Book Reviews

age 13+
Action-packed finale lacks wow factor of first two books.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
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age 9+
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
age 14+
Tricky amnesia thriller keeps one guessing to the end.
By Scott Sigler
(2015)
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age 13+
Invasion of sea dwellers fuels gripping sci-fi thriller.
By Michael Buckley
(2015)
age 14+
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
age 13+
Revenge plot gets lost in supernatural mishmash.
By Ann Aguirre
(2014)
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age 16+
Sex, drugs, rock, mythology fill dark paranormal tale.
By Sarah McCarry
(2014)
age 14+
Horror-heavy sequel adds Jekyll and Hyde homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2014)
age 14+
Exciting start to high-octane alien-invasion series.
By John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
(2014)
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age 14+
Romantic ghost story is light on chills and thrills.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2014)
age 10+
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
age 12+
Cyberpunk series hits the ground running for gaming fans.
By James Dashner
(2013)
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age 15+
Ambitious clairvoyant fantasy is gripping, violent.
By Samantha Shannon
(2013)
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
age 8+
Fast-paced girl-power confection made for superhero fans.
By Sophie Bell
(2013)
age 14+
Extra horror, romance in "Island of Dr. Moreau" update.
By Megan Shepherd
(2013)
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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age 14+
Engrossing story of an "echo" designed to replace dead girl.
By Sangu Mandanna
(2012)
age 12+
Inventive time-travel tale mixes history, religion, sci-fi.
By Pete Hautman
(2012)