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At her new school, Viv quickly falls for sensitive heartthrob Aiden, a human or meat-boy, as her pack calls him. Soon she is trying to tame her undomesticated desires to match his more civilized sensibilities. But Vivian’s animal ardor cannot be stilled, and she must decide if she should keep Aiden in the dark about her true nature or invite him to take a walk on her wild side. How To Kill A Rock Star by Tiffanie Debartolo, Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. She moves to New York from her native Cleveland and finds herself sharing a tiny apartment with Paul, her brother’s disarmingly sexy best friend and bandmate. Eliza’s reverence for and obsession with rock is equaled only by Paul’s. 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Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, Here’s the deal: Aunt Peg, the New York artist and the person Ginny Blackstone depended on to make her life interesting, took off to Europe without a word three years ago. Aside from a few postcards, Ginny hasn’t heard much. Then she gets a horrible phone call that changes everything.But the story is only beginning. Soon after, Ginny receives one litlte blue envelope from Aunt Peg containing a thousand dollars and some very strange instructions… Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson, This is the summer Clio has waited for her whole life. School is out. She’s gotten a great job. And she’s just met the guy of her dreams. Things could not be better.It’s about time something remotely normal happened to her. 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If you liked the first one be sure to check out the next book in the series Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War.Daughters of Destiny series: Keeper of the Winds by Jenna Solitaire, After the death of her grandfather, nineteen-year-old Jenna Solitaire finds an ancient wooden board hidden away in the attic of his house. Scorched by fire and covered in mysterious symbols, the board fascinates her and scares her at the same time. As does Simon Monk, the handsome stranger who has come into her life, claiming to know about the board. Even more frightening is the voice whispering in Jenna’s head, calling her Keeper .Does Jenna have the power over winds, as Simon claims?Is she truly a Daughter of Destiny? If you enjoyed the first one check out the next three books in the series. Keeper of the Waters, Keeper of the Flames and Keeper of the Earth. Sabriel by Garth Nix, Sabriel is the daughter of the Mage Abhorsen. Ever since she was a tiny child, she has lived outside the Wall of the Old Kingdom far away from the uncontrolled power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won’t stay dead. But now her father is missing and Sabriel is called upon to cross back into that world to find him. Leaving the safety of the school she has known as home, Sabriel embarks upon a quest fraught with supernatural dangers, with companions she is unsure of for nothing is as it seems within the boundary of the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life, and comes face to face with her hidden destiny If you enjoyed the first book check out the next books in the series, Lirael, Abhorsen and Across the Wall. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson, WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE. Do not put this book down. I’m dead serious your life could depend on it. I’m risking everything by telling you but you need to know. STRAP YOURSELF IN for the thrill ride you’ll want to take again and again! From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, you’re about to take off on a heart-stopping adventure that will blow you away YOUR FAITHFUL COMPANIONS: Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, and Angel. Six kids who are pretty normal in most ways except that they’re 98 percent human, 2 percent bird. They grew up in a lab, living like rats in cages, but now they’re free. Aside, of course, from the fact that they’re prime prey for Erasers wicked wolf-like creatures with a taste for flying humans. THE MISSIONS: Rescue Angel from malicious mutants. Infiltrate a secret facility to track down the flock’s missing parents. Scavenge for sustenance. Get revenge on an evil traitor. And save the world. If there’s time If you like the first one check out the next three, School’s Out-Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning. You could also try His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels and The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray, or The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw.