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The Wizenard Series: Training Camp Book Poster Image
age 10+
Basketball and magic mix in sometimes tedious fantasy.
By Kobe Bryant, Wesley King
(2019)
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Slayer Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Uneven series start picks up when Buffy TV series ends.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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Renegades, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping fantasy with strong characters, humor, adventure.
By F.C. Yee
(2017)
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The Bone Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of dead-raising witch more coming-of-age than morbid.
By Rin Chupeco
(2017)
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Ballpark Mysteries Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Bro and sis solve fun mysteries in major-league ballparks.
By David A. Kelly
(2011)
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The Tournament at Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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Evil Spy School: Spy School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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Half Bad Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Exciting witchy fantasy is riveting but grim and violent.
By Sally Green
(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 Blood Guard Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Action-driven fantasy finds focus as it goes.
By Carter Roy
(2014)
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World After: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense apocalyptic angel series ramps up violence, romance.
By Susan Ee
(2013)
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Samurai Summer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Swedish summer camp thriller gets lost in translation.
By Ake Edwardson
(2013)
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age 14+
Japanese setting, mythology more intriguing than characters.
By Amanda Sun
(2013)
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The Cadet of Tildor Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl trains as elite soldier in sword-slashing fantasy.
By Alex Lidell
(2013)
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Vampire Academy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sexy, mean-girl vampire story has strong language, bullying.
By Richelle Mead
(2007)
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Seconds Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
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Game Changer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
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Spy School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
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Foiled Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
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