Must List: Week of August 31st, 2015

1. The Dogs, by Allan Stratton

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The Dogs is the newest psychological thriller from award winning YA author Allan Stratton. In The Dogs, young Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years because his father is hunting them…or at least that’s what Cameron’s been told. When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren’t possible. Soon he’s questioning everything he thought he knew and even his sanity. What’s hiding in the night? Buried in the past? Cameron must uncover the dark secrets before they tear him apart.

2. Faking It Season Premiere

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AAAGGHHHH!!! Faking It is finally back!! Season 2 premieres Monday, August 31st on MTV, so we can finally check in with Amy and Karma and everybody else at Hester High.

3. Cut Both Ways, by Carrie Mesrobian

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Cut Both Ways is a story about discovering, then accepting, your own personal sexual identity. It focuses on popular Will, who totally definitely likes girls…right? Until he starts hooking up with his best friend Angus. But then there’s cute Brandy. Will is confused and he has no idea why he keeps hooking up with Angus when Brandy is in his life. Faced with a decision, whom will he choose? Does he have to choose at all?

4. Awkward Season Premiere

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Jenna and company also return with new episodes this monday, but for their final season…sad face. But with high school ending and everything changing, what paths will our awkward friends choose? Tune in Monday on MTV to find out.

5. Catacomb, by Madeleine Roux

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Catacomb is the third and final installment in the popular Asylum series. As their senior year ends, Dan, Abby, and Jordan are excited to take one last road trip together, and they’re just not going to think about what will happen when the summer ends. Headed to New Orleans, strange things start happening–menacing text messages and it looks like they are being followed. Dan begins to see that none of these things are coincidence, but fate—a fate that ties Dan to a group called the Bone Artists, who have a sinister connection with a notorious killer from the past.

6. Sigala, “Easy Love”

Don’t know Sigala yet? Get acquainted right now. He’s a Brit EDM artist, and his infectious summery single “Easy Love” is streaming now and available for download on iTunes on Friday, September 4th. Check out the adorbs kids-break-dancing video below.

7. Infinite In Between, by Caroline Mackler

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Echoing aspects of John Hughes’s The Breakfast Club, Infinite In Between ties the stories of five disparate teens together to create a distinct and cohesive whole, a story about how we can all affect one another’s lives in the most unexpected and amazing ways. Zoe, Jake, Mia, Gregor, and Whitney meet at freshman orientation. At the end of that first day, they make a promise to reunite after graduation. So much can happen in those in-between years

8. Taylor Swift, “Wildest Dreams” Video

The video for T Swift’s new single “Wildest Dream” premieres Sunday, August 30th during the VMA broadcast on MTV. There are a few details about the vid–it stars hot Scott Eastwood and was filmed in Africa–but get the full scoop about T Swift’s new jam below.

9. Heroes of Dirt

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Out in theaters Friday, September 4th, Heroes of Dirt is the story of passionate BMX dirt jumper, Phin Cooper (Joel Moody) and his struggle to achieve fame and success in his sport. Phin is sidelined by some trouble with the law and forced to mentor a younger boy…but his mentee could threaten his career in BMX jumping. Along the way though, check out some of the best stunts in dirt jumping by legendary pros and hardcore locals in the sport.

10. The Vampire Diaries Season 6 DVD

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Season 7 of TVD doesn’t hit the CW until October 8th, but while you wait to see what the show looks like without Elena, catch up on everything you might have missed from season 6, out on DVD Tuesday, September 1st. The entire series is also streaming on Netflix right now.

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