Book Reviews

The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy: Pennyroyal Academy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lessons, magic, gore in exciting princess-school sequel.
By M.A. Larson
(2016)
An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, space aliens, mummies add to mishmash mayhem.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
The Poe Estate Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
Beyond the Kingdoms: The Land of Stories, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
A Grimm Warning: The Land of Stories, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)
The Forgotten Sisters: Princess Academy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
The Chosen Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
By Diane Stanley
(2015)
The Ice Dragon Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
The Dragon King: Otherworld Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced Arthurian adventure series ends with a flourish.
By Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2013)
Texting the Underworld Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thoughtful, funny ghost story has haunting effect.
By Ellen Booraem
(2013)
Summer of the Mariposas Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastical quest explores sisterhood and Mexican legends.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2012)
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)
Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.
By Marissa Moss
(2012)
Palace of Stone: Princess Academy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, complex sequel a mix of politics and compassion.
By Shannon Hale
(2012)
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)
Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)