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City of Ashes: The Mortal Instruments, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
City of Bones sequel is gripping but a lot gorier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2008)
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Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Last book of supernatural soap saga is slightly more mature.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2008)
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Kin: The Good Neighbors, Book One Book Poster Image
age 14+
Spiderwick author's graphic novel for teen fans only.
By Holly Black
(2008)
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Once a Witch Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Mildly bewitching with strong female characters.
By Carolyn MacCullough
(2009)
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Wither: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mature dystopian fantasy with polygamy, teen pregnancy.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2011)
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Nightshade, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping werewolf thriller explores lust more than love.
By Andrea Cremer
(2010)
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Wolfsbane: Nightshade, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Steamy werewolf sequel ups the thrills, violence, and sex.
By Andrea Cremer
(2011)
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The Death Cure: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
No sunny wrap-up to this very dark, mature series.
By James Dashner
(2011)
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Frankenstein Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Classic of scientist haunted by his creation still timely.
By Mary Shelley
(2011)
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Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dynamic writing sets intense angel romance apart.
By Laini Taylor
(2011)
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Bloodrose: Nightshade, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Werewolf finale focuses on love triangle and bloody battle.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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There Is No Dog Book Poster Image
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age 14+
God re-imagined as teen prompts big questions, sharp humor.
By Meg Rosoff
(2012)
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Black Heart: Curse Workers, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Entertaining but predictable final installment.
By Holly Black
(2012)
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Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
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Bitterblue Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Graceling sequel overlong, but strong heroine shines.
By Kristin Cashore
(2012)
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The Chaos Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
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Rift Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
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The Lost Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engrossing story of an "echo" designed to replace dead girl.
By Sangu Mandanna
(2012)
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The Other Normals Book Poster Image
age 14+
Misfit gamer learns to connect in quirky dual-world fantasy.
By Ned Vizzini
(2012)
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