Mix of brutality and tenderness makes fantasy seem real.
Popular, rich girls star in shallow, sexy series starter.
Fast-paced coming-of-age tale about finding yourself.
Gross-out humor and adventure in lively Deadweather sequel.
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
Engrossing Elizabethan tale of murder and intrigue.
Goose outsmarts fox in funny, perilous story with a twist.
Teen's positive turnaround mixes with iffy beauty message.
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
Garden fantasy casts a strange spell.
Kira tracks creators of super-soldiers in exciting sequel.
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
Edgy tale of teen in '80s club scene shows graphic drug use.
Slick but lopsided tale of teen trying to solve a murder.
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
Fierce squirrel mom keeps babies safe, keeps laughs coming.
Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
Fun mix of teen actresses, mystery in Golden Age Hollywood.
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
Monster-hunter series too complex for younger fantasy fans.