Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
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By Shannon Hale
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
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By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
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By Diane Stanley
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.
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By Holly Black
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
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By Angie Sage
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
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By Claire Legrand
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
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By Ally Condie
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
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By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
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By William Alexander
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Chills and laughs as teen girl fights school demon invasion.
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By Michelle Knudsen
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of girls sold to elite women as surrogates.
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By Amy Ewing
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
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By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
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By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Boy sees life through eyes of servant girl in heavy tale.
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By Corinne Duyvis
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.
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By Eric Kahn Gale
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sock monkey has heart in mystery with charm, little sparkle.
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By Eileen Beha
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Fans won't mind length of mature series send-off.
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By Cassandra Clare
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong nonviolence message in exciting trilogy conclusion.
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By Moira Young
(2014)

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