Kill the Boy Band

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

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Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.

We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him– his room key, his cellphone, and his secrets.

We were not planning on what happened next.

We swear.

— From the book jacket of Kill The Boy Band

The Ruperts are the biggest group in the world, and their first trip to America sold out in seconds. But that won’t stop 4 friends from getting as close as they can to their favorite group.

They only wanted to be near them. Maybe see them. Get a hug and take a selfie. Definitely not kidnap one of them. That was not part of the plan. Neither was tying him up and holding him hostage. Or everything else that followed. That was never supposed to happen. They loved The Ruperts! Right?

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Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

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Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before– before Dara kissed Parker, before Nick lost him as her best friend, before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred. Now the two sisters, who used to be close, aren’t speaking. In an instant, Nick lost everything and is determined to use the summer to get it all back.

But Dara has other plans. When she vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl has vanished, too– nine-year-old Madeline Snow– and as Nick pursues her sister, she becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances may be linked.

— From the book jacket of Vanishing Girls

Sisters Nick and Dara used to do everything together. That is until Dara started pulling away from Nick. Until she started living a life without her sister. Until she started dating Nick’s best friend, Parker. Until the drinking and the drugs and things Nick doesn’t even know about. Until the accident.

Nick doesn’t remember the accident. She doesn’t know why she was driving Dara down that rainy coastal road. She doesn’t know why her car suddenly slammed through a guardrail and hit solid rock. She’s tried to remember, but there’s nothing there. Just a blank space where the accident should be. All she knows is that in an instant, everything changed. Dara is no longer speaking to Nick, not even able to stand being in the same room with her. Nick hopes that this summer she can start to mend their broken relationship and get her sister back.

When Dara disappears on her birthday, Nick is sure that something is wrong. One girl, a nine year-old, has already gone missing, and Nick is positive the two disappearances are related. While she desperately searches for Dara in the dead of night, she realizes there’s much more to Dara’s story than she ever knew.

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The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

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Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common–magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic–and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

— From the book jacket of The Shadow Queen

Snow White with a dash of Robin Hood, a heavy dose of magic, and dragons thrown in for good measure. What more could you want from a book?

Lorelai and her brother Leo have been on the run for nine years following the death of their father, the king of Ravenspire, at the hands of their evil stepmother, Irina. As a powerful sorceress, or mardushka, hell-bent on retaining the immense power she feels she deserves, Irina has siphoned nearly all of the energy from the heart of the land, leaving it barren and her people starving. Lorelai and Leo, along with their guardian, Gabril, have one goal– build up Lorelai’s magic and steadily work their way toward the capital city in order to kill the Queen and save their rightful kingdom. Along the way, to gain favor of the people of Ravenspire, they’ve been robbing supply wagons to give food to the surrounding villages in desperate need of nourishment. It is in one of these villages that they save a man named Kol as he is being attacked and chased by starving villagers.

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Seven Black Diamonds

Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr

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Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal. Her father’s “unconventional” business has meant a life of tightly held secrets, concealed weaponry, and a strict code. But Lily’s crime isn’t being the daughter of a powerful mob boss. Her guilt lies in the other half of her DNA–the part that can coax ancient rumors from stones and summon fire with a thought. Lily is part fae, which is a crime in her world.

— From the book jacket of Seven Black Diamonds

Set in a world where faeries exist alongside humans, the Queen of Blood and Rage has started an ongoing war with the humans after the death of her infant daughter, the heir to the Hidden Throne of the faery world. Because of the war, those with fae-blood, like Lilywhite Abernathy, have been forced to hide what they are, for fear of being arrested or killed.

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