Book Reviews

Mark of the Thief, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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The Winner's Crime: The Winner's Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
More palace intrigue, less war in winning sequel.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2015)
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The Forgotten Sisters: Princess Academy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
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The Sin Eater's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romantic fantasy has strong writing, weak heroine.
By Melinda Salisbury
(2015)
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The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nonstop superhero action with diverse heroes and villains.
By Stan Lee, Stuart Moore
(2015)
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Red Queen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
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The Inquisitor's Mark: The Eighth Day, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2015)
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Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming early stories from master of fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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Island of Shipwrecks: The Unwanteds, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
By Lisa McMann
(2015)
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The Mime Order: The Bone Season, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Clairvoyant quest stalls before intense finish.
By Samantha Shannon
(2015)
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Villain Keeper: The Last Dragon Charmer, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
By Laurie McKay
(2015)
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The Chosen Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
By Diane Stanley
(2015)
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Story Thieves, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
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The Darkest Part of the Forest Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.
By Holly Black
(2015)
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Rise and Fall: Spirit Animals, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.
By Edward Eager
(1999)
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A Plague of Bogles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Second in fantasy trilogy cranks up the suspense and dread.
By Catherine Jinks
(2015)
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Stranger Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sci-fi/fantasy a fine blend of action and intrigue.
By Sherwood Smith, Rachel Manija Brown
(2014)
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Ravencliffe: The Blythewood Tales, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
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