Book Reviews

Three Dark Crowns Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling but very dark tale of murderous triplet queens.
By Kendare Blake
(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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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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Snow Like Ashes: Snow Like Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling fantasy world has some storytelling hiccups.
By Sara Raasch
(2014)
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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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The Crown: The Selection, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fantasy-romance installment ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
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The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(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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The Winner's Kiss: The Winner's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Winning trilogy ends on a more mature note.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2016)
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Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
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Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter fans will love, but the romance is nothing new.
By Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Truthwitch Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong female leads navigate a confusing magic world.
By Susan Dennard
(2016)
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Rainbow Magic Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Friends' fairy adventures are fun intro to fantasy.
By Daisy Meadows
(2005)
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The Rose Society: The Young Elites, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tale of superpowered court intrigue grows darker.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
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The Shepherd's Crown: Tiffany Aching Adventures, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Final Discworld novel hits the mark with rich fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
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The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden Book Poster Image
age 8+
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)
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Beyond the Kingdoms: The Land of Stories, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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Off the Page Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
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