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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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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Everything I Thought I Knew Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance, science blend in emotional heart transplant tale.
By Shannon Takaoka
(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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Cemetery Boys Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Enchanting queer Latinx fantasy has mystery, spirit-romance.
By Aiden Thomas
(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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Watch Over Me Book Poster Image
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Eerie, compelling ghost story about trauma and healing.
By Nina LaCour
(2020)
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How It All Blew Up Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny tale of Muslim teen's coming-of-age and coming-out.
By Arvin Ahmadi
(2020)
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Night of the Dragon: Shadow of the Fox, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Overstuffed finale has lots of blood, sacrifice, and heart.
By Julie Kagawa
(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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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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The Damned: The Beautiful, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
More angst and romance in series' twisty middle installment.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2020)
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Forest of Souls Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Relentless violence bludgeons promising tale of friendship.
By Lori M. Lee
(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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Crave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Just like Twilight, but set in Alaska with more swearing.
By Tracy Wolff
(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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Gotham High, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen Batman heroes, villains clash in taut high school tale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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This Boy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant, funny look at being a straight, suburban teen boy.
By Lauren Myracle
(2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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