Book Reviews

Froi of the Exiles Book Poster Image
age 15+
Character-driven fantasy is extraordinary for older teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2012)
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Quintana of Charyn Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing end to fabulous epic trilogy for mature readers.
By Melina Marchetta
(2013)
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A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
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Strange the Dreamer Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fiercely imaginative, lushly told fantasy for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2017)
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Muse of Nightmares: Strange the Dreamer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Absorbing fantasy reckons with trauma's awful impact.
By Laini Taylor
(2018)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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Finnikin of the Rock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting epic, but too complex, violent for younger teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2010)
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Tender Morsels Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Intense, award-winning fairy tale for mature readers only.
By Margo Lanagan
(2008)
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The Night Circus Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Illusionists compete in dream-like literary romance.
By Erin Morgenstern
(2011)
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Blood and Chocolate Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sensual and suspenseful werewolf fantasy for mature teens.
By Annette Curtis Klause
(1997)
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Warm Bodies Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gory but sweet romance of teen girl and zombie.
By Isaac Marion
(2011)
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The Mime Order: The Bone Season, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Clairvoyant quest stalls before intense finish.
By Samantha Shannon
(2015)
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A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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A Court of Wings and Ruin: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gore, sex, epic battle against evil in twisty faery tale.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2017)
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Lord of Shadows: The Dark Artifices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Faeries, demons, kissing, with thoughtful look at prejudice.
By Cassandra Clare
(2017)
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One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier, bloodier sequel full of unexpected twists.
By Kendare Blake
(2017)
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Furyborn: Empirium, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting teen fantasy follows two fierce women warriors.
By Claire Legrand
(2018)
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The Red Scrolls of Magic: The Eldest Curses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature Shadowhunter series spin-off focuses on Alec, Magnus.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2019)
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Fade Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark tale of a good boy misled by temptation.
By Robert Cormier
(1988)
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