Book Reviews

age 12+
Anthology delivers series of short, sharp shocks.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2015)
age 8+
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
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age 14+
Scary horror thriller offers a fresh take on old monsters.
By Courtney Alameda
(2015)
age 8+
Spine-tingling fun for young horror fans.
By Jason Strange
(2012)
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
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age 16+
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
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age 12+
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
age 10+
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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age 16+
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
age 4+
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
By Cari Best
(2013)
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age 14+
Zombie adventure with a twist is a cut above most.
By T. Michael Martin
(2013)
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
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age 10+
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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age 8+
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
age 15+
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)

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