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Freedom Planet Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Actioner feels like Sonic homage, but play falls short.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2014)
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Maidentrip Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Excellent docu about teen sailor; some brief profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Ragamuffin Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Thoughtful faith-driven film on Christian artist is intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Monument 14: Savage Drift Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing, gripping end to post-apocalyptic trilogy.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2014)
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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Game Poster Image
age 13+
Lackluster action game has blatant movie-marketing ties.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Ruin and Rising: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Rousing, romantic finale to fantasy set in alternate Russia.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2014)
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Born of Deception: Born of Illusion, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
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The Forbidden Library Book Poster Image
age 11+
Intriguing start to fantasy series best for dark-side fans.
By Django Wexler
(2014)
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After The End, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gritty sci-fi survival tale questions reality and authority.
By Amy Plum
(2014)
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The Falconer: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dark, enchanting, violent tale of faery-killing teen girl.
By Elizabeth May
(2014)
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Prince Killian and the Holy Grail Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Awful supernatural swashbuckler is violent and pointless.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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House of Ivy & Sorrow Book Poster Image
age 13+
Frothy, gory teenage-witch tale of family secrets, romance.
By Natalie Whipple
(2014)
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Tremor: Pulse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Telekinetic adventure keeps suspense high in game of wits.
By Patrick Carman
(2014)
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting score has electro feel, plus some catchy pop songs.
By Various Artists
(2014)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Split Second Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong sequel encourages teens to think about tech's impact.
By Kasie West
(2014)
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Mercenary Kings Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Polished, full-featured retro shooter is unexpectedly gory.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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Age of Wonders 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Complex, violent strategy hard to master but rewarding.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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"Scare Away the Dark" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Passionate anthem calls for a more screen-free existence.
By Passenger
(2014)
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The 100: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Captivating tale about teens sent to recolonize Earth.
By Kass Morgan
(2013)
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