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redstarAnderson, Jodi Lynn. The Vanishing Season. 272p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Jul. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062003270; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062239174.

Gr 9 Up –Maggie Larsen is uprooted by her parents from the busy city of Chicago to the remote and quaint town of Gill Creek. She is immediately befriended by her neighbor, the beautiful but eccentric Pauline, and her childhood BFF, the gentle Liam. The three become inseparable—although beneath the surface a simmering romantic tension is clearly brewing. Things come to a head when girls begin to mysteriously disappear and Pauline is sent away. With the dynamic of Maggie and Liam’s relationship now intensifying, the bonds of friendship and loyalty are in question. The journey of self-discovery taken by each character tests their true nature and forces decisions that will change their lives forever. Anderson crafts a heartbreaking story full of mystery, love, redemption, and betrayal. The subtle writing draws readers in from the beginning, while the complex and intriguing characters beautifully drive the measured pacing of the plot. The interspersed first-person ghostly narrative adds an eerie sense of dread and foreboding. Yet it is the stark and realistic portrayal of events coupled with a startling conclusion that make this such a powerful read.–Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY

redstarKuehn, Stephanie. Complicit. 224p. St. Martin’s Griffin. Jun. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250044594; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9781466843059.

Gr 9 Up –Fifteen-year-old Jamie Henry is haunted by muddled memories of his childhood and by a tragic fire at a neighborhood horse barn. Everyone in their upscale suburban town, including Jamie, believes that the fire was started by his damaged and wild older sister, Cate, who has a reputation for drinking and stealing. But at the opening of Kuehn’s intense novel, Cate returns from a juvenile detention center, and it becomes clear that the truth is far more complicated. From the first day of his sister’s dramatic arrival, Jamie’s life begins to spiral out of control. An excellent student and “good” boy, the teen has always considered Cate to be the troubled one. She causes heartache and worry for their well-meaning adoptive parents, and she is known for manipulating her friends. Cate is unreliable, but Jamie needs her. He needs to know what really happened the night of the fire. And he wants to learn about their young mother who died under mysterious circumstances. Following clues to an increasingly complex puzzle, the protagonist slowly begins to piece his past together. He has the support of several other characters, especially his therapist and his new girlfriend, both of whom give readers a more nuanced and sympathetic view of his struggle. Alternating between past and present, Kuehn sustains the tension through first-person narration and revealing flashbacks. Complicit ensnares readers from the first page with its surprising twists and revelations. Recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers.–Shelley Sommer, Inly School, Scituate, MA

redstarRuiz Zafón, Carlos. Marina. tr. from Spanish by Lucia Graves. 326p. Little, Brown. Jul. 2014. Tr $18. ISBN 9780316044714; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780316320177.

Gr 8 Up –Set in Barcelona, Spain from late 1979 to May 1980, this gothic novel centers around 15-year-old boarding school student Oscar Drai. Instead of studying during his free time, the teen explores the city, and one day ends up in an area that seems deserted. Drawn in by music coming from an old dilapidated house, Oscar is given a scare by the owner, an eccentric and haunted artist named Germán. Having accidently taken a watch from the house, the boy returns to bring the valuable item back and meets the enigmatic Marina. Realizing that they both like mysteries, Marina invites Oscar on an escapade to a graveyard to observe a woman who leaves a red rose on an unmarked grave. The two follow this woman, lose her, but eventually wander into an abandoned greenhouse filled with sinister marionettes and grotesque photos. Soon, the narrator becomes embroiled in the lives and histories of a presumed dead actress, recluse tycoon, and mad scientist obsessed with escaping death. From the very first page, this beautifully written work of historical fiction is impossible to put down. With elements of romance, mystery, and horror, none of them overwhelming the other, this complex volume that hints at Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein manages to weave together three separate stories for a cohesive and eerie result.–Jesten Ray, Seattle Public Library, WA

Graphic Novel

redstarTamaki, Mariko. This One Summer. illus. by Jillian Tamaki. 320p. First Second. May 2014. Tr $21.99. ISBN 9781626720947; pap. $17.99. ISBN 9781596437746.

Gr 8 Up –Every summer, Rose and her parents vacation at a lakeside cottage. The rest of the world fades away as Rose reunites with her friend Windy and delves into leisurely games of MASH, swimming, and the joy of digging giant holes in the sand—but this summer is different. Rose is on the cusp of adolescence; she’s not ready to leave childhood behind but is fascinated by the drama of the local teens who are only a few years older, yet a universe apart in terms of experience. They drink, they smoke, they swear. As Rose and Windy dip their toes into the mysterious waters of teen life by experimenting with new vocabulary (“sluts!”) and renting horror movies, her parents struggle with their own tensions that seem incomprehensible to Rose. Layers of story unfurl gradually as the narrative falls into the dreamlike rhythm of summer. Slice-of-life scenes are gracefully juxtaposed with a complex exploration of the fragile family dynamic after loss and Rose’s ambivalence toward growing up. The mood throughout is thoughtful, quiet, almost meditative. The muted tones of the monochromatic blue-on-white illustrations are perfectly suited to the contemplative timbre, and the writing and images deserve multiple reads to absorb their subtleties. This captivating graphic novel presents a fully realized picture of a particular time in a young girl’s life, an in-between summer filled with yearning and a sense of ephemerality. The story resolves with imperfect hope and will linger in readers’ mind through changing seasons.–Allison Tran, Mission Viejo Library, CA

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The following titles are reviewed in this month's print issue:

Allen, Rachael. 17 First Kisses. 336p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Jun. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780062281340; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062281357.

Alsaid, Adi. Let’s Get Lost. 352p. Harlequin Teen. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780373211241.

Anonymous. The Book of David. 288p. S. & S./Simon Pulse. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442489868; pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781442489851; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9781442489875.

Arcos, Carrie. There Will Come a Time. 320p. S. & S./Simon Pulse. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442495852; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9781442495876.

Bardugo, Leigh. Ruin and Rising. 448p. (The Grisha Trilogy: Bk. 3). Holt. Jun. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780805094619; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780805097122.

Barakiva, Michael. One Man Guy. 272p. Farrar. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780374356453; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780374356460.

Bass, Karen. Graffiti Knight. 288p. Pajama Pr. 2014. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781927485538.

Blackburne, Livia. Midnight Thief. 384p. ebook available. Disney-Hyperion. Jul. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781423176381.

Block, Francesca Lia. The Island of Excess Love. 224p. Holt/Christy Ottaviano Bks. Aug. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780805096316.

Bross, Lanie. Fates. 336p. Delacorte. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780385742825; lib. ed. $21.99. ISBN 9780375990793.

Brown, Jennifer. Torn Away. 288p. Little, Brown. May 2014. Tr $18. ISBN 9780316245531; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780316245517.

Brown, Teri. Born of Deception. 336p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062187574; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062187598.

Cantor, Jillian. Searching for Sky. 336p. Bloomsbury. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781619633513; ebk. $12.99. ISBN 9781619633520.

Carter, Caela. My Best Friend, Maybe. 304p. Bloomsbury. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781599909707; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9781619632356.

CASS, Kiera. The One. 336p. (Selection). HarperCollins/HarperTeen. May. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062059994; ebk. $12.99. ISBN 9780062060013. LC 2013021356.

Chen, Justina. A Blind Spot for Boys. 326p. Little, Brown. Aug. 2014. Tr $18. ISBN 9780316102537; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780316364386. LC 2013021621.

Combs, Sarah. Breakfast Served Anytime. 261p. Candlewick. 2014. RTE $16.99. ISBN 9780763667917; ebk. $16.99. LC 2013944002.

Conaghan, Brian. When Mr. Dog Bites. 320p. Bloomsbury. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781619633469; ebk. $12.99. ISBN 9781619633476.

Connor, Leslie. The Things You Kiss Goodbye. 368p. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Jul. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780060890919; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780060890926.

Crandell, Bethany. Summer on the Short Bus. 256p. Running Pr. 2014. pap. $9.95. ISBN 9780762449514; ebk. $9.95. ISBN 9780762451982.

Cummings, Lindsay. The Murder Complex. 400p. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062220004; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062220028.

Davies, Anna. Followers. 224p. Scholastic/Point. Jun. 2014. Tr $9.99. ISBN 9780545511964; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780545584388.

Dawn, Sasha. Oblivion. 400p. Egmont USA. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781606844762; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9781606844779. LC 2013018267.

Dennard, Susan. Strange and Ever After. 400p. HarperCollins/Harper. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062083326; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062083340.

Despain, Bree. The Shadow Prince. 481p. (Into the Dark: Bk. 1). Egmont USA. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781606842478; ebk. $18.99. ISBN 9781606844069. LC 2013033192.

Dolamore, Jaclyn. Dark Metropolis. 304p. Disney-Hyperion. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781423163329; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9781423181002.

Dunbar, Helene. These Gentle Wounds. 336p. Flux. May 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780738740270.

Edwards, Janet. Earth Star. 277p. PYR. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781616148973; ebk. $11.99. ISBN 9781616148980.

ELLIS, Deborah. Moon at Nine. 240p. Pajama Pr. 2014. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781927485576. LC 20139073000.

Emerson, Kevin. Exile. 320p. Harper­Collins/Katherine Tegen Bks. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062133953; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062133977.

Fichera, Liz. Played. 352p. Harlequin Teen. Jun. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780373210947; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9781460326688.

Ficklin, Sherry D. Losing Logan. 300p. Clean Teen. May 2014. pap. $11.99. ISBN 9781940534411.

Frank, Lucy. Two Girls Staring At the Ceiling. 272p. Random/Schwartz & Wade Bks. Aug. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780307979742; lib. ed. $19.99. ISBN 9780307979759; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780307979766. LC 2013023236.

George, Elizabeth. The Edge of the Water. 448p. Viking. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780670012978. LC 2013014160.

Gibbons, Alan. An Act of Love. 298p. chron. Sterling/Orion. Jun. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781780620183.

Gratton, Tessa. The Strange Maid. 416p. (The United States of Asgard: Bk. 2). Random. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780307977519; lib. ed. $20.99. ISBN 9780307977526; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780307977533. LC 2013039568.

Gray, Claudia. Steadfast. 352p. (A Spellcaster Novel: Bk. 2). HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780061961229; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062201317. LC 2013015445.

Green, Jacqueline. Secrets and Lies. 320p. Little, Brown/Poppy. May 2014. Tr $18. ISBN 9780316220316; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780316220293.

Heasley, Gwendolyn. Don’t Call Me Baby. 272p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780062208521; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062208538.

Howson, Imogen. Unravel. 480p. S. & S. Jul. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442446588; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9781442446595. LC 2013002032.

Hubbard, Mandy. Fool Me Twice. 256p. (If Only). Bloomsbury. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781619632295; pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781619632301.

James, Steven. Blur. 368p. (The Blur Trilogy: Bk. 1). Amazon/Skyscape. May 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781477847275; ebk. $7.99. ISBN 9781477897270.

Jocelyn, Marthe. What We Hide. 288p. Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780385738477; lib. ed. $19.99. ISBN 9780385907323; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780375894657.

Jury, Walter & S. E. Fine. Scan. 336p. Putnam. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780399160653. LC 2013023623.

Kagawa, Julie. The Forever Song. 416p. (Blood of Eden: Bk. 3). Harlequin Teen. May 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780373211128; ebk. $12.99. ISBN 9781460326619.

Kirkpatrick, Katherine. Between Two Worlds. 304p. notes. photos. Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780385740470; lib. ed. $19.99. ISBN 9780375989476; ebk. $10.99.

Krys, Michelle. Hexed. 384p. Delacorte. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780385743372; lib. ed. $20.99. ISBN 9780375991103; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780449813119. LC 2012046888.

LaCour, Nina. Everything Leads to You. 320p. Dutton. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780525425885; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9781101593509.

Lamb, Victoria. Witchfall. 336p. (The Tudor Witch Trilogy: Bk. 2). Harlequin Teen. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780373211005; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9781460326589.

Lawrence, Theo. Toxic Heart. 384p. (Mystic City: Bk. 2). Delacorte. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780385741620; lib. ed. $20.99. ISBN 9780375990144; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780375986437.

Leno, Katrina. The Half Life of Molly Pierce. 256p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Jul. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062231178; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062231192.

Linka, Catherine. A Girl Called Fearless. 368p. St. Martin’s Griffin. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250039293; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9781250039309.

Lough, Amber. The Fire Wish. 320p. (Jinni Wars: Bk. 1). Random. Jul. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780385369763; lib. ed. $20.99. ISBN 9780385369770; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780385369787. LC 2013010943.

McGovern, Cammie. Say What You Will. 352p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062271105; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062271129.

Mallory, Alex. Wild. 368p. Harper­Collins/HarperTeen. Jul. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062218742; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062218766.

Mathieu, Jennifer. The Truth About Alice. 208p. Roaring Brook. Jun. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781596439092.

Matson, Lynne. Nil. 384p. Holt. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780805097719.

May, Elizabeth. The Falconer. 384p. Chronicle. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781452114231.

Millet, Lydia. Pills and Starships. 256p. ebook available. Akashic/Black Sheep. Jun. 2014. Tr $22.95. ISBN 9781617752759; pap. $11.95. ISBN 9781617752766.

Neal, Bethany. My Last Kiss. 368p. Farrar. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780374351281.

Nelson, Blake. The Prince of Venice Beach. 240p. Little, Brown. Jun. 2014. Tr $18. ISBN 9780316230483; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780316230476. LC 2013012248.

Nickerson, Jane. The Mirk and Midnight Hour. 384p. Knopf. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780385752862; lib. ed. $19.99. ISBN 9780385752879; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780385752893. LC 2012050893.

Olin, Sean. Wicked Games. 352p. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062192370; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062192394.

Ormand, Kate. Dark Days. 256p. Sky Pony. Jun. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781628735949.

Pappenheimer, John. Fast Hands. 184p. maps. Epicenter. May 2014. pap. $12.95. ISBN 9781935347316.

Peters, Julie Anne. Lies My Girlfriend Told Me. 246p. Little, Brown. Jun. 2014. Tr $18. ISBN 9780316234979; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780316234948.

Powell, William Campbell. Expiration Day. 320p. Tor Teen. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780765338280.

Rae, Kristin. Wish You Were Italian. 352p. (If Only). Bloomsbury. May 2014.

Ribar, Lindsay. The Fourth Wish. 368p. (The Art of Wishing: Bk. 2). Penguin/Kathy Dawson Bks. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780803738287; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9781101635407. LC 2013038555.

Rose, Kathryn. Camelot Burning. 408p. (A Metal & Lace Novel: Bk. 1). Flux. May 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780738739670.

Sabel, Lauren. Vivian Divine Is Dead. 288p. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062231956.

Santopolo, Jill. Summer Love. 224p. (Follow Your Heart: Bk. 1). Penguin/Speak. May 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780147510921.

Saxon, Lucy. Take Back the Skies. 400p. (Take Back the Skies: Bk. 1). ebook available. Bloomsbury. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781619633674.

Schumacher, Anna. End Times. illus. by Rohan Eason. 320p. Penguin/Razorbill. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781595147486.

Schwab, Victoria. The Unbound. 368p. (The Archived Series: Bk. 2). Disney-Hyperion. 2014. RTE $16.99. ISBN 9781423178200; ebk. $16.99. ISBN 9781423187912. LC 2013035335.

Scott, Kieran. Only Everything. 336p. (True Love). S. & S. May 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781442477186; pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781442477162. LC 2013019388.

Sedgwick, Marcus. She Is Not Invisible. 224p. ebook available. Roaring Brook. 2014. RTE $16.99. ISBN 9781596438019.

Shecter, Vicky Alvear. Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii. 336p. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Bks. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780545509930; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9780545509947.

Sheinmel, Alyssa B. Second Star. 256p. Farrar. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780374382674.

Shirvington, Jessica. One Past Midnight. 336p. ebook available. Walker. Jul. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780802737021.

Sloan, Holly Goldberg. Just Call My Name. 328p. Little, Brown. Aug. 2014. Tr $18. ISBN 9780316122818; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780316203135.

Smith, Lindsay. Sekret. 352p. Roaring Brook. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781596438927.

SMITH-READY , Jeri. This Side of Salvation. 368p. S. & S./Simon Pulse. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442439481; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9781442439504.

Stanton, Angie. Royally Lost. 336p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. May 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780062272584; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062272591.

Stevenson, Sarah Jamila. The Truth Against the World. 360p. Flux. Jun. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780738740584.

Stokes, Paula. The Art of Lainey. 384p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Jun. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780062238429; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062238436.

Sullivan, Laura L. Love by the Morning Star. 320p. Houghton Harcourt. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780547689517; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9780547689586.

Sutton, Kelsey. Where Silence Gathers. 360p. Flux. Jul. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780738739472.

Swain, H. A. Hungry. 320p. ebook available. Feiwel & Friends. Jun. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781250028297.

Taylor, Laini. Dreams of Gods & Monsters. 528p. Little, Brown. 2014. Tr $17. ISBN 9780316134071.

Tintera, Amy. Rebel. 352p. HarperCollins/ HarperTeen. May 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062217103; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062217127.

Tregay, Sarah. Fan Art. 256p. HarperCollins/ Katherine Tegen Bks. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062243157.

Wesselhoeft, Conrad. Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly. 352p. ebook available. Houghton Harcourt. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780544232693.

West, Kasie. On the Fence. 304p. HarperCollins/ HarperTeen. Jul. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780062235671; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062235688.

Wettersten, Laura. My Faire Lady. 352p. S. & S. Jun. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442489332; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9781442489356. LC 2013021542.

Whitaker, Alecia. Wildflower. 320p. ebook available. score. Little, Brown/Poppy. Jul. 2014. Tr $18. ISBN 9780316251389.

Graphic Novels

Carey, Mike. Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice. illus. by Peter Gross et al. 160p. (The Unwritten). Vertigo. 2013. Tr $22.99. ISBN 9781401229764; pap. $14.99. ISBN 9781401229771; ebk. $22.99. ISBN 9781401247409. LC 2013020333.

Komi, Naoshi. False Love. tr. from Japanese by Camellia Nieh. illus. by Naoshi Komi. 192p. (Nisekoi: Vol. 1). Viz Media. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781421557991; ebk. $6.99. ISBN 9781421558004.

London, Jack. The Sea-Wolf. adapted by Riff Reb’s. illus. by Riff Reb’s. 144p. (Classics Illustrated Deluxe: Bk. 11). Papercutz. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781597074018; pap. $13.99. ISBN 9781597073806.

Mead, Richelle. Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel. adapted by Leigh Dragoon. illus. by Emma Vieceli. 160p. Penguin/Razorbill. 2013. pap. $12.99. ISBN 9781595144317; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780698171060.

Vehlmann, Fabien & Marie Pommepuy. Beautiful Darkness. tr. from French by Helge Dascher. illus. by Kerascoët. 96p. Drawn and Quarterly. 2014. Tr $22.95. ISBN 9781770461291.

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