Book Reviews

age 15+
 
A super violent Hunger Games-James Bond hybrid.
By James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Incessant cruelty spoils action-packed sci-fi saga.
By Pierce Brown
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Ambitious clairvoyant fantasy is gripping, violent.
By Samantha Shannon
(2013)
age 15+
 
Samba- and art-infused sci-fi for mature readers.
By Alaya Dawn Johnson
(2013)
age 15+
 
Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
By Suzanne Young
(2013)
age 15+
 
Lackluster end to mature, excessively mopey series.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Sci-fi romance full of strong language, mature themes.
By Elizabeth Norris
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Fast-paced sci-fi adventure with magic wish-granting coin.
By E.C. Myers
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Romantic time-travel tale implausible but action-packed.
By Julie Cross
(2012)
age 15+
 
Fatiguing sequel ups the sexual content.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Stereotypes, muddled story sink alien-invader graphic novel.
By Christopher Moore, Ian Corson
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Graphic novel of teen misery -- authentic but mature.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
age 15+
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
age 15+
 
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)