Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Designer genes drive suspenseful sci-fi thriller.
By Debra Dockter
(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)
age 14+
 
Mature, gory, riveting story of warring witches.
By Sally Green
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
age 9+
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
By Obert Skye
(2015)
age 11+
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 9+
 
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
By Ted Sanders
(2015)
age 8+
 
Tween girl fights foes, evil in sweet, exciting sequel.
By Paul Durham
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
By Andrew Smith
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
age 8+
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
age 10+
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
age 14+
 
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
age 13+
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
age 10+
 
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
By Diane Stanley
(2015)

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