Book Reviews

The Search for WondLa Book Poster Image
age 10+
Artwork, great heroine elevate futuristic fantasy.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2010)
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The Emerald Atlas: The Books of Beginning, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling, chilling time travel for mid-grade fantasy fans.
By John Stephens
(2011)
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City of Fallen Angels: The Mortal Instruments, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting entry in bestselling series has creepy cult stuff.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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White Cat (Curse Workers) Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspenseful series starter full of magic, mystery, violence.
By Holly Black
(2011)
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Red Glove (Curse Workers, Book 2) Book Poster Image
age 14+
White Cat sequel is more mature, more fun.
By Holly Black
(2011)
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Closer: Tunnels Series, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New twists keep exciting but violent adventure going.
By Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
(2011)
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Chime Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Spellbinding romantic fantasy with feisty heroine, violence.
By Franny Billingsley
(2011)
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Blood and Chocolate Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sensual and suspenseful werewolf fantasy for mature teens.
By Annette Curtis Klause
(1997)
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Demonglass (A Hex Hall Novel) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second installment in witchy series is darker but still fun.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2011)
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Hex Hall Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Enchanting book about witty teen witch at reform school.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2011)
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Delirium Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Mix of forbidden romance, drama, and danger; OK for teens.
By Lauren Oliver
(2011)
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Tortall and Other Lands Book Poster Image
age 12+
Short stories feature strong heroines, some mature content.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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Freefall: Tunnels Series, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series continues mix of grim violence, engrossing story.
By Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
(2010)
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A World Without Heroes: Beyonders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Overly long start to fantasy series is heavy on violence.
By Brandon Mull
(2011)
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Foiled Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
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Clockwork Angel: Infernal Devices, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Victorian-era fantasy series starts with plenty of violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2010)
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The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling, thoughtful Narnian quest.
By C.S. Lewis
(1952)
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The Necromancer: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Popular fantasy series has lots of plots to keep track of.
By Michael Scott
(2010)
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The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy Jackson author tackles more complex Egyptology.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
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