Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mature, gory, riveting story of warring witches.
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By Sally Green
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
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By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
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By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
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By Obert Skye
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
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By J.A. White
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
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By Karen Bao
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Tween girl fights foes, evil in sweet, exciting sequel.
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By Paul Durham
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
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By Andrew Smith
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
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By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
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
13
QUALITY
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
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By Diane Stanley
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
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)

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