Book Reviews

Igniting Darkness:  Courting Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fiction series end bogs down in palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2020)
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Star Daughter Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Vivid, unique fantasy highlights friendship, family.
By Shveta Thakrar
(2020)
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Midnight Sun Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Same Twilight story, but from Edward's brooding perspective.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2020)
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Faith: Taking Flight Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun superhero origin story is body and LGBTQ+ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2020)
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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Book Poster Image
age 13+
West African folklore powers lively fantasy debut.
By Roseanne A. Brown
(2020)
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The Alcazar: The Cerulean, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing world-building powers delightful space fantasy.
By Amy Ewing
(2020)
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The Empire of Dreams Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl of Fire and Thorns spin-off offers a new fab girl hero.
By Rae Carson
(2020)
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Forged in Fire and Stars Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl seeks her destiny in so-so fantasy adventure.
By Andrea Robertson
(2020)
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The Queen's Assassin: The Queen's Secret, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens search for conspirators in so-so romantic fantasy.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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The Night Country: The Hazel Wood, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tough teen battles dark magic in inventive fantasy sequel.
By Melissa Albert
(2020)
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age 13+
Clever heroine drives appealing fantasy of politics, magic.
By Rebecca McLaughlin
(2020)
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The Conference of the Birds:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fifth in creepy series delivers chills and suspense.
By Ransom Riggs
(2020)
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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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Chosen: Slayer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Demon-slaying sequel has more wit and angst.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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Song of the Crimson Flower Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing companion story to Asian-inspired fantasy series.
By Julie C. Dao
(2019)
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Girl hunts for a monster in strange, beautiful fantasy.
By Akwaeke Emezi
(2019)
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Crown of Coral and Pearl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, well-paced royal fantasy marred by rushed ending.
By Mara Rutherford
(2019)
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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen seeks to end family curse in hilarious, moving tale.
By Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
(2019)
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Song of the Abyss: Tower of Winds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bland, too-swift climax mars intriguing maritime fantasy.
By Makiia Lucier
(2019)
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Wicked Fox Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dramatic fantasy-romance based on Korean tale of the gumiho.
By Kat Cho
(2019)
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