YA Book Recommendations [2/?]
Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago. Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him—the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target.

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YA Book Recommendations [1/?]
A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede
Mairelon the Magician + The Magician’s Ward

When a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into a travelling magician’s wagon, Kim doesn’t hesitate. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London, Kim isn’t above a bit of breaking-and-entering. A hard life and lean times have schooled her in one lesson: steal from them before they steal from you. But when the magician, Mairelon, catches her in the act, Kim thinks she’s done for, until he suggests she become his apprentice; then the real trouble begins. Kim soon finds herself entangled with murderers, thieves, and cloak-and-dagger politics, all while trying to learn how to become both a proper lady and a magician in her own right.

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YA Book Recommendations [5/?]
Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered-her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighbourhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right wrist-a black oval with five marks on either side-that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. And she’s right. When the honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government tried to bio-engineer a cure. Only the solution was deadlier than the original problem-the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts who were branded as a warning to un-vaccinated survivors. Key people needed to rebuild society are protected from disease and beasts inside a fortress-like wall. But Fiona has awakened branded, alone-and on the wrong side of the wall …

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YA Book Recommendations [4/?]
Mishaps by Nansi Kunze

Pen O’Connell is without a doubt the unluckiest girl at school. Her dream date has just fallen through, and her dog has literally eaten her homework. But when Pen meets Sebastian Meyer—teenage genius and genetics expert—she begins to wonder if everything that happens to her really is just bad luck. Soon Pen begins to wonder if Sebastian’s bizarre theory can explain why she is more likely to get a head injury than a date. Why does Pen’s name strike fear into the heart of pop Princess Sereena Jensen? How far will Pen go to get what she deserves?

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YA Book Recommendations [3/?]
Slide by Jill Hathaway

Vee Bell is certain of one unshakeable truth. Sophie was murdered. But how can she prove it? Everyone thinks Vee is narcoleptic, but her secret condition is far more terrifying. When Vee passes out she slides into other people’s minds and can see the world through their eyes. She’s seen her sister cheat on an exam and a frenemy do the unthinkable at prom, leaving Vee at the mercy of a cruel jock. But nothing prepares her for sliding into someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s body. Vee wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? She can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, let alone the police. But when another cheerleader ends up dead, Vee knows she must find a way to unmask the killer before they strike again.

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