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Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
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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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Mastiff: Beka Cooper, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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Dragonswood Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen girl's bold adventure among dragons, fairies, princes.
By Janet Lee Carey
(2012)
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Plus-size princess turns leader in spiritually tinged tale.
By Rae Carson
(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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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2012)
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Summer & Bird Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
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Shadowfell Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girl who talks to fairies vs. evil king in complex fantasy.
By Juliet Marillier
(2012)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Talky but funny fantasy takes a while to get going.
By Jasper Fforde
(2012)
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The Cadet of Tildor Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl trains as elite soldier in sword-slashing fantasy.
By Alex Lidell
(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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Maid of Secrets: Maids of Honor, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Engrossing Elizabethan tale of murder and intrigue.
By Jennifer McGowan
(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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A Moment Comes Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
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Chantress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine + exciting finish = fine tween/teen fantasy.
By Amy Butler Greenfield
(2013)
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