Book Reviews

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age 12+
A light, enjoyable read for romantic-fantasy fans.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
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age 14+
Clever but overlong tale of superpowered misfit teens.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2015)
age 12+
Tale of superpowered court intrigue grows darker.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
age 10+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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age 8+
Imaginative illustrated tale of quirky friends' adventures.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2015)
age 8+
Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.
By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
(2015)
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
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age 14+
Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
age 8+
Kinda creepy, kinda sweet ghost story for big kids, tweens.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
age 8+
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)
age 14+
Demons lurk in drawn-out, angsty fantasy.
By Rachel A. Marks
(2015)
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age 12+
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
age 9+
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
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age 13+
Appealing heroine, vague world-building in exciting fantasy.
By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2015)

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