Book Reviews

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Book Poster Image
age 12+
Villainous Faerie prince returns in charming prequel/sequel.
By Holly Black
(2020)
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The Lives of Saints Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brief, bloody, lushly illustrated tales of the Grishaverse.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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Call Down the Hawk: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling, heartbreaking start to Raven Cycle spin-off.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2019)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely: Cursebreaker, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern "Beauty" tale has complex characters, gore, humor.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2019)
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The Prince and the Dressmaker Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming, cross-dressing prince breaks the fairy tale mold.
By Jen Wang
(2018)
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Gone Rogue: Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: The Lunar Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic novel series ender has both action and depth.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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The Rose & the Dagger: The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Satisfying sequel with surprising magical twists.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2016)
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Geekerella: Once Upon a Con, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming "Cinderella" update set in world of sci-fi fandom.
By Ashley Poston
(2017)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Tales of the Peculiar Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gore, sweetness in kids' tales from Miss Peregrine's world.
By Ransom Riggs
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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Wink Poppy Midnight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lyrical, haunting novel casts a spell on readers.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2016)
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Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series fans get their last hurrah with nine short stories.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Adult sequel to popular Princess Diaries series delivers.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
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Bad Luck Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Rousing finish to historical fairy-fantasy trilogy.
By Sarah Zettel
(2014)
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Dorothy Must Die, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, violent reimagining of Oz makes Dorothy evil dictator.
By Danielle Paige
(2014)
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Why We Took the Car Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark humor, edgy details elevate teen road trip.
By Wolfgang Herrndorf
(2014)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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