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Escape From the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, upbeat villain-kids romp sets up movie finale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2019)
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Last Things Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark and light battle over teen guitarist in thrilling tale.
By Jacqueline West
(2019)
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Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empowering practical guide to becoming a social activist.
By Kaelyn Rich
(2018)
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The Outcast: Summoner Trilogy Prequel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed origin story for Fletcher's mentor Arcturus.
By Taran Matharu
(2018)
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Shadowhouse Fall: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling fantasy gets into race issues of spirits, police.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2017)
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The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
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Carry On: Simon Snow Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harry Potter-like fantasy is funny, romantic, delightful.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2015)
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
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Off the Page Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
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The Darkest Part of the Forest Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.
By Holly Black
(2015)
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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Evil Librarian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Chills and laughs as teen girl fights school demon invasion.
By Michelle Knudsen
(2014)
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Sleep No More Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen girl tries to stop killer in chilling fantasy thriller.
By Aprilynne Pike
(2014)
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Gasp: Visions, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens race to avert disaster in thrilling Visions finale.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
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House of Ivy & Sorrow Book Poster Image
age 13+
Frothy, gory teenage-witch tale of family secrets, romance.
By Natalie Whipple
(2014)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
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The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing fantasy mixes modern-world dragons and politics.
By E. K. Johnston
(2014)
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White Hot Kiss Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gargoyles-vs.-demons tale a fast read for paranormal fans.
By Jennifer Armentrout
(2014)
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The Unbound Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Romance, thrills as exciting fantasy series continues.
By Victoria Schwab
(2014)
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