Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
age 12+
 
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
age 12+
 
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
age 12+
 
More cosmic perils, teen romance in "air-elemental" sequel.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Tropical sci-fi adventure builds to bloody mayhem.
By Jessica Khoury
(2014)
age 12+
 
Complex time-travel follow-up focuses on new character.
By Pete Hautman
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy creatures enhance near-future page turner.
By Kat Falls
(2013)
age 12+
 
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
age 12+
 
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
age 12+
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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age 12+
 
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
age 12+
 
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Ponderous backstory bogs down "air elemental" romance.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Self-contained sci-fi thriller adds emotion to immortality.
By Jessica Khoury
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
age 12+
 
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)