Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
age 11+
 
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
age 11+
 
Intriguing start to fantasy series best for dark-side fans.
By Django Wexler
(2014)
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age 11+
 
Hunger Games, Potter fans will enjoy exciting fantasy.
By David Baldacci
(2014)
age 11+
 
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
age 11+
 
Delightful romp has swashbuckling action, powerful female.
By Tony Cliff
(2013)
age 11+
 
Fairy-tale creatures come to life in so-so swashbuckler.
By Shana Mlawski
(2013)
age 11+
 
Teen girl defends Faerie in lively graphic novel sequel.
By Jane Yolen
(2013)
age 11+
 
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
age 11+
 
Ambitious, edu-taining fantasy series gets a grand send-off.
By Michael Scott
(2012)
age 11+
 
Penultimate in edu-taining fantasy series harder to love.
By Michael Scott
(2011)
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age 11+
 
Enchanting book about witty teen witch at reform school.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2011)
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age 11+
 
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
age 11+
 
Popular fantasy series has lots of plots to keep track of.
By Michael Scott
(2010)
age 11+
 
1st in popular series has positive characters, some battles.
By John Flanagan
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Exciting faerie series with a fantastic tomboy heroine.
By Laini Taylor
(2007)
age 11+
 
Gamers may like sci-fi series launch with fantasy violence.
By Dena K. Salmon
(2008)
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age 11+
 
Intriguing combination of magic and apocalypse.
By Janni Lee Simner
(2009)
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age 11+
 
Philosophical survival story with a bit of humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2008)
age 11+
 
Trilogy conclusion satisfies; not as dark as previous book.
By Cornelia Funke
(2008)

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