Book Reviews

Furyborn: Empirium, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting teen fantasy follows two fierce women warriors.
By Claire Legrand
(2018)
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Puddin' Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Good-hearted companion tale lacks spark of Dumplin'.
By Julie Murphy
(2018)
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Waste of Space: Moon Base Alpha, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Attempted murder, mechanical crisis spark satisfying finale.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2018)
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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.
By Penelope Bagieu
(2018)
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Stay Sweet Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartwarming summer tale promotes perseverance and teamwork.
By Siobhan Vivian
(2018)
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The Case for Jamie: Charlotte Holmes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy, thrilling, complex "finale" leaves doors open.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2018)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Just Like Jackie Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Emotional tale of girl's struggle with her family history.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2018)
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The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking end-of-world tale; lots of angst, drama.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2018)
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Freya and the Magic Jewel: Thunder Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun read, troubling message for girls to be peacemakers.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
(2018)
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I Stop Somewhere Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Haunting, heartbreaking tale of teen rape and murder.
By TE Carter
(2018)
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A Is for Amber Series Book Poster Image
age 4+
Amber's adventures have great messages for young readers.
By Paula Danziger
(2001)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls: Lewis Barnavelt, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ten-year-old raises the dead in creepy Gothic classic.
By John Bellairs
(2004)
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The Way You Make Me Feel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet coming-of-age tale explores family, food, friendship.
By Maurene Goo
(2018)
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All of This Is True Book Poster Image
age 13+
Writer uses teens' secrets for stories in riveting thriller.
By Lygia Day Peñaflor
(2018)
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Legendary: A Caraval Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dramatic magical romance sequel has daring female hero.
By Stephanie Garber
(2018)
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Daughter of the Siren Queen: Daughter of the Pirate King, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Snarky, slashy pirate princess returns in gory revenge romp.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2018)
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Genuine Fraud Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing thriller unfolds in reverse-chronological order.
By E. Lockhart
(2017)
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Isle of Blood and Stone: Tower of Winds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fantasy weaves clever mystery plot.
By Makiia Lucier
(2018)
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Neverworld Wake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.
By Marisha Pessl
(2018)
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