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  • Inferno by Catherine Doyle

    Inferno by Catherine Doyle

    Rated: 4.56 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Romeo and Juliet meets The Godfather in the second installment of Catherine Doyle's Blood for Blood series. Sophie's life has been turned upside-down, and she's determined to set things right. But Nic, the Falcone brother who represents everything she's trying to forget, won't give up on their love - and it's Luca's knife she clutches for comfort...
  • Speed by B.B. Easton

    Speed by B.B. Easton

    Rated: 4.52 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    With Netflix adapting BB's 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN into a new series, you're going to want the full story behind her outrageous adventures. Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone...
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  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

    Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 49 ratings
    While the Titanic and Lusitania are both well-documented disasters, the single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little-known January 30, 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea by a Soviet submarine of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German cruise liner that was supposed to ferry wartime personnel and refugees to safety from the advancing Red Army...
  • Almost Broken by Portia Moore

    Almost Broken by Portia Moore

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Lauren Brooks fell in love with Cal Scott at 21, married him at 22 and had her heart broken at 23 when he walked out of their marriage. At 25, though raising his daughter on her own, Lauren was finally moving on with her life. Until, she learned the reason for Cal's abandonment, the walls she’d carefully built around her collapsed.
  • Still Jaded by Tijan

    Still Jaded by Tijan

    Rated: 4.41 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    Sheldon, Bryce, and Corrigan ruled their school until a killer wanted to rule them. Three years later, Bryce’s back home from Europe the local celebrity jock. Corrigan’s busy running his fraternity and Sheldon's about to be pulled back into the social world of drama...
  • Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken

    Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · 28 ratings
    Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, twisted...my name is Tex Campisi and this is my legacy. I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul right along with him. I crave war more than peace, and I'm about to take my place in history as the youngest Capo dei Capi in the Cosa Nostra...that is until someone stops me, saves me from myself...
  • On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

    On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 37 ratings
    I'm dreaming of the boy in the tree. I tell him stories. About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney. I tell him about the war between us for territory. And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river. Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world. Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago...
  • Aggro: An Emotional Forbidden Romance by Coralee June, Carrie Gray

    Aggro: An Emotional Forbidden Romance by Coralee June, Carrie Gray

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 18 ratings
    Two boys.One tragedy.Grief bonds us.The mystery of this murder will break us.My best friend was brutally ripped from this world, but her brother and boyfriend are still here.One of them wants to use me.The other wants to forget me.Both of them make me feel alive.We’ll find Violet’s murderer, no matter the cost.Two boys.One tragedy.Grief bonds us.Love will tear us apart...
  • Hometown Girl Memories by Kirsten Fullmer

    Hometown Girl Memories by Kirsten Fullmer

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    "I was crying one minute and laughing the next. A definite must read!" Winnie is content in her role as the reining matriarch of Smithville, but when a letter arrives from a long-lost friend, the door to her past is reopened. Memories come flooding in, drawing her back to 1968, her college days; a time filled with people and events she hasn’t allowed herself to recall...
  • You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

    You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 30 ratings
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a breathtaking story about a town, its tragedies, and the quiet beauty of everyday life.For all of Emory's life she's been told who she is. In town she's the rich one--the great-great-granddaughter of the mill's founder. At school she's hot Maddie Ward's younger sister...
  • Shattered Legacy : A Dark Bully Romance by Caitlyn Dare

    Shattered Legacy : A Dark Bully Romance by Caitlyn Dare

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Mia Thompson wants only one thing: to survive Gravestone University, graduate, and get far far away from her hometown and its archaic traditions.But she’s about to become a pawn in a game she doesn’t understand.Bexley Danforth wants only one thing: to keep his head down, survive four years at college, and get far far away from his past and the mistakes that haunt him...
  • Enforce by Rachel Van Dyken

    Enforce by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    There’s two sides to every story… And ours? Isn’t pretty… Then again, what’s pretty about the mafia? Trace Rooks, that’s what. But she only wants one of us, and I’ll kill him before I let him have her. The only problem ? We’re cousins . And she may just be our long lost enemy. Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn’t attend Eagle Elite University...
  • Before I Break by Portia Moore

    Before I Break by Portia Moore

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Out of the past six years of my life, I only remember about half of it. After a dozen doctors and thousands in medical bills, I was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder--one that causes me to lose track of time. Sometimes it’s hours, days or even weeks with no recollection of anything. The good thing is it's been almost two years since I had my last ‘black out’...
  • Out of the Dark by Danah Logan

    Out of the Dark by Danah Logan

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    LillyMy name is the only truth they didn’t take from me.Betrayed by my family, my desperate need for answers put me back on his radar.The one person who was never supposed to find me.Again.I was unprepared for the world I got thrust into—the connection we shared.The deeper I dug, the more unstable my future became.With Rhys as my anchor, I will fight to bring my past out of the dark...
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas, Abby McDonald

    Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas, Abby McDonald

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    It's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations...
  • Game by Barry Lyga

    Game by Barry Lyga

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Billy grinned. “Oh, New York,” he whispered. “We’re gonna have so much fun.” I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history’s most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent. In an effort to prove murder didn’t run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo’s Nod to solve a deadly case...
  • Glass Heart Hero by Lindsey Iler

    Glass Heart Hero by Lindsey Iler

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Loyalty. Corruption. Family.A gauntlet rooted in love and jealousy may be the destruction of the students at Glass Heart Academy.DelaneyParts of me were stolen in the confines of a dark room. No matter how hard I fought, I got nowhere. The damage has already been done.Now I find myself in the arms of an unexpected boy...
  • Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf

    Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 36 ratings
    1.Don't talk about love. 2.Don't think about love. 3.Thinking and talking about love leads to Love, which is the enemy... For 17-year-old Isis Blake, the list has one goal: to ensure she never falls in love again. Ever. As Isis and her mom settle into their new home in Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, Isis is rockin' the purple hair and a beat up old car..
  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

    The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 36 ratings
    A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people...
  • Ignite by R.J. Lewis

    Ignite by R.J. Lewis

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 26 ratings
    They grew up together as the closest of friends... and then more. When Sara Nolan and Jaxon Barlow decided to be together, their relationship as a young couple was consumed by a love that was both passionate and beautiful. Sara had it all when it came to a boyfriend: romance, trust, and a protector of all things bad. Jaxon had given her his bleeding heart for the keeping...
  • Ugly Girl by Sheridan Anne

    Ugly Girl by Sheridan Anne

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Slade Cruz is a d*@k.He’s intimidating, sexy as sin, and unpredictably wild. His eyes draw me in while his vicious smirk screams at me to run and never look back. I’m a toy to him, a pawn to use in his devilish games.I’ve already suffered through hell and back and if it’s games he wants then it’s games he’ll get, but he should be warned, this time it’s my turn to play the lead...
  • The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    It's Ella's senior year of high school and she and her best friend Linds plan to make it the best year ever. At Brock Cochran's end of summer pool party, the girls vow to have as much fun as possible before they head off to different colleges next fall. But when Ella is mysteriously attacked on her way home from the party, everything changes...
  • Heartless: A High School Bully Romance by Ivy Fox

    Heartless: A High School Bully Romance by Ivy Fox

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    I had their love once. They saw me for the girl I am and the person I yearn to become one day—a woman who thrives in her freedom and dances away in her rightfully earned independence.They saw all the strong, unafraid parts of me, and coaxed each one of them out, daring me to dream bigger, climb higher.They never once saw the girl I had been groomed to see in the mirror...
  • Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

    Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · 54 ratings
    "No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?" In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all...
  • Unstable by Alexandra Ivy

    Unstable by Alexandra Ivy

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    WHEN IT COMES TO KILLINGA dead man in a cemetery isn’t news—unless he’s found on top of a grave, with a bullet through his head. The body belongs to Jude Henley, who was supposed to be buried below. Instead, the grave contains the remains of Staci Gale, thought to have run away nearly three decades ago...
  • Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan

    Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · 44 ratings
    Emma’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart pounding conclusion in the final chapters of "Reason to Breathe". Now everyone in Weslyn knows Emma’s secret, but Carol can’t hurt Emma anymore. Some are still haunted by the horror of that night, and some must face the repercussions of their choices...
  • Life of the Party by C. Erin Anderson

    Life of the Party by C. Erin Anderson

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Taylor can't wait to be free from high school, to leave behind her disapproving parents and finally escape the shadow of her perfect older sister. The rebellious party girl has a perfect accomplice in best friend Riley, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks who scores them drugs, booze, and underage entry into the best club in town...
  • Ómorphi by C. (Cody) Kennedy

    Ómorphi by C. (Cody) Kennedy

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    "Hauntingly beautiful, a book that you never wanted to end because you were so much a part of the characters lives. When you finish the book you want to know more, to pick up the phone and call Christy. Magically written, the voices and setting of the story were so clear you lived each moment with the characters...
  • Jahleel by S. Ann Cole

    Jahleel by S. Ann Cole

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    This. Book. Is. About. OBSESSION It is NOT a traditional romance. It deviates from the norm. It defies...EVERYTHING. This. Book. Is. About. OBSESSION __________________________________________________ A TRUE-ly fabricated story about Love & Obsession... I’m an idiot. I’m too stupid to be human. Too stupid to live. I lack common sense. I used to be a normal human being...
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

    I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

    Rated: 4.05 of 5 stars
    · 30 ratings
    What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad? Jasper "Jazz" Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal's point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod...
  • They The Pretty Stars by Eden O'Neill

    They The Pretty Stars by Eden O'Neill

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    In Maywood Heights, stars burn bright. They fall even harder.They call them the Court, an elite boys club who rule Windsor Preparatory Academy like gods among men. And, of course, they're led by Hercules himself.Royal Prinze-yes, that's actually his name--walks around both the school and the town like he owns them. His affiliation to the prestigious Court only gives him more clout...
  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown

    Hate List by Jennifer Brown

    Rated: 4.03 of 5 stars
    · 33 ratings
    Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  young adult  abuse  dark
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · 80 ratings
    Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe...
  • Right Behind You by Gail Giles

    Right Behind You by Gail Giles

    Rated: 4.03 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    When he was nine, Kip set another child on fire. Now, after years in a juvenile ward, he is ready for a fresh start. But the ghosts of his past soon demand justice, and he must reveal his painful secret...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  contemporary  young adult  dark
  • A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

    A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

    Rated: 4.02 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    Faulkner’s most famous, most popular, and most anthologized short story, “A Rose for Emily” evokes the terms Southern gothic and grotesque, two types of literature in which the general tone is one of gloom, terror, and understated violence...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  young adult  dark
  • You Were Here by Cory McCarthy

    You Were Here by Cory McCarthy

    Rated: 4.05 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Grief turned Jaycee into a daredevil, but can she dare to deal with her past?On the anniversary of her daredevil brother's death, Jaycee attempts to break into Jake's favorite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum. Joined by four classmates, each with their own brand of dysfunction, Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother's exploration and the unfinished dares he left behind...
  • We the Pretty Stars by Eden O'Neill

    We the Pretty Stars by Eden O'Neill

    Rated: 4.03 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    He's a supernova... wild and untamed but I refuse to let his light die. If need be, I'll be that light for him.We'll end this together.The body count is rising in Maywood Heights and Royal seems determined to add to that number. He wants to take out those who hurt Paige. Though I want justice too, I'm not sure how far his need for revenge will take him. These flames might consume him in the end...
  • Marrow by Tarryn Fisher

    Marrow by Tarryn Fisher

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · 25 ratings
    In the Bone there is a house. In the house there is a girl. In the girl there is a darkness. Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible...
  • Court Kept by Eden O'Neill

    Court Kept by Eden O'Neill

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    The black hole has sucked me in... and I don't want to get out.Ramses plan is dark. It can GET dark but not only am I here for it I'm so ready. It's time to bring some justice in this town. It's time to open some f*cking doors and be a voice for someone who didn't have one. My sister Paige didn't get to tell her story. What happened to her was covered up and I'm going to prove that...
  • Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf

    Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    All warfare is deception. Even in high school. It’s been nineteen days since Isis Blake forgot about him. The boy she can't quite remember. She's stuck in the hospital with a turban-size bandage on her head, more Jell-o than a human being should ever face, and a tiny bit of localized amnesia. Her only goal? To get out of this place before she becomes a complete nutjob herself...
  • Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks

    Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Framed for the murder of her best friend, a young girl joins a super-secret society of teenage assassins to avoid a lifetime behind bars--and discovers her own true self--in this mesmerizing debut novel. Seventeen-year-old Signal Deere has raised eyebrows for years as an unhappy Goth misfit from the trailer park...
  • What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini

    What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Magda just wants to forget what happened. But there's a nightmare lurking —and it's coming for her...This is Magda’s last chance. Recovering from a scandal at her elite New York City private school that threw her life into a tailspin, she’s shipped off to live with her grandparents in the Pacific Northwest for the summer...
  • Locked and Loaded by Nenia Campbell

    Locked and Loaded by Nenia Campbell

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer... Christina Parker agreed to go to work for the BN because she thought it would keep her and her loved ones safe. But the BN's training facility is more like a prison than a school, and rumors about her illicit relationship with an IMA assassin make assimilation difficult - if not impossible...
  • Left by T.R. Graves

    Left by T.R. Graves

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Your own two feet are all you have when you've been left. A naive Baylee loves Colt, her boyfriend of four years, more than she ever thought possible. After a little snooping, she's convinced she's well on her way toward hearing an once-in-a-lifetime proposal and starring in the wedding-of-the-year event...
  • Dane by Leddy Harper

    Dane by Leddy Harper

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Dane Kauffman: Rich, smart, handsome, and selfless. He’s content with the direction of his life, until the moment he stares into her green eyes. Eden Clare: Determined, headstrong, and independent. Searching for a job, answers, and a purpose, she has no room for anything else. Until she glances in his direction. Crossing paths, tempting fate—Dane must make the ultimate decision...
  • Girl, Stolen by April Henry

    Girl, Stolen by April Henry

    Rated: 3.97 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom fills a prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, the car is being stolen. Griffin hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne and once he finds out that not only does she have pneumonia, but that she's blind, he really doesn't know what to do...
  • He Found Me by Whitney Barbetti

    He Found Me by Whitney Barbetti

    Rated: 3.97 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    When I was seventeen, I disappeared. I walked out the door of my apartment with a backpack and never looked back. I left the life of Cora Mitchell behind, seeking freedom from my real-life nightmare. But my freedom came with a cost. I lived a fictitious life for the next six years, never letting anyone close enough to see underneath the facade that was Andra Walker...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  young adult  dark  abuse
  • By a Thread by R.L. Griffin

    By a Thread by R.L. Griffin

    Rated: 3.96 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Stella's future was set, and it was a bright one. She was engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning. With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor; sometimes clothed...
  • Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

    Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

    Rated: 3.95 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Rachel died at two a.m . . . Three hours after Skyler kissed me for the first time. Forty-five minutes after she sent me her last text. Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before. . .before that terrible night at the old house. Before Rachel shut Jaycee out. Before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  contemporary  young adult  dark  abuse
  • Eden by E.M. Snow

    Eden by E.M. Snow

    Rated: 3.94 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    At Angelview Academy, Saint Angelle is God.Trust me, I should know.I’m the girl who's watched him manipulate and ruin and break—the nobody he’s done all those things and so much more to.Saint swears he had his reasons.He vows that he’s not the enemy.He even promises to tear down kingdoms to keep me safe. To possess me. To keep me.I think he’s wrong...
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