Book Reviews

Learning to Swear in America Book Poster Image
age 14+
Engaging blend of romance, sci-fi, and culture clash.
By Katie Kennedy
(2016)
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)
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)
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)
Calamity: The Reckoners, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Explosive finale for action-packed superhero saga.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2016)
Raging Sea: The Undertow Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(2016)
Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
Armada Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Spaceship adventure fails to rise above its gimmick.
By Ernest Cline
(2015)
Alive: The Generations Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tricky amnesia thriller keeps you guessing to the end.
By Scott Sigler
(2015)
The Orphan Army: The Nightsiders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)
Until the Beginning: After the End, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Psychic teens' saga wraps up in gritty, engaging road trip.
By Amy Plum
(2015)
Undertow Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Invasion of sea dwellers fuels gripping sci-fi thriller.
By Michael Buckley
(2015)
Legend: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
Dove Arising Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
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)
A Cold Legacy: The Madman's Daughter, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
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)
UnDivided: Unwind Dystology, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
Mortal Danger: The Immortal Game, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Revenge plot gets lost in supernatural mishmash.
By Ann Aguirre
(2014)
Graduation Day: The Testing, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Final book in talky trilogy picks up pace toward the climax.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2014)

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