Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
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By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
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By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
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By Shannon Hale
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
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By Lisa McMann
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Clairvoyant quest stalls before intense finish.
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By Samantha Shannon
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
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By Carol Goodman
(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
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
10
QUALITY
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
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By Rick Riordan
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
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By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
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By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
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By Lisa McMann
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
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By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
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By Austin Aslan
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
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By Susan Dennard
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magical, real worlds collide in action-packed sequel.
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By Shelby Bach
(2014)

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