Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Fast-paced girl-power confection made for superhero fans.
By Sophie Bell
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Teen girl finds she's an android in tense sci-fi tale.
By Debra Driza
(2013)
age 14+
 
Second volume of dystopian adventure/romance loses momentum.
By Veronica Rossi
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Teen amnesiac a little too perfect in sci-fi adventure.
By Jessica Brody
(2013)
age 13+
 
Post-apocalyptic story has great characters; still gruesome.
By Julianna Baggott
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Gritty post-apocalyptic story with strong heroine.
By Julianna Baggott
(2012)
age 12+
 
Action-packed dystopian sci-fi sequel keeps suspense high.
By Marie Lu
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Tale of girl who moves things with her mind builds slowly.
By Patrick Carman
(2013)
age 15+
 
Lackluster end to mature, excessively mopey series.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
age 14+
 
Extra horror, romance in "Island of Dr. Moreau" update.
By Megan Shepherd
(2013)
age 13+
 
Psychological thriller is like X-Men meets La Femme Nikita.
By Kiersten White
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Tense hacker adventure tackles government spying on public.
By Cory Doctorow
(2013)
age 13+
 
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Edgy sequel to Jumper is best for older teens.
By Steven Gould
(2013)
age 13+
 
Fiery, fantastic Cinder sequel ups the action-violence.
By Marissa Meyer
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Self-contained sci-fi thriller adds emotion to immortality.
By Jessica Khoury
(2012)
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age 13+
 
OK but melodramatic sci-fi adventure on airless Earth.
By Sarah Crossan
(2012)
age 8+
 
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Dallas Middaugh, Jeanne DuPrau
(2012)
age 9+
 
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle
(2012)
age 13+
 
Middle volume of organ transplant trilogy extends suspense.
By Neal Shusterman
(2012)

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