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Sweet Tooth Book 1 by Jeff Lemire

Meet Gus, a rare breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic. Now, with the death of his father, he's left to fend for himself, until he meets a drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find "The Preserve," a refuge for hybrids. Find out what happens when Gus is held captive with other hybrids in a camp where he meets a scientist studying the plague that's wiped out so much of the world.

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protege of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

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The Mandalorian TV series

We have a selection of books about this TV series. How much do you really know?

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100 series by Kass Morgan

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents - considered expendable by society - are being sent on a dangerous mission: to re-colonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life... or it could be a suicide mission.

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Stranger Things TV series and graphic novel

Recounts Will Beyers' harrowing survival in the treacherous Upside Down! When Will Byers finds himself in the Upside Down, an impossible dark parody of his own world, he's understandably frightened. But that's nothing compared with the fear that takes hold when he realizes what's in that world with him!

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One of Us is Lying series by Karen McManus

Five students walk into detention. Only four leave alive. Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy Nate is one step away from a life a crime. Prom queen Andy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't even talk about any of them again. He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it's no accident. All of them are suspects. Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you'll go to protect them.

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Panic by Lauren Oliver

In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000, enough money to start a new life.

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Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

In the distant future, cities on wheels fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young apprentice Tom is flung into the wastelands, where a terrifying cyborg begins to hunt him down.

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His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Imagine you're the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And THEY can hear everything YOU think. Imagine you don't fit in with their plans... Todd Hewitt is just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man. But his town has been keeping secrets from him. Secrets that are going to force him to run... 

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill -- an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

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Fear Street by R. L. Stine

Despite her friend's warning, Rachel is excited to attend Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island, but soon someone introduces a game of murder and all of the guests are in danger. Don't stay up late: Ever since a car accident killed her father and gave her a severe concussion, high school junior Lisa's been plagued by nightmares and hallucinations, and when she accepts a babysitting job in hopes it will banish the disturbing images, she faces new terror as she begins to question exactly who--or what--she's babysitting.

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Five Nights at Freddy's by Scott Cawthorn

Ten years after the murders at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, Charlie and her childhood friends get together on the anniversary of the event at the abandoned pizza place to find that the four animatronic entertainment mascots have changed.

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Halo by William Dietz

The Human-Covenant War, a desperate struggle for humankind's very survival, has reached its boiling point and an embattled band of human marines, as well as the Master Chief (star of the Fall of Reach), face the ruthless aliens known as the Covenant. The humans and the Covenant have fallen back to Halo, a ringworld thick with alien species & secrets from an ancient civilisation - secrets that may lead to the defeat of the aliens, and salvation for the human race.

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Don't forget our e-resouces as they are available all over the holidays:

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (eBook)

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that. Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys first good mission. The gang are going to break 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. But, will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly and will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys?

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Siege by Chris Ryan (eBook)

The government needs teenage undercover agents for challenging situations where adults would attract suspicion. Max Johnson is desperate to become a special forces cadet. But will he and the others make it through the gruelling selection camp? And if they do, can they survive their first mission an armed siege in an inner-city school? 

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The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (Digital audiobook)

Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local spook. The job is hard, the spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before him. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts.

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Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (Digital audiobook)

In the distant future, cities on wheels fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young apprentice Tom is flung into the wastelands, where a terrifying cyborg begins to hunt him down.

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (eBook)

Percy Jackson thinks he's just another troubled 12-year-old, until he vaporizes his math teacher, learns his best friend, Grover, is a satyr and narrowly escapes a minotaur to arrive at Camp Half-Blood. After a humorous stint at camp, Percy learns he's the son of Poseidon and embarks on a quest to the Underworld with Grover and Annabeth (a daughter of Athena) to resolve a battle between Zeus and Poseidon over Zeus's stolen 'master' lightning bolt.

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman (eBook)

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe -- a role that neither wants. These teens must master the art of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

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Gone - Complete series by Michael Grant (eBook)

In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teen. Tweens. Toddlers. But not one single adult. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents - unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers that grow stronger by the day.

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White Cat by Holly Black (Digital audiobook)

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers—people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn't got magic, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail—he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

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When We Were Lost by Kevin Wignall (Digital audiobook)

Tom Calloway never wanted to go on this trip. He doesn't like his classmates and doesn't care about learning anything. If it weren't for the fact that he had nowhere else to go that week while his guardian was away, he would never have boarded that plane. But that was before the crash. Before all the teachers and most of his class didn't make it out alive. Before he and the few kids left had to figure out how to survive. Before the remote, untamed jungle would find ways to take more lives. Before the survivors began turning on each other.

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