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The Red Scrolls of Magic: The Eldest Curses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature Shadowhunter series spin-off focuses on Alec, Magnus.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2019)
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Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Soap opera-like fantasy series has mature sexual content.
By Cassandra Clare
(2018)
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Muse of Nightmares: Strange the Dreamer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Absorbing fantasy reckons with trauma's awful impact.
By Laini Taylor
(2018)
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A Girl Like That Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of teen rebellion, tragedy in Saudi Arabia.
By Tanaz Bhathena
(2018)
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A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle bio of "Charlotte's Web" author is full of charm.
By Barbara Herkert
(2017)
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Loved: House of Night Other World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Spin-off more chummy reunion than zombie apocalypse.
By P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
(2017)
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Lord of Shadows: The Dark Artifices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Faeries, demons, kissing, with thoughtful look at prejudice.
By Cassandra Clare
(2017)
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A Court of Wings and Ruin: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gore, sex, epic battle against evil in twisty faery tale.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2017)
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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Strange the Dreamer Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fiercely imaginative, lushly told fantasy for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2017)
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The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princess tries to get a break in fun, action-packed volume.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2016)
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Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Irreverent twists on fairy tales keep new readers guessing.
By Noah Z. Jones
(2014)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter fans will love, but the romance is nothing new.
By Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Anna Dressed in Blood Book Poster Image
age 15+
Hip, gory teen ghost hunter story delivers on its title.
By Kendare Blake
(2011)
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The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party Book Poster Image
age 5+
Guests wait while princess fights monsters in fun sequel.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2015)
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Lair of Dreams: The Diviners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing sequel in supernatural series set in '20s NYC.
By Libba Bray
(2015)
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Dime Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
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How to Read a Story Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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