Book Reviews

The Shadow Arts: Monstrous Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teen and his grandpa battle forces of evil in exciting romp.
By Damien Love
(2020)
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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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Changeling: The Oddmire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully scary, funny, magical series start.
By William Ritter
(2019)
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The Beasts of Grimheart: Longburrow, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave rabbits, allies battle monsters in thrilling episode.
By Kieran Larwood
(2019)
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The House in Poplar Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teens bond, match wits with Death in riveting tale.
By K.E. Ormsbee
(2018)
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The Gift of Dark Hollow: Longburrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magical gifts help brave rabbits in exciting sequel.
By Kieran Larwood
(2018)
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Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
(2018)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: Pandava, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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Podkin One-Ear: Longburrow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave rabbits meet scary monsters in exciting series start.
By Kieran Larwood
(2017)
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Predator vs. Prey: Going Wild, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered tweens vs. mad scientist in exciting sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2017)
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Going Wild, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
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Circus Mirandus Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superhero graphic novel has African mojo, lacks clarity.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
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Fall of Heroes: The Cloak Society, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
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The Luck Uglies Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2014)
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Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
By Colin Meloy
(2014)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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Villains Rising: The Cloak Society, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slower-paced superhero sequel keeps violence in check.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2013)
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