Book Reviews

The Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
Rebel of the Sands Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wild West meets Arabian Nights in exciting fantasy kickoff.
By Alwyn Hamilton
(2016)
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Anthology delivers series of short, sharp shocks.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2015)
The Golden Specific: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
Silver in the Blood Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping Dracula family thriller gets off to slow start.
By Jessica Day George
(2015)
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
Ravencliffe: The Blythewood Tales, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
The Accidental Highwayman Book Poster Image
age 12+
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
Jackaby Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
By William Ritter
(2014)
Between the Spark and the Burn: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
Marina Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
Let the Storm Break: Sky Fall, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
More cosmic perils, teen romance in "air-elemental" sequel.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
The Eye of Minds: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cyberpunk series hits the ground running for gaming fans.
By James Dashner
(2013)
Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
The Burning Sky: The Elemental Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl learns to use fire-controlling power in magical tale.
By Sherry Thomas
(2013)
Far Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)

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