Book Reviews

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)
The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(2016)
Wishing Day Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Whimsical tale of three sisters mixes magic, family mystery.
By Lauren Myracle
(2016)
Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
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)
Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crossover tales will thrill fans of Riordan's two series.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
These Vicious Masks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, mad scientist mix in darkly romantic Victorian romp.
By Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas
(2016)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
Half Lost: The Half Bad Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gory and too-quick ending for riveting witch series.
By Sally Green
(2016)
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)
Rise of the Wolf:  Mark of the Thief, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Second in fantasy series keeps the action going strong.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2016)
The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
My Diary from the Edge of the World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
Upside-Down Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.
By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
(2015)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
The Poe Estate Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
Six of Crows Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
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)
Darkness Brutal:  The Dark Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Demons lurk in drawn-out, angsty fantasy.
By Rachel A. Marks
(2015)

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