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Internment Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teens fight back in chilling, timely dystopian thriller.
By Samira Ahmed
(2019)
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Lovely War Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant World War I romance weaves in jazz, Greek gods.
By Julie Berry
(2019)
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The Shadowglass: The Bone Witch, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Confusing writing mars impact of dark series finale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2019)
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Deathcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting finale has battles, spies, romance, magic, dragons.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2019)
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Comics Will Break Your Heart Book Poster Image
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Heirs to comics series find love in sweet but slow novel.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2019)
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Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air Book Poster Image
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Lyrical free-verse memoir set amid turbulent '60s and '70s.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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The Gilded Wolves Book Poster Image
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Clever 1889 Paris-set story has diversity, magic, puzzles.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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Slayer Book Poster Image
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Uneven series start picks up when Buffy TV series ends.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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The Light Between Worlds Book Poster Image
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Heartfelt fantasy emphasizes emotion and magic.
By Laura E. Weymouth
(2018)
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Shadow of the Fox Book Poster Image
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Samurai, demons, Japanese folklore; very cool, kind of gory.
By Julie Kagawa
(2018)
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A Winter's Promise: The Mirror Visitor Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent world-building, but fantasy saga starts slow.
By Christelle Dabos
(2018)
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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:  Rise of the Empress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.
By Julie C. Dao
(2018)
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Black Wings Beating: The Skybound Saga, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing, violent, dark fantasy about twins on bird quest.
By Alex London
(2018)
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age 13+
Intense, gender-bent Beowulf tale is a riveting adventure.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2018)
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A Map of Days:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Creepy series installment adds lots of teen angst.
By Ransom Riggs
(2018)
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Bridge of Clay Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Expansive, touching saga of Aussie family's losses, loves.
By Markus Zusak
(2018)
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Pride Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sparkling multi-ethnic reimagining of "Pride and Prejudice."
By Ibi Zoboi
(2018)
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Nightblood: The Frostblood Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lovers' quarrels stifle this dark fantasy finale.
By Elly Blake
(2018)
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Book Poster Image
age 13+
Modern authors meet Asian mythology in stellar anthology.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman
(2018)
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My Plain Jane Book Poster Image
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Cheeky "Jane Eyre" remake is a ghosty romcom mystery.
By Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
(2018)
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