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The Given

by Brandee Gruener

"The Given" is a radiant fantasy novel in which a young adult grows into her magical powers and embraces them. In Gary Clark’s fantasy novel The Given, teenagers flee a government that wishes to capture and neutralize anyone with... Read More

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The People We Choose

by Karen Rigby

Family, friendship, and love convene in "The People We Choose", Katelyn Detweiler’s sensitive novel about a teenager’s revelatory summer. Not long before she turns eighteen, Calliope starts dating Max, her new artistic neighbor;... Read More

Book Review

Down with This Ship

by Karen Rigby

In Katie Kingman’s humorous novel "Down with This Ship", a high school junior who leads a double life as a blogger is exposed. But in this sweet exploration of ambition and romance, the introverted, panicky girl discovers that her... Read More

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Euphoria Kids

by Catherine Thureson

In Alison Evans’s fantastical novel "Euphoria Kids", three LGBTQ+ teenagers learn about the magic stirring in the forest around their Australian home. Babs is made of fire. When she was small, she was cursed by a witch. Now, she is... Read More

Book Review

Unwritten

by Vivian Turnbull

Alicia J. Novo’s fantasy novel "Unwritten" stars a fiery heroine. Beatrix has a problem. Not only do books whisper to her, branding her a freak in her father’s eyes, but her grandfather—the one person who made Beatrix feel... Read More

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Girl in the Walls

by Claire Foster

In Katy Michelle Quinn’s visceral, fervent novel "Girl in the Walls", the only queer kid in a traditional town finds a balm in an otherworldly ally. When Vernon’s family relocates from Seattle to a small town, their developing... Read More

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It's In Our Nature

by Ho Lin

It’s In Our Nature is an entertaining fantasy novel with strong roots in Black American culture. Jacqueline T. Small’s fantasy novel It’s In Our Nature focuses on a family whose members are gifted in the occult. The La Magies are... Read More

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