I'm Going

by Jasmin Kaur

Perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur and Elizabeth Acevedo, Jasmin Kaur’s stunning debut novel is a collection of poetry, illustrations, and prose.screamso that one daya hundred years from nowanother sister will not have todry her tears wonderingwhere in historyshe lost her voiceThe six sections of the book explore what it means to be a young woman living in a world that doesn’t always hear her and tell the story of Kiran as she flees a history of trauma and raises her daughter, Sahaara, while living undocumented in North America.Delving into current cultural conversations including sexual assault, mental health, feminism, and immigration, this narrative of resilience, healing, empowerment, and love will galvanize readers to fight for what is right in their world.

When You Get the Chance

by Robin Stevenson Tom Ryan

Follow cousins on a road trip to Pride as they dive into family secrets and friendships in this contemporary novel—perfect for fans of David Levithan and Becky Albertalli. As kids, Mark and his cousin Talia spent many happy summers together at the family cottage in Ontario, but a fight between their parents put an end to the annual event. Living on opposite coasts—Mark in Halifax and Talia in Victoria—they haven't seen each other in years. When their grandfather dies unexpectedly, Mark and Talia find themselves reunited at the cottage once again, cleaning it out while the family decides what to do with it. Mark and Talia are both queer, but they soon realize that's about all they have in common, other than the fact that they'd both prefer to be in Toronto. Talia is desperate to see her high school sweetheart Erin, who's barely been in touch since leaving to spend the summer working at a coffee shop in the Gay Village. Mark, on the other hand, is just looking for some fun, and Toronto Pride seems like the perfect place to find it. When a series of complications throws everything up in the air, Mark and Talia—with Mark's little sister Paige in tow—decide to hit the road for Toronto. With a bit of luck, and some help from a series of unexpected new friends, they might just make it to the big city and find what they're looking for. That is, if they can figure out how to start seeing things through each other's eyes.

When You Look Like Us

by Pamela N. Harris

From debut author Pamela Harris comes a timely, gripping teen novel about a boy who must take up the search for his sister when she goes missing from a neighborhood where black girls’ disappearances are too often overlooked. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Tiffany D. Jackson. When you look like us—brown skin, brown eyes, black braids or fades—everyone else thinks you’re trouble. No one even blinks twice over a missing black girl from public housing because she must’ve brought whatever happened to her upon herself. I, Jay Murphy, can admit that, for a minute, I thought my sister Nicole just got caught up with her boyfriend—a drug dealer—and his friends. But she’s been gone too long. Nic, where are you? If I hadn’t hung up on her that night, she would be at our house, spending time with Grandma. If I was a better brother, she’d be finishing senior year instead of being another name on a missing persons list. It’s time to step up, to do what the Newport News police department won’t. Bring her home.

When You Never Said Goodbye: A Novel in Poems and Journal Entries

by Meg Kearney

Against the odds, eighteen-year-old Liz McLane, adoptee and aspiring poet, searches for her birth mother in this sensitive and daring novel told through her own accessible and moving poems and journal entries. A student at NYU in Greenwich Village, Liz McLane is pursuing her dream of becoming a poet and, at the same time, determined to find her birth mother, no matter what the results may be. Through her journals, Liz records her struggle to navigate adoption bureaucracy and laws. In spare and poignant poems, she confides her fears and her prayers. Could her birth mother be the unknown guitarist in Washington Square Park, who sings a soulful song in a strangely familiar voice? Against a backdrop of college life—classes on Alice Munro and Billy Collins and an active social life—and with the help of her sister, friends, and a private investigator, Liz summons the courage to face the truth about her mother and herself. This is an unforgettable novel full of heart that addresses the primary questions all adoptees must answer for themselves: who was the woman who gave me life, and why did she decide to give me away? Based on author Meg Kearney’s own experiences.

When You Were Everything

by Ashley Woodfolk

For fans of Nina LaCour's We Are Okay and Adam Silvera's History Is All You Left Me, this heartfelt and ultimately uplifting novel follows one sixteen-year-old girl's friend breakup through two concurrent timelines--ultimately proving that even endings can lead to new beginnings. <P><P>You can't rewrite the past, but you can always choose to start again.It's been twenty-seven days since Cleo and Layla's friendship imploded.Nearly a month since Cleo realized they'll never be besties again.Now Cleo wants to erase every memory, good or bad, that tethers her to her ex-best friend. But pretending Layla doesn't exist isn't as easy as Cleo hoped, especially after she's assigned to be Layla's tutor. <P><P>Despite budding friendships with other classmates--and a raging crush on a gorgeous boy named Dom--Cleo's turbulent past with Layla comes back to haunt them both.Alternating between time lines of Then and Now, When You Were Everything blends past and present into an emotional story about the beauty of self-forgiveness, the promise of new beginnings, and the courage it takes to remain open to love.

Where Dreams Descend: A Novel (Kingdom of Cards #1)

by Janella Angeles

"Vibrant imagery, jaw-dropping set pieces, sizzling romantic tension, and unstoppable heroine Kallia bring this ambitious debut novel to spectacular life. Fans of Caraval and The Night Circus will be delighted!" - Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of FurybornIn a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the costThe Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie toldThe Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed. "[A] spellbinding melody of a book, and the true magic is how Angeles puts all the best parts of an enrapturing theatrical performance onto paper and ink. From the gripping twists in the first pages all the way to the final, heartbreaking crescendo, Where Dreams Descend will surge you to your feet in a standing ovation.” – Sara Raasch, New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes trilogy

Where Evil Lurks

by Anne Schraff

Marty's parents buy a bed-and-breakfast in a small town. Joe Rivers wants to buy the same bed-and-breakfast for some unknown reason. With the help of the original owner's granddaughter, Marty finds out the truth and puts Joe where he belongs.

Where Hearts Run Wild

by Glen Olson

A cunning and wild horse gallops the Colorado open plains with the spirit of a storm. The wayward youth and the horse meet and recognize their likeness to one another. Magically an attraction is formed and the two venture into a world where reality rubs against their nature which can either result in success or failure – no middle ground, no compromises. The youth experiences a series of painful trials that twist and turn his life. The end result is a transformation into the light as he experiences a spiritual awakening in his darkest hours.

Where I End and You Begin

by Preston Norton

Ezra Slevin is an anxious, neurotic insomniac who spends his nights questioning his place in the universe and his days obsessing over Imogen, a nerdy girl with gigantic eyebrows and a heart of gold. For weeks, Ezra has been working up the courage to invite Imogen to prom. The only problem is Imogen's protective best friend, Wynonna Jones. Wynonna has blue hair, jams to '80s rock, and has made a career out of tormenting Ezra for as long as he can remember. Then, on the night of a total solar eclipse, something strange happens to Ezra and Wynonna--and they wake up in each other's bodies. Not only that, they begin randomly swapping back and forth every day! Ezra soon discovers Wynonna's huge crush on his best friend, Holden, a five-foot-nothing girl magnet with anger management problems. With no end to their curse in sight, Ezra makes Wynonna a proposition: While swapping bodies, he will help her win Holden's heart?but only if she helps him woo Imogen. Forming an uneasy alliance, Ezra and Wynonna embark on a collision course of mistaken identity, hurt feelings, embarrassing bodily functions, and a positively byzantine production of Twelfth Night. Ezra wishes he could be more like Wynonna's badass version of Ezra--but he also realizes he feels more like himself while being Wynonna than he has in a long time?Wildly entertaining and deeply heartfelt, Where I End and You Begin is a brilliant, unapologetic exploration of what it means to be your best self.

Where I Live

by Brenda Rufener

<P>Linden Rose has a big secret—she is homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. <P>Her position as school blog editor, her best friends, Ham and Seung, and the promise of a future far away are what keep Linden under the radar and moving forward. <P>But when cool-girl Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. <P>Linden begins looking at Bea’s life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay more attention. <P>And attention is the last thing she needs. <P>Linden knows the only way to put a stop to the violence is to tell Bea’s story and come to terms with her own painful past. <P>Even if that means breaking her rules for survival and jeopardizing the secrets she’s worked so hard to keep.

Where Is Mr. Zane? (Walker High Mystery #10)

by Eleanor Robins

Jack has a big science test coming up, but when he gets to class his Science teacher is misssing. Jack decides to search for him. Walker High is a typical high school. The students of Walker attend classes, participate in sports and drama, cram for exams and go on field trips. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendship, exams, work, and family but with a twist of mystery.

Where It All Lands: A Novel

by Jennie Wexler

A Spring/Summer Pick by: Goodreads * PopSugar * Frolic * SheReads * Culturess* The Nerd Daily * Alma "For fans of Sarah Dessen and Rainbow Rowell, a moving story about loss and love and finding out who you really are.” - Paige McKenzie, New York Times Best Selling author of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl A Sliding Doors-esque novel that reveals how our choices define us and how no matter the road, love can find its way.Stevie Rosenstein has never made a true friend. Never fallen in love. Moved from city to city by her father’s unrelenting job, it’s too hard to care for someone. Trust in anything. The pain of leaving always hurts too much. But she’ll soon learn to trust, to love.Twice.Drew and Shane have been best friends through everything. The painful death of Shane's dad. The bitter separation of Drew's parents. Through sleepaway camps and family heartache, basketball games and immeasurable loss, they've always been there for each other.When Stevie meets Drew and Shane, life should go on as normal.But a simple coin toss alters the course of their year in profound and unexpected ways.Told in dual timelines, debut author Jennie Wexler's Where It All Lands delivers a heartbreaking and hopeful novel about missed opportunities, second chances, and all the paths that lead us to where we are."This book succeeds in creating all the feels." - Kirkus

Where Secrets Lie

by Eva V. Gibson

Perfect for fans of Courtney Summers, this seductive and intense thriller unfolds in interwoven timelines of two summers as three friends are torn apart by buried secrets and star-crossed attraction…then pulled back together by tragedy. <P><P>Amy Larsen has spent every summer with her cousin Ben and their best friend Teddy in River Run, Kentucky, loving country life and welcoming the break from her intensive ambitions and overbearing mother—until the summer she and Teddy confront the changing feelings and simmering sexual tension growing between them, destroying the threesome’s friendship in a dramatic face-off. <P><P>One year later, Amy returns to River Run dreading what she might find. But when Teddy’s sister disappears, Amy, Ben, and Teddy agree to put aside their differences to search for her. As they dig deeper into the dark history of their small town, all three friends must unearth the truths that tie their families to tragedy, cope with their own toxic upbringings and beliefs, and atone for the damage done to each other and themselves. Told in two interwoven timelines—the summer where everything changed, and the summer that changes everything—Where Secrets Lie is a seductive thriller as dark as it is enthralling.

Where She Went: how far will a mother go to save her child?

by Kelly Simmons

What happens when your worst fear comes true? A gripping suspense novel from Kelly Simmons, perfect for fans of Kerry Fisher, Jill Childs and Linda Green. 'An electrifying debut. The perfect read for a stormy night' Publishers WeeklyWhen Maggie's daughter Emma goes away to college, she can't shake the feeling that something awful is about to happen. She puts it down to parental anxiety, but the feeling doesn't go away. And then, just as Maggie starts to relax, her daughter vanishes. Emma's dorm room is found completely empty, as if she never lived there, and her roommates are more sinister than friendly. As Maggie combs the campus for signs of her lost child, she finds out more about Emma's life than she ever expected... An unforgettable, chilling page-turner about heartbreak and betrayal, and the secrets that come to the surface when the person keeping them is gone.Praise for Kelly Simmons' writing...'Beautifully dark, totally devastating and so riveting you might find yourself gripping the pages' Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You'It's a rare novel that combines intrigue and suspense with so much heart--but that's what makes it one of my favorite new books of this winter' Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of Things You Won't Say and The Opposite of Me'Twisty, psychologically deft and wildly original, it'll have you guessing until the very end. Utterly mesmerizing.' - Megan Abbott, author of The Fever 'A smart, simmering page turner' - New York Journal of Books

Where Should Students and Youth Make a New Beginning?

by Mithilesh

This volume calls upon the new generation of revolutionaries to understand the science of revolution and with help of their scientific understanding they will have to find a path of new revolution keeping their country and times in mind.

Where the Elf King Sings

by Judie Wolkoff

[from inside flaps] "The Vietnam War.. For the Breckenridge family (mother, father, Marcie and David), the war hasn't ended yet. Years after Daddy returned wounded from combat, he's still haunted by the vision of his best friend dying in front of him---and still getting drunk to forget. Now he's lost his job. Marcie is sad, and angry, too. Her head spinning with taunts about her father from schoolmates, she pulls her bike up at the old graveyard on Route 119. Her friend Dominique has said something nasty about a curse connected with that graveyard and Daddy... Enter Mrs. King who prowls cemeteries in her rubber hip boots and bright red lipstick, sprucing up headstones of "friends" and war dead dating back to 1775. She takes the Breckenridge kids under her wing, and with her vibrant soul and shining wit, throws light into the shadows of their lives. They begin visiting her, not in graveyards, but in her wondrous pile of a house on Leghorn Drive. All in secret. Then their father disappears. And even Mrs. King--for a while--can't help. Judie Wolkoff's story, like Mrs. King, touches the heart of a family that finally breaks free--still together--from the clutches of war."

Where the Rhythm Takes You

by Sarah Dass

Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Where the Rhythm Takes You is a romantic, mesmerizing novel of first love and second chances. Seventeen-year-old Reyna has spent most of her life at the Plumeria, her family’s gorgeous seaside resort in Tobago. But what once seemed like paradise is starting to feel more like purgatory. It’s been two years since Reyna’s mother passed away, two years since Aiden—her childhood best friend, first kiss, first love, first everything—left the island to pursue his music dreams.Reyna’s friends are all planning their futures and heading abroad. Even Daddy seems to want to move on, leaving her to try to keep the Plumeria running. And that’s when Aiden comes roaring back into her life—as a VIP guest at the resort. Aiden is now one-third of DJ Bacchanal—the latest, hottest music group on the scene. While Reyna has stayed exactly where he left her, Aiden has returned to Tobago with his Grammy-nominated band and two gorgeous LA socialites. And he may (or may not be) dating one of them… “What a delightful debut! It’s like the perfect island vacation: breezy, warm, romantic, lots of soul searching, and full to the brim with love.” —Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author

Where the Road Leads Us

by Robin Reul

"A beautiful, tender and thoughtful meditation on finding your way."—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a StarSometimes the best path is the unexpected one.Jack is on the verge for leaving for college, but before he does, he wants to track down his estranged brother, Alex and find some closure in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, Hallie has just found out some upsetting news about a friend in Oregon, and she has a small window to go see him before it's too late.Jack and Hallie are practically strangers. They shared a class together years ago and haven't seen each other since, though they have more in common than they'd ever imagine. And when fate puts them into the same rideshare to the bus terminal, it kicks off an unconventional and hysterical adventure that may lead them to their own true selves...and maybe to each other."A soul-filling, raw, love song of a novel."—Jennifer Niven, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright PlacesAdditional praise for Where the Road Leads Us:"Robin Reul tackles tough topics with a nuanced, often hilarious, touch. A lovely, compassionate, compulsive read."—Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends with the Dark"Propels you through a heartfelt adventure. I couldn't put it down."—Jeff Garvin, author of Lambda Literary Award finalist Symptoms of Being Human "Anyone who has faced loss and uncertainty in their life will relate to this emotionally honest, hopeful book."—Misa Sugiura, author of It's Not Like It's a Secret and This Time Will Be DifferentAlso by Robin Reul:My Kind of Crazy

Where the Stars Still Shine

by Trish Doller

Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She's never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she'd like to forget completely. But when Callie's mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie's real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, in a small town in Florida, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love--even with someone who seems an improbable choice--is more than just a possibility.

Where the World Ends

by Geraldine McCaughrean

Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal! New from Michael L. Printz Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean comes an extraordinary story of eight boys stranded on a rock in the middle of the sea, left to fight for their survival.Every time a lad went fowling on the stacs, he came home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is.Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve been abandoned—cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive such a forsaken place of stone and sea?This is an extraordinary story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty.

Where There's a Whisk

by Sarah J. Schmitt

Life is what you bake it.Peyton Sinclaire wants nothing more than to escape her life as a diner waitress in her small, North Florida town and attend culinary school. Top Teen Chef, Food TV's new show that pairs reality TV drama with a fast-paced culinary competition, is her ticket out of her boring future. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make her dreams come true and Peyton is determined to prove to herself, and the world, that where you're born does not determine where you can go. However, once on the show, Peyton quickly discovers that there is more to the competition than just a well-seasoned dish. As things start to heat up on and off the set, Peyton will have to prove to the judges that she deserves to win while trying to untangle what is real and what is scripted drama, and decide what she is willing to risk to win before her dreams end up on the chopping block.

Where There's a Will Deanes (Get Out #4)

by Sean Kennedy

Get Out: Book FourMicah Johnson is coming back to Melbourne, and the story of him and his friends is coming to an end. Or will it be a new beginning? Will Deanes and Micah Johnson have a past, one that ranges from bitter enemies to best friends. There might be an undercurrent of something else, but Micah remains oblivious, and all Will can do is try to move on. Except now Micah’s returning to Melbourne full-time, and that means they can’t avoid each other or the tensions that arise. Will is still dealing with an injury that ended his football career, while Micah’s continues to thrive. As they face highs, lows, and family tragedies, they’ll have to get to know each other all over again. Will Micah see that Will means much more to him than a friend?

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