Book Reviews

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Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 12+
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
age 12+
 
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
age 12+
 
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)
age 12+
 
New setting, twists add intrigue to violent superhero saga.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)
age 12+
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
age 12+
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fun graphic novel about gamers makes strong political point.
By Cory Doctorow
(2014)
age 12+
 
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
By Marie Lu
(2014)
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age 12+
 
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
age 12+
 
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
age 12+
 
Entertaining fantasy plagued by scattered subplots.
By Sherry Thomas
(2014)

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