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Battlewake Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun VR shooter packs pirate action but lacks depth.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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Song of the Abyss: Tower of Winds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bland, too-swift climax mars intriguing maritime fantasy.
By Makiia Lucier
(2019)
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47 Meters Down: Uncaged Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Poorly made shark sequel has some gory moments.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing, sometimes confusing fantasy with Arabian flare.
By Hafsah Faizal
(2019)
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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds App Poster Image
age 14+
Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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The Meg Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Lots of shark-movie clichés and violence, not many thrills.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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And the Ocean Was Our Sky Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent, gripping fantasy turns "Moby Dick" upside down.
By Patrick Ness
(2018)
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Shining Resonance Refrain Game Poster Image
age 13+
Huge adventure has slow intro but develops into grand tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Isle of Blood and Stone: Tower of Winds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fantasy weaves clever mystery plot.
By Makiia Lucier
(2018)
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To Kill a Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bold, imaginative sea-faring fantasy has unusual characters.
By Alexandra Christo
(2018)
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Sea of Thieves Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Pirate sim promotes teamwork but has unmonitored chat.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Siren TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Mermaid tale is violent, suspenseful, and thrilling drama.
Network: Freeform
(2018)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Yet another horrible sequel in tired, violent sci-fi series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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47 Meters Down Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Bloody shark tale is extremely tense, gripping.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Kon-Tiki Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Thrilling adaptation of classic book has lots of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Another entry in violent, played-out sci-fi series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Shallows Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Blake Lively vs. shark in tense, bloody ocean thriller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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