Book Reviews

The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling fourth Percy Jackson sets war in motion.
By Rick Riordan
(2008)
The Mythology Handbook: A Course in Ancient Greek Myths Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lavish handbook introduces Greek characters and myths.
By Lady Hestia Evans, Dugald A. Steer, Clint Twist
(2009)
Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More excitement at the Percy Jackson series midpoint.
By Rick Riordan
(2007)
Emmaline and the Bunny Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging bunny tale with clever wordplay, lovely artwork.
By Katherine Hannigan
(2009)
Evermore: The Immortals, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Twilight lookalike with more sex and profanity.
By Alyson Noel
(2009)
City of Glass: The Mortal Instruments, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting, violent series cycle concludes with a bang.
By Cassandra Clare
(2009)
The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting myth-based series continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2006)
Lyonesse, Book 1: The Well Between the Worlds Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliant, exciting industrial/Arthurian mashup.
By Sam Llewellyn
(2009)
BC Mambo: Stone Rabbit, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of action, thin plot in wacky graphic novel.
By Erik Craddock
(2009)
100 Cupboards: The 100 Cupboards, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliant idea. Flawed execution. Exciting anyway.
By N. D. Wilson
(2007)
Deeper: Tunnels Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Grim, gritty, and violent, but undeniably exciting.
By Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
(2009)
Tunnels: Tunnels Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow-starting, dark, violent, exciting adventure.
By Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
(2007)
Gothic Lolita Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark novel tries too hard to be deep and complicated.
By Dakota Lane
(2008)
The Last of the High Kings Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel wanders but ultimately satisfies.
By Kate Thompson
(2008)
Bones of Faerie Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Intriguing combination of magic and apocalypse.
By Janni Lee Simner
(2009)
Monster Hunters: Nightmare Academy: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Familiar and predictable but lots of fun.
By Dean Lorey
(2008)
Savvy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery Honor Book is moving and thought-provoking.
By Ingrid Law
(2008)
Tender Morsels Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Intense, award-winning fairy tale for mature readers only.
By Margo Lanagan
(2008)
Nation Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Philosophical survival story with a bit of humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2008)

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