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Books that Won’t Make You Blush

More great stories, less mature* content

*Everyone’s definition of mature content is different—please use your own judgement about what is right for you.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

14-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

In an alternate England of 1851, Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school. Lessons include not only the fine arts of etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.

All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Grace knows her mother was murdered, but the  powerful people along Embassy Row don’t want to listen. Grace though is determined to make the killer pay.

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, 16-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.

Summerlost by Ally Condie

A year after the deaths of her dad and younger brother, Cedar Lee spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, coming to terms with her grief.

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Amani dreams of writing poetry and adventures. Adventure comes for Amani, but it’s not what she expects: she is kidnapped to become a body double for the hated princess Maram.

The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

After being betrayed and cast out, Lady Magdalen and Steffan the Duke of Wolfberg must work together to reclaim their rightful titles.

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

Jonathan leads a quiet life, until the king arrives, enlisting him and his father to find the cure to a  deadly plague . Then he discovers he is a prodigy at working with fantillium, which creates shared illusions.

Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

Uncovering an ancient evil, Serafina, a mermaid, searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas, to save their hidden world.

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

To his high school, Michael Vey is nothing special. But Michael has electric powers. Michael thinks he’s unique until he discovers a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers.

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Gwyneth discovers that she carries a time-travel gene, and  is soon journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust.

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In this continuation of Cinderella, Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming’s proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules, so she plots to escape .

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

On her way to marry a prince she’s never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce , Seraphina, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals.

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

Sunny is living with her grandfather for the summer, where she befriends Buzz and faces the secret behind why she was sent in the first place.

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

14-year-old Audrey is making slow but steady progress dealing with her anxiety disorder when Linus comes into the picture and her recovery gains momentum.

Legend by Marie Lu

North America has split into 2 warring nations. Day–a famous criminal, and prodigy June–the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Emily’s daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving a list of bizarre tasks. With unexpected help from classmate Frank, Emily gives them a try.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with Prince Kai and finds herself in the middle of a violent struggle with a lunar queen.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

Miles: average teen with a scholarship to a prestigious school. Complication: he’s (a) Spider-Man. He’s trying to balance it all, while stopping a villainous teacher.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

At 8, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers.10 years later, he joins the Reckoners–the only ones trying to end the Epics’ tyranny.

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Twins, Sophie and Josh, find themselves caught up in the centuries-old struggle between Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient book that holds the secrets to everlasting life .

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

12-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Alternate 1914: Austrian Prince Alek, is running from the Clanker Powers. He forms an alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

Ms Marvel: No Normal (vol 1) by G. Willow Wilson

Kamala Khan: ordinary girl, suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Is she ready to wield these gifts? Kamala has no idea. But she’s comin’ for you, New York!

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