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Renegades, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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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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The Siren Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A light, enjoyable read for romantic-fantasy fans.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
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The Young Elites, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
By Marie Lu
(2014)
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Four: A Divergent Collection Book Poster Image
age 11+
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
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Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Epic tale concludes in battle- and blood-filled saga.
By Christopher Paolini
(2011)
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Hex Hall Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Enchanting book about witty teen witch at reform school.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2011)
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The Ruins of Gorlan: The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
1st in popular series has positive characters, some battles.
By John Flanagan
(2006)
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Wings Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Romantic fairy fantasy, milder than Twilight.
By Aprilynne Pike
(2009)
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Tunnels: Tunnels Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow-starting, dark, violent, exciting adventure.
By Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
(2007)
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Inkdeath: Inkheart Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Trilogy conclusion satisfies; not as dark as previous book.
By Cornelia Funke
(2008)
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Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Overlong but exciting; gorier than the first two.
By Christopher Paolini
(2008)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Poster Image
age 12+
Grim, gripping end to the biggest saga in history.
By J. K. Rowling
(2007)
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Inkspell: Inkheart Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Overlong but often exciting sequel, darker than first book.
By Cornelia Funke
(2005)
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Sabriel: The Abhorsen Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Necromancer's teen daughter fights the dead.
By Garth Nix
(2005)
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The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Brilliant story; more fast-paced, violent than first book.
By Philip Pullman
(1997)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
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The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Witty and sharp fantasy with complex characters.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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