Book Reviews

Paths & Portals: Secret Coders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Programs and plot get more complex in clever installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2016)
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Learning to Swear in America Book Poster Image
age 14+
Engaging blend of romance, sci-fi, and culture clash.
By Katie Kennedy
(2016)
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Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
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The Last Full Measure: Divided We Fall, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
A rousing finale for saga of a second U.S. Civil War.
By Trent Reedy
(2016)
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Alight: The Generations Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense sci-fi saga piles on new complications.
By Scott Sigler
(2016)
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The Last Star: The 5th Wave, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense finale to alien-invasion saga is violent, upsetting.
By Rick Yancey
(2016)
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The Prisoner of Cell 25: Michael Vey, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Suspenseful tale of superpowered teens has a spark of wit.
By Richard Paul Evans
(2011)
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Burning Midnight Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sci-fi scavenger hunt tale has lots of action, suspense.
By Will McIntosh
(2016)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
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Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series fans get their last hurrah with nine short stories.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Illuminae: The Illuminae Files, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Pulse-quickening space thriller is fantastic but intense.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2015)
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The Scorpion Rules: Prisoners of Peace, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen hostages fight for survival in intense sci-fi tale.
By Erin Bow
(2015)
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Mothman's Curse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
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More Happy Than Not Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping, thought-provoking tale of memory, sexual identity.
By Adam Silvera
(2015)
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Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue Book Poster Image
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
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The Alex Crow Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
By Andrew Smith
(2015)
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Mars Evacuees Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
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Searching for Super Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
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Smek for President!: The Smek Smeries, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
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Burning Nation: Divided We Fall, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern civil war erupts in intense, action-packed sequel.
By Trent Reedy
(2015)
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