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The Bones of Ruin

by Sarah Raughley, read by Ione Butler
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: historical, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this thrilling historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves.

As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a st …

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The Call of the Rift: Crest

by Jae Waller, read by Sera-Lys McArthur
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic, historical

 

Step through the portal into a world ravaged by chaotic spirits and corrupted magic in the third book of The Call of the Rift high fantasy series.

Kateiko Rin lives a quiet life with her parents and her people in the coastal rainforest. Everything changes when her estranged uncle washes up on their shores, harried and half-dead, trailed by two blue …

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Southern Sun, Northern Star

by Joanna Hathaway
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: historical

Battles, revolution, and romance collide inSouthern Sun, Northern Star, the conclusion to Joanna Hathaway's stunning, World Wars-inspired fantasy series.
Reeling from the tragedy that beset her family, Princess Aurelia has joined the resistance in Havenspur, spying on the Northern leaders who were once her allies and determined to stop her uncle …

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Storm from the East

by Joanna Hathaway
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: historical

Part war drama, part romance,Storm from the East is the second epic fantasy adventure in Joanna Hathaway’s Glass Alliance series.
War has begun in the South. The days of soldier Athan and Princess Aurelia’s secret summer romance feel like a long-distant memory.
On the frontlines of combat, Athan proves a star fighter pilot as he struggles to j …

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Songs from the Deep

by Kelly Powell
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: mermaids, historical, mysteries & detective stories

A girl searches for a killer on an island where deadly sirens lurk just beneath the waves in this “twisty, atmospheric story that grips readers like a siren song” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

The sea holds many secrets.
Moira Alexander has always been fascinated by the deadly sirens who lurk along the shores of her island town. Even tho …

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The Call of the Rift: Veil

by Jae Waller
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic, historical

 

Return to Jae Waller’s wondrous and war-torn colonial world in this captivating second installment in the Call of the Rift series

“Fans will be reengaged by Waller’s war-torn worldbuilding and original characterization . . . Adventurous, heartbreaking, and undoubtedly open-ended.” — Kirkus Reviews

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