GARGANTIS, by Thomas Taylor, Illustrated by Tom Booth, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press

Librarian's note: This is an Advance Reader Copy Edition for ASIN: B07X9YDY2M. In the second fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea, Herbert and Violet team up to solve the mystery of Gargantis — an ancient creature of the deep with the power to create life-threatening storms. There's a storm brewing over Eerie-on-Sea, and the fisherfolk say a … Continue reading GARGANTIS, by Thomas Taylor, Illustrated by Tom Booth, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press

ARCAMIRA, by Hannah Sandoval, Cosmic Egg Books

When the elf princess, Atalanta, is snatched from her palace and a vampire crashes a ball at the castle, all of Arcamira is on high alert. To uphold their alliance with the elves and to satisfy their desire for adventure, four young royals set out with a search party to find Atalanta. The small band … Continue reading ARCAMIRA, by Hannah Sandoval, Cosmic Egg Books

DEEPLIGHT, by Frances Hardinge, Amulet Books/Abrams

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure The gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. But are they really gone forever? When 15-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it out of the … Continue reading DEEPLIGHT, by Frances Hardinge, Amulet Books/Abrams

EIGHT WILL FALL, by Sarah Harian, Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

In a land where magic is outlawed, eight criminals led by seventeen-year-old Larkin are sent on a mission to kill an ancient evil that plagues their kingdom. Descending into an underground realm full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her party must use their forbidden magic to survive what lies in wait, teeth sharp and jaws … Continue reading EIGHT WILL FALL, by Sarah Harian, Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

CREATURE CAMPERS: THE SECRET OF SHADOW LAKE, EPIC! ORIGINALS, by Joe McGee, Illustrated by Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Being the new kid at camp is never easy, especially for a bigfoot, a hyperactive jackalope, a fairy who can barely fly, and the only human boy! A series about the unlikely friendships forged at Camp Moonlight—“where being different isn’t unusual…it’s FUNusual!” Norm is worried about fitting in at camp. Literally. He’s not just tall … Continue reading CREATURE CAMPERS: THE SECRET OF SHADOW LAKE, EPIC! ORIGINALS, by Joe McGee, Illustrated by Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

CREAKERS, by Tom Fletcher, Illustrated by Shane Devries, Random House

What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight? Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did. Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends … Continue reading CREAKERS, by Tom Fletcher, Illustrated by Shane Devries, Random House

MINOR PROPHETS, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House

After their mother’s death, two siblings must navigate the strange world of the occult in this thrilling YA mystery Lee has always seen visions: cats that his mother promises aren’t really there, a homeless man who he’s convinced is out to get him, and three men who give him ominous warnings in the woods. His … Continue reading MINOR PROPHETS, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House

NOT EVEN BONES, by Rebecca Schaeffer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Dexter meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market — until she’s betrayed. Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” But when her mom brings … Continue reading NOT EVEN BONES, by Rebecca Schaeffer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

PETER GREEN AND THE UNLIVING ACADEMY: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE, by Angelina Allsop, TCK Publishing

Fourteen-year-old Peter Green can’t remember how he died. All he has are his pajamas, a silk tie, and a one-way bus ticket to Mrs. Battisworth’s Academy and Haven for Unliving Boys and Girls, a strange and spooky school for dead orphans like himself. But that’s all he needs: the Unliving Academy has everything, from vampires … Continue reading PETER GREEN AND THE UNLIVING ACADEMY: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE, by Angelina Allsop, TCK Publishing

RONAN BOYLE AND THEN BRIDGE OF RIDDLES, by Thomas Lennon, Illustrated by John Hendrix, Abrams, Amulet Books

Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures. Ronan’s parents are in jail, but Ronan is convinced that they were framed by the wee people. So, despite his small size, poor eyesight, and social awkwardness, he’s determined to … Continue reading RONAN BOYLE AND THEN BRIDGE OF RIDDLES, by Thomas Lennon, Illustrated by John Hendrix, Abrams, Amulet Books