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The Chosen: Contender, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Deadly Maze Runner-like contest with Romans and dinosaurs.
By Taran Matharu
(2019)
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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The Outcast: Summoner Trilogy Prequel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed origin story for Fletcher's mentor Arcturus.
By Taran Matharu
(2018)
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Gone Rogue: Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: The Lunar Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic novel series ender has both action and depth.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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Beasts Made of Night, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting, intricately detailed, Africa-influenced fantasy.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
(2017)
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer: DC Icons Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern, diverse characters + super action = huge win.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring true story of teen coders' video game success.
By Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser
(2017)
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The Bone Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of dead-raising witch more coming-of-age than morbid.
By Rin Chupeco
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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Wires and Nerve: The Lunar Chronicles Series, Vol. 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tough female droid fuels fun Lunar Chronicles graphic novel.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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Goldenhand: Old Kingdom, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting entry in magic series brings back fave characters.
By Garth Nix
(2016)
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Fun Science: A Guide to Life, the Universe and Why Science Is So Awesome Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube superstar makes learning about the cosmos fun.
By Charlie McDonnell
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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How to Hang a Witch Book Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy thriller blends witch trials with high school drama.
By Adriana Mather
(2016)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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Shadowshaper: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Art-filled urban fantasy has outstanding Afro-Latina hero.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2015)
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The Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
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A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
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Rebel of the Sands Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wild West meets Arabian Nights in exciting fantasy kickoff.
By Alwyn Hamilton
(2016)
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