Book Reviews

The Crown of Embers: The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, more mature sequel with new love interest.
By Rae Carson
(2012)
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The Archived Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative fantasy mystery for teens tackles grief, death.
By Victoria Schwab
(2013)
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Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fiery, fantastic Cinder sequel ups the action-violence.
By Marissa Meyer
(2013)
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The Elite: The Selection, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
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The Bitter Kingdom: The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful Elisa brings trilogy to exciting conclusion.
By Rae Carson
(2013)
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Vampire Academy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sexy, mean-girl vampire story has strong language, bullying.
By Richelle Mead
(2007)
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Cress: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Series stays exciting with hacker heroine, daring rescues.
By Marissa Meyer
(2014)
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Cruel Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Rich fantasy world meets Beauty/Beast-style mature romance.
By Rosamund Hodge
(2014)
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The One: The Selection, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.
By Kiera Cass
(2014)
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Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
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The Sin Eater's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romantic fantasy has strong writing, weak heroine.
By Melinda Salisbury
(2015)
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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)
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The Heir: The Selection, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Princess must choose prince in fun, fast-paced sequel.
By Kiera Cass
(2015)
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Winter: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
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Truthwitch: A Witchlands Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Strong female leads navigate a confusing magic world.
By Susan Dennard
(2016)
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The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(2016)
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Carve the Mark Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Twist-filled fantasy romance is occasionally dark, violent.
By Veronica Roth
(2017)
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Shadowcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Solid, exciting sequel with a new girl-power character.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2017)
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The Black Witch: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Overlong but engaging fantasy tackles prejudice.
By Laurie Forest
(2017)
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The Battlemage: Summoner, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
High-action demon battles thrill in trilogy finale.
By Taran Matharu
(2017)
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