Book Reviews

The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More excitement and battle violence as series hits stride.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
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Impyrium Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic, magical fantasy like a "Game of Thrones" for tweens.
By Henry H. Neff
(2016)
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The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Loads of excitement plus intro of gender-fluid character.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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Ghostly Echoes:  A Jackaby Novel, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrills, chills, ghosts, and a vampire in haunting mystery.
By William Ritter
(2016)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging time-travel play satisfying for fans.
By J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
(2016)
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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)
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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)
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The Skeleth: The Nethergrim, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pace and emotional depth increase in medieval fantasy.
By Matthew Jobin
(2016)
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Once Was a Time Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, emotional tale of BFFs torn apart in time.
By Leila Sales
(2016)
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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)
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The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale wraps up Fairyland saga with heart, tears.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2016)
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Hoodoo Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Creepy chills galore in Southern supernatural thriller.
By Ronald L. Smith
(2015)
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The Night Parade Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gentle fantasy spotlights Japanese mythology.
By Kathryn Tanquary
(2016)
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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)
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The Tournament at Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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The Poe Estate Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
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The Vanishing Island: The Chronicles of the Black Tulip, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gritty high-seas historical fantasy mixes danger and magic.
By Barry Wolverton
(2015)
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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)
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