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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
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Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2012)
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Elemental Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
By Antony John
(2012)
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Hanna's Gold Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen treasure hunt shows drinking with consequences.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Hostage Three Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
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Firebrand: Elemental, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
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The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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Passenger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Talented cast can't save tired, action-heavy franchise.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War App Poster Image
age 12+
Complex strategy game/movie tie-in sells pirate way of life.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Crossbones TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Pirate adventure has bloody violence, political intrigue.
Network: NBC
(2014)
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Strike Vector EX Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Fun sci-fi aerial dogfighting; lots of action, weak story.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Tales of Berseria Game Poster Image
age 15+
Fun yet dark role-playing game quickly becomes repetitive.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Nantucket Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Slow-paced strategy requires patience, luck for success.
Platforms: Windows
(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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Genesis Alpha One Game Poster Image
age 15+
Ambitious space adventure ultimately disappoints.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Paskal Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
War violence abounds in so-so Malaysian action movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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