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Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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Batman: Earth One Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gritty, hyper-violent graphic novel about Batman's origin.
By Geoff Johns
(2012)
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Teeth Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Rough language, sexual violence mar odd maritime fable.
By Hannah Moskowitz
(2013)
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The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
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Storm Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen Ark stowaway tale rife with sexual tension, ape sex.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2014)
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The Wrenchies Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Violent future fantasy has dynamic art, confusing plot.
By Farel Dalrymple
(2014)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier, bloodier sequel full of unexpected twists.
By Kendare Blake
(2017)
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Transparent Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Invisible girl flees mob dad in inventive fantasy thriller.
By Natalie Whipple
(2013)
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Rebel Heart: Dust Lands, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mature warrior-girl sequel stays exciting.
By Moira Young
(2012)
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The Clockwork Scarab Book Poster Image
age 14+
Steampunk murder mystery with teen girls intriguing, gory.
By Colleen Gleason
(2013)
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The Brokenhearted Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen ballerina turns to vigilante justice in mature sci-fi.
By Amelia Kahaney
(2013)
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Chasing Shadows Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing tale of NYC teen guitarist turned werewolf.
By Emily Pohl-Weary
(2013)
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The Madman's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 14+
Extra horror, romance in "Island of Dr. Moreau" update.
By Megan Shepherd
(2013)
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Half Wild: The Half Bad Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mature, gory, riveting story of warring witches.
By Sally Green
(2015)
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
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Zeroes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Clever but overlong tale of superpowered misfit teens.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2015)
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Half Lost: The Half Bad Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gory and too-quick ending for riveting witch series.
By Sally Green
(2016)
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Three Dark Crowns, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling but very dark tale of murderous triplet queens.
By Kendare Blake
(2016)
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