sixteenth moons

Kanji Translation of Touhou Names

EDIT 8/11/17: HSiS update

EDIT 5/16/17: Now updated for HSiS demo! Double Spoiler added, Hatate moved. Kasen moved to ULiL section, pets added. Hisoutensoku and Taisui Xingjun added, not that anyone cares. Added translations of print work titles. Minor formatting edits. “Imitation” corrected to “Vignettes,” no idea how that happened. Other old translations left untouched for posterity, even if they suck.

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I found an old document that where I kept notes of their names, because I never found any adequate English translations and I can’t read 80% of the kanji. I cleaned it up because hey, some of you nerds out there might want to see it.

Note that these are just direct translations of the kanji, so any nuance brought by allusions are usually not represented; the only exception to this rule are place names, which are left as is in the poetic translation.

The format for each goes: [romanization] / [kanji] / [poetic translation, in which I try to represent the most likely intended meaning of the name in an artful manner] / [literal or snarky translation, an alternate and blatantly wrong or awkward reading.] Highlights include Aya, the entire Moriya Shrine, Kogasa, Minamitsu, and Tojiko.

紅魔郷 / Realm of Scarlet Magic ~  Embodiment of Scarlet Devil:

  • Hakurei Reimu / 博麗 霊夢/ Esteemed Graceful Spirit Dream
  • Kirisame Marisa / 霧雨 魔理沙/ Drizzly Magical Law of Sand and Seas / Foggy, Rainy, Magical, Scientific Sand
  • Hong Meiling / 紅 美鈴/ Scarlet Pretty Bell / the Most Stereotypical Chinese Name, but More Red
  • Izayoi Sakuya / 十六夜 咲夜 / Flowering Night of the Full Moon / Sixteenth Night, Laughing Night

妖々夢 / Bewitching Phantom Dream ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom / Ghost Ghost Dream

  • Chen / 橙 / Orange 
  • Konpaku Youmu / 魂魄 妖夢 / Soul Phantom Dream / Cloud Demon White Demon Dream
  • Saigyouji Yuyuko / 西行寺 幽々子 / Quiet Ghostly Child of the West-facing Temple / Westward Temple’s Ghost Ghost Kid
  • Yakumo Ran / 八雲 藍 / Indigo of the Unfathomable Clouds / Eight Clouds Blue
  • Yakumo Yukari / 八雲 紫 / Violet of the Unfathomable Clouds / Eight Clouds Purple

永夜抄 / Eternal Night Vignettes~ Imperishable Night

  • Kamishirasawa Keine / 上白沢 慧音 / Wise Sound above a White Pond
  • Inaba Tewi / 因幡  てゐ / Tewi the Flag of Purpose
  • Reisen Udongein Inaba / 鈴仙・優曇華院・イナバ  Bell Hermit, Esteemed Lady of the Banana Flower House, Inaba / Bell Hermit of the Supreme Cloudy Flower Institution, Inaba
  • Yagokoro Eirin / 八意 永琳 / Eternal Jewel of Unfathomable Intent /  Eternal Jewel of Eight Reasons
  • Houraisan Kaguya / 蓬莱山 輝夜 / Brilliant Night upon the Hourai Mountain / Mountain of Herb Clumps on a Sparkly Night
  • Fujiwara no Mokou / 藤原 妹紅 / Scarlet Sister of the Wisteria Field 

萃夢想 / Gathering Reverie ~ Immaterial and Missing Power

  • Ibuki Suika / 伊吹 萃香 / Gathering Fragrance at Mt. Ibuki / the One Who Blows to Collect Perfume

花映塚 / Flower-Viewing Tomb ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View / Flowery and Reflective Pile of Dirt

  • Shameimaru Aya / 射命丸 文 / Words of the Viewfinder Bursting with Life / Words like Life-Shooting Bullets
  • Kazami Yuuka / 風見 幽香 / Lonely Fragrance Seen by the Wind / The Wind Sees Something that Smells Creepy
  • Onozuka Komachi / 小野塚 小町 / Tiny Village of the Tiny Untamed Mound /  Small Town upon a Rural Cemetery
  • Shiki Eiki / 四季 映姫 / Reflective Princess of the Four Seasons / Four Seasons Utsuhime-SA Grand Theft Auto San Andreas MOD

風神録 / Chronicle of the Wind God ~ Mountain of Faith

  • Aki Shizuha / 秋 静葉 / Placid Leaf of Autumn
  • Aki Minoriko / 秋 穣子 / Autumn’s Child of Plenty / Ten Octillion Kids in Autumn
  • Kagiyama Hina / 鍵山 雛 / Doll Upon the Mountain of Keys / Button Mountain’s smol birb
  • Kawashiro Nitori / 河城 にとり / Nitori of the River Fortress
  • Inubashiri Momiji / 犬走 椛 / Maple Tree of the Dog Path / Doggy Walks upon [This Kanji That Doesn’t Exist]
  • Kochiya Sane / 東風谷 早苗 / Early Sprout in the Valley of East Winds / the Early Sprout Who Wields the Grain of Eastern Wind
  • Yasaka Kanako / 八坂 神奈子 / Divine Nara Child of the Unfathomable Hills / That Kid Some God Sent Down to the Eight Hills to Solve Everyone’s Problems Because They Were out of Options
  • Moriya Suwako / 洩矢 諏訪子 / Geyser Child of Suwa / Child Conceived after Consulting the Blabbering Arrow

緋想天 /  Heaven of Scarlet Thought ~ Scarlet Weather Rhapsody

  • Nagae Iku / 永江 衣玖 / Nine Vestments of the Eternal River
  • Hinanawi Tenshi / 比那名居 天子 / Heavenly Child of [some obscure earthquake goddess]’s Earth Realm/ Emperor of Comparing That Named House 

地霊殿  / Palace of the Earth Spirits ~ Subterranean Animism

  • Kurodani Yamame / 黒谷 ヤマメ / Yamame of the Black Valley
  • Mizuhashi Parsee / 水橋 パルスィ / Persian of the Water Bridge
  • Hoshiguma Yuugi / 星熊 勇儀 / Ritual of Courage for the Starry Bear 
  • Komeiji Satori / 古明地 さとり / Satori of the Bright Ancient Earth 
  • Kaenbyou Rin / 火焔猫 燐 / Phosphorus of the Fiery Cat / Fire, Bigger Fire, Kitty…uhhh…Phosphorus!
  • Reiuji Utsuho / 霊烏路 空 / Void of the Spirit Crow’s Path
  • Komeiji Koishi / 古明地 こいし / Koishi of the Bright Ancient Earth

星蓮船 / Starry Lotus Ship ~ Undefined Fantastic Object

  • Tatara Kogasa / 多々良 小傘 / Overwhelmingly Pleasant Little Umbrella / Tiny Umbrella with Lots and Lots of Good
  • Kumoi Ichirin / 雲居 一輪 / First Wheel of the Cloud Dwelling / Cloudy House on a Unicycle
  • Unzan / 雲山 / Cloud Mountain
  • Murasa Minamitsu / 村紗 水蜜 /  Peaches of Village Gauze / Village Gauze Water Honey, Indisputably the Girliest Name out of All the Characters
  • Toramaru Shou / 寅丸 星 / Star of the Tiger Hour’s Ship / Star of the Tiger Circle
  • Hijiri Byakuren / 聖 白蓮 / the White Lotus Saint
  • Houjuu Nue / 封獣 ぬえ / Nue the Sealed Beast 

文花帖 / Book of Literary Flowers ~ Double Spoiler

  • Himekaidou Hatate / 姫海棠 はたて / Hatate the Crabapple of Princesses 

神霊廟 / Divine Spirit Mausoleum ~ Ten Desires

  • Kasodani Kyouko / 幽谷 響子 / Resounding Child of the Deep Valley / Kid Making a Racket in a Quiet Valley
  • Yoshika Miyako / 宮古 芳香 / Fragrance of Ancient Shrines / Palaces from Way Back Then Smell Really Nice
  • Kaku Seiga / 霍 青娥 / Sudden Cerulean Belle / Fem!Sonic
  • Soga no Tojiko / 蘇我 屠自古 / Ancient Slaughtered Corpse of the Soga Clan / a Past of Reviving Me then Killing Yourself
  • Mononobe no Futo / 物部 布都 / the Mononobe Clan’s Decree to All / Cloth City of the Ministry of Stuff
  • Toyosatomimi no Miko / 豊聡耳 神子 / Divine Child with Wealthy Clever Ears
  • Futatsuiwa Mamizou / 二ッ岩 マミゾウ / Mamizou of the Two Stones

心綺楼 / Beautiful Tower of the Heart ~ Hopeless Masquerade

  • Hata no Kokoro / 秦 こころ / Literally No Meaning Other than Kokoro of the Hata Clan

輝針城 / Shining Needle Castle ~ Double Dealing Character

  • Wakasagihime / わかさぎ姫 / Princess *throws darts at hiragana table* Wakasagi
  • Sekibanki / 赤蛮奇 / Red Savage Oddity / Red and Really Weird
  • Imaizumi Kagerou / 今泉 影狼 / Shadow Wolf of the Modern Fountain
  • Tsukumo Benben / 九十九 弁々 / 99 Eloquent Speeches / 99 Talk Talk
  • Tsukumo Yatsuhashi / 九十九 八橋 / 99 Unfathomable Bridges / 792 Bridges / Way Too Many Bridges
  • Kijin Seija / 鬼人 正邪 / Righteous Evil of the Demonic Human / Demon Human Right Wrong
  • Sukuna Shinmyoumaru / 少名 針妙丸 / the Unsung Clever Needle-Wielding Boy / Little-Name and Needled Weird Pellet
  • Horikawa Raiko / 堀川 雷鼓 / Thunder Drum of the Canal 

深秘録 / Chronicles of Deep Secrets ~ Urban Legend in Limbo

  • Usami Sumireko / 宇佐見 菫子 / the Violet Child Seen by the Universe’s Aide  
  • Ibaraki Kasen (aka Ibarakasen) / 茨木 華扇  (aka 茨華仙) / the Flower Fan of Briar Wood (aka the Lovely Briar Hermit)
  • Kasen’s Pets: 
    • Koutei / 黄帝 / Yellow Emperor
    • Mukou / 務光 / Serving the Light
    • Kume / 久米 / Rice of Long Times / Expired Rice
    • Kanda / 竿打 / Striking With a Pole / Baseball
    • Houso / 彭祖 / Drumming Ancestors
    • Manzairaku / 万歳楽 / Ten Thousand Year Old Music 

紺珠伝 / Legend of the Aquamarine Orb ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom

  • Seiran / 清蘭 / Cleansed Orchid
  • Ringo / 鈴瑚 / Bell Coral
  • Kishin Sagume / 稀神 サグメ / Sagume the Infrequent Goddess
  • Junko / 純狐 / Pure Fox

憑依華 /  Spirit Possession Blossom ~ Antinomy of Common Flowers 

  • hahaha nope not yet

天空璋 / Ceremonial Scepter of the Firmament Hidden Star in Four Seasons / Sky Void Thingamabobber

  • Sakata Nemuno / 坂田 ネムノ / Nemuno of the Field Upon the Hill
  • Komano Aunn / 高麗野 あうん / Aum from the High and Lovely Wilderness
  • Yatadera Narumi / 矢田寺 成美 / Arrow Field’s Temple Becomes Beauty
  • Teireida Mai / 丁礼田 舞 / Field Dance of Hinoto Ceremony (referring to the fourth Heavenly Stem of the 60 year cycle)
  • Nishida Satono / 爾子田  里乃 / From Thy Child’s Native Field / ZUN Needs to Cut It Out with All These Fields
  • Matara Okina / 摩多羅 隠岐奈 / Far-Reaching Silk Concealing Branching Possibilities / Silk Touching Many Things Hides Divergences

Everyone Else

  • Hisoutensoku (also the game title) / 非想天則 / Unthinking of Natural Law
  • Taisui Xingjun / 太歳星君 / Starry Lord of Grand Ages / Old Starry Geezer
  • Morichika Rinnosuke / 森近 霖之助 / the Help of the Long Rain near the Forest
  • Watatsuki no Toyohime / 綿月 豊姫 / the Cotton Moon’s Princess of Plenty
  • Watatsuki no Yorihime / 綿月 依姫 / the Princess with the Deference of the Cotton Moon
  • Motoori Kosuzu / 本居 小鈴 / Little Bell of the Bibliotheca
  • Usami Renko / 宇佐見 蓮子 / the Lotus Child Seen by the Universe’s Aide
  • Hieda no Akyuu / 稗田 阿求 / the Millet Field’s Flattering Plea / Sycophant from the Insignificant Field

Print Serials

  • Kourindou / 香霖堂 / Temple of Drizzling Fragrance ~ Curiosities of Lotus Asia
  • Sangetsusei / 三月精 / Spirit of March ~ Whatever / Three Moon Fairies, Clownpiece Conspiracy Confirmed
  • Bougetsushou / 儚月抄 / Ephemeral Moon Vignettes ~ Whatevs
  • Ibarakasen / 茨歌仙 / Poetic Sage of Thorns ~ Wild and Horned Hermit / How Many Names Does Kasen Even Need I Mean Like What the Heck
  • Suzunaan / 鈴奈庵 / Nara Bell Hermitage ~ Forbidden Scrollery

Official Books

  • Bunkachou (same as DS) / 文花帖 / Book of Literary Flowers 
  • Shikoubana / 紫香花 / Violet Fragrant Flowers ~ Seasonal Dream Vision
  • Gumonshiki / 求聞史 / Requested Histories of Sensations ~ Perfect Memento in Strict Sense
  • Gumonkuju / 求聞口授 / Requested Seminar of Sensations~ Symposium of Post-Mysticism
  • Bunkashinpou / 文果真報 / True Report of Literary Fruits ~ Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia
  • Gairai Ihen / 外來韋編 / Leather-Bound Collection from the Outside ~ Strange Creators of Outer World

So uh, given ZUN’s standard naming scheme, Hecatia Lapislazuli, Patchouli Knowledge, Wriggle Nightbug, Medicine Melancholy, and other such western names really aren’t that weird. 

Except Clownpiece, I still have no idea how that happened.

The Signs as my Favourite Books

Aries: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.

Taurus: Switched by Amanda Hocking

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might’ve been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed—and it’s one she’s not sure if she wants to be a part of.

Gemini: The Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac

Fifteen-year-old Junie is barely coping. Her mother has started sleeping in the chair in front of the TV, and the house is so packed with junk, newspapers, cupboard organizers and other helpful items from the Shopping Channel that she can barely get in the front door. Her father is no help, since he’s always with That Woman. To top it off, she’s failing math. So when Wade Jaffre, the hot new guy at school, offers her a ride home, it seems too good to be true. Junie surprises herself by accepting - and even talking! She doesn’t have to think twice about directing him on to her best friend Tabitha’s house, or about continuing the charade of pretending she lives there.

Tabitha and her mother are understanding - and willing to go along, for the moment. But as the weeks go by, Junie’s lies start piling up and the opportunity to tell the truth seems to slip away. Until the day Junie’s world - and her mother’s - is literally turned inside out for everyone to see, and Junie and her mother must face the consequences of her mother’s illness… and the lies they both told to hide it.  

Cancer: The Selection by Kiera Cass

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself–and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Leo: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom…

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

Virgo: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES…

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger… and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever…

Libra: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: Flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.

Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York’s glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star….

Cordelia is searching for the father she’s never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined — and more dangerous. It’s a life anyone would kill for…and someone will.

The only person Cordelia can trust is ­Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia’s brother, Charlie. But Astrid’s perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.

Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the ­illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls’ fortunes will rise and fall — together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of THE LUXE comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.

Scorpio: The Merciless by Danielle Vega (TRIGGER WARNING RIGHT HERE)

Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned

Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.
 
Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.
 
Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls … unless she wants to be next… .
 
In this chilling debut, Danielle Vega delivers blood-curdling suspense and terror on every page. By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?

Sagittarius: Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Listen — Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t.

Now he’s alive again.

Simple as that.

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still 16 and everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too.

Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, then there are going to be a few more scars.

Oh well, you only live twice.

Capricorn: Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court—one that will alter the balance of their world forever.

Aquarius: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Is falling in love the beginning … or the end?

In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets …

There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head … Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes.

There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it’s been promised. And no one can stop it.

In the end, there is a grave.

Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming.

Pisces: Shatter Me by Tahareh Mafi

I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I’m more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.  

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Caster Chronicles AU >> Like mother, like daughter.

He knew about her family and the curse. But Lena had never told Ethan the date of her real birthday. She had made up a date, one that was several months away, so he wouldn’t worry. He didn’t know that tonight was her Sixteenth Moon – the night she had been dreading for as long as she could remember.
She shook her head, the tears burning the skin on her icy cheeks.
“It was my birthday. I never told you because I was sure I would go Light. I didn’t want you to worry. But at midnight–”

Little Fandoms, Great books Masterpost

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Legend by Marie Lu

Goodreads - What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. 

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. 

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. 

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

 Goodreads- From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
“Touching and utterly real.” —  Publisher’s Weekly

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Goodreads- Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

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If I stay by Gayle Forman

Goodreads-  Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.


Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

Is falling in love the beginning … or the end?

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Goodreads- Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight - she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.

She never expects to become Po’s friend.

She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace - or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away…

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Goodreads- The Passage meets The Hunger Games in a gripping new series from Carnegie-shortlisted Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope for rescuing her brother and even saving herself. Now she must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. Cassie Sullivan gets up.

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Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Goodreads- A SACRED OATH A FALLEN ANGEL A FORBIDDEN LOVE Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

Goodreads- For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Goodreads- Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Goodreads- It’s just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids - as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Goodreads-  Is falling in love the beginning … or the end? In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets … There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head … Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it’s been promised. And no one can stop it. In the end, there is a grave. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming.

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Fallen by Lauren Kate

Goodreads-  There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move. Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her. Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads-Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. .