Book Reviews

Silence: The Queen of the Dead, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Paranormal adventure bogs down in details.
By Michelle Sagara
(2012)
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Railsea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.
By China Mieville
(2012)
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Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, exotic fantasy romance gets pretty violent.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2012)
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The Sisters Grimm Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
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Secrets of Droon Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Simple but inventive series great for first fantasy reading.
By Tony Abbott
(1999)
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The Enchantress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Ambitious, edu-taining fantasy series gets a grand send-off.
By Michael Scott
(2012)
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Spiral: Tunnels Series, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent series' new twists take story in strange direction.
By Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
(2012)
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City of Lost Souls: The Mortal Instruments, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
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The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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Bitterblue Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Graceling sequel overlong, but strong heroine shines.
By Kristin Cashore
(2012)
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The Stonekeeper: Amulet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
By Kazu Kibuishi
(2008)
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Seeds of Rebellion: Beyonders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun for fans of the first, but still overlong, violent.
By Brandon Mull
(2012)
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The False Prince: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Page-turning adventure of false identity and intrigue.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2012)
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Black Heart: Curse Workers, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Entertaining but predictable final installment.
By Holly Black
(2012)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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Spellbound: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second book in popular series is even more spine-tingling.
By Jacqueline West
(2011)
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Immortal City Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Celebrity angels are targets in fun paranormal thriller.
By Scott Speer
(2012)
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The Shadows: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart series starter for kids who love haunted houses.
By Jacqueline West
(2010)
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Froi of the Exiles Book Poster Image
age 15+
Character-driven fantasy is extraordinary for older teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2012)
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Pandemonium Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sequel to Delirium has more violence, splash of romance.
By Lauren Oliver
(2012)
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