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Some Must Read Titles for 2015

The Cage

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Who: by Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter series
When: May 26, 2015
What: “When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments–tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle–and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures and time periods, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.”

Illusionarium

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Who: by Heather Dixon, author of Entwined
When: May 19, 2015
What: “A brilliantly conceived adventure through an alternate London. This sweeping, cinematic tale of an apprentice scientist desperate to save his family—and his world—is The Night Circus meets Pixar.”

Rook

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Who: by Sharon Cameron, author of The Dark Unwinding
When: April 25, 2015
What: “History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?”

A Darker Shade of Magic

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Who: by V.E. Schwab, author of The Archived series & Vicious
When: February 24, 2015
What: “A new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons. Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands.”

The Fill-In Boyfriend

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Who: by Kasie West, author of Pivot Point series & On the Fence
When: May 5, 2015
What: “When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.”

New Fantasy Series

The Witch Hunter

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Who: by Virginia Boecker
When: June 2, 2015
What: “Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. When she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to die at the stake. Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy.”

In a World Just Right

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Who: by Jen Brooks
When: April 28, 2015
What: “High school senior Jonathan Aubrey creates worlds at will. In Kylie-Simms-is-my-girlfriend, he’s given himself everything he doesn’t have in real life-–the track team, passing grades, and his dream girl–-until one day he confuses his worlds and almost kisses the real Kylie Simms.”

An Ember in the Ashes

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Who: by Sabaa Tahir
When: April 28, 2015
What: “Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.”

Denton’s Little Deathdate

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Who: by Lance Rubin
When: April 14, 2015
What: “Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day they will die. For 17-year-old Denton Little, that’s tomorrow, the day of his senior prom.”

Breaking Sky

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Who: by Cori McCarthy
When: March 3, 2015
What: “In this high-flying, adrenaline-fueled debut thriller, America’s best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. Chase Harcourt, call sign “Nyx,” is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental “Streaker” jets at the junior Air Force Academy in the year 2048.”

Magonia

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Who: by Maria Dahvana Headley
When: April 28, 2015
What: “Aza Ray is drowning in thin air. Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.”

The Sin Eater’s Daughter

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Who: by Melinda Salisbury
When: February 24, 2015
What: “Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court. She’s the executioner. As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches.”

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