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)
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)
Raging Sea: The Undertow Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(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)
Walk on Earth a Stranger: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
Nimona Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.
By Noelle Stevenson
(2015)
The Leveller Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Virtual-reality thriller starts well, loses steam.
By Julia Durango
(2015)
The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak Book Poster Image
age 13+
Kind of cute and funny but super predictable teen romcom.
By Brian Katcher
(2015)
Until the Beginning: After the End, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Psychic teens' saga wraps up in gritty, engaging road trip.
By Amy Plum
(2015)
Kissing in America Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.
By Margo Rabb
(2015)
Fallout: Lois Lane, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Comics reporter updated as teen in fun, slick mystery.
By Gwenda Bond
(2015)
Magonia Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Appealing heroine, vague world-building in exciting fantasy.
By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2015)
There Will Be Lies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
By Nick Lake
(2015)
Renegade: Elemental, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
By Antony John
(2014)
Don't Let Go Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)

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