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There Will Come a Darkness: The Age of Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mature fantasy with complex characters is full of surprises.
By Katy Rose Pool
(2019)
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Five Dark Fates: Three Dark Crowns, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Bloody but satisfying end to mature magic-sisters series.
By Kendare Blake
(2019)
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Vow of Thieves: Dance of Thieves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Explosively exciting end to romantic fantasy duology.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2019)
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Soul of the Sword: Shadow of the Fox, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of gory carnage in engaging samurai sequel.
By Julie Kagawa
(2019)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brooding tales for those steeped in the Shadowhunter-verse.
By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
(2019)
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The Princess Guide Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy adventure needs to go back to "knight" school.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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The Wicked King: The Folk of the Air, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Politics take center stage in suspenseful fantasy.
By Holly Black
(2019)
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Lady Smoke: Ash Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Warring kingdom sequel not as compelling as Book 1.
By Laura Sebastian
(2019)
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The Girl King Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Action-filled fantasy series off to a violent start.
By Mimi Yu
(2019)
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King of Scars: King of Scars Duology, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystical Grishaverse tale has edgy, exciting characters.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 14+
Huge fantasy adventure is deeper, has more hunting content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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A Reaper at the Gates: An Ember in the Ashes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling, violent installment sets up an epic final book.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2018)
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Eden Conquered: Dividing Eden, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Rival twins square off in surprising fantasy finale.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2018)
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Ash Princess Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Torture, genocide make absorbing fantasy for mature teens.
By Laura Sebastian
(2018)
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Queens of Fennbirn: Three Dark Crowns Series Book Poster Image
age 14+
Two prequel stories deftly explore betrayal and power.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Siren TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Mermaid tale is violent, suspenseful, and thrilling drama.
Network: Freeform
(2018)
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia Game Poster Image
age 14+
Anime fighter whose biggest sin is repetitive combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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