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The Lives of Saints Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brief, bloody, lushly illustrated tales of the Grishaverse.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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Critter Fixers: Country Vets TV Poster Image
age 14+
Animals are treated with care in fun but graphic vet show.
Network: Disney+, NatGeoWild
(2020)
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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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A Curse So Dark and Lonely: Cursebreaker, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern "Beauty" tale has complex characters, gore, humor.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2019)
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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 14+
Huge fantasy adventure is deeper, has more hunting content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Sun Warrior:  Tales of a New World, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing, heftier second installment focuses on characters.
By P.C. Cast
(2017)
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The Book of Dust, Book 1: La Belle Sauvage Book Poster Image
age 14+
Nail-biting start to trilogy in His Dark Materials world.
By Philip Pullman
(2017)
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The Rose & the Dagger: The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Satisfying sequel with surprising magical twists.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2016)
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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Game Poster Image
age 14+
Huge expansion vastly improves on multiplayer adventure.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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The Assembly Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Good story, use of VR, but mediocre, short adventure.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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The Huntsman: Winter's War Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Messy, violent Snow White sequel wastes its great actors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Wink Poppy Midnight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lyrical, haunting novel casts a spell on readers.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2016)
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Clash Royale App Poster Image
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age 14+
Fantasy action-strategy game wants all your time and money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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The Champions Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Profoundly moving docu about dog rescue and recovery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Adult sequel to popular Princess Diaries series delivers.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
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Dorothy Must Die, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, violent reimagining of Oz makes Dorothy evil dictator.
By Danielle Paige
(2014)
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Snow White and the Huntsman Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Violent fairy tale isn't for kids but will attract teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Darling Companion Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Prickly couple loses dog, rediscovers love in ho-hum drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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