Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
age 14+
 
Action-packed final showdown against killer angels.
By Susan Ee
(2015)
age 12+
 
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
age 12+
 
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
age 10+
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
age 10+
 
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
By Lisa McMann
(2015)
age 15+
 
Clairvoyant quest stalls before intense finish.
By Samantha Shannon
(2015)
age 12+
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
By Ally Condie
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 12+
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
age 9+
 
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 14+
 
Great themes and heroine but no bang-up series finish.
By Robin LaFevers
(2014)
age 10+
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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age 12+
 
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
By Gregory Maguire
(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 12+
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
age 12+
 
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)

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