Book Reviews

The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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And the Ocean Was Our Sky Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent, gripping fantasy turns "Moby Dick" upside down.
By Patrick Ness
(2018)
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Isle of Blood and Stone: Tower of Winds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fantasy weaves clever mystery plot.
By Makiia Lucier
(2018)
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To Kill a Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bold, imaginative sea-faring fantasy has unusual characters.
By Alexandra Christo
(2018)
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Reign of the Fallen Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing fantasy explores issues of grief and addiction.
By Sarah Glenn Marsh
(2018)
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Doomsday-thwarting excitement in a banana-yellow ship.
By Rick Riordan
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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The Glass Town Game Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fairyland author channels Brontë kids in wild fantasy tale.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2017)
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Worlds Collide: The Land of Stories, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wacky humor, tugged heartstrings in fast-paced finale.
By Chris Colfer
(2017)
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Hunted Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.
By Meagan Spooner
(2017)
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Frogkisser! Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Bold princess gets a silly nickname in fun questing tale.
By Garth Nix
(2017)
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Secret Origins: Story Thieves, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comic-book shenanigans, big issues in zany sequel.
By James Riley
(2017)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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Queen of Hearts Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Creepy, gory, violent origin story of Alice's mean queen.
By Colleen Oakes
(2016)
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Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
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The Stolen Chapters: Story Thieves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Worlds collide as the kids land in Sherlock Holmes mystery.
By James Riley
(2016)
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Unhooked Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gory, monster-filled fantasy romance best for genre fans.
By Lisa Maxwell
(2016)
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The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
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The Secrets of Valhalla Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
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