Book Reviews

Endgame: The Calling Book Poster Image
age 15+
A super violent Hunger Games-James Bond hybrid.
By James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2014)
Red Rising Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Incessant cruelty spoils action-packed sci-fi saga.
By Pierce Brown
(2014)
The Bone Season Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Ambitious clairvoyant fantasy is gripping, violent.
By Samantha Shannon
(2013)
The Summer Prince Book Poster Image
age 15+
Samba- and art-infused sci-fi for mature readers.
By Alaya Dawn Johnson
(2013)
The Program, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
By Suzanne Young
(2013)
Sever: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lackluster end to mature, excessively mopey series.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
A Prayer for Owen Meany Book Poster Image
age 15+
Affecting, darkly comic novel has heavy, mature themes.
By John Irving
(1989)
Unraveling Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Sci-fi romance full of strong language, mature themes.
By Elizabeth Norris
(2012)
Fair Coin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fast-paced sci-fi adventure with magic wish-granting coin.
By E.C. Myers
(2012)
Tempest Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Romantic time-travel tale implausible but action-packed.
By Julie Cross
(2012)
Fever: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fatiguing sequel ups the sexual content.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2012)
The Griff Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Stereotypes, muddled story sink alien-invader graphic novel.
By Christopher Moore, Ian Corson
(2011)
Ready Player One Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
Little Brother Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
The True Meaning of Cleavage Book Poster Image
age 15+
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sweet core, despite drugs and sex references.
By Jody Gehrman
(2008)
Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)