Book Reviews

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
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
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By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
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By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
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By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
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By Gail Carriger
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great themes and heroine but no bang-up series finish.
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By Robin LaFevers
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Superhero graphic novel has African mojo, lacks clarity.
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By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
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By Rick Riordan
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
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By Marie Lu
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
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By M.A. Larson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
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By William Ritter
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
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By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
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By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
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By William Alexander
(2014)

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