Gateway Nominees 2016-17

Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley

Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley
Growing up in Louisiana in the late 1960s, Tater Henry has experienced a lot of prejudice. His town is slow to desegregate and slower still to leave behind deep-seated prejudice. Despite the town's sensibilities, Rodney Boulett and his twin sister Angie befriend Tater, and as their friendship grows stronger, Tater and Rodney become an unstoppable force on the football field--until Rodney sees Tater and Angie growing closer, too, and Rodney's world is turned upside down.
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Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, everyone said Sam had it all. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her...
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Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life--an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice? What if you never had to fall? Just like everyone else, Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is following what Lux recommends. When she's accepted to the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems all the more assured.
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Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue--the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiance up.
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Made For You by Melissa Marr

Made For You by Melissa Marr
When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she's confused--who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she's awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people's deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva's power to keep her friends alive.
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Nil by Lynne Matson

Nil by Lynne Matson
On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year to escape, or you die. Charley doesn't know the rules or even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she's lying naked in an empty rock field. Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought, and so is falling in love.
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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. He works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and parks spread across the planet...
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Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. Right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane disappears; all she leaves behind is a to-do list. On it, 13 tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back? Apple picking at night? Easy enough. Dance until dawn? Why not? Kiss a stranger? Um... Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter to check things off Sloane's list.
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Some Boys by Patty Blount

Some Boys by Patty Blount
When Grace meets Ian she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But... Ian doesn't. He's funny and kind with secrets of his own. But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?
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The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.
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The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met. Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive--and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.
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The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin's eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him--with unexpected consequences. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.
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The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Adelina is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, illness swept her nation. Most infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina's black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family's good name and standing in the way of their fortune. Some survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars...
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Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
Jersey Cameron has always loved a good storm. Watching the clouds roll in and the wind pick up. Smelling electricity in the air. Dancing barefoot in the rain. She lives in the Midwest where the weather is sure to keep you guessing. Jersey knows what to do when the tornado sirens sound. But she never could have prepared for this. When her town is devastated by a tornado, Jersey loses everything. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she's sent to live with relatives she hardly knows.
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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.
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