Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
age 7+
 
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Invasion of sea dwellers fuels gripping sci-fi thriller.
By Michael Buckley
(2015)
age 9+
 
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
age 8+
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
age 9+
 
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
age 13+
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
age 12+
 
Second book in cyberpunk saga loses steam.
By James Dashner
(2014)
age 13+
 
Revenge plot gets lost in supernatural mishmash.
By Ann Aguirre
(2014)
age 13+
 
Time-travel series by Artemis Fowl author stays amazing.
By Eoin Colfer
(2014)
age 12+
 
Multiple time lines converge in rewarding sci-fi finale.
By Pete Hautman
(2014)
age 7+
 
Delightful, funny dad-son space-travel adventure.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2014)
age 10+
 
Predictable but thoughtful ending to sci-fi trilogy.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2014)
age 12+
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
age 9+
 
Sci-fi/spy adventure delivers a fast-paced, if silly, plot.
By Joe Schreiber
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Strong sequel encourages teens to think about tech's impact.
By Kasie West
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
By Piers Torday
(2014)
age 13+
 
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
By Kiersten White
(2014)
age 14+
 
Horror-heavy sequel adds Jekyll and Hyde homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2014)
age 12+
 
Complex time-travel follow-up focuses on new character.
By Pete Hautman
(2013)

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