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Best Teen Books of 2012: In Other Worlds

  • TEEN

    TIGER LILY

    JULY 3, 2012

TEEN

TIGER LILY

by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Working with the darker threads of Barrie’s bittersweet classic, Anderson weaves an enchanting tale. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE DEMON CATCHERS OF MILAN

    AUG. 28, 2012

  • TEEN

    BLACK HEART

    APRIL 3, 2012

TEEN

BLACK HEART

by Holly Black

If you haven’t discovered this series yet, get going; if you’re already a fan, why are you even reading this review? (Urban... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    GIRL OF NIGHTMARES

    AUG. 7, 2012

  • TEEN

    ABOVE

    APRIL 1, 2012

TEEN

ABOVE

by Leah Bobet

While readers who long for concrete answers may be frustrated, those willing to go along with this captivating exploration... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE DIVINERS

    SEPT. 18, 2012

TEEN

THE DIVINERS

by Libba Bray

Not for the faint of heart due to both subject and length, but the intricate plot and magnificently imagined details of... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DEVINE INTERVENTION

    JUNE 1, 2012

TEEN

DEVINE INTERVENTION

by Martha Brockenbrough

As the clock ticks down on Heidi's soul, readers will be rooting for both Jerome and Heidi with all their hearts. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GIRL IN THE CLOCKWORK COLLAR

    JUNE 1, 2012

  • TEEN

    VESSEL

    SEPT. 11, 2012

TEEN

VESSEL

by Sarah Beth Durst

From the gripping first line, a fast-paced, thought-provoking and stirring story of sacrifice. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    RADIANT DAYS

    APRIL 2, 2012

TEEN

RADIANT DAYS

by Elizabeth Hand

An impressive blend of biography and magical realism. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    SERAPHINA

    JULY 10, 2012

TEEN

SERAPHINA

by Rachel Hartman

Dragon books are common enough, but this one is head and talons above the rest. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE OBSIDIAN BLADE

    APRIL 1, 2012

TEEN

THE OBSIDIAN BLADE

by Pete Hautman

Part science fiction, part adventure, part mystery, but every bit engrossing; be sure to start the hold list for the sequel Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM

    MAY 1, 2012

  • TEEN

    FRIENDS WITH BOYS

    FEB. 28, 2012

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

FRIENDS WITH BOYS

by Faith Erin Hicks & illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

Readers will definitely want to have, know or be Maggie’s brothers—but she herself proves to be no slouch when it comes to... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE CHAOS

    APRIL 12, 2012

TEEN

THE CHAOS

by Nalo Hopkinson

Rich in voice, humor and dazzling imagery, studded with edgy ideas and wildly original, this multicultural mashup—like its... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WRAPPED UP IN YOU

    OCT. 1, 2012

TEEN

WRAPPED UP IN YOU

by Dan Jolley & illustrated by Natalie Nourigat

True to this series' winning formula, an enjoyable mix of terror, comedy and romance. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ENCHANTED

    MAY 8, 2012

TEEN

ENCHANTED

by Alethea Kontis

Absolutely delectable; if it has more fripperies and furbelows than are strictly speaking necessary, it makes up for that in... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    STORMDANCER

    SEPT. 18, 2012

FICTION

STORMDANCER

by Jay Kristoff

Soars higher than the arashitora Kristoff writes about; superb. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    TEAM HUMAN

    JULY 3, 2012

TEEN

TEAM HUMAN

by Justine Larbalestier ; Sarah Rees Brennan

Laugh-out-loud funny, heart-wrenchingly sad and fist-pump-in-the-air triumphant, this sparkling gem proves that vampires,... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    EVERY DAY

    AUG. 28, 2012

TEEN

EVERY DAY

by David Levithan

An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THRONE OF GLASS

    AUG. 7, 2012

TEEN

THRONE OF GLASS

by Sarah J. Maas

This commingling of comedy, brutality and fantasy evokes a rich alternate universe with a spitfire young woman as its... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    FROI OF THE EXILES

    MARCH 13, 2012

TEEN

FROI OF THE EXILES

by Melina Marchetta

This epic has everything readers can ask for: great characters and a truly spectacular plot filled with romance, suspense,... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    SHADOWFELL

    SEPT. 11, 2012

TEEN

SHADOWFELL

by Juliet Marillier

Proper fantasy, balanced between epic and personal; this promises to be an engrossing series, with intimations of bigger... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BE MY ENEMY

    SEPT. 4, 2012

  • TEEN

    A CONFUSION OF PRINCES

    MAY 15, 2012

TEEN

A CONFUSION OF PRINCES

by Garth Nix

Space battles! Political intrigue! Engineered warriors! Techno-wizardry! Assassins! Pirates! Rebels! Duels! Secrets, lies,... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PANDEMONIUM

    MARCH 6, 2012

TEEN

PANDEMONIUM

by Lauren Oliver

From the grief-stricken shell of her former self to a nascent refugee and finally to a full-fledged resistance fighter,... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BURN MARK

    JUNE 19, 2012

TEEN

BURN MARK

by Laura Powell

This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    A MILLION SUNS

    JAN. 10, 2012

TEEN

A MILLION SUNS

by Beth Revis

Setting and plot are the heart and soul of this ripping space thriller, and they’re unforgettable. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GIRL WITH BORROWED WINGS

    JULY 19, 2012

TEEN

THE GIRL WITH BORROWED WINGS

by Rinsai Rossetti

Infused with an urgent hope, this glimmering love story exhilarates and refreshes. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PASSENGER

    OCT. 2, 2012

  • TEEN

    THE RAVEN BOYS

    SEPT. 18, 2012

TEEN

THE RAVEN BOYS

by Maggie Stiefvater

The magic is entirely pragmatic; the impossible, extraordinarily true. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH FAIRYLAND AND LED THE REVELS THERE

    OCT. 2, 2012

TEEN

THE GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH FAIRYLAND AND LED THE REVELS THERE

by Catherynne M. Valente & illustrated by Ana Juan

Heartless September sprouts a heart during this remarkable, awesome journey. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DUST GIRL

    JUNE 26, 2012

TEEN

DUST GIRL

by Sarah Zettel

This cracking good mixture of magic and place will leave readers eagerly awaiting the sequel Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BITTERBLUE

    MAY 1, 2012

TEEN

BITTERBLUE

by Kristin Cashore

Devastating and heartbreaking, this will be a disappointment for readers looking for a conventional happy ending. But those... Full review >

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