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Blood Like Magic

by Liselle Sambury
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, multigenerational, wizards & witches

A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.

After years of waiting for her Calling—a trial every witch must pass in order to come into thei …

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The Life and Deaths of Frankie D.

by Colleen Nelson
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: contemporary, paranormal, occult & supernatural, magical realism

A fantastical novel from award-winning author Colleen Nelson, about a hundred-year-old side show and a girl with no past.

Frankie doesn’t trust easily. Not others and not even herself. Found in an alley when she was a child, she has no memory of who she is or why she was left there. Recurring dreams about a hundred-year-old carnival side show, a p …

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A Dark and Hollow Star

by Ashley Shuttleworth
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, paranormal, occult & supernatural, dark fantasy

“Beautifully written and deliciously complex…I couldn’t get enough.” —Nicki Pau Preto, author of the Crown of Feathers series
The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto that follows a queer cast of characters racing to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hid …

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When Villains Rise

by Rebecca Schaeffer, read by Almarie Guerra
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: dark fantasy, contemporary

Dexter meets Victoria Schwab in this dark and compelling fantasy about a girl who is determined to take down the black market once and for all in the conclusion to the trilogy that started with the critically acclaimed Not Even Bones.

Nita finally has Fabricio, the boy who betrayed her to the black market, within her grasp. But when proof that Kovit …

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