Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Kids fight dangerous weather in too-mild fantasy sequel.
By Anne Cameron
(2014)
age 12+
 
Sequel has less fantasy, less excitement, but more intrigue.
By Amy Butler Greenfield
(2014)
age 13+
 
Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.
By Kiera Cass
(2014)
age 10+
 
Characters lack oomph, but adventure stays high in sequel.
By Peter Lerangis
(2014)
age 11+
 
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
age 13+
 
Dark, enchanting, violent tale of faery-killing teen girl.
By Elizabeth May
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Exciting witchy fantasy is riveting but grim and violent.
By Sally Green
(2014)
age 8+
 
Captivating fantasy has strong heroine with magical powers.
By Diana Wynne Jones
(2014)
age 10+
 
Exciting fantasty adventure with a splash of steampunk.
By Jaleigh Johnson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fun, heartfelt summer tale of time-traveling tween.
By Charise Mericle Harper
(2014)
age 13+
 
Frothy, gory teenage-witch tale of family secrets, romance.
By Natalie Whipple
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Solid fantasy whodunit has lots of intrigue and magic.
By Leah Cypess
(2014)
age 8+
 
Multiplatform fantasy series ups the battle violence.
By Garth Nix, Sean Williams
(2014)
age 14+
 
Too-long send-off to an otherwise fantastic fantasy trilogy.
By Laini Taylor
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Dark, violent reimagining of Oz makes Dorothy evil dictator.
By Danielle Paige
(2014)
age 16+
 
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
By Susann Cokal
(2014)
age 10+
 
Telepathic 12-year-olds return in exciting sequel.
By M.M. Vaughan
(2014)
age 9+
 
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)

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