Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Intriguing twist on magic-school tale lacks polish.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Violent future fantasy has dynamic art, confusing plot.
By Farel Dalrymple
(2014)
age 12+
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Boy sees life through eyes of servant girl in heavy tale.
By Corinne Duyvis
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Spooky spin-off series introduces a gifted girl apprentice.
By Joseph Delaney
(2014)
age 9+
 
Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Gripping fantasy has adventure, intrigue, some gore.
By Joe Abercrombie
(2014)
age 8+
 
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
age 11+
 
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
age 12+
 
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sock monkey has heart in mystery with charm, little sparkle.
By Eileen Beha
(2014)
age 8+
 
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
age 14+
 
At times confusing fantasy-romance has fab princess heroine.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Fun, exciting twist on the King Arthur legend.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2014)
age 9+
 
Witty and exciting series start with irresistible antihero.
By Eoin Colfer
(2001)
age 9+
 
Gorgeous adaptation catches all the magic of original novel.
By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
(2014)
age 13+
 
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
By Susan Dennard
(2014)
age 8+
 
Magical, real worlds collide in action-packed sequel.
By Shelby Bach
(2014)
age 13+
 
Teen romance, ghost mix in serial-killer/coming-of-age tale.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Kid vampire tale has a light but delightfully gross touch.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)

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