YA Best Books of the Month: July 2014

These titles have been racing up our popularity charts this month!

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The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
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What do you do if your royal parents are trying to marry you off to an unknown prince? If you’re Princess Lia, you flee to a distant village with your best friend! A good plan—that is, until the prince and an assassin come looking for you, as they do in this high fantasy epic full of intrigue and romance. Michelle says, “There is definitely a strong female character, and there are definitely two swoony boys fighting for your attention. The world-building is strong, with promise of more to come, and the word ...more What do you do if your royal parents are trying to marry you off to an unknown prince? If you’re Princess Lia, you flee to a distant village with your best friend! A good plan—that is, until the prince and an assassin come looking for you, as they do in this high fantasy epic full of intrigue and romance. Michelle says, “There is definitely a strong female character, and there are definitely two swoony boys fighting for your attention. The world-building is strong, with promise of more to come, and the words just flow off the page, ready for the taking. Loved.”
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The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno The Half Life of Molly Pierce
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One minute she’s at school; the next, she’s sitting on the couch, at home, with no memory of how she got there. Why is Molly Pierce losing chunks of time? As this hypnotic psychological thriller unfolds, the mystery behind her blackouts slowly comes to light. Melissa Carpenter says, “You guys…WOW…I can't remember the last time a character's voice has so vividly popped off the page and lodged itself into my head.” One minute she’s at school; the next, she’s sitting on the couch, at home, with no memory of how she got there. Why is Molly Pierce losing chunks of time? As this hypnotic psychological thriller unfolds, the mystery behind her blackouts slowly comes to light. Melissa Carpenter says, “You guys…WOW…I can't remember the last time a character's voice has so vividly popped off the page and lodged itself into my head.”
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Dissonance by Erica O'Rourke Dissonance (Dissonance, #1)
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Delancy Sullivan is a Walker. She navigates the many parallel universes that unfurl each time we make a decision. After a terrible mishap, she is ordered to stay in a single world. But Del keeps Walking, probing the secret connections between them and the mysterious appearances of her crush. Farrah says, “From the impeccably explained science of parallel universes to the endless supply of unpredictable twists and the supersweet romance, this book was amazing.”
Delancy Sullivan is a Walker. She navigates the many parallel universes that unfurl each time we make a decision. After a terrible mishap, she is ordered to stay in a single world. But Del keeps Walking, probing the secret connections between them and the mysterious appearances of her crush. Farrah says, “From the impeccably explained science of parallel universes to the endless supply of unpredictable twists and the supersweet romance, this book was amazing.”
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Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid Let's Get Lost
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Four teens across the United States are connected by one girl, Leila, who is on her way to see the Northern Lights in this road-trip novel. She breezes into town in her bright red car and gets involved in their loves and losses while working out her own unfinished story. VerbVixen says, “Every once in a while there's a book that presents such a crystal-clear truth so beautifully that it cuts you like a knife with its sharpness and insight… This is an absolute nonnegotiable MUST READ.” Four teens across the United States are connected by one girl, Leila, who is on her way to see the Northern Lights in this road-trip novel. She breezes into town in her bright red car and gets involved in their loves and losses while working out her own unfinished story. VerbVixen says, “Every once in a while there's a book that presents such a crystal-clear truth so beautifully that it cuts you like a knife with its sharpness and insight… This is an absolute nonnegotiable MUST READ.”
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Extraction by Stephanie  Diaz Extraction (Extraction, #1)
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She made it. Clementine passed the test and is being sent down to the luxury of the Core, far below her planet’s toxic Surface. But the powerful leaders in this dystopian page-turner have sinister plans for the Surface, where Clem’s love, Logan, still lives. Can she stop them before it’s too late? Anastasia says, “[B]e prepared for the story to settle onto you, haunt you with its urgency, and make you feel considerably vulnerable for a few hours. Extraction is exactly like the moonshine it so terrifyingly d ...more She made it. Clementine passed the test and is being sent down to the luxury of the Core, far below her planet’s toxic Surface. But the powerful leaders in this dystopian page-turner have sinister plans for the Surface, where Clem’s love, Logan, still lives. Can she stop them before it’s too late? Anastasia says, “[B]e prepared for the story to settle onto you, haunt you with its urgency, and make you feel considerably vulnerable for a few hours. Extraction is exactly like the moonshine it so terrifyingly describes in that regard, except you're not dead by the time you finish it. You're very much alive, and you instantly want more.”
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