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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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Damsel Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, twisty dragon quest tale has sex, gore, brutality.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2018)
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The Devil's Thief: The Last Magician, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Surprises abound in time-traveling wizardly saga sequel.
By Lisa Maxwell
(2018)
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The House in Poplar Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teens bond, match wits with Death in riveting tale.
By K.E. Ormsbee
(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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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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Crown of Thunder: Beasts Made of Night, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New intrigue in action-packed, African-influenced fantasy.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
(2018)
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9 from the Nine Worlds: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Companion book to Norse mythology series best for fans.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Bluecrowne:  A Greenglass House Story Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging fantasy adventure trades ghosts for magic.
By Kate Milford
(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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Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Book Poster Image
age 8+
Haunting tale of friendship and magic in Victorian times.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2018)
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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, creepy tale of elf and goblin's uneasy friendship.
By M.T. Anderson
(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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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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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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Smoke in the Sun: Flame in the Mist, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Less compelling sequel still a must-read for fans.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2018)
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