Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
By Andrew Smith
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
age 8+
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
age 13+
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
age 13+
 
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
By Rick Yancey
(2014)
age 13+
 
Harrowing, gripping end to post-apocalyptic trilogy.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2014)
age 12+
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Captivating tale about teens sent to recolonize Earth.
By Kass Morgan
(2013)
age 13+
 
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
By Kiersten White
(2014)
age 14+
 
Exciting start to high-octane alien-invasion series.
By John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
(2014)
age 9+
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
age 13+
 
Post-apocalyptic thriller sequel ups the action, tension.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Invisible girl flees mob dad in inventive fantasy thriller.
By Natalie Whipple
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Super-intense, apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
age 15+
 
Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
By Suzanne Young
(2013)
age 13+
 
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
age 15+
 
Lackluster end to mature, excessively mopey series.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)

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