Book Reviews

age 9+
Engrossing fantasy has high-seas adventure, talking cats.
By Lynne Jonell
(2015)
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age 13+
Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.
By Noelle Stevenson
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping Dracula family thriller gets off to slow start.
By Jessica Day George
(2015)
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age 12+
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
age 14+
Satisfying fantasy romance full of political intrigue.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2015)
age 8+
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
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age 8+
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
age 10+
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)
age 9+
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
age 8+
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
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age 13+
Appealing heroine, vague world-building in exciting fantasy.
By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2015)
age 14+
Action-packed final showdown against killer angels.
By Susan Ee
(2015)
age 15+
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
age 13+
Princess must choose prince in fun, fast-paced sequel.
By Kiera Cass
(2015)
age 8+
Fewer thrills, more relationship focus in this installment.
By E.D. Baker
(2015)
age 10+
Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
age 10+
Gifted kids infiltrate the enemy in action-focused fantasy.
By Peter Lerangis
(2015)
age 10+
New Kingdom Keepers series best for fans of previous one.
By Ridley Pearson
(2015)
age 14+
Intriguing romantic fantasy will make readers want a sequel.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)

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