Book Reviews

All Fall Down: Embassy Row, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
By Ally Carter
(2015)
Diamond Boy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)
Unbroken Book Poster Image
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age 12+
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
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)
Atlantia Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
By Ally Condie
(2014)
The Eye of Zoltar: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
In Real Life Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun graphic novel about gamers makes strong political point.
By Cory Doctorow
(2014)
The Accidental Highwayman Book Poster Image
age 12+
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
The Young Elites, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
By Marie Lu
(2014)
Jackaby Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
By William Ritter
(2014)
Egg & Spoon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
Skink -- No Surrender Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
Maid of Deception: Maids of Honor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
The Perilous Sea: The Elemental Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Entertaining fantasy plagued by scattered subplots.
By Sherry Thomas
(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)
Let's Get Lost Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen helps other teens and herself in sweet road-trip tale.
By Adi Alsaid
(2014)
The Rule of Thoughts: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in cyberpunk saga loses steam.
By James Dashner
(2014)
Half a King Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping fantasy has adventure, intrigue, some gore.
By Joe Abercrombie
(2014)

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