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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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Worlds Apart: Story Thieves, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wild adventures, cameos, recaps in loony series finale.
By James Riley
(2018)
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Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Young women aim to save magic in exciting African fantasy.
By Tomi Adeyemi
(2018)
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The Wicked Deep Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting tale of love, loss, murder, ghosts from the sea.
By Shea Ernshaw
(2018)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: Pandava, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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Hero at the Fall: Rebel of the Sands, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy finale has lots of action, some sex.
By Alwyn Hamilton
(2018)
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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Tess of the Road Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Richly textured fantasy addresses #MeToo issues.
By Rachel Hartman
(2018)
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Granted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Grounded fairy learns to let her heart lead in magical tale.
By John David Anderson
(2018)
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Fairy Mom and Me, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fluffy fun for fairy fans encourages teamwork, patience.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2018)
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The Traitor's Game, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Royal intrigue, mild romance in action-packed fantasy.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2018)
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The Heart Forger: The Bone Witch, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Complex monster/kingdom fantasy amps up gore.
By Rin Chupeco
(2018)
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2018)
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Tempests and Slaughter: The Numair Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong characters, murder fill exciting magic-academy tale.
By Tamora Pierce
(2018)
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Reign of the Fallen Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing fantasy explores issues of grief and addiction.
By Sarah Glenn Marsh
(2018)
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The Hazel Wood Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Captivating tale of teen thrust into the world of folklore.
By Melissa Albert
(2018)
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The Queen's Rising, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romantic fantasy-adventure has strong women, dash of magic.
By Rebecca Ross
(2018)
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Dragon Bones: The Unwanteds Quests, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magical twin girls shine in this slow-starting story.
By Lisa McMann
(2018)
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The Last Gargoyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweetness, monsters, gore in darkly appealing fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2018)
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The Belles Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Richly imagined dark fantasy explores the price of beauty.
By Dhonielle Clayton
(2018)
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