Book Reviews

The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
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Akata Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Imaginative story of U.S. albino finding magic in Nigeria.
By Nnedi Okorafor
(2011)
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Down the Mysterly River Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
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Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Epic tale concludes in battle- and blood-filled saga.
By Christopher Paolini
(2011)
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Mastiff: Beka Cooper, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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Dragonswood Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen girl's bold adventure among dragons, fairies, princes.
By Janet Lee Carey
(2012)
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Plus-size princess turns leader in spiritually tinged tale.
By Rae Carson
(2011)
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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2012)
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Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
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Seraphina Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Richly conceived dragon fantasy with stellar young heroine.
By Rachel Hartman
(2012)
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Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2012)
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Summer & Bird Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
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Game Changer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
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Shadowfell Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girl who talks to fairies vs. evil king in complex fantasy.
By Juliet Marillier
(2012)
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The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Talky but funny fantasy takes a while to get going.
By Jasper Fforde
(2012)
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Elemental Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
By Antony John
(2012)
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The Shadow Society Book Poster Image
age 12+
Affecting alternate-world fantasy promotes tolerance.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2012)
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The Cadet of Tildor Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl trains as elite soldier in sword-slashing fantasy.
By Alex Lidell
(2013)
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Poison Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun, fast-paced fantasy with potion-packing heroine.
By Bridget Zinn
(2013)
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