Book Reviews

Crush: Crave, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unpolished storytelling mars otherwise fun paranormal soap.
By Tracy Wolff
(2020)
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Early Departures Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Boy reconciles with dead friend in sublime fantasy tale.
By Justin A. Reynolds
(2020)
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Daughters of Jubilation Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling, violent fantasy set in segregated '62 South.
By Kara Lee Corthron
(2020)
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The Lives of Saints Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brief, bloody, lushly illustrated tales of the Grishaverse.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2020)
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The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Book Poster Image
age 14+
Action-packed magical fantasy also has charm and wit.
By Garth Nix
(2020)
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Sanctuary Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heart-wrenching dystopian tale of brave, undocumented teen.
By Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher
(2020)
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Blood & Honey: Serpent & Dove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy sequel enchants yet has serious stumbles.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2020)
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The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter spin-off loses momentum while fighting demons.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2020)
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As the Shadow Rises: The Age of Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love, religion, and magic mix in twisty, satisfying sequel.
By Katy Rose Pool
(2020)
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Geese Are Never Swans Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty take on teen swimmer fueled by grief and anger.
By Kobe Bryant, Eva Clark
(2020)
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Lobizona: Wolves of No World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling Latina hero, rushed storytelling in deep fantasy.
By Romina Garber
(2020)
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We Didn't Ask for This Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking tale of eco-protest at elite high school.
By Adi Alsaid
(2020)
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The Shadow Wand: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Witch turns into warrior in sexually charged third book.
By Laurie Forest
(2020)
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Clap When You Land Book Poster Image
age 14+
Moving novel in verse about grief, family, and forgiveness.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(2020)
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Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking tale of smart Latina breaking down walls.
By Jennifer De Leon
(2020)
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Time of Our Lives Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens try to balance duty and dreams in road-trip romance.
By Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
(2020)
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Tigers, Not Daughters Book Poster Image
age 14+
Grieving sisters find strength in enchanting, ghostly drama.
By Samantha Mabry
(2020)
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Verona Comics Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens from feuding families fall in love in dramatic novel.
By Jennifer Dugan
(2020)
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All Your Twisted Secrets Book Poster Image
age 14+
Twisty tale of teens trapped in deadly locked-room thriller.
By Diana Urban
(2020)
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The Shadows Between Us Book Poster Image
age 15+
Romantic fantasy has court intrigue, lots of frank sex talk.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2020)
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