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DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP by Rick Riordan

Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world.  Ana's parents died while on scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family she's got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP.  Ana's freshman year culminates with the class's weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret.  She only hopes she has what it'll take to succeed.  All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives.

But wait, there's more.  The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years.  Now that cold war has been turned up to a full boil, and the freshmen are in danger of becoming fish food.  In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING by Nicola Yoon

In this romantic page-turner from the author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star, Evie, has the power to see other people's romantic fates--what will happen when she finally sees her own?

Evie Thomas doesn't believe in love anymore.  Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon:  She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end.  After all, even the greatest love stories end with broken heart, eventually.

As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance Studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X.  X is everything  that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything --including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he's only just met.

Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind.  If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it's that no one escapes love unscathed.  But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love.  In the end, is love worth the 

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WIRES AND NERVE The lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer

In her first graphic novel, Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold.

When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldier's leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity.  With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the series.

SHOW ME A SIGN by

Dear author and librarian Ann Clare LeZotte weaves an Own voice story inspired by the true history of a thriving deaf community on Martha's Vineyard in the early 19th century.

Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard.  Her great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander.  Now, over a hundred years later, many people there including Mary-are deaf, and nearly everyone can communicate in sign language. Mary has never felt isolated.  She is proud of her lineage.

But recent events have delivered winds of change.  Mary's brother died, leaving her family shattered.  Tensions over land disputes are mounting between English settlers and the Wampanoag people.  And a cunning young scientist has arrived, hoping to discover the origin of the island's prevalent deafness.  His maniacal drive to find answers soon renders Mary a "live specimen" in a cruel experiment.  Her struggle to save herself is at the core of this novel.

DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP by Rick Riordan

Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world.  Ana's parents died while on scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family she's got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP.  Ana's freshman year culminates with the class's weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret.  She only hopes she has what it'll take to succeed.  All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives.

But wait, there's more.  The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years.  Now that cold war has been turned up to a full boil, and the freshmen are in danger of becoming fish food.  In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.

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