Game Reviews

Nightshade, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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Gripping werewolf thriller explores lust more than love.
By Andrea Cremer
(2010)
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Wolfsbane: Nightshade, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Steamy werewolf sequel ups the thrills, violence, and sex.
By Andrea Cremer
(2011)
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The Death Cure: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
No sunny wrap-up to this very dark, mature series.
By James Dashner
(2011)
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Glitch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fascinating, funky MMO creates topsy-turvy world; open chat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Frankenstein Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Classic of scientist haunted by his creation still timely.
By Mary Shelley
(2011)
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Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dynamic writing sets intense angel romance apart.
By Laini Taylor
(2011)
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Pet Zombies Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Dull, gruesome zombie sim rewards negative actions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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Jurassic Park: The Game Game Poster Image
age 14+
Disappointing dino adventure has blood and scares.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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NCIS Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Disappointing adventure game based on the hit TV show.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Bloodrose: Nightshade, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Werewolf finale focuses on love triangle and bloody battle.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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Ragin' Cajuns TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Cajun shrimpers drink, curse, and struggle for survival.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
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There Is No Dog Book Poster Image
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age 14+
God re-imagined as teen prompts big questions, sharp humor.
By Meg Rosoff
(2012)
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Gotham City Impostors Game Poster Image
age 14+
Team-based shooter for comic book fans is fun but flawed.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Uncharted: Golden Abyss Game Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting action series now mobile but still violent.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Game Poster Image
age 14+
Average action role-playing game with blood, online play.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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Street Fighter X Tekken Game Poster Image
age 14+
Two brawler series fuse into one game; violent but no blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Unit 13 Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense military shooter rewards shots to the head.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Black Heart: Curse Workers, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Entertaining but predictable final installment.
By Holly Black
(2012)
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