Gateway Nominees 2017-18

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Grace Mae is already familiar with madness when family secrets and the bulge in her belly send her to an insane asylum; it is in the darkness that she finds a new lease on life. When a visiting doctor interested in criminal psychology recognizes Grace's brilliant mind beneath her rage, he recruits her as his assistant. Continuing to operate under the cloak of madness at crime scenes allows her to gather clues from bystanders who believe her less than human.
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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for something to keep him here, alive and awake. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching grief. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school-six stories above the ground-it's unclear who saves whom. Soon it's only with Violet that Finch can be himself.
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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire's impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire.
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Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway

Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway
Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach; go anywhere without her parents' relentless worrying. But Emmy's parents can't seem to let her grow up since the day Oliver disappeared. Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart... He'd thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run.
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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Risk everything for love. What if you couldn't touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door -- and becomes the greatest risk she's ever taken.
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Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
Up until his diagnosis, Lane lived a fairly predictable life. But when he finds himself at a tuberculosis sanatorium called Latham House, he discovers an insular world with paradoxical rules, med sensors, and an eccentric yet utterly compelling confidante named Sadie-and life as Lane knows it will never be the same. Robyn Schneider's Extraordinary Means is a heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story about the miracles of first love and second chances.
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Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers

Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers
The Competition: Outlandishly wealthy Grandmother VanDemere has decided to leave her vast fortune to the family member who proves him or herself worthiest by solving puzzles and riddles on a whirlwind race around the globe. There will be eight competitors, three continents, and a prize worth millions...
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Losers Take All by David Klass

Losers Take All by David Klass
The new rule at Jack Logan's sports-crazy New Jersey high school is that all kids must play on a team. Jack and a ragtag group of anti-athletic friends decide to get even. They are going to start a rebel JV soccer team whose mission is to avoid victory at any cost, setting out to secretly undermine the jock culture of the school. But as the team's losing formula becomes increasingly successful at attracting fans and attention, Jack and his teammates are winning in ways they never expected.
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Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

 Francesca Zappia
Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8 Ball, Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She's pretty optimistic about her chances until she runs into Miles. Didn't she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers.
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Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

Ruthless
Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It's no wonder people call her Ruthless. When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup trick, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can't afford to lose. At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth's blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor.
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
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The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

The Improbable Theory
When Ana Watson's brother ditches a high school trip to run wild at Washingcon, type-A Ana knows that she must find him or risk her last shot at freedom from her extra-controlling parents. In her desperation, she's forced to enlist the last person she'd ever want to spend time with to help find her brother before morning comes. Over the course of the night, while being chased by hordes of costumed Vikings and zombies, Ana and Zak begin to open up to each other.
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This Raging Light by Estelle Laure

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure
Lucille Bennett is pushed into adulthood after her mom decides to take a break from parenting, from responsibility, from Lucille and her little sister, Wren. Left to cover for her absentee parents, Lucille thinks, "Wren and Lucille. Lucille and Wren. I will do whatever I have to. No one will pull us apart." Now is not the time for level-headed Lucille to fall in love. But love -messy, inconvenient love -is what she's about to experience...
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Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
All Samantha wanted was to move back to New York and pursue her music, difficult enough being a Chinese girl in 1849 Missouri. Her fate takes a turn for the worse after a tragic accident leaves her with nothing and she breaks the law in self-defense. With help from Annamae, a runaway slave, the two flee town for the unknown frontier. Life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls. Disguised as Sammy and Andy, each search for a link to their past and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention.
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Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee
A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr dreams of winning the championship. As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet thats fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. When Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices put everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.
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