Book Reviews

The Kingdom of Little Wounds Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
By Susann Cokal
(2014)
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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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Ninth House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
YA author's adult fantasy has lots of drugs, sex, violence.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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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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LIAR Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Intense fantasy about a compulsive liar and/or werewolf.
By Justine Larbalestier
(2009)
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Silence: The Queen of the Dead, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Paranormal adventure bogs down in details.
By Michelle Sagara
(2012)
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Rise Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
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Winterspell Book Poster Image
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age 16+
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
By Claire Legrand
(2014)
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The Tangled Lands Book Poster Image
age 16+
Related novellas have ecological themes, lots of violence.
By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell
(2018)
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Damsel Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, twisty dragon quest tale has sex, gore, brutality.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2018)
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Kingsbane: Empirium, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Thrilling, long sequel is full of steamy romance, violence.
By Claire Legrand
(2019)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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The Blessed Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Extremely violent religious fantasy from ghostgirl author.
By Tonya Hurley
(2012)
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Pretty Dead Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Pretty graphic and explicit for a teen vampire read.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2009)
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