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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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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky 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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Serpent & Dove Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Wickedly fun witch fantasy has hot romance, magic, violence.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2019)
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Wayward Son:  Simon Snow Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Road trip takes a dark turn in riveting fantasy sequel.
By Rainbow Rowell
(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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Crown of Coral and Pearl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, well-paced royal fantasy marred by rushed ending.
By Mara Rutherford
(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 so-so 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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Malamander:  Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightfully spooky fantasy-series start has charm, chills.
By Thomas Taylor
(2019)
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Five Dark Fates: Three Dark Crowns, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Bloody but satisfying end to mature magic-sisters series.
By Kendare Blake
(2019)
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Wicked Saints Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Provocative but bloody Gothic fantasy trilogy starter.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2019)
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Lalani of the Distant Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl goes on epic quest in Filipino folklore-inspired tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2019)
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The Miraculous Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mysterious story struggles to deal with death and religion.
By Jess Redman
(2019)
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