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Feed Your Mind - Read! Cleveland Public Library 2012 Summer Reading Club

Hot Summer Reads

 

  • Bitterblue
    Bitterblue
    Kristin Cashore.
    Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities.
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  • City of lost souls
    City of lost souls
    Cassandra Clare.
    When Jace vanishes with Sebastian, Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world and Clary infiltrates the group planning the world's destruction.
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  • The serpent's shadow
    The serpent's shadow
    Rick Riordan.
    Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Their only hope: find an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon.
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  • Insurgent
    Insurgent
    Veronica Roth.
    "As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • All the right stuff
    All the right stuff
    by Walter Dean Myers.
    The summer after his absentee father is killed in a random shooting, Paul volunteers at a Harlem soup kitchen where he listens to lessons about "the social contract" from an elderly African American man, and mentors a seventeen-year-old unwed mother who wants to make it to college on a basketball scholarship.
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  • Masque of the Red Death
    Masque of the Red Death
    Bethany Griffin.
    In this twist on Edgar Allen Poe's gothic short story, a wealthy teenaged girl who can afford a special mask to protect her from the plague that decimated humanity in the mid-1800s, falls in love, becomes caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow an oppressive government, and faces the threat of a new plague.
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  • The selection
    The selection
    Kiera Cass.
    "Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • The golden lily : a Bloodlines novel
    The golden lily : a Bloodlines novel
    Richelle Mead.
    At a boarding school in glamorous Palm Springs, California, alchemist Sydney must protect the vampires-in-hiding from the threat of other humans, a task made harder by forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer.
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  • See you at Harry's
    See you at Harry's
    Jo Knowles.
    Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible in her family, where grumpy eighteen-year-old Sarah is working at the family restaurant, fourteen-year-old Holden is struggling with school bullies and his emerging homosexuality, and adorable, three-year-old Charlie is always the center of attention, and when tragedy strikes, the fragile bond holding the family together is stretched almost to the breaking point.
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  • First comes love
    First comes love
    by Katie Kacvinsky.
    Ten months after his twin sister dies, with his family falling apart, Gray Thomas meets an unusual girl at the community college who makes him think life is interesting again.
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  • Code name Verity
    Code name Verity
    Elizabeth Wein.
    In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
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  • Purity
    Purity
    by Jackson Pearce.
    Sixteen-year-old Shelby finds it difficult to balance her mother's dying request to live a life without restraint with her father's plans for his "little princess," which include attending a traditional father-daughter dance that culminates with a ceremonial vow to live "whole, pure lives."
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  • The drowned cities
    The drowned cities
    by Paolo Bacigalupi.
    In a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, orphans Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their fragile safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse, as he once saved her.
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  • A midsummer's nightmare : a novel
    A midsummer's nightmare : a novel
    by Kody Keplinger.
    Suffering a hangover from a graduation party, eighteen-year-old Whitley is blindsided by the news that her father has moved into a house with his fiancaee, her thirteen-year-old daughter Bailey, and her son Nathan, in whose bed Whitley had awakened that morning.
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  • As dead as it gets : a Bad girls don't die novel
    As dead as it gets : a Bad girls don't die novel
    Katie Alender.
    "Alexis battles a more powerful ghost than she's ever faced before... and one whose fate is tied to hers in ways she couldn't possibly imagine"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Underworld
    Underworld
    Meg Cabot.
    John Hayden, a death deity, takes seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera back to the Underworld against her will to keep her safe from the Furies, but her family is still at risk and she, herself, may never escape his captivity.
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  • Revived
    Revived
    Cat Patrick.
    Having been brought back from the dead repeatedly by a top-secret government super drug called Revive, and forced to move so the public does not learn the truth, fifteen-year-old Daisy meets people worth living for and begins to question the heavy-handed government controls she has dealt with for eleven years.
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