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The Light Between Worlds Book Poster Image
age 13+
Heartfelt fantasy emphasizes emotion and magic.
By Laura E. Weymouth
(2018)
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Omen of Sorrow Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fascinating fighting game with monstrous horror characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Shadow of the Fox Book Poster Image
age 13+
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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The Boneless Mercies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense, gender-bent Beowulf tale is a riveting adventure.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2018)
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Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood Game Poster Image
age 13+
Bundle of two bloodsucking action classics has few extras.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(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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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Game Poster Image
age 13+
Role-playing/card game hybrid has strong female characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Warriors Orochi 4 Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun fantasy brawler lets you fight thousands of enemies.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Down a Dark Hall Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen ghost story adaptation is macabre enough to entertain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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The World Ends with You: Final Remix Game Poster Image
age 13+
Great adventure remake weakened by horrible controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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The Carbonaro Effect TV Poster Image
age 13+
Magician's deceptions are extra tricky in fun reality show.
Network: truTV, Netflix
(2014)
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Hey, Kiddo Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Big-hearted memoir of rocky childhood with addicted mom.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2018)
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My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope Book Poster Image
age 13+
Heartbreaking, inspiring memoir of popular actress.
By Diane Guerrero, Erica Moroz
(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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Charmed TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Diverse retooling of '90s cult fave has real magic.
Network: CW
(2018)
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Poster Image
age 13+
Super-powered brawler brings fun, lots of deep gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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