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The Sledding Hill Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
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Demonglass (A Hex Hall Novel) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second installment in witchy series is darker but still fun.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2011)
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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2012)
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The Madness Underneath: Shades of London, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cool main character holds together 2nd London mystery.
By Maureen Johnson
(2013)
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Poison Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun, fast-paced fantasy with potion-packing heroine.
By Bridget Zinn
(2013)
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In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
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The Rithmatist Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Geometry-based steampunk fantasy with a touch of violence.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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School Spirits (A Hex Hall Novel) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen ghost hunter blends into high school in fun spin-off.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2013)
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Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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The Obsidian Blade: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inventive time-travel tale mixes history, religion, sci-fi.
By Pete Hautman
(2012)
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Far Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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The Burning Sky: The Elemental Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl learns to use fire-controlling power in magical tale.
By Sherry Thomas
(2013)
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Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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Revenge of the Witch: The Last Apprentice, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stalwart tween fights dark forces in deliciously scary read.
By Joseph Delaney
(2006)
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Let the Sky Fall Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Ponderous backstory bogs down "air elemental" romance.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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The Eye of Minds: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cyberpunk series hits the ground running for gaming fans.
By James Dashner
(2013)
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Let the Storm Break: Sky Fall, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
More cosmic perils, teen romance in "air-elemental" sequel.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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