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Wayward Son:  Simon Snow Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Road trip takes a dark turn in riveting fantasy sequel.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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Five Dark Fates: Three Dark Crowns, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Bloody but satisfying end to mature magic-sisters series.
By Kendare Blake
(2019)
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Vow of Thieves: Dance of Thieves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Explosively exciting end to romantic fantasy duology.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2019)
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Nocturna Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent Latinx fantasy has magic but falls flat in places.
By Maya Motayne
(2019)
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Monstress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Girl seeks revenge in compelling graphic novel fantasy.
By Marjorie Liu
(2016)
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Soul of the Sword: Shadow of the Fox, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of gory carnage in engaging samurai sequel.
By Julie Kagawa
(2019)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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The Raven's Tale Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping, dark exploration of famous writer's teen years.
By Cat Winters
(2019)
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brooding tales for those steeped in the Shadowhunter-verse.
By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
(2019)
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The Red Scrolls of Magic: The Eldest Curses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature Shadowhunter series spin-off focuses on Alec, Magnus.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(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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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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Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Soap opera-like fantasy series has mature sexual content.
By Cassandra Clare
(2018)
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age 14+
Teens hunt shape-shifting beast in eerie fantasy thriller.
By Claire Legrand
(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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Muse of Nightmares: Strange the Dreamer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Absorbing fantasy reckons with trauma's awful impact.
By Laini Taylor
(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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And the Ocean Was Our Sky Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent, gripping fantasy turns "Moby Dick" upside down.
By Patrick Ness
(2018)
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A Reaper at the Gates: An Ember in the Ashes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling, violent installment sets up an epic final book.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2018)
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