Book Reviews

The Beast Player Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Teen bonds with magical beasts in captivating fantasy.
By Nahoko Uehashi
(2019)
Continue reading
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
Continue reading
Monstress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Girl seeks revenge in compelling graphic novel fantasy.
By Marjorie Liu
(2016)
Continue reading
The Chosen: Contender, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Deadly Maze Runner-like contest with Romans and dinosaurs.
By Taran Matharu
(2019)
Continue reading
The Red Scrolls of Magic: The Eldest Curses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature Shadowhunter series spin-off focuses on Alec, Magnus.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2019)
Continue reading
One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier, bloodier sequel full of unexpected twists.
By Kendare Blake
(2017)
Continue reading
The Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
Continue reading
The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
Continue reading
Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
Continue reading
Skink -- No Surrender Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
Continue reading
The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
Continue reading
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)
Continue reading
Threatened Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
Continue reading
Storm Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Teen Ark stowaway tale rife with sexual tension, ape sex.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2014)
Continue reading
Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
Continue reading
Into That Forest Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
Continue reading
Just One Day Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
Continue reading
Teeth Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Rough language, sexual violence mar odd maritime fable.
By Hannah Moskowitz
(2013)
Continue reading
Origin Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Self-contained sci-fi thriller adds emotion to immortality.
By Jessica Khoury
(2012)
Continue reading
The Children of Willesden Lane Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
Continue reading

Pages