Book Reviews

Winterkeep: Graceling Realm, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fascinating fantasy high in discussion-worthy sex content.
By Kristin Cashore
(2021)
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Lightbringer: Empirium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Epic, if overlong, finale is full of twists and violence.
By Claire Legrand
(2021)
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Daughters of Jubilation Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling, violent fantasy set in segregated '62 South.
By Kara Lee Corthron
(2020)
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Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Book Poster Image
age 3+
A ghostly sweet tale of courage and friendship.
By Flavia Z. Drago
(2020)
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Blood & Honey: Serpent & Dove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy sequel enchants yet has serious stumbles.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2020)
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The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter spin-off loses momentum while fighting demons.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2020)
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Ruthless Gods: Something Dark and Holy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Thrilling, chilling sequel in Slavic gothic fantasy trilogy.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2020)
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Red Hood Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Clever feminist spin on fairy tale honors power of women.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2020)
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Goodnight Moon/Buenas Noches, Luna 123: A Counting Book/Un Libro para Contar Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bedtime classic turned into fun bilingual counting book.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(2020)
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The Shadows Between Us Book Poster Image
age 15+
Romantic fantasy has court intrigue, lots of frank sex talk.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2020)
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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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Serpent & Dove Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Wickedly fun witch fantasy has hot romance, magic, violence.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2019)
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The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fresh, wacky take on first-day-of school jitters.
By Mo Willems
(2019)
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Swipe Right for Murder Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen takes on terrorists in page-turning LGBTQ thriller.
By Derek Milman
(2019)
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Monstress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Girl seeks revenge in compelling graphic novel fantasy.
By Marjorie Liu
(2016)
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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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A Piglet Named Mercy Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute picture book origin story of popular series pig.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2019)
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Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Soap opera-like fantasy series has mature sexual content.
By Cassandra Clare
(2018)
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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl sneaks nibbles, mooncake wanes in cozy bedtime charmer.
By Grace Lin
(2018)
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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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