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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(2020)
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The Hand on the Wall: Truly Devious, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Boarding school mystery finale is a twisty paget-turner.
By Maureen Johnson
(2020)
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A Heart So Fierce and Broken: Cursebreaker, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting tale pits love and magic against cruelty and gore.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2020)
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Commandos 2 HD Remaster Game Poster Image
age 14+
Remake of WWII classic is buggy and stripped of fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Truth or Dare turns deadly in fun but formulaic mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2020)
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Angel Mage Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting fantasy has fierce women, angelic magic, adventure.
By Garth Nix
(2019)
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Darksiders Genesis Game Poster Image
age 14+
Co-op apocalyptic action is plagued by mediocrity.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Windows
(2019)
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Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos App Poster Image
age 14+
Strategic fantasy game leaves players out of the action.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Game Poster Image
age 14+
Epic adventure is a "Force" to be reckoned with.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Need for Speed Heat Game Poster Image
age 14+
Illegal street racer burns rubber with fun gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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WWE 2K20 Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Some botched moves keep this brawler from championship gold.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Jackpot Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fun lottery ticket quest tale explores race, class issues.
By Nic Stone
(2019)
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Felix the Reaper Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Death doesn't take a holiday in this tough but fun puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Overwatch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fantastic, frantic shooter with some violence, open chat.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Game Poster Image
age 14+
Streamlined tale successfully concludes vast trilogy.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Primal TV Poster Image
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age 14+
A caveman, a dinosaur, and a violent journey of forgiveness.
Network: Adult Swim
(2019)
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Warsaw Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Emotional take on one of WWII's biggest losses.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Wayward Son:  Simon Snow Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Road trip takes a dark turn in riveting fantasy sequel.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Game Poster Image
age 14+
Sci-fi shooter with intense combat encourages teamwork.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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