Book Reviews

age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
age 8+
Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
age 10+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
age 13+
Violent volume ends gothic trilogy with epic battle, hope.
By Ransom Riggs
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
age 9+
Wand magic at the forefront of action-packed sequel.
By David Baldacci
(2015)
age 9+
Hasty setup, exciting finish in magic-school sequel.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2015)
age 8+
Kinda creepy, kinda sweet ghost story for big kids, tweens.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting -- and creepy -- start to spin-off fantasy series.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2015)
age 13+
Appealing epic fantasy has intrigue, romance, action galore.
By Eleanor Herman
(2015)
age 12+
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(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)
age 12+
Gripping Dracula family thriller gets off to slow start.
By Jessica Day George
(2015)
age 9+
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
age 8+
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 10+
Gifted kids infiltrate the enemy in action-focused fantasy.
By Peter Lerangis
(2015)

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