Sci-fi sequel is gripping but can't top original.
Delightful romp has swashbuckling action, powerful female.
Fairy-tale creatures come to life in so-so swashbuckler.
Teen girl defends Faerie in lively graphic novel sequel.
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
Ambitious, edu-taining fantasy series gets a grand send-off.
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
Penultimate in edu-taining fantasy series harder to love.
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
Popular fantasy series has lots of plots to keep track of.
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
Wizards and computers -- a potent combination.
High fantasy -- with a dose of Irish mythology.