Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
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By Dianne K. Salerni
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Second in fantasy trilogy cranks up the suspense and dread.
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By Catherine Jinks
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
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By Carol Goodman
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
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By Garth Nix
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
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By Claire Legrand
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great themes and heroine but no bang-up series finish.
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By Robin LaFevers
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
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By Rick Riordan
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
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By M.A. Larson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
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By William Ritter
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous illustrations bring fantasy to fitting close.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful paranormal romance pulls off parallel plots.
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By Scott Westerfeld
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Chills and laughs as teen girl fights school demon invasion.
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By Michelle Knudsen
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Violent future fantasy has dynamic art, confusing plot.
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By Farel Dalrymple
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
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By Lisa McMann
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Intriguing twist on magic-school tale lacks polish.
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By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
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By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Spooky spin-off series introduces a gifted girl apprentice.
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By Joseph Delaney
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous adaptation catches all the magic of original novel.
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By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen romance, ghost mix in serial-killer/coming-of-age tale.
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By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2014)

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