Book Reviews

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)
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age 8+
 
Dark fantasy has chills, thrills, fresh take on superhero.
By Jacob Grey
(2015)
age 8+
 
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
age 8+
 
Characters face loss, frostbite in exciting installment.
By Shannon Hale
(2014)
age 9+
 
Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2014)
age 8+
 
Multiplatform fantasy series ups the battle violence.
By Garth Nix, Sean Williams
(2014)
age 9+
 
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
By Colin Meloy
(2014)
age 8+
 
Multiplatform series about magical beasts stays exciting.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
age 12+
 
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
age 14+
 
Intriguing tale of NYC teen guitarist turned werewolf.
By Emily Pohl-Weary
(2013)
age 9+
 
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
age 13+
 
Shadow and Bone sequel steps up love triangle.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2013)
age 14+
 
Mature warrior-girl sequel stays exciting.
By Moira Young
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Rough language, sexual violence mar odd maritime fable.
By Hannah Moskowitz
(2013)
age 9+
 
Rollicking sequel delightfully true to classic original.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2012)
age 9+
 
Whimsical fantasy sequel falls short of original.
By Colin Meloy
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
age 9+
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)

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