Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
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By Diane Stanley
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
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By James Riley
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.
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By Holly Black
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
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By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Second in fantasy trilogy cranks up the suspense and dread.
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By Catherine Jinks
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi/fantasy a fine blend of action and intrigue.
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By Rachel Manija Brown, Sherwood Smith
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
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By Carol Goodman
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
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By Antony John
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
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By Garth Nix
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
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By Angie Sage
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
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By Claire Legrand
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
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By Ally Condie
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
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By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
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By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
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By Gail Carriger
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
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By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great themes and heroine but no bang-up series finish.
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By Robin LaFevers
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)

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