Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
By William Ritter
(2014)
age 9+
 
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
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age 12+
 
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
By William Alexander
(2014)
age 9+
 
Gorgeous illustrations bring fantasy to fitting close.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Suspenseful paranormal romance pulls off parallel plots.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Exciting, moving magical adventure explores love and greed.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2014)
age 8+
 
Characters face loss, frostbite in exciting installment.
By Shannon Hale
(2014)
age 13+
 
Romantic page-turner has stellar heroine of color.
By Kiersten White
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Chills and laughs as teen girl fights school demon invasion.
By Michelle Knudsen
(2014)
age 14+
 
Captivating tale of girls sold to elite women as surrogates.
By Amy Ewing
(2014)
age 12+
 
Entertaining fantasy plagued by scattered subplots.
By Sherry Thomas
(2014)
age 8+
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
age 9+
 
Intriguing twist on magic-school tale lacks polish.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Violent future fantasy has dynamic art, confusing plot.
By Farel Dalrymple
(2014)
age 12+
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Boy sees life through eyes of servant girl in heavy tale.
By Corinne Duyvis
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Spooky spin-off series introduces a gifted girl apprentice.
By Joseph Delaney
(2014)

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