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Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil Game Poster Image
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Grim expansion ramps up difficulty of apocalyptic strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Night Call Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Great Parisian storytelling, but clunky mystery solving.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Neon Genesis Evangelion TV Poster Image
age 14+
Classic anime series is violent, introspective.
Network: Netflix
(1995)
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Game Poster Image
age 14+
Comic book action returns with new focus on teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(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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The Queen's Resistance:  The Queen's Rising, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Satisfying fantasy sequel ramps up the action and violence.
By Rebecca Ross
(2019)
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BTS World App Poster Image
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age 14+
Interactive adventure is little more than K-pop fan service.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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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 Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Game Poster Image
age 14+
Excellent adventure sequel demands play of previous game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Let Me Hear a Rhyme Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens try to make murdered friend a rap star in fun caper.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2019)
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Aurora Rising Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fabulous, violent sci-fi adventure about a misfit squad.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2019)
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Blood & Treasure TV Poster Image
age 14+
Violent treasure hunt action series is fast-paced fun.
Network: CBS
(2019)
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Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Game Poster Image
age 14+
Crafting adventure creates engaging, accessible gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Dauntless Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Free-to-play tale uses microtransactions to enhance play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Again, but Better Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love gets a second chance in romcom with touch of magic.
By Christine Riccio
(2019)
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The Dysasters Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen superhero tale has potential but also some cliches.
By P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
(2019)
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Zombotron Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Bloody sci-fi shooter is visually slick with clunky play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
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