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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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Something Strange and Deadly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling fantasy mixes mystery, Victorian romance, zombies.
By Susan Dennard
(2012)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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Abe Lincoln's Dream Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl's journey with Lincoln's ghost applauds U.S. progress.
By Lane Smith
(2012)
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Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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How to Catch a Bogle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling fantasy blends Dickensian charm, great suspense.
By Catherine Jinks
(2013)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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The Dream Thieves: The Raven Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Slow, lyrical prose builds to a thrilling, bloody sequel.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2013)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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Something Strange and Ever After: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
By Susan Dennard
(2014)
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The Islands at the End of the World Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
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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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Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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A Crack in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual mix of history and fantasy makes an engrossing read.
By H. M. Bouwman
(2017)
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The Metropolitans Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens, Nazis in exciting, magic-drenched race against time.
By Carol Goodman
(2017)
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The Thief Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever historical fantasy has crafty, delightful narrator.
By Megan Whalen Turner
(2017)
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The Shadow Cipher: York, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Puzzles, codes, laughs in exciting alt-New York mystery.
By Laura Ruby
(2017)
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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, twisty caper about kid pickpockets in France.
By Colin Meloy
(2017)
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