Book Reviews

The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact Book Poster Image
age 10+
Through-the looking-glass adventure not very original.
By A.J. Hartley
(2011)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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The Mostly True Story of Jack Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
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The False Prince: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Page-turning adventure of false identity and intrigue.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2012)
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Seeds of Rebellion: Beyonders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun for fans of the first, but still overlong, violent.
By Brandon Mull
(2012)
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The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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Island of Silence: The Unwanteds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Spellbinding second adventure even better than first.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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The Demigod Diaries: The Heroes of Olympus Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting stories plus backstory on popular half-god heroes.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.
By Marissa Moss
(2012)
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The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time-travel sequel even more fantastic than first book.
By John Stephens
(2012)
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The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brave heroine faces danger with help of magic and friends.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2012)
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In a Glass Grimmly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark Book Poster Image
age 10+
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
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Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises Book Poster Image
age 10+
Super-teens clash with ancient history in OK series start.
By Peter Lerangis
(2013)
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Pendragon series Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Entertaining but violent series weaves fantasy with history.
By D. J. MacHale
(2002)
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Chasing the Prophecy: Beyonders, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale to long but inventive fantasy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2013)
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Return to Exile: The Hunter Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Monster-hunter series too complex for younger fantasy fans.
By E. J. Patten
(2011)
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The Legend Thief: The Hunter Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Frenetically paced, complex monster fantasy.
By E. J. Patten
(2013)
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