A Face Like Glass, written by Frances Hardinge

Neverfell, a 14–year-old girl abandoned as a child, was found and raised by a master cheesemaker who lives in isolated caves far beneath the underground city of Caverna. The Cheesemaker refuses to let Neverfell leave the caves. He also insists she wear a mask to hide her hideous face from their few visitors. But one day Neverfell escapes, and heads to Caverna to search for the mother who left her to die.  She isn’t prepared for the impact she has on all the people she meets, until she sees her face in the mirror for the first time. Only then does she realize why she is a danger to the Caverna upper class.

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The SPiRiT of CATtail COUNTY, written by Victoria Piontek

Twelve-year-old Sparrow has always been an outcast in her small Southern town. She looks and even smells different from the other kids. These days, being an outcast means there is no one she can share her sorrow with about the recent death of her mother. Sure, there is her mean, hateful, rule-bound caretaker aunt, but she’s making sneaky plans to sell the family home. If Sparrow must move, not only will she have to say goodbye to her first human friends, siblings Maeve and Johnny and Elena, a child fortune-teller, but also to the Boy. He’s a ghost and her best friend.

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The Fandom, written by Anna Day

In a freak accident at ComicCon, Violet and her friends find themselves transported into their favourite video game, “The Gallows Dance.” Soon after their arrival, the game heroine dies, and Violet is forced to take her place and work with a rebel group. She must decide between following the game script or finding ways to change the story, so she and her friends can escape. Otherwise, there’s a good chance not all of them will make it home alive.

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The Belles, written by Dhonielle Clayton

Living in the fantasy world of Orleans where everyone is born grey, ill, and ugly, only the rich can afford to turn to the Belles. These young women have been trained from birth to use magic to make anyone beautiful, including helping those whose want it—and have the money to pay for the service—to change their skin colour from one day to the next.

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The Tethered Mage, Book #1 of The Swords and Fire Trilogy, written by Melissa Caruso

Raverran is a Renaissance-like city filled with canals, palaces, high fashion, and political intrigue. In the Raverran Empire, only a few people are born mage-marked, evidence they are gifted with strong magical powers. It’s not a gift anyone wants because it means you are forced to join the Falcon army where you are assigned to one Falconer who controls you for life. Zaira is a young mage-marked homeless girl who has the rare power to burn down whole cities. She has managed to escape being caught, but her luck runs out when she is accidentally captured and tied to shy Lady Amalia Cornaro, the daughter of one of the influential members of the ruling Council of Nine. An uneasy alliance forms between the streetwise Zaira and the bookish Lady Amalia when they must work together to discover the traitor trying to start a war between Raverran and neighbouring Ardence.

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Gracy and Fury, written by Tracy Banghart

Serina’s whole life has been focused on learning the skills she will need to become one of the wives of the heir to the throne. Her sister Naomi, less pretty and always in trouble for rebelling against the strict rules girls and women must follow, is expected to become Serina’s handmaiden at the palace. Two unexpected events result in the wrong sister being picked by the heir, while the other one is banished to an isolated and violent island prison. The sisters must now use their skills in a world neither one has been trained for, in the hopes of escaping and rescuing the other.

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