Book Reviews

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears: Paola Santiago, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spine-tingling excitement in folktale-inspired fantasy.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2020)
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Night of the Dragon: Shadow of the Fox, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Overstuffed finale has lots of blood, sacrifice, and heart.
By Julie Kagawa
(2020)
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As the Shadow Rises: The Age of Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love, religion, and magic mix in twisty, satisfying sequel.
By Katy Rose Pool
(2020)
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Where Dreams Descend: Kingdom of Cards, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic tale of female magician in dangerous competition.
By Janella Angeles
(2020)
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Lobizona: Wolves of No World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling Latina hero, rushed storytelling in deep fantasy.
By Romina Garber
(2020)
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Kiki's Delivery Service Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, adventurous tale of young witch has depth, kindness.
By Eiko Kadono
(2020)
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Seasons of the Storm, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Solid, darkish, myth-based fantasy has some violence.
By Elle Cosimano
(2020)
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The Body Is Not an Apology Book Poster Image
age 14+
Ambitious exploration of the power of self-love.
By Sonya Renee Taylor
(2020)
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The Damned: The Beautiful, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
More angst and romance in series' twisty middle installment.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2020)
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Forest of Souls Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Relentless violence bludgeons promising tale of friendship.
By Lori M. Lee
(2020)
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Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing, violent fantasy brings dragons into the 1950s.
By Patrick Ness
(2020)
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Burn Our Bodies Down Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen uncovers fiery family secrets in page-turning thriller.
By Rory Power
(2020)
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Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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Call Me Floy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Spirited, nature-loving tween in fact-packed Yosemite tale.
By Joanna Cooke
(2020)
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The Shadow Wand: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Witch turns into warrior in sexually charged third book.
By Laurie Forest
(2020)
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Aurora Burning: The Aurora Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting, twisty sequel brings more thrills, violence.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2020)
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A Song Below Water Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional fantasy about two girls who seize their power.
By Bethany C. Morrow
(2020)
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The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea Book Poster Image
age 14+
Epic romantic fantasy adventure is poetic and violent.
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
(2020)
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Orphan Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Orphans seek home in the circus in riveting page-turner.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2020)
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