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The Book of Dust, Book 2: The Secret Commonwealth Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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The Time Paradox: Artemis Fowl, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Artemis faces younger self in madcap, befuddling adventure.
By Eoin Colfer
(2008)
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The Red Scrolls of Magic: The Eldest Curses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature Shadowhunter series spin-off focuses on Alec, Magnus.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2019)
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Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Soap opera-like fantasy series has mature sexual content.
By Cassandra Clare
(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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Bright We Burn: And I Darken, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature, bloody trilogy meets an absorbing, satisfying end.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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Furyborn: Empirium, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting teen fantasy follows two fierce women warriors.
By Claire Legrand
(2018)
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A Court of Frost and Starlight: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Festive, less violent installment sizzles with faerie sex.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2018)
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One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier, bloodier sequel full of unexpected twists.
By Kendare Blake
(2017)
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Now I Rise: And I Darken, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bloodier, sexier, and more absorbing than the first.
By Kiersten White
(2017)
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Lord of Shadows: The Dark Artifices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Faeries, demons, kissing, with thoughtful look at prejudice.
By Cassandra Clare
(2017)
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A Court of Wings and Ruin: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gore, sex, epic battle against evil in twisty faery tale.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2017)
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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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The Mistle-Tones Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Festive music accents sweet story that has bullying themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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12 Dates of Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 11+
So-so romcom has positive messages about redemption.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Holiday Joy TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Predictable life-swap story has strong themes of gratitude.
Network: Freeform
(2016)
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Jingle Ballin' Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Horrible, crass holiday special from internet celeb.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Crown TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Exquisite bio-series is complex and compelling.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Cartoon violence and demonic imagery in subpar feature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Disney Enchanted Tales App Poster Image
age 11+
Pretty worlds for Disney faves, but kids must wait or spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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