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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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Jackaby Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
By William Ritter
(2014)
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Egg & Spoon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
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Skink -- No Surrender Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
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Maid of Deception: Maids of Honor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
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The Perilous Sea: The Elemental Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Entertaining fantasy plagued by scattered subplots.
By Sherry Thomas
(2014)
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Between the Spark and the Burn: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
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Let's Get Lost Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen helps other teens and herself in sweet road-trip tale.
By Adi Alsaid
(2014)
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The Rule of Thoughts: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in cyberpunk saga loses steam.
By James Dashner
(2014)
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Half a King Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping fantasy has adventure, intrigue, some gore.
By Joe Abercrombie
(2014)
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The Family Romanov:  Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia Book Poster Image
age 12+
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
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Blind Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Blind teen probes a friend's death in compelling tale.
By Rachel DeWoskin
(2014)
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The Islands at the End of the World Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
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Marina Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
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Like No Other Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Cross-cultural teen love story is heartfelt, enlightening.
By Una LaMarche
(2014)
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The Recruit: CHERUB, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen spy series gets off to rousing start.
By Robert Muchamore
(2005)
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The Scarlet Pimpernel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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Graduation Day: The Testing, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Final book in talky trilogy picks up pace toward the climax.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2014)
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Buzz Kill Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
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