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"Nick and Charlie are in love. They've finally said those three little words, and Charlie has almost persuaded his mum to let him sleep over at Nick's house. He wants to take their relationship to the next level... but can he find the confidence he needs? And with Nick going off to university next year, is everything about to change?"--Amazon.

Gods & monsters

Bent on revenge after a heartbreaking loss, Lou must battle the darkness within her, which will take more than love to drive out.

The ruined

"In the aftermath of a deadly skirmish on the border of the Winter and Summer Courts, Bastien now finds himself entrenched among the Winter Court survivors hidden deep within the mountain. From this ancient seat of the Sylvan Wyld, he begins to truly understand the destruction wrought by the summer fey on his brethren. The dying wish of Sunan, the famed illusionist and hero of the Winter Court, is for Bastien to take his rightful place and assume responsibility for the Sylvan Wyld and bring an end to the war with the Summer Court and Lady Silla of the Sylvan Vale. To do this, Bastien will be granted access to the most powerful--and most coveted--artifact in all the fey realms. But it may come at a great cost. Taking on this role will put him at odds with his love, Celine, and her mother, Lady Silla. Overwhelmed by loss, Celine wants nothing more than to return to an easier time and be among her friends and loved ones in New Orleans, safely ensconced within the Court of the Lions--not contemplating the possibility of taking her mother's place as the queen of the Summer Court, the same court Bastien wants her to abandon to stand by his side in the Sylvan Wyld. But she doesn't believe she should have to give up her own power for anyone, even Bastien--putting them on opposite sides of a brewing bloody war. May the bloodthirstiest one win"--Provided by publisher.

My fault

"Seventeen-year-old Noah Morgan loves her quiet, normal life in Toronto. But when her mother returns from a cruise unexpectedly married to a billionaire and announces they are moving to L.A., Noah is suddenly shoved out of her comfort zone and into a glittering world of illegal street races, lavish pool parties, and spoiled rich kids. And her new stepbrother Nicholas is the most spoiled of them all. Arrogant, aloof, and viciously attractive, Nick is everything she hates, especially when she learns his bad boy persona isn't just a fa?ade. She's spent her life running from danger, and Nick is danger incarnate. Yet neither of them can prevent the powerful attraction that flares between them--enough to turn their worlds upside-down and tempt them beyond all reason. But Noah's past may be even more dangerous than their forbidden romance. And if he wants her, Nick will have to decide if he's willing to risk everything"--Back cover.

Vengeance of the pirate queen

The crew of the Vengeance finds itself in a fight to save the world when it accidentally awakens the King of the Undersea who can control the dead.


It was all sinking in. I'd never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean? Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush - but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she's sure she'll find her person one day. As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia's ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her 'teenage dream' is in sight. But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her - asexual, aromantic - Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever. Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along? This wise, warm and witty story of identity and self-acceptance sees Alice Oseman on towering form as Georgia and her friends discover that true love isn't limited to romance. Includes guide to further resources on asexuality and aromanticism.

A curse for true love

"Evangeline Fox ventured to the Magnificent North in search of her happy ending, and it seems as if she has it. She's married to a handsome prince and lives in a legendary castle. But Evangeline has no idea of the devastating price she's paid for this fairytale. She doesn't know what she has lost, and her husband is determined to make sure she never finds out. . . . but first he must kill Jacks, the Prince of Hearts"--Provided by publisher.

I loved you in another life

"Evan Taft has plans. Take a gap year in Alaska, make sure his little brother and single mother are taken care of, and continue therapy to process his father's departure. But after his mom's unexpected diagnosis, as Evan's plans begin to fade, he hears something: a song no one else can hear, the voice of a mysterious singer. Shosh Bell has dreams. A high school theater legend, she's headed to performing arts college in LA, a star on the rise. But when a drunk driver takes her sister's life, that star fades to black. All that remains is a void--and a soft voice singing in her ear. Over it all, transcending time and space, a celestial bird brings strangers together: from an escaped murderer in 19th century Paris, to a Norwegian kosmonaut in low-earth orbit, something is happening that began long ago, and will long outlast Evan and Shosh"--Provided by publisher.

A pretty implausible premise

Connected by experiences only they understand, teens Hattie and Presley fall into a whirlwind romance, but when the unrelenting trauma that haunts them jeopardizes their relationship, they must find a way to overcome their losses without losing each other.

Ryan and Avery

"When a blue-haired boy (Ryan) meets a pink-haired boy (Avery) at a dance--a queer prom--both feel an inexplicable but powerful connection. Follow them through their first ten dates as they bridge their initial shyness and fall in love--through snowstorms, groundings, meeting parents (Avery's) and not (Ryan's), cast parties, heartbreak, and every day and date in between"--OCLC.


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