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Beastly Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
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The Catastrophic History of You and Me Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dead teen loads up on pizza and angst in the afterlife.
By Jess Rothenberg
(2012)
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Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Clever Cinderella twist picks brains over beauty.
By Alex Flinn
(2012)
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Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, exotic fantasy romance gets pretty violent.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2012)
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Something Strange and Deadly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling fantasy mixes mystery, Victorian romance, zombies.
By Susan Dennard
(2012)
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Team Human Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
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The Golden Lily: Bloodlines, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging Bloodlines sequel explores romance, friendship.
By Richelle Mead
(2012)
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The Raven Boys Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
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The Name of the Star: Shades of London, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Macabre modern Ripper meets hip Brit boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2011)
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The Indigo Spell: Bloodlines, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Third Bloodlines adventure takes a romantic, magical turn.
By Richelle Mead
(2013)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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Beautiful Chaos: Beautiful Creatures, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
More black magic, less exciting action in third outing.
By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
(2011)
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Siege and Storm: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Shadow and Bone sequel steps up love triangle.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2013)
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Born of Illusion, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
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A Darkness Strange and Lovely: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling sequel puts zombies in Victorian-era Paris.
By Susan Dennard
(2013)
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The Dream Thieves: The Raven Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Slow, lyrical prose builds to a thrilling, bloody sequel.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2013)
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2009)
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The Fiery Heart: Bloodlines, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Forbidden love faces big challenges in gripping installment.
By Richelle Mead
(2013)
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Man Made Boy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Frankenstein's son takes road trip in clever horror fantasy.
By Jon Skovron
(2013)
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Vampire Academy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sexy, mean-girl vampire story has strong language, bullying.
By Richelle Mead
(2007)
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