Book Reviews

Circus Mirandus Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
Six of Crows Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
The Shepherd's Crown: Tiffany Aching Adventures, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Final Discworld novel hits the mark with rich fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
Carry On Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Harry Potter-like fantasy is funny, romantic, delightful.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2015)
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.
By Edward Eager
(1999)
The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
Hoodoo Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Creepy chills galore in Southern supernatural thriller.
By Ronald L. Smith
(2015)
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale wraps up Fairyland saga with heart, tears.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2016)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
Flamecaster: Shattered Realms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing fantasy romance full of spies and palace intrigue.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2016)
Once Was a Time Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, emotional tale of BFFs torn apart in time.
By Leila Sales
(2016)
The Lie Tree Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting, twisty mystery stars clever Victorian teen sleuth.
By Frances Hardinge
(2016)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes anti-war message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
The Eyes of Kid Midas Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)

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