Book Reviews

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling coming-of-ager blends sci-fi and folklore.
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
(2020)
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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of great life lessons as families celebrate holiday.
By S.K. Ali, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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Bloom: The Overthrow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Killer plants take over the Earth in gripping series start.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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The Deceivers: Graystone Secrets, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Likable tweens explore another world in intriguing thriller.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2020)
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Between Burning Worlds: System Devine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed, exciting sequel heads to new moon and planet.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2020)
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Exile from Eden Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teens tour the apocalypse in zany, touching sci-fi satire.
By Andrew Smith
(2019)
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Jaclyn Hyde Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sci-fi fun as a perfectionist's potion makes her a monster.
By Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White
(2019)
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The Marrow Thieves Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful sci-fi tale of Natives hunted for bone marrow.
By Cherie Dimaline
(2017)
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The Last Last-Day-of-Summer Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kid sleuths investigate zany time-travel mystery.
By Lamar Giles
(2019)
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The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids travel to another dimension in clever sci-fi adventure.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2019)
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Dealing in Dreams Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violence and loyalty explored in tedious dystopian tale.
By Lilliam Rivera
(2019)
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Undying: Unearthed, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Alien-invasion sequel earthbound but still action-packed.
By Meagan Spooner
(2019)
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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, compelling coming-of-age stories of black teens.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2019)
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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Engaging, absorbing sci-fi explores celebrity, social media.
By Hank Green
(2018)
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Rabbit & Robot Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Over-the-top sci-fi tale has lots of sex talk and violence.
By Andrew Smith
(2018)
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The Darkest Minds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Psychic teens escape concentration camps in taut thriller.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2012)
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Brightly Burning Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Engaging reboot puts Jane Eyre in space.
By Alexa Donne
(2018)
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Honor Among Thieves: Honors, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Strong female characters conquer space in intriguing sci-fi.
By Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre
(2018)
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