Book Reviews

The Lost Property Office:  Section 13, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action, suspense fuel steampunk fantasy set in London.
By James R. Hannibal
(2016)
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Moon Chosen:  Tales of a New World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Hefty, exciting, violent fantasy of human and animal allies.
By P.C. Cast
(2016)
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The Midnight Star: The Young Elites, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Superior epic fantasy finale builds to exciting showdown.
By Marie Lu
(2016)
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Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
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The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More excitement and battle violence as series hits stride.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
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Foxheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl and dog pal face riveting, intense fight to save magic.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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Rebel Genius: Rebel Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative fantasy blends art, mysticism, math, and magic.
By Michael Dante DiMartino
(2016)
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Goldenhand: Old Kingdom, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting entry in magic series brings back fave characters.
By Garth Nix
(2016)
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Swarm: Zeroes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Superior superhero saga levels up with new complications.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2016)
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Lodestar: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Danger and magical creatures mix in thrilling volume.
By Shannon Messenger
(2016)
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade: The Last Kids on Earth, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel plays doomsday for laughs.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative take on quest tale marred by hurried storytelling.
By Wade Albert White
(2016)
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When the Sea Turned to Silver Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich folklore-fantasy blend makes a great read-aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2016)
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Tales of the Peculiar Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gore, sweetness in kids' tales from Miss Peregrine's world.
By Ransom Riggs
(2016)
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The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Loads of excitement plus intro of gender-fluid character.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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Crooked Kingdom: Six of Crows, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Another impossible mission, another mature, riveting read.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2016)
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Furthermore Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids race to save imprisoned dad in magical adventure.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2016)
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This Savage Song: Monsters of Verity, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Complex fantasy expertly explores good and evil.
By Victoria Schwab
(2016)
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The Beauty of Darkness: The Remnant Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Strong characters make this overlong finale satisfying.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2016)
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Shadows of the Dark Crystal: Jim Henson's Dark Crystal, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fantasy prequel doesn't match the original movie.
By J. M. Lee
(2016)
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