Book Reviews

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
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Compelling coming-of-ager blends sci-fi and folklore.
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
(2020)
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The Electric Heir: Feverwake, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Intense, romantic sci-fi tackles mature issues.
By Victoria Lee
(2020)
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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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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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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The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant, violent sequel is worthy of the orginal.
By Margaret Atwood
(2019)
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Snow, Glass, Apples Book Poster Image
age 16+
Fairy tale favorite gets dark, violent, sexy makeover.
By Neil Gaiman
(2019)
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The Nowhere Girls Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teens aim to end school's rape culture in empowering tale.
By Amy Reed
(2017)
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The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(2019)
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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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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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Little Do We Know Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving story about three teens struggling in crisis.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2018)
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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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Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
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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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Dirty Wings Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Sex, drugs, rock, mythology fill dark paranormal tale.
By Sarah McCarry
(2014)
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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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Rise Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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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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