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The Night Country: The Hazel Wood, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tough teen battles dark magic in inventive fantasy sequel.
By Melissa Albert
(2020)
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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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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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Chosen: Slayer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Demon-slaying sequel has more wit and angst.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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The Daring Book for Girls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun activities, info, and skills for all genders and ages.
By Andrea J. Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz
(2012)
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Supernova: Renegades, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow build to finale packed with superhero action.
By Marissa Meyer
(2019)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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Winterwood Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moody, emo tale of star-crossed teens and haunted woods.
By Shea Ernshaw
(2019)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky: Tristan Strong, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen connects with African folklore in exciting fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2019)
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Ninth House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
YA author's adult fantasy has lots of drugs, sex, violence.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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A Tale of Magic Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, lively tale launches Land of Stories prequels.
By Chris Colfer
(2019)
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The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo atones as the exciting mythological mayhem continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2019)
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The Double Dangerous Book for Boys Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun info, skills, projects, and more for kids of any age.
By Conn Iggulden
(2019)
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Alien Superstar, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien navigates Hollywood in funny, fast-paced series start.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2019)
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There Will Come a Darkness: The Age of Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mature fantasy with complex characters is full of surprises.
By Katy Rose Pool
(2019)
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Legacy and the Queen Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tennis and magic mix in solid fantasy series start.
By Annie Matthew, Kobe Bryant
(2019)
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The Girl the Sea Gave Back Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sky in the Deep companion has rich detail, Viking violence.
By Adrienne Young
(2019)
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