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Lovely War Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant World War I romance weaves in jazz, Greek gods.
By Julie Berry
(2019)
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The Shadowglass: The Bone Witch, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Confusing writing mars impact of dark series finale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2019)
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Courting Darkness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing historical fiction ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2019)
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Deathcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting finale has battles, spies, romance, magic, dragons.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2019)
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Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poignant friendship story is full of heart, horror fandom.
By Jeff Zentner
(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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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful first-person accounts put faces to refugee crisis.
By Malala Yousafzai
(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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Inventing Victoria Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen reinvents herself in engaging post-Reconstruction tale.
By Tonya Bolden
(2019)
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Slayer Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Uneven series start picks up when Buffy TV series ends.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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Shadow of the Fox Book Poster Image
age 13+
Samurai, demons, Japanese folklore; very cool, kind of gory.
By Julie Kagawa
(2018)
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The Devil's Thief: The Last Magician, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Surprises abound in time-traveling wizardly saga sequel.
By Lisa Maxwell
(2018)
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The Complete Maus Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable graphic memoir of the Holocaust.
By Art Spiegelman
(2003)
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An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason Book Poster Image
age 14+
So-so historical fiction has romance and intrigue.
By Virginia Boecker
(2018)
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A Map of Days:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Creepy series installment adds lots of teen angst.
By Ransom Riggs
(2018)
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Sawkill Girls Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens hunt shape-shifting beast in eerie fantasy thriller.
By Claire Legrand
(2018)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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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 Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(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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