Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2021) Nominees Round Up, December 4 Edition

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Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger, illustrated by Rovina Cai
Levine Querido 
Publication Date: August 25, 2020
ISBN: 978-1646140053

Lipan Apache teenager Elatsoe “Ellie” Bride lives in an alternate modern world populated by ghosts and vampires and fairy rings. Ellie has inherited the power to call on animal spirits, and she is content to explore her abilities slowly and quietly. But then her cousin Trevor dies in a violent car accident, and his ghost appears in a dream to warn Ellie that he’s been murdered, begging her to protect his family. Now Ellie must tread carefully to track a killer in a seemingly perfect small town, helped by her overly-enthusiastic best friend, her ghost dog Kirby, and the stories she’s learned about the abuses suffered and powers wielded by her powerful sixth-great-grandmother.

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Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2021) Nominees Round Up, July 29 Edition

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Burn by Patrick Ness; narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
HarperAudio
Release date: 06-02-20
ISBN: 978-1094167534

In 1950’s rural Washington state, mixed race Sarah’s father hires a dragon as a last ditch attempt to save their farm.  Meanwhile she doesn’t realize she is the coming end of an ancient dragon prophecy.  Meanwhile a boy trained to be her assassin is on his way, and the local policeman has his cruel eye on her and her Japanese boyfriend.

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Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2021) Nominees Round Up, April 3 Edition

One of Us is Next: The Sequel to One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Delacorte Press / Random House Children’s
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
ISBN: 978-0525707967

Bayview High School is no stranger to dead teenagers, blackmail, gossip, and cover-ups. When a new “Truth or Dare” game pops up, it appears someone is trying to keep Simon’s legacy alive. If you choose not to play, a dark truth is revealed. If you choose dare, beware. Things could become deadly.

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Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2021) Nominees Round Up, March 10 Edition

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I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson
Razorbill / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: October 8, 2019
ISBN: 978-1595148544

Ruthie returns home to Anchorage, Alaska after several years away, only to discover her former best friend, Zahra, has gone missing. Ruthie plays teen detective, putting all of her time into investigating Zahra’s friends and family to track her down, since the police have come up short. As Ruthie closes in on who she thinks took Zahra, the plot reveals major twists, and the reader must question everything they thought they knew.

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Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, March 15 Edition

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
Delacorte Press / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
ISBN: 978-1524714727

After their mother is sent to rehab, Ellery, a true-crime enthusiast, and her twin brother Ezra move in with their grandmother, who lives in Echo Ridge. This small town in Vermont with a history of unsolved cases involving missing and murdered teenage girls, includes the disappearance of their mother’s identical twin sister over two decades ago. When new threats emerge targeting the homecoming queen and yet another girl goes missing, Ellery enlists the help of Malcolm, the younger brother of prime murder suspect Declan Kelly, determined to solve the mystery.

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Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, March 13 Edition

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus; Narrated by Sophie Amoss and Kirby Heyborne
Random House, Inc., Listening Library
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
ISBN: 9781984882370

True crime fan, Ellery, and her twin brother Ezra move to live with their grandmother in a town where two girls have gone missing or been killed near homecoming, including Ellery and Ezra’s aunt. Five years ago, a girl was found dead after homecoming, and the murderer was never caught. Malcolm has not had any easy go at high school, his brother was dating the girl who was killed five years ago and was the prime suspect. Since then, Malcolm and his family have been outcasts within the small town. When new threats start to appear near homecoming, Malcolm is suspected and Ellery could be in danger.

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