Book Reviews

The Inquisition: Summoner, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping sequel shows heinously violent world of orc enemy.
By Taran Matharu
(2016)
Ruined Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Action, romance, and fantasy in strong series kickoff.
By Amy Tintera
(2016)
The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(2016)
Flamecaster: Shattered Realms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing fantasy romance full of spies and palace intrigue.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2016)
A Fierce and Subtle Poison Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens will enjoy mix of magical realism and mystery.
By Samantha Mabry
(2016)
The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
These Vicious Masks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, mad scientist mix in darkly romantic Victorian romp.
By Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas
(2016)
Into the Dim Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Girl visits 12th-century England in clever time-travel tale.
By Janet B. Taylor
(2016)
Glass Sword: Red Queen, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lack of character development makes sequel a disappointment.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2016)
Truthwitch Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong female leads navigate a confusing magic world.
By Susan Dennard
(2016)
Library of Souls: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Violent volume ends gothic trilogy with epic battle, hope.
By Ransom Riggs
(2015)
Legacy of Kings:  Blood of Gods and Royals, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Appealing epic fantasy has intrigue, romance, action galore.
By Eleanor Herman
(2015)
Nimona Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.
By Noelle Stevenson
(2015)
Magonia Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Appealing heroine, vague world-building in exciting fantasy.
By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2015)
The Heir: The Selection, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Princess must choose prince in fun, fast-paced sequel.
By Kiera Cass
(2015)
The Winner's Crime: The Winner's Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
More palace intrigue, less war in winning sequel.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2015)
The Sin Eater's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romantic fantasy has strong writing, weak heroine.
By Melinda Salisbury
(2015)
Red Queen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
Renegade: Elemental, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
By Antony John
(2014)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)

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