Book Reviews

Akata Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Imaginative story of U.S. albino finding magic in Nigeria.
By Nnedi Okorafor
(2011)
The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dynamic writing sets intense angel romance apart.
By Laini Taylor
(2011)
Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact Book Poster Image
age 10+
Through-the looking-glass adventure not very original.
By A.J. Hartley
(2011)
Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
The Scorpio Races Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
James and the Giant Peach Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lonely boy's magical adventure still satisfies.
By Roald Dahl
(1961)
The Night Circus Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Illusionists compete in dream-like literary romance.
By Erin Morgenstern
(2011)
Liesl & Po Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Friendly ghost story has good premise but bogs down.
By Lauren Oliver
(2011)
Bloodlines Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Vampire story with strong heroine explores prejudice.
By Richelle Mead
(2011)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Book Poster Image
age 14+
Eerie gothic fantasy a satisfying creep fest for teens.
By Ransom Riggs
(2011)
The Girl of Fire and Thorns: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Plus-size princess turns leader in spiritually tinged tale.
By Rae Carson
(2011)
Wolfsbane: Nightshade, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Steamy werewolf sequel ups the thrills, violence, and sex.
By Andrea Cremer
(2011)
Nightshade, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping werewolf thriller explores lust more than love.
By Andrea Cremer
(2010)
The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting look at the fun (and fatigue) of being a superhero.
By Michael Chabon
(2011)
The Unwanteds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magical fantasy has peril, battles, positive messages.
By Lisa McMann
(2011)
The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
Wildefire Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent myth-driven debut OK for fantasy-loving teens.
By Karsten Knight
(2011)

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