Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Kinda creepy, kinda sweet ghost story for big kids, tweens.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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age 9+
 
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
age 13+
 
Appealing epic fantasy has intrigue, romance, action galore.
By Eleanor Herman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)
age 10+
 
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Futuristic dystopian novel has clever characters, suspense.
By Joel Ross
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.
By Noelle Stevenson
(2015)
age 12+
 
Gripping Dracula family thriller gets off to slow start.
By Jessica Day George
(2015)
age 8+
 
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
age 10+
 
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)
age 9+
 
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
age 8+
 
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Appealing heroine, vague world-building in exciting fantasy.
By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2015)
age 10+
 
Gifted kids infiltrate the enemy in action-focused fantasy.
By Peter Lerangis
(2015)
age 10+
 
New Kingdom Keepers series best for fans of previous one.
By Ridley Pearson
(2015)
age 14+
 
Intriguing romantic fantasy will make readers want a sequel.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
age 8+
 
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
age 10+
 
Deep-thinking fantasy lovers will dive into this sequel.
By Aaron Starmer
(2015)
age 8+
 
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
By Marie Lu
(2015)

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