Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
age 14+
 
Demons lurk in drawn-out, angsty fantasy.
By Rachel A. Marks
(2015)
age 4+
 
Beautiful, joyful peek at family in the wild.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 10+
 
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)
age 14+
 
Mature, gory, riveting story of warring witches.
By Sally Green
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
age 9+
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
By Obert Skye
(2015)
age 11+
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
age 8+
 
Tween girl fights foes, evil in sweet, exciting sequel.
By Paul Durham
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 10+
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
age 10+
 
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
By Diane Stanley
(2015)
age 14+
 
Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.
By Holly Black
(2015)
age 9+
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
age 9+
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
By Angie Sage
(2014)
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age 16+
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
By Claire Legrand
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
By Ally Condie
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
age 12+
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)

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