Book Reviews

Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi: The Kyoshi Novels, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mystical hero propels intense Asian martial arts fantasy.
By F.C. Yee
(2020)
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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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Geese Are Never Swans Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty take on teen swimmer fueled by grief and anger.
By Kobe Bryant, Eva Clark
(2020)
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The Shadow Wand: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Witch turns into warrior in sexually charged third book.
By Laurie Forest
(2020)
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Dragon Hoops Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Cartoonist tracks winning season in riveting graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2020)
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The Toll:  Arc of a Scythe, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent sci-fi thriller finale plays masterful endgame.
By Neal Shusterman
(2019)
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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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Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi: The Kyoshi Novels, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Servant girl becomes mystical hero in fast-paced fantasy.
By F.C. Yee, Michael Dante DiMartino
(2019)
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Soul of the Sword: Shadow of the Fox, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of gory carnage in engaging samurai sequel.
By Julie Kagawa
(2019)
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brooding tales for those steeped in the Shadowhunter-verse.
By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
(2019)
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Heroine Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest, empathetic story of teen athlete's opioid addiction.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2019)
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Hooper Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant tale of Polish immigrant teen's struggle to fit in.
By Geoff Herbach
(2018)
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More Than We Can Tell Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional coming-of-age story tackles abuse, cyberbullying.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2018)
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Thunderhead: Arc of a Scythe, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi chiller ups the action, twists in fast-paced sequel.
By Neal Shusterman
(2018)
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Renegades, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping fantasy with strong characters, humor, adventure.
By F.C. Yee
(2017)
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Crazy House Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent dystopian thriller doesn't make a lot of sense.
By Gabrielle Charbonnet, James Patterson
(2017)
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The Bone Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of dead-raising witch more coming-of-age than morbid.
By Rin Chupeco
(2017)
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Wires and Nerve: The Lunar Chronicles Series, Vol. 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tough female droid fuels fun Lunar Chronicles graphic novel.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chilling concept fuels sci-fi thriller about life and death.
By Neal Shusterman
(2016)
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