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Tough Teen Heroines of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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    BITTERBLUE

    MAY 1, 2012

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

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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    I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT

    SEPT. 28, 2010

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT

by Terry Pratchett

A passionately wise, spectacularly hilarious and surpassingly humane outing from a master. Full review >

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    MASTIFF

    OCT. 25, 2011

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

MASTIFF

by Tamora Pierce

An involving police procedural wrapped in fantasy clothing, this novel provides both crackerjack storytelling and an... Full review >

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    THE CHAOS

    APRIL 12, 2012

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

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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    DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE

    SEPT. 27, 2011

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE

by Laini Taylor

Rarely—perhaps not since the author’s own Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer (2007)—does a series kick off so deliciously. Full review >

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    THE HUNGER GAMES

    OCT. 1, 2008

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE HUNGER GAMES

by Suzanne Collins

Impressive world-building, breathtaking action and clear philosophical concerns make this volume, the beginning of a planned... Full review >

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