Book Reviews

Chain of Gold: The Last Hours, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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Shadowhunters fight poisoning demons in exciting spin-off.
By Cassandra Clare
(2020)
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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(2020)
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A Heart So Fierce and Broken: Cursebreaker, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting tale pits love and magic against cruelty and gore.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2020)
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Angel Mage Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting fantasy has fierce women, angelic magic, adventure.
By Garth Nix
(2019)
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Wayward Son:  Simon Snow Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Road trip takes a dark turn in riveting fantasy sequel.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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The Girl the Sea Gave Back Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sky in the Deep companion has rich detail, Viking violence.
By Adrienne Young
(2019)
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Five Dark Fates: Three Dark Crowns, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Bloody but satisfying end to mature magic-sisters series.
By Kendare Blake
(2019)
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Wicked Saints: Something Dark and Holy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Provocative but bloody Gothic fantasy trilogy starter.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2019)
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Vow of Thieves: Dance of Thieves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Explosively exciting end to romantic fantasy duology.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2019)
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Nocturna Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent Latinx fantasy has magic but falls flat in places.
By Maya Motayne
(2019)
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Soul of the Sword: Shadow of the Fox, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of gory carnage in engaging samurai sequel.
By Julie Kagawa
(2019)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brooding tales for those steeped in the Shadowhunter-verse.
By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
(2019)
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Aurora Rising Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fabulous, violent sci-fi adventure about a misfit squad.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2019)
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The Wicked King: The Folk of the Air, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Politics take center stage in suspenseful fantasy.
By Holly Black
(2019)
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Opposite of Always Book Poster Image
age 14+
Boy tries to stop girl's death in romantic time-travel tale.
By Justin A. Reynolds
(2019)
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The Girl King Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Action-filled fantasy series off to a violent start.
By Mimi Yu
(2019)
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King of Scars: King of Scars Duology, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystical Grishaverse tale has edgy, exciting characters.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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The Devil's Thief: The Last Magician, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Surprises abound in time-traveling wizardly saga sequel.
By Lisa Maxwell
(2018)
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