Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting -- and creepy -- start to spin-off fantasy series.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2015)
age 12+
 
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
age 13+
 
Appealing epic fantasy has intrigue, romance, action galore.
By Eleanor Herman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)
age 10+
 
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Futuristic dystopian novel has clever characters, suspense.
By Joel Ross
(2015)
age 14+
 
Demons lurk in drawn-out, angsty fantasy.
By Rachel A. Marks
(2015)
age 9+
 
Engrossing fantasy has high-seas adventure, talking cats.
By Lynne Jonell
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.
By Noelle Stevenson
(2015)
age 12+
 
Gripping Dracula family thriller gets off to slow start.
By Jessica Day George
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
age 14+
 
Satisfying fantasy romance full of political intrigue.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
age 10+
 
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)
age 9+
 
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Appealing heroine, vague world-building in exciting fantasy.
By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2015)
age 14+
 
Action-packed final showdown against killer angels.
By Susan Ee
(2015)

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