Book Reviews

The Bronze Key: Magisterium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven magic-school threequel ends with jarring surprises.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(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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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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A Torch Against the Night: An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting fantasy sequel is a thought-provoking teen read.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2016)
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Serafina and the Twisted Staff:  Serafina Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery sequel keeps up thrills and chills.
By Robert Beatty
(2016)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging time-travel play satisfying for fans.
By J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
(2016)
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The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy: Pennyroyal Academy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lessons, magic, gore in exciting princess-school sequel.
By M.A. Larson
(2016)
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An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, space aliens, mummies add to mishmash mayhem.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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The Skeleth: The Nethergrim, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pace and emotional depth increase in medieval fantasy.
By Matthew Jobin
(2016)
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Once Was a Time Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, emotional tale of BFFs torn apart in time.
By Leila Sales
(2016)
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Return to the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun villain-kids romp packed with positive messages.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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A Fierce and Subtle Poison Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens will enjoy mix of magical realism and mystery.
By Samantha Mabry
(2016)
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Red:  The True Story of Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong heroine leads the adventure in fairy tale revamp.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2016)
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Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling, time-traveling Old West fantasy adventure.
By N. D. Wilson
(2016)
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Ollie's Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Illustrated stolen-toy tale has heart and scary scenes.
By William Joyce
(2016)
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The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
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The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale wraps up Fairyland saga with heart, tears.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2016)
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