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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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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horror stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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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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Insignia Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Complex, thrilling start to thoughtful dystopian trilogy.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2012)
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What's Left of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of two-souled girl bogs down in repetition.
By Kat Zhang
(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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UnWholly: Unwind Dystology, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Middle volume of organ transplant trilogy extends suspense.
By Neal Shusterman
(2012)
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Reached Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Satisfying, solid resolution of twisting dystopian romance.
By Ally Condie
(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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Fuse: The Pure Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Post-apocalyptic story has great characters; still gruesome.
By Julianna Baggott
(2013)
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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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Foundation Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Hugely influential classic mostly for sci-fi fans.
By Isaac Asimov
(2008)
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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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Vortex: Insignia, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dystopian sequel is long, thought-provoking, action packed.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2013)
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