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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Game Poster Image
age 18+
Engaging stealth action is also violent, bloody.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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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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Fireblood: The Frostblood Saga, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Twisty sequel with vengeful god and a fiery female hero.
By Elly Blake
(2017)
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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses team up to fight sneaky monster in funny romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2017)
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All's Faire in Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun graphic novel about Ren Faire girl has great messages.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2017)
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Game Poster Image
age 10+
Madcap, must-have strategic adventure for Nintendo fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Princesses Wear Pants Book Poster Image
age 3+
Spunky tale of active princess dressed to get the job done.
By Savannah Guthrie, Allison Oppenheim
(2017)
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The Mermaid Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Delightful retelling of Goldilocks as undersea mermaid tale.
By Jan Brett
(2017)
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Scales: Mermaids Are Real Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Mermaid coming-of-age drama is forgettable but mild.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Descendants 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional sequel promotes communication, female roles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Game Poster Image
age 18+
Mature point-and-click tale focused on choice, consequences.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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The Rose & the Dagger: The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Satisfying sequel with surprising magical twists.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2016)
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SpacePOP TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Rockin' princesses defend the galaxy in shallow web series.
Network: YouTube
(2016)
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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Game Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent remake of older classic adds many new features.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Miitopia Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Friendly visuals, humor limited by tale's repetitive play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Now I Rise: And I Darken, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bloodier, sexier, and more absorbing than the first.
By Kiersten White
(2017)
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Knight Saves Queen App Poster Image
age 12+
Clever, chess-based puzzler is a fun mental challenge.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Dividing Eden: Dividing Eden, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Deadly duel between royal twins frequently surprises.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2017)
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials Game Poster Image
age 10+
Expansion shifts focus from puzzles to challenging combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2017)
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Lord of Shadows: The Dark Artifices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Faeries, demons, kissing, with thoughtful look at prejudice.
By Cassandra Clare
(2017)
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